After writing about Spring looks for boys, I received a three word e-mail from a friend, "What about us?" Of course my friend is right, as mothers and/or businesswomen we get so busy with work and family that we often forget to take care of ourselves. I've put together a little montage of my favorites from Zara, one of my favorite shopping haunts. I will admit to you, and only you, that I've already purchased three of these pieces.
For those of you who may not have had the chance to visit a Zara store or the website, they are a London-based company that offer great clothes at a reasonable price point, so you can be stylish without having to forgo contributions to your kid's college fund.
Zara's "Wide-Heel Strappy Sandal ($49.90) are the shoes I was racing up the stairs to hide. Love, love, love them. A girlfriend recently told me about a survey that said most America women only buy three pairs of shoes a year. I find this hard to believe, but if you are going to buy only three, this is one pair to consider. The best part of these shoes is the wide-heel ensuring you won't fall on your face walking down the sidewalk.
I adore both the coral red Back-Neckline Dress ($79.90) and the Tri-Color Scarf ($39.90). The scarf is already in my closet. I have been wearing it with jeans, a plain white t-shirt and flip-flops. Fabulous! And with the "color blocking" trend that we keep hearing about for Spring, the Back Neckline dress would be perfect paired with a great solid jacket.
I am slightly mad for anything camel colored, so I did purchase the Camel Ankle Cropped Trousers, pictured left ($69.90). I chose to buy them in a size larger than I normally wear as I felt like a stuffed sausage when I tried them on in my own size. And, as I learned long ago, if you are feeling fat in the dressing room, they'll never come out of your closet.
I keep obsessing about the Printed Tunic ($79.90) pictured below. My mother would call it a "once seen, never forgotten" meaning that everyone is going to recognize it every time you wear it. In this case, I think it may be worth the risk!
Finally, if you want one quick wardrobe addition, I would suggest the Coral Red Belt ($39.90). It would look great paired with a pair of jeans, or to spruce up a favorite skirt.