Like many women, I LOVE Zara – they do chic, trendy pieces so well at such a good price. I recently did a haul (I usually buy a lot online and then return a lot of it) and decided to film it! This is my first foray into the haul video and I would love your feedback on it… Did you like it? Any suggestions on how to do better? Do you want me to film more?


LOOK 1: Zara checked double breasted coat, White mules | Citizens of Humanity Dree jeans

LOOK 2: Zara linen blazer, long black knit dress

LOOK 3: Zara printed floral dress

LOOK 4: Zara long two-tone dress

LOOK 5: Zara knit jogging trousers




  1. Lindsay
    03.07.2018 / 1:36 pm

    I liked the video and would like to see more! It was nice to see stuff on an actual person! Would help to know what size you purchased since sizing can be random with Zara. Editing was amazing, btw. One suggestion is to maybe be a little more succinct in your commentary around the clothing and not sure the cuss/curse words were necessary…just my opinion.

  2. Julie
    03.07.2018 / 8:40 pm

    i love the mules but couldn’t find them online – could you pls link them? Thank you!

    • August Diaries
      03.08.2018 / 7:41 am

      Oh now I can’t find them! I’m so sorry – I literally got them last week.

      xx Jill

      • Julie
        03.08.2018 / 8:03 am

        That’s ok, thanks for trying! if I do find them, do they fit TTS?

  3. Lynette
    03.07.2018 / 10:22 pm

    I like this style video. I say get the blazer. Love the mules!

  4. Steph
    03.07.2018 / 11:45 pm

    I LOVED the haul video and would really love to see more – specifically whatโ€™s in your haul, and how you would style it with some of your existing pieces maybe. Also it would be really useful if you could let us know how much each piece cost and what you think of the quality for the price. Another thing that I find useful (sometimes) in haul videos is if the person making the video says what size they bought and if they sized up or down (as lately so many items are oversized, it sometimes really helps if someone is looking to order the same item). Thanks so much! Love your style

  5. Denine
    03.08.2018 / 12:34 am

    Yaass, you should do more hauls. Btw the long b+w dress looked amazing on- you should reconsider. and I love the white mules so cute for spring!

  6. Gina
    03.08.2018 / 12:45 am

    This was the most realistic clothing-trying-on video Iโ€™ve ever seen. Especially the self-deprecating comments in the mirror lol, pretty much exactly what I go through when I try stuff on! Thank you!

  7. Anika
    03.08.2018 / 6:14 am

    I always like your perspective on fashion!! And you make me laugh… “I would just f*%ing spill something on these pants” is something I’d be thinking…
    Keep doing what you’re doing – loving it. โ™ฅ

  8. Jamie
    03.08.2018 / 7:31 am

    Love the video! Love the look of the linen blazer looks a tad too oversized but I still think it looks cute. Do more bag picks! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. 03.08.2018 / 10:19 am

    First off, LOVE the first long gray blazer I may have to go get that, like today. I also think the floral dress is so pretty and is so Reformation-esque I really think you should keep it (or you can send it me to also!). But totally understand if you hate the print I have a hard time with florals myself.

    Keep doing these videos, I think hauls are so fun! Love the above ideas of you using new pieces you get with some older things in your closet. “I would style this with this and this” kind of thing.

    xoxo Emily

  10. Mayte
    03.08.2018 / 10:23 am

    Love it!!! I want more hauls.

  11. Crystal Gordon
    03.08.2018 / 12:29 pm

    The black and white dress was so flattering on you!! Keep!! Also, do you mind me asking what size you bought in the joggers!? Iโ€™m only 5โ€™4 and I feel like denim and joggers are always a tough-go for me! Please do more haul videos, they help SO much!!

    • August Diaries
      03.09.2018 / 5:21 pm

      I got a S – they fit pretty well and are super comfy. So glad you like the hauls – will do an Aritzia one shortly!

      xx Jill

  12. Rima
    03.09.2018 / 11:14 am

    You have a nice bum – Rima.

    • August Diaries
      03.12.2018 / 4:46 pm

      LOL thanks babe!

      xx Jill

  13. Kelsee
    03.10.2018 / 12:09 pm

    LOVE this haul video. Your honesty is so relieving and also you’re hilarious – white pants are just asking to be ruined. HA! I loved that two-toned dress on you, but I totally get the uncomfortably clingy thing. If you’re looking for a more vintage dress with a smaller floral print, you should check out the new spring line from Rouje. I LOVE the new GABIN dress, but I haven’t mustered up the courage to buy it yet.

  14. Mel
    03.10.2018 / 1:05 pm

    Love these types of videos! Zara has a lot of great linen pieces in their collection this year. Im a blazer junkie also. I just picked up their linen gingham checked double breasted blazer and eyeing the matching pants for work and a linen trench coat similar colour to the tan blazer in your video.

  15. 03.12.2018 / 7:51 am

    Love the haul video, and please keep doing them. I love the long plaid trench, the mules and both pair of sweat pants. The white ones do look good on you, BTW but I understand the fear of getting them dirty. For me, it’s paws and noses and fur that get all over my clothes!
    Can’t wait to see the Aritzia haul (one of my two favorite places to shop).
    Have you ever tried shopping at Everlane? I think you would like a lot of what they have to offer. Excellent quality and totally ethical too.
    XO, Gina

  16. Hannah
    03.12.2018 / 8:51 pm

    Would love for you to make a post/video about your blogging journey and tips for those interested in starting a fashion/lifestyle blog! Love your style xo

  17. jenn
    03.19.2018 / 3:46 pm

    i loved the EVERYTHING about this video; your commentary (seriously the best), the looks you put together, the inadvertent ikea shelf styling inspo, the VIEWS from your apartment, your apartment, did i mention your apartment? apartment tour please.

  18. Lucy
    03.19.2018 / 8:04 pm

    Hey Jillian!

    Absolutely love your style – do you know what size you got for the first plaid trench coat? I love it! xx

    • August Diaries
      03.20.2018 / 8:48 am

      Thanks Lucy! It’s an XS

      xx Jill

  19. Shannon
    03.20.2018 / 7:21 pm

    I love your videos because we get a glimpse of your personality. Your commentary is hilarious and I appreciate how candid you are.

    • August Diaries
      03.21.2018 / 9:39 am

      Thanks so much Shannon!

      xx Jill

    • August Diaries
      04.04.2018 / 9:23 am

      These are them, yes!

      xx Jill

  20. Rachel
    04.28.2018 / 2:34 pm

    I never comment on fashion blogs but just loved this video. So interesting to hear your thought process and seeing you styling things ‘in action’. Please do lots more, even going through pieces you already have. I love fashion/style but my biggest issue is not knowing how to wear different pieces, and whilst looking at blog images can be inspiring, it’s so much more useful to see you styling a whole load of outfits in one go. Thank you. PS. Did you keep the blazer? I loved it on you.

    • August Diaries
      04.29.2018 / 10:00 pm

      Thank you so much for this thoughtful and sweet comment Rachel – I will definitely do more of these!

      PS I did keep the blazer ๐Ÿ™‚

      xx Jill

      • Rachel
        05.01.2018 / 11:21 pm

        Oh and would love a post on investment pieces e.g. blazers. I’m trying to buy key pieces like that (plus pumps, a black work dress, jeans, tees etc). Would love to see your picks. I also love the fact we get more of your personality in the videos. You look so beautiful and serious in the posts, it’s great to hear you dropping the F-bomb occasionally ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

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