Sunglasses: Louis Vuitton Aviators (can you tell by now that these are my favorite? lol)
Earrings: Call It Spring Gunmetal Triangle Stud Earrings
Top: Zara Grey Muscle Tee
Jeans: H&M Dark Blue Denim Skinny Jeans (hauled here)
Bag: Milano Padlock Black Leather Cross-Body Micro Bag (purchased from Debenhams)
Shoes: Multi-Color Bandage Wrap Sandals (purchased from one of the open-air vendors in Thailand)
I was supposed to get my picture taken so I could renew my passport and get issued a new driver’s license (‘cuz I lost my old one and kinda’ needed a new one asap because I’d gotten into a fender-bender). I didn’t wear any makeup except for the Givenchy Lip Balm (haulage here) and no jewelry apart from a pair of delicate stud earrings. When the guy took my photo, I was like “Who is this monster?” (kidding! The flash on the camera – or maybe it was just his camera settings – washed me out and I’ve already got sallow skintone, to begin with, so I looked pretty sickly). I told him to trash the photo and that I’d just come back later. The “plan” was to put a little bit of makeup on, for next time, but somehow, I ended up with a “beat face” (I blame RuPaul’s Drag Race)!
Hair Accessory: Boots Black Velvet Scrunchie (haulage here)
Sunglasses: Red Aviators (purchased at a random store abroad in 2015)
Outerwear: Zara Floral Embroidered Shirt (haulage here)
Top: Zara Black TRF Polo Shirt (purchased in 2006 – not 2016 – 2006)
Trousers: H&M Burgundy Overdyed Twill Trousers (haulage here)
Shoes: Studded Black Wedge Sneakers (purchased online from either PLNDR or Karmaloop in 2012)
Shaolin Shuffle is actually one of the DLC maps in COD (if you didn’t understand any part of that sentence, don’t worry about it). The Zara Floral Embroidered Shirt (haulage here) – which as I said, looks like a cross between a Kung Fu Master’s Outfit and a Cheongsam (Traditional Chinese Dress) – was the inspiration behind the title of this post. I love this thing! It’s all long and flowy and just so cool!
Unfortunately, it’s a bit difficult to see (in detail), due to the horrible lighting in my bedroom. Everything looks much darker than it actually is. In reality, the Aviators have a bright red frame, whereas the Trousers are actually burgundy. I insisted on having dimmers and this (insufficient lighting) was the end result. At this point, it’s safe to say that I’m pretty much hopeless when it comes to this whole “Outfit of the Day” thing lol
On April 6 I found myself at Zara (the Marina Mall branch). It was around closing time (literally no time to try anything on), but there was a long line of people at the cash register, so I figured I at least had enough time to give the perfume testers a sniff and possibly pick one or two up. In all honestly, I was hoping for something similar to the long-discontinued Zara Black Peony Eau de Toilette (reviewed here). Unfortunately, some of the perfume testers wouldn’t even spritz (the atomizer had been damaged after being manhandled, I presume) while other perfume testers were straight up empty! One of the Sales Assistants walked over to me and suggested I give Zara Cashmere Rose a try. He said that they’d knocked the price down because they were phasing it out (only in Kuwait, because as far as I know, Zara Cashmere Rose is still production abroad) and as such, he’d stocked up, for his wife. The tester was at the check-out counter so I followed him there. The scent was beautiful and I said so, to which he replied, “just like you” (which I thought was inappropriate). I didn’t know it at the time but apparently I’d snatched up the very last Zara Cashmere Rose and I’ve been showing it a lot of love ever since!
I don’t shop at Zara much but whenever I do, I always come across one or two pieces from the haul, that end up becoming staples in my wardrobe! I’ve never been to the Avenues branch of Zara before, but I decided to check it out (on a whim), and ended getting a really cool Navy Blue Midi Skirt with Contrasting Stripes, a gorgeous Navy Blue Chenille Sweater, and the same Chenille Sweater in Dusty Pink. I’m pretty much obsessed with everything I got, the Chenille Sweaters especially (feels like I’m walking around snuggled up in an ultra-luxe, fluffy, cloud of softness)!
I used to shop at Zara all the time, but for some reason I just stopped shopping there. In fact, bar the one time I went in there looking for a Zara City Bag (but didn’t find it) and ended up getting Zara Black Peony EDT, I haven’t been there in years. It’s not like I rarely shop there anymore. It’s more like I never shop there anymore.
With that being said, I loved my Zara Black Peony fragrance so much that once it was almost finished, I went back to get another (but I couldn’t find it, either) and ended up with two other Zara fragrances. While I was there, I noticed all the pretty clothes and it occurred to me that I should really start shopping at Zara again. I don’t even know why I stopped shopping there, for all those years. I mean during college, my wardrobe mostly consisted of pieces from Zara (short-sleeve shirts, graphic tees, and embroidered denim jeans, etc…). For the record, in the past, I’ve only ever visited the Zara branch at Souk Sharq. As such, everything in this haul was also purchased from that same branch.
Since I’d just finished up the bottle of Black Peony that I’d purchased from Zara (ages ago), I went in there to pick up another one. Sadly, yet understandably (it had been several years, after all), I couldn’t find the one I wanted, but I did end up getting these two, instead.
Top notes – Bergamot
Middle notes – Freesia and Peach
Base notes – Vanilla and Sandalwood.