10th Commandment: August 25

Aug 25, 2014

I’m done buying summer clothes.  With Labor Day just around the corner, there’s no point.  This week, the morning post will feature retailers who sell under-$150 items and their best pieces for fall.  First up, Zara.

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Zara Boatneck Tube Dress ($80)

Dresses. This dress is a versatile piece for day-to-night.  Add a white blazer for work, then switch it out for a chunky necklace and chic sandals for happy hour.  This cable-knit sweater dress is also a nice choice.  I adore this bold-pink, textured dress with short sleeves.

Tops. This black-and-white mixed fabric blouse is the perfect mix of masculine and feminine.  This combined rib top with banded sleeves is very cool.  I also love the brushstroke print on this funnel-neck top.

Pants. Yes, pants.  These pale pink trousers are awesome.

Handbags. This bucket-shaped tote is awesome.  I also love this Bordeaux-colored city bag.  And do not miss this bowling bag with knotted handles in a soft pink or a basic black.

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  1. Yousaucyminx says:

    I love the Zara dress, but im way too hippy for it.

    Side tip, I just bought the greatest dress at Old Navy- a tank fit and flare with zip back made of a nice ponte knit. I got it in a tall to ensure a work appropriate length (I’m 5’5) and it’s awesome for $30. I wear it now on its own, but come fall will pair great with a blazer, cardigan, Or blouse under it. Perfect for curvy/hippy girls (I’m an 18)

    http://Www.yousaucyminx.com

    • Rachel says:

      Have to second this – I live Zara’s clothes when I see them on the rack, but they are one of the least hip- and bust-friendly contemporary brands I have ever encountered. It’s a shame.

  2. LongTimeLurker says:

    Are Zara leather purses worth $100+?

  3. Cate says:

    How long do Zara pieces tend to last for you? I’ve never bought anything from there because I find that whenever I walk in to the store, there are always several items that are already ripped or falling apart. The clothes look great online or in the window, but I just always end up leaving disappointed by the quality. Any tips on what you look for?

    • Belle says:

      I think part of the reason for that is that a few of the customers are young people who were raised by wolves AND the clothing is so tightly packed on the racks. I have several Zara pieces (jackets esp.) that have been worn for two years with regularity.

    • Helena says:

      I recently ordered two Zara pieces online, so they were, presumably, fresh out of the factory when I received them. Both fell apart after one wearing.

  4. BigLaw Midlevel says:

    If you are thinking fall, and like Zara, it’s time to look at Massimo Dutti. It’s all dreamy.

  5. Joules says:

    That sheath dress is a real gem. It looks a lot like one I picked up from Target this weekend, very simple and chic!

    Style by Joules

  6. Lisa says:

    I rarely post, but I LOVE the pink pants. However, can someone explain these? https://www.zara.com/us/en/woman/trousers/drop-crotch-sweatpants-c269187p2167014.html

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