6.07.2011

what do you wear and where do you shop?

I wear dresses, almost exclusively. Where do I buy them? More likely than not, it's Zara...

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Unless you happen to catch me at home (as in, in my house) during the summer when I'm wearing cutoffs and a gingham button-down, I can almost promise you I will always be wearing a dress. Riding through Rittenhouse Square on my vintage Schwinn? Dress (and heels). Grocery shopping on Monday morning at Wegman's? Dress (and again, probably heels). Rock concert, barbecue, cocktail party, Target - it's my look, all day, every day.

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As for where I get these frocks, I can't get enough of Zara. Sure, I shop at Neiman Marcus and J. Crew and Forever and vintage boutiques, but Zara is my go-to for every day, work day and going out. I've been shopping there for years, and thankfully we got a store in Philly several years ago which makes updating my wardrobe a snap. I like that their look is fashion-forward, grown-up and affordable. It's not teeny-bopper like Forever 21, or suburban like Ann Taylor Loft, or folksy-twee like Anthropologie. They have bold colors, clean lines, modern shapes and plenty of runway references without feeling like a complete rip-off (except for some of their pieces this spring, which were taken straight from Prada's runway...but for some reason I am completely ok with that.)

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Needless to say, I am a total and complete fan. I also like their separates, which I don't get as much use of but find tempting nonetheless. Kimono jacket over shorts? Yes, please...

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So now that I have waxed rhapsodic over my favorite clothing item and my favorite store, tell me... what is your go-to wardrobe item and where do you get it from?

(images via Zara.com)

6 comments:

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Victory Paper Designs said...

Long cardigans and ballet flats. Hey wow, and it's what I'm wearing right now! And basically whatever the Gap mannequin seems to be wearing for the month...I've become so predictable.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

OK, you've completely inspired me to go back to Zara. It's been a couple of years. The dresses are adorable and I'm all for the shorts and Kimono jacket.

PS- I can't believe you bike in a dress and heels!! That is too awesome. I would surely crash and expose myself.

Chérie said...

Seriously, with as much as I shop at Zara (in Philly, of course) I'm surprised I've never run into you. Love everything they have going on right now. So chic!

Anne said...

I can't find that trench coat! Link me?

Jackie said...

Can you tell me where you got all the items in the look with the blue striped shirt and tan trench coat?