Buying for Barcelona!

I have some news that I’ve been SO excited to reveal to my glammies… but OOPS the title did it for me! Yes I am going to Barcelona!

Well actually, I’m moving there! For a whole YEAR!

So without further adieu, I’ll show you some of the “necessary” shopping I’ve been doing. Sorry for the quality of the following pictures, I had to rely on room lighting as sadly it has been a completely dull, grey and wet late-summer here in Glasgow.

Here’s a sneek-peek of my favourite purchases for Españaaa!!!

The first thing I bought was this absolutely gorgeous pair of leggings from Mela Loves London! I first seen them online on New Look but they had ran out of my size when I finally had the cash to buy them – but House of Fraser came to the rescue as they had them in stock. They have a lovely silky feel, I love the paisley print and the green and pink mix! I think they were a steal at around 12 pounds.

I also got some basic black calf-length leggings with an elegant lace trim at the bottom from New Look, they look really nice with these adorable nude patent peep-toes!

These Black HavaianasOMG! I cannot tell you just how comfy these are, perfect for touristy stuff and checking out Barcelona‘s shops for hours upon end. A lot of people might question spending £20 on a pair of plain black flip flops but honestly you get what you pay for and there’s a reason why they are always sold out online at summer time, so many girls love them!

Usually I’m very wary about lacey things, I only own one lace top and that is a loose racerback vest but I have to say this cream lace top from Vero Moda really caught my eye and when I tried it on I was delighted =) Very flattering even for the voluptuous types like me!

I’ve had my eye on this floral playsuit from New Look for a while but finally snapped it up when I saw it on sale for 8 pounds! Can’t say no to a price like that and it’ll get some wear if Barcelona’s heat is any better than Glasgow’s…which I’m sure it is! Love the buttons on this too.

Finally, another pair of shoes which I am suuureee you’ve seen before, again from the cheap and cheerful New Look! The small little gold “studs” on these babies are what first attracted me to these little pumps but I’m not sure how long they’ll last so I plan to keep them away from moisture at all costs. My feet usually take a while to adjust to new look shoes, especially at the heel but these just seem to gel perfectly.

As I’m a pretty err…busty girl, I need to be careful when shopping because I have this dilemna about whether to buy the size that fits my waist but barely makes it over my chest or to buy a bigger size which consequently makes me look bigger. So I was so excited when I found out that the lingerie experts Bravissimo also sell CLOTHES! So after having a look on the Pepperberry website, I picked out a couple of cute blouses. These blouses are made in standard UK clothing sizes BUT also with the option of choosing a bust size too. So I got a 14 super curvy, that should cater to both my waist and chest! The downside to this is that they are quite pricey as they’re basically tailored.They haven’t arrived yet so I’ll update you on the fit and quality!

Naturally, I also bought tonnes of beauty stash for my year long trip! I decided to be brave and splash on bigger versions of my faves, so I’ll do a post on them soon and you can take my word for it that these beauty goodies are the business and have The Glam Guide’s seal of approval!

Next time glammies n’ glamettes!

Stephanie xx


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