You might be wondering, but there is a good reason I haven’t featured Zara or Topshop on Black Friday and this reason is endlessly simple; I couldn’t find anything worthy enough. I mean a good deal, as you will see later, I, surprisingly managed to buy something good and not discounted in Topshop.
This plaid coat was the first on my list. It seemed really nice online, and although the full price (£139!) didn’t sell it to me right away, I thought it would be justifiable with some discount, and Zara usually does that with its outerwear anyway (confirmed, it did).
The coat is quite nice, the fabric with it’s wool and viscose composition is one of the softest on the high street, but the quality – what I saw at least – was just meh. The size (S) was rather tight on my shoulders and finally and rather annoyingly I didn’t like the dusty blue lines. I know it’s only nitpicking but for the price it really should have been better.
Not the best start, I have to admit, but on the flip side I quite liked my outfit. 🙂 It was a milder day and I could get away with a tee (from Uniqlo Men) and corduroy blazer (from H&M) combo. I wore them with my usual and favourite Re/Done jeans, old Topshop boots and even older PS11.
And now back to Zara and a lot of pro and cons with this cropped check shirt. This particular one is from the TRF line and it’s incredibly soft cotton for £20 hence I tried it. I wore size M here to get it really baggy and oversized, but I couldn’t get my head wrap around the cropped length. It’s not bad as it is here, but it looks off when tied around the waist, which is a thing I like doing with my shirts.
And then another number from TRF, this utterly gorgeous deep green velvet midi dress for £40. I really, really wanted this to be my new festive dress, but the size were very off on me at least, with the XS being too small and the S too big.
This is the small and you cannot really see but the tie is really forced to chinch my waist to give some shape which looked silly from the side. Not to mention it was a full poly dress with a rather hefty price tag for being a Zara TRF dress. 🙁
Gorgeous green velvet dress #2. Now, this one is from the Woman line and priced more understandably for £30. Probably it’s because of the length though, but still. The fit of this is much better, I could gave got away with either the XS or S (although I preferred the small for a bit more fabric both horizontally and vertically). If you don’t mind it is rather short and has elastics in the sleeves, this is the better choice probably.
TopshopAnd who knew I find my check coat where I didn’t expect to find it? So the thing is I often find Topshop garments too plasticky and rather overpriced, but I just fell in love with this coat and needless to say, I bought it.
This one is from the Petite range (a good thing with Topshop!) and I found only one size 10 (and even bigger ones), which is usually too big from me, but this one was actually perfect, maybe because it’s petite. I love the fit, the details (it has a vent!), the shorter length, the small houndstooth print and all the colours in it. True that, it has ‘only’ 25% wool and 3% cotton in it, but the fabric is fine and the price is much better for the £95 full price.
What do you think? Should I have got anything else?