Saturday, 31 March 2012

Asos Marketplace Pick of the Week

Hello everyone,
Sorry this is a day late, I spent so long browsing the marketplace site I didn't end up getting anything on here last night!

Anyway, I have discovered another great Boutique seller on there this week, which is where today's pick comes from...

The pick is in fact the vintage dip-dye shorts from the boutique Dorothy's Wardrobe. I love the dip dye trend and particularly like this colour combination with the pastel blue and lilac. This is such a spring time piece and would look equally great with a white t-shirt for a day look or a black sheer top and heels for a night out. These particular shorts are only in a Size 10 but they do others! These ones are £28 but I really advising checking out everything on their boutique as it's all lovely!

Frances x

Friday, 30 March 2012

Obsession of the Day

Hi everyone,

I'm so sorry I haven't posted all week. Being back home has made me just want to see everyone I've missed so much while being at uni.

I have struggled to find new pieces from the high street that I really love this week. I think my style is gradually turning more and more towards vintage, however this skirt is a definite exception...

Image 4 of Minkpink 'Peppermint Patty' Polka Dot Skirt

This skirt is on and is by the brand Minkpink whom I absolutely love. What is not to like about this gorgeous, vintage feel skirt? It has polka dots which immediately make me love it, it's in a beautiful mint shade which is perfect for spring/summer and it has gorgeous pleats. It would look amazing with a crisp white sleeveless shirt and, like the model is wearing here, ankle socks and heels for a definite vintage girly style. This skirt is £45 and can be found here!

Hope you're having a lovely, sun-filled week and getting out all your new spring purchases to wear! I will be back today with my favourite piece from Asos Marketplace this week. Have a great day!

Frances x

Friday, 23 March 2012

Asos Marketplace Pick Of The Week

Hi everyone,

I said that I've been loving Asos Marketplace recently and that I would show you my pick of the bunch every week. This week's comes from the vintage boutique Annie and the Mannequins.

This amazingly cute vintage blouse is a one off in a size 10. I love vertical stripes at the moment and with the pastel yellow this is perfect for Spring/Summer and would look great teamed with denim high-waisted shorts, jeans or a midi skirt. It is £30 and you can buy it here.

Let me know if you've found any great vintage clothing stores online as I am loving vintage style at the moment!

Frances x

Obsession of the Day

Hello everyone,

Today I am obsessed with something I can afford even less than the other things I post about. I have for years loved Ted Baker as a brand. I wish that I had the money to walk in there, pick something up and run to the till. I unfortunately do not. But this beautiful top makes me want to cry with how much I need it in my life...

PELLEY - Ditsy animal print top

This top already fulfills many of my criteria... its muted pinky/purple hues and its peter pan collar, but the best thing about this top is its ridiculously cute pig print. This picture does not do it justice but please go and look here! The only problem is... it's £89 price tag!!! I am just hoping and wishing that the pig print catches on in one of the less expensive high street stores!

Have a great weekend everyone! The sun is out and I've finished uni for Easter so hopefully it should be a good one back at home!

What do you think of the animal print trend at the moment? Let me know!

Frances x

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Obsession of the Day

Hello again!

So I have been scouring the web for some spring-appropriate pieces and have come up with a must have! I am just wishing for some magic genie type to help me win the lottery to fund my addiction!

Mint Cut Out Back Playsuit

I'm not a big fan of Miss Selfridge on the whole... I don't know why but it is rare that something from there will grab me. This playsuit however is the exception to the rule. They've previously done this in other colours ( I think black and nude) however I love this mint version! It is relatively simple and classic with the zip detail and cut out back giving it an edge and the mint colour meaning that it will be perfect all spring and summer. You can pick this up here for £37.

Frances x

Monday, 19 March 2012

Obsession of the Day

Hello everyone,

Monday's are never good days. However today is proving to be amazing! I have for ages now been wistfully longing for some dresses from I thought I would take a quick look at their website to see whether they had any new, beautiful dresses (which of course they do) but they also have an offer for 2 for £40 on selected items. One of these selected items just so happens to be the aqua midi dress I showed in another Obsession of the Day a few weeks ago. On it's own the dress was worth £45 but I can get that, and this beautiful dress (worth £38) for only £40! What a bargain!

(image shows the back of dress)

Also making me incredibly happy today is with even more cute printed tops which I am completely obsessed with at the moment. Also, they are doing a 50% of 50 must have spring items at the minute and this gorgeous top falls under that category...

Image 1 of ASOS Woven T-Shirt With Car Print

As you can probably tell this is a gorgeous t-shirt style top with a peach background and a car print. I think it is so incredibly gorgeous and perfect for girly spring and summer days. I can especially imagine this with a midi skirt for a vintage feel. This is also an astonishing £14 in the offer and you can buy it here!

How are your Monday's going? Have any shopping treats made your day better recently?

Frances x

Friday, 16 March 2012

Obsession Of The Day: Asos Marketplace

Hi everyone,

So recently I've been absolutely in love with looking at Asos Marketplace which is's place where small boutiques, vintage stores and individuals can sell their clothes and accessories! I love the high street but sometimes you see things on the marketplace which are a bit more individual and you can pick up vintage clothing for a really reasonable price. If you haven't already go and check it out here. I thought I would show just a few things that have been catching my eye from different sellers!

Dandelion Dress by Preppy Long Stockings - £24 

Vintage Wild Cat Playsuit Size 12 from Bang Bang Boutique  - £30

Silver Cross and Spike Drop Earrings by Black Tied - £10

I hope that has given you a small taster of what Asos Marketplace is all about. I will try and do a weekly post where I include my favourite piece of the week... perhaps I'll even buy some!

Have brilliant Fridays and I will be back over the weekend!

Frances x

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Obsession of the Day

Hello again,

I will be better with blogging. It has come to that point of term (i.e. nearly the end!) when deadlines are upon every uni student and the pressure, out-of-sync body clocks and emotional breakdowns are the happy result. It does however mean that in only 10 short days I will be home in my comfy, cosy double bed as opposed to, well, the excuse for something to sleep on that I am writing this from... yay!

Anyway onwards and upwards and onto what I would like to spend my ever decreasing sum of money on (damn food getting in the way!)...

Image 1 of ASOS Summer Midi Dress in Boat Print are doing the cutest prints at the moment. This beautiful dress is no exception. This midi style is so cute with its quirky boat print which makes it perfect for summer days. I also love the back which has a bow detail... it just makes me so happy! I absolutely love it! It is a reasonable £32 and you can get yours here

So there we shall leave it for today with the promise of more than one blog post a week. Until next time!

Frances x

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Obsession of the Day

Hello everyone,

I am so sorry again for the lack of posts... I really have been very ill. I don't know what bug I caught but it has meant that I haven't been out of bed, let alone thinking of shopping for about a week! It is a shocking circumstance for me! I am trying to drag myself out of it and perk myself up a bit... with that in mind here are my top 3 picks on this Wednesday afternoon!

This gorgeous orange dress with sunflower print is the cutest summer day dress. I can imagine this on a warmer day with tanned legs and sandals, or for a more formal look with a cream blazer and brown loafers. The bright colour really is perking me up. This is from River Island and is £25... you can grab yours here

Elise Peep Toe Cut Out Wedge in Cream

I love a good pair of wedges. I have been on the look out for some summer appropriate ones for ages and I think I may have found them. This gorgeous creamy pink pair are from shoe heaven website Daisy Street Shoes and they cost £30. You can get these here

ASOS Shirt With Elephant Print

Lastly for a piece which I need in my wardrobe. This, although from this picture you can't really see, is the cutest shirt ever! are doing brilliant classic pieces with quirky designs at the minute and this elephant print white shirt is no exception! I urge you to look at the link of the shirt in its full glory. Although it is £35 I kind of think it's worth it! Check it out here

So these are the latest additions to my ever increasing list of items I wish I had the money to buy! What are you wishing for at the moment? What spring trends are you liking?

Frances x