Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What I Wore: Navy Stripes & Zara Studded Sleeve Coat [Update]

When I started this blog a little over a year ago one of my first posts featured this Zara studded sleeve coat. Last Winter was bitterly cold and I spent most of it layered beneath my North Face so it sat in the closet for most of the season. Fast forward to this Fall, I was excited to really get to play with this coat and use it to it's full potential (I paid full price after all)...  




Zara Studded Sleeve Coat (similar by GUESS, Similar by Kate Spade) // Madewell Striped Tee // Loft Haircalf Leopard Belt // Loft Modern Skinny Cords // Anne Klein Leopard Pumps (similar) // Timex Classic Mesh Watch Courtesy of Timex // Club Monaco Bracelet // Alex & Ani Bangles // MAC Lipstick in Russian Red

I had qualms about the quality of this coat from the get-go but I missed the return period. I love the coat, I really do, I get tons of compliments on it and it fits well, but a few days after taking these photos I noticed the left sleeve had become unsewn, almost half of the shoulder was hanging off! On closer inspection, the right shoulder was beginning to become unsewn as well (a commenter on the original post mentioned this happening to her). And so it sits in the back of the closet waiting to visit the tailor. I rarely buy such big ticket fast fashion items, and I can honestly tell you I never will again. That said, where are your favorite places to shop for stylish, quality outwear without breaking the bank?

24 comments:

  1. Such a bummer about the coat, because is stunning!

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  2. I recently got a coat from zara , hope it doesnt happen with me , love the shoes and the coat!

    www.fashwithray.blogspot.com

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  3. You're looking stylish and chic as usual. I'm always tempted by these things too, telling myself that I'll get my money's worth, but then when I go for it, I usually regret it later too.

    I do most of my shopping via consignment, ebay and discount retailers, like Marshalls and Nordstrom Rack.

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    1. I must check out the rack and Marshalls more often! I rarely shop their clothing because it's really hit or miss but I am missing out!

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  4. Love that coat, you look so chic..I shop from Zara on Sale for coats !
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  5. What a lovely coat! I love the way you write hun :) I usually just skim OOTD copy but yours I thoroughly read and enjoy :)

    xoxo
    Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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    1. Aww thank you thats a very sweet comment, I appreciate it!

      xo

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  6. I really like your blog, your outfitt is beautiful! I follow you ;) Kisses from ARgentina, Juli.
    trendalist.com.ar

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  7. I LOVE this coat! What a gorgeous piece and it looks so pretty on you!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

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  8. I'm crazy about stripes, so I LOVED this outfit! I hope the tailor is able to fix your coat because it's so beautiful!

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    1. Me too, stripes are an essential part of any wardrobe!

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  9. Girl, you are HOT! I love this outfit, especially the hint of leopard ; )

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  10. love the coat!

    http://pomegranateandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Love that jacket!!
    ~Ashleigh {Dazzle by Day}
    www.dazzlebyday.com

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