Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Summer Haul/Lookbook: Primark, Forever 21, H&M etc

Prepare to be bombarded with pictures.

Blue Floral Dress | Primark | £10

This zips the whole way up the front, a feature which makes putting it on very easy indeed.
It's like putting on a hoody - arms through the holes, zip up the front. 
Multi-coloured floral zip up dress | TK Maxx | £9.99

Black floral stapless zip front dress | Primark | £13

Having fun with my new outfit photo set-up

Fixing my hair between shots and didn't realise that I had the timer set...
Coral crochet crop top | Forever 21 | £10.50

Styled with:
Black denim high waisted shorts | Topshop | Winter Sale

Normally I wouldn't pair this with this exact top but I happen to have lost the plain black crop
top, in typical 'me' fashion

Beige piped shorts | Forever 21 |  £14.75

The black version of this top is the one I just mentioned. I did plan of using the black one for
this outfit too but as I seem to have temporarily misplaced it, I thought the white one would do.
Turns out I quite like this together.

The leg of the tripod - how very amateur of me
Plain white crop vest | Primark | £2

Geometric print skirt | H&M | £12.99

Today I have for you a select few of the things that I have purchased so far for summer. I am going on a trip to America in July to visit my sister so I have been stocking up on the summer attire, despite there being no hint of warm weather coming Scotland's way any time soon. I planned on taking these pictures outside as it was sunny when I woke up this morning (miracle, I know) but by late morning, the big yellow circle in the sky that is foreign to us Scot folk had once again slipped away. Boo. I also used a tripod to take these pictures - something I am very proud of as it makes me feel like a very fancy blogger indeed - and I think they turned out okay. I am sure you have how exciting this experience was for me, hence the mirror pictures. I am in love with all the things I have shown you today, particularly the last skirt. It may be loud and pretty out-there (understatement of the century) but that has not stopped me loving it. It was expensive in the slightest either. In fact, nothing featured here was. You can get just as lovely stuff from the cheaper stores such as Primark and H&M as you can from higher end department stores and fancy shops for fancy folk. Hopefully there will be even more to show you soon as I am placing my order for ASOS which was the feature of yesterday's blog post, so keep your eyes and your tangerine's peeled for that! (Couldn't resist saying that, I am eating a tangering right now while I type. Delicious). 
So tell me, what is your must-have item of clothing for this summer? I am not done shopping yet, need some inspiration!

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

What's In My ASOS Shopping Bag?

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Dang flabbit I did it again. Went one month without blogging. This is becoming a terrible bad habit. However, this time, I do happen to have a very valid excuse for my disappearance - the dreaded exams. May has seen the exam season start for Scottish (and possible English too, no clue) exams, for Standard Grades, Highers and Advanced Highers. Thankfully, by being a mere 4th year myself, I have only had to do my Standard Grades this year. However, next year is the big one when I sit my Highers for the first time which will basically determine the rest of my life. No pressure then. 

I have just one exam left - Geography on Thursday - so I thought it is about time that I get back in to the swing of things. I am starting off with a nice simple, easy post which does not require me to take any photographs personally. I did plan on doing a haul which I have been putting off for weeks on end but there is really crap weather today, resulting in awful lighting for photographing clothes. It's like Mother Nature is punishing me for waiting so long. So here is all the items of clothing that I have in my ASOS basket right at this moment and I plan on ordering tonight! Despite them being summer clothes and summer STILL not having arrived in dreary Scotland, I have my hopes set high for the coming months. And I have the added benefit of an American trip in July (37 days and counting till the delightful sunbathing weather of Pennsylvania). 

I added everything to my 'saved items' section so that they were displayed in a grid fashion, incase you were wondering. You probably weren't.

Now obviously this basket total is high - very high - but I won't be keeping everything that I order. That is a hell of a lot of skirts for one two week holiday, considering I also have some already purchased. I will keep one or two of them. I am especially in love with the purple aztec one, at a delightful price of just £18! I'm a bit sceptical about the headband. I may order it, I may not. And the ASOS horse purse is so cute! That, paired with the free next day delivery that I qualify for as my basket is so damn full, it really is a bargain. Free returns too. I love ordering River Island clothes from ASOS. They are the current clothes from the shop, but with free delivery unlike the River Island website. Take the peach chiffon skirt for example. I know for a fact that it is on the River Island website due to the fact that I have been drooling over it for weeks, only to find it without the £3.95 delivery charge on ASOS! I don't know about you but I resent paying delivery charges. You think, oh this is only a fiver! What a bargain! But then the delivery charge is just as expensive as that sale item you want and it puts you off. 
Do you love ASOS as much as I do? And do you have any little beauties to add to my bag before I place my order?!