On most days I go for the “no make-up” make-up look: just a bit of foundation or bb cream, a light dusting of shimmery powder and a little bit of eye shadow (with which I either help add a bit of sparkle to my eyes or I use a bit of medium brown shadow to define my eyebrows). If I’m feeling a bit more adventurous (e.g. less lazy) I do a cat eye using liquid or gel eyeliner for my eyes (I actually only use mascara at night, because that’s way too much effort for a daytime look, haha). I love that there are so many ways to wear a cat eye:
I mentioned in my last post that these are one of my all time favorite earrings. I love them so much. They were an impulse purchase ages ago (well that last post was from 2009!) and I still love them as much today as I did when I bought them!I think the reason why I like them so much is because they remind me of dream-catchers. So they have this dreamy magical feel to them, no? Also I love the combination of silver and gold (when it’s done right).
Some of my favorite photos from December 2009 (I just picked a random month).
Top to bottom: attending an end-of-year party (I was sick but was having a super hair day), a photo from a magazine shoot – it was about tattooed ladies and what we wear at work (I’m calling this “lab chic”), wearing one of my favorite yellow dresses (Mango) and a funny pair of slippers, a holiday greeting card featuring me & my adorable pooch Buddy (bull terriers are the best!), said bully being a bit of an ass (he was caught red-
handed-pawed), a style inspiration photo (I still love those wedges and that beautiful cape), another photo-shoot photo, this time portraying my everyday style (those are one of my favorite Freedom for Topshop earrings), and last but not least y’all know I love love. This is one of the sweetest most kitsch photos ever. I mean, who does that? But you gotta love it.
Sunday night, in the final few hours of the Asos discount, I was half working on my thesis and half online shopping. Perhaps not the best scenario, but hey, that’s life. Anyways, I came across this beauty, a gorgeous luscious vibrant red dress with a nice fit on the bodice, an interesting belt and what draw me in most of all, perfect exaggerated pleats. My goodness, it was love at first sight. Additionally, the price was incredibly low (£19.50). And of course there was only one left, and in my size!! I put it in my basket and did a happy dance. Then, instead of sealing the deal, I continued on shopping and kept adding things to my basket. Now, we get to the part of the story about the bad luck, but part of that is also a bit plain old stupidity.
When I filled my basket, I went on to go pay for my items. And here’s the stupid part, I entered my security code wrong. So of course, the order was unsuccessful, but worst, all the items disappeared from my basket! Gasp! Quickly, I added them all back (luckily all of them were still available) and I went to pay for them a second time. Now here’s the bad luck, I had set the online shopping limit on my card lower than the amount for everything in my basket, so again the order was unsuccessful. At this point I was like should I just buy that dress?
I went to add it in my basket but OH NO it was gone!!! The very last one, someone snapped it up right before my eyes. I was a wreck. I was so sad, you wouldn’t believe. I was like that beautiful red dress is the answer to everything! I need it in my life. So I searched Asos high and low for a replacement dress (and nothing came close, well except this one, that’s basically the same dress, just the price is much higher?!) but I did find some other pretty nice dresses and I fixed the limit on my card and bought a massive amount of dresses. My favorite of the bunch is probably this one (I mean, just look at that print) or this one (because I really wanted a dress from Oasis, although at the time of my order they didn’t have my size so I bought a size up and I’ll just get it fitted or do it myself). I also bought this dress because it was really cheap. But I must say, I laughed through the entire catwalk video – what’s up with that model???
Anyways, I bought loads of dresses (I hope they’re all worth it, I really spent way too much money) but all the while I still kept refreshing the Rosetta dress page to see if by any chance it came back. Well, it didn’t come back on Sunday, but on Monday there it was and in my size. I didn’t hesitate one bit. The order was sent, it’s currently processing and I’m eagerly awaiting its arrival. (Part of my Sunday order has already been sent but sadly only a part of it and I hate it when I have more than one parcel, but whatever, it was a massive amount of dresses so I shouldn’t be surprised.) I’m off now to
fantasize about my new dress work on my thesis. I’ll be back in the afternoon to write another post (this time not about Asos, haha) so stay tuned and see you then.
Hey guys, I wanted to show you a few new things that I recently purchased over at Asos.com. For me it was actually a major haul (8 items in total), after quite a long time without any serious shopping. The parcel arrived last week and since then I took full advantage of Asos’s 15% off discount code that ended yesterday to order a massive amount of dresses, thus I am currently borderline broke . You”ll be seeing all my purchases as soon as they arrive (hopefully soon, cannot wait!) but until then, let’s review the order that had arrived.
First I bought a pair of Melissa flats. This is one of my favorite brands and when they are on sale, I usually don’t hesitate (well, depends on how much on sale.) Anyways, these are the Melissa Planet Hits flats and most sizes are still available. After trying them on and walking around the house in them, I think they are cute shoes but I kinda liked them better in the product photos somehow. I don’t know, maybe it’s because they sort of clash with my tattoos or something. But I still like them and maybe they’ll work better with tights or depending on the outfit? I was trying them on with my PJ’s..
Next up is probably my favorite item of the bunch. It’s New Look‘s Vanity Square Bowler Bag. It cost a ridiculous 11 pounds and is just gorgeous. Of course the materials used aren’t that perfect but I think it still will get a lot of wear and the cost per wear will be like zilch. There’s only one bag left so if you want it, I recommend snapping it up asap.
Next up is another favorite (and sadly, it’s out of stock). This Asos Vintage Style Octagonal Dial watch is just adorable. It’s dainty and wears more just a bracelet than a watch. I can picture wearing it with a carefree attitude, a summer dress and a pair of flat sandals. Which is basically how I am envisioning my entire summer (well, with the exception of a few date nights wearing some fabulous heels!) and I’ve been wearing it non-stop (partly because it’s the only watch in my collection that has a functioning battery, ops.)
Next up is a pair of very casual shoes. Asos Dockland plimsolls. I bought them with our summer London trip in mind and thought they would be perfect for walks around town, while staying true to my esthetic what with the leopard print and all. I’ll be honest and say I’m a tad disappointed with them, the material is very coarse and I bought a size UK6 and it’s a very tight fit. I think maybe if I stretch them out some they may feel better on and hopefully the material will get softer too but as I was trying them on around the flat, they definitely were not the most comfortable.
Next I bought two kitsch items, both from Gogo Philip. First up is a massive pair of earrings. These toucan earrings are boarder line insane and are also currently out of stock.The ladybird ring is also out of stock, but I can understand that more. The ring is adjustable (lucky for me because otherwise it would be too small) and the ladybug on it is adorable. I’m so happy about them both. I may not wear them that often but I like to collect strange and kitsch jewelry to add interesting elements to my outfits.
The next two items were unfortunately missing from my parcel, I contacted Asos (right after opening the parcel and finding them missing) and they have replied me and I will be refunded because both items are out of stock. I seemed to have bought lots of last pieces!
I have really good experience as a shopper with Asos. Anything goes wrong and they’re on it straight away! I once was sent two left shoes! And I wrote them and they told me to send the shoes back and then they resent me the shoes and I was also refunded the shipping cost of sending them the shoes. So I’m definitely NOT worried about shopping with Asos. The 15% discount is over but there’s still some bargain pieces to be found, so I definitely recommend stopping by. Oh, all opinions are my own and I didn’t get paid for writing this post, I just genuinely love Asos and am a happy customer.