|Gratuitous display of a new coat on my new dress form |
Zara coat with gathering on the shoulder (Ref. 5274/043), sz XS
J.Crew Factory Multistrand Dotted Pearl Necklace (old)
It certainly took me long enough but I finally pulled the trigger and purchased the dress form that Annie recommended from PB Teen. It's actually the same one that she bought a while back so please check out her blog post as well in case I've missed any details. She was sweet enough to share a 15% off promotion code that she wasn't using and I had a $100 gift card so I only had to shell out an additional $80.
The dress form came in a huge box and it was carefully packaged inside. It arrived in three pieces so the assembly was very easy. You will need to secure the base to the body and the knob on top of the neck piece. No tools are required so I was able to put it together by myself (the box is huge so my fiance brought it upstairs during his lunch break but he wasn't there when I got home). Unlike Annie's experience I had no complaints about the condition of the one I received. The dress form has little gray marks on the white finish for a shabby chic feel. Overall I'm really excited that I have something nice that I can use to display my clothes.
Next up is my recent Zara haul. For some reason their spring and summer pieces really speak to me even though I don't shop at Zara much during the fall/winter.
Below are the items that are in my 'yes' pile:
(Thoughts and intervention are always welcome.)
|Zara coat with gathering on the shoulder (Ref. 5274/043), sz XS|
This coral coat has a slightly more feminine cut and fit than my crewcuts bow coat which is straight up and down since it's meant for a child. They're both similar in weight so it's light jacket perfect for spring/fall. The sleeves are 24" long which is a good sleeve length for me and the shoulders measure approximately 13 3/4". It wasn't as easy to measure the shoulders due to the gathering on the shoulders combined with the light shoulder pads.
|Zara top with contrasting piping (Ref. 2507/041), sz XS (see another view here)|
Zara cotton blazer (Ref. 2382/761), sz XS (see another view here)
|Zara combination jacket with zips (Ref. 2282/852), sz XS (see another view here)|
As seen on Anh of 9to5chic.com
Here are the items I returned right away:
|Zara fantasy diamond top (Ref. 7521/724), sz XS|
|ZARA floral lace top (Ref. 1639/050), sz XS|
|Zara boat neck striped sweater (Ref. 5747/164), sz S|