And my nearest Zara is 17 miles away.
And they probably don't have it in anyway as it seems to be sold out everywhere.
And I don't want my money back - I just want the top, preferably one that hangs slightly lower than my midriff!
So I will be taking it back to Spain where I bought it from (it's not a special journey just for that by the way - I'm not that daft). Actually as you read this, I may well be doing battle with Zara as I'm already here. Clever huh?
To make matters worse, I'd already decided to go jeans shopping on the same day as the shrinking incident. Enough to furrow the brow and hyperventilate at the thought of finding a pair that have a decent rise, encase the muffin top and don't show the toe of the camel. No mean feat I'm telling you.
Before I go any further, I must apologise to the unfortunate guy in the John Lewis car park who offered to wash my car and inadvertently suffered my wrath.
Ok so that particular morning didn't get off to a great start but I did manage to find a few bits in M&S (nothing took my eye in John Lewis). Mind you I wasn't too chuffed when I got back home to find there was 20% off womenswear AND the following day I received those voucher thingies for me and a friend, again 20% off. Hmmmmm I acted like an adult and bit the bullet (read that as I couldn't be a*sed to go back and buy it all over again).
So what did I get?
OMG, OMG I have found the best jeans EVER! I flippin love these jeggings from M&S.
5 Pocket Jeggings £25 (20% off with your family & friend vouchers)
Don't look much do they? But I can't tell you how comfortable they are. Think leggings-comfy. They relaxed a little after a couple of hours but surprisingly didn't go baggy or fall down (double tick). M&S describe them as having a knitted look. Haven't a clue what that means - they look like regular jeans to me. A slightly more relaxed feel than the usual skinnies which I kind of like.
Anyway, they're true to size. I bought a 10 medium and they fit like a glove. I wanted a slightly shorter length for the summer.
I'm normally a one wear, throw in the wash kind of girl but I actually wore these two days on the trot (for research purposes only) and they held up to the test.
I also tried them on again on Day 3 (although not to wear, just for the novelty of checking if they're still as good) and I think they're pretty good...remember they're relaxed fit not skinny.
These are the indigo, they also come in light indigo here
2. More Jeans
Yes I managed to bag 2 pairs which given my aversion to jeans shopping, cheered me up no end.
Ripped Denim Jeggings £29.50
Again true to size although I bought my usual long in these to give me options. A good rise in dark indigo (they also come in grey, ecru and blue tint - that's light blue to you and me) with a small amount of distressing.
I haven't worn these yet but I'm expecting the same high performance as the first ones. I'll let you know.
3. A Jacket I've Been Coveting For Ages
(sorry no link but check out your local M&S Indigo Sale Rack)
So on my way to the changing rooms, I passed the Indigo sale rack and was delighted to see this little jacket reduced from £59 to £32. I've picked it up several times but given the lack of lining and at the time we were in the depths of winter, I was unwilling to pay full price. Bagged it with a 46% reduction (yes I used a calculator). Can't wait to wear it.
4. A Random Top I Took In To The Changing Room
Ruffle Hem Floral Blouse £29.50
Not the most flattering of shots but here we go.
By the way, that random fluffy thing to the left hand side of the picture was revolting. You seriously need to be wafer thin to carry it off as it adds pounds.
So quite a nice little 'jeans' haul hey? It doesn't take much to distract me.
There was also the matter of this that fell into my online shopping basket a few weeks ago.
Next Folk Tunic £45
I tried it on with the skinny flares but it needs styling properly. I want to see if it works with a jacket, if not it will be for warm days only. The navy is divine but thinking about summer I went for this one. Might be regretting as I adore the blue.
And that is it for now. Pink lint skint...well until next month. Oh it's April in a few days.
Has anyone tried the 'knitted' (what on earth does it mean) look jeans from M&S? Do you agree that they are the bees-knees. I'd be interested to know.