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Friday, 5 July 2013

confession #000069

... or, mariel and her technicoloured dream coat

i know i've been a bit quiet this week, and i don't want to give the usual excuse of having a lot going on but, well, that's quite what happened.  the mister's birthday celebrations, packing for malta next week, errands and so on and so forth ... oh, and spending every spare second watching pretty little liars.  it's safe to say i'm hooked and i'm kind of ramming four seasons in as little time as possible.  watch out for a post inspired by pll style in the coming days!



but aside from all this, remember how a few days ago i wrote about how to prepare for sales and what to look out for? well, of course, i've done a little shopping of my own during the sales - not in-shop mind you, you know i'm not crazy about shops during sales.  the beauty of it is that i've managed to get my hands on a coat i've been coveting for such a long time from zara. it seems to me that zara is my personal go-to place when i want something which fits my style and personality.

the coat is in a light jacquard with cotton lining, making it perfect for transitioning into autumn.  i love the oversized baroque / floral pattern in jewel tones, making it so much easier to match clothes to go with it by lifting one of the colours in the pattern.  i also love its cocoon shape which somewhat 'dresses it down' and makes it more wearable, even on more casual occasions. obviously i need to wait for the colder weather to do that, but in the meantime, i'm already figuring out ways of how to style it for as many outings as i can!


i particularly love the first set in the slideshow above - i think wearing patterns on patterns car really give off an opulent, elegant look, especially when the patterns are in the same colour palette or family of patterns.

i'll admit that this coat is a bit of a brave purchase from my side but i really can't wait to wear it.  oh, wait, was that thunder? maybe the temperamental krakow weather will allow me to don my latest purchase this weekend after all!

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