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Monday, June 21, 2010

A few firsts in Spain!

After all the serious introspective and sentimental stuff, let's move on to lighter and interesting stuff like clothes, fashion and accessories that I tried on for the first time in Spain! ;-). I have always loved dresses and with so much access to it and looking at a lot of European women wear them, I was tempted to try it on. I always thought that you need to be really skinny to wear dresses, I guess I was wrong. If you are curvy like me and know your body type, you can still carry it off! ;) Noone knows or recogizes me in Spain, so I decided to take the risk! :)















I bought this there....for the lovely blue color and it was so airy - with all the heat, it was a relief!



















A wrap-around dress in black of course, slims you down and creates an illusion of a waist! I know I am not wearing appropriate shoes, but with all the walking that we did in Spain...I could only wear comfortable shoes!

I have always loved big ear-rings that are both ethnic and pretty! I collect a lot of them but never get to wear them thinking its too big or dressy! This time, I made it a point to wear it at least one day...coz my hair is longer...and well, at least its a start! Amma will be really happy coz she loves to see me in big earrings. I normally wear cutesy-non existant looking ones on most days which apparently does not show on my big face!



















I saw these dhoti-pants absolutely on every alternate woman in Spain and it looked sooo comfy that I HAD to buy one too! With all the heat and roaming around, it was so light and comfortable, it felt like wearing nothing! :) I know that they are all 'Made in India' which made me all the more proud! :) Its a big rage there...I also have similar wrap-around long skirts from India in a similar pattern...sorry about the picture, don't have a better one!



















I found this lovely net-detailed vest in Spain and simply loved the style! Paired with a lime-green cardigan, it makes for a lovely color-combination for the summer!


The bag is definitely not a first! ;)....I found this incredibly lovely bag for a super bargain and I love the pop of colour! :) We were walking by and I was just eyeing this bag...and when I saw the price tag, my eyes popped out coz it was a designer bag shop (SALVADOR BACHILLER)..S silently looked at me...smiled at me and said "I know!!! Let's go in!!!!" :) I had bought a lovely big chunky blue bag for the trip and I ditched that one the minute I saw this....I will post a pic of that bag too! I know, I am incorrigible! :) You can never have enough bags or clothes, can you?

P.S - Some of you have to written to me asking me to post full pictures with my face. For privacy reasons, I choose not to reveal myself! I am sure you understand! :) If you do know me personally, you do know how I look anyway! :) I am flattered by the attention! :)

17 comments:

SR said...

Wow.. love all your buys.. they are great...(bag being the best)

I have the same concern with dresses.. I know where your coming from.. its not always easy to get the right one, that you are comfortable in, and makes you feel confident..:)
Never tried the Dhoti - did not see it in London.. :( .. Looks good on you

All in all.. Looks like you had a good (shopping)holiday :)

Tanvi said...

These are some fabulous grabs :o) ... Thanks for dropping by my blog and Thanks for your lovely comment! Really appreciate it ... always exciting to hear from a new reader!

P.S. Blogging takes no effort from me. It is actually therapeutic for me ... my only connection to the like-minded people in the world. Else I live a life in a box, what a contract, right?

Pretty Woman said...

SR,

:) he he absolutely! Spain is cheap compared to Paris!

Ya, I know...I decided to wear the dresses...thinking if not now when?

Also, ur tip of highlighting below the eyebrow is awesome, it does define the eyebrow! so thank you :)

Pretty Woman said...

Tanvi,

thank you for taking the time to visit my blog too! I think its awesome that you have the patience and make time to post almost everyday :)Will keep visiting...

Vivek Nanda said...

Sure you had a really good time in SPAIN...and great picks :)

SR said...

your welcome.. :)

Shruthi said...

Erm... how do I put this across without seeming like a girly girl... oh well!!
OH MY GOD... THE CLOTHES, THE SHOES, THAT BAG! I'M SIGHING HERE IN JOY AT EVERYTHING... :-D

Ok!!! me thinks the sneakers with the black dress is awesome! :-D I love the look, it's totally cool looking I tell you! :)
Loving everything about everything you're wearing... I'm a recent dress person myself... bought some new ones, party ones mostly, and wore them to some great reviews... so... thank god not a bad choice after all... I hate having to be conscious of my curves most of the time... but once you try them on, no way you're going to stop... :-)
As for earrings, don't get me started. I need a seperate blog for mine! :P

Pretty Woman said...

Vivek Nanda,

thank you :)...coming from a man, I guess those are a lot of words about shopping! Kidding...:)

Pretty Woman said...

Shruthi,

:) ha ha...I am totally feeling your excitement. I am so glad you liked all my choices and thank you for the compliments! :)

I wanna see all your dresses too! Pictures please...:)

Nina said...

they say that the wrap dress can be worn by all body types ... you don't have to worry though, you can pretty much wear ANYTHING, judging from the photos!

Pretty Woman said...

Nina,

That's a lovely name...:)...I did'nt know that wrap arounds suit all body types! :)...and thank you for your generous compliment!

玫友 said...

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RheaTurnbull雯俊 said...

知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。......................................................................

Vidya said...

I love this post! And I second your thoughts about a pop of color!! It is very vital and Indians know how to do it the best! :D

Vidya

Pretty Woman said...

Vidya,

Thank you :) I do like to wear a lot of color as you see a lot of black/grey in Europe!

Vintage Obsession said...

Oww the earing are so pretty :) the polka dress im totally digging :)

Pretty Woman said...

VO,

Thank you :) The polka dot is my favorite too!