Weekly Shopping Update: 12.20.2013 + Zara Sale ReviewsDecember 20, 2013
fall/winter sale has started and it is a doozy. Sizes go down to 0 and
up to 14. If you have been thinking about a Burberry coat or trench,
now's the time. By second cut popular sizes will be mostly gone.
If you wear the smallest woman's sizes or have a wee one to shop for, you might consider these girls' options (goes up to size 14, which is roughly a woman's size 0/2).
|Hooded Double-Faced Wool Trench Coat|
|Animal Print Topcollar Coat|
The Mottram Trench that I own and wear constantly is on sale for $750. I do find the length challenging at times so you should consider this slightly longer option for versatility.
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|Burberry Bonded Wool Cashmere Military Coat|
|Burberry Mid-Length Cotton Sateen Trench Coat|
And if the Wool Twill Peplum Coat makes its way to second cut, it will be mine! (this Bonded Wool Military Caban is also striking).
Zara's winter sale started earlier today and discounts on the first cut are, as expected, just so-so. I do want to get some reviews up in case you were contemplating a purchase.
Zara Checked Blazer - the material is reasonable for the price (originally $35.99; now $29.99) but the cutouts on the design make it only selectively flattering. The fit is shrunken so you might consider a size up to wear thicker layers below.
|Zara Checked Blazer | size XS|
Length: 23.5" | Sleeve Length: 23" | Shoulder: 14.5" | Bust: 16" | Waist: 14"
|Striped Sweater | Size 13-14|
Length: 22.5" | Sleeve Length: 22.5" | Shoulder: 16" | Underarm to Underarm: 19.5"
|Zara Two-Sided Coat | Size XS|
Length: 33" | Sleeve Length: 23" | Shoulder: 15.5" | Bust: 19"
|Zara Two-Ply Trousers | Size 2|
Waist: 14" | Hip: 17" | Length: 35.5" | Inseam: 26"
|Zara Duffle Coat with Faux Sheepskin Hood | Size S|
Length: 28" | Sleeve Length: 28" | Underarm to Underarm: 20"
You can wait for the after-Christmas 50% off sale but inventory tends to be really low at that point. I don't think a 10% difference is that significant if you are a responsible shopper.
My picks: Wrap Pencil Skirt, Mini-Bows Sweatshirt, Wool Shawl-collar Blazer, Collection Wool-silk Cropped Pant, Cambridge Cable Chunky Turtleneck Sweater, and Motorcycle-style Mini in Wool (worn here).
And a few others I am eying from a distance as their prices are still quite prohibitive: Contrast-collar Topcoat, Etta Plaid Jeweled Pump, Colorblock Duffle Coat, Beaded Feather Tee, and Jeweled Crepe Skirt.
Picked up the Claremont Tote and more Cashmere-lined Smartphone Leather Gloves for gifting; guaranteed delivery by Christmas is offered for free on all orders.
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|Schoolboy Blazer in Italian Wool Flannel|
|Convertible Toggle Coat|