The Zara Sale for the Professional Woman

Well, the sales keep on comin’!  If I were told that for the rest of my life I could only shop one store with an unlimited budget, it would likely be Zara.  For the professional woman, this is the relatively affordable mecca of work-appropriate clothing that is not only chic, but also great quality.  I LOVE ZARA.  LOVE.

So when my sister called me earlier today to alert me to the fact that some major sales were going down, I immediately took to the ‘internets’ as some would say, to scour the inventory.  She was not lying.  The selection and prices are amazing.  AH-MAZE-ING.

Here are a few of my faves:

Fitted Blazer with Pleated Sleeves, $39.99.  I am ALL about an amazing shoulder on a jacket.  I love this color of this one, but it also comes in black for those of you who are averse to color. :D

Fitted Blazer with Pleated Sleeves, $39.99. I am ALL about an amazing shoulder on a jacket. I love this color of this one, but it also comes in black for those of you who are averse to color. 😀

Checked Shift Dress, $49.99.  Okay, so this dress isn't super cheap, but it's half off and just perfect in terms of tailoring!  The color combo is gorgeous, and well let's face it, it's just simply a great lookin' dress.  Not gonna lie, I bought it.  You should buy it too and be dress twinsies. ;)

Checked Shift Dress, $49.99. Okay, so this dress isn’t super cheap, but it’s half off and just perfect in terms of tailoring! The color combo is gorgeous, and well let’s face it, it’s just simply a great lookin’ dress. Not gonna lie, I bought it. You should buy it too and we should be dress twinsies. 😉

Judge me all you want, but I think these trousers are über chic!  Paired with a sweater, a silk top and a blazer, you've got a comfy, chic outfit for most office environments.  Get them now and wear them until it gets to warm to sport them!

Judge me all you want, but I think these trousers are über chic! Paired with a sweater, a silk top and a blazer, you’ve got a comfy, chic outfit for most office environments. Get them now and wear them until it gets to warm to sport them!

Skirt with side zip, $22.99.  My bestie and I loved this skirt!  A little bit of sexy without crossing the line into trashy, haha.  Pair it with a button down or even a plain white t-shirt and call it day.

Skirt with side zip, $22.99. My bestie and I loved this skirt! A little bit of sexy without crossing the line into trashy, haha. Pair it with a button down or even a plain white t-shirt and call it day.

High Heel Leather Boot, $79.99.  In case you didn't already know, now is the time to buy boots!  These in particular are $100 off.  The heel is a good height, and chunky, so they are bound to be relatively comfy to wear.

High Heel Leather Boot, $79.99. In case you didn’t already know, now is the time to buy boots! These in particular are $100 off. The heel is a good height, and chunky, so they are bound to be relatively comfy to wear.

Pleated Dress with Flared Skirt, $49.99.  If you're tall and slim, this is the dress for you.  I'm obsessed with the color, but for a short curvy woman, this is not the beesneez.  So, I pass it along to you who can rock it!

Pleated Dress with Flared Skirt, $49.99. If you’re tall and slim, this is the dress for you. I’m obsessed with the color, but for a short curvy woman, this is not the beesneez. So, I pass it along to you who can rock it!

Faux Leather Obi Belt, $12.99.  In my opinion, everyone needs a great statement belt.  This one is a good neutral one to have, and I love that the size is adjustable, without having those horrid holes telling the wold whether you've gained or lost weight recently.  Ugh!

Faux Leather Obi Belt, $12.99. In my opinion, everyone needs a great statement belt. This one is a good neutral one to have, and I love that the size is adjustable, without having those horrid holes telling the wold whether you’ve gained or lost weight recently. Ugh!

Faux Fur Jacket, $25.99.  If you've been looking for a faux fur jacket, look no further!  I love the color of this one AND the price is literally unbeatable.  Even by Forever 21's standards!  BUY.BUY.BUY!!

Faux Fur Jacket, $25.99. If you’ve been looking for a faux fur jacket, look no further! I love the color of this one AND the price is literally unbeatable. Even by Forever 21’s standards! BUY.BUY.BUY!!

Printed Top with Shirt Collar, $29.99.  I'm in love with this top.  I think it's perfect for the office, for a date night, or even for brunch outing on the weekend.  Perfection all around!

Printed Top with Shirt Collar, $29.99. I’m in love with this top. I think it’s perfect for the office, for a date night, or even for brunch outing on the weekend. Perfection all around!

Mini City Bag, $25.99.  I'm a sucker for a great statement bag.  Add this to an all black outfit, and all white outfit, or even to the checked/plaid dress above, and you have a fantastic outfit.  My laptop would likely not fit in this bag (8 x 9 x 3"), but for the price, I say it's worth buying.

Mini City Bag, $25.99. I’m a sucker for a great statement bag. Add this to an all black outfit, and all white outfit, or even to the checked/plaid dress above, and you have a fantastic outfit. My laptop would likely not fit in this bag (8 x 9 x 3″), but for the price, I say it’s worth buying.

Let me know what you end up buying!!  I will post my pics on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, so make sure to follow along!

It’s All About The Boots

The minute the temperature dropped below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, I brought my boots out to play!  Ugg boots, ankle boots, knee high boots, over the knee boots, black boots, brown boots…you name them, I have them.  After all, you know what they say…if the boot fits, buy it!  So, often, I do. That’s IS what they say, right??  Hehehehe!

Anyway, last week, a group of bloggers and I decided to get together and style boots for fall!  Often, people are unsure about what to wear boots, so today we’re styling our own as a ‘how-to-wear-boots’ guide for the fall/winter.

I decided to pair my knee-high boots with a faux-leather skirt, long-sleeved top, and 3/4 length coat.  Heels with a skirt that falls above the knee can’t possibly be warm enough for end-of-fall/winter’s-eve weather.  So boots are a nice way to add some warmth and coverage, without having to wear pants!

DSC_0039aDSC_0037aDSC_0047aDSC_0046DSC_0044aDSC_0043aBoots, Forever 21, here // Skirt, Forever 21, similar / / Coat, Zara, similar // Top, Forever 21, similar // Ring, House of Harlow, here // Bag, Francescas, similar

Photos: My hubby

Finally, as mentioned, I’m excited to have partnered with three other bloggers who have also styled boots for the fall on their blogs!  Check out my friends Claudia of The Penny Closet, Paulina of Lil Bits of Chic, and Silvia of Spanish Muse below (left to right).

Hope this post helps inspire you to find new ways to style your boots for cooler temps.  Comment below with your favorite boot style, how you prefer to wear your boots in the fall or winter, or simply to tell me what you thought of this post. You can also check out my daily outfits on Instagram, source of inspiration on Pinterest, and latest musings and retweets on Twitter. Finally, don’t forget to stop by my friends’ blogs (see above for links) for additional inspiration!  Have a fantastic weekend, friends!!

Until next time!  Stay Chic!