That Zara Dress

Perhaps it’s because I’m still reading British blogs and news, but it feels like you can’t go anywhere without seeing this Zara polka dot dress popping up, either in outfit pictures, sneaky photos taken in public or think pieces about why so many people have bought this dress.

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I bought it because it’s cute, it is super comfy and I like how it looks on me. I bought it as a second option to wear to a wedding last weekend but when Alex said the dress code was casualish, I ditched the pretty dress and heels I had to wear for this dress and a pair of shoes that have been the only heels I’ve been able to wear for the last 18 months.

I got my hair curled at DryBar, which looked great for the hour that it took me to get in my car, go home and get dressed! I had a bit of a panic that the dress was just a bit too unshaped, so bought the belt from Target and the shoes are of course from Target as well because I don’t know any other shops apparently.

I’m sure I’ve talked about this before, but the thing that’s super frustrating about buying from stores that exist both in the UK and the US is that the tags usually will say the GBP and the USD price – my mind will do a mental conversion of the GBP price and then get grumpy that it’s not even vaguely the same price. For this $70+tax dress, my friends in the UK are paying £40 (which currently works out to about $48, and you don’t have to pay any more tax since that’s included)

The wedding was lots of fun, on the roof of a hotel downtown, so we had an amazing view of Puget Sound and the surrounding islands while the sun set (slowly). It was surprisingly sunny considering the previous few days of weather – I had bought an umbrella (which I left at home) but ended up regretting not picking up my sunglasses!

Everytime I am downtown, I am always looking around in awe of this beautiful city – I feel like I always say it but I don’t think I could ever get old of these views!


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