You know what I thought the other day: "I could sit this season out". The shops are full of jumpers, coats and other winter paraphernalia - basically everything that feels totally unnecessary in these climes.
So it makes complete sense that no sooner had I uttered those words, I promptly trotted into Zara and bought "essentials" like a grey leather jacket (to be worn sometime in December) and some nice thick stretchy trousers.
I think this proves one thing: I cannot resist Zara new season. That store could be packed full of puffa jackets and I would still find a way to justify a purchase.
Now the trousers and top - standard fayre - but after wearing both I have a couple of conclusions:
1) Skip the top - it's a stage 5 creaser. Sit down/creased. Move/creased. Lay immobile/creased.
2) The trousers are a must. They are navy and although a skinny fit, the fabric has a happy slimming side effect.
But the best bit has to be the shoes. I wore them yesterday and I wore them today. The heel is mid-sized so you get a lift while still remaining able to walk and the lace detail is a major pain the arse to deal with when you put them on but very much worth the struggle. I have seen these on quite a few bloggers recently so I am not the first but I wholeheartedly recommend them. The dusky green/grey faux suede is also destined to work with anything in the wardrobe.
Trousers: Zara - Link!
Shoes: Zara (can't find these on the UK Zara site but they might be in store!)
Bag: Sophie Hulme
I wore this to a lovely evening at La Serre with Estee Lauder. The dinner was all about truffle pasta and lipsticks - what a combination! I have four new beauties to share with you and I think I will do a swatch post next. I can tell you one thing though, that lipstick on the left? Yep, that nude? You need it.....