Monday, June 10, 2013

Zara Shopping and Books


I've been online Zara shopping again.  It is now my go-to for dresses for my girls.  Quite a selection of fun, pretty, appropriate, and 10-11 yr old approved dresses.  From very casual everyday to lacy fancy.  I recently ordered the embroidered dress in midnight blue and striped dress with zip in bluish for my youngest, and the ponte di roma jacquard dress and dress with collar detailing for my oldest.  She is excited to do some in-store Zara shopping in Spain this summer, where the retailer originated.  We are only going to be very close to the French border but I looked up store locations around San Sebastian and it looks like there are a few Zaras to choose from in the area.

For myself, I've just received an order of some black and neutral tops, thinking of summer vacation packing already (Copenhagen, London, Paris).  I wore this one the other day.  I think it will be nice neutral background for colorful scarves:


Zara Oversize Sweater in Natural over an ON tank, F21 denim, Tiffany Keys three-key pendant, kate spade London Calling bangle




I find the leather strap on these rubs at the back of the heel and I use Dr. Scholls rub relief or a little bandaid.  I bought a Dr. Scholls moleskin roll to try with rubby shoes too (Target).



So, these are iPhone snaps.  I now have a new digital SLR camera - my first -  which I just started working with yesterday.  I am hoping I will be getting some great photos of my children's activities, on travels, and for the blog very soon.

As for reading, I finished Sharp Objects by Jillian Flynn a week or so ago.  Great writing and could barely put it down, but so very creepy and disturbing.  I'm looking forward to reading Dark Places, but I needed an emotional break after that one, so I'm currently on Habits of the House by Fay Wheldon.  A much lighter novel set in turn of the century London (very Downton Abbey-ish if you are a fan).

Any great summer reading recommendations?

xoxo



14 comments:

  1. I read Sharp Objects while on vacation in Miami and it made me sick to my stomach (and I grew up reading very disturbing stuff, usually I can stomach anything). Let me know if Dark Places is better!

    Great finds at Zara! I have never been to a Zara in Spain but I guess it will be very cheap

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    1. Hi Ema! Yes - it had some very creepy parts... did you read/like Gone Girl?

      I've heard that - that Zara in Spain has the best prices!... looking forward to shopping in person :-)

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    2. Yes I read Gone Girl first and I liked it so much (except for the ending) that I wanted to read more by the author, that's why I picked up Sharp Objects.

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  2. I think that neutral sweater is going to be a super one for showcasing your scarves! I am reading The Imposter Bride right now...
    Love those red shoes and I do hope that they will soften a bit after wearing...

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    1. Thank you! I will look up that book... I hadn't heard of it. :-)

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  3. When we took our new SLR camera on vacation last year we took- no joke- about 400 more photos than usual because it really allows good photos to come out of scenarios where that usually wouldn't happen (dark, too far away, too bright...).

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    1. Oh no! That means I'll be coming home with about 1400 ;-) Hope I can get the hang of it soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I adore those wedges! Just gorgeous!

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  5. Zara is too easy to like, especially with the free ship and returns.

    Are those TB wedges recent - they look fantastic!

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    1. Thanks :-)
      I know! I love Zara. Just had to return a blouse because it arrived with a mark across the fabric. Free return shipping was great and I've already received the replacement.

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    2. oh - yes they are recent. I ordered them on sale from Saks :-)

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  6. Great sweater! Sharp Objects sounds like a no-go for me. lol

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    1. Thanks Gigi! Yes... definitely not for everyone!

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