How to wear those spring culottes in winter

Culottes: ZARA (sold out online, but they still offer them in blue - also like this pair from ASOS) - Top: Dynamite (old)  -Jacket: hm - Shoes: ZARA (on sale!) Clutch: Express (old) Rings: Topshop (similar TopShop version here)

    Took me a little while to get on board with the culottes trend. I kept remembering the cotton gouches I wore in 9th grade. These are different. They're tailored and actually very wearable. This particular pair could be worn in the winter, spring and summer. This day was warmer than usual so I wore a cropped top and a jacket. I've also worn these with a fitted turtleneck. I'll be wearing them long into the spring and summer, so look for new posts when the time comes.

For those who are interested in my ramblings... here's how I found my new fave culottes:

     I had the best experience that could possibly happen to a person while shopping. I went to return some things, and when I walked into ZARA and found that half of the store was on sale for $12.99. I'm talkin' trousers, blazers, dresses, shoes, etc. I've never really had that runner's high - you know when the endorphin kicks in - but I imagine this is what it feels like. 
     I got super dizzy and kept giggling as I repeated to myself, "No.Way. No. Freakin. Way." I asked the floor saleswoman if I was dreaming and when she told me 'no they're just making room for new inventory I gave her a hug. She then looked at me like she thought I was on LSD. (Note to self... not all retail saleswomen are cool with unsolicited hugs. Except for Laura in Macy's. She likes them). In the end I didn't care what saleswoman Suzie thought (name changed for privacy... and also because I can't remember her real name). I just hit the sales jackpot! More posts to come on my findings.

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