Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Dorothy Perkins Drought!

On my last post, after raving about ASOS, I asked what shops people were currently obsessed with. One of my responses mentioned Dorothy Perkins and I couldn't believe how long I had neglected this amazing shop. It was always one of my favourites but somehow - in the stress of college and other silly things- I must of not entered my local DP's or online for 6 months minimum. Naturally I decided to check it out online and found the cutest summer outfit. As mentioned in some of my last posts, I am completely skint. I have no money, no job and nothing currently on my horizon other than more expenses, but a girl can still dream. Therefore, when I do find a job and start saving money (excluding the ASOS dress in the post below) this will be the first outfit I purchase. If I am lucky enough to buy it, I will keep my make up simple (just a bit of eyeliner, mascara and pearl lip balm) and wear my hair in a messy plait.
£20 Dorothy Perkins

I love these shoes. They are cool both in their appearance and for breezing about in the hot summer weather. Casual and stylish - they will go with so many of my day dresses and also can be worn with a smart dress in the evening.

£36 Dorothy Perkins

This dress, as previously mentioned is so cute. I have red hair and usually avoid pink but have found that with my porcelain skin tone, coral can look really nice. Good- bye greens and blues.

£8 Dorothy Perkins

These sunglasses are amazing. They are timeless, cheap and perfect for Summer - I break on average a two pairs a summer!
£25 Dorothy Perkins
This bag, I think, may be my favourite item. It is so summery and reminds me of the bags my mum used to take on our summer holidays to Europe. Back then I detested them and preferred the company of my fluorescent ''bumbag'' where my change and tiny stuffed tortoise was kept. Now I am 18 and have obviously grown out of such things. However, if you're wondering what a ''tiny stuffed tortoise'' looks like then scroll down.
Anyway, let me know what you think of this outfit (or tortoise) and what you are excited to wear this fast approaching summer. Can't wait to hear what you guys have to say!!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Dress Dilema!!

Every day, without fail, I check ASOS CURVE for new pieces. I check everyday and yet it is only updated every few. After revising since 1pm, I realised it was nearly 8 and I hadn't yet checked the website. To my delight and frustration I have found the most beautiful dress. It is part of both the ASOS SALON range as well as the ASOS CURVE range. I was happy to see such an amazing piece in such a selection of sizes, however this happiness quickly faded when I realised the dress costs £150!! Worth every penny, but unfortuntely, 15000 pennies over my disposable cash.

I love an item that can be easily dressed up for an evening or down to go shopping in the sun. It is romantic and light, the fabric looks beautiful and I know that it is something I would wear until it fell to pieces (this has happened before).

The dress is described on the website as:
"Dress by ASOS CURVE. Featuring an all-over floral design with glitter spots, adjustable slim shoulder straps, a back zip closure, a ruched panel to the centre bust, a frilled peplum detail around the waist and a lightweight full maxi skirt.

This dress is exclusive to the ASOS CURVE range.

Taking inspiration from vintage style, our ASOS SALON collection offers the ultimate fashion escapism. Beautiful appliqué finishes, floral shapes and a palette of sugary, ice-cream shades, channel soft romance, whilst bold pops of neon colour keep the collection directional. Sampling ladylike style from a range of decades, intricately beaded, ‘20s style, shift dresses sit alongside ‘60s inspired lace minis, whilst a full skirted, ‘50s style prom dress, in chocolate florals, forms a centrepiece to the collection. ASOS SALON offers a covetable capsule collection of occasionwear pieces with a feminine aesthetic."

Okay...so when I finish college (which is in, roughly, 3 weeks) I will be free to get a job and in between saving for my trip to Australia, I will pray this dress doesn't sell out and then snap it up.

Let me know what items you are currently coveting!! Or the websites that you visit a little too often!??