I went into Zara the other week-end and saw the green coat feaured in this blog post so had to try it on. It's gorgeous but I still wasn't convinced on the price. It is unlined but then I guess you wouldn't need it lined for warmth as it's a lighter weight jacket for a reason, but it made it feel un-finished without one. When it goes down in the sale I may invest although it will probably by Winter then! I am a stickler for paying only what I believe it to be worth!
|Zara Coat £89.99|
I still loved this one below (as shown before in the same blog mentioned above) even more so when Look magazine recommended it (after me I hasten to add.....Look, you need me scouting the shops for you!). It felt a little more worth the pennies in terms of fabric and quality however it is still a more formal style in my opinion. Love them both, just not the price.
|Featured in Look magazine|
So instead.......I bought this one! Recommended by Avril who tried it on and then Sue who pointed out it was £39.99 in Zara's 'Special Price' section. I mulled it over for 24 hours then hit the checkout button. It's on the cusp of being a little too warm (especially on the day it arrived) but my warmer knee length coats are too much and I'm not yet ready for a light weight mac. It has 53% wool and the style is a lot less formal than the two above. It's not as bright as it seems below by the way! I still feel there is a place in my wardrobe for either the cream of green one but for now, I am happy with paying the £39.99 for this one.
|I am finally managing to crack a smile in some photos!|
Just in case any one has not tried Zara out before for on-line shopping, I fully recommend them. Free delivery over £50 and it pretty much arrives in 1-2 days. Not only that, it's so well packed and looked after. Boxed then wrapped in plastic with a carry handle (it's the small things with me....) then your clothes are all beautifully wrapped in tissue with a cute little sticker to seal them. You can then arrange for a free home collection if you don't want to keep your items. Easy peasy. Love them.
|Sunshine yellow items used to top up my order for free delivery. They didn't fit, phew!|
|Beaded tunic £59.99|
What shops are inspiring you right now? Gap is working well for me right now as well.