The whole of the Zara website is a crime scene at the moment except for this “rustic” top, which I bought, which is absolutely fantastic and looks like it is by Chloe and costs £500 but it is only £15.99.
Here is the link to it and it is NOT an affiliate link – that’s how much I like this top and need to share it with you.
Fans of the white ruffled New Look top will not be disappointed.
This Zara one is slightly cropped, to be worn with something high-is waisted, and it is “swing” which means it is loose around the tummy. I am a size 10 with 34C bust and I always take a Medium in Zara.
What else? I dunno. My neck is better so I have been able to sleep, which is staving off the darkest bits of despair. I am actually having quite a lot of fun ordering loads of things off Net A Porter, trying them all on and then sending them all back. Apart from my Three Graces nightie, which arrived and fulfilled absolutely every single one of my expectations, which is so rare.
Another thing: why does everyone keep saying that lockdown is “lifting”. It won’t “lift” until every single child is back at school. While the schools are shut the whole world is shut as far as I’m concerned.
And one more thing: has anyone else read Rodham? It’s a new book about the life of Hillary Clinton had she not married Bill Clinton. It’s by Curtis Sittenfeld and it’s very weird and I don’t quite get the point. Why has she written this? I do sometimes find Sittenfeld, whom I otherwise really admire, occasionally writes books that mystify me.
Prep (her first book) was amazing, literally life-changing. I felt so seen. Man of my Dreams was not for me, (understatement), neither was Sisterland (hated it). But I really loved Eligible, her re-telling of Pride and Prejudice and also American Wife, which was loosely about Laura Bush. Most authors, if I like one book I like them all,
Maybe Hillary Clinton is more of a cultural touchstone in America and people do sit about going “But what if she hadn’t married that ******?” so it has more relevance there.
Anyway, as ever do feel free to leave a comment in the handy box below to give me something to read so I don’t slip into a coma and die from boredom.