Day Trip To Shopping Paradise: Bicester Village!

Bicester Shopping Village is a fantastic day trip destination. Some pronounce it “Bichester” others “By-sester”. It is actually pronounced “Bister”.

There´s no denying that, everybody loves a good bargain. Especially when its good quality and designer scoops. So when Sunny suggested a shopping trip to Bicester Village, the designer outlet destination – I was there in a blink quite literally. The day was party sunny partly cloudy and it just took us an hour to reach our destination by train!

The village houses a range of the most stylish brands including ultra chic designer labels Gucci, Prada, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Jimmy Choo, Versace and lots more. It is a shoppers dream with 130 boutiques each offering 60% discount all year round.

We ended up spending about more than 4 hours there walking around the shops and shopping as everything there is much cheaper than the market price. We also saw a lot of tourists buses and I also think it is often included in part of the schedule of guided tours when tourists visit England.

There were some amazing deals at Kate Spade, Fossil, Swarovski, Calvin Klein, etc. and specially Pandora where you will find charms of previous seasons in case if you have missed and which are not available currently. You will surely be surprised with their pricing.

The shops are really well laid out, scattered with plenty of eateries like – Pret A Manger, ITSU, Farmshop, some small café’s, Ice-cream stands and more. I had a free range egg, cheese & mushroom crepe at Crêperie Angélie, freshly made to order in front of our eyes. Yummm… it was deliciously amazing, and with lots of butter & cheese it was quite filling. While Sunny had a vegetable gyoza at ITSU which was not bad. We packed up some classic french macaroons at L’Orchidée. They had mouth-watering flavors like exotic fruits, crème brûlée, coconut, salted caramel, pistachio and lots. And they turned out to be the best macaroons I ever had. Also, I tried the Popcorn flavored ice cream at Snowflake Luxury Gelato, It was good!


We ended up shopping a lot than we had planned and thought. And of course, the factor being, the price is great compared to the retail price and I was very happy with the purchases we made.


At the end of the trip, we collected free cold pressed juices from The Farmshop Café (which we got after showing the bar-code received on registering on their official website, Make sure you do that before you plan your visit, for some treats and rewards!). We needed to refuel ourselves after a hard day of shopping & my day was totally the picture below at Bicester Village! 🛍😎

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My Idea Of Spring Fashion 2017

While it’s still wintry here, being covered up in layers all times when I go out makes me wait for summers even more. So why not get fashion ready by the time?
Here’s a list of spring inspired fashion trends I liked and would add to my wardrobe:

1) Bell – sleeves: Opt for the dramatic or classic bell sleeves & off shoulders with bell sleeves both are sure to rock this spring. Lace up flats/heels go perfect with the look.


2) Embroidered denim wear! 


3) Rose tinted glasses: That pop of spring colour!

4) Flared pants: Printed, plains and all sorts!

5) Slogan tees!

6) Stripe statements: Bold stripes that will make a statement!

 

(Source of the pictures: Pinterest)

So which trend would you like to rock? Let me know your style and what you think about fashion this spring 🙂

Hope you all liked this post!

Dior Spring 2017 Nail Colour – ‘Early’ Review

I’m so in love with the Dior Spring 2017 nail colours from the Colour Gradation collection and without a doubt it is one of the most alluring this season. The colours are lively and authentic, contrary to all the typical nudes and reds. Wearing these colours on your nails will make you foretaste spring with its shining bright sun, clear blue skies and fresh blossoms.

The Dior Spring 2017 nail polish collection has diverse shades with 4 limited edition colours:

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Sudden 873 – Rich Pink

Maybe 340 – Vibrant Peach

Early 505 – Bright Lemony

Now 800 – Emerald Teal

These nail polishes contain fine silver pearly shimmer for that extra glossy finish and diamond like shine.They are limited edition so I’d advise picking one up if you like the look. They are £19.50 each. Available now at all Dior counters and stores. Shop online here.

I got my hands on the Early 505 nail colour. The shade of bright yellow with pearly shine is one of its kind. I love bright nail polishes and this one goes very well with my light skin tone and compliments with anything that I wear. Seriously! It has already been seen on several runways and identified as one of the primary spring 2017 Pantone color trends. Perfect for the Spring ready look. The formulation is really good and perfectly opaque. It dries fast and the brush makes it so easy to apply. Dior is never a disappointment when it comes to nail colours and is flawless as always!

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Cant wait to get other shades as well!! 💅