Tempting, so very tempting.
Now, bear with me: the reason I sauntered over to the online men’s department at Zara is the fact that my youngest, now thirteen years old, has completely ignored my plea to stop growing already and is now therefore in need of his first winter coat in an actual grown up size. And with all the future growing in mind buying at a lower price point is advised (as opposed to my eldest, now sixteen, who has a penchant for Gucci-and-Armani-but-on-sale with the occasional Nike and Airforce thrown in and such but at least he does not grow out of it in a minute).
Ages ago I owned a white wool coat, I believe from Topshop. It was a very structured minimal design, with a zipper, and I looked ever so smart in it. I really loved that coat. The downside was of course that it was white and even the slightest of stains or marks stood out on it like a sore thumb. And unless you have a huge dry cleaner budget that alone makes a coat like that very impractical.
You know how you can be on the look-out for a basic boot and then spot one that ticks all the boxes? High heel but sturdy enough so you can still navigate the cobbled streets of Utrecht, pointy toe but not too pointy, real leather but at an excellent price…that kind of thing?
I have not had a pair of black jeans in ages so for the past few days I have been looking online for a nice affordable pair. Plenty of black skinny ones on the high street and the high-waisted variety is also well represented but I favour a regular waist and a looser fit for now. Hopefully these will turn out fine.
A light grey square bag, yes that would count as something different in my wardrobe.
If I were in the market for a cute outfit that would take me from day to night I would basically click all of this into my basket and be done with it. Although the sandals I have been told are murder on the feet so perhaps best to skip those.
Do I want ‘ugly’ sneakers? If there ever was a more ‘third world problems’ type of question than this…do let me know. Still, I am contemplating this.
To be honest, I have zero inclination to go clothes shopping at the moment: I have looked at all the major websites but so far not much tickles my fancy. Fall and winter are, to me at least, seasons to keep it simple anyway and my wardrobe is already full of ‘simple’.