Way back in November I was given a voucher for Shopbop. Due to my extreme indecisiveness it’s taken me ages to spend it. The website is so full of lovely things that are hard to get hold of over here that I just couldn’t decide how it would be best spent.
I have to admit that I also had some reservations about using the site. I don’t understand how they can sell designer items so much cheaper than everywhere else. I was also worried about the customs charges as I’ve been stung buying stuff from America before. So I asked around on Twitter and the lovely Rosie from A Rosie Outlook said that she’d ordered from there before and had no issues.
Just when I thought I’d settled on this gorgeous crochet top from BB Dakota, I found out I was pregnant. Clearly no use buying a top now.
So I thought it best to stick to shoes and finally settled on this gorgeous pair of Sam Edelman Gigi t-strap sandals in neon coral & natural. They’ve got these sandals in a million different colour ways on the website and it took ages for me to choose!
They were only £46.80 on the website and I’ve seen them for about double that over here! Luckily I already own a pair of Sam Edelman boots so I knew what size I needed to order. The checkout process is really quick and simple and they offer free worldwide delivery. There are several different options for paying your customs charges but I decided to prepay my customs charges of $16 so that they didn’t get held up at the depot.
Literally two or three days later I was surprised to get a knock at the door and be handed my new shoes! Considering they were coming all the way from America I really was not expecting them to turn up so quickly!
And they arrived just in time for all the lovely hot weather we’ve been having. I happily discovered that my white American Eagle Outfitters dress that I bought in San Francisco this time last year fits nicely over my bump so I popped on my new sandals and took them on their first outing.
So comfortable. And I got loads of compliments on them.
Did everyone have a lovely sunny bank holiday weekend? I had a wonderful weekend, in fact I was enjoying myself so much that I didn’t even take that many photos.
On Friday Nick & I went shopping in Southampton and had the most awesome burrito at Tortilla (after the whole shopping centre had been evacuated!). On Saturday we caught up with bits and pieces of work and started decorating the nursery. On Sunday our friends Lauren and Ben came round with little Lexi and we went for a walk down the beach. On Monday we went to Neile’s house and Nick helped in the garden for a bit and then we all went to Nick’s mum’s for the afternoon to sun ourselves in their garden and try and coax Elsie into walking! And I had a bonus day off yesterday due to having my 16 week appointment with the midwife where we got to hear the heartbeat! I spent yesterday morning sat in the sunshine with my nan, we put a deposit down on a pram (we’ve gone for the iCandy Peach Jogger in gumdrop!) and then Lauren and Ben came over again and we treated them to an Indian takeaway as they are always doing stuff for us like our tax returns and fixing our boiler!