Shopping spree: Accessories (belts, shoes, bags) and makeup galore!

You can’t shop fashion unless you’ve got the right accessories and makeup to go with your clothes! Here are my top accessory picks from the shopping I did on my Spanish holiday:

Shoes: Studded sandals and brogues

Studded sandals from Shana Brogues

Jewellery: Leaf necklace

(Note to self: Gold polish still rules the accessories world.)

Leaf necklace from Bershka

Belts for all occasions:

Super wide to slim…

Belts: white, purple, lace, black

Bags:

The floral summer tote and Blanco clutch define cute-n-casual chic.

Bags for summer

Makeup haul: Lips, eyes, face, nails… it’s all there!

 Makeup haul from Spain

Note the brands we’re missing here in India: Bobbi Brown, NARS and Sephora. I wasn’t going to let some of the world’s best makeup pass me by! BTW, the Bobbi Brown foundation is flawless and invisible, like second skin. No kidding.

Smashbox lip gloss set: I L.O.V.E [heart] lip glosses, and I got this Smashbox set for just Rs 1000 (approx).

Smahbox lip gloss set

NARS Blush: Makes me blush! 😉 Also bought orange-red lip colour in pencil form.

NARS Blush in Gina

Happy weekend shopping, ladies!

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Shopping spree: Accessories (belts, shoes, bags) and makeup galore!

You can’t shop fashion unless you’ve got the right accessories and makeup to go with your clothes! Here are my top accessory picks from the shopping I did on my Spanish holiday:

Shoes: Studded sandals and brogues

Studded sandals from Shana Brogues

Jewellery: Leaf necklace

(Note to self: Gold polish still rules the accessories world.)

Leaf necklace from Bershka

Belts for all occasions:

Super wide to slim…

Belts: white, purple, lace, black

Bags:

The floral summer tote and Blanco clutch define cute-n-casual chic.

Bags for summer

Makeup haul: Lips, eyes, face, nails… it’s all there!

 Makeup haul from Spain

Note the brands we’re missing here in India: Bobbi Brown, NARS and Sephora. I wasn’t going to let some of the world’s best makeup pass me by! BTW, the Bobbi Brown foundation is flawless and invisible, like second skin. No kidding.

Smashbox lip gloss set: I L.O.V.E [heart] lip glosses, and I got this Smashbox set for just Rs 1000 (approx).

Smahbox lip gloss set

NARS Blush: Makes me blush! 😉 Also bought orange-red lip colour in pencil form.

NARS Blush in Gina

Happy weekend shopping, ladies!

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Chic trends: Navy stripes, lace and owls in Spain

I just got back from a vacation in the wonderful country of Spain—it was a fortnight steeped in history, glorious medieval and modern art and architecture, getting a peek of Spanish culture (late nights, paseos, football, bull rings), and of course, fashion!

Mention Spain, and a fashionista will quickly blurt out Mango, Zara, Balenciaga and Custo Barcelona. And while we couldn’t get just enough of their high-street brands, we also made quick notes of some fashion trends ruling the streets of Spain this spring/ summer.

Trend 1: Navy stripes
We’ve written earlier about navy stripes and how to give them a summery twist. In Spain, men, women and children wore the traditional blue-and-white tees like they had nothing else to wear! 😉 For women, the most common way they choose to dress up their stripes was with a red accessory like a beaded necklace or shoes.

Below: Navy striped cotton tshirt from Zara; Look from Bershka

zara navy cotton tshirt Navy striped tshirt from Bershka

Trend 2: Lace
While cut-outs and lace are only on the racks of most high-street (and high fashion) stores currently, we expect it to make a striking appearance in the next few weeks on the streets of Barcelona and Sevilla. We saw lace details, cut-outs and faux crochet mostly on waistcoats and cropped jackets, to be worn over tees and tank tops.

Below: Waistcoats from Amichi

Amichi waistcoats in lace

Trend 3: Accessory alert: casual clutches, owls
Clutches are not just for evening wear. Young Spanish women carry fun clutches with jeans or to lunch—like polka dots and colourful prints. We especially liked the wallet-clutches and those with embellishments like bows. As for necklaces, the department stores and local favourites like Bershka were flooded with charm necklaces, bracelets and keychains, and the charms forming odd combinations like beads, crystals and owl-shaped bronze pieces.

Below: Owl pendant from Mango; orange wallet from Zara.

Mango owl necklace and pendant  zara orange wallet

Which trend from Spain do you want to wear?