AKA wardrobe building continues. 🙂
I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with all the cheap, but quality mass products in fast fashion stores. I don’t know, I think that certain glass has filled up to the top, which doesn’t mean of course I don’t keep an eye on them, but I rather look for alternatives without giving affordable price tags up. This post is the result of a few weeks of browsing and shopping on the internet, because at time trial and error (or success) is the best way to gain experience.
All right, I don’t own too much things from ASOS, but once in a while I browse for things which I want to buy anyway. The free shipping and return is a good enough reason, but credit cards make the decision even smoother, but and try it, if you don’t like return and get a refund. That’s all.
Since I marikondoed my old Zara black blazer, a pretty big hole remained in its place. You never know when you need it, and although nowadays I don’t really like black, a simple, yet sharp blazer is key element.
Originally I wanted the Zara ones with ruched sleeves, but when I found this almost identical one on ASOS, with a nicer price, I thought I gave it a chance. I ordered it in UK6, but probably should have gone with 8 because of the shoulders. I didn’t get it exchanged though, as I didn’t like the fabric and it was hanging on me.
Next up is a shirt with statement sleeves. I was hesitating a while, trying to decide whether I like these bigbad*ss puffer shoulders, when my hubby saw it and managed to finish it with the simplest sentence; the fabric seems really bad. And he was undeniably right. Sometimes I cannot be grateful enough for his honesty (while other times I could strangle him in a spoon of water, just kidding :))
There was no such problem with this Reclaimed Vintage shirt though. The fabric is so soft and pretty thick. I love the oversized fit, which is partly due the fact I went for size 8. It also has gingham print, which I love so much, goes with everything. This one was a definite keeper, moreover, I’d like to own it in red checks as well.
Going on. I still have a thing for wrap dresses, but it’s so difficult to find the right ones. This one had everything I wanted (short sleeves, midi length, nice colours), but it was faulty (the quality sadly was quite poor) so I had to send it back.
And finally where everything started. This very belt. I have a very similar one with sliver buckle from ASOS, and it grew to my favourite, so I wanted an other one, and this one has rose gold buckle and was it on sale. For 9 quid, a leather belt is a pretty good deal, isn’t it?
Since I’ve found my cat eye sunnies at Mango, I knew I wanted a similar pair, but sleeker, but couldn’t find it anywhere. I didn’t want black or white ones, and I’m crazy about tortoise shell print and colour. I looked it up on eBay and found this one for £6! It’s everything I need, so happy I found it.
I also found this graphic tee for £12 and probably you know I cannot say no to good simple tees. That red Cherry Bomb print is really the cherry on the top. 😀
See? I’m not done with fast fashion yet. 🙂 How could I, when they do soooo fashion forward and sometimes nice basic things.
I was eyeing these boots for so long, but they were never available in my size (or at all), and I wasn’t sure either, when I stumbled upon them in Westfield by total accident. When I finally tried them, I was sold. The very thing my shoe collections were missing. Ok, since summer is here, I cannot really wear them right now, but this is England so hotness won’t stick for long.
And because that ASOS blazer wasn’t a hit, I gave in eventually and ordered this Zara one, since my size (S) wasn’t available online. Now this is more like it. I knew this because I had the wool check one too, and I’m head over heels for this style and fit. I think I’m gonna keep this for a long long time.
And finally. It’s very very rare when I buy clothes from other than high street or vintage, but I found these cargo pants online by accident again and on the model shoot it seemed like the perfect fit. For £20 (+shipping fee)!
Not too skinny not too loose, with high rise, some elastane and multiple colours. I went with the khaki ones (in my normal size), but I loved the brown ones too, not to mention the black ones, which I’m still thinking about, as I want this exact fit in black, but I’m not sure I want the pockets, and it’s summer anyway, who wanna wear black pants, right?
Happy Friday guys, yay! 🙂