I was soooooo excited about shopping in Barcelona.. I was saving up for quite away for Spain because I mean hello Spain is the birthplace of Zara & Mango right?! hahahaha.
As you can see I went a little nuts at Zara's! WOOT!
Love this slouchy tee!!
Tete a tete means a one on one conversation in French (I think haha) I just thought it was adorable!
Obsessed with all things camo these days!! I saw this blouse on Zara.com and I just had to have it. It's slightly sheer and it is accented with tiny rose gold studs!
Obsessed with all things peplum as well!! Loving this soft sheer lace peplum top!! I love peplum but I've come to realize the regular structured peplum doesn't work well with my body type. But peplums that are made with softer fabrics are much more forgiving!
Looking forward to pairing this with lots of mini skirts and skinny jeans/leggings!
Just about DIED when I saw this dress!! Perfect for the holidays!! I love me some royal blue and I love me some sequin sparkles!! muhahaha w/ a girly peplum trim to boot :)! I thought this dress was really affordable $39 Euro's!! Even sequin dresses on ASOS will run you around $100 bucks or more!
Grey slouchy tee w/ leather sleeves need I say more?! Can't get enough leather everything this season!
Picked up this camo scarf too!! I'm just loving all things military these days and it's super big and warm.
LITERALLY it's gigantic!
I stretched it out over our hotel bed.. haha and as you can see it's not even stretched out flat. The Hubs wanted to know if I was planning on using it to go camping in the woods or something bahahahah.
Skull sweatshirt which I love! And I actually ended up using it on the trip because I realized I hadn't packed warmly enough haha. I bought it a size up so it would be baggy and slouchy I love it! Great with leggings and a scarf when you're running around doing errands.
Picked up these flats at Zara's as well they fufill all sorts of fall trends - blue, suede, fabric, I'm not even sure what the print is suppose to be.. blue leopard? blue brocade? blue damask? blue camo?? HAHAHA.
Either way I love the color but truthfully they aren't that comfortable.. they gave me blisters ::SAD FACE:: I probably won't make the mistake of using them to walk all over a city again but just out to the grocery store or lunch and some shopping and they are fine.
Discovered a new store called Massimo Dutti which the Hubs says he thinks is also under the Zara umbrella company (Zara's is seriously taking over the world.)
Found this chunky gold and leather wrap around bracelet that I'm in love with!
You can wear it with the leather part facing out for a more casual look.
Or you could have just the chunky gold part showing for a more glammed up look :)
And now probably my best purchase as of late......................
Hubs and I went to the Mango store and I walked around for a good 15 minutes and didn't see anything that I thought was really great and was starting to feel disappointed (although to be fair I had just bought all the Zara stuff that you see above hahaha and I was starting to get really picky haha)
Until I saw this.... It was like a light shined down on it! I ran over and grabbed every single size they had and ran like a crazy woman over to the guy section in Mango looking for my husband hahahaha.
I was holding like 4 jackets and I was like "OMG BABE LOOK" and he was like 'heeeyy it's the leather sleeve jacket you've been looking for!'
I love how the Hubs knows all of my shopping obsessions hahaha.
RUN! DO NOT WALK TO YOUR NEAREST MANGO!!!!!!
(although I think Mango sells online now too so click on over if Mango delivers to you online :)
I've been looking for a military-esque leather sleeved jacket for a number of months now. But I couldn't find one I was in L-O-V-E with. But I found it at Mango!!!
Let me explain! I had a lot of requirements.. I wanted black leather sleeves with an olive green body. Not beige.. not brown.. no it had to be OLIVE GREEN (and the right shade olive green too!). I also wanted lots of high polish chunky gold hardware to boot! Because I find the ones with silver and hematite hardware made it look more relaxed whereas gold tended to make the jacket look more luxe. It was like looking for a Chimera (I think I've been watching too much "Once Upon a Time" lately haha)!
Also a lot of of the jackets I was finding online or in shops ended at the waist but I wanted something that hit me mid thigh and I also found that a lot of the jackets weren't structured they were sort of loose or even baggy and I wanted the jacket to be nipped in the waist. Curvier girls need jackets to be nipped in the waist.. to at least give the appearance of having a waist line bahahaha.
Now for me personally with military fashion I prefer things to be very form fitting and structured otherwise it can end up looking frumpy and disheveled.
This jacket hits mid thigh, is structure and it has black leather sleeves with an olive green body and TONS of gold hardware to boot! HELLOOO super chunky yellow gold zippers!
But it gets even better!
The inside is fully lined with a gorgeous quilted design.....
But it's actually an extra layer!!!
A coat that I can wear during the winter months with the inner layer AND then come the spring and fall I can just remove the inner quilted layer and wear the outer shell is like finding jacket GOLD!!! MUHAHAHAHAHA. Now you can wear it 3 seasons of the year! WOOHOO!
It's nipped in the waist and it took me a while to figure out how come it was scrunched on the outside because I couldn't find a toggle.
Turns out it was on the inside of the coat!
Anyways I highly highly recommend this coat! It was $99 Euro's which isn't cheap but considering you can technically wear this coat 3 seasons of the year and the sleeves are made out of real leather too! I think it's a steal for the price!
Oh and btw I sized super super down for the jacket to a XXS and on no planet am I ever a XXS hahahahahahaha but I wanted the leather sleeves to be tight and form fitting and the other sizes I tried on were like loose and baggy so depending on you want to wear the coat will dictate your sizing.
I picked up all of these things on my Barcelona trip so they should all still be out in the stores now!
Anyways that's it for my Barcelona shopping haul :)!