El Corte Inglés

El Corte Inglés is a major chain store here in Spain. The one here in Salamanca is a whopping six floors of retail consumption!  I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but I went exploring with some friends yesterday. I imagined something like Dillards or Walmart, but no...this place is like a hybrid of anything imaginable, including the dinky souvenir shops that line the Plaza Mayor. 
The best part? It's air-conditioned!

I remember reaching what must have been the third or fourth floor and practically yelling out, "SHOE HEAVEN!" This floor had all manner of shoes, all labels, all models, all anyone could ever imagine...except for the price. I guess it was good that these were out of my price-range. I would've splurged like nobody's business. Plus, it's not like they had my size...fortunately.

So, this is a really awful photo. I tried to be slick and snap photos with the camera still wrapped across my body. As you can clearly see, that didn't exactly work out. Oh, but these babies were beautiful! They were the perfect shade of tan, made of the softest buttery leather, and the soles were cushioned. They felt as though they had already been broken in. I was nearly salivating. However, I wasn't exactly convinced on spending the 35 euros they were priced at, and...I guess it helped that they didn't have my size. I WANT THEM SO BAD! Seriously. I walked away from them, only to come right back and inspect them. I'm sure I can find a decent knock-off pair around here somewhere! I am determined. Haha, I wrote too much about a single pair of sandals. What can I say? I appreciate a good pair of shoes!

Of course, I did not leave empty-handed. I found this cute lil' number on the rack for a mere 8 euros. Haha, I look really stupid...but, this is about the dress...not about my personal appearance. Bah, I need to figure out what I can leave behind to make room for all of my new goodies. 
I can already imagine the difficulties ahead.

My shopping buddies, from left to right. Sophia, Porntip, and Christian. I think here we were discussing these gaudy over-priced flip-flops and how ridiculous they were. There was a swanky floor featuring the likes of Sephora and Burberry and another with books and CDs. I'm seriously considering the purchase of a Spanish cookbook. The food here is just so yummy! Speaking of food, on the bottom floor, there is a full-blown grocery store. The grocery stores are so different from those in the states. 
There's just something about them.

For Your Viewing Pleasure: First Day of Cooler Temperatures
The heatwave has finally passed, so now I can finally break out some trousers! The temperature differences from morning-afternoon-night are amazing. It's really chilly in the mornings, which calls for a sweater, then it heats up around 4 (SIESTA TIME!), and cools down by the time the sun goes down. I have class during the day from 9am-1:10pm. Here I am toting my books for class.

Haha! I had to post this particular photo, even though I look a bit stupid...but, that's exactly how I feel when I flip up the shades to reveal the spectacles underneath. I'm just a blubbering, bespectacled fool! 

->White Deep-U Tshirt, Burlington Coat Factory
->Striped Cardigan, Thrifted
->Khaki High-waisted Trousers, Thrifted
->Caramel Oxfords, Thrifted
->Silly Sunnies, Ale-Hop
-Blue Headscarf, Thrifted

I've made it half-way through my stay here in Spain. I've got about two weeks left. I'm having a great time here, but part of me also longs to be back home with my loved ones. Alas! I must make the most of it. Hello! I'm in freaking Spain. I still can't believe it. Until next time! ♥

Another's Treasure  – (July 15, 2010 at 7:14 PM)  

I love the trousers! And those sunglasses are awesome! I need to find me some like that :) I totally dig the slightly nerdy-ness of them!


makenziehernandez  – (July 19, 2010 at 6:15 AM)  

The trouser, sunglasses and shoes are really fabulous that makes my mouth open by saying wow! Really all the shoes that can be watched in the picture are really nice and beautiful.
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