Monday, 23 July 2012

Buying things in Sunny Places.

Today I have a holiday haul for you! I love buying things on holiday- somehow it doesn't seem so bad when you spend money. Just me? oh well.

Everything but two items was bought in Puerto Morgan on market day.
It was by far my favourite day and activity, it was such a unique experience (to anything in England anyway..) The whole town was completely covered in white marquees with stalls underneath and every seller vying for your attention (my dad tells me Africa is similar) and ready to make you an offer.
My mum in particular got really into the bartering side of buying and whenever we were looking at something she'd enter into a bartering match until we agreed on a price. It was actually really funny, and also such a good way of getting a bargain. 
Obviously the sellers start at the highest price and say they can't go lower, but when you walk away with the item at a low's like getting a dress that you've fallen in love with, there's only one left and it's your size, yeah like that.

Next I got these fake RayBans, I know they're fake blah blah blah.
But they're pretty, I liked them and I'd never ever ever be able to afford the real things right now (I tried on a real pair at the airport, €130!)
They're actually pretty stable, although plasticy. Tbh, I break at least one pair of sunglasses
every summer, so plastic is good for me. 
The quality is obviously bad, the RayBan emblazoned on the sides have already half rubbed off, but the one one the lens is still alright.
I knew what I was buying into...did I mention they're pretty?
I bought these for €10.
So I really wanted a white blouse/shirt to wear over my denim shorts. 
I found this one which is perfect, it is a little big which I prefer and it's really versatile!
I wore it with a vest (it's see through otherwise) and leggings on the plane home, and have worn it with jeans and it tied up round my waist without the belt.
We got it at €15 which with the exchange rate, makes it about £12 which is pretty good considering the quality of the cotton.

I actually only bought the more colourful 3 stranded bracelet at the market. It's 3 strands and corded, with colourful beads on the blue strand, silver, brown and some pink beads on the black and the pink strand is on it's own. I think it's pretty cool, nothing too special. It had a charm of a dragonfly but took that off as it looked a bit naff. It was only €1, cheap and cheerful :)
The brown bracelet was bought in a shop I can't remember the name of in a place called Maspalomas, it's a leather cord with silver charms either side of a brown bead. The clasp is two magnets which are surprisingly strong so don't fall off. 
I fell in love with this one, it looks classy in my opinion. And also a very cheap lookalike for the Brown Corded Pandora Bracelet.
I bought mine for €3.95, which I think it's pretty good :)

 This was a present for my best friend Claire.
The guy was on his own little stall and made her name and a star with just a piece of wire and some pliers. Impressive hey?
I wrote out how to spell it and he finished it within 5 minutes, it cost me €7 including the chain and Claire loved it :)

This dress I got in the little bazaar in the hotel.
It's got a cinched in waist and a wrap around top. It's a jersey material and I love the print!
I have to wear a bandeau with it otherwise it's just indecent, I really don't have the boobs for it to look impressive without haha!
I only had a black one with me on holiday, but I'm planning on wearing it to a wedding later in the summer so will be investing in a white one for that :)
I wore it in a photo in my last post, which is here if you're interested to see what it looks like!

Those are the bits I picked up on holiday, pretty good stuff I think :)

Does anyone else manage to invest in so much stuff when they're away?

Love, Elizabeth xx

PS- I need to make a new header! I used to use a programme which is no longer available, how do you make yours? Please and thank you :)

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  1. In love with your Raybans! They are amazing!
    For my header I use, its a free advanced paint software tool. Fairly simple to use but not very advanced. xx


  2. Love those sunglasses!!

  3. Really nice white blouse!


  4. All my sunnies are fake and I don't mind, if I loose or break one, I'm not even mad!

  5. ahh, love all of your finds! especially that white blouse. i've had my eye out for a white top to pair with jean shorts as well. also, there's nothing better than scoring things for a bargain price at a market :] xx

  6. I LOVE HOLIDAY SHOPPING! Cheap jewellery is the best thing to buy on holiday, love the bracelets you bought, they're all so pretty & summery! Fake Ray Bans are a holiday must ;-) Xx

  7. The sunglasses? You would never knw! xCx

  8. I love how you got RED ones!! How fun! And, I am like your mum - I am a bartering queen!! Haha - it’s like a sport for me.

    For header images, I would just use photoshop if that’s an option for you!


  9. Loooove the sunglasses!! You go, girl!

  10. I love my Pandora bracelet, and that one is a good lookalike! Def. following!



  11. LOVE the color of the sunglasses! They totally pop! :)

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  12. Amazing items dear!
    Lovely blog! Following on Bloglovin and GFC, hope you'll follow me back! <3

  13. I want that name necklace soooo bad,can't believe it costed you 7 euros:-S

  14. Wow, some great finds! Dying over those red Ray Bans!!! Those beaded bracelets are so fun and even better at a steal!

  15. You bought some lovely stuff! Love the ray bans! I recently came back from a trip to Paris and bought loads! Its so hard to resist spending on holidays :) Great post! xx

  16. What great bits and bobs you bought on holiday! Can't wait to get away now, I love holiday shopping!

  17. great sunglasses!
    You can never go wrong with ray bans!

    If you'd like, feel free to follow and check out my blog too!

    Xoxo Lil