Sunday, May 12, 2013
CITY-BREAK v SAVINGSCity-break wins!
Okay, so I promised myself that this year I was going to skip the holiday and instead start saving a bit more towards purchasing my next humble abode. The problem is, when you work with other people, you are subjected to hearing about everyone else’s holiday expeditions, and whilst I enjoy listening and vicariously living their adventure, it does leave me slightly anxious and despondent that I’m not vacating.
Well, one evening, sitting in my room staring at the New York skyline souvenir (see photo above) that was bought for me by my auntie when she last visited New York, I thought, "I work damn hard, I’m going to treat myself to a city-break in New York". I need a change of scenery, not necessarily sun, sea and sand, just a change. I haven’t been for 10 years; I booked a trip to go a couple of Christmases ago, but due to the great British weather - snow - my holiday was cancelled (I wept for about 24 hours) and I never re-booked! Well my city-break to New York is now booked for June - whoop! Do you see how I’m using the term ‘city-break’ rather than ‘holiday’, that’s how I am justifying it in my head.
Apart from the actual process of going on 'holiday', what is the next best thing about going away (for me anyway)? You got it.......shopping! I haven’t done too much yet, but this is the start of my ‘Mini City-Break Shopping Haul’.
Tan Sandals Office; Black Patent Sandals Steve Madden at New Look; Cloche Hat Accesorize; Bronze Goddess Perfume House of Fraser (Limited Edition) Elemis Skincare Harvey Nichols
|Moschino Cheap and Chic Perforated Knee High Boots|
In my opinion these are just gorgeous. It may seem strange coveting knee-length boots in summer, but that is part of the appeal, and anyway Moschino have taken this in to account. The perforated design, nude colour and feminine floral print make them, what I believe to be, a perfect accessory for a summer wardrobe; think pretty floaty dresses, pinafores or cute shorts, let your imagination run wild-ish.
|Topshop Silk Wide Check trousers by Unique|
|Zara High Waist Tangerine Trousers|
I acknowledged a long time ago that my legs are by far not my best asset (thanks mum!), so I tend to keep them covered up a lot of the time. I've had my eye on both pairs of these trousers for a while because their wide leg/boot-cut style and summery colour makes a refreshing change to me wearing dark pants and skinny fit jeans all the time!
|Marc Jacobs Amy Rose Gold Plated Watch|
I haven't worn a watch since my school days, I've just never felt the need to, I tend to just check my phone when I need to know what
day time it is; but I fell in love with this watch when I saw it in House of Fraser and thought it may come in handy whilst away, given I don't intend to carry my phone around. I love the androgynous style, with it's large face and rose gold-plated design - want want want!
Do you have any holidays or city-breaks planned for this year? And do you tend to buy new clothes in preparation for your trip away, or do you utilize what you already have in your wardrobe. Hhhhm, the latter is actually quite a plausible idea!
labelsCity Break, cloche hat, FASHION AND STYLE, Marc Jacobs watch, Moschino cheap and chic perforated knee high boots, New York, Topshop Unique, Vero Moda
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