I've got a bit of a crush. A crush on Zara. The shop. Or specifically, their online service.
Here's the back-story to my Zara-crush. I bought a few Zara pieces back in the day when I used to travel for business to cities in Europe. But we don't have a Zara over here. So I'd pretty much forgotten about the brand. Because, you see, I didn't realise they shipped to the island. And neither did the girlfriends I was dining out with last week, it would seem.
I'd seen something I liked which Jane of My Midlife Fashion had posted recently. I went online, just out of curiosity. I started the ordering process. Just for fun. But I was amazed that my order went through and now I am pleased to announce that the rest is history.
Because today, when I returned from my afternoon constitutional there was a very smart box sitting on my doorstep. I was so excited that I rushed into the house, whipped the phone out of my jeans pocket and emailed my friends with shots of the box. Yup, 100% sad am I. But I was truly excited. And I was not the only one. Within minutes I had a reply from one of my friends. She's now planning her evening with some serious perusing of the site.
When I got to unpacking, the photographing just continued. Because opening my Zara parcel was such a beautiful experience. Firstly, the cardboard box was seal-wrapped in transparent plastic with a handy little carry-handle on the top.
Then I was greeted by this comforting message on the box lid. I think "the past" means that the box material has been around the block a few times, but in a nice way!
The contents were nicely wrapped in tissue paper.
And just in case I was getting over-excited by the time I got to this stage in the unveiling of my order and had momentarily lost sight of the where or the when, I was sweetly grounded with this gentle reminder of which season's goodies I was unpacking.
The goods were beautifully folded inside.
Here's my slouchy top. There may be issues with this as the style was quickly selling and I had to order a size smaller, but I figured it was slouchy, ipso facto, roomy, and I may just get away with it.
Then here's my super slouchy soft 3/4 jacket.
And two scarves. The one on the right is big and soft and woolly and double-sided.
Everything seems excellent quality. But the whole unpacking experience was more than excellent. It was blissful.
Tomorrow is my try on session. I'll post some pics, if I can contain my excitement long enough to stand still!
So, to my lovely readers, if you are unpacking a delivery from Zara, dim the lights, light a perfumed candle and prepare yourself for a super experience.
And to my lovely lady Sarnians, yes, Zara does deliver to Guernsey!
A la perchoine.