Saturday, 30 May 2015

Wishlist: City Break


In a little over a week, I will be visiting the beautiful city of Bruges in Belgium and staying there for a few days.  Needless to say, I'll be glued to my camera throughout the trip (anticipate a mass of photos when I return!), however there are some other colourful items that have been playing on my mind as the city break approaches...


Theory Davah Cotton Poplin Mini Shirt Dress - I have a feeling I'm not the only one who spends an eternity browsing Net-A-Porter, admiring everything from gold cuffs to embellished heels, and so you may well have already come across this dress!  This crispy white shirt dress is pretty much the perfect dress and I love the versatility the detachable belt provides 


Jones Bootmaker Air Loafers* - I tend not to follow trends too closely, however this is one that has well and truly caught my eye - slipper cut, pointed and a modest metallic block heel?  I'm in!  Also available in black, it's the perfect shoe to go from day to night as you walk from ice cream stands to candlelit dinners


Karen Millen Soft Leather Satchel - I'll hold my hands up straight away to being a diehard Karen Millen fan.  Seriously, they never put a foot wrong and this shoulder strap lemon satchel proves that  


Classic Travel Wallet - It was difficult not to add one million and one items to my City Break wishlist from Aspinal of London, for they really know how to prepare people for travel.  Eventually, I managed to narrow it down to this chic pink lizard and cream suede travel wallet - a piece containing multiple compartments (including 'tickets' and 'currency')


Longines La Grande Classique Watch - As described on the Harrods website, this watch exudes ladylike charm and so a chic city break wishlist simply wouldn't be complete without it!


Tom Ford Sunglasses - For years I've leaned towards wearing only wide oval-shaped sunglasses, however recently I've changed my tune and opted for metallic cat-eyed shapes, aviators and.. well, more wide oval-shaped sunglasses.  However, looking past my status as 'creature of habit', I've now got my eye on these beige beauties 


Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum - After frequently reading positive blog reviews on the scent, I tested it on my skin and immediately fell in love.  Coco Mademoiselle, say hello to my city break wishlist...


 Clarins HydraQuench Lotion SPF 15 - Last month I reviewed this lotion and to cut a long story short, I was very impressed.  Before I head off for Belgium, this refreshing lotion will be replenished!  



With love,

Gabrielle x


Note: This post has been sponsored by Jones Bookmaker, however all opinions are my own.

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  1. Love the yellow satchel :)

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  2. Oh have the best time. Bruges is beautiful, I went last year for the first time and it's just impossibly pretty. Love that satchel, so summery.

    Lisa | Not Quite Enough

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    1. It's great to hear that someone else loves Bruges! I've visited quite a few times now and yet never tire of the area :)

      Gabrielle x

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  3. Gorgeous bag. I love how bright it is. And the dress is so cute!

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    1. Karen Millen always seem to be on point, especially as the satchel also comes in nude or black!

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  4. Lovely choices! Can't wait to see your photos! Bruges looks so pretty

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    1. Thank you! That's great to hear, I'm so looking forward to returning to Bruges!

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  5. Cute sunnies and I am glad you stepped out the box. Thanks for sharing and please check out the latest interview with Stardust Bohemian. She is one cool lady.

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    1. They really are, I had no idea Tom Ford had such create designs. I'll take a look now..

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  6. This is a great list of essentials for a trip! I hope you have an amazing time in Belgium. I've never been to Germany but I've had a lot of friends who have and have loved it. Take lots of photos!
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    1. Thanks so much Brooke, it's a week today until I leave - you can rest assured I'll be taking many, many photos!

      Gabrielle x

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  7. Adore that white dress! & the yellow purse :)

    RedLip&Love

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    1. That makes two of us, it's the 'perfect' crisp white dress!

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  8. You lucky girl, getting the opportunity to travel and holiday to another lovely place. Have lots of fun there and I hope you'll share your holiday with us on your IG account. xx

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    1. I really am looking forward to the various upcoming adventures! Thank you Shireen, I can guarantee there'll be many photos to shared on A Glass Of Ice :)

      Gabrielle x

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  9. That yellow bag is like sunshine!
    kisses
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    1. That's such a sweet way of seeing it!

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  11. Love the sunglasses!! great selection!!

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    1. Agreed! These Tom Ford beauties are remaining firmly on my wishlist!

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  12. Love the white shirt dress since it fits any occasions! xoxo

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    1. That's a great point, it would certainly make a versatile wardrobe addition

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  13. The dress & flats are great!

    Have a lovely weekend dear :)
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  14. Hello lovely, great pics, many chic and sophisticated items, great taste!! I hope you enjoy your trip and I can wait to see the pictures!!
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    1. Thanks very much Arely, this was a lot of fun to put together - especially knowing my city break is just around the corner! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  15. Have so much fun!!! I have always wanted to visit that city!
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    1. I have visited many times now and I can confirm it's certainly worth visiting!!

      Gabrielle x

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  16. Oh, what I'd give to get those Tom Ford sunglasses, they are gorgeous! I love cat-eyed shapes glasses but I have no idea if it would work for my features...Have fun in Bruges, hope you have an incredible time!

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    1. Haha it's nice to know someone else feels the same way about these Tom Ford sunglasses! Thanks very much Bash! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  17. So looking forward to all your photos from your trip! The white dress is just beautiful :)

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    1. I can assure you there will be MANY photos coming soon! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  18. That wallet has been on my wishlist for forever! So great for travel!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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    1. Oh, well in that case I hope you find it in your hand the next time you're travelling! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  19. i kove this white dress! :) with this yellow bag would be my perfect choice! :)
    greetings,
    Vivi:)

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    1. So pleased you like that pairing as well, Vivienne!

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  20. Gorgeous outfit! I love the sunglasses and brightly coloured accessories!

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    1. This time of year provides the perfect excuse to pull out all of the bright colours!

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  21. Loved the white shirt dress. so chic and perfect for this season. Great choices I must say!
    xx

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    1. Thanks very much! This white shirt dress is so versatile and clean - I love it!

      Gabrielle x

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  22. I am loving the watch :)

    I am following you now , your blog is great :)

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    1. It certainly is a special piece - it'd make a fabulous gift, that's for sure!

      ps. thanks Marie, I've returned the favour :)

      Gabrielle x

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  23. Great post! Love your Blog :)
    Hope you will visit me too.
    Greetings from Pakistan.
    xx

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    1. Thanks so much Maria, I appreciate it!

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  24. very nice dress, look amazing set
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    kiss

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  25. This wishlist is on point. I need it all, loving those sunglasses and the yellow bag xo

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    1. I know the feeling - the Karen Millen satchel is really playing on my mind haha!

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  26. You'll have a blast in Bruges and you're right to take flat shoes for all those cobbles! Love these ones and the shirt dress is just perfect for sightseeing

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    1. Every time I go, I come away loving the city that little bit more - it's a fantastic place!

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  27. I am so excited for you Gaby and hope the day arrives soon! I have never been to Belgium but I definitively would love to visit one day. Please take lots of pictures so we can enjoy the beauty of the city with you. Love everything you shared especially that crispy white dress. A must have for this summer season! Thanks for sharing Gaby and may you have a wonderful week. XOXO, Jeannette

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    1. Thank you so much Jeannette, you're so lovely! Belgium is definitely a country to keep on your travel hit list and especially the city of Bruges. So glad you love the crisp white dress as well, it's so chic! Thanks again and have a lovely week! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  28. What a great wishlist! Loving some of the items here!

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  29. I always wanted to make a longer trip to Belgium, it was just a short bus stop
    for me before. Enjoy! Love the dress shirt in white.


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    1. That's a shame, although at least you can say you've visited before!

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  31. I want that Karen Millen Stachel too
    Lovely wish list!
    XO

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    1. Ah.. that makes two of us Zarrah!

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  32. Ooh I love everything on your wishlist! The colours are gorgeous! Look forward to your post when you're back as Bruges is definitely a place I want to visit :) Have a safe trip and an incredible time xxx
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    1. I just love explosions of colour around this time of year! Thank you Isabella, I'm really looking forward to the city break and just as excited to share my travel diary here afterwards :)

      Gabrielle x

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  33. I really like the yellow satchel, perfect for summer!

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    1. Totally agree with that!

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  34. Oh yay! I love a city break trip, I can't wait to see the pics when you come back!
    I love your style too Gabrielle, so effortless and chic.

    X

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    1. You and me both, Anjelique, they can be like a breath of fresh air! Oh thank you, so sweet of you to say :)

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  35. The shirt dress and the sunnies are my favourite picks!

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    1. The shirt dress is probably my favourite (if not second) as well!

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  36. Actually I want everything on your wishlist too! Haha <3

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    1. Haha that's great to hear Kylie!

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  37. You gotta have those sunglasses because they look so good on you trust me! And hope you have fun in Belgium :)

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    1. That's so sweet of you to say Gail, thank you! I'm so looking forward to covering my trip on A Glass Of Ice afterwards! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  38. How lovely!
    xx, Flora
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  39. Great list! I love the dress and the wallet :)

    STYLE VANITY

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    1. The travel wallet by Aspinal of London is such a chic piece!

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  40. Have a wonderful vacation, I look forward to an abundance of photos! I love your wish list. The pink wallet is right up my alley...love it! I also like the white dress, it is so crisp and fresh.

    Keisha xo
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    1. Thanks a million Keisha, I can assure you there'll be many photos to share! So glad you love this wishlist too, I can't get over how 'perfect' the shirt dress is!

      Gabrielle x

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  41. It's such a beautiful place to visit! One of my happy places and I really miss it. Enjoy and don't forget to buy some delicious hand-made chocolates. x

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    1. I couldn't' agree with you more, it's one of my favourite places in Europe! Haha yeah, I'll be bringing plenty of chocolate back with me ;)

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  42. These are some great picks, I love the yellow bag its so cute!

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    1. The Karen Millen satchel is so bright and colourful, I agree it's cute!

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  43. I really like your selection of wishlist for city break, especially I love that yellow bag :) And have a fun in Bruges!

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    1. Thanks Ivonne, I love packing for city breaks so this wishlist was a lot of fun to put together!

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  44. I totally agree, Gabrielle, the yellow satchel is just TDF! Great wishlist, doll.
    xox
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    1. Thanks Lenya, it also comes in nude and black and I can't decided which is best!

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  45. lovely post :)

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  46. I love the sunglasses from Tom Ford! I actually went and tried a pair today, but my cheeks are too big for them to fit properly *sigh*

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    1. There are so many stylish sunglasses around right now, however I've just bought two pairs and so should really keep my distance from these Tom Ford beauties! Oh Mitzie, your cheeks are perfect!

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  47. You have me wishing for that Classic Travel Wallet as well. It's so pretty and functional as well. Your upcoming trip sounds like it will be just lovely!

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    1. Ah.. *sigh* .. that makes two of us! It's both versatile and chic, making it the perfect travel companion! :)

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  48. great items,
    that bag stunning

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  49. Sunnies and minibag yellow are my favorites!!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for stopping at my blog. I'm very happy for you comment.
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    1. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this post! Have a lovely week!

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  50. Oh my I love that travel wallet! I also need to get some Chanel in my bag, starting to run out of my coco! Also the dress is beautiful! x

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    1. Yes! Everyone needs a slice of Chanel in their life after all! ;)

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  51. Really great wish list! I love the sunglasses! I also spend a lot of time browsing net-a-porter. :P

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    1. Net-a-porter really does provide a fabulous selection of daydreaming material haha!

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  52. That yellow bag is gorgeous! Great picks. :)
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  53. I absolutely love this lookbook! It's so beautiful!

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  54. love the bag and sunglasses!! :D

    Have a great week!
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  55. These are all such great picks! i especially love the satchel and those sunglasses, I just might have to grab myself a pair! Lovely items!
    xo Kiki
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    1. Thanks Kiki, glad you think so! The Karen Millen satchel seems to be a hit.. and I can totally understand why, the bold yellow colour is so stylish!

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  56. When it comes to sunglasses, I always veer towards the oversized versions myself. I prefer the way they look on me that those with smaller lenses. Too much face for my liking! Hahaha! I do love aviators though, I think because their shape is slightly exaggerated, much like cat eyes too. I also spend a dangerous amount of hours on Net-A-Porter though the last year I've become a little annoyed with them. Since branching out and creating specific country stores I find they always sell out far too quickly. Whenever I get a chance to jump on (usually at night) everything and anything in my size is already gone. I don't know if it's because I'm too slow (by a mere few hours mind you) or that they just don't carry much stock. That and the designer selection isn't as fab as what it once was 6-7 years ago. I loved shopping back then, they'd always have luxe and unique UK designers that I'd never heard about and all brands were accessible. Not like now where Australians can't shop Louboutins anymore. I've started looking elsewhere anyway, like Forward, they have heaps of stuff, doesn't sell out immediately and ends up being much cheaper too so...

    BTW enjoy Belgium!
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    1. Hey Sonia! I can completely relate, oversized shades can look really glamorous - and of course have a greater chance of blocking out the sun! That's such a shame, I had no idea that was the case in Australia with regard to net-a-porter.. I very rarely purchase from net-a-porter in favour of purchasing from brands direct, however I can see how frustrating that must be. I'll be sure to take a look at Forward - thanks for the tip :)

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  57. Great set. Love every item on it. :)
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  58. Amazing wishlist darling!
    I love the sunnies!!
    Baci,
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  59. I can't wait to see the photos from your trip! You always take the most lovely photos. I love how you added sunscreen to this wish list - I am looking for a new sunscreen that I can put on every morning. I will read your post on it. You have some beautiful pieces selected. I am also eyeing that yellow purse on your list:-). I can always add another one to my collection..:p.

    Have a safe and amazing time xoxo

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    1. .. and I can't wait to share them (after taking them, that is!) - thank you so much Elizabeth! I hope you find the perfect sunscreen for the new season Elizabeth and I feel the same way about this Karen Millen satchel :)

      Gabrielle x

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  60. This is a wonderful list, love the sound of the perfume ;))) Can't wait to see photos, enjoy :)) xx

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    1. This perfume really is spectacular - such a feminine scent!

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  61. Great selection, the shoes are so beautiful.
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  62. You did an adorable ensemble. :)

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  63. Wow i love your wishlist Gabrielle specially the dress and satchel <3 Anyway, goodluck on your vacation <3

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  64. Love all of this! But that yellow bag is definitely a winner. Hope you enjoy Bruges :) Looking forward to the photos xx

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    1. The yellow satchel seems to have been a winner for many - and I can understand why! Thanks Naeun, I'm looking forward to the city break :)

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  65. Wow, I love it! Enjoy the week sweetie!

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  66. Love the classic and pretty white shirt dress! The yellow shade of the bag is perfect for Summer too!

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    1. I really do love the white dress and bold satchel combination, so glad you do too Prudence!

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  67. Yay, I'm so happy for you my dear Gaby :D I've been to Belgium last summer and it is amazing! xoxo

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    1. Oh, you're so sweet! Belgium is incredible and Bruges is undoubtedly my favourite city within! :)

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  68. Great post!

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  69. Love your wishlist!
    I would buy everything :)))

    xoxo
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  70. I love that lemon satchel. So pretty.
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  71. The Jones Bootmaker Air Loafers are a wonderful pick Gabrielle. Have a wonderful time in Bruge and I can't wait to see your post xxx

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    1. Thanks very much Carolin, I really love their ocean blue colour combined with metallic heel! :)

      Gabrielle x

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  72. Oooh loving everything you've featured and Coco Chanel is such a beautiful perfume - I'm actually wearing that now! :) How funny!

    Layla xx

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      Gabrielle x

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  73. I love your wish list and that Karen Millen satchel is perfect! x
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  74. great selection

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  75. The dress is really cute!! :)

    xx,
    Regine
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  76. I can't wait to see your photos!! Sounds like you had a fab time there. :D
    Love the pieces you've chosen, especially the sunglasses and dress!

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  77. I don't care about trends either but those air loafers are gorgeous! Love the colour! <3

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