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.
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.
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.