I know I've mentioned how smitten I am with Zara's current fall collection, a gorgeous mix of voluminous cuts, great silky prints, 60s-style coats and perfect ballet slippers. Mike had to work late last night, so I took myself on a very nice date, which involved conveyor belt sushi (which I love), finding this terrific fashion photo book (for just $15!), and checking out what's new at Zara. (Mike showed up at the end of my date with myself, just in time to buy me Fashion Babylon, the buzzed-about tell-all about the fashion industry. I really didn't want to like this book, but I read five pages standing around in Borders and was totally hooked. I have barely been able to put it down since.)
Anyway, Zara. I was thinking of doing a little dressing room photo shoot of all my favorite pieces, until I realized that if I tried on all the skirts and dresses and tops I love right now, I would probably not be able to resist buying several -- or most -- of them. I'm trying hard not to overshop too much, see. So instead, I just picked one piece to try -- this silky kimono-style dress with a fantastic (if somewhat complicated) obi belt:
It's about $150 or so. There's a bubble-ish skirt in a circle print with a similar palette that is my favorite piece in the whole collection; I wanted to try that on as well but couldn't find an appropriate top to pair it with. In the end, I usually go with dresses anyway. They are so much easier to wear -- you don't need to worry about matching tops and bottoms and their cuts and colors and… you get the point, I'm sure.