Posts tagged Zara
Fifty Shades of Jay - Designing my new wardrobe

I’ve been on this weight loss journey for a couple of years now, and it’s been overwhelmingly positive. I have more confidence than ever before, and even though my body isn’t quite where I want it to be, I know that, as long as I keep doing what I’m doing, it’s only a matter of time. There is one con to all of this, however… none of my old clothes fit me anymore!

I’m a big fan of making the most out of a situation, so decided to take the opportunity to but myself a capsule wardrobe for the winter months and redesign my style in the process.

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Fragrance Review - Zara Tobacco Collection : Rich/Warm/Addictive

The second of my Zara fragrance purchases, was Rich/Warm/Addictive from the Tobacco Collection. This is a steal at £12.99 for 100ml, assuming it’s any good. I’ve been focussing on building up my collection with scents to wear in the colder months. The vast majority of my shelf is fresh citrussy options, so as the winter gets ever nearer, I need some more appropriate things to wear. Apparently, there are other fragrances in the Tobacco Collection, but in store, I could only see this one. I wish they’d have given this a name slightly easier to remember. Far too many words going on!

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Fragrance Review - Zara Vibrant Leather

I wouldn’t normally be interested in own brand fragrances from the high street, but I’d heard some mutterings that Zara’s offerings were surprisingly good, so figured I’d give a couple a whirl. Although listed on the website at £19.99 for 120ml of Eau de Parfum, I picked mine up in store for £12.99, so Vibrant Leather is nothing if not good value for money! So even if this is mediocre, you can’t really go wrong with it right?

The perfumer who created Vibrant Leather for Zara is Jerome Epinette. Other brands he’s created fragrances for include Atelier Cologne, who I’m a huge fan of, with Clementine California being on of my top summer fragrances, and Musc Impériale, which has become one of my favourite scents for Autumn.

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The Camel Coat

Literally a year ago I bought my first camel coat, which quickly became one of my go to winter staples, but unfortunately (or fortunately) by the time I pulled out my winter wardrobe, last years coat from H&M was too big. So this obviously meant a trip out shopping for a new one! Yay!!!

It seems that most places are favouring a narrow or in some cases even no lapel this season, whereas I was hoping for something a bit wider this time around. I ended up with a double breasted, which feels super warm when buttoned up, but when open I feel it adds a little something extra over a single breasted. 

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