The Tartan Scarf



Ever since my High School days of grey and maroon plaid kilts and knee socks, I have never willingly reached for, nor worn, plaid, tartan, or any pattern of the like. That’s not to say that I dislike tartan. I think it has it’s own special place for Christmas wrapping and the Scottish. But this year I gave in to the tartan ways in the form of a very large, very wooly, very warm scarf from the depth of the Square One Zara.

I’ve had this guy for about two months now, but for some reason I thought it had to wait until post-Halloween and the early November flurries (yes, Canada is already seeing snow). I like to pair the scarf with a very neutral coloured jacket or sweater, making the scarf the highlight of the outfit and preventing any colour clashing. I think that’s another major reason for my past-avoidance of plaid. You just need to know how to match it. Either way, I love my new Zara Tartan scarf and look forward to wearing it all Winter!!

How do you feel about Tartan? Yay or nay?

Zara Mini-Messanger Bag


I’ve been looking for a bright coloured mini-sized bag for awhile now. Something simple, and cross-body. Yet for some unknown reason, as popular as they might be this spring, I had the hardest time locating one that I truly loved. Yet stumbling into Zara on a whim with Sandra recently I discovered this little beauty and fell in love right away.

For a simple $34, this wonderful little bag is the perfect size for a few credit cards, one lipstick, and my phone. Perfect for going out and such a great colour for this time of year. These bright colours are certainly making a splash lately. From what I saw in the store the bag also came in black, which was very sleek and classy and could possibly be a further addition to my collection. Online the bag (called the ‘Zara Mini-Messanger with Metallic Fastening’) also comes in white.

Don’t you just love Zara bags?