Shopping Trip to Zara

Everyone knows that Zara makes it so easy to try on a trend without breaking the bank. It’s definitely one of my go to’s for picking up pieces that are both basic and sometimes a little out of the box. I just did a run and here is what I found…

This black netted dress: it’s super fun but what’s way more fun to me is knowing it’s under $50! I think it looks cool dressed down with jeans but it would also look edgy paired with a black body suit and heels—a  perfect for a date night or GNO.

As for polka dots, I love this cheery pink take they did which is such a cool riff on the classic black and white versions you typically see. Lastly, don’t forget about their accessories! I scored these white lace up booties and this embellished pearl headband that complete it all. Even when I think about pairing all of this together will scream “fashion victim!” it somehow works…and that’s the beauty of Zara!

Chatting with Me, Melissa Akkaway!

Hi, I'm Melissa. Founder of The Particulars and The NICE Pack. I am pretty particular about all things! I founded The in 2017 and I interview other particular people, like myself, to bring you the most particularly interesting, necessary, and worthwhile guides on fashion, travel, beauty, entrepreneurship, and more. In October 2021, The Particulars launched it’s first D2C product: The N.I.C.E. PACK — a chic, affordable, modern-day fannypack for all of your in-case-of-emergency items. After interviewing over 150+ pretty particular people for, we have a learned a thing or two about what they are looking for when it comes to accessories.
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Chatting with Linda Richardson a.k.a My Mom

Linda Richardson born and raised in Las Vegas, she is a mother of two, a wife and an instrumental member of the Las Vegas community! She has dedicated her life to her family and her community. She helped build and fund the first college predatory private school in Las Vegas, The Meadows School. She volunteered countless hours being a room parent, parents association president, board member and fundraised to develop the campus to what it is today! She has volunteered her time and money to Make A Wish Foundation which she began her journey as a wish granter and worked her way up to President of the MAW Board. Her passion is helping children so all of her charitable efforts always surround this main mission. To know Linda is to love Linda! Her laugh, her voice and her selfless generosity are infectious.
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Chatting with Carrie Barber

Carrie Barber is the Owner and Creative Director of MAKE Beauty. She grew up in Colorado, and wanted to be a professional volleyball player but was too short so she choose art instead and is pretty happy with her decision. Carrie was once at the helm of major beauty brands like Sephora, and Glossier before going out on her own to create MAKE Beauty. MAKE's mission is clean skin care using innovative skin-safe synthetics which Carrie is fiercely passionate about clean formulas because when she feels good putting on makeup, she feels she's practically mediating.
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