Friday, 27 April 2012

Zara haul, euro-style.

I spent a few days in Valencia last week to visit my baby sister and soak up some sun for a few days as the weather in the UK has been absolutely dismal.

One of the few shops I make a point of stopping in is Zara. I know sounds ridiculous as we have Zara in abundance in London, but its just cheaper in Spain and they have more stuff, and stuff that hasnt hit our shores yet!

Here are a few pieces I picked up that I am LOVING right now :

Gorgeous 'lace' turquoise skirt - link!

I have been wanting a nice simple and clean white blazer for a while so got this...

and because I am obsessed with this colour I had to get this one too.
They don't have this colour online yet, but here is a to the white one - link!

Aztec print t-shirt - link!
 They don't have this one on the Spanish site, but I think I paid about 15Eur more or less.

I genuinely could have gone crazy but I had to act with some restraint. So much amazing stuff in there at the moment. If I did a post of all the stuff I wanted to buy this post would be ridiculously long so I'll refrain myself. :)

Another shop I discovered while there that they don't have in the UK (to my knowledge) is Utuerque. I believe it is owned by the same people that own Zara (don't quote me on that as I'm not sure) and they had some great stuff there, albeit slightly more expensive.


 I fell in love with these flats and am totally kicking myself for not getting them. I am tempted to order online, but annoyed as they were 69Eur in Spain and would be £79 plus shipping to UK. Oh well. On a brighter note, I did manage to find lots of gorgeous shoes....but I'll save those for another post :)

Have you hauled at Zara recently?


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Dream rooms...

The husband and I are furiously saving every penny we have in the hopes of being able to buy our very first home together rather than having to 'waste' our money renting. With the housing market as it is and the shortage of good mortgage offers (you need a heft deposit nowadays in London to be in with a chance of anything) its not going to be easy!

Regardless of the reality that we are still some ways off being able to buy our first home, I still can't help spending my days browsing for furniture,soft furnishings, and interior design inspiration.

As you will see there is a definite theme with my taste in interior decor, namely white and neutral :)

Here are a few of my favourite finds :)

Beautifully neutral and calming entrance hallway.

I want this wardrobe SO badly!!!

The perfect living room!

Maybe for my lobby?
 (as if I'll have one of these, but its lovely nonethe less)
 Love the cushions on the far wall!

I guess you definitely get the idea that I love white and soft neutrals.

What would your dream home look like?


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Pretty things I am lemming on Etsy....

I am a huge fan of Etsy and think it a great way for small businesses to get their product out to a larger audience than they would manage off their own steam. I am particularly loving all the gorgeous pops of neon colour everywhere, and can't wait to add some bright little colours to my accessories to brighten myself up after these long wintry months in the UK.

My favourite finds so far -

Pretty neon jewels by Colorblockshop - link!

I just ordered this one can't wait for it to arrive :)

And these ones below are all beautifully handcrafted by the folks at RocksPaperMetal - link!

So pretty!

I am also loving these gorgeous pieces of arm candy from Helloberry Inc- link!:

helloberry Bracelet: Spring 2012 Mini Smoothies (Listing for ONE bracelet)

What do you think of bright neon accessories to add a bit of oomph to your wardrobe?