asos

The Midi Dress

i have a sort of obsession with the midi-dress / skirt (if you follow me on pinterest you might have picked this up). it is just such a great length to me, so flattering and elegant and something that suits all body types. midi length dresses can take you from summer to winter and back again, you can wear them to formal events just by dressing up with some rad heels… i don’t know, maybe it’s just a personal taste but i love them. and i love seeing girls wear them.

there are so many short skirts and dresses in the shops here (seems to be the only type you can find in south africa) so i hardly ever, ever come across the longer length that i love – and if i do my size is usually sold out because women snap that shit up, son. get the idea retailers! invariably i end up fantasy online shopping and pinning away pieces i’ll probably never buy – even though i want to. ASOS has a great selection of midi dresses (they know their market) and sometimes when i’m lucky i’ll get a friend who’s visiting overseas to bring me a bulk order of the good stuff.

left: three floor motion pink midi dress / right: asos midi dress in spot print

left: asos midi strap with cross dress bodice in red / right: house of holland tea dress

left: warehouse chiffon hem dress / right: asos spot midi dress in black

left: asos midi strap with cross dress bodice in white / right: asos midi dress with neon embellishment

left: asos midi dress with lace panelling / right: asos midi dress with applique panel

left: asos midi dress in peach print / right: asos wiggle dress in vintage wallpaper print

left: asos midi dress in tile print with crossover bodice / right: asos midi dress with mesh and lace detail

left: summer midi dress in boat print / right: asos midi dress with scoop back

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ASOS SALON

i had to put a devastating end to my love affair with ASOS because having anything shipped into South Africa usually ends up costing a fortune in customs charges* – but if i was living across the pond i’d definitely be snapping up some of these pieces from the ASOS SALON collection

Feminine and frivolous, our ASOS SALON collection takes inspiration from vintage style, with beautiful appliqué finishes, floral shapes and a palette of sugary, ice-cream shades shot through with bold pops of neon colour. ASOS Salon offers a covetable capsule collection of occasionwear pieces with a ladylike aesthetic.

left: Neon Embroidery Mesh Midi / right: Drop Waist With Scallop Cut Outs

left: Pencil Dress with Anglaise / right: Kaftan Dress with Bright Embroidery

left: Neon Mesh Maxi Dress / right: Floral Midi Prom Dress

left: Dress with Applique Panel / right: Floral Bandeau Dress

*(this actually goes for most online shopping sites – so it’s probably a good thing for my bank balance)

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To Be Adored

BinBin McNiven delivers Edwardian inspired sophistication combined with a fun Sixties aesthetic, throughout her label To Be Adored. Stand-out dresses, tailored trousers and unique separates are brought to life with feminine detailing, in opulent silk and velvet finishes.

so many beautiful pieces by To Be Adored available at ASOS … though the model seems to be suffering from a curious case of  leaning ever so slightly to the right syndrome. hey?

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SOS ASOS

asos has long been my favourite online shop because (a) they ship to south africa and (b) their prices are great … not to forget (c) their clothes are awesome.

left to right: dress / trousers / skirt / blouse

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asos / zara fall 2010 lookbooks

i tend to lust after high street brands more than anything else. asos & zara just do it for me. i saw most of this zara stuff when i was in paris & now feel like a right idiot for not buying all of it. i would have been broke forever, though.

asos:

zara:

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want

current wants indelicately smashed into one post

i want to go to there

… and to there

i want everything rachel comey has ever made

… as well as mostly everything from asos

i want this calendar

… and this book

i want to bring back a bike from velo vintage in paris

i want joelle to keep posting old family photos…

i want this bag from lalouka (coming soon)

i want to be friends with this girl because she looks rad. okay maybe i just want to be her.

i want to find a perfect leica at a junk yard sale for $5

i want to swim with these dogs (strangely enough)

i want to high five this guy

i want to be a kid again

and i want to marry jon hamm. the end.

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Bumper Fashion Special No. 20

a mid-week bumper fashion special that is dedicated to everything nautical (i’m on holiday by the sea, give me a break)

chloé:

http://i.imgur.com/d7e4J.jpg

sonia rykiel:

http://i.imgur.com/O56un.jpg

marc jacobs:

http://i.imgur.com/SKROw.jpg

reiss:

http://i.imgur.com/7hoTB.jpg

beyond vintage:

http://i.imgur.com/UUACy.jpg

o’neill:

http://i.imgur.com/ZHvwm.jpg

catherine malandrino:

http://i.imgur.com/9YNXa.jpg

alexander wang:

http://i.imgur.com/PMm1Y.jpg

j crew:

http://i.imgur.com/ohaSW.jpg

monrow:

http://i.imgur.com/1pn57.jpg

asos:

http://i.imgur.com/MYVhy.jpg

mod cloth:

http://i.imgur.com/CHu3m.jpg

trend boutique:

http://i.imgur.com/rD4bK.jpg

tractor dog etsy:

http://i.imgur.com/RpZ0h.jpg

dig vintage clothing on etsy:

http://i.imgur.com/irect.jpg

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Bumper Fashion Special No. 16

bumper fashion special #19 – i’m interested to see what direction things are going to go next, feel that the rock / studded look is getting played a lot (even though… i love it)

willow

tibi

rachel gilbert

pucci

haute hippie

phillip lim 3.1

christopher kane

asos

APC

kenneth jay lane

marc jacobs

opening ceremony

alix (cherry blossom girl)

my daily style

altamira

stockholm street style

style sightings

sartorialist

chloé studded susan boots

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