I really had decided I wouldn’t go on some crazy shopping splurge while in Madrid. In fact I was kind of proud of myself for not having really spent that much and still being able to get everything into my original suitcase, without using the extra carry-on I had tucked inside.
But it’s true. “Pride goes before the fall.”
However, it really is the Fashion Mister’s fault! He practically insisted we catch the bus out to the designer outlet mall, Las Rozas Village, and when they gave us each a 10% off everything card it just became too much to resist! So I barely tried.
The Furla Handbag: I was on a mission to find just the right red, preferably alligator skin, handbag to replace my well-loved and worn Guess bag that had made this trip to Spain with me. I just can’t seem to find the right one back home and then I’m in Madrid and there were so many to choose from. After looking at about five and then going back to look at three of them again, I decided this lovely Furla handbag should come home with me.
Sita Murt: I have to admit, I had not heard of the designer Sita Murt, before getting to this outlet mall. What I can also tell you is that I loved almost everything in the store! Every piece was gorgeous and just looked so expensive thanks to the style and materials. The above pictures do neither of these dresses justice as they are far more beautiful on than laid out. I promise I will get photos of me wearing them to you as soon as the weather permits! I’m really looking forward to wearing the first one with a pair of tights and ankle boots but it may get a run on a cool evening with a pair of navy satin heels this summer. The grey dress is stunning. It has an under-layer so you don’t have to worry about how sheer the top is. The knit long collar and long cuffs totally make the look of this dress. I’m thinking with a pair of black leggings and ballet flats for comfy look that gives a nod to the ballerina thing.
Carolina Herrera: I know, I already have tons of things in black and white, but who could resist such a lovely design by Carolina Herrera? It’s a classic I am sure to wear for year to come, thanks to the simple shift dress shape. Added bonus the slight drape across the tummy area to camouflage the lumps!
Desigual Dress: I absolutely fell in love with the Desigual label while in Spain. I was really lusting after several of their amazing coats but just couldn’t justify filling my suitcase with coats that I wouldn’t be able to wear for 5 months. I did find a couple of shirts and dresses that I liked but narrowed my choice down to this dress/shirt as I think it gives me some great chances to style it over the summer as well as next winter. For summer, with leggings and wedges and in the winter with a long-sleeved t-shirt underneath, tights and boots. Thanks to the colour palette, I have any number of pair of shoes that can be worn with this dress…turquoise, pink, orange, black!
As I have a chance to wear all the great things I purchased in Spain I will be sure to get some photos to share with you all.
Do you have a favourite? How would you style it?
That’s it for Spain and my shopping splurge in Madrid!
- 24 hours in Madrid – A 24 hour travel guide to Madrid Spain (essentialtravel.co.uk)
- The best Spanish design in Cibeles palace (missmangue.wordpress.com)
- Splurge or Steal (sequinsandsweets.wordpress.com)
- Christmas lights in Madrid by Teresa Sapey (dezeen.com)