As much as I’m a massive advocate of online shopping, I really like to go and see stuff in the flesh. Sometimes only a good photo enough to convince you that thing is worth your money, but the real thing is far from it especially when you see it having travelled in a plastic bag for few days. And then comes the process of return and refund which can be kind of annoying. On the flip side, it’s really comfy to do shopping from your own sofa in your PJ-s, drinking a coffee or something. But again, as Carrie B said once; “shopping is my cardio” and sometimes I just need it.
ZaraYou know I’ve been not favouring Zara for a while, but I always try to remind myself that it’s not impossible to find good things there. Case in point, I found this stripe-y knit (also available in black and white) which not just looks and fits (this is the small btw) very good, but it’s also amazingly soft for only £30, and that’s a very good deal.
MangoAnd this is what I wore, pretty simple outfit with my best basics, like this Mango biker jacket, Zara jumper, Agolde jeans, Office loafers and mustardy shemagh from Amazon.I’m really into blazers right now, especially double breasted ones (similar here), and I love Mango, so I tried this one with check print on it. It’s quite nice, but wasn’t 100% convinced on it, and when I’m not, I don’t buy. This is my first rule of shopping lately. and it works. Also, the one I got from H&M is much much better and costs less, so basically a no brainer.And there was this black longline blazer, which was nice because 1, it’s made of wool, 2 fitted nicely and 3, it’s a black aka forever classic double breasted blazer, but it has massive 80s style shoulder pads in it. And when I mean massive I really mean it. Now, I do love shoulder pads but this is a bit over the top even for me.
H&MDon’t even ask, these are still noisy and all, but liked them anyway so had to buy them. They cost £35 and have a ring pull zipper closure which is very cool. I’ll probably wear these on our Halloween/house warming combo party and literally cannot wait.This is H&M’s take on the black double breasted blazer and even though it doesn’t have huge shoulder pads, it’s annoyingly long, on me at least, but that’s not that difficult being 161 cm (around 5’3″) tall, or rather short, duh.But I have average sized feet so finding shoes is not a problem usually. Now, I’ve been on the hunt for practical Chelsea boots for a while, because, you know, you need these kind of stuff once in a while, duh. These are very good though, they’re from the Premium selection and have a not so heavy, but rather thick sole which I absolutely dig. Did I mention they only cost £60?
I saw this coat and I couldn’t get it off my head, so I had to go back for it. Sometimes Zara’s stuff are the best on the market. This coat is not just stylish, but sleek (overwhelmingly huge and long like this one) and made of 60+% wool for £100. I think that’s a good price for a nice winter coat, isn’t it?Another day, another outfit (naturally), but same jacket. 🙂 Sweater is by Mango, jeans are by Re/Done and boots are from Topshop.I felt I needed more jumper this season and cos I loved that stripe one so much I also picked this camel knit for the same price (£30). Freakin’ love this colour and I think it just knocked out the Uniqlo cashmere jumper from my wish list, but will see how we get along together on the long term. 🙂And finally. This is a true basic from the TRF section and probably needs no comment. Maybe only that it’s full cotton and only £10. If something got to be oversized, then that is a simple breton stripe tee, am I right?
What do you think of my latest purchases? Let me know. 🙂