ASOS Picks

I’d been waiting for what seemed like an age for a new ASOS code* and wrote a long blog post centered all around not having one last night, then low and behold one dropped in my inbox before I had time to share it with you all… Mustn’t grumble as I really did need that code, but that blog post really did take some time to write. Typical!

My wish list was growing bigger and bigger by the day, but I refused to shop without a code because every time I do, a new one pops up directly after. I kept getting emails about the ‘wonderful’ 50% off ASOS offers, but we all know those are the average clothes they are just trying to shift from their warehouse and all I really needed was the items I’d saved.

I’ve become a very lazy shopper recently. Rarely roaming the high street stores, with just the occasional trip to Bluewater to check out the quality of some items before I purchase them online. Bad for the high street I know, but good for my bank balance, what with all my little money saving code and Quidco skills. Practically all of my clothes have come from the ASOS petite range of late and some from the rest of the site when I’m lucky enough to to fit into them. I bought a great skirt from Topshop the other week – The picture on the site doesn’t do it justice at all, but the feel and fit is just right. It’s the perfect little skirt for the black faze I’m going through right now.

Anyway, so while I wait for my much needed parcel to be delivered,  I thought I’d put together a few of my favorite items on ASOS at the moment. Some petite, but most not because you aren’t all as vertically challenged as myself.

 * The code I have for ASOS is for premier accounts and is: PREM20 – Available until Sunday.

Asos Picks

From left to right:

1: Sessun 70s Jersey Dress
2: ASOS Blazer In Floral Rose Jacquard
3: Mango Floral Print Top
4: PETITE Exclusive Quilted Shift Dress In Leather Look

Asos Recent Picks

1: Warehouse Scallop Embellished Jacket
2: Sessun Shirt in Abstract Camo Liberty Print
3: ASOS Pleated Kilt in Camo Print
4: ASOS PETITE Exclusive Biker Coat

 

Markus Lupfer & ASOS – Affordable Leather Collection

On Friday, I heard the news that Markus Lupfer has teamed up with ASOS to launch an affordable leather collection. Marcus Lupfer was aiming for something fun and fresh and he’s certainly achieved it! The printed dresses, skirts, trousers and blouses are due to be launched on Monday 12th of November and will no doubt fly of the shelves.

Take a look at some of the collection… What do you think?

I love it all (especially the dresses and skirt), but am not really sure it would suit, or fit me. I’ll might give it a go though… If the price is right!

*Monday 12th November update – Some items now on site and prices below…

Markus Lupfer & ASOS – Affordable Leather Collection…

ASOS BLACK By Markus Lupfer Leather Trousers In Print – £165

ASOS BLACK By Markus Lupfer Leather Top In Print – £120.00

ASOS BLACK By Markus Lupfer Leather Pencil Skirt In Print – £110.00

 

Shop. Shop. Shopping

I tend not to have too much patience when it comes to clothes shopping. My first port of call is always the online stores because I’m not much into trawling the streets looking for things that I know will take me hours on end to find. My three staple shops for the past few years have been ASOS, Topshop and Urban Outfitters. It’s not often you will find me straying from these and that is mainly because I hate trying on item after item, only to find nothing fits. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love great fashion – It’s just that most of it is currently out of my price range or simply drowns me.

Occasionally I’ll have a successful burst in Miss Selfridges, but that is generally when I’m looking for summer clothes. I don’t find that being only 5ft 1nch holds me up too much in my stores of choice because they tend to make clothes a lot shorter than I’d usually dare to wear, meaning they quite often come in at the right length for me.

Rather annoyingly, I’ve recently found that ASOS just doesn’t have as solid a selection of clothes as it used to. I don’t know if my tastes have changed, or it’s because of the seasons, but I’ve certainly struggled to spend my birthday vouchers on the site. However, I’m slowly getting there and managed to bag a few dresses this week. I wasn’t totally convinced that they looked terrific online, but ordered them anyway… Luckily It worked out and I’m two items up!

This Ruby Rocks Ikat Print Dress is right up my street colour wise. I was worried about the fit, but it pinches me in at all the right places and is actually very flattering. I got it for £28 (reduced from £45), but it is now out of stock.

I honestly thought I’d be sending this River Island Contrast Lace Skater dress straight back, but have finally learnt that not everything on ASOS actually looks like it does in the flesh as it does online. It may not look like it’s worth a million dollars, but when I tried it on it really suited me. I think it will look fab with my dark denim jacket and will be easy to dress both up and down. A steal at only £12!

Do you have a favourite shop that you always go back to? Is it just me or has ASOS lost it’s way a little?

Shoes (More) Glorious Shoes

I’ve spent quite some time over that past few days, browsing for shoes online. I’m looking for something that you would think would be easy enough to find… Just a simple pair of delicate black flats. I wear a lot of patterned skirts and dresses, so just need something plain and simple for my feet. We are talking about daytime comfort here. Nothing too drab (like a school shoe), but I don’t want a sandal and I don’t want chunky. You get me?

Last year I got these shoes from Aldo…

I also got them the year before and I’d probably get them again, if they still stocked them. They’re obviously a bit run down now from excessive wearing and I don’t think I’m going to get much more wear out of them. I suit a pointed shoe and these were perfect for me.

Now I’m stuck!

These are the best flats I could find that were similar…I’m just not sure. A bit plain Jane.

I really like them in a Cognac though… BUT, that’s not what I’m meant to be looking for now is it?!

Anyway, I’m bored of chatting about flats that I can’t find. Take a look at some of these beauties…

1: Miss Selfridge – PARASOL Natural Suede Boot – £75.00
2: ZARA – Two Tone Platform Court Shoe – 49.99
3: ASOS –  PRAIYA Peep Toe Double Platform Court Shoes –  £55.00NOW £44.00
4: Nine West –  Cunning7 Courts –  £115
5: Nine West – Rocha – £95
6: Dune – BERNIE D – Point Court Shoe £85.00

  Have you found any great shoes? If so, what sites do you recommend?

Left In The Cold

Apparently it’s a bit nippy out there today. I personally wouldn’t know as I’m trapped in my bedroom surrounded by practically all of our belongings, while AG Flooring work their noisy magic.

This is the time of the year when I really start to dread working on the till at the warehouse parties I do PR for. An average of two thousand people pass me by and head into the warmth of the tunnels and I’m left shivering it out until 4am with the team. I’m well-known for taking my little heater and thermos of tea along with me to work, but even those don’t really cut it by about 2am. It’s at about that time that I can no longer feel my fingers and toes and I start to become a little less cheerful. Annoyingly, that is also the time that the clubbers become a little more vocal and things get a little more taxing.

When I leave the club I instantly hit defrost in the car, but I don’t actually thaw out until I make it to my bed with yet more tea. It’s true, the older you get the more you feel the cold and this old bird doesn’t like it one bit!

This season a few jumpers have caught my eye in the shops, so I’m adding them to my ever-growing A/W wish list. Below are a few of my favourites. If I layer up enough and invest in a more powerful heater I might, just might, make it through the season.

I love all three of these jumpers by The Rock Boutique and actually just bought the grey one from Asos the other week.
It’s a fab fit and feels really soft. It will no doubt get worn to death…
The trouble now is that I really want them all! £45

If you’re a cat person (like me) then this is the jumper to get.
There are some pretty awful animal prints out there at the moment, but this one isn’t too offensive.
Asos Dolly cat Jumper – £40

Now this jumper doesn’t look too hot on the Topshop website, but in the store I really loved it.
This is NOT the jumper for me though –  It looked great on the hanger but awful on.
Maybe one of you will have more luck with it!
Topshop Spot Jaquard Jumper  – £40

This cute little jumper hasn’t gone too over the top with it’s spots.
I’m not sure the peter pan collar will work for me, but I’ll certainly give it a go.
Pins and Needles Spot Collar Top – Urban Outfitters – £40

Not really a jumper, but this looks pretty warm and cosy to me.
I bet it will come down to my knees though!
Asos Blanket Wrap Cardigan – £45

Have you seen any great jumpers for A/W? If so, do share!