Bright and Cheery Zara Mini Shopper

After buying this Zara dress in store the other week, I decided to browse their website and came across a rather bright and cheery Zara Mini Shopper. I’d seen it in white in their Bluewater store and knew the size would be perfect for me – Bags the size of houses are definitely not a good fit for people under 5ft 2 inches and this one is just right… Unfortunately, I often find I’m lusting after the ones that are far too big for my person!

I’ve been looking for a spring and summer bag for a while. My current black day bag is all doom and gloom and too heavy looking for my lighter wardrobe, so I’m pretty chuffed with this find. It comes in at £22.99, and if you can’t find it in store then head to the Zara website. I generally purchase another item to warrant the free delivery (it’s free over £50) and then simply mail back the things I don’t want. I hate paying postage when it’s for an item that I can’t find in store!

What do you think? It comes in four colours – Black, green, white and orange. Which one would you go for?

I did order it before my below the line challenge, but it too some time to get delivered – So please don’t think I’m splurging the cash on such a sensitive week!

Zara Mini Shopper



Zara Dress Full of Neon Cheer

Yesterday, for the very first time, I managed to purchase something from Zara. Hurrah! It’s one of those stores that makes their clothing a little too big for short people, so I pretty much gave up on buying anything from there quite some time ago. However, when I paid a quick visit to Bluewater yesterday I decided to give it another go and low and behold came out with a dress that I absolutely love! I’m guessing it’s not at the length it should be on me, but that’s OK. It sits well enough and I might take it to the tailor for a slight length alteration… We’ll see if I get that far.

I’m always drawn to really bright patterned clothing and often find it rather hard to carry off, but I honestly don’t care because it cheers me up! Typically the said dress is not available on the Zara website, so Fat Cat and I took some time out to take a picture for this post. I generally struggle to take good photos of clothing, so opted for a balcony shot to get the best lighting (still not a great outcome) –  It’s pretty much impossible to open our  balcony doors without a certain someone wanting to escape!

Anyway, what do you think? I’ll probably wear it with my dark denim Pepe jacket.

This Zara dress full of neon cheer was £29.99

Zara Dress Full of Neon Cheer

Fat Cat

Zara Neon Dress


Shoes (More) Glorious Shoes

I’ve spent quite some time over that past few days, browsing for shoes online. I’m looking for something that you would think would be easy enough to find… Just a simple pair of delicate black flats. I wear a lot of patterned skirts and dresses, so just need something plain and simple for my feet. We are talking about daytime comfort here. Nothing too drab (like a school shoe), but I don’t want a sandal and I don’t want chunky. You get me?

Last year I got these shoes from Aldo…

I also got them the year before and I’d probably get them again, if they still stocked them. They’re obviously a bit run down now from excessive wearing and I don’t think I’m going to get much more wear out of them. I suit a pointed shoe and these were perfect for me.

Now I’m stuck!

These are the best flats I could find that were similar…I’m just not sure. A bit plain Jane.

I really like them in a Cognac though… BUT, that’s not what I’m meant to be looking for now is it?!

Anyway, I’m bored of chatting about flats that I can’t find. Take a look at some of these beauties…

1: Miss Selfridge – PARASOL Natural Suede Boot – £75.00
2: ZARA – Two Tone Platform Court Shoe – 49.99
3: ASOS –  PRAIYA Peep Toe Double Platform Court Shoes –  £55.00NOW £44.00
4: Nine West –  Cunning7 Courts –  £115
5: Nine West – Rocha – £95
6: Dune – BERNIE D – Point Court Shoe £85.00

  Have you found any great shoes? If so, what sites do you recommend?