4.23.2010

Buenos Aires: Shopping

We have been having a great time exploring Buenos Aires.  The first night we were here we went to a meat buffet and ate our hearts out and kidneys (my husband ate kidneys!  I couldn't do it).  Argentina is known for their beef and there is no question why.  It was delectable.  Day two, yesterday, we went shopping in the morning and went to a Tango show that evening.  Shopping was very enjoyable.  The Tango show, even more so.  It was spectacular.  If you go to Argentina you must go to see a Tango show.
The view from our room.  Being in a city is quite the change for us. 
Babuchas are a very popular clothing item in South America.  I decided to get a pair of my own.  They are like fancy sweatpants or Jasmine pants (from Aladdin).  I love them.  What do you think of them?  I am standing in front of the Pink House here: like the White House in the States.
These are Argentine Alpargatas (like in the giveaway I had that just ended, Congrats again Blair).  They are the working class shoe.  These are the shoes that inspired Tom's.  The background is the tile floor of the main Cathedral in B.A.
There are plenty of flower shops and newspaper stands crowding the streets.  I decided to stop and take pictures of some of the flowers I liked (also embarrassing my husband at the same time). 
More pretty flowers. 
This is one of the shirts I bought for 55 pesos or $15 U.S. 
This is a tunic I bought that was the same price.  I guess I was inspired by the flowers and had to get some of my own.  Flowers last a lot longer when you wear them. I got these items from a shop on the street Corrientes in the Once District.  This is where the locals shop. 

18 comments:

Little Bear Stories said...

i love those trousers, they look so comfy x

Josie said...

Every single one of these photos is positively gorgeous. I especially love the shots of the flowers!
xxoo Josie

Buenos Aires said...

Glad to see you are enjoying this beautiful city. Actually the babuchas are not that typical in South America, is a fashion trend in Buenos Aires that fit with the ¨relaxed¨style of some portenias (born in BsAs females)but for us is quiet cold to wear them! The shoes are called Alpargatas, of those you can find in different versions in many places in South America, I prefer the Argentine style, widely common among the Gauchos (local cowboys) they are so comfortable and the guys look so sexy with them ;)

Here is an article that maybe will interest you, here you can read about the Top 10 places to visit in the city http://www.bsas4u.com/top10buenosairesplacestovisitandhotspots.php

Francesca said...

Wow, those photos are amazing, it's beautiful there.

Lily Riani said...

love your ahrem pants... its really in trend now over in asia too.

FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Loving your polaroid pics of Buenos Aires! I was lucky enough to spend a summer there years ago visiting a friend and had a wonderful time...enjoy it! :)

Liesl :)

Debby Lee said...

Love the tunic and you rock the pants... seriously, I think you'd look great in anything! Glad you are having a fun adventure!

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,dear Rachael!-)*

It sounds SOooo great,you trip to Argentina and these post about the ''tango show'' and you shopping really fun,I like it!-)))*
And you know,here in Netherland the crown successors are the prins William and her wife Maxima and she is from Argentina.And since 2002 the Tango of Argentina is the one of the favorite music in Netherland...
I Love tango very much,there is many passion and very lively,clorful character***

Mucg Love,
***Violetta***

Taj Acosta said...

Great finds! Love the flower pics too! xoxo

Jess said...

You wear the "Jasmine" pants well! Very cute! Its so fun to see your exciting adventures! Hope you found a safe place to stay!

Aut said...

Your pictures are incredible. I love Argentina and Buenos Aires has always fascinated me but haven't been there (yet!). Enjoy your time, enjoy the meat--and drink a lot of cheap wine!

Emma Jade said...

Argentina is top of my list! Your photos make me even more excited to go someday!
xxx

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love the concept of wearing your flowers instead of putting them in a short-lived bouquet! You are making me want to visit BA!

MsHark said...

pretty!! It looks like you bought some great things, Rachael!

steph

ShopGirlXOXO said...

I love the clothing and the inspiration behind the purchases. Great shots

Giovanna ♥ said...

Great photos! I want to go to Argentina, my friends told me that you can find adorable and unique pieces there :)
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

whitdastrup said...

you got those pants!! i wear mine all the time. wish i had a pair in black. miss you two. have lots to tell you. don't forget to get me shoes! you chose the color, we have similar taste. loves.

The Constant Complainer said...

Cool pics. I couldn't eat kidneys either. LOL.

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