Stripes & Emerald (and Zara Office City Bag Review)March 01, 2013
Emerald is Pantone's color of the year for 2013. I especially love it with navy stripes, a foolproof combination.
How do you wear emerald?
|HM Striped Blazer (from 2012; similar here & here) | Ann Taylor Kissing Placket Silk Long Sleeve Shirt (from 2011) | Anna Dello Russo x H&M Emerald Necklace | J. Crew Classic Mini in Felted Wool | Ann Taylor Exotic Perfect Skinny Belt | Zara Coat with Gathered Shoulder and Metallic Button | Zara Office City Bag | Ann Taylor Exotic Embossed Leather Perfect Block Heels (a gift from friend S)|
|from last September / my instagram|
My favorite features: crossbody straps and five compartments (three of which are zippered; the two that have snap button closures also have either a large zippered pouch or card slots/small zipper compartment).
With Zara, quality is often a concern. I purchased and returned three bags in all before ending up with a bag that doesn't have peeling straps or egregious incidents of loosened stitching. I would urge you to inspect your bag closely if you decide to buy it.
I also found two other totes that are similar in finish but are all-leather. If you have a bigger budget or want something that will last more than a year, I think these are better choices.
MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Macbook Travel Tote | Coach Saffiano Medium City Tote