24.7.10

BRB - The Madrid/Paris Edition


Yo doodz!

I finally have a small window of time to post a blog, before setting off on our adventure! We are getting the Eurostar tomorrow at 11am, but are leaving Canterbury today at lunchtime to take Roxy to my mum's etc.

Soooo quick update, Wednesday's trip to London was fun. Disappointing on the purchase front though. I had a collective £105 worth of vouchers for Debenhams and Urban Outfitters and couldn't find anything I really liked in either! Gutting! So I ended up buying some bits in Primark and that as about it! The Debenhams Christmas Press Day was okay, not an awful lot to report. I'm not going to spam you with pictures of Christmas gifts on the eve of my Summer Holiday. It just doesn't feel right! I saw an insanely glittery set of Nails Inc festive polishes, so I may have to invest in them this Winter. Probably a lot less messy than my nail glitter Tues tip!

As for the holiday packing scenario, it's actually been okay. I bought quite a few new things for the holiday, as I have no idea what to expect! Paris is forecast as hot and a bit rainy, Madrid is forecast as roasting hot but stormy... Anyway, all of your advice on
Monday's post about how to keep cool in hot weather was so helpful. I haven't had time to respond to comments lately (I HATE when bloggers say that, but it really is true in this case. I want time to enjoy all of your posts, not rush through it and spam you with some half-assed 'lolz, love dat!' comment afterwards!) but I did read and enjoy each of them and add many of your suggestions to my shopping list. (Noteably my first ever Trilby hat!)

Here's a no-frills account of some of the stuff I've packed:

Casual daywear (boobtubes and vests with cycling shorts/denim shorts mainly) Oh, I found the trilby for £3 in the men's section of Primark. They only had Fuschia pink ones in the women's bit. It was a tough decision!



Slightly more interesting daywear!





Coverups - Stuff I can wear if it's a bit cooler or if I'm sunburnt and don't want to make it worse!



Some evening outfits... I realised I don't really have any 'nice' going-out-to-dinner clothes. Will just have to jazz up some of these outfits with heels or fake lashes!





Layering - None of night time weather is forecast at lower than 19 degrees, so I'm just packing light cardi's and a denim jacket. Might whack a waterproof in there if I remember!



Accessories - Some new sunnies from H&M and some cheapy new pendants from the Topshop sale (the 2 on the left).



Have also packed jeans, leopard leggings, normal leggings, some scarves, SPF30 suncream, my Topshop trainer heels for comfort, a few pairs of sandals and flats, books... and that's about it!



BTW, Sainsvbury's is HANDS DOWN the best value for suncream. Their own brand of spray suncream is only £3, compared to about £10 for Boots' and Superdrug's own stuff!

We're taking the mac on holiday, so providing the internet connection is all good, I will be able to blog from Madrid! So this isn't goodbye, it's more of a BBS! Although I've pretty much shown you my outfit posts for the week just now. Oops!

Au Revoir! ♥

33 comments:

  1. Have a brilliant holiday, I love the look of what you've packed. Lots of colour and patterns, perfect for a sun holiday =)

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  2. I am incredibly jealous of all your dresses right now! Have a lovely time in Madrid and Paris :) xxxx

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  3. ooooh have fun! i'm so jealous! xxx

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  4. you're print mad! have a good time, jealous much

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  5. Have a wonderful time!

    I liked seeing all your holiday clothes, can't wait to see you in them now! x

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  6. Aww, I love the Miss Selfridge playsuit so much, I wanted it for ages and never found it anywhere! Hope you have a lovely holiday, I hear it's very hot in Madrid at the moment :)

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  7. Thanks for the comments loves :)

    Hannah and Mat, you just made me realise how printy all my clothes are! Looking back over the post has given me a bit of a headache! ;)

    xx

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  8. i hope you have a lovely time, so jealous you are going to paris! i'm looking forward to all of your holiday posts :)

    you hate when bloggers say they haven't had time to reply to comments? well you must hate me the, hehe. i say it, but only when i actually mean it, which is quite often. and same with you, i'd rather take time to comment back then do a two word comment which i hate! ha.


    love, jazzabelle. xxx

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  9. have a fabulous time
    i am so jealous of your hols!
    i really like that trilby hat, what a bargain!
    belle xxx

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  10. Looks like you are really well-prepared for your holiday! I hope you have an awesome time!

    Leia

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  11. Have a great time. Hopw you get a good tan. enjoy! xx

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  12. The spotted cardigan is adorable! I'm keeping my eye out for something like that for this winter.

    Have a brill holiday - hope the weather's good too!

    Laura
    asifby-magic.blogspot.com

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  13. I got a pack of 3 full size sunscreens and an after-sun in Boots for £11, which is amazing considering one bottle normally costs about £7! I'll have to look into the Sainsbury's ones though, thanks for the tip!

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  14. Ahhh, my suitcase was made up of something similar.. I didn't have any posh clothes, but turns out I didn't need it :)*
    And I love that weird pendant drippy thing.. Not quite sure what it is!
    It would be mine
    Did you annouce the Tesco winner?
    *I was in Malaga.. Ha.

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  15. Have a lovely time! Hope it stays nice and warm and sunny! You've got some lovely clothes (&accessories) packed! Millie xxx

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  16. Have fun!! :D

    Man, I want to steal your wardrobe :o/ polkadots!

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  17. Just wanted to say hi, I found you on Em's blog and was excited because we have the same name! Hee :)

    PS Super cute clothes!

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  18. Haha so the actual packing (ie stuffing things into the suitcase) wasn't so hard? :) I still love those sunnies miss! Have a fabulous time, don't come back too brown and make us all jealous! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  19. Skillful packing; you've got some great outfits there! x

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  20. Packing skillzzzz! Have fun lovely. See you soon. xx

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  21. Love the fruit-print dress, where was that from? Have a great time (:
    x

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  22. hope you have a fabulous holiday xxxx

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  23. you have packed a LOT lol i always do that but i swear you will only wear half of it if that! Have a good one:)
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  24. I'm so useless at packing, I always take way too much stuff and end up wearing the same thing every day anyway!
    Hope you have a fab time!

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  25. Lolz, love dat! Only joking, have a great time on your hols and I'm sure you'll be looking fab with all the best the high street has to offer. That skull necklace looks like a similar one I got from Marc by Marc Jacobs, how random! Can't wait to see your posts from Madrid/Paris, I want to leave the country now....again.

    Kb from I Want You To Know
    xx

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  26. i love the dress with the fruit prints, so cute!!
    xx

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  27. I'm jealous of all of your clothes, they look great.
    I'm also going on a trip soon and will have to plan several outfits for it. Have a wonderful trip.

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  28. You are so much better at packing than me! Have an amazing trip!

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  29. i love packing :) and your outfits look fab!! have an amazing time! and i love your blog!! it never fails to make me smile xxx

    www.hannah-cross-phillipson.blogspot.com

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  30. I love the polka dot cardi!
    I work at primark,
    so its always nice to see a primarni special haha :D

    http://abzlamode.blogspot.com/

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  31. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A great read. Judi Online

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