Review: Zara Poncho Coat

I saw this beauty a few weeks back, very up to trend with the wave of poncho coats seen lately on the blog-o-sphere 🙂 Review below!


WhatPoncho Coat by Zara

Season: Winter 2014

Material: Wool blend outer, polyester lining

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Quality: Very good! The style is very well executed, just love it especially for the price.  However, there is no large size for this coat (why!!???!!).  As a result, the shoulders were a little too tight on me, not that noticeable, but hey, anything to make me NOT go over budget 😉 Also, the wool blend may attract more hair and similar elements on your coat, but black coats usually are harder to maintain.  Overall, great job, Zara.

Fit: True-to-size to slightly small if on taller side.  The coat does not come in

Sissi’s verdict: Keeper!! But am on budget for January, so I smiled, tried it on and let it go for the lady next to me (was only one left).

Do you agree with my review? Please share!

OI: Lines and Berries

Have not done well this week as far as posting…Below, some outfit inspirations for this week.  I really like the stripe skirt from the crew, it’s simple yet fresh and it pairs well with the fuschia! Let me know which outfit you like best!


1. blazer/skirt/top(Zara,old) — 2. top(Loft, old)/boots/jeans — 3. odille skirt(old)/boots— 4. sweater (also worn here)/tee/retail tweed skirt (also seen here, factory version here)

Outfit Ideas: Stripes, Lime

Some outfit ideas below, let me know which you like the most by taking the usual poll at the end!


Outfit reviewed here


top/skirt (sim)/sweater(sim)





Style Watch: Inspiration from Sharapova

Yeah yeah, I am not her fan on the court and will probably never be; but I do like some of her outfits and particularly this combination of white and coral/peach from a picture taken while she is in Sochi for the Winter Olympics (source: The Slice). Very nicely done, Maria!

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I love white dresses and with the pretty coral hue for the shoes, am all for it!  From afar, the jacket looked like one of those long tuxedo jacket à la Mickey Mouse in the opera…but it turns out it is a coat tied at the back…only disappointing element.

Regardless, I will look to copy this look.  If you are interested as well, some options for the items below…depending on your budget…

White dresses @ Yoox (la petite robe or Marni) / Piperlime (FreePeople) / Zara (shift)

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Coral/Salmon/peach jackets: Yoox (Claudia and Gutha) / YesStyle

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Matching pumps: Aldo

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