Happy Epiphany to everybody!
And while we’ll be intent on enjoying the sweets left in socks by the old happy lady (la Befana, in the Italian tradition), I want to show you a festive outfit, but not too much festive, also suitable for school or for a walk with mom and dad! We passed this holiday season mostly at home, since we spent 99% of the holiday… being sick!
I can not decide the center piece of this look: on the one hand there are tartan pants (must-season) with red background and a “true trousers” cut, with zip pocket, but with all the comfort of a leggings; on the other side there is the gray shirt in silk and cotton, with the neck in crepe de chine in lighter gray and gold buttons on the neck and cuffs. I would say that the two items complement each other, style and color are combined in an excellent manner, and also for cost: the pants, from Zara Kids, amortize the cost of the shirt, from Pale Cloud.
A note on Zara Kids’ sales: I hate Zara Kids’ sales. Perhaps it is a reminiscence of when I lived in Spain and people were lined up in front of Zara on the first day of the sales and, after just 10 minutes, it was impossible to get close to a stand and understanding which items you were taking because it looked like after an urugano… but then I had no children. Now I do not like the sales in Zara Kids, apart from the clutter and confusion, for the run out almost immediately of sizes and for the discounts, which often is not even 50%. Also I can not find a large savings in pay pants from € 14.95 to € 9.99: those 5 € discount are not worth dealing overflowing parking lots, eternal queues at the checkout, chaos and confusion. Rather I buy online. Or, as I did this year, I buy only what I really like before Christmas…
That said, I must say that the pants and leggings from Zara Kids, in size 3-4 years, fits very well my little girl: they are sufficiently adherent, fit well on the leg, have the right waist (not too low – unbearable for a child – neither too high – unwatchable for mom), wash well and above withstand repeated washings. They are items that I buy from Zara Kids really happy (paying maybe a little attention to the composition and preferring those in 100% cotton).
We complete this tartan and gray look with a cotton cardigan by Stella McCartney Kids, with the placket highlighted in electric blue, socks from Calzedonia Kids and Ugg boots in black.
What do you think?