Sunday, February 19, 2012

'O Coward Conscience, How Dost Thou Afflict Me'


When I first saw this coat in Zara, they were just putting it out on the floor. I thought the contrasting arms were just gorgeous. But I left it behind, while a friend of mine bought it. Seething with jealously, we left, her prize nicely hers and slung over her shoulder in a sleek black garment bag. Well... 

Two months passed and the same friend and I were downtown perusing the stores when she suggested we check out Zara. Just before leaving, we went up to the second floor, and there, loaded on a rack was the very same coat marked down to $29.90  I bought it!

Yes, yes, yes, I broke my shopping ban, but I did say that I may slip every now and then. So here's me coming clean...but a word in my defense, I did sell two pairs of Frye's on eBay so...

My slips:
Rebecca Minkoff Mac (but I really did get it at a good price. Check it out on my Instagram here)
RayBan Sunspecs (the ones I'm wearing in this post...I blame Vday and I blame Lisa at L&T)
Jeffrey Campbell Studded Loafers (I don't have white shoes; if I didn't get them they'd be sold out)
One Teaspoon Denim cutoffs...(again, they'd be sold out later plus I need them for vacation)...

That's all :)












What I'm Wearing:
Zara Fur Coat
          Orig: Price: $99.00
          Paid: $29.90
Top: Gap
Pants: JCrew
Collar: Sibilia via Free People
Shoes: BCBG
Sunspecs: RayBan
Lips: Mac Quick Sizzle
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75 comments:

  1. Ey there! I just found your blog and i like it! i 'd like you visit mine and if you want we follow each other!
    Kisses from diorblessyou.blogspot.com

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  2. wouah.....tu est superbe, et bravo au photographe, pour ces magnifiques photos, elles sont magnifiques, j'adore

    Très jolie tenue, et ce manteau est vraiment très beau

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  3. The jacket is super cute and it looks great with your necklace and your lipstick!

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  4. That is quite the coat you scored there and think your patience paid off in this case. I love that lip color!!

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  5. Love Zara!! Can't go wrong with their stuff... And, it is so much better that bought that coat with the price marked down!! Now that is worth the wait ;)

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  6. Wow! U LOOK FAB~
    i love this outfit on u!

    xxx
    -S

    http://www.gingerandlace.blogspot.com

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  7. such a gorgeous fur coat!!! what a great snag!

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  8. You're very lucky! the coat is awesome and perfect!
    Also I love your gold necklace, it looks very glamorous in this outfit.

    Have a pretty day.
    See you!

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  9. very cool picts! love the lipstick!

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  10. The pants are really nice.
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  11. lovely look, you are very beautiful with the pink lipstick!

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  12. Your fur + Quick Sizzle = hot hot hot!

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  13. I love all your little rationalizations for spending the money. I know all too well that when you have to get it, you just have to! Lol.. And how bout waiting to buy that Zara coat and saving in the long run, you atleast deserve a reward for that. I love everything about this look, the poses, the back drop, just lovely. Do it chic!
    Dee
    www.cheapandfabulousmom.wordpress.com/

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  14. I am so glad u eventually took this amazing fur piece, it's so perfect for u! And new sunspecs are awesome!! Can't wait to see other things u bought!;) Btw gorgeous pink lips!!!
    kisses

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  15. That coat is beyond amazing and even more so because its on you!!! Love how you styled it up and also love these photos! Sometimes we have to slip up or we miss out on our must haves :D

    Take care,Daniella xox

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  16. awesome fur coat and great pants!

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  17. Great look,hon!Love the fur coat and the pants!

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  18. wow so fabulous and stunning! im still in awe of that amazing chocker! :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  19. OK, that choker is so totally hot. I want one! That coat is also really unique and you got an amazing deal on it. That always feels so good. I absolutely love the edge in this outfit, great look!

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  20. What a fabulous coat!!! And such a great deal!!

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  21. I see now....If I were also you on the coat, i will not second guess!! You look stunning and with those nude shoes, just the right balance! But y'a know what..I will buy that lipstick too!!!It's the kind of pink that really shows..I'm taking note of it now! Yey!

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  22. Great photos in the wood! :)

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  23. The coat is super nice! And the necklace is great <3

    LOVE FROM
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  24. Like the jacket and the color of the lipstick!Absolutely gorgeous!

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  25. Great pics my dear. Love pic witn your shoe in tree. I need your trousers =(. Great Outfit, Coat with black shirt is so cute.

    XOXO from munich

    La Vie Quotidienne

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    You can translate my blog in upright corner frame.

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  26. love the necklace!

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  27. I must say you seriously know how to spoil yourself! I'm glad you bought this jacket and better still, at a bargain!! It's really pretty and I'm sure it kept you warm and snugged =)

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  28. Love everything but mostly the lipstick - why! oh why is it so hard to buy MAC products in Poland?!

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  29. Love it when you see items you want in the sale! Can't believe what a bargain you got here!
    Danielle / www.DKD-Designs.blogspot.com
    xx

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  30. Love your necklace & that amazing shade of lipstick!! Congrats on getting the coat on such a sale! I love how you're confessing your slip ups & justifying certain purchases...so good to be honest with yourself! : )

    Victoria
    Forever Fashionably Late

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  31. Can't believe you bought this coat for $29!!! That's such a steal, totally worth breaking the ban, esp with those two-tone sleeves. Oh my word, love it...and that lipstick shade is perfection on you.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  32. You look so Glam from the 70s ... What can i say ? Bianga Jagger with htis perfect Fur jacket ready to go to Studio 54!!! Love it!
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  33. I can not believe you got this coat for $30. I am in love.

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  34. the rayban looks fabulous on you, must buy!!! and this coat for that little price, must must buy!!!

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  35. lol, I see your shopping ban is going as well as my vegetarian only diet for the month of February. I love the coat, but for some reason I fear any and all fur coats and have yet to brave a purchase.

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  36. I am beyond in love with this coat, how dare you throw in our face you only paid $29 for this - so jealous!!!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.com

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  37. LOVE the coat! And for that price...definitely a no-brainer.

    xo,Cortnie
    http://stylelustpages.com

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  38. Amazing outfit! love absolutely everything about it! from the furr to the lipstick choice!
    xo,
    LMQ

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  39. So chic! I love your collar and amazing fur coat of course.

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  40. I absolutely adore this look you look so chic & cool! I love everything from the sunglasses to the lipstick & shoes you look great!

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  41. i guess it pays to be patient! you always find some great scores! this is a beautiful coat and i love those pants, too!

    [oomph.]
    Share the Love-Giveaway

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  42. hey bella! Thanks for your lovely comment! Ok let's follow each other :)

    xo

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  43. Love love love it all the shades, the jacket, the lips...complete fabulousness;)
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  44. that coat rocks! what a steal...
    xxLauren

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  45. ahha wow, now your friend is the jealous one ;) you look amazing, and that coat is to die for!!! thanks for another sweet comment my dear!!!!

    hapatime.blogspot.com

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  46. love the coat! and woman let me tell you something: you have some serious style in your blood! love it
    xoxo

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  47. That coat is gorgeous and I cannot believe you got it for $30! I kept buying things at full price at Zara in Chicago thinking the next time I go back it'll be gone.....WRONG TOTALLY WRONG! EVERY item I've bought has gone on sale...for like 50% off what I paid ahhhh!!!

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  48. I HAVE to know what that lip color is. It is perfect!! You look great.

    XO,
    Erin
    erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  49. I love that faux fur jacket, I have it too but I spent nth more thank you!!! Including the cost of the hook to close it!
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  50. LOVE the fur coat, looks amazing on you! (:

    Check out my blog & follow? (:
    onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com

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  51. I cant believe you only paid $29 for that coat! Its amazing! :)

    XO

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  52. This look is perfection Amy. So glamorous and well put together. I want that fur coat.

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  53. That coat is so damn cute! I love it! The contrasting sleeves, HOT! I thought it was real fur when I click onto your blog! It looks great on you! Shopping bans do not work, unless your dead ass broke! So, I just shop til I broke and that cures me for a while!!! LOL
    besos,lynn

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  54. Love the outfit, the photos and that price for the amazing Zara coat..!!? Jealous. Looking great :)

    xo

    fashion-gg.blogspot.com

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  55. u are really wonderfull, english is not my first language, but how can i explain that u are not only wonderfull in your clothes, u are amazing in ur feelings and opinions, all together harmony, u are unique

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  56. This necklace is beautiful ! And i love your lipstick too !

    I follow you now hope you will follow too :)

    Xxx Lizzie

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  57. I'm in love with this fur coat ! Necklace is so amazing ;)
    Love your style ;)

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  58. This is absolutely high fashion stuff! I can not appreciate you enough for this, the lip color, the coat, the cleavage ;) It all looks just perfect.

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  59. love the neutral outfit! the pink lipstick is just the perfect bit of color. and that fur coat is just gorgeous!!!

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  60. Wow! It was like this beautiful coat was meant to be for you and let me tell you that you look fantastic, i'm really loving this outfit!

    Xo,

    Nicole D.
    The Owl Girl

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