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ASOS 75% Off Sale Picks.

January 2, 2014

Despite my bank balance currently screaming over-overdrawn at me, I couldn’t help myself from having at least a masochistic peek at the up-to-75% off sale running at ASOS at the moment – and now I want to cry. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could cry pennies? Painful, but $$$$. However, I decided to live vicariously through you guys and give you a quick rundown of some of the delightful pieces they have to offer at the moment. Don’t worry about me, I’ll just be here – in my dressing gown, crying into my camomile tea. Currently on Day 2 of ‘Veganuary’ and not smoking, going strong and looking forward to trying out the Vegan options at Tampopo later at the Trafford Centre. Going to get my consumer fix by trading in 5 empty Lush pots for a facemask, mwahaha. Anyway, back to the subject – here are my sale picks:

  • Daisy Street Crop Top with Polo Neck – Was £9.99, now £6.50

Unsure whether my infatuation with this style of shirt lies with the product itself, or my burgeoning jealousy for that model’s torso – can I buy that, too? Either way, I love how this shirt manages to flip off the prudish stigma behind polo/turtle necks (three words: Velma – Scooby Doo) with its cheeky midriff cut. Easy to style, I’ll have it in both red and black please.

  • ASOS Skater Dress in Check – Was £42, now £21

Cannot get my head around the juxtaposition of preppy and grunge with this one, but I think that’s the appeal. Team with a chunky waist-cincher belt, black platform boots and a black fedora. And a coat: just because Father Christmas has been and New Year has gone, doesn’t mean you should opt for Pneumoniary (that’s pneumonia + January… worked out better in my head).

  • ASOS Pencil Skirt with Bold Braces – Was £40, now £24

You can be the bawzzz with this form-fitting bold pencil skirt. Perfect piece for an office-to-evening switch: just wear with a dress shirt during the day, sneakily strip off in the loos and replace with a graphic shirt – preferably with something alluding to how fabulaaarse you are (don’t – those shirts make you look like a bit of a nob).

  • ASOS PREMIUM Affliction Leather Ankle Boots – Was £85, now £42.50 

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Hamlet asked: “To be or not to be?”, Ebony asked: “Why the sweet mother of fudge aren’t these boots on my feet?”. Arguably somewhat less of a pressing matter – I think shoe lust is trumped by suicide contemplation, but I’m still not convinced… I would team these with: everything. Forever and ever Amen.

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Ark’s Ridiculous Sale Picks.

December 31, 2013

Well played Ark, I wrote this post primarily because I wanted that bangin’ gif on my blog – just look at that little marvel. Given I have a cracking total of £16 whole pounds in my account, I should really put this under my ‘Pipe-dreamin’ posts, but with the prices this cheap: I could technically afford something! The sale is MASSIVE – arguably larger than Nicki Minaj’s arse, but I’ll leave that for you to decide. So, whilst I carry on with my virtual copywriting mountain, I’ll leave you guys to check these sales out and hopefully shop vicariously through you. Here are my favourite picks:

  • Hearts & Bows Plum Bower Space Dye Cropped Knit (try saying that in one breath…) – was £18.99: now £12

Given everything I’ve bought recently, aside from my nip-tastic red dress, has been blackblackblack. There’s nothing like a good staple piece, so snapping up this throw-together-with-everything piece would be grand. I’d team with an Empty Casket necklace, black platform boots and a kimono.

  • Vero Moda Green Puca Sequin Mini Skirt – was £25.99: now £12

I’m sorry Mr/Miss Ark Stylist, but I’m not with you on this outfit combination one iota – however, I am lusting over that shiny little number. Nothing better that channelling a bit of a slutty Little Mermaid vibe, right? I’d stick with a white graphic shirt and leather jacket, or just black-on-black-on-black. Who’s with me?

  • Vila Black Kindra Military Coat – Was £54.99: now £35

Bargain of the year award goes to…! This is so cheap and yet tasteful looking, that I am very tempted to sack off my New Year plans – simply to stand around Wigan town centre handing these out to underdressed 17-year-olds on King Street. Timeless and pneumonia-free. And a great shield for you to throw over any poor, misguided lass wearing womb-shorts (you know which ones I mean, right?).

  • Hearts & Bows Floral Horilen Devore Velvet Kimono – Was £37.99: now £20

I’d write something meaningful, but the velvet has taken me. This one needs no explanation whatsoever – aside from the explanation of why you haven’t bought one yet.

American Apparel Flashsale Picks & Discount Code.

April 25, 2013

Admittedly, I’ve often avoided American Apparel like the plague, purely because it’s so damn expensive – so when I saw that there was a 30% off dresses code, I was sorely lured in. I’ve always been a fan of the easy-going, essentials vibe of their clothing but I’m prone to buying faddy clothes that I wear once and get sick of instead of investing in items that’ll become staples (e.g. the entirety of AA). So I decided to, using the hilarious excuse that it’s my birthday soon (by soon, in over two weeks, hmm), blow just under £100 in less than half an hour. Here are my picks:

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Passion For Fashion – Moneysupermarket.com Competition Entry Part 1.

September 19, 2012

Like most fashion/beauty bloggers, I spend my mornings trawling through Twitter looking for something that catches my eye – be that the latest RT and follow competition, more recently gorgeous Instagram snaps from LFW or big competitions: like this amazing Moneysupermarket.com addition! To enter the competition, you must write a blog post containing 5 hypothetical outfits under £200 for 5 scenarios (party, casual, outdoor, first date and officewear), outlining why you would buy them and also incorporating a bit of Moneysupermarket by looking for ways to get things “on the cheap”. Everyone loves a good deal, right? Now, let me tell you the prizes: 5 winners will win one of their chosen outfits and one lucky blogger will win £1000 to buy all of their chosen outfits – and an iPad 3, just in case you weren’t content with that… Wowzers. So here’s my entry:

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