On Friday the 13th M and I went to a family dinner at the restaurant that we most frequently go to, as it is super close (two stops by public transport or a 15 minute walk) and we quite like what they serve there. This is the outfit that I was wearing.
I decided to risk the chill and wear some cute shoes as I am so sick of all of my ankle boots! These are my Asos “Leap of Faith” black and white Mary Jane flats. I think they are just the cutest. They are very comfortable to wear and go with basically everything in my wardrobe (or almost everything). Unfortunately it was still a bit too cold for them and my feet felt really cold on the way to and from the restaurant. Continue reading Friday the 13th→
Last week M and I went to see the Kingsman film and I thought it was brilliant. I LOVED it! Colin Firth was amazing (seeing Mr. Darcy kicking ass was just perfect, really.) Anyways, for the occasion I decided to dress smart, as a kingsman would.
Picking up where I left off with Outfit August, here are a few picks from last week. Starting with Thursday‘s food shopping outfit. It has gotten rather cold in Prague so I’m currently wearing lots of variations of this outfit: opaque tights, sweater or leather jacket, cute dress, cute flats.
I’m sorry the photo above is so grainy, it was dark by the time we got to the store and since I hadn’t been documenting my outfits at the beginning of the week, I wanted to have at least something to show you. My outfit consisted of several old pieces (both my dress and the sweater are really old; the dress is from H&M and I bought it in 2011 – I haven’t worn it in ages but because of Outfit August, I decided to revisit it.) I’m wearing a (new) flower headband but you can’t really see it (which was my lazy equivalent of making an effort). The shoes are also new, I bought them in the middle of summer this year in the Topshop sale, they were super cheap. Right away I knew I wanted to wear them with black opaque tights to really highlight those awesome cut-outs (as much as I dislike cut-outs on dresses, I LOVE them on shoes!)
This past week has been busy – besides the usual schedule I had a photo-shoot on Wednesday (it was fun to get dolled up and get my hair curled). I then decided to keep my hair the same way, for the past few days (I just didn’t touch it and there was enough hair spray in it to last forever).
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.
Another day, another post about Asos. But it’s not just about Asos, it’s more of a funny story actually, about a bit of bad luck and a happy ending. Without further ado, meet the elusive Rosetta:
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.
These photos are from last Wednesday, when I went to uni in the morning and then I met my sister for lunch (she was kind enough to take these photos, well, the ones of me anyway) and then I stopped by work. Wednesdays are always super busy but they’re also really fun.