Tag Archives: Asos

Dream YSL Pumps: The look for less?

31 Mar

It’s no news that I’ve had a long standing crush on YSL pumps, especially the Cobalt blue suede. At over £400 a pop, it’s understandable why i haven’t stocked up on all the beautiful colours of this beloved shoe.

Yves Saint Laurent_Palais suede peep-toe pumps_500 gbp

Yves Saint Laurent Palais suede peep-toe pumps £500

Yves Saint Laurent Pumps in Cognac Nappa Leather

So I stumbled upon these shoes on Asos.com  yesterday. And wow, they present a very convincing alternative to my dream shoes.  At a fraction of the cost, i just might be stocking up on these while I get rich enough to buy my YSLs…and it even comes in Cobalt Blue. Hmmmm….

ASOS PUMP IT UP Suede Platform Court Shoe_Green_£55

ASOS PUMP IT UP Suede Platform Court Shoe £55

ASOS POLLY Leather Court Shoe_£65

ASOS POLLY Leather Court Shoe £65

ASOS PUMP IT UP Suede Platform Court Shoe_£55

ASOS PUMP IT UP Suede Platform Court Shoe £55

River Island Unicorn Platform Court Shoes_£65

River Island Unicorn Platform Court Shoes £65

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It’s all in the street style detail: A Bracelet fest

13 Dec

Since I ran into Swagger 360, I’ve been captivated by the detailed street photography I’ve seen on the blog.

Interestingly, it’s a blog focused on gentlemen’s fashion but that doesn’t in any way lessen the appeal for me; you simply have to love the detailed hand-knotted bow-tie shots and the generous tips on how to be and dress like a gentleman, lol. It’s quite exciting to see men show such creativity in the way they dress. It’s a blog definitely worth checking out.

Asides from the men, he does quite a few posts featuring detailed shots of women’s accessories and I love love love these close up shots of bracelet clad hands. Stacked bracelets are my favourite for signature accessories and these fashionistas wear them too well.  The stunning photography does justice to the exquisite taste of the ladies and the accessories.

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You should check out the blog at Swagger 360 for a hearty detail feast and of course tips on how to be a gentleman (:

After all of this, I couldn’t resist creating a bracelets wish list, and my definite go-to spot for drool worthy bracelets is Net-a-porter and Asos. So, if money were no object, I shall be getting myself one or two of each. They’re just so pretty when stacked and the edgier the more attractive.

Burberry Prorsum_Leather and brass studded bracelet_£225

Burberry Prorsum Leather and brass studded bracelet £225

Stella McCartney_Chunky brass ID bracelet_£155

Stella McCartney Chunky brass ID bracelet £155

Marc by Marc Jacobs_Fluoro chain-link bracelet_£85

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fluoro chain-link bracelet £85

Aurelie Bidermann_Do Brazil 18-karat gold-plated bracelet_£240

Aurelie Bidermann Do Brazil 18-karat gold-plated bracelet £240

Oscar de la Renta_Silver-plated enamel and crystal cuff_£525

Oscar de la Renta Silver-plated enamel and crystal cuff £525

Burberry Studded leather wrap bracelet_£150

Burberry Studded leather wrap bracelet £150

Maison Martin Margiela_Silver-plated buckle bracelet_£275

Maison Martin Margiela Silver-plated buckle bracelet £275

Kara by Kara Ross_Braided snake-chain bracelet_£150

Kara by Kara Ross Braided snake-chain bracelet £150

J Dauphin Leather And Brass Fearless Bracelet_£175

J Dauphin Leather And Brass Fearless Bracelet £175

Gemma Lister Black Rope And Faux Pearl Cuff_£80

Gemma Lister Black Rope And Faux Pearl Cuff £80

Juicy Couture Wide Multi Chain And Feather Bracelet_£100

Juicy Couture Wide Multi Chain And Feather Bracelet £100

Sabrina Dehoff Cord And Gold Tube Bracelet_£118

Sabrina Dehoff Cord And Gold Tube Bracelet £118

For the love of all things draped

7 Dec

There’s an allure about draping that I find sleek and stylish. Nothing like that elegant, flowing, Grecian feel, and knowing that it takes great tailoring plus attention to detail to achieve the perfectly draped piece. It says ladylike luxe at its best.

I have my favourite designers for those classic, fluid, draping styles that cascade down the  feminine form in such glorious luxeness.

I love love love Anglomania by Vivienne Westwood, the asymmetric, draping aesthetic is simply exquisite – with just the right portion of edginess. I have big plans to collect Anglomania dresses.

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania_Bounty double-breasted twill jacket_£395

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania

Vionnet and RM by Roland Mouret also make the most decadently exquisite draped pieces; with dresses perfectly flattering the feminine form.

RM by Roland Mouret Drache draped silk-blend dress  £1200

RM by Roland Mouret Drache draped silk-blend dress £1,200

Vionnet Ruched crepe and silk dress_£1255

Vionnet Ruched crepe and silk dress £1,255

Michael Kors_Crepe-jersey draped dress_£850

Michael Kors Crepe-jersey draped dress £850

Matthew Williamson_Asymmetric draped silk-satin gown_£1095

Matthew Williamson Asymmetric draped silk-satin gown £1,095

Fendi_Draped wool sweater dress_£820

Fendi Draped wool sweater dress £820

Vionnet Draped crepe de Chine dress  £1,305

Vionnet Draped crepe de Chine dress£1,305

Thakoon Addition_Draped silk-satin top_£385

Thakoon Addition Draped silk-satin top £385

Lanvin Draped washed-satin halterneck dress_£1320

Lanvin Draped washed-satin halterneck dress £1,320

Bottega Veneta_Draped silk-jersey dress_£1680

Bottega Veneta Draped silk-jersey dress £1,680

Karen Millen is as exquisite as it gets on the high street. The tailoring is flawless and draping done to perfection, it could easily pass for high-end designer gear. I especially love the coat, I mean, how do you get it right with a fabric that thick?

Karen Millen Jersey Draped Structured Dress_£180

Karen Millen Jersey Draped Structured Dress £180

Karen Millen Unstructured Drape Coat with Check Lining_£265

Karen Millen Unstructured Drape Coat with Check Lining £265

Karen Millen DRAPED SLEEVE JERSEY DRESS_£150

Karen Millen Draped sleeve jersey dress £150

Karen Millen Drape Front Vest_£39.50

Karen Millen Drape Front Vest £39.50

Karen Millen Minimalist draped dress_ £99

Karen Millen Minimalist draped dress £99

We can’t deny the sartorial perfection of Alexander McQueen, so it’s no surprise that the label gives us some generous draping; from both diffusion line McQ and the main line.

Alexander McQueen_Cape-back crepe dress_£1,245

Alexander McQueen Cape-back crepe dress £1,245

McQ by Alexander McQueen Sleeveless Flannel Check Drape Dress_£230

McQ by Alexander McQueen Sleeveless Flannel Check Drape Dress £230

My go to online store, Asos does not ever disappoint when it comes to the lower priced versions of our secret obsessions. They also give us some great draped pieces.

ASOS WHITE Asymmetric Strap Drape Front Dress_£85

ASOS White Asymmetric Strap Drape Front Dress £85

ASOS Drape Front Top_£18

ASOS Drape Front Top £18

Ringspun Bleach Effect Drape Tunic Dress_£38

Ringspun Bleach Effect Drape Tunic Dress £38

Zara studio t-shirt_£19.99

Zara studio T-shirt £19.99

Zara drape neck t-shirt_£19.99_2

Zara drape neck T-shirt £19.99

Stockists:

Net-a-porter

Asos

Zara

Karen Millen

These are a few of my favourite shopping spots…

2 Dec

Both Online and Brick n Mortar, I love each of these stores for different reasons, some for clothes, some for shoes, some for accessories, some for a bit of everything. Let’s talk about the ones that stand out the most for me.

For the most unique, one of a kind, whimsical dresses and spunky tees/blouses, Anthropologie is the place to go. All set in a romantic, fairy tale/art gallery style store, complete with artsy design books doubling as props.

All Saints has a dark, brooding, mysterious feel to it but the clothes in there are a design wonder. Given how much I have a penchant for complex, draping, wrap round styles, and the colour black, my love for All Saints is justified. I’d put some bright lights in the store though.

Freedom by Topshop is arguably the best high street accessories brand, always avant garde, always on trend and frequently adding new lines. The massive Topshop store on Oxford circus has an accessories wonderland on the ground floor, boutique style with a range of brands to choose from. You’ll get almost all you need for accessories on that floor, not only from the Freedom line but from several other brands. I especially love the exquisite Orelia and ethnic-style Made collections.

For stores/malls I could totally live in, it has to be Forever 21, Selfridges and Bicester Village.

Forever 21 has the best basics, several styles of tees and an eclectic collection of clothing styles. Everything from sportswear to outerwear to party wear, all under one roof and at the best prices for remarkable quality.

Bicester is a quaint, chic village where you can get the best designer bargains in the best possible conditions, no clothes all over the floor, no long lines or crowds falling over themselves, just row after row of gorgeous designer discounts in posh white bungalows.

There are dozens of great online stores but no one does it like Net-a-porter for high end designer items. Asides from the having a vast collection of your favourite designers, they offer the very best styling/how to wear it tips I’ve ever seen on an online store. That’s more than enough reason to visit.

For shoes, it’s Office, Kurt Geiger and largely Asos, Aldo is also great for classic, work shoes, ballet flats and them some. And oh, i love Zara shoes, they’ve got the sleekest, polished high heels, perfect for the luxe ladylike look. Selfridges at Oxford Circus also has to take the cake for shoes, I mean they’ve got the biggest shoe gallery in the world. With 4,000 shoes of every brand imaginable on display at any given time, what more can a girl ask for?

 

 

Lace up Friday: Foot candy from Asos

26 Nov

I’ve been thinking about lace up shoe boots lately. They give that extra edge to an outfit, i especially love it when they are worn with dresses, floral print dresses to be precise.

So this is my Sumptuous Friday lace up boots feast. All these fabulous shoes can be found on the Asos site.

 

ASOS PURIFY Lace Detail Lace Up Shoes £45

ASOS PURIFY Lace Detail Lace Up Shoes £45

ASOS TIAMARIE Platform Lace Up Shoe Boots £80

ASOS TIAMARIE Platform Lace Up Shoe Boots £80

Dolce Vita Harrison Platform Lace Up Heeled Shoes £150

Dolce Vita Harrison Platform Lace Up Heeled Shoes £150

ASOS PICASSO Block Heel Lace Up Town Shoe  £45

ASOS PICASSO Block Heel Lace Up Town Shoe £45

Nine West Lace Up Heeled Shoes  £90

Nine West Lace Up Heeled Shoes £90

ASOS ATTACK Leather Lace Up Platform Boots  £108

ASOS ATTACK Leather Lace Up Platform Boots £108

 

 

Style Item: Absolutely Gorgeous Pieces from Asos Black

12 Nov

These items could easily pass off as wearable art. Simply breathtaking laser cut pieces from the Asos Black collection, especially love the dress.

Asos Laser Cut Petal Maxi Dress  £120

Asos Laser Cut Petal Maxi Dress £120

Asos Black Laser Cut Petal Maxi Skirt  £95

Asos Black Laser Cut Petal Maxi Skirt £95

One more way to style that dress

9 Nov

The stylist at Asos did an amazing job in styling (no pun intended) this understated 2-in-1 pencil dress. It was combined with a blazer, floppy hat, tights and black high heels. The monochromatic theme of the accessories made sure the dress still stood out.

The gorgeous styling transformed the dress from basic to sleek chic in a flash.

 

Asos Tailored studded top 2-in-1 pencil dress

Asos Tailored studded top 2-in-1 pencil dress

 

Asos Tailored studded top 2-in-1 pencil dress 2

The dress goes for £40 on Asos.com