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Pompasette Popup Haul and Other Goodies

My love for a good shopping experience is well-documented along with my love for things Caribbean.  Local and regional designs in one location makes for easy, convenient shopping.

Unsurprisingly, this year’s Pompasette Popup Shop at the Barbados Museum once again had me in my happy place.

If I had no financial limitations, the damage would’ve been real but since I had to pace myself, I made four purchases.

1. A tee from SMWARNER artwithattitude. You may remember those gorgeous hand-painted pieces from the Pompasette Brunch Party.

2. Printed earrings from Peaces by Anya. I recently came across this brand and I’m definitely liking the options.

3. Necklaces from The Crop Pop Up Shop. The options were endless and gorgeous but I limited myself to just two.

4 . This wrap from Wrap Crush. Headwraps are often my weekend go-to and I can’t wait to play around with this one!

Now for all the things I left behind…

RORI wrap belts from Sew Lisa.
Colour Riot Jewelry
Colour Riot Jewelry
Warda Marica of Suriname.
Sanianitos sunglasses
Studsz 868
Tautology goodies.
The Crop Pop Up Shop.
The Crop Pop Up Shop.
Wilhelmina Heart
Wilhelmina Heart
Peaces by Anya.
Peaces by Anya.
Peaces by Anya.
Carnivalista tights and pasties.
Wire bras and earpieces from Skin and Needle.
The Crop Pop Up Shop.
SMWARNER artwithattitude

See you again next year!

Oh Canada: The Shopping Haul

Ok, this post is a little overdue but better late than never, right?

I bought a bunch of random stuff on my trip but to keep things simple, I’m focusing on the basic items. These will integrate well into my existing wardrobe and they are pieces I can dress up or down depending on the occasion/my mood. Some of the other items can be viewed on Instagram so you can take a peek here.

Let’s talk shoes first. If I’m being honest, I have all the shoes I need for a five-day work week. I never have enough ballet flats though. I use them on my commute to work, for weekend jaunts, casual night outings… everything really.

ballet flats, Ardene
Ardene flats and Call It Spring heels

The vast majority of stuff I bought was on sale. Ardene had flats 2/$20 and $3/15 and other ridiculous prices so … yeah, I had to grab three pairs of ballet flats and gladiators (because I don’t own any). The heels came from Call It Spring and they were about $35. I know I said I don’t need heels but I love a T-strap!

Shopping links:

White ballet flats:http://bit.ly/1vW6Aa7
Tan ballet flats:http://bit.ly/1CaZDTv
Black/Grey bow flats:http://bit.ly/1wov9vt
Gladiators:http://bit.ly/1sxhNiv
Grey heels:http://bit.ly/1w1NMal

Next up, my favourite pants in the whole wide world. I love Old Navy Pixie pants. I have one pair, seen here, and I just needed to get two more. The fit is amazing!

Old Navy Pixie pants.
Old Navy Pixie pants.

Shopping links:
Black Pixie pants:http://oldnvy.me/1ruVrfU
White jacquard Pixie pants: http://oldnvy.me/1sDPUEG

Two other basic items I got were an orange shift dress from Old Navy and a black jersey top  from H&M. This is actually my fourth top like this. I have blue, red and black and white polka dot already. I like to tuck them into skirts or wear them loose on more casual days.

old navy shift dress, H&M jersey top
Old Navy shift dress and H&M jersey top.

Ok, orange isn’t really a basic colour but I have enough dresses in neutral colours. A shift is a classic shape so I have enough room to play around.

Shopping links:

H&M jersey top: http://bit.ly/11coFGq

The orange dress is sold out online but there are similar ones in stock. http://oldnvy.me/ZAxdG8

That’s it for now. Hopefully, I’ll get to take photos of some of the other pieces when I wear them.

*All photos here are from the retailers’ websites,*

100% Bajan: The 5th Element Experience

We all know by now that I like shopping. But I also like buying locally-made products. There’s just something about supporting your own that makes that shopping high even better.  Usually the cost can be prohibitive so I tend to opt for jewellery rather than clothing even though I really want to buy Bajan clothes too.

I figured the The 5th Element Experience on Saturday would be a good opportunity to buy both. 5th Element is a ready-to-wear clothing line by Barbadian designer Andrea King. The one-day pop up boutique also included jewellery by Nine One Designs and Azipho’s Creations.

fifth element

5th Element is what I think Caribbean clothing should be: easy and effortless but very chic. There’s lots of colour and gorgeous prints which would stand out in any crowd. There were also some white pieces which would make the perfect canvas for the colourful stand-out accessories  from Azipho’s Creations or the timeless, classy pieces of Nine One Designs.

So what did I buy? One print really caught my eye because of how fresh and different it seemed. Ok, maybe a black and white grabbed my attention too but I went out on a limb and got something different. I assure you, nothing in my wardrobe looks like this.

5th element designs palazzo pants

And since I never pass Azipho’s Creations without getting something, I answered when this ring called my name.

Azipho's creations turquoise ring

It was a great afternoon (with lots of naturalistas in the house).More photos are on my Facebook page so be sure to check them out here.