Zara High Street Shopping Haul

Monday, 12 August 2013

Nothing like going shopping after work. The plan was to go in and buy ONE item, instead...I walked out with two others. This seems to be a growing trend - guilty. 

Let's start with the necklace. I'm starting to get into statement necklaces. I'm more of a simple single pendant or charm kind of accessories person but now I'm starting to realise just how fun one necklace can glamourise a simple outfit. This necklace was only £19.99.

As you can see, it's very shiny and glistens in the light...great for the bargain price of £19.99.

Then I chose this Zara knit for the colder autumn and winter months. Also priced at £19.99! There are other colours available but I don't think I own a white knit. Yes, I am well aware this will probably go down in price before I wear it out but never mind. I chose a medium size instead of a small size as I wanted a looser fit. The small seemed too small. I would say the medium size closer resembles a UK8. 

I think the silver statement necklace would match with this knit but maybe it would go better with a black knit/jumper to contrast the colour?

Next and last item...the one item I planned to buy after work. A Prada looking but not quite Prada high street version - the Zara mini office city bag for £29.99. Also available in burgundy but I thought the navy would be more versatile and easier to match. The bag has 2 magnetic closures.

Also a detachable shoulder strap.

Inside phone holder and card holders.

Very smooth zip with padded lining in the middle compartment.

Come on - you have to admit I got myself a bargain...£29.99 and it comes with studs at the bottom to keep the bag cleaner.

Yes, the material is 100% polyurethane and the inner lining is 100% polyester but this is the sort of bag (mini size) which is suitable for work and dumping on the floor, without feeling guilty that it is sitting on the floor. Obviously, the quality of a high street bag doesn't compare to a high end premiere designer but you get what you pay for. I'm not willing to carry my expensive bags on the tube during rush hour and have people's bags scrape against my bag.

What I like about this bag is the size and shape. It's smaller than my Longchamp Le Pliage but is shaped like my Prada Saffiano (not to mention much less expensive). Lastly, check out this Zara bag - looks so much like a Prada. Well done, Zara - very good. Feeling rather satisfied for a Monday.

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