January 7, 2013

London Update, Mini Haul


I'm back from London again. The trip was very successful as I've (finally) found myself a room - yay! Gosh it was worth spending a week on Spareroom, and stalking the site 12/7. Feels like I haven't blogged in ages, but here I am, back on track baby! 

As my main focus, and goal was to find a proper room in my trip, I didn't have that much time left for shopping the sales. Did try to go to Oxford Street, and pop into a few stores I met along the way. Only made it through half the street, didn't have the time to walk it through *sob, sob*.  My hotel was in Kensington (Olympia), really close to Shepherd's Bush where there was an amazing mall, Westfields. Did visit it, and couldn't really go through the entire centre, but did have my lunch there (twice), and made use of the free wifi service ;-).

Didn't get a lot of exciting new things, because one) I just didn't have the time to spend hours on shopping, and believe me: you need the hours to sort through everything. And two) the exchange rate from euros to pounds are no kidding. The euro is so freakishly low that it breaks my heart every time I get something. 20 pounds doesn't sound much, but when converting the money back to euros, it quickly adds up to a whoppin' 29 euro. Despite the crappy currency rate, I couldn't refrain myself from going into Selfridge's for a little while (seriously only spend 15 minutes in there, was afraid I'd walk away with spending a fortune there), and of course walked out with a little yellow bag, carrying a travel-size Origins Modern Friction.

I also popped into WH Smith to look at some books, seriously it's so much cheaper than in the Netherlands. I came out with the first three books of the Donnovan Creed series from John Locke - Lethal People, Lethal Experiment, and Saving Rachel (they were reduced by half the price each, would be crazy if I didn't get them all three right?). Started with the first part, and am hooked! I also got the British ELLE. A store not to skip is obviously Primark. I didn't get many items, as I just quickly skimmed through the sales racks. I can get the regular priced items anytime I want right ;-). So walked out with a stack of 6 rings, a statement necklace of angel wings, and a blouse with bird print on it.

Have you ever been shopping in London, and how'd you like it?

x

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26 comments

  1. Love the necklace! Glad you found a room. Will you give us a tour once you move?

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad too, it was so stressful! The place isn't glamorous at all, and my room is very small. But if you're really interested of course I'll do a little tour! :-) x

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  2. The shirt is adorable! I've been to London a few times and I adore Brick Lane with all its vintage stores and energetic vibes! Camden is great too but a little too touristy for me!

    Glad you had a great time

    Fiona xo
    http://www.thescarletribbonblog.blogspot.ie/

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    1. Thanks babe! Definitely will put Brick Lane on my to-visit list, loved the vintage stores in Paris, so hope they are great in London as well! x

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  3. I'm glad you found your room! You have no idea how much I want to go to London, I get so jealous reading about other people's experiences! That top is so beautiful and you cant beat a copy of Elle!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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    1. So what's stopping you from pursuing your dream babe? Just go for it! x

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  4. I've been to London last year and I understand you.. it's just so much to see and do and so little time that I only bought some gifts for my family and a F21 jumper for me.. Argh, I'd do anything to be there right now !

    x
    http://holaflo.blogspot.com.ar

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    1. I'm really glad I'll be heading back there soon, have to have a good look through Boots, Primark, and Topshop when I get there haha! x

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  5. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

    http://lepetitplastique.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks sweetie, I'll definitely check out your blog! x

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  6. What a lovely nice items! I like your blog very much, shall we follow each other? let me know

    http://hind-toufga.blogspot.se/

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  7. Awesome stuff, sweetie! so looking forward to doing trip (and shopping trip.. haha) to London! :D

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    1. Thanks gal, be sure to plan it during the sales period - bargain time! ;-) x

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  8. Great necklace and the blouse! I like your blog. What about following each other?

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    1. Thanks dear, really glad I got them too :-). x

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  9. Lovely stuff!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.blogspot.com

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  10. Great blouse, love your blog

    x

    www.sistersansisters.com

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  11. Hi lovely, hope you enjoyed London :) Glad you found a room, when are you moving over? And how long are you staying for? We will have to have a blogger meet up later in the year or something.
    Love the blouse and necklace you picked up.
    Mel xx

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I did, I really did! Not sure when I'll be moving there, but either mid/end January or begin February for 5 months. Would love to do a meet up :-). x

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  12. Thanks a lot for your comment :) Following you!

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