As I mentioned in a previous post, florals and bright colors are everywhere for fall. I went into Zara and got a little carried away. I love flowers and couldn’t help myself. I felt like a kid in a candy store. I wanted them all!!! I fell in love with the fit of this floral pants, and double breasted dress. They both cinch nicely at the waist and would be very flattering on most figures. Once again, we see the return of the leg-o-mutton sleeve seen here on the yellow button-down sweater, which is also on the dress in my previous post. I have seen exaggerated sleeves on a few tops and dresses that I can’t wait to get my hands on. Fall is sure to be fun, despite the decreasing temperatures!
Though she’s not my favorite girl, by the looks of things, seems like Fall is trying to take over the Spring looks and dear I say, she can even put some pressure on Summer. I am in no means rushing fall because I know right behind her comes the terror called Winter. However, Zara’s have dropped some dope pieces featuring exaggerated sleeves, blooms of flowers and a mixture of other vibrant colors and patterns. Lets just say that this girl can’t get enough of’em. In this post I am paying homage to this black floral-print dress which reminds me of the 60’s and 70’s era, with the shorter hem, but these leg-o-mutton sleeves are er’ythang and dates back to the victorian era. I will be sharing a few other pieces with similar esthetics. I am so excited about these looks! They give me something to look forward to and also helps distract me from the colder weather to come.
I’ve left links to the dress below: Get yours before they are all gone and look out for my next looks coming soon…also from Zara’s.
IKR!!! Not sure how many of you are aware but TopShop closed their stores in the US a few weeks ago and they were literally giving away their merchandise, with up to 75% and on some special items like this, an even bigger discount was applied (Read more about the closing here). When I tried this number on, I prayed to Fashion Gods that the dress would fit and they did not let me down. However, there were two issues; first, the dress did not have a price tag , and second, it was torn at the hem. The latter problem was a non-issue because I knew right away that I could easily fix this with no adverse effects to the dress so I headed over to the register with fingers crossed that I would not have to pay more than $40 for the dress. You can imagine my surprise when the cashier said $10. My mouth fell open and I asked him to repeat to which he confirmed that it was really $10. I left the store making my best attempt at whistling and my new “love” in a black unnamed plastic-grocery-bag (after the announcement, Topshop no longer gave refunds and they ceased using their usual shopping bags). During the weeks that followed, I caught more great deals but none were as sweet as this!
I love a floral dress for the summer and depending on the print, they can even be worn during the colder months. I scoured the internet looking for other similar dresses but none quite matched this one. However, below are a few other florals I would love to get my hands on. Which one is your fave? PS: Shoes are House of CB and Bag is thrifted (added links to some that are similar).