I know some people aren't feeling the vast array of embellished garments in Zara at the moment but contradictory to what everyone else seems to think, I couldn't be happier about it! I could quite happily buy the whole of Zara. I find that a lot of clothes shops go through phases where they churn out item after lust-worthy item. But then it just stops and ultimately you start to swerve that store from that time on. Zara is probably my favourite shop for smart casual work wear. Being a wedding coordinator, I like to appear smart, well put together and also stylish. I feel like the days of coordinators wearing a suit are well and truly over!
One thing I will say about Zara is that their sizing is here, there and everywhere. I never know which sizes are going to fit me in their dresses especially. I have come to realise that they just don't cater for women with larger chests! Their dresses fit me perfectly on the hips and waist whilst my chest is flattened and squeezed in to within an inch of it's life! So not feeling that aspect of Zara.
However, last week I picked up this embellished jumper from the TRF section of the store and I absolutely adore it! I can't actually see it on the Zara website so it may be a brand new piece to the collection. It was priced at £45.99 and although I wouldn't normally pay that much for a sweater, I think the embellishment justifies the price tag.
I like to team it with my white skinny jeans and some nice boots or nude flats. It's dressier than your average sweater so it very much falls into the smart casual category. I love the embellishment around the neck, fine knit and ever-so-subtle metallic sheen to the thread. I also like that it's lightweight enough to wear a blazer over the top when I feel like I want to smarten it up even more. Some sweaters just bunch up under jackets and make you feel like the michelin man!
I also picked up this sweet little entwined heart necklace from Freedom for £6.00. I love delicate gold jewellery and it's nice to have more subtle accessories for the times when you want to wear a garment with more detail...like the Zara embellished sweater.
The other Zara garment I have added to my hit list is this coat with studded sleeves. I tried it on in the store and fell in love with it. It would be the perfect stylish winter coat for work! It's £129.99 so not at all cheap but I think it would be a lovely addition to my work-wear wardrobe. Possibly something to get as an early birthday present...although my birthday isn't until December so I'm not sure that will fly to be honest! Back to the drawing board then...
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