Before I ever write my blog and take photos I try to find something to inspire me. A simple conversation with my mother about how I loved Pink Panther (I am an 80's baby) and the color pink as a little girl did just that. I love that she allowed me to express myself through pink because it always made me feel like a princess. It was part of the inspiration behind the following looks. Of course pink is seen a lot now because brands and designers have included it in their Spring/Summer collections, so getting my hands on it was easy. I thought my love for not just pink, but HOT PINK would be even more beautiful and energizing to wear.
So I figured hot pink looks great on it's own but can also turn heads when combined with red, black, cobalt or gray. I decided that red the color of passion would be the most flattering for my skin tone to pair with pink. I always think of assorted jelly bean candy when I see pink and red together, most often than not they are the sweetest of the bunch.
Getting out of my all-black mind set has been one of my goals for this year. Since I'm taking these baby steps towards more color I thought the best way to do that was to find a store that's affordable as well as trendy, that place was ZARA.
I had been in this store many times with my girlfriends but had only made 2 purchases to date, until the other day. Whenever I mention that I don't shop there, my friends think I'm crazy. So, I thought I'd go in and see what's up. The minute I walked through the door I was slapped in the face with every hue you could imagine. I was immediately drawn to this vibrant red jumpsuit, hot pink stretchy top and a very cute multicolor drawstring top that to me has a Jamaican feel. I figured the temperature will be heating up soon so why not also grab a pair of shorts. At the last minute I also grabbed a pink cotton t-shirt that was placed strategically near the checkout till. Yep! They got me! I bought that too.
The fit on the tops were perfect. The jeans were tight at first but weirdly enough loosened up and looked better as I wore them. According to my measurements on ZARA's website I should be a medium in the romper but bought the small. I have a feeling that the medium would have been too loose around the neckline. I liked the items from ZARA and will return for basics in the future because they have a great selection for the minimalistic shopper. I don't think it's someplace I will frequently shop just like before, but it was fun seeing myself in bright colors and feeling feminine and sexy. Please tell me, do you shop at ZARA and what has been your experience? Leave comments below.