Technically I didn’t buy anything on Black Friday. Technically being the operative word. The ASOS site kept crashing and after a while so did my patience. So I returned to the site yesterday and made my order. The discount offered is 20% but they, like many retailers, were a bit naughty and inflated the prices to ensure that despite that discount, their margins remained healthy. Clearly, this fact did not put me off and so here is a rundown of what is on it’s way:Metallic grey Converse - I had seen these a few weeks ago after a tip off from The Carlson and they have stayed in the back of my mind ever since. I did have a look at the New Balance and Nike trainers on the site but I felt a bit nervous about ordering them. Am I cool enough? No. Converse are a safer bet and I think these will look good with dark jeans.
Jack Wills Plaid Shirt – this doesn’t look great in the picture above does it? The ASOS image is far more appealing and now I am a bit concerned that they have misled me. In theory this should be a brighter red plaid shirt that will be good for a weekend/live in jeans situation. Let’s wait and see!
Cat bag – so cute. No justification. Let’s just go on.
Dr Denim jeans – mmm maybe I want the legs on the model more than the jeans but this is a brand that I have been meaning to try since Elin Kling mentioned it a couple of years ago. They get good reviews but remain affordable. I am hoping the quality is along the same lines as Cheap Monday/GAP.
Curved hem top – I have been waiting for this to come back in stock because I think the shape of it is so pretty. I just hope that it doesn’t expose too much midriff because….I ain’t ready for that. If all goes to plan I intend to wear it with black/dark blue jeans.
Silver shoes – I realize that you might be getting a sense of déjà vu here but I had to repurchase after Rose went through another pair. She also destroyed one Chanel ballerina but lets not go there because I love her very much and it was my fault leaving them out. ASOS call this style Southy. I think it’s pretty much the same as the Spring Break model but they have just renamed it probably because there is a tiny modification in the design that may come from a different manufacturer. They look wearable and silver heels are so amazing – I am excited for these!
Christmas jumper – the one I really want (and will be stalking until it returns) was not available but I thought that this was a neutral take on that whole trend. I love the little collar and the hint of fairisle design towards the hem. I plan on wearing this to our Christmas day brunch and I think it's pretty enough to wear beyond that.
Did you pick anything up during the sales?