My Love/Hate Relationship with ZARA

We all love ZARA, there is no point in questioning that. It has become an obvious choice to head over to one of their stores and pick something new. 90% of the times, you leave the store with at least one item from their never-ending selection. ZARA comes to the rescue, whenever you need a new basic t-shirt or the latest fashion forward printed culottes. Whatever you need, you will find it there. ZARA makes life easier, and no wonder they have built an empire by making us want to buy more and more and more. And how can we not want buy anything new, when they magically display new pieces every single time you enter their store.

I cannot recall how many times has ZARA saved me during my rush to find the perfect dress to a specific occasion, and I am really thankful for it’s existence, but it has become too much. To make this story short, I am in the middle of packing for my very late Summer vacation (better late than never, as they say) and was looking through my stuff while picking the things I am taking with me. And it HIT me: more than 50% of my closet consists of ZARA items. I was shocked, I knew I shopped in ZARA very frequently, but to actually own that many of their stuff, genuinely scared me. Have I become too lazy to shop anywhere else?

I have always praised myself, that I am capable of finding hidden gems around different stores, but now all I have to do is head to my nearest ZARA, and VIOLA, they are all in front of me, without any effort or sweat. I don’t need to go around town looking for that perfect interpretation of the runway skirt, I know I will find it at ZARA. But, maybe I can find t somewhere else? and maybe in a better quality and for a better price? That is exactly what I miss, the excitement of finding that amazing single piece from a not-so-famous store, and running to this blog to write about how remarkable my find was. I miss sharing my fashion finds here, with my readers. I don’t feel I have to mention any ZARA pieces, since all people already head there, so why bother?

In the end, I will always love ZARA, and would pop into their stores once in a while, but no more building a ZARA shrine in my closet… I would be thinking twice before buying anything …

What are your thoughts on ZARA?

 

 

Pink Makeup Tutorial Using the BLUSHED NUDES Palette from Maybelline

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As much as I love my Urban Decay Naked Palette, there comes a time when I want to experiment with colors and shades and create looks using something more exciting than the brown-y colors. I have thought a lot about purchasing the other Urban Decay Palettes, but wasn’t really sure whether I want to spend 60$ on a new one, when I know I am not going to fully use all the colors from either the Naked 2 or the Naked 3. Thankfully a lot of drugstore brands have given me the options and the variety I want without paying all that money and surprisingly the Maybelline palettes were really good value for the money.
So, I am not going to ramble a lot, when you can check the video down below and see for yourself how pigmented and nice the Blushed Palette is…

 

 

When the Dress Fits :: WashedandFound x Playingwithfashion

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This is a short story, about a girl finding her perfect dress…

We all have different perceptions of our perfect dress, how it is supposed to look, to feel and hug your buddy. With my figure (I am quite short and not that curvy), I find it hard to find dresses that would not overwhelm me, but instead let me shine. I love my dresses to be very loose and light. I look for silk materials and clean lines. As much as I like my puffy skirts, there’s something so sexy in wearing a dress that drapes around your body and doesn’t hide your natural curves. These types of dresses allow you to move and dance and not worry about anything.

I have found my perfect dress, have you???

 

Don’t forget to check mu previous post: Vintage Sailor Girl & All Laced Up 

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What I Wore:

Dress + Earrings + Heels can be found on the Washed and Found website.

On my lips : Woojoh LipStain

Location: L’Appartement in Ashrafieh, Beirut 

Photos by Lara Karam

You can check Washed and Found’s website to check all the amazing pieces they have (direct link here) and follow them on Instagram (@washedandfound) to be up to date with all their newest arrivals and how to style them.

Dancing Around :: WashedandFound x PlayingwithFashion

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We live in this perfect little world, where we dress perfect, eat perfect and simply act perfect. We have all become just a mere reflection of that perfect world that had been drawn for all of us throughout the social media and the TV. Without even thinking or deciding on our own, we follow the rules, we try our best in fitting in, but why are we doing so? Why do we have to stick to a certain style and not do what we want. We all have different takes on life, so why not listen to yourself first and do exactly what you want.

Enjoy your life and be spontaneous ….

 

Don’t forget to check mu previous post: Vintage Sailor Girl & All Laced Up 

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What I Wore:

Dress:Etoile Isabel Marant  (can be found on the Washed and Found website.)

On my lips : Woojoh LipStain

Location: L’Appartement in Ashrafieh, Beirut 

Photos by Lara Karam

You can check Washed and Found’s website to check all the amazing pieces they have (direct link here) and follow them on Instagram (@washedandfound) to be up to date with all their newest arrivals and how to style them.

All Laced Up :: WashedandFound x Playingwithfashion

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Nothing shows femininity more than Lace. This delicate material is the perfect combination of elegance and sex appeal that allows any woman to feel like she is on top of the world. For my second vintage inspired look ,this Maje dress is everything you want from a cocktail dress. It can be dressed up and down and would be the dress that could be worn for multiple occasions.

 

Don’t forget to check mu previous post: Vintage Sailor Girl

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What I Wore:

Dress + Sunglasses : both can be found on the Washed and Found website.

On my lips : Sephora Matte Lip Stains in #1

Location: L’Appartement in Ashrafieh, Beirut 

Photos by Lara Karam

You can check Washed and Found’s website to check all the amazing pieces they have (direct link here) and follow them on Instagram (@washedandfound) to be up to date with all their newest arrivals and how to style them.