I do like to shop… and I do like to travel, so shopping while travelling is a win win situation for me. Especially when amazing bargains can be found.
The only dilemma is carrying what you buy. My bags get so stuffed it is impossible to carry them! Oh and if you have the unfortunate debacle of having a backpack stolen. True story for another day.
This trip I was savvy and sent a box of shopping home from the US, since I still had to backpack my way around South East Asia.
Here are some of my recent buys!
Liking: Autumn! Cooler days means no more Sweaty Betty. No more sweating in unmentionable areas (Curvy girls everywhere are nodding in agreement).
Loathing: Autumn! Boo to daylight saving ending. Boo to no more ocean swims (too wussy for me) Boo to having to find a cardigan, sweater or jumper that matches every outfit but may never get put on all day.
Noticing: Autumn weather means getting toasty under the doona. But not for The Artist, who is still a Sweaty Betty in the bed. Is it all couples I wonder who have such different sleep body temperatures? He tells me I’m building a doona igloo.
Liking: Autumn sales! Now I know Steve Madden stocks Betsey Johnson, I’ll go there first when sales are on. The glitter flats were only $15!
Loathing: LOSING JEWELLERY. I have ‘misplaced’ (lost sounds too final) two items of jewellery that were gifts from The Artist. Worst girlfriend ever. I hope and pray they turn up.
Noticing: I have moments when I am shopping where I find something so me, that before I know it I have purchased it and taken it home. It’s like love at first sight! Like these necklaces and ring I got at the Dangerfield Outlet Store.
1. Many a day spent hiking through Tasmania’s lush forests and rainforests within their National Parks.
2. Waiting for the Artist to post something (in his usual deliberate fashion) I had time to check out the gorgeous interior and Exterior of the Launceston Post Office.
3. The cold chilly view from the top of Mt Wellington, looking away from Hobart to the endless view of mountains stretching back to the west.
4. Salamanca Markets, they live up to their name. Go early, before 10 am it’s much less crowded and easier to get front row at the amazing stalls.
5. Berries and cream for sale at one of Salamanca Markets delicious looking food stalls.
6. Some of my market purchases… ’cause clearly I don’t have enough rings!
7. Now this is my kind of chicken shop!
So my 30 Days of Accessories Challenge is over, but I am still challenging myself to wear different jewellery, scarves and shoes. Here are some of the items I have worn over the last few days:
And since technically the shopping ban ended at day 30, here are some recent purchases!
Wanted: Navy or blue shoes – to go with those outfits that have no black so black shoes are out.
Found: $12 (yes twelve dollars!) cute flats at K Mart
Along with never-knew-I-needed-them-but-know-I-can’t-live-without-them $8 pink snake skin flats and Missoni inspired print flats for $19.
Wanted: Ogling these purple triangular earrings at Lovisa for weeks. Can’t justify spendage (plus I was on a ban!)
Found: On Sale! Two items for $10!
And of course I bought more, it was 2 for 10 after all!
Wanted: Subtle, orange accessories to go with my rockin’ orange heels
Found: Awesome bangle stack – also part of the 2 for 10 deal!
Ahh shops… it’s good to be back 🙂
Well out here in Beavercity the Accessories Olympics are drawing to a close. 30 days of wearing different accessories has covered all medals: gold, silver, bronze – in the style of my jewellery of course!
I did cheat a couple of times (Yes the IOC are onto me) and wore the same shoes twice, but trying to do a shoe related challenge when you have an ankle injury and cannot wear most of your favourite heels requires a little bending of the rules.
I think I will keep going past the 30 day mark with wearing different accessories, but will relax on the shoe wearing. I’m sure I still have over 140 pairs of earrings that didn’t get worn!
But to finish off, here are some pictures of what has been worn in the last 5 days.
And I’m off to the shops!
Well the last 4 days have been a very busy blur, both work wise and social wise (think girls dinner, brunch, birthday lunch and hens night) and I will just do a quick recap of the accessories from the last 4 days.
Included are my recently purchase orange suede heels (suprisingly comfy), my deer animal ring (a bit big) my rockstar studded bracelet watch and always useful nude ballet flats (good to have in handbag when heels are too much!)