Buying souvenirs or just unique items from the places I’ve been, is one of my favorite things to buy and share. It’s been awhile since I posted one of these, but since I have been buying some things, I thought I would write another Latest Purchases post. During my time in Paris and Berlin I bought a couple of souvenirs and since my last Latest Purchases post, I also may have gotten some random items… It’s always a good time to shop, right?
You might not expect this, but in Paris I actually didn’t buy that much. Yes, I spent money on food but when it comes to actual shopping, I only got a new Urban Decay eye pencil, plus I brought back some magnets and a box with macarons from Ladurée. A couple of macarons cost a lot of money at Ladurée but I thought they were really worth it (and I got a cute box with them as well).
In Berlin they have a lot of the same stores as in The Netherlands. A store I always visit when I am abroad is & Other Stories. Yes, they also have two stores in The Netherlands but I never go to those. So when my mom and I walked by one in Berlin, we went in and actually got a shirt with a small Eiffel Tower on there. How funny, but it’s just so cute and a reminder of Berlin (since I got it there) and Paris (since it features the Eiffel Tower.
Eiffel Tower Shirt & Earrings: & Other Stories
Besides that, the jewelry pieces at & Other Stories are very minimalistic, which I love, and that’s why I got two pairs of earrings there. One pair of rings with a small coin on it and one pair of small studs. At a cute souvenir shop at Mall of Berlin I was looking at some original souvenirs and ended up getting this blue bracelet that says “love” in morse code. And my search for an unique souvenir of Berlin was stopped when I found this enamel pin of Ampelmännchen. This man is showed on the pedestrian signals throughout the East side of Berlin.
When I was in New York, I got my first Starbucks mug, which features some big sights of the city. When I got that, I didn’t know they also had this in other cities. In Paris I saw the mugs at Starbucks but forgot to get them. So when I was in Berlin, I made sure I actually got the mug this time. Lastly, when we were at KaDeWe I saw so many people walking around with a bag from KaDeWe. Since canvas bags always come in handy (and aren’t expensive at all), I got a canvas bag as well!
Berlin Mug: Starbucks | Mini Mascara’s: Benefit Cosmetics
If you ask me, Benefit Cosmetics has the best mascara’s out there. The first one I tried was the They’re Real mascara. After that I also got their new BADgal Bang and with that I got a mini Roller Lash mascara. Since I like all of them, I got a set which includes all of these as minis. This way I can enjoy all of them!
Through Instagram a jewelry brand, called Blossom, reached out to me and sent me some items I liked from their webshop! As you might know, I am very into minimalistic jewelry pieces and when I wear bracelets, I want them to be small but cute. Most of the items I got are from the Summer Peach collection. The peachy color of the items is perfect for summer since it makes you look more tan haha. I’ve been wearing the anklet and the turtle necklace non stop in Berlin. If you want to see how I style all of these items, you should definitely follow me on Instagram…
Love Stories X H&M Bralette: H&M
H&M has been doing some great collaborations lately and recently they dropped their collaboration with Love Stories. I saw some photos of the items beforehand and really wanted to get some items. All of the items were sold out almost immediately so I didn’t have much items to choose from. In the end only one of the items I got from Love Stories X H&M actually fit and I think the bralette is so cute. And that’s all for this Latest Purchases post! It’s a combination of a lot of random items together but I already love all of them. Some of them might appear in another post as well… What’s your latest purchase? Which of mine do you like the best?
This is posted in collaboration with Blossom