It's not often I get into Zara but last week I had a meeting in town so I took the opportunity to nip in for a look. I have found Zara a bit hit and miss in recent seasons but there is so much in there at the moment - seriously tempting.
One trend that was noticeable all over the store was the statement coat...and I do love a nice bright statement coat!
Drape Neck Coat
Structured Coat (deeper blue in real life)
And here's the one that I tried on and that about 60 of you urged me to buy when I shared the pictures on social media! I didn't buy at the time but my friend was in the next day and she bought it on my behalf when she saw my size was still there. I'm mulling over it and as my friend is away until after Easter, I don't have to decide just yet.
Coat with Pockets
(yes..that really is the inventive name the Zara team spent hours coming up with!)
Is a statement coat a wise buy for a busy mum's wardrobe? If I pay £100 for a coat, I want to get lots of wear from it but surely if I wear it more than 5 or 6 times on this blog, you're going to get bored of seeing it? And if I wear anything 5 times on the blog, I wear it at least twice as much in real life. Could it be a case of 'here comes Avril in her yellow coat AGAIN'?
But then again, it's one of those iconic Zara pieces that will always be an eBay favourite and I do have two daughters who will probably fight the bit to have a vintage coat like this in 30 years time (a dangerous justification for basically buying anything and everything!) Chrisabella has worn hers loads...just saying :)
So a decision will be made next week! In the meantime, let me know what you think...a beautiful statement piece or something I'll be bored of by September?