trying on at zara and bloomingdales

With my best friend in town, I've been going out browsing the shops a lot this past week and wanted to share a few of the things I tried on. Please excuse the terrible lighting in these photos, as they were all taken on my phone in terribly lit dressing rooms. That's something I'll never understand---why would you want your dressing room lighting to be so terrible that your customers can barely see what they're wearing?! 

But, I digress. There's a lot of cute stuff out there right now, particularly at Zara. The whole vibe is very shiny and vintage, therefore being perfect for the holidays. 

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I loved this faux fur coat from Ted Baker the moment I saw it. All of the pieces at Ted Baker are so cute and feminine, but I was really into this particular coat because it's a fun, unique piece to layer over an otherwise casual outfit. 

Lately, I've been watching Terrace House religiously and this morning, one of the girls on the show, Minori, was wearing a cozy, oversized sweater. I noted that I wanted to find one just like it and happened upon this one at Zara. In the photo, it looks more mustard but in reality, it's more brown.

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Next,I tried on this kimono-style dress with a pair of buckled sock boots. I didn't love the dress because the fit was a bit weird on me but it's very cute and could look great on someone else! The boots were great, though. Very comfortable and will add something special to any outfit.


I couldn't find this dress online to link, but I figured I'd post it anyway because you'll probably be able to find it in store. It was a super thin material and has a tie neck feature. It could be a little tighter in the waist for my taste, but if you like a looser fitting dress, this is a good pick. 

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My favorite outfit was this embroidered velvet dress and red block heel boots. The dress is a dark, emerald green with little pink accents. It's super comfortable (almost feels like pajamas) and would be absolutely perfect for a holiday party. I paired it with the red leather boots to add something a little edgy and adored the way it turned it out.