Wednesday, 25 June 2014


I'm sure you're all aware by now that ASOS had a fire at their main warehouse in Yorkshire last Friday night. Everyone was evacuated from the building and fire crews managed to stop the blaze before it destroyed everything. ASOS have since calculated that about 20% of all their stock was damaged in the fire. I checked my Saved Items list earlier and found that a fair few things that were in clear abundance before the fire are now just completely out of stock, so the event must have really hit the company hard.

I did actually order two items from ASOS on Thursday night, and according to the tracking information for my order, they managed to escape from the warehouse about 15 minutes before the fire was said to have broken out. Phew! I was extremely lucky that the timings all worked out for me, but I know some people's orders were actually affected by the fire, so I'm not entirely sure what the company have done about those cases. I'm sure everything will be sorted out as it should be.

Anyways, I wanted to share with you the things I got from ASOS the last two times I ordered from them. Some things were slightly more reduced than they are now because there was some sort of sale going on when I bought them, but most things are at least still available. So let's get on with it!

The first things I bought were these navy leggings from the ASOS Petite range. They are high waisted and really comfy - and the best thing about them for me is that they are the perfect length, because they were specially made for people of my modest stature! They aren't particularly summery, but I thought I'd get them ready for autumn, as they were reduced to £6 at the time - they're back up to £8 now. I still think this is a really good price given the quality of the leggings - they are light but yet not see-through, which is most definitely an important factor to consider when purchasing leggings!

They come in navy, teal (ohmygosh I'm getting this colour next!), black, white and light grey. These colour options aren't in the little drop down menu on the page linked above; instead you have to search for them, which is a slight pain. These leggings are also in the main collection for women of average height!

The only piece of jewellery I bought was this gorgeous and understated gold heart necklace. It's so dainty and beautiful, and it was half price so it only cost me £3! Unfortunately, it's no longer available but ASOS almost always have similar variations of these kinds of cute, little necklaces on offer.

Okay, so here's where it gets a lot more summery! This dress is by New Look Petite and it's this gorgeous two-tier skater dress with crochet detailing at the neckline. The floral print is not something I'd normally go for, especially as it covers the whole dress, but I think because there's quite a lot of black, it didn't seem too far out of my comfort zone. The material is so soft and falls really nicely, and I think the tier section on the top half adds a little something extra to an otherwise quite generic skater dress. It was only £11 when I bought it in the sale, but it has gone back up to £14.99, which I still think is pretty reasonable. [I JUST CHECKED THIS ITEM ON THE ASOS WEBSITE AND IT IS CURRENTLY IN THE SUMMER SALE FOR £9.50!] You can get the same dress on ASOS from New Look's main collection and their tall collection too.

Now, these gorgeous (wow I use that adjective a lot!) culotte shorts by ASOS have been in my Saved Items list for months and months, until I finally decided to buy them last week. They have this gold oriental print all over them, which really is quite vibrant, and they are really soft and flowy. They basically have the appearance of a skater skirt but give the security of being shorts, so they won't get caught up in the wind and expose you in public! I feel like this particular pair of shorts can be worn with some opaque black tights in the colder months, as well as over bare legs in the summer - they really are quite versatile. These were £15, but I got a sneaky little 10% student discount off of them!

Last but not least is my most favourite item of the whole lot - this beautiful, aztec print kimono by a brand called Band of Gypsies. I'd been wanting a kimono for a while, after seeing other bloggers wearing them, but I was struggling to find one that I really loved, and one that I'd be happy spending the money on. That was until I found this one by this new brand I'd never seen on ASOS before. I poured through their whole collection and decided I'd allow myself to buy one thing from it. I originally wanted the purple-y kimono, however they didn't have any left in the smaller size :( I then saw that they had the same design in a reddy-green colour scheme, so I plumped for that one instead.

When it finally arrived though, I was so happy with it, I almost forgot about wanting the original one! It's a really light and drapey material, with loose armholes, and it hangs just beautifully. I found that other kimonos were quite square and harsh at the bottom, which made me look even shorter than I already am(!), however the way this kimono hangs is really flattering, with different lengths that really complement my figure. It was originally £34, but it was reduced to £18 for some reason, and then I was able to use my 10% student discount again, so it was a complete steal!

As you can probably tell, I hardly ever pay full price for my clothes and accessories, which meant that the total cost for these two orders was only £49.70 - that's a saving of nearly £30 overall! I was really chuffed with everything I got, most of all the items I can add to my rapidly expanding summer wardrobe!


  1. Ashley Llewellyn28 June 2014 at 17:09

    Wow all of these pieces are so cute! Especially that dress, it is so gorgeous :) Hope you're having a lovely summer!

  2. laurabethowens28 June 2014 at 20:54

    Yay! i know, i love them all soooo much - ASOS seriously sell the best stuff! and yeah thanks, my summers going pretty good - hope you're having a great one too! :D

  3. Yay! i know, i love them all soooo much - ASOS seriously sell the best stuff! and yeah thanks, my summers going pretty good - hope you're having a great one too! :D


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