Finds ‘Round the World ~ Europe 2014!


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Hey shoppers!

I had an amazing time in Europe this past month — especially where shopping is concerned, haha! 🙂 I found some great finds along my travels & I’m excited to show them to you!

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Here’s my first set of finds! 🙂

My first purchase was macarons from Lauduree in Paris! They were absolutely delicious! My favorite has to be, hands down, chocolate (which is filled with fudge!) I also tried a Maria Antoinette (which is blue filled with black tea), Vanilla, & Salted Caramel. They were all very good (but why wouldn’t they be!?)

My second purchase was the three bracelets you see in pink, green, & white. I bought these in Albert Cuypmarkt, a popular local market in Amsterdam (one of my favorite destinations!) I was able to buy all of them for €20! My favorite out of the three (that I wear most often) is the blue & green one — reminds me the most of Amsterdam & its beauty + scenic areas. 🙂

My third purchase (which I got the biggest deal on) was my new suede purse with the tassel. A friend of mine was looking for a Celine knock off & found one at this local street vendor in Florence. I happened to see this purse hanging from the stand & thought it was super cute! I wasn’t planning on buying a purse, but I kind-of fell in love with it. My favorite aspect about it is that  even though it’s small — it’s really spacious, & I also love the color + texture. 🙂 It was supposed to be €40 but the salesman gave it to me for €20! 🙂  At the stand next to this one, I bought the L’Officiel magazine because I loved all of the photos + inspiration (& it was only a few euros!) 😀 (The Elle magazine I bought on the way home from the airport.)

As for the keychains I collected, I got the Eiffel Tower & Amsterdam ones for free & I bought the little clog one from a cheese & clog maker in the outskirts of Amsterdam.  🙂

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My second set of finds are these great pieces of artwork! 🙂

The first piece I bought was this beautiful canvas painting near the gondolas in Venice. My goal was to buy a painting off the street, so when I saw this one — I knew I had to take it home with me! 🙂 It reminds me of my ride along the gondolas & the great time I had in Venice! 🙂

In a street market in Provence was where I found these awesome spray-painted records. My friend Lindsey & I were walking around when we spotted them. I immediately fell in the love with the Coco Chanel one & knew I had to get it! The artist gave us a deal of 3 for €50. So I bought the Chanel (which will be coming with me to school this year), the Beatles (so I can put it with my picture of me walking across Abbey Road — which I’ll get to in my next post), & Jim Morrison (because I love ‘The Doors’!) 😀

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As for clothes, I found all of these great finds in Madrid. 🙂 It’s funny because I wasn’t really planning on buying any clothes (especially from somewhere like H&M!) Since we have one at home & also for the fact that I’ve always hated H&M! I’ve never found anything there each time I’ve shopped there. However, Madrid had some amazing selection that has restored my faith in this company, haha. I bought these awesome blue + green shorts (which I’m pretty obsessed with) & a snakeskin print kimono.

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While I was there I also shopped in Zara a ton, which is where I found this cute leopard print run-around shirt for €5! 🙂 (as you can tell — I have a pretty big obsession with anything leopard print ;P)

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Also, a friend of mine on the trip found a cheap place that sold flow-y type pants that I’ve always wanted to try (but I always thought I was to short.) However, once I saw them on her (being that we’re the same height) they looked great! So, I decided to get my own pair & I love them! 🙂

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So as you can see, I had a lot of fun on this trip! 🙂 I’m so happy with all my new finds & I’m glad to know I have so many trinkets to remind me of my amazing time abroad! 🙂

xo – Britt

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