Sunday, 16 January 2011

Please Mr. Postman

One of my faaaavourite things is when a lazy day is unexpectedly lifted by a surprise knock at the door. It's nice when it's a friend or a boyfriend.

Not so much when it's a delivery of books for next semester, you're not dressed and you have to run down 10 flights of stairs before the delivery guy leaves because your intercom doesn't work. So you end up in the street with no make-up, slippers on, and your hoodie on backwards.

BUT it's worth it when the delivery is something exciting. Like my latest delivery from ASOS.

I'm pretty sure I've shown you most of the items I ordered on the blog before, but here they are in all their glory.

I got a mixture of full-price and sale pieces because I don't really judge on price, but on how much I like things. If I can sniff out a good bargain (which I often can, a talent I apparently inherited from my Nana), well, that's just a bonus.

I got a Mischa Barton clutch that was reduced to £12. I love the detail of the clasp & think the label's really pretty. The fold-over feature also means it's deceptively big. And I totally fell for the whole have-a-bag-made-by-Marissa-Cooper thing.

A gorgeous pair of ASOS tan pumps for about £40. They are a perfect colour, so comfy (so far) and hitch me up to big-girl height. Or at least slightly nearer to average height.

I also got this dress for about £40. I love it, it's very flattering on and suits my figure, but I'm not sure how 'me' it is - it looks a tad corporate, maybe. But I reckon it just needs styling up, it's such a cute dress!

Image 1 of ASOS Contrast Hem Ponte Shift Dress
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And finally, this black velvet one-shoulder playsuit. I was slightly worried about this being unflattering. The equation velvet + playsuit + big bum was not computing in my head, but actually the pleats & flare of the shorts, the corsetted-looking underneath and the draping of the one shoulder make this ridiculously flattering. It was reduced to £16 so I make that very good value!

Image 4 of ASOS PETITE Velvet One Shoulder Playsuit
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I also wanted to share a couple of other treats with you; a pair of Morgan de Toi heels I got for £19 from TK Maxx (don't judge, seriously) in Leeds, and a pair of Oscar by Oscar de la Renta sunglasses for £15 - because we all know about my love of designer sunglasses. Love love love!

(P.S. Oscar de la Renta might just be the only high-end designer with a shop online sale section on their website. I very much appreciate this, even if I still can't afford anything on there.)

If you've got any new things recently (especially in the sales), enjoy!

Ciao for now,


  1. I love that dress, so simple but really flattering xx

  2. I love everything here!