Zara jackets & Dolce Vita sandals

I've been looking for an army green cargo jacket for a while. I've looked at Gap, Aritzia, ASOS, and even eBay but eventually settled on this Zara one for two reasons: the length (& 3/4 sleeves) and the detachable hood. This jacket isn't lined and wasn't really made for warmth, but I bought it for layering during the fall or even summer nights. You may have seen me with it here, except I didn't buy it then due to damage. The jacket has multiple pockets, a zipper & buttons, and an adjustable waist. The jacket is a close-to-snug fit; I wouldn't be able to wear a thick sweater underneath.
Other great alternatives:

Gap, Mango, Old Navy, ASOS, Old Navy

A fun, bright blazer was what my closet was missing this year and I've been yearning for one of the yellow Zara ones. I had two options: the one with zips at the waist or the normal one with zip pockets. The "normal" one seemed more practical (even though I love anything with zips, studs, rips, etc.), so I ended up with that! The quality is amazing (and better be at the retail price of $100) and the material is very thick. The blazer is a PERFECT fit on me and I couldn't be more pleased! I love everything about it.
Other great alternatives:

Charlotte Russe, Urban Outfitters, Walter, Urban Outfitters (I have this!), Topshop

* I'd like to thank Anh of Petite Bow for helping me order the Zara items and forwarding the package to me! You've been amazing! : )

Since I'll be going on vacation later this summer, I wanted a pair of flat or low sandals to walk in. I'm already bringing my gold glitter TOMS, but want something less covered for different outfits. I randomly came across the Dolce Vita gladiator sandals below and fell in love with the nude pair. (Also comes in black, tan, & white.) I'm usually a 6 to 6.5 and ordered the 6, which I would label as true to size. I can't say anything about comfort yet since they're brand new, but how comfortable can a pair of flat shoes be?! I'm more of a heels/wedges person, so these sandals will probably be more of a challenge for me. (I know for sure that they won't be as comfy as my TOMS, which I always rave about. They're the most comfortable flat shoes EVER!)
Dolce Vita 'Cybele' sandals in nude - Size 6
(On sale in size 8.5 & 10 here; All the sizes & colours here)

*Note - I purchased the sandals on Hautelook (invite), who price matched Shopbop for me. The sale is over now, but the sandals are still available on Gilt in a number of sizes & colours! The sale ends Sunday night! Here's my invite. Since Gilt has so many sizes available, you can try asking them to price match Shopbop for you. : )

Other great alternatives:

True Religion, Dolce Vita, a.n.a., BCBGENERATION

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  1. I`m also looking for a parka,they look so comfortable:)

  2. That zara parka looks good. Looking forward to seeing you wearing it!

  3. I love the Zara blazer and can't wait to see it on you!

  4. I lost my favourite green army jacket after the move! I'm still sad about it, lol.

  5. thanks for showing all the different alternatives! I was so in love with that yellow Zara jacket when I saw it on bloggers everywhere, and it's great to know there are similar ones from other stores. love that bright UO blazer! :)

  6. I saw those jackets at Zara this weekend, too. Fabulous picks! Can't wait to see how you style them :)

    Love, S
    I'm hosting a jewelry giveaway - enter through my blog (link above)

  7. I love everything! I think that Zara blazer will be very versatile as that parka too - great choices!

    Aw, so sad to hear that! I'd be so sad too.

    I think so as well, Kat! Can't wait until fall. : )

  9. I Agree with above:"I love everything! I think that Zara blazer will be very versatile as that parka too - great choices!"