Thursday, 7 August 2014

Lisbon Haul

Hey Everyone!

One of my priorities when visiting somewhere new is finding out what the shops have to offer. There's something really exciting about shopping in a place which is completely different from what you're used to. In Lisbon, I found many of the same shops I loved in Barcelona, but this time round I only spent a few hours of the holiday shopping as there weren't as many. A stand out was definitely Stradivarius. This clothes shop seems to be really big in Europe but for some reason we don't have it in the UK. I spent a lot of time in there and liked the vast majority of what they had. The only problem was the fitting room scenario: scorching heat, fluid retention and being covered top to toe in sun cream- safe to say I found myself in quite a pickle trying to get some dresses on and off. 
I loved these floral printed trousers (€19.95) so much that I had to buy the exact same pair in two different prints. They are both really light weight and perfect for this time of year. I've wanted some thing yellow since the beginning of the season but until now I hadn't seen anything I thought would suit me. I'm still not sure if this bright yellow will go with my skin tone but for €3.99 sale I thought I'd buy it to suppress my craving. It is a light, baggy crop top and it sits really nicely on. Another clothing item I've sought for ages is a white skirt and this tulip skirt (€15.95) is a beautiful shape and fits the bill nicely. Finally the white knitted jumper (€19.95) is really cute on and will be perfect for this unpredictable weather and into next season too.

My next major haulage was from Tiger. We do have Tiger in the UK, I recently discovered it in Glasgow, but the one in Lisbon is double the size. It is similar to IKEA but minus the furniture, add lots of stationary and crafts. 
I've decided to use some of the time I have left this summer to try a variety of new hobbies. I'll be posting about each one but most of the stuff I picked up in Tiger was to get me going with those. Its really inexpensive and is one of those places you just want to buy everything. 
I then bought miscellaneous from a few different places. There is a big department store in Lisbon called El Corte Inglés and in the beauty department was a Sephora (hallelujah!) which actually had a sale on (hallelujah! x2). I got their own brand of primer for €4 and this minature Nails Inc trio for €5. They also have an amazing stationary department where I found this super cute notebook. There are lots of small independent shops in side streets and my mum and I found a very reasonably priced jewellery making store. Finally, I bought a post card made out of cork purely for the novelty.

I actually spent less than I anticipated on holiday which works out well as I now have extra euros left over for Greece. 
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10 comments:

  1. I love the clothes you bought, I'm a sucker for floral prints! And the white skirt looks great, it would look great with so many things!

    Alicia (LissyBeauty)

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    1. Me too! I have so many floral items its difficult to find something plain to pair with them lol. Totally- I lurvee the skirt xx

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  2. Oooh you're so lucky going on holiday! Looks like you picked up some great things too, love the look of the floral prints!
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    1. I know I'm so grateful it was so lovely xx

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  3. ahhh saw that first shop when i was in barcelona and never went in - love what you bought though! also tiger is the best xx

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    1. It was Barcelona I first found it and loved it! Its similar prices to New Look. I go in and just want to buy every single thing. xx

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  4. i wish i went on holiday this year! that tulip skirt is gorgeous:) i have massive tiger where i live :)


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    1. There's always next year, or days out! Thanks I can't wait to wear it. OMG I'm so jealous that shop is amazing xx

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