Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Madrid Haul: Dior, Maje, Celine, Prada

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Earlier this summer, I traveled to Madrid with my best friend Audrey. We had a beautiful time in Spain! We wound up buying a few fancy things in Madrid, especially because the awesome friend we were staying with (thank you, Bobby!) lived right by a great street for shopping. Here's what we got...

A couple of months before I went to Madrid I purchased this 3.1 Phillip Lim mini pashli bag I've been wanting for over a year now. It wasn't going on sale and wasn't at their sample sale, either, but I managed to get it and get a gift card back, as well as earning over $100 cash back through eBates (by clicking that link, you'll be signing up for eBates through my referral link - I highly recommend the site, I use it all the time to get cash back from online shopping!)
3.1 phillip lim 31 pashli mini black and white monochrome two color bag nano
 I find myself reaching for this bag practically every day this summer; it goes with everything. I think it will be easy to style going into autumn, as well!
3.1 phillip lim 31 pashli mini black and white monochrome two color bag nano

I also got some things from Sephora before my trip. Most of the items below were actually free (either samples from Sephora with a coupon or items I redeemed with points). I only bought new eyeliner (my favorite from Lancome, I outline the cat eye with Benefit's They're Real liner first and then go over it with the Lancome liquid one) and a new mascara (They're Real). I got some face sunscreen samples and a Laura Mercier 500-point reward set that I've yet to put to good use...
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Everything in Madrid was a lot cheaper than it is in the US. These Dior earrings were $100 and $200 less than the United States prices. 
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I got the pearl Dior tribal earrings (also called mise en Dior earrings). These are $410 in the United States.
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Audrey got the gold Dior print tribal earrings. I wanted these, too, but figured I would decide if I want another pair on our next trip to Europe ;)
dior tribal earrings dior box miss en dior mise en dior dior bag pearl gold

dior tribal earrings dior box miss en dior mise en dior dior bag pearl gold

dior tribal earrings dior box miss en dior mise en dior dior bag pearl gold
I tried to find the Dior So Real sunglasses in Madrid, but couldn't find the mirrored reflective style I wanted. I finally found them in the US, though.
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Audrey got this gorgeous Celine Trapeze (I believe the color is Dune) - and it was $1,000 less than the US price...and the last one! It was meant to be. This is the smallest size. 
celine bag trapeze dune mini small size céline

While in Madrid, I purchased the Prada Pilot sunglasses, since I was planning to buy the Dior So Real but couldn't find them. I love this style too - they are a bit less dramatic than the other style I wanted, but still very cool.

prada marfa prada pilot oliver gal sunglasses sunnies

prada marfa prada pilot oliver gal sunglasses sunnies

prada marfa prada pilot oliver gal sunglasses sunnies

Finally, I managed to snag the Maje Rayure dress (in red, which I couldn't find in the US), and the Rayane dress in white (it also comes in black) at much lower prices than they would be here. (They are like $400 and $500 here, plus tax, versus 215€ and 265€!)
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 This is the Rayure dress:
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 and the Rayane dress:
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Now, on to the good stuff...;)
 I love Kinder, especially the eggs. I still have the ones I collected as a child back in Ukraine! I got these at the airport.

There were supposed to be eight Kinder eggs here and we initially only saw six. I was convinced it was an evil conspiracy until I located the two missing eggs. Can you spot them?
(They're in the middle)

These were different planes:

Bobby took us to a store called Tiger, where I purchased tons of awesome little goodies that were super cheap! Everything was about two euros or less. Yes, that's a nose-shaped pencil sharpener and those are finger erasers. Presents for my boyfriend ;)

 These cards were just too cute to resist, especially since they were super cheap!

Museum goodies from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum - I also got a ton of magnets featuring various artworks. We loved the museums in Madrid and went to either six or seven of them in our week-long stay.  
  
 On our last day in Madrid, Audrey and I awoke early and traipsed to Antigua Casa Crespo to buy their famous espadrilles. They were 10 euros for bigger sizes and 8.50 (8,50 in Spain, haha) for smaller sizes. I only bought five pairs...but to be fair I practically live in these espadrilles. I've been wearing them all summer; they're super comfortable and I don't have to worry about getting them dirty or ruining them. 
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 I've worn this navy pair almost every other day this summer....and they look it! They're still super comfortable though and great shoes for summer.
antigua casa crespo espadrilles striped sizing style olive navy shoes madrid spain

These two striped ones are my favorites; the first pair is nautical, while the second pair somehow reminds me of a pair of Chanel espadrilles from a little while ago.
antigua casa crespo espadrilles striped sizing style olive navy shoes madrid spain
The other solid color I got was olive green. They're unworn in this photo, but they've been a summer go-to since they match so many things!
antigua casa crespo espadrilles striped sizing style olive navy shoes madrid spain

I got these tie-up espadrilles because I thought they were cool and I love the idea of having shoes like that, but reasonably I would never buy any because they would get dirty/ruined. I figured since these were only about 12 euros that I could risk it. ;)  Audrey also got a cute pair of cream espadrilles, and while they do get dirty, it is totally possible to clean them. 
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I'll be doing a few more posts about Madrid in the future, so stay tuned! ;) And please do let me know if you have any requests or ideas for what you'd like to see! :)
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11 comments :

  1. I love those dresses and the Phillip Lim bag <3 And wow what a difference in price with the US! I look forward to your next posts, and maybe you can show outfits with the dresses?

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    1. Thank you Eva! That's a good idea! :) Before it gets too cold haha

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  2. Hi! I really liked your post.
    I will be traveling to Madrid next week, if would be very helpful if you could tell me where did you buy the Dior earrings and the Celine bag. I've been undecided if buying them or not, but since it is cheaper I would definitely buy them.
    Thank you!

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    1. Hi Valentina! :) Thank you!
      We got them at Dior stores but in two different locations - one was in El Corte Inglés Castellana (where they have Céline; the address is Calle de Raimundo Fernández Villaverde, 79, 28003 Madrid, Spain) and the other was a Dior store (it was next to a lot of other great fancy stores for shopping, too) - the address is Calle de José Ortega y Gasset, 6, 28006 Madrid, Spain
      Hope this helps! :)

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  3. very nice post, i love madrid and also your purchases!! Great style.

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  4. Hi Yana

    Love your blog!!
    I have the same phillip lim pashli bag in white,
    got it on sale :) Love it!

    Jean

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