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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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Obsession » Sequins In Bloom

by dietingfashion on May 4, 2012

Friday is finally here and I cannot wait to leave for my friends’ weddings tomorrow! My obsession with sequins has grown exponentially! In April, I purchased two sequins dresses and I love both of them. Here is a look at a special Zara dress.

I’m flying out early tomorrow morning and coming right back Sunday morning. It’s going to be a quick trip to support our friends’ unions. I love weddings. I find each and every weddings special and unique. Hopefully I will be able to remember to take awesome pictures to share.

Dress: Zara Floral Sequins Dress (Find in stores, sold out online)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Lizard Wedges (similar but in Pumps here)
Bag: Chanel Wallet On Chain
Jewelry: Jewelmint Aqua Bomb Ring

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Dainty: Lace + Ruffles

by dietingfashion on March 22, 2012

Top: Ann Taylor Loft Lace Inset with Ruffle Shoulder (similar here)
Bottoms: Zara Zipped Trousers (similar here)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Loft Floral Ballet Flats (similar here)
Jewelry: Ann Taylor Invisible Tiered Necklace (similar here), Loft Bangles set (similar here and here)

I hope everyone is having a great day! I am very happy because the project I’ve been working on at work is almost finished. It’s taken me almost a year to complete and I think it’s my most thorough project ever. Super happy and excited. I just have to make a few more tweeks and hopefully I get a big O-K!

I have been wearing these Zara zippered trousers everywhere! Not only are they comfortable but I love the Rock N Roll look. I am wearing a 40 in Zara sizing. That’s equal to a size 8 in US. I can fit a size 38 (size 6 US) however it was a bit tight. I always size up in pants while in tops I stick to my true size.

I have been shopping zara.com almost every night waiting for new arivals. Their clothes this season just appeals to me. I don’t know if Zara ever has any sales. On another note, I’m a big Ann Taylor Loft fan and hopefully they will have a sale soon. I cannot wait to use my $20 rewards coupon.

Has anyone ever heard Zara.com having a sale? Like 10% off or more?

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Spring Florals + Peep Toe Wedges

by dietingfashion on March 18, 2012

Top: Zara Floral Ruffle Shoulder Top (here, similar here)
Bottoms: Zara Colored Denim (here, similar here)
Shoes: Zara Peep Toe Wedges (here, similar here)
Bag: Coach Wristlet (similar here)
Jewelry: Jewelmint Soleil Necklace (similar here)
Sunglasses: Michael Kors Tortoise Brown (similar here)
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Prints Matter | Skulls + Paisley Blues

by dietingfashion on March 10, 2012

Top: Zara Printed Pin Tuck Blouse (here, similar here and here)
Bottom: Zara Side Frill Skirt (here, similar here)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Leather Pumps (here, similar here)
Handbag: Chanel Wallet On Chain in Dark Red (borrowed), (similar here and here)
Jewelry: Jewelmint Bow Ring, Eternity Necklace
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