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Sunday, 27 December 2015

The Sales Part 1 - Zara

So first up, I hope you had a great Christmas...it seemed to be over in a flash with us. It was my turn to cook for the extended family this year so I was kept busy in the lead up with preparation but it was all worth it as the day itself was actually quite easy going and all the food turned out as planned. Thanks to Mary Berry, Greg Wallace and the BBC Food website mostly!

It meant that I wasn't really online at all over the past week but on Christmas night, I was late to bed and decided to have a quick peek at the sales. Well, I confess that I was sucked right in by Zara. I bought this cape only last week as a present from my mother in law and hadn't even gotten round to wearing it when it was reduced by £20. As I felt it was a bit overpriced at £80, I had no qualms about ordering it at the lower price, along with some navy slip-on trainers..
Contrasting Piped Cape - £59.99

Flat Sneakers with Elastics - £19.99 
At that stage I was too exhausted to look further but St Stephen's/Boxing Day saw me with renewed strength to peruse the Zara sale further and the remainder of my Christmas money was spent. Starting with a few more coats....I know, I know...but I did have a little coat clear out before Christmas and this first one is more of a year-round one. Loved it in both colours but opted for the camel in the end:
Cotton Trench Coat - £49.99
I have a cream coat from Zara that I adore but it's got a funnel neck collar and it's difficult to keep make-up from rubbing on it. I love my capes and this one is collarless so I think it will be easier to wear.
Textured Weave Cape - £29.99
Final coat is one I've seen on a few Instagrammers and I love the shape and the neutral colour.
Boucle Wool Coat - £39.99
Next up, I wanted to try these asymmetric tops so I ordered a grey and a black one:

Black Irregular Sweater - £12.99

Grey Irregular Sweater - £12.99
And last item is this halter style top - loved the flowing shape of it and the halter style is great if you're not too large on top. It will be great for choir gigs too:
Halter Neck Top - £12.99
I don't have intentions (or enough money) to keep it all, I should say but I'll do a try on post when it arrives in case you've had your eye on any of it. Kudos to Zara for offering free delivery and returns all year round, sale or full price (orders over £50). 

There were a few things that I would have liked to order but common sense and the bank balance prevailed. These boots are leather and a great practical pair for the school run in a fab neutral shade of dark brown.

Mock Croc Leather Ankle Boots - £49.99
This studded leather messenger bag was also almost purchased but the photos weren't great and I couldn't work out how big it is and how long the strap is.

Studded Leather Messenger Bag - £39.99
The leather looks amazing in this biker jacket - another wardrobe staple

Leather biker Jacket - £59.99
I have this scarf in 4 colours now - picked up over the past few seasons and no matter the colour, it's a scarf I'm always asked about. They're super soft, a lovely size and they wash really well too!

Basic Extra Soft Scarf - £12.99
Finally, I'm loving the sound and the look of these black jeans. I'm really pleased with my Topshop ones though so there was no room for them in the wardrobe. Great biker detail on them which makes them a bit different to the usual black skinny:

Powerstretch Biker Trousers - £19.99
I'll be back asap with another round up of a few other gems I've found across some of my other favourite sales. Will leave you with a pic of my new boots that the husband got me - absolutely delighted with them! They're down to £104 in the sale now but my size has sold out so I wasn't tempted to re-order! Fab height, so comfy and beautifully made. When I get around to dressing myself this week, I'll post a photo of me wearing them.
Dune Black Pondo Boot (also available here in House of Fraser and here in John Lewis

Back soon!
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4 comments

  1. Great choices! I've ordered the cream cape too and a couple of the shorter black capes to compare! I grabbed some skinny scarves and jeans too - very happy with my choices and can't wait to try them. Also have some dresses and blazers to try on their way from mango. Now I just need some cold weather! Xx

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  2. Fab choices. Loving both capes and the biker jacket too.

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  3. Lovely! I've been so busy this week that when I sat down with the laptop to browse the sales I completely forgot about Zara! Had a quick peek earlier but the only thing I really had my eye on (fur collar coatigan) is gone :( Never mind, it's probably for the best!! X

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  4. So far I've avoided the sales both online & in store as I really don't need anything and want to keep my money for when I really, really want something. Have to admit I'm reading this post through half closed eyes so that I'm not tempted!!!!!

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