Ok, stop the press……..I think I may have found the perfect little all-year-round parka! What is an ‘all-year-round’ parka I hear you say? Well, lets just say, it’s a little gem of a parka/jacket that can transition into every season with very little effort and still look classic, on-trend and stylish.
I am partial to a nice parka jacket and this Zara beauty is no exception. Now…..I did purchase this parka a week ago on the Zara website but lo and behold, whilst doing this blog post, I’ve just noticed its completely sold-out and not on the website anymore! (insert ‘crying-face-emoji’). Zara are just KILLING IT this season with their amazing Spring/Summer 2016 collections. I reckon this particular jacket grew a bit of momentum amongst other bloggers and Zara fans in general as I did see it pop up on Instagram and Snapchat a few times and knew I HAD TO HAVE IT before it was gone and that’s exactly what happened……..sorry!!! But……I have seen said jacket on eBay for roughly the same price so anyone that desperately wants it – check out eBay here.
What I love about it is the fact that it can be worn as the perfect little summer cover-up on those ‘not-so-summery-days’ we get in Ireland…….almost every day at the moment! It looks great thrown over a glam outfit for a night out, looks fab with a casual dressed-down look and I have to say, the ideal festival-chic jacket. I love that it is over-sized which means lots of room for layering in Autumn/Winter…..again the perfect transitioning jacket. The giant slogans ‘Speak Up’ and ‘Wild At Heart’ in big bold lettering with the colourful bird which emblaze the front and back of the jacket completely epitomise its coolness.
This #ootd I teamed the parka with has a casual, relaxed vibe and also a festival feel to it. Of course, suitable footwear to a festival in Ireland and the UK during the summer usually consists of ankle/Chelsea boots and wellies so pom-pom sandals are a no-no, unless of course we get a freak heat-wave again? But how cute are these River Island pom-pom sandals!
The skirt is a little fab gem from H&M with textured detail and literally the perfect white Summer skirt. I actually bought it in a larger size as I wanted it to sit more on my hips and more midi-length rather than high-waisted. It looks super cool with trainers, ankle boots and heels also.
The top is a grey casual cold-shoulder top that looks great with almost everything. Totally on-trend and can be either dressed up or dressed down. New Look has a huge array of these tops in lots of different colours so I stocked up (of course I did!).
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Similar style Zara patch Khaki parka (and on sale right now!) – buy here
H&M textured white skirt – buy here
New Look grey cold shoulder top – buy here
Ego Official Pom Pom Sandals (similar to the River Island ones I’m wearing) – buy here
Top Shop Tassle Earrings (similar to the H&M ones I’m wearing) – buy here
So anyone who personally knows me………be prepared to see me wearing this parka ALOT! Even in 40 degrees temperatures in Dubai ha, ha! Well maybe……inside….with the AC turned up! Hope you enjoyed the wee post and see you back here next week with another #ootd – yes my Instagram husband is back for another week or so – so you know what that means…..me wrecking his head to take photos! Enjoy the rest of the week and the weekend and remember……..