Plaid Overload

Back in January, I wrote that plaid is one of the biggest trends this fall. For the past few months, I told myself that I’ll NEVAH bite into that trend because plaid and checks reminded me of my old school uniforms but a visit to Zara earlier this afternoon made me weak in the knees. I was supposed to buy a present for my neice who is turning 1 but I couldn’t find a baby whatever watchamacallit shop so I ended up spending what seemed to be hours (and this month’s paycheck!!) at Zara. Come to think of it, my original intention was to pick up a few v-neck basics. Oh dear.

Now. Good news or bad news?

Good news first. I picked up a pair of cool red plaid trousers. I love it. I really do. It’s my favourite purchase as of late. I had goosebumps when I saw it on the rack because I have the colour red, Natasha Poly AND Balmain in mind.

Balmain fall/winter 2008-2009 ad campaign featuring Natasha Poly

The bad news is… click click click!

WHY OH WHY OH WHY IS EVERYONE FUCKING ANOREXIC IS THIS PART OF THE THIRD WORLD? WHY? WHY OH WHY OH WHY?

I HATE SKINNY PEOPLE!

ALL the smallest sizes were gone. Gone, gone, gone! I’m usually a size 2 (or size 34) in Zara (which, btw, runs big) and all the trousers I want in my size are gone.

Red plain pants by Zara, size 4

The sales associate in Zara Glorietta pretty much told me that these trousers are hot shit (my words, not hers) so I settled for a 4 — last one in stock.

I mean come on, WHO would wear a pair of red plaid trousers in the third world? I’m shocked!

Size four is ok… it’s comfy but it doesn’t have the fit I’m aiming for… lean, long and fitted. Check this photo from TFS…


photo credit: TFS/jessie77us

I’m so jalousie much!

I think I should blame Ali Stephens. Just kidding. I was SO drawn to her poster at the store. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring my camera with me so this photo I swiped from TFS should suffice.

Ugh. Words cannot describe how I feel right now but to give you an idea of how loose the trousers are…