Hello again, Reader. Long time no blog to. Ive bought a few things lately, that I thought I’d share with you.
1. ZARA | Textured cotton patch pocket jacket in off white / Cotton outer, acetate lining | £39.99 (was £69.99)
I adore white jackets, and didn’t actually have one in this style. Full price, I really liked this jacket, but was content to leave it. However, when it went into the sale, I thought it was my opportunity to try and channel a little prim, retro style. Chic blazers and jackets are what Zara does best. Here is a close up of the fabric. Frankly, a less chunky fabric would probably be more flattering for me, but I really like it anyway.
If, however, this post now has you hankering after a cotton blazer, this MANGO | Frayed hem blazer in white | cotton outer and lining | £19.99 (was £39.99) looks to be a great buy. I’ve ordered the black and am awaiting it’s delivery. A lovely lady on Instagram said she has it and really likes it:
2. ZARA | Printed top with velvet bow | 100% viscose | £19.99 (was £29.99)
This appeals to my inner Victorian, and it works just as well with jeans as it does with black cropped trousers or pencil skirt. It sits nicely and, unlike with some other viscose tops, any creasing is not noticeable. It’s a sweet little top that sits nicely and isn’t cutesy.
These are shoes of dreams. I don’t normally talk like that, but despite them being quite high (the website says “8cm” I say “dont think so”), I had to buy them. They are elegant, sexy, classic shoes with a fun flash of blue. And I felt marvellous wearing them. Being suede, I will probably keep them for special occasions, but at £55, that’s fine. Being quite timeless, I think I will love them forever.
My dear friend Eve bought this, and having seen how beautiful the colour looks in real life (more emerald green than grass green ie darker than it looks in the website photo), I’ve ordered my size (which tends to be size 38 in & Other Stories) to try the fit on at home. This sort of 1940’s tailoring works well for me, and it’s an interesting use of broderie.
& Other Stories have just added some new sale stock online, including this terrazzo printed silk shirt | 100% silk | £32 (was £64). I’ve seen it in real life and the print is great. Interesting, but fairly subtle.
This dress was just something I decided to try on while I was trying on other things. My spontaneous dress was a big hit, but, of course, everything else was a dud. Anyway, this dress is utterly beautiful. Very Dolce & Gabbana glamour, but at a silly price, and in pure cotton (the website description is wrong). It’s a slim cut, and the UK10/US6 was fine on me (I’m normally a UK8/US4 in BR). The sizing availability online keeps changing (eg every few hours, it seems), so if you want to order it, keep an eye out for your size.
Thank you for reading, Reader, and (in this heatwave) “stay cool”