Saturday, 23 August 2014
Last of the Zara Sale
I hold my hands up - I was seduced by the last chance offers in the Zara sale and ordered a few bits to the house...but was it a case of them all still being in the sale because nobody wanted them??
First up, this yellow/orange coat which was down to £29.99. I liked the shape and thought it was an inexpensive way to scratch the yellow coat itch. It's unlined and made of a mid-weight twill/cotton mix so wasn't going to work in the cold weather but I thought it would be nice for the current cool snap.
I shared it on Instagram and decided to keep it....but 3 days on, I was still struggling to actually go out the door in it. Why? Well, the husband did comment on the colour, not in a negative way but in that 'raised eyebrow' way that only a husband can...and that made me doubt. He's got a good eye for what suits me and is rarely wrong. Roll on 2 more days and I realised it wasn't going to happen. Back in the box.
Next up, the pink frayed edge jacket that I'd admired on Joanna recently. There was only a size L available and I thought it might end up being too big but in true Zara style, it fitted fine though with my long body, it came up a bit short.
Without taking the tags off, I got my son to take a few photos - a great idea (much better than mirror selfies) if you're ever unsure about something. Immediately, I knew it wasn't for me. Back in the box too.
The last item barely made it out of the box! I thought the paint splattered jacket would be an interesting alternative to a smart jacket this autumn but it just looked like something a (stylish) painter/decorator would have in her van. Too much pain splattering going on.
But all was not lost - I brought the lot back into Belfast yesterday and ended up with a different jacket (from the sale) & a scarf instead. More on that next, along with some other AW gems I spotted while in town.
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