My Zara Purchase at the Grove + Lunch at Marmalade Cafe

So it must seem by now that I lived at the Grove during my Holiday break, but I only went to a total of two times. I just never had the time to post material from my break since I had two big assignments for Law Review over the break which zapped up much of my free time.

This particular purchase is from my first trip. My boyfriend, and I met with some family friends at Mamalade Cafe. The food was deliscous and we all exchanged gifts. I received Godiva chocolate, a calendar, and a gift certificate for shopping at the grove.

Marmalade Cafe makes great food and I ordered the cajun chicken dish which was just right. I have been to several restaurants where cajun chicken dishes are overly blackened or the seasoning used can only be explained as overkill!  In the summer I also had lunch at Marmalade Cafe; they have an awesome walnut salad with cranberries and fetta cheese!

Later after lunch, the boyfriend and I did some quick browsing. I love Zara overseas so of course I made a pit stop to see if there was a must have item.

Zara also has some very fashionable shaggy faux fur vests and sweaters! As a high schooler I went to the Melrose Trading Post to score awesome vintage finds and I have several real fur coats. I meant to grab them while I was in California but they are in storage so I did not have time. The Grove is a few blocks from my high school alma mater!

This is a perfect example of how to rock the Zara Shaggy faux fur items:

Emily K from Sweeden>

Well, I thought the winter sweaters were pretty key especially for pairing with black or grey skinny jeans. The elbow patch on the grey sweater nearly propelled me to purchase it. I am also jonesing after a few of their blazers that also have elbow patches. Either look great with equestrian style boots which are all the rage right now!

I ended up settling on an extremely cute cross body faux fur bag with a brass clasp. I usually tend to shy away from bags if they are not made of leather but the construction of this bag made it look like a much higher quality product. Plus the price was too ridiculous to pass up! I know the price tag on this bag is going to incite some friendly online jealousy. After two mark down stickers, I bought the bag for the orange price tag price of $19.99!

My Outfit:  True Religion Jeans, BCBG MaxAzria Leather Jacket, ACDC Band Shirt, Michael Kors Sandals, Faux Snake Skin Clutch. Blue denim colored head band from CVS.


  1. by Karen on January 21, 2011  12:05 pm Reply

    This is a very cute purse and well worth that price!

    • by FashionBrewery on February 8, 2011  4:18 pm Reply

      Thanks...Glad you agree : ) I love a good deal...

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