Saturday, 11 July 2009

Countdown to Canada and the quest for the perfect holiday bag



By C.Elizabeth




As my trip home to Canada is getting closer, I thought it would be a good idea to start getting ready for it. Despite being a well organized person, I also can be the "last minute" type so I decided not to take any chance! Therefore, Andrew and I hit the road very early this morning to go to The Trafford Centre, a very pretty shopping centre in Manchester. It's a veritable kaleidoscope of colors and themes!




I just realized my outfit today is very similar to the one I wore when I went to Blackpool last month! That skirt is so comfortable and light... perfect for shopping!

I wanted a nice holiday bag to take with me on board as I'm tired of those plain black ones I've been given throughout the years. I first thought I'd buy one from the Cath Kidston's collection but after looking at them, I decided against it. It looked so different there in the shop from what it did on the internet... I was very disappointed. It was totally shapeless and oversized. I was very happy with my decision of looking at it before buying it! We then decided to go for a wander... and some pancakes. Me, the vegetarian, had a mushroom and cheese one while Andrew, the carnivore, picked a chicken, bacon and cheese one. It was so delicious! Nothing better to get over my letdown.

After walking for a little while, I finally saw it. The perfect cute little bag, waterproof, resistant and perfectly sized. I found it in Debenhams, an unexpected place for me.


While we were there, I also bought a new foundation, "Hello Flawless" by Benefit. I've never tried it before but I know I can always trust that brand. Especially with my sensitive skin!

Since I haven't written on here in a little while, I haven't mentioned all the pretty things I bought lately. I'm trying not to spend too much at the moment though since the priority is to save up before my upcoming holiday in my lovely home country. Though, while the sales are on, I decided to buy some new bras and underwear as it's always the best time to buy very good quality ones at very affordable prices!
On that same day, I bought an adorable new purse from Urban Outfitter. It's so feminine and the retro look makes it even more attractive!
That day ended up in a very nice way, by seeing "Ice Age : Dawn of the dinosaures" in 3D, which I truly really enjoyed.




32 comments:

Sweety P said...

The purses are to die for! So chic. You look great in your outfit! Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog!

Mo said...

Thank you !! This bag is super cute !!! so lucky to go to Canada !! Enjoy !!! And it's so nice to see a cute mall, most of them here are sooo ugly !

Nadine said...

The new bag is lovely - looks so cute and colorful. Have fun on your trip to Canada.

Velo said...

pretty pink clutch bag!

Couture Carrie said...

Love your new bags! So fun!

xoxox,
CC

Jennifer said...

I love the photos! The bag you found is adorable and so fun. Perfect for summer. I hope you have a great time in Canada!

Maria G. said...

Hello!! thanks for visiting my blog!! I've been reading yours, I love it! I love Benefit too, I'm so happy esp. with the liquid blush!! I love your pink bag, it is so cute!! Have lots of fun in your trip to Canada!! oh by the way do you want to exchange links with me? Have a great days, kisses!!

StickyKitten said...

I love pancakes! yum! =)
Hope you have fun on your trip to Canada! Thanks for happening upon my blog!

Raquel said...

the bag and the purse are adorable, and you look great.
love the colours of the first picture!
x

Adela said...

the pink bag is so cute! =)

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♥ fashion chalet said...

Hiiii! How are you? :)

Always happy to hear from you, dear. Looks like your countdown to the perfect Holiday bag is already bringing you luck and lovely purchases/finds. What a great idea!!!


x

Winnie said...

I like the Trafford Centre, it's a nice and spacious mall! I'm not from Manchester no but my family like to visit big shopping centres on occassion! Love your purchases especially your new purse!

Keith said...

Great photos. I hope you had a nice weekend.

Cathy Voyage said...

The dotted bag is so lovely!

Isabel said...

Yay for Canada! But living in England sounds pretty rad.

yiqin; said...

The last purse is so awesome!

Damsels said...

both of the bags a very cute especially the polka dot one.
and wow that shopping centre looks pretty cool

*Diane* said...

i think i want to go to that mall. And those purses are sooo cute! esp the colorfully dotted one...ahhh love it!

Savvy Mode SG said...

have fun to canada.

dapper kid said...

That polka dot bag is so adorable :) And I have only had the opportunity to visit the Trafford centre twice, but I must say I enjoyed it!

LACY said...

this is such a beautiful blog! and that purse is so chic! :)

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stdgals said...

i love polka dots! and it looks so fun ...

Tink in My Closet said...

You look lovely. Great purses too!!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-sounds like you had a fabulous day and the bag from Debenhams is lovely!!

Daisy said...

The bag is just right ! I need one !
Nice photos!

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Ariella said...

Oh, I remember that we spotted that wallet in UO - it's so cute!
And that colourful polka dot bag seems very handy, and pretty for your trip as well.

I have to apologize for being such a slacker at replying on facebook - it's not my greatest quality ... I'll try to do it soon :) hugs

[LA] said...

LOVE THE CLUTCH!









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Imogen said...

Thanks for the lovely comment. I missed you too. I love these bags, very good choices. I like anything with polka dots. The mall looks so nice. I have only ever seen malls like that on television. When are you going to Canada?

HoneyBunny said...

Lovely photos! And the bag is just too cute!

Morena G.Y. said...

I love the two purses that I love your outfit! Looks like you had a fun day. I always love shopping.

I hope you have fun in Canada! Thank you for your comments. Keep stopping by!

thesydneygirl said...

it seems like you had a fun shopping day! you found the perfect bag and makeup! i love the bag! it's very cute.

I've noticed you go on a lot of trips - lucky girl.

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