Hello hello :)
So there's been something quite exciting happening here in Perth, with the opening of the first Zara store in Garden City last Thursday. I happened to be working nearby that day, so after finishing up, I decided to head over and check it out.
Let me tell you - it was madness! The store is huge but was packed full of eager shoppers. I'm used to a more calm shopping environment and don't deal particularly well with big crowds, but seeing as I was already there, I decided to stick it out and ended up leaving with a few beautiful white tops and a cute black dress. I didn't even attempt to try them on though (the line for the changing room was ridiculous), but I was assured that I could return anything that didn't fit.
Just a little tip - if you want to skip the line to pay, head upstairs to the men's counter - I can guarantee the line will be shorter or even non-existant as it was in my case. :)
Unfortunately, when I tried everything on at home, nothing was quite right, but I headed back the next week (and thankfully it was much calmer this time), returned everything and then had a much more relaxing stroll around the shop and managed to find the beautiful pieces you see above. The changing rooms were also much more manageable this time so there were no disappointments when I arrived home.
First off are these super cute, high waisted gingham shorts (skort?)
The sturdy fabric sits really nicely so they're very flattering on. They're the perfect length, as well as being very comfortable and functional too! Not having to worry about your skirt flying up gets a big thumbs up from me!
Next is this beautiful dress. I've mentioned before that I have soft spot for pretty much anything floaty and white, and this dress is just my cup of tea. The sheer fabric drapes beautifully and I love the embroidered detail. At the moment I'm picturing styling it with ankle boots and a trilby hat to really play up the bohemian style.
Last but by no means least, (and probably my favourite purchase) are these stunning heels. The photo doesn't really do them justice but they're a gorgeous black suede with a beautiful gold ankle strap. I first saw these on Anna from the blog and youtube channel Vivianna Does Makeup, and have been lusting over them ever since (never really thinking I'd be able to get hold of them). I usually tend to stay away from ankle straps like this as they have a tendency to "cut the leg", and for someone of my short stature it's not always the most flattering style, but I'm a sucker for gold detailing, and these were just too gorgeous to pass up. Added to that is the fact that they're also super comfortable with a nice chunky heel at a height I can actually walk in - I just had to get them!
You can expect to be seeing these pieces popping up in my outfit photos very soon! Let me know what you think of this style of post showing the new additions to my wardrobe. I always enjoy reading these (and "haul" videos on youtube are one of my guilty pleasures), so hopefully you've enjoyed this and it's possibly given you some inspiration for your next shopping trip!
Lots of Love
*I've tried to find links to everything but have sadly failed miserably! I'm sorry!*