And so continues my obsession over embroidered bomber jackets...
I was recently chatting to my sister (who lives in London and blogs for J'adorais), about an exciting find I came across on Zara's website. As I was typing that to her, she was typing about a jacket she saw in Zara with my mom when visiting her in Paris, and that they both thought of me on seeing it. I sent her the link to mine: and voilà! It was the same jacket! They know me too well!
Remember the embroidered bomber jacket I scored for $5 at NHK's flea market in Tokyo during my Japan trip? Unfortunately, being vintage, the jacket had seen better days, and it was always a little too big for me, as it was in fact a man's jacket. Regardless, I wore/wear it a lot. But I was always on a lookout for a replacement (although I'll still keep and wear the Japanese jacket). Isabel Marant's Pieric silk jacket almost fit the bill, but sadly its price did not. In fact, I like the embroideries on the Zara jacket much much more!
I hunted one down in my size (it's not currently in stores here Down Under, and don't know when/if it will be), and am so glad I did! I find it absolutely beautiful...Oh, and it's reversible! Its simpler black and 'silvery taupe' side can be thrown over almost any outfit.