Posts tagged ‘asos’

May 25, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: ASOS/Shopbop Haul

I was planning on doing a feature on my earring collection (as requested by Claire), but taking into consideration the fact that I threw even more money at ASOS and Shopbop over the past week or so I figured I might as well share my purchases with the world.

(In my defense, every single item I purchased was on sale…) I had been looking for a nice pair of wedge heeled closed toe ankle boots for a while, so when I saw the above pair on ASOS I couldn’t resist. I also had the leopard print scarf saved in my to-buy folder on my bookmarks and lo and behold when I searched for it, it was on sale. Bonus. The top I was up in the air about, but I thought it would be nice & easy to throw on over jeans with flats to wear to the movies or something like that. So into the basket it went. I also broke all of my wardrobe shopping rules and impulse bought some jeggings (don’t judge me) despite them being the absolute wrong style of jeans for my body type. I had to buy something to push me over the $100 mark to qualify for free international shipping, so I also ordered this baggy jumper to wear over the jeggings to save the world the sight of me in jean style leggings.
May 4, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: Mini Clothing Haul

I had been recently eyeing off a few pieces at ASOS, so come pay day I decided to donate a large chunk of my salary to the cause and buy the clothes I had been lusting after. Of course, as soon as I went to add these particular pieces to my cart I noticed that the majority of them had sold out. Brilliant. Choosing to ignore this sign from the cosmos that perhaps I should be saving my pennies, I headed over to Country Road online and ordered some shoes instead. These are the three items that I ended up buying –

I don’t know how many pairs of black leather ballet flats I have gone through in my lifetime, but I know I get my monies worth because I literally wear them until they fall to pieces. As I’ve mentioned previously, the Country Road ballet flats are my favourites (trumped only by Lanvin ballet flats, which at close to $800 a pop are more a ‘special occasion’ shoe than anything else. or a pipe dream. let’s go with special occasion shoe.) and I wear them to work practically every day of the week.
April 4, 2011

Work Style Monday – Spotlight on: ASOS

It’s been a little while since my last ‘Work Style Monday‘ post, but I’m back into the swing of things this week with a spotlight on the UK based online clothing store ASOS. ASOS has been killing it lately, and I’ve spent a lot of time window shopping the site after they started offering free international shipping & have released quite a few 20% off discount codes recently. Unfortunately, a lot of the clothes on ASOS are not really appropriate to wear to work, but there are some great finds on there so I thought I would share my top 10 favourite work-style pieces with you guys.

February 13, 2011

Autumn/Winter Wardrobe

The time has come the walrus said to start thinking about my Autumn/Winter wardrobe for the year. Winter is my favourite season, so despite the fact that the temperature is still in the high 30’s, I am already eagerly trawling the internet for beautiful cold-weather pieces. I’ve not been feeling well for the past couple of days so I decided to treat myself and take advantage of the ASOS free shipping and 15% discount code that is available at the moment (VIPSS11 for those playing at home). I ended up with these two pieces for my Autumn/Winter wardrobe this year:

I’m making a conscious effort to pick pieces in shapes and colours that I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of this year. Truth be told I really did not need another scarf this season, and as snobby as it sounds I tend to opt for cashmere scarves most of the time (this one is acrylic) but I couldn’t resist the beautiful forest green colour. After browsing ASOS for a while and settling for those two pieces I did my monthly Etsy search for the term “peacock” to see what gems I could find. I ended up buying this bangle as soon as the page opened. It’ll probably end up being hideously tacky but who cares, it’s a peacock.
April 2, 2010

Shopping Diary 02/04/2010

At the beginning of every month I like to go over my shopping list (aka “wishlist) and see what items I am no longer interested in buying. I also like to cross off all of the items that I had bookmarked on online shopping websites and delete the items that I was too slow to pick up. (Oh, Elizabeth and James Alexandra blouse you should have been mine….) Doing this today, I realised that around 90% of what I purchased in March wasn’t even on my shopping list. Oops. I need to try and remedy that. I also need to try and focus on buying less books and DVDs, and more items for my autumn/winter wardrobe. I have been doing prety well with Project 10 Pan so far, with only one slip up involving a local beautician going bust & putting all stock on sale in their store. I just happened to walk past 10 minutes before they closed the doors for good and snapped up a full size bottle of Dermalogica Multi Active Toner & two Napoleon Perdis nail polishes (can can and french pink sheen) for a total of $50 for the lot. That was such a bargain that I just couldn’t resist… Besides that I have avoided all purchases of hair care, skin care and makeup so far. I did however make a few little purchases at ASOS today after receiving an email offering free shipping. And for once this included international shipping! I ordered these items for my autumn/winter wardrobe. (and yes, I realise none of them were on my shopping list. argh!)

That is all the shopping I plan to do this fortnight, next fortnight I will be purchasing 4 different birthday presents (April is a busy month for my family) so I can’t imagine I’ll have too much left over for spending on myself. After that I will be focusing on my Autumn/Winter Wardrobe!
February 27, 2010

Shopping Diary 27/02/2010

In my hungover and hazy state this morning I placed an order at and officially blew the budget. I am on a personal no-buy challenge now until March 27th! This means no shopping for anything for myself, and doing my best to spend as little as possible. (this means 1 coffee a day at work, eek the horror!) I may have also made a couple of sneaky purchases at Adore Beauty and the shops yesterday… All things I’ve wanted for a while though! Of course that makes it okay.

I also bought a beautiful watercolour print chiffon blouse from Australian label Basque, Pantene 3 Minute Miracle (3 pack) and three nailpolishes from Mecca Cosmetica (Rosaline, Perdita and Violenta). All shopped out for a while I think!