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Wishing Wednesday… ZARA Wrap Mini Skort

ZARA Mini Wrap Skort

 ZARA Wrap MIni Skort $49.90

 First, let me say that I’m wishing for Spring weather as it’s a mix of rain and snow outside but since it’s humid, there’s no snow on the ground. Okay, now back to regular programming. I recently spotted this ZARA Wrap Mini Skort online and love the unique, clean simple aesthetic. I love the asymmetric hems on the front, the folded trim on the top, and the fact that it has pockets!

ZARA Wrap Mini Skort DetailsZARA Wrap Mini Skort Details

However, as much as I love the skort, I won’t be purchasing it for a two reasons: 1) it’s white, and 2) it’s not work-appropriate. As much as I love white (I have just about any garment in white), I shy away from white bottoms for the most part because it’s not practical. I’ll be sitting and being the klutz I am, constantly bumping into things and the white bottom will get dirty in no time! As such, I’d ideally like it either in navy, gray, black or better yet, color-blocked in black and white which is a huge Spring trend for the year. I think it’d be perfect if the front panel and the entire back was black with white on the folded trim and the other bottom panel of the skort as you’ll see below.

Color blocked ZARA black white wrap mini skortMy color-blocked black & white version

The second reason for not purchasing the skort is a valid reason for me as I spend most of my time at work and I like my clothing to be work-appropriate as much as possible to get the bang outta my buck, so to speak. Besides, I’m being honest with myself that I don’t wear such short shorts as much and prefer skirts over shorts in the warmer temperature. Ideally, right above the knee would be fantastic.

Nasty Gal Bloom Street Blouse Alexander Wang Elsa Cuff Flats in Lapis Mulberry Alexa Silky Snake in Nightshade ZARA Wrap Mini Skort Image Map

While I will not be buying the wrap mini skort as much as I love the item, I can’t help but dream out outfits of it in my ideal version. The outfit above would be one that I’d wear with my ideal skort incorporating florals, another Spring trend for the year. (click on the images for the respective items.)

What do you think of my ideal version of the skort? And what are you wishing for this Wednesday? 🙂

Wishing Wednesday… Alexander Wang Elsa Cuff Flats

Alexander Wang Elsa Cuff Flats in Black and Lapis $525

 

While perusing ShopBop’s site after receiving an email on the Spring Shopping Event (sale ends Feb 28, 2013!), I came across this beautiful pair of Alexander Wang Elsa Cuff Flats in Lapis. While I may not quite seem to get his bags, or rather the designs, I am definitely in favor of his shoes albeit mostly in heels (the Liya, Aminata and Emma comes to mind). I love the simple, minimalist yet unique design of his shoes. This pair of Elsa Cuff Flats quickly made it to my wishlist, and it’s the flats version of a cross between the Liya and Aminata. I envision myself wearing the Elsa Cuff Flats a lot and would likely purchase them in black (here) but I’ll gladly take both pairs at any given time! So, where do they keep the money trees these days? 😉

Which would you pick? Black or lapis blue?

Alexander Wang Elsa Cuff Flats in Black Alexander Wang Elsa Cuff Flats in Lapis Blue

More ZARA F/W Sales Loot!

Over the weekend, I picked up two more sale items when I went to return the pair of Alexander Wang Liya knock-off heels. As much as I love the heels, the pair that I received had scuffs on one of the front toe box and one of the heels. I had left them sitting in the box wondering if I should keep them and on the last day for returns, I finally decided to return them albeit a heavy heart. I’ve decided that I should only keep purchases that I will not have to worry about or regret about it months later. Thus, back it went.

Flaws on ZARA heels

I will admit that ZARA is my weakness and I can never leave the store without checking out what’s in store even if I do not plan on making any purchases. Heh. Well, I ended up picking up these two items on sale – ZARA Cross Over Jacket with Leather Lapels ($99) & ZARA TRF Draped Bird Print Dress ($25.99).

ZARA Draped Bird Print Dress and ZARA leather lapel biker jacket

ZARA Draped Bird Print Dress and ZARA leather lapel biker jacketZARA Cross Over Jacket with Leather Lapels $99

ZARA TRF Draped Bird Print DressZARA TRF Draped Bird Print Dress $25.99

As much as I like this jacket, I am wondering if I am overdoing the biker jacket trend since I had just bought the ZARA biker leather jacket here. There were only two left in the store, one of which happened to be my size but am I purchasing with my sale goggles on?

As for the bird print dress, I couldn’t resist the adorable print! Besides, I do not have any dress in a similar style and needless to say, the price was right, too. 😉 Now, to keep or return the jacket?! Your input is much appreciated! 🙂

ZARA Fall/Winter 2012 Sales Loot

It’s the time of the year where I actually do my ZARA shopping or rather purchases. Throughout the season, I would mentally prepare a wish list for their sales and when sales finally arrive, I would make purchases depending on how much the item is marked down.

ZARA Sales

Previously, I had posted about the padded shoulder leather jacket here and I was able to purchase one in the store, since my size was sold out online when I finally got to site. (I had tried to stay up since sales begin at midnight but fell asleep before that and when I was awake, it was long gone!) There was only one in my size in the store and I noticed that a stitch near the neckline is loose, but I bought it any way. Throughout the day, I was checking the site to see if my size would reappear and lo and behold, it did! I quickly placed an order and will promptly return the one I bought from the store, if the one I ordered online is in pristine condition. (here’s to hoping since online orders usually come straight from the warehouse whereas the store’s item has been tried on bazillion times!)

I also ordered up a pair of heels, the knock off to Alexander Wang’s Liya.

ZARA vs Alexander Wang LiyaZARA vs Alexander Wang Liya (Image via)

The only other item I wanted was the TRF blazer with zips but it was nowhere to be found online and at $69.90 in the store, I thought it was still too much, hence I passed. I will post an outfit pic with the leather jacket and the heels when it arrives!

ZARA TRF Blazer with ZipsZARA TRF blazer with zips

Will you be getting anything from the ZARA sales? Or perhaps if you did, what did you get? 🙂