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Mini haul: Zara Skirt with Sash Belt and White, Open Neck Shirt

Why, oh, why do I have to spot all mouth watering clothing items when my salary hasn’t come in yet? Is it the universe telling me something? Is it some sort of divine conspiracy? πŸ˜‚Β And then, as it happens, I get worried that my local store will run out of my size or even sell out!! How strong can a woman be? Sometimes very, but some others less so, especially when it comes to something reasonably priced. And that’s exactly what happened with that Zara skirt and open neck shirt!

Zara skirt (high waist) and Zara Shirt

The Zara skirt that made me rush in the shop!

I hope you can all understand my pain… would you resist this skirt if you had a pear shaped body? Unfortunately, or fortunately, I have a very typical mediterranean body shape, with a waist that’s significantly smaller than my hips. I won’t go further and mention anything about my thighs, apart from, hey, they aren’t the smallest! As such, skirts that emphasise my waistline and hide everything else down to my knee tend to be both flattering and super comfortable.

I wish that was the only thing though… then maybe I’d have resisted?! Do you see that corset there instead of a belt? Love it! I just think it gives the skirt a whole new dimension, a more feminine one. I love an elegant corset detail in clothes, even my wedding dress had a corset back. However, I’m very specific about corsets as, if they aren’t well-made, they can have the opposite effect. I thought this Zara skirt had hit the nail on the head when it came to elegance though.

Zara skirt (high waist) and Zara Shirt

Just a skirt? Not really!

Once the decision of splurging had been made, then it’s just so easy to go downhill, isn’t it? πŸ˜‚Β How would I wear a skirt like this? What would it combine it with? I don’t have enough tops to match it… The ones I have don’t do it justice! I almost thought I had no clothes to wear πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚!! And then that white shirt makes its appearance. I didn’t even try to look for it – Zara visual merchandising and in-store arrangement is just so good. This wide open collar was everything I needed to balance the outfit I had in mind. Good, item added in the basket! Oh, that sense of satisfaction!

Zara shirt, white, white collar, cotton

Close up to this lovely white Zara shirt

The sleeves are so special too! I love the design of this shirt. And I enjoyed wearing the combination last weekend. Both the skirt and the shirt felt very comfortable and the material is cotton for the most part (over 90%), so it definitely feels good and soft to the touch. This is rather important for me.

Zara skirt and Zara shirt

The back of the outfit

Let’s have a closer look at both the skirt and shirt though:

Zara shirt

The shirt. Relatively non -transparent

Zara skirt, corset detail (high waist)

And the skirt – the corset means you can loosen it or tighten it up easily

What do you guys think? Was I not right to give in?

If you wish to check these two clothing items out, they’re both available at all UK Zara stores and on the website too. The Skirt with Sash Belt costs Β£25.99 and the White Open Neck Shirt with Puffy Sleeves costs Β£29.99. The lipstick I’m wearing is the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Scorched, part of the Naked Heat Collection. The rest of my make-up is coming up soon!

Any mini-hauls you’ve not resisted recently? Id love to know I’m not alone in that!

Have a lovely rest of the week and speak soon!




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  1. Menia August 8, 2017

    Very beautiful clothes and they suit you well!!! I will definetely check both out when I go to Zara!

  2. Yiota August 9, 2017

    Zara has the best items, every time I go to the mall near my house I visit Zara and I keep saying to myself ‘you don’t need more clothes, just have a look and exit the store’ haha!!! The struggle, I feel you Eleni!! The skirt is gorgeous but the top is the star of the show, so beautiful!!!


  3. Ankita Bardhan August 9, 2017

    This outfit is so posh and stylish! I love your hairstyle πŸ™‚


  4. The Makeup Train August 9, 2017

    Hehe, I have the same problems when it comes to things I want to buy. I’m always broke when they’re available lol.
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  5. Velvet Blush August 9, 2017

    I have the opposite problem! I go into stores and can never find anything that looks nice and fits. I love the skirt, it definitely goes well with the shirt, and for some reason I’m getting pride and prejudice vibes x

    Velvet Blush

  6. Sam August 9, 2017

    I love the skirt on you, it looks so flattering!! It was a great choice you did get it straight away though, I always find that Zara changes their clothing so fast that if you wait even a week or two it’s already gone x Sam

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  7. Keri August 9, 2017

    Such a lovely look on you! Obsessed with that skirt!

    Enclothed Cognition

  8. Shireen L. Platt August 9, 2017

    I wish I have your waist! You look like a sexy pirate girl and just gorgeous. It’s hard for my to wear midi skirt because my figure is quite boyish.

  9. A Very Sweet Blog August 9, 2017

    Two beautiful pieces! They look lovely on you and I love the natural color. Very complimenting πŸ˜€
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  10. Amy August 14, 2017

    I saw this outfit on your Instagram and have to say I absolutely love it. It suits you so well. I need to check out Zara more as I see so many lovely pieces coming from there, but never spot anything myself when I go in! Typical. – Amy

  11. Rosy August 17, 2017

    I am absolutely in love with this skirt! I agree that the corset detailing makes it look so cute and feminine πŸ™‚

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  12. charlottaeve August 17, 2017

    The skirt and the whole outfit is GORGEOUS. Money well spent, I say. πŸ™‚

    x Charlotta

  13. Kris August 19, 2017

    I love your picks, the outfit you’ve put together is amazing!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

  14. Emily August 20, 2017

    You make such a great model! I’m loving the crisp white shirt, there are so many combinations you could play around with!

    Musings & More

  15. Kim September 1, 2017

    I love Zara! Easily one of my favorite stores, as it’s really affordable style. Love these two pieces together! Really compliments each other.

    Simply Lovebirds

  16. Rachael March 20, 2018

    I love that skirt! It’s very esmerelda (in a good way!)
    Helpless Whilst Drying

  17. Varuna Jithesh April 27, 2018

    Nice and Perfect looking Outfit..

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