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Shopping » Zara Autumn 2014 Picks

by dietingfashion on August 26, 2014

I did not pick up anything during Zara’s bi-annual sale. I’m not a sale person – meaning I don’t go crazy and wait for a sale to happen. (Doesn’t mean, I don’t try and wait for a sale. I tend to buy and then the very next week there’s a sale.)

I was able to pick up some things in the Autumn 2014 collection that just began to pop up online. Some items caught my eye in a big way that I bit the bullet and way overindulged my shopping addiction. Unfortunately some items will be returned due to just bad sizing.

What I Kept
zara-blazer-zips

149.00 USD
This blazer is a polyester blend jacket with double zips as pockets on both sides. Unfortunately the pockets are fake. Otherwise, I purchased a Medium and it fit very well. It’s got padded shoulders that gives me a lift and I love the draped collar. The draped collar creates a relaxed yet polished look that I really like.

zara-pleated

39.90 USD
The hunter green color is absolutely beautiful for fall. The pleated details of the hem and bell sleeves are so feminine. The only problem I had with this top is the button loop closure in the back. It is tiny and so hard to button. But it’s an easy fix – just add a bigger/loose button loop. I didn’t even have a problem that this is a crop top. I purchased a Medium and it fit really well. The Medium is very true to size for me. It is a Zara slim fit at the torso.

zara-slipons

59.90 USD
I began to love these loafers/moccasins type shoes recently after over-wearing my heels for months and months. My feet were in bad shape. (Feet cramping up when wearing or not wearing heels). I pulled out my Shoemint rose gold loafers but the soles are a little rough on my arch. I fell in love with these Zara slip ons and they are so comfortable. The toe box is a little snug and my big toe indents through the top. Otherwise very roomy and comfy.

zara-weave-1

49.90 USD
This is a textured animal print that is lightweight with a flirty peplum hem. It is so cute. The back is a 4 button closure which I don’t even open. The neck opening is large enough to slip over your head. I first purchased a Medium – my usual size. But Medium was hanging on me. Small fit a lot better. So purchase a size down. Check out some more pics of this Weave Animal Print Top below.

zara-weave-2

zara-weave-3

What I Did NOT Keep

zara-boot-2

159.00 USD
I really wanted to love these almost knee high boots. They are super tight! I am a 7.5 and the heels fit but getting my feet into the boot was damn fucking hard. There is hardly a stretch to the shaft. The heel is supposed to be 3.35″ as stated online but to me it was 3.5″ high, shaft is 13″ high but the opening is only 4″ width (with no to very little stretch). Such a shame because it’s a beautiful boot. I personally do like the contrast of the leather heel and the faux leather shaft.

zara-silk-1

79.90 USD
Beautiful romantic top and it’s SILK! But it has an odd seam down the middle of the shirt. Go to Zara.com and zoom into the image. Zara tries to filter the seam out, but the zoomed photo you can see it. Another problem, the under side of the shirt is a half inch seam allowance on both sides. Therefore, the sheerness of the shirt makes the one inch of fabric exposed. BOO to Zara to filter the seam/fabric from the online images! I purchased a Medium but it is too large. The tulip/dolphin hem is awful and unflattering. Order a size down if you’re interested. Very awkward blouse.
Any picks or skips that you would like to share?
signatureNote: I was not compensated for this post.

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Shoe Shopping Quest at Target.com

by dietingfashions on November 8, 2011

Shoes… what can I say? I love shoes. I think it is so important that you have a shoe for any activity or event. So my hunt for a great pair of heels began at Target.com. My local Target doesn’t stock much. Correction: It does stock but mostly in a big messy pile of stuff thrown together. It’s like a bunch of wolves got their hands on shoes and went at it.

I have been craving for a new pair of wedges and a pair of T-strap heels.

These are the three I bought for a total of : $34.00. Yes, 3 pairs for $34.00. Unfortunately I had to pay tax and shipping and it came out to $54.00. Not bad still for 3 pairs of shoes.

1. Merona Mandana Pump in Black – $12.48

2. Merona Elvera Wedge in Red – $9.98

3. Xhilaration® Teala Strappy Wedge Sandals in Cognac – $12.48

Verdict:
1. The Merona T-Strap Pump is by far the best pumps I have ever own. They are comfortable, sexy, and right on trendy. Just what I was looking for. It has a 3″ Stacked heel and the soles are so cushy. The balls of my feet were rejoicing when I tried it on. This is a keeper!

2. Elvera Demi Wedge Sandal was not too my liking once I took it out of the shoebox. I liked that it was a lower wedge heel. There are multiple slim straps that gathers together at the toes. I thought it was too much going on. I didn’t try it on so I don’t know how comfortable these shoes were. RETURNED!

3. Teala Wedge is a 4.25″ platform shoe that looked really cool and comfortable online. When I tried it on, however the arch of this shoes dipped a lot more than my arch. It has a very comfortable sole though. I bought a 7 1/2, my usual post pregnancy shoe size, but felt it runs wider than normal. Not for me. RETURNED!

Anyone buy anything from target.com or Target App lately?

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Endless.com Spree for Strappy Wedges

by dietingfashions on November 7, 2011

I have been searching for strappy wedges since Spring 2011. It’s now Fall 2011 and I was happy to have found 2 pairs during the Endless.com 20% off Friends and Family sale. It was meant to be. Endless.com is really expedient. Super fast shipping – I got my shoes in 2 days!

Seychelles Carousel Caged Wedges

Shoes: Seychelles Carousel Caged Wedges

Aren’t they beautiful with the beading? It also has a zipper at the ankles. When I slipped these babies on, I thought I was walking on air. So light on my feet and it features a thick sole padding and a 1″ wedge. The caged look is all the rage lately, but I didn’t a low wedge would look this good. I was really excited to have found my pair of strappy wedges. I might just buy the Plum color too.

My second pair that I order is the Madden Girl Whooly Wedge Sandal. From the online picture the Tan Paris color is exactly the cut and style I wanted.

Madden Girl Whooly Wedge Sandal

Unfortunately, it came a size too large on me and was very uncomfortable. It did not have any cushioning on the footbed and the arch did not fit my arch at all. The leather material was not supple but felt rather tough and stiff. Not what I expected and I was pretty disappointed.

I am waiting for the Ecco Kalac Wedge (pictured below) to be available in a size 7 though (U.K. 38). It is a lot higher but looks like there’s a 1/2 platform that will help out.

WANTED IN SIZE 7: Ecco Kalac Caged Wedge Sandal

I’m not going to worry about wearing sandals in Fall and Winter. I live in Texas. We don’t really experience cold weather until like 2 days before Christmas. It’ll be consistently cooler like in the 60s and that’s perfect weather for sandals still. I can’t wait to start wearing my Seychelles sandals. Now I just need to find a good outfit to pair it with.

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