Zara Parka with Detachable Waistcoat (similar) | c/o Aéropostale Pocket Woven Cropped Hi-Lo Tank | Gap 1969 Sexy Boyfriend Jeans | YSL Cabas Chyc Large Leather East West Bag | Zara Court Shoes (similar) I’ve never regretted packing jeans for a trip (even tropical paradise escapes). They are predictably versatile and unexpectedly useful, as when I decided to go hiking…

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 Zara Parka with Detachable Waistcoat (similar) | LOFT Rosette Halter Cami | Gap 1969 Sexy Boyfriend Jeans | Prada Saffiano Lux Tote | Miu Miu Taupe Pumps (similar) This Zara field jacket is perhaps the most worn item of clothing that I own; I appreciate that it adds a touch of insouciance to my otherwise fairly feminine style. Pieces like…

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Zara reintroduced one of my favorite purchases, a kid’s parka, in its spring collection this year. A year of routine wear and tear has had no effect on the appearance of my jacket. The largest kid’s size (13/14) will comfortably accommodate most petite women under size 4/6 (bust size is a principal determinant).  At or above average height and/or more…

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I have been infatuated with lace espadrilles (or, as pictured, more affordable crochet slip-ons; additional colors here) for some time now. While they are unflattering on my “athletic” legs, I like them enough to dismiss any vanity about my own perceived shortcomings. Lest I ruin them for you, I want to emphasize they are really not universally truncating. And they…

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Wearing colorful rain gear is my coping mechanism for dealing with nonstop rain. There’s something adventurous about navigating puddles of muddy water in bright yellow rainboots. Zara Parka with Detachable Waistcoat (similar) | J. Crew Rugby-Stripe Dress in Navy | Forever 21 Necklace | Gap Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater | Tory Burch Daria Top-Handle Satchel Bag | Hunter Watling Rain Boot…

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