Leather and Houndstooth (Zara Sweater with Faux Leather Elbow Patches)

You probably don’t know that clumsy is my middle name (it’s not, but it might as well be). I walk into tables, trip on carpet, and bump into things several times a day, all of which often result in intense pain.

That I didn’t research tops with elbow patches sooner is a serious oversight. In my younger years I regarded elbow patches with skepticism, associating them with tweed blazers one teacher used to wear (with his seasonless bowtie).
I was initially leery when I ordered this sweater. The moment I slipped it on, with a bit of struggle as my head is somewhat oversized, the world made sense to me. My bony elbows, a constant source of consternation, no longer fear coming in contact with hard surfaces. 

Sometimes clothes, in spite of their supposed frivolity, can be life-changing.

c/o Choies Pencil Skirt in Quilted Dogtooth (also in gray)| Zara Sweater with Faux Leather Elbow Patches (also in white; similar) | Chanel Classic Flap Bag in Caviar | Zara Vamp Shoes (similar)

I don’t intend to write a separate post about Choies as a part of Asian Fashion Adventures but will quickly recap my shopping experience for those of you who are considering an order.

The shipping timeline is as follows: my order was placed on 7/16, shipped on 7/22, and arrived on 7/26. Choies’s dispatch center is located in Hong Kong.

I received was decent quality and it’s helpful that Choies works with bloggers of varying styles who supply
additional pictures. 

The return policy
is also a notch above other “Asian” retailers; consumers have up to 60
days to return or exchange their orders for a full refund.

A few other houndstooth skirt options to consider:

Forever 21 | Alice + Olivia | Lisa Perry | Fred Perry | Loudmouth

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