22 November, 2012

Summer Essentials

Everywhere I looked on social media lately, it seems everyone was either lusting after or squealing about the arrival of fashion and accessories from ASOS. I had no idea who this new fashion retailer was or why everyone was so excited. I thought I'd check it out, but when I got to their site I was a little disappointed. Not only did I not think they'd stock anything that would interest my fashion and style tastes, but they were also based in the UK. Just as I was about to click away I saw banner stating FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!! Errr, better just have a little look then I thought.
I was really pleasantly surprised to find that not only did they stock some great peices that totally rock my style, they also have this really cool feature where you can save items as you're browsing then come back to them later. A little wishlist builder if you will. Now excuse my ignorance if you already knew all about this but I had no idea! So I got a little carried away and starting saving items here, there and everywhere. I was having fun creating my very own little summer essentials list. So I did what any blogger would do. Of course I turned it into a post! So here you have it, my summer essentials list from ASOS.... 


            One Teaspoon                        ASOS                             ASOS                               ASOS
       Tiger Moth Kimono        Dolly Skater in Floral       Skater in Green Spot          Summer in Floral
                $204.00                              $85.00                            $37.40                         $29.75 SALE

Now the leopard kimono is a bit out of my price range and a little over the top but it's so fantastic and I cuold just see myself lazing around the pool in Vegas next year rocking it. The skater floral is a really cute cut and lovely pattern ideal for dressing up or down and those inevitable garden parties summer brings. The green spot skater is such a beautiful colour and the little keyhole detail at the bust is just too cute while the summer floral has a great tropical print that would be ideal for the two tiki parties I have coming up. 


              Moschino                    Paul Smith                           Pieces                                  ASOS
          Chic Heart Belt        Yellow Skinny Belt          Enya Leather Slim Belt        Metal Keeper Skinny
              $314.50                         $117.30                              $27.20                                 $10.20
These belts are all about the colour! I'm so in love with colour this season which is actually a bit unlike me. But it's all just so pretty I've found myself gravitating toward it, what can I say I'm a changed woman? I love these belts because they make such a statement and can turn an average outfit into something special. Some of them are a little exy but they're SO cute and serve as great inspiration if nothing else. 


        Cambridge Satchel Co           Cath Kidston                 Cath Kidston                   Cath Kidston
        11" Red ASOS Exclusive        White Large Zip           Black Shoulder Bag                Travel Bag
                     $170                                $51.00                          $81.60                             $127.50

Can you tell I'm in love with the Cath Kidstone stuff? Bags are an important part of summer as you're usually gallavanting off somewhere. You won't see any beach bags here (I have an aversion to sun, sand and salt water) but any of these are ideal for heading off on a little picnic or, you know, as carry-on for a flight to LA if you so happen to be heading over there. The satchel is handy with all its pockets and you'll never lose that red colour, while the antique rose prints are stunning with the floral trend this season and also give a bit of a 'vintage' feel if you're that way inclined. 


             Accessorize                                      May28th                                        May28th
     Spot & Flower Watch                     Yellow Spot Watch                         Pretty Floral Watch
                 $50.92                                            $42.50                                             $42.50
 Colours and floral and spots, oh my! These watches are a whole lot of fun and an easy way to accessorise an outfit. They say the devil's in the detail and I love the depth these watches would bring to an outfit. They may not be your 'statement' piece but when someone notices how cute they are they'll squeal with delight and think you're a total fashionista for going to the trouble. In saying that, they could easily be a statement piece if paired with a more casual outfit. No doubt you'll smile everytime you check the time.  


              Missoni                                          ASOS                                             Moschino
   Large Lense Stone Arm              Cat Eye with Cut Away                          Heart Sunglasses
              $180.20                                          $17.85                                              $127.50

Could there be anything MORE essential to summer than these!? Eye protection is very important, particularly in our rather sunny tropical climate but there's absolutely no reason why you can't do it in style! I love 'bigness' of those Missoni's, total paparazzi hiders and those cat eyes are just PERFECT! Such a vintage flair! Even though the Moschino's are a little pricey, they're still easily in the ball park of most brand name sunnies are SO cute. How can you resist tortoiseshell AND a heart cut out??
Well that's my recommendations this season. I'm loving colours, florals and anything that indulges my fantasies about the US next year.

Have you ever bought from ASOS? What are your summer essentials?

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