05 November 2012

Shopping in Spain and Scotland: Fashion Finds From Zara, Sfera, H&M and Arran Aromatics!


I won't lie, I'm a leeeeetle bit sad at not being on holiday anymore. I recently spent a week in Spain and then a week in Scotland chilling out with my family and in-laws, and it was just what the doctor ordered. It's always a bit of a struggle getting back into the daily grind but I'm consoling myself with these pretty purchases I picked up on my travels.

Studded flats have been on my wishlist for ages now - I was dithering over investing in these Jeffrey Campbell flats - but this pair from Zara in Murcia was just €18. Score! The purse was the same price (well, €17.95) so it wasn't quite as bargaintastic but what can I say? I love studs! (What girl doesn't? Fnaar fnaar!)


I could have spent all day in the accessories section at Sfera, another Spanish highstreet brand, but Mr Fluff was having none of it - so I just grabbed these little skull clips (they were only a couple of euro), and one or two little pieces as gifts. The gold flat chain necklace is from H&M; I'd spotted it on the gorgeous Beauty Crush, so I picked that up for about €7. I'm so susceptible!

We also spent a day on the island of Arran, just off the west coast of Scotland, which included a wee visit to Arran Aromatics. I'll tell you more about it in a separate post, but while I was there I bought my first candle from the brand - an unusual sounding almond and frankincense - and at the till I chucked in a mini soap in Just Grapefruit. I love this scent - I've enjoyed the handwash and handcream from this range before.

What do you make of my Spanish and Scottish buys? Are you familiar with any of the brands? And have you treated yourself to anything lovely of late?

22 comments:

Karen said...

I love Sfera so much, always buy lots when I'm there :) Love all your purchases especially the shoes and clutch, I'm a stud freak too, I think it brings out the inner biker chick in me :)

fluff and fripperies said...

Me too K - have to stop myself now or I'll be studded head to toe and look like I forgot to take off my Halloween costume!

Adele said...

Totally love all your buys Emma, definitely my kind of thing!!!!
Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Wonderful, love those studded shoes, so cute!! Am glad you had a great time, I can understand being sad at not still being on holiday. I hope you have a great week :) x

Not Just Inside said...

In love with those shoes... LOVE I tell you

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh I love your studded picks and totally would have bought the flats and clutch too! Ahh I really want to go to Zara in Spain now too!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Fashion Stylist_ka said...

great purchases, I wish there was Sfera in Ireland!

Chloe Ryan Makeup said...

I never knew JC did flats. Goodbye savings:(

Sam said...

Love the spiked loafers and the gorgeous gold necklace.

Sarah Lanagan said...

I really love the hair clips, they're awesome! Also, the gold chain is fab - looks really expensive x

Corinna said...

Love the studded flats...so very tempted to get some..only i'm afraid I'll take the leg off myself with the studs..i have a habit of crossing my ankles!!!!!

Kiss and Make-up said...

Love the shoes!

Miruku said...

Love all the metallics! But...is the grapefruit soap really nice? Because I can't stand the fruit itself! ><

fluff and fripperies said...

Miruku, I NEVER eat the fruit - it's far too bitter for me - but I LOVE the juice (mixed with vodka!) and anything grapefruit scented - candles, perfume, body products, handwash. I find it so uplifting! xo

Eimear Mc Keown said...

There's nothing nicer than holiday shopping! Love the wallet, the clips & I'm intrigued by that candle! I'm just back from London, will have to do a little post on it x

little t said...

Those skull clips! I love them!

And great finds in Zara!

Coco said...

I like your finds!xxx

Laura said...

Love the flats Emma :) Zara in Spain is just too good! xo

Kath Manco said...

Wow! They are mean looking. I am so loving these studded shoes and accessories. It's even worth the price they've tagged it with.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous purchases! I like the flats!

LUXESSED

G A B Y said...

Ahhh I think I need some studded flats now!

Emma said...

Ooh I love the things you got on holidays Emma. The Zara shoes and clutch were such bargains! Love the studs too. And I loved that chain on Sammi too, H&M have some great jewellery at the moment!

Hope you're not missing the holiday feeling too much!

Emma x