The Zara coated trousers

These trousers - and many variations on them - have been floating around for some time.

Zara has them in leather, denim and now this coated cotton version.

Now I love the zip detail at the hip and at the trouser foot. I have been very tempted but always reticent to splurge. You see trousers from Zara never seem to fit "right". It's either too big at the waist, too small at the waist, too tight on the arse, too baggy on the arse....it's always something and I generally walk out of the changing room in a huff.

In the case of these trousers however, I am really pleased. They are a bit baggy in places (which I really don't mind as I have enough suck-it-up tight/skinny jeans) and as expected the Zara sizing is a bit strange but they feel comfortable and look a bit more interesting than a standard trouser.

The zipper detail makes them as far as I am concerned - but frustratingly it's all for show as there is no pocket beneath that zip....cue awkward placing of handswhen you intiutively feel for a pocket but come across nothing.

I wore them yesterday whilst popping out for lunch...note this does not mean some lovely outdoor brasserie type affair with waiter service. It meant supermarket.

So yes, nothing special in terms of either event or outfit but in trying to keep things real, this is what I wore! :)


Trousers: Zara - Link!
Vest top: H&M
Shoes: Tory Burch
Watch: Michael Kors
Bracelet: Disney Couture
Bag-that-doesn't-go-but-I-used-it-anyway-as-I-couldn't-be-bothered-to-use-anything-else: Celine

In other news

1) I ripped off my Gelish earlier this week. It wasn't intentional but one fingernail had some lifting, so I peeled...and then before I knew it I was therapeutically removing the rest. Feel very naughty.

2) I spent the last of my Christmas money on a pair of shoes from the Boutique 1 sale. They are of the totally impractical variety :)

3) Urban Decay's Naked Palette is getting daily usage again - Virgin, Naked and Buck....it's all you need for a soft, natural and sultry eye. Am contemplating Naked 2 but not experiencing any massive urges to buy it...not sure I would like it more than this?

4) Finished When God Was A Rabbit last week and loved it. It is written in quite a staccato fashion but the narration moves at a pace and although I didn't feel huge empathy with the characters there was a moment when I cried. And oddly I do associate this kind of emotion with a well-written book. Make me cry and I'm happy.

Currently moving through Ally Condie's Crossed, the second in her trilogy and it's a bit....slow? This is clearly the character development book and so not a lot of action is going on. I just can't give up on a book though - even if I hate it I will persevere. So here goes...

5) Bioderma Tinted Sun Cream is incredible. The coverage is comparable to Liz Earle's Skin Tint but as a product it's far better. No gross scent, 100SPF, a nice "light latte" tint and a cream consistency that sets. This is my weekend-wear product!

6) I have lost alot of my time this week to the Bejewled app. This is probably why posts have been scant. I would recommend it but if you are a fan of Connect 4/Tetris type games...prepare to dedicate/lose hours.

Have a great Friday all!

79 comments:

  1. Your hair looks fantastic here - is that all your own?
    I must check out the trousers too - they do look cool. x

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  2. Laura your hair looks so big! (In a good way)
    What products are you using? xx

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  3. @adele - yes it is! :)


    @Simone G - i think i will do a post on it although it's nothing very exciting :)

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  4. Great outfit, great look! :)

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  5. Ahhh! A new post!

    Have a lovely weekend Laura. I loved Dubai when I went there. Nobu in the Atlantis was incredible!

    www.serendipitybeautyblog.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  6. Love this look Laura, the trousers look kinda rock chic! I'm warming to the Celine bag (not good for my credit card) and your hair looks amazing! :) x

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  7. @Constanze - thanks so much!

    @Amy - Nobu is always good - well miso cod is :) Glad to enjoyed!

    @Parveen - thank you Parveen. I love the trousers for that very reason. Not going to lie either...tempted to get the faux leather version :)

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  8. Look fab rocking the all black look. Trousers are very flattering on you! I am all geared up for Naked 2. I see what you say thought not sure if I'd love it more. Love virgin as a highlight!

    Liz
    http://www.aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  9. Cute!
    I hate changing bags, I'm so lazy LOL so I often do with bags that don't go and pretend it's a style statement ;)

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  10. Looking forward to your hair post! It looks gorgeous!xxx

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  11. @AspirationsofGlam - i think it's one that i want to see in person...to be honest i will probably end up getting it this year :)

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  12. @Musing on Beauty - i don't even have much in here but...ugh...can't be arsed :)

    @Kiran - thank you so much!

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  13. Your hair is looking amazing, how did you get the big bouncy curls? I have in microlink extensions, contemplating trimming them as the weight has left my hair long and flat looking...

    p.s think it's ridiculous at the heart palpitations I experience when bejewelled blitz on the iphone has '30 seconds left'... :)

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  14. Laura, I have these jeans in every colour & the faux leather are my favs!

    Although the cranberry cotton ones ripped on both sides..Grrrrr

    I saw in Zara yesterday that they have soft grey ones with zips...yum xx

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  15. @Katie - okay now I definitely want the faux leather :)

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  16. Your hair is looking amazing indeed! I love the bag with the outfit...well I just love the bag with any outfit!

    http://ohsofabulousdarling.blogspot.com/

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  17. This is my new fav blog....keep up the good shopping!!

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  18. I love your hair, and the trousers are gorgeous. I know what you mean about Bejewelled, I'm obsessed! xx

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  19. You always look amazing Laura. I am still in two minds about the Naked 2 palette, I will probably cave at some point though. x

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  20. I agree, Zara's sizing for bottoms is always so weird! I love the ankle zippers on these coated jeans though! I can't decide on Naked 2 either... I hardly ever use the original Naked any more but you've inspired me to start again :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  21. You look a lot better than me for just going to the supermarket. Actually you look lovely!

    Oh gosh, you just reminded me about Bejewelled! I was seriously addicted to that for a while but had forgotten all about it for ages. I'm fully blaming you now, in advance, for my lack of blogging!

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING!

    xxx

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  22. I know what you mean about not being able to give up on a book. I'm going to my first book club mtg (since i always read and never have anyone to talk to about it) and it's If On A Winter's Night A Traveler. I. Can't. Get. Into. It! I'm like "go figure! finally join a book club and it's boooring!" i just want to buy Hunger Games! But I will persevere...even if i find the writing self indulgent, ha!

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  23. Laura, I love an all black outfit <3 You look so nice and adorable!

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  24. You look gorgeous! I love your hair in this :)

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  25. I hate trouser shopping. With a passion. Taking them off and on again is a pain- but getting them to fit is the worst part. These look great on you! x

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  26. Really like these, Laura but I'm guessing with the zips, I'd be better off checking these out instore. Argh, for me, the length issue is the biggest demin ever. With the gorgeous zip detailing, I'm guessing getting the right length is pretty crucial in pulling these off. You look fab!

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  27. I feel the same way about the Naked 2 Palette. I'm a big Urban Decay fan, however, I'm not very impressed with the Naked 2. Colors seem to warm for me and pretty similar to the first but a part of me still kinda wants the palette. I've seen swatches/reviews but I want to see it in person when it hits stores.

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  28. Stunning outfit as always, those trousers are so gorgeous x x

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  29. your hair looks gorg, and u dress well for a trip to the supermarket!

    whattheshoe.blogspot.com

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  30. you look stunning, as always! I love the trousers and the hair :D !!

    Anca
    http://coralista-xo.blogspot.com/

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  31. I miss you on youtube. I really like your ideas. I like bag, I think cuz its big.

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  32. Love the pants Laura! I have done the same thing with the gel manicure nails almost everytime I get them done, its just too much to take having one that looks bad! But the last time I was at my salon, the girl told me if one starts to come off after 10 days or so just to come back in and she'll fix it for free! Next time try to fight the urge and just get the one fixed!

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  33. You look fantastic in black, so chic! I peel off my shellac as well, it feels good doesn't it?:)

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  34. these pants look amazing! i`ve been lusting after them, but zara doesn`t make them small enough! i always have a hard time fitting in their clothes as i am petite, but curvy at the same time. i`m still dying over your bag, it`s definitely going to be my next one!

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  35. I really really like your bag!! so chic! Check out my new outfit post and friday faves here:



    http://www.shellzdoll.com/

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  36. I love the Zara trousers, not something I would usually go for, but it looks great on you! :) x

    http://lipsticksandmascara.blogspot.com

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  37. Amen to Bejeweled! It is my all time favorite puzzle game. Love the sci fi sound effects. Thumbs up to "keeping it real" posts. :)

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  38. Hey laura, love these trousers!
    Your hair does look stunning,please do a hair post! Are you still using Phyto? I have looked for Phytorhum in my local John Lewis but they seem to have every one but that one! Grrr!

    M xxx

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  39. i love those!!! i have been eyeing them for a while..just may have to purchase :)

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  40. Thet look great on you, I've lost my life to bejeweled already.... x

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  41. Love this outfit, you always look lovely! X

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  42. I hate trouser shopping! Being so short means I can never ever find anything that fits, and I'm glad I find somebody who shares the same problem. I might have to take a trip to Zara and seek out these trousers? They look gorgeous on you!

    x D

    darcymay.blogspot.com

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  43. I want to read that book, only because I'm superficial and like the title :)

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  44. You look gorgeous, love the trousers! And yes, Bejeweled is quite addicting. I play that and Jewel Quest on my phone for hours. So bad! lol

    keepcalmandcarrylipstick.blogspot.com

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  45. Although for teens, a great under-the-radar series writer with "a good reading pace" is anything written by Cate Tiernan (aka. completed book series like Sweep and Balefire). Easy, exciting, sometimes cheesy in a good way read; full of ethos.. or was it pathos?.. whatever. aha =)

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  46. love the pants!!! and funny you call it "the bag that doesn't go"...i would call it: "the bag that goes with everything and therefore must be purchased when i go to Paris/London in a few months" :)

    http://www.thecurrentlyobsessed.com/

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  47. These are gorgeous! I especially love the zips at the bottom... I'm a sucker for extra detailing :)
    Tor @ That's Peachy Fashion Blog xx

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  48. Looking gorge they are so sweet, I love the zip detailing at the bottom.

    xoxo

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  49. I love that you read a lot. I wish I can read as much and as fast as you do. Do you have any tips? I'd really appreciate it :)

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  50. loving this simply look!
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  51. Those in leather = detour during my break at work tomorrow to Zara. Loving the cotton ones too! Something about the zips just makes them look fancier! Also think I may have your watch so you obviously have good taste :P
    http://katieneedsajob.blogspot.com/

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  52. love those trews - sheen and zips give them a different edge.
    you look gorj as always
    x

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  53. Really pretty, I'll definitely check them out, I have something to return at Zara anyway. I'm also having my eyes on dark green coated skinny pants I saw there last time.

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  54. OMG ! Your soooo lucky to live in Sunny Dubii !!!! -_-

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  55. The trousers really do look lovely. I have a love hate relationship with Zara, they do occasionally have some amazing pieces though.

    I think I may be the only one who has never had the desire to purchase either naked palette...and I thought I was a beauty junkie!

    Makeup for Biochemists

    xx

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  56. urgh I still can't get through that book... like you said, I don't feel connected to the characters at all and I just feel like I'm watching a badly acted film. i find it so hard to get through a book in which i dislike the characters! anyways love your celine bag more and more with each post you do!!

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  57. Those trousers have a nice cut. I need something like them to get me out of my skinny jeans rut!

    sophiebakescakes.blogspot.com

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  58. I finished 'When God was a Rabbit ' last week....and of course, I cried. Great read, would reccomend it.

    Now started ' A Soldiers Wife' by Margaret Leroy ...so far it looking promising,

    Diana

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  59. Do you know what I love about your blog: it's a fashion and beauty blog with a brain!Keep up the book reviews please!
    I am sold on the Bioderma tinted moisturiser!
    I know what you mean about Zara fitting strangely! I very rarely get into their trousers!

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  61. Oh glad I'm not the only one finding Zara's fit quite odd on their trousers: I once tried once that was menacing to cut all circulation on my feet it was so tight at the ankle.... and there was room for at least another half thigh. I know I have a weird shape but still!
    Disappointed by the fake pocket though

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  62. this outfit is soo cute... i love your tory burch shoes =) xx

    www.pebbzblog.blogspot.com

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  63. Such a cute girl, if I didn't like you so much I'd have to hate you. LOVE Bejeweled totally addicting!

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  64. I love your trousers! So modern and flattering. A great outfit. I love how happy you look, by the way :) Much love, from England.

    http://hannahalehandra.blogspot.com/

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  65. Sent mine back last week as they were too baggy and not flattering at all.:(

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  66. Gorgeous!
    great picture selection!! i enjoyed them a lot. :) thanks for sharing!!


    Wrangler Jeans | Mens Designer Jeans

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  67. LOVe the trousers, i did give in to the naked 2 as im sure many people have... seemed different enough to warrent it lol :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  68. I got the same trousers and I know exactly what you mean, they are nice as hell but still a bit too loose in some areas...

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  69. Love your pants- I saw this posting then rushed out to Zara and picked up a pair for myself! They are soo comfortable and really cute! They are a bit loose as well but I figure it is better than them looking skin tight esp. since they have that leather "look"
    Love your blog :)
    Bronwyn
    www.chicinvancity.com

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  70. i've been looking for a good pair of trousers for SO long and i think these are the ones for me! i only have a pair of harem trousers and that is it. no jeans or anything so these seem perfect! i think they'd also be great for using at sixth form too. thank you laura! X

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  71. Speaking of apps....over the Christmas work break, i lost lots of time to the following also:

    Tetris, Bejeweled, Dingbatz (or Dingbats???), Mahjong and the ever popular Angry Birds!!!!
    I have our CEO to thank for gifting the staff iPad2:)

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  72. I love your blog, I passed on the versatile blogger award to you :)

    http://whattheshoe.blogspot.com/

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  74. I just love these types of trouser. I am thinking for purchasing it.

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