Friday, August 16, 2013

in which they get me again


I managed to make it through the entire summer (and sales season!) without a single fashion purchase, which is major feat for me.  Seems like my saving streak is over though, as Zara just released the August/September 2013 lookbook and it is killing me.  So many things I am going to need.  So much willpower I am going to not have.


Come, drool along with me, and prepare your pocketbooks...


Can we talk about that chunky grey sweater and knee-length skirt in photo #2?  Or that totally illogical and impractical but super fun furry vesty coaty thing in photo #5?  That beautifully tailored grey dress?  Or that big boxy camel coat?  Damn.  Good thing I've got a few pennies saved...  In the meantime, can we just get this fall weather going so I can at least pull out my own chunky sweaters and skirts?

Are you immune to this, or does Zara get you every time?

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  1. Aaah, I am hankering for an oversized coat and that one looks goooood. I think I might buy one as a birthday present for myself this year, if I can find The One!

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    1. I feel the same way! Last year I told myself I was allowed to get a new coat if I found The One, and I hunted and hunted and hunted and never found one! This year I'm starting early, and that camel one looks really promising. Except, does it not have any buttons? Hmmm... Will have to check it out in person.

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    2. I found a couple in a magazine (we get a good few glossies at work so I don't need to buy any, score) that I want to check out, they looked like they might be good picks. I am of course slightly tempted by the oversized Marant coats, but I have heard that they are slightly iffy in quality, and my budget just can't justify spending that much on a designer coat :)

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    3. I'm attracted to that masculine oversized look too, but the cut has to be just right so you don't just look like a sad hobo, you know? Last year I couldn't find one, so let's hope this year we have a bit more luck! I do think that you should be able to find something more affordable than IM, especially since while I like a lot of her stuff, I also feel like it's all overhyped for what you get. I don't mind paying for quality, but when you start to feel like you're just paying for the name that's when I feel like I'm being cheated. Let's keep looking!

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  2. I haven't had luck with fit the last several times I've ordered from them. And too bad there are no zara stores near me anymore, b/c the website focus more on trendier pieces. There are some nice classic coats, but ehh living in the tropics I don't need them.

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    1. It is sort of hit or miss for me as well with Zara. Especially with the fit. You'd think it would be more consistent across the brand, but some things seem like they're tailored just for me and some are laughably bad off the hanger (on my body). I do think the website has a good selection of their goods, but I would be hesitant to order online for those fit factors. No coats needed where you are, huh? I honestly don't know if I could live without a coat season!

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  3. I'm in love with the second image but it's one which would get lost in translation on me. It requires someone younger than me to carry it off - I would look positively librarian. However one lady who I think would wear it well would be Laura Bailey - it's kind of one her idiosyncratic looks.

    And the camel coat is dreamy. Love love love. I've been in search for the perfect camel coat since forever - however, I don't think this one is going to work on me. I'd love to be proved wrong though. I remember you liking the navy Zara Marant inspired coat last year which went a bit funny when you fastened the buttons up (positioned very low). I've just actually found myself a navy coat this year from our good old Marks & Spencers of all places. And much better fit than any of the Zara ones on me. I should take off the tags to prevent me taking it back now :o)

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    1. Forgot to say - I really hope that jumper isn't going to be itchy. It looks like it has the potential to be which will be such a shame because I definitely want to check it out.

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    2. I love that second image as well, but totally agree that it might be difficult to pull off. (Excuse my ignorance, but, who is Laura Bailey? School me - again - please) I had to go into the store today to see if any of this stuff is out yet, and got to try on that navy skirt. SOO bad on me. I practically burst out laughing in the dressing room. On the other hand I tried on the black skirt from the 3rd photo and it's kind of magical. Didn't get it but am seriously thinking about it. The coat (which I agree looks perfect) isn't in stores yet, and neither is that sweater, so I'm afraid I have no word on the scratchy factor. Will keep investigating though!!

      Oh, and good job finding a perfect navy coat! And so early! I'm determined to get a new coat this year. I think it's going to happen, I can just feel the stars aligning...

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    3. I did a small post on her after seeing her in an editorial. http://susiesoso.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/i-really-like.html

      I like her quirky style. Not as obvious as some like Emanuelle Alt but definitely with a style of her own.

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    4. Oooh, thanks for the link! She is very stylish. I think all that flyaway blonde hair helps as well ;) That one outfit she has on though, the grey blazer over the t-shirt, that to me was magic. Gorgeous! Pinned it immediately.

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  4. Ahhh I love this. I feel your pain.

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  5. omg photo 2! totally pinning it right now <3 such great inspiration xx

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    1. I know, that was one of my favorite looks from this season as well. That skirt itself is not so amazing in person (at least, not on me) but I love the outfit as a whole.

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