Last week, hubby and I popped into our local Salsa jeans shop for a browse. To be honest, we usually avoid it because it is quite pricey – at least 80 euros for a pair of jeans. But hubby was
on a mission on the look out for a pair of grey jeans and he hadn’t found any in his usual hunting grounds so we figured we’d give it a look-see. We left having spent over 200 euros! We were surprised to discover that Salsa is actually a Portuguese brand with stores worldwide. Sadly they don’t have any shops in the UK just yet but their product can be found in department stores like House of Fraser apparently.
Buying from Salsa Jeans
Hubby found a grey pair and a blue pair and I found his gorgeous dark blue pair with a high waist (my favourite style of skinny jeans). They also claim to lift the bum too which is a bit of a bonus lol (see below)…
I must say, I’m super impressed with Salsa jeans. Not only are they very comfortable (with a good amount of stretch), they also feel gorgeous and soft as well as being quite slimming. I popped into the Salsa jeans shop once before but I was put off because the sales assistants barely waited for me to walk in before pouncing on me. I hate that.
This time though, they were better. However, once we’d started trying jeans on, one of the assistants took it on herself to start bringing in almost every single top in the store to the changing room! It took her a while to take the hint that I wasn’t interested. We got a free beach towel though. Oh, that reminds me. The same shop assistant then proceeded to try and convince me to buy a second pair of jeans so we could get a second free beach towel!! ‘No, no, no, no’, I shouted (silently in my head).
I wore my Salsa jeans to dinner and a tango show in Lagos the other night. We had such a fun evening with friends but it was really chilly later on. I’m glad I had this grey cardigan with me! I bought it a few years ago and it’s become a handy wardrobe staple.
But getting dressed to go out the other night was a pain in the ass… knowing that I was a bit hormonal, hubby suggested I start getting ready earlier than usual (he knows me so well) which I duly did. I tried on every top in my wardrobe until I settled on the perfect black top. I should add, it wasn’t the one here! It was a black tee/blouse with lace edging. Very cute. I felt good in it. Until I noticed it had a hole in it. Grrrrrrrrr.
Why does this keep happening to me? So many of my favourite tops end up with moth-eaten holes in them. It drives me totally insane. If you have any advice on how to stop it, please do tell! After I finally decided on this top, we headed out. Only then did I notice this too has a tiny hole in it. OMG. By then, I couldn’t care less. Hormones!
The funky necklace looked much better with the other black top (which had a wide v-neck) but what could I do? Anyway, I bought the necklace a few years ago from Pull & Bear. It’s fun, isn’t it? I thought the simple blue chain bracelet goes well with it too (goes with the dark blue Salsa jeans as well 😉 ) I’m also wearing one of my favourite rings here too. It was a gift from my late father-in-law and his late wife. They bought it for me from Goa many years ago – and apparently they were ripped off (which my father-in-law used to love telling me!). Please ignore my nails – I had intended to paint them but what with me trying on everything in my wardrobe, I ran out of time!
Now I know this photo (below) is pretty awful but it’s the best one to show you my blue mascara! Ever since I watched Tyra Banks tell her audience (during her talk show a few years back) that blue mascara is great for every woman, I can’t get enough of it. I think it’s super flattering and also fun, right?! I bought this one from our local Jumbo supermarket. It was really cheap and it’s such a vibrant colour. I love it.
And here’s yet another handbag given to me by my mother-in-law Jackie. I love the colour and the shape and I thought it went quite well with my current favourite pair of shoes (they’re super comfy, like slippers).
Being a poser 😉
I’m such a poser here, right? It’s the only photo which really showed the shoes! But I do like it 😉 The shoes, btw, are still available to buy from the Guimaraes shoe shop and they’re on sale! You can find them online here too. I don’t know if they deliver abroad but they’re so worth buying. I LOVE them 😉