Friday, 17 April 2009
My Shoe Collection #40
Zara Red Madras Checks Canvas Sneakers (RETURNED)
TGIF! Yet another end to a work week. Fridays are always the best day as you have this immense sense of relieve for the upcoming 2 off days.
So tonight after my office's rooftop BBQ, aka Satay Club, I head off to town for the start of the weekends. And it seems temptations abound in Orchard Road. Diesel Black Friday event was something I have to check out. Response was not exactly overwhelming. A poor girl has to hand out stash of 'Black Money' to shoppers entering Paragon Shopping Centre. I took a stash, do not even have to print them out myself:-) I did see a Diesel Black Gold slouchy v-neck tee that I feel would work great with a nice structured blazer. Maybe I am secretly trying to do a male version of the Balmain look that I seem fascinated about. However, impulse did not get the better of me. So I escape Diesel 'Kevin's bank unharmed'.
However, Zara was the one who got me. I scored something in Zara despite desperate attempts to stop spending. In the end, I lost in the mental struggle and had to leave the store with this pair of Red Madras Checks Canvas Sneakers:-) The colours and design of the shoe is simply too difficult to resist. Crafted with a red tone madras checks canvas and trimmed with white, the shoe looks like a cousin of my most 'beloved' Converse sneakers;-) But what makes this pair of Zara sneakers more than Converse is the raffia fabric that lined the edges of the rubber sole! It's a hybrid of espadrilles and Converse sneakers. Very interesting.
This new lovely find of mine is light-weight, easy style and adds a cheery dash of colour to your summer shorts/shirt outfit. Perhaps a straw fedora hat to bring up that boyish charm? I simply love the nonchalant design that puts a grin on me:-)
Update: Zara offers a 30 day money back return policy. It's my first time taking advantage of this great service.. No questions asked when you have original tags on the item. Fast and easy! I love Zara! I returned thi pair of shoe becos I wanted to get the Topman Pilmsolls. I am restricting the amount of shoes I am able to buy now. I have too many. So it is a tough choice. In the end, I chose the white plimsolls:-P
Retail price: SGD $89.90. Where to buy: Zara Boutique at Liat Towers