Wednesday, 29 December 2010

It's the Zara (jumble) Sale!

Now, you know I love Zara more than any other shop. Their clothes are well cut; just a millimetre difference here and there from other high street shops. They are mostly very well designed and could easily fit into any designer collection as the fabric is interesting and the colours effortless. The icing on the cake is that the prices are reasonable, especially for the investment pieces. The shops are chic, fairly clean and well laid out and the choice is vast.

I do, however, have one gripe... When Zara goes into sale, Zara descends into chaos.

It stresses me out, it really does. It becomes human soup, there's clothes on the floor, it's impossible to find what you want and argh! I'm not sure it would worry me so much if it wasn't a shop I was so bothered about and the blouse I'd been coveting for so long wasn't reduced!

So my apologies dear blog readers, but I am not going to rifling through the messy piles of beautiful clothes to pick out the best bargains and post them on here, I'm just not... 

Fear not.

Earlier this year Zara unleashed it's secret weapon, the one thing that was lacking in the unshakable fashion empire, Shop Online. Year round it provides us fashionistas with the best of Zara fashions at our fingertips and well as endless hours of blissful perusal. 

The thing I didn't appreciate at the time of launching is how un-stressful the Zara sale could be, thanks to shop online.

Here is, therefore, my pick of the Sale...

 You all know I'm a sucker for a good trench coat, this one is down from £69.99 to £49.99 and will carry you stylishly through spring, summer and straight back into winter.
I love this cute lace dress for its versatility and likeness to pieces off the Erdem runway. Pair with tough heels and eyeliner for a chic evening look, or brogues or sandals for a relaxed summer look. It's £49.99 instead of £79.99.

This little spotty dress comes in 3 colours, teal, burgundy and mustard and has a distinctly vintage feel to it, the shape and fabric especially. It would be great for dressing up or down, and is a steal at £19.99 (was £25.99).

This camel A-line skirt would make perfect work or weekend wear in Spring/Summer, with Camel set to still be a hot colour for the new season. Team with a crisp blouse or slouchy t-shirt, for a simple, chic look.
Was £39.99, now £29.99

And Finally... You've just gotta love these shoes, down from £69.99 to £39.99!

Happy Shopping!
(But be quick because it's already selling out!)

Monday, 20 December 2010

Two Little Mermaids

If you saw my brief excitable post on Saturday night, you will be aware that I loved both Kara Tointon and Paloma Faith's mermaid dresses... 

And if you watched the Strictly Come Dancing Finale, you will have seen said beautiful mermaid shaped dresses...

But if you didn't see the show, fear not for I have  tracked down pictures of the fabulous specimens!

Kara wore her girly yet glam number to perform her final routine with partner Artem, I love the light layers of tulle under the heavy beading - So pretty!

Meanwhile, Paloma wore her bronze and rose-gold tile covered nude dress by Ashley Isham, to perform her hit "Upside Down". While it's a showstopping dress, I think its name, "The Glitterball Gown" is equally fabulous!

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Strictly Come Dancing Final

Oh wow, Kara's last dress and Paloma Faith's dress.


Pictures to follow as soon as I can get my hands on them...