Last night my brother and his family came over for dinner. I love hanging out with my brother – he’s quite tolerant of my foibles/quirks – or at least he appears to be. After dinner, once all had left, I happened to be surfing online and low and behold what should I see but the Zara site announcing it’s sale starting at midnight.
For the first time ever jetlag proved handy. I set my alarm just in case, but thanks to Poppy missing her Dad -bless her, I was wide awake at midnight, on my iPad, filling my cart. As I was about to check out, feeling very happy with myself, I lost the will to live. The UK site would not accept a US billing address and UK delivery address. Now for a moment I did think about waking Mum to borrow her card, but I quickly realized that she may not have placed the same degree of import on the Zara sale, especially close to 1am. Deflated I rolled over and fell asleep dreaming of what could have been.
In the cold light of day it was probably no bad thing. This morning, as I stalked the site again, I realized that I actually only REALLY wanted 2 items. Both are actually cheaper on the US site but the dress was sold out in a medium there – so thanks for letting me borrow your card Mum:)
Here are my purchases:
Jacket – $69.99 or 49.99 GBP
Dress – $69.99 or 49.99 GBP
Happy with my purchases we then headed to the Trafford Centre with my sister. I was not planning on buying anything. In fact I even went into Zara and came out empty handed. Louise then dragged me kicking and screaming into Ted Baker. Darn it – three dresses later we emerged victorious with grins across our faces.
Here’s Louise’s dress – just stunning on her – in a size 1 – after 2 children!! How can that be?!
And mine – another example of how different our styles are. I’ll never achieve her level of elegance.
The Allysia dress – reduced from 129 GBP to 65 GBP – a proper bargain!
Poppy didn’t come home empty handed either. I have a blogger in training I assure you. I adore this cute Marks and Spencer’s dress that Nana bought her for her belated birthday present.
Now I’m off to sit in the garden and relax with my favorite purchases of the day – my vacation is complete now I have my hands on these.