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Madrid, Spain – Day One

Hi there,

So this trip was one of those spontaneous I-want-to-go-away but I don’t know where moments, I had a random week off work and I knew I had to escape Newcastles cold grasp and the temptation of Greggs just for a few days. I thought I would test my luck by looking at Sky Scanner and BAM the cheapest flights were… a drum roll please… £47 both ways to Madrid. I still don’t get why they were so cheap but I pressed checkout, found a cheap hostel, persuaded my sister to come with me and that was that.

I’m going to skip the first day of travelling to get to Madrid, I promise you’re not missing out on much, just the typical boring stuff like delays, drinking pints and arriving at 10pm with no idea how to get to our hotel. But we made it. ANYWAY before I ramble on, let me get on with this. So our day started with us waking up with our stomachs rumbling and our exploring heads on ready to go, so off we went for breakfast. Our hostel was located straight in the centre which meant we were two minutes away from the high street and most of the cafes. We went into the first place we saw had the word coffee which was pans&company which i’m assuming  is one of the chain brands around Madrid. Even though I love more independent businesses I must admit it did an amazing serrano (deli ham) baguette with brie cheese and a caramel latte, so that put me in a great mood to start the day.

After our stomachs were satisfied we checked out the fashion high street and visited some brands I’ve seen in the UK such as two H&M’s, dragged into a five story Primark and checked out some other stores like Pull&Bear and Bershka. After following my sister round the shops for a few hours it was time for our next food stop, a cute little Italian called Oven Mozzarella Bar which did the most amazing three cheese pizza, I fancied going with a classic. I bet you’re wondering by now where the Spanish food – the paella, the wine, the tapas… and I was asking myself this too but wait till day three and I promise it’ll be worth it.

Our next step after this was simple, explore. We wandered off down a path, followed the crowd and ended up sight-seeing a few popular tourist spots. We walked down a street called Calle de Artes and saw monuments like the Fuente de la Diosa Cibe and Puerta de Alcala before visiting my favourite spot in Madrid… the Retiro park. I can’t even tell you how pretty it looked, perfectly mowed lawns, flowers and a giant lake with people on chilling on boats, it was just perfect to take a break and do my favourite activity, people watching… ANYWAY after sitting and chilling for a while we visited one of the most breathtaking buildings called Palacio de Cristal, the whole place was made of out glass and steel and reflected the light in a pretty way, one of my favourite spots on this whole trip for sure.

Okay so that much pretty sums up day one, after the whole sight seeing acting like tourists we basically went to the shop eat our weight in pastries and slept like a babies, tired from a day of walking, exploring and shopping. Below are some pics of my travels & I’ll see you in the next post.

Outfit          ———–         TopBeltSkirt ShoesCoat

Chelsie x

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Drinking plenty of Lattes to help power the long walks through Madrid… that was my excuse anyway.
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Each of these post stick notes had the word love in different languages.

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Content with our pizza and pasta after our morning shopping till I drop.. Laura wanted to keep going.

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The architecture was bloody amazing

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Puerta de Alcala

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Estanque grande del Retiro, the most wonderful park.

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Outside the Palacio de Cristal, such a pretty building.

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The whole building was made from mostly glass & the floors had inscriptions of peoples names.

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OOTD – London Edition

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So when going to London the first thing I thought of was.. What the hell am I going to wear?! I knew I had to dress comfy as we were going to be visiting the zoo and walking round London, the last thing I wanted to go was complain that my feet were hurting or I was too cold. But my mind was thinking fashion so I came out with this outfit above. Frilly sleeves, culottes and my Pat Butcher earrings ensemble. Let me know what you guys think of this combination and if you would wear this!

Top – H&M

Trousers – Newlook (Now in the sale!!)

Shoes – FootAslym

Earrings – H&M – They’re not on the website so here is some alternative earrings – River Island & Zara

Bag – H&M (found an alternative again)

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Pride Edition : Makeup & OOTD

To celebrate this weeks pride event in Newcastle I thought I would share the look I went for and a few insights on how I celebrated pride with my friends.

Unfortunately I was working during the time the pride festival was on the town moor so I missed on that part but that wasn’t stopping me celebrating on the night so as soon as I got home me and one of my housemates began to get ready to make sure we were ready for when everyone else came back. So we begin the glitter journey to how I achieved my makeup pink look. I’m going to insert some close up pictures and after the details of the products I used and links to where I got the glitter from.

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I wanted to go for more of a pink toned look and add a pop of colour in the eyes to match my bodysuit but with a nude lip to balance the whole thing out. Below is all the details on what products I used to achieve this pink look, let me know if you have used any of them and what you think!

Face

  • Max Factor Face Finity All Day Primer
  • Maybelline Fit me Foundation
  • Maybelline The Eraser Eye Concealer
  • Makeup Revolution Ultra Cream Contour Kit
  • Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder
  • Sleek Face Contour Kit
  • Sleek Highlighting Palette ‘Solstice’

Eye Brows

  • Benefit Ka-Brow Cream Gel
  • Benefit Ready Set Brow Setting Gel
  • Benefit Boi-ing Concealer

Eyes

  • Tarte Pro Amazonian Clay Palette
  • I Heart Makeup Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Palette
  • Sleek Highlighting Palette ‘Solstice’

Lips

  • NYX Lip Liner ‘Mauve’
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip ‘Moca’
  • NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss ‘Clear’

Glitter

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Body Suit

Skirt (not the exact same skirt but the most similar one on the website I could find)

Trainers

 

CWC  x

 

 

OOTD: Simple Night Out 

Sometimes for an night out you just cannot be bothered with all the layers or different elements to an outfit and that’s what I was feeling when I was packing an outfit for a night out at home for a friends birthday.

I ended up choosing this simple poplin white dress with a blue embroidered flowers on the chest paired with a simple pair flatform. I feel like the poplin style of the dress is currently the trend for casual dresses and finding this dress I just knew I had to buy it. I had tried on a few of these types of dresses in Zara but for some reason none of them suited my body type until I found this beauty. Down below is the details of what I’m wearing.

 


Dress – Primark

Shoes – Newlook

Rings – H&M
CWC x

OOTD : Simple & Stylish 

Today’s outfit was something I hadn’t paired together before and I really enjoyed how it came out. Typically my style could be described as simple and plain jane which you’ll probably see with the next outfit blog posts. But sometimes the most simple things look the most well thought out. I try not to think about my body type when styling an outfit, I just go with what I think would be classed as ‘fashionable’ and go from there.

Black Strappy Top – H&M

Grey Tshirt – NewLook

Culottes – H&M

Trainers – Adidas

CWC