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The 55 Best Things in the Zara Sale

This is not a drill. My very favorite sale is here, and it’s a good one. In case you’re not a serial shopper like I am, I’ll take a quick second to clue you in. As of 12:00 a.m. EST today, hundreds of styles at Zara are on sale, and the best ones are sure to sell out before the day is over.

That’s why I stayed up late (that, and I have to drive my brother to the airport at 4 a.m.) to comb through all the pages of sale items and round up my very favorite 55 things. There are pieces in here that are causing me physical pain not to buy—but don’t worry, my no-shopping mandate is still firmly intact.

I’m channeling all my expert shopping energy into encouraging you, my friends, into buying this perfectly charming wicker basket bag, and this painfully chic striped midi skirt or maybe the ultimate power suit in a striking red stretch cotton. Seriously, this stuff is so good and such a bargain so shop like the wind! And send me pictures of your sale hauls so I can live vicariously through all you carefree consumers, por favor.

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Shopping, Style

Not Your Father’s Khaki

The perfect khaki look. First thing’s first. You’ll notice nary a khaki pant in sight. That’s because the freshest way to wear one of this season’s freshest trends is all about using a classic fabrication in an unexpectedly cool way. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t rock a khaki pant—in fact, this pair, this pair and this pair are all calling my name—I’m just saying that khaki has found a comfortable home as beyond the bounds of school uniform chinos and the Jim Harbaugh aesthetic.

The new khakis are all about intentional silhouettes, softened with a bit of playful detail—a draped ruffle here, a trim of rickrack there. Or, if you’re feeling really brave, a polka-dotted tulle underskirt layered beneath a head-to-toe khaki look a la J.Crew Spring 17. Perhaps you’re only ready to dip your Sand Tropez-clad toes into this trend pond, and in that case might I suggest some folksy seed-beaded earrings, a whispy bandana-inspired scarf or a fresh pair of Nikes? The wonderful thing about khaki is that its beauty is derived from its utilitarian versatility. In other words: it matches with everything.

Check out a few of my favorite shoppable khaki styles below:

Forget everything you thought you knew about khaki—this new trend is anything but boring.
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DIY, Style

DIY Pearl-Embellished T-Shirt

diy-pearl-embellished-t-shirt-3Look, I spent my high school years in the South, so I’m no stranger to the allure of the pearl. But after having lived the Yankee life for the past ten years, these days I prefer to wear my pearls with a twist. That means instead of an heirloom strand, I opt for gumball-sized earrings or a modern two-finger ring. Even better? A perfectly slouched white t-shirt sewn with a carefree smattering of pearl beads that subtly catch the light like a handful of lustrous confetti.

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Accessories, DIY

DIY Suede Wrap Choker

diy-suede-wrap-choker-10diy-suede-wrap-choker-4If you’ve been following along for the past three months, you’ll know that one of my resolutions for 2017 was to go for a year without buying any clothes or accessories. I did, however leave myself a bit of wiggle room in the form of this important caveat: I’m allowed to make myself things to wear. This blog is called Homemade Banana, after all.

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