Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Coral Haul : Asos, Mango, River Island

HELLO! I'm back.


After a pretty upsetting couple of weeks, I've decided to claim back my little space on the internet. Last time I blogged I was headed to Amsterdam and if I were to sum that up in one word I'd probably go with - queasy. Seems ferry's aren't for everyone, but we did have a good time. Then, a week after arriving home, my Grandad unfortunately passed away after months of suffering with cancer. It has definitely been a testing time, hence the small break, as I tried to get my head around things.... I felt very uninspired and didn't particularly know how to get back into the swing of things, but nevertheless here I am, boring you with waffle once again.

While I had some time off I got a little bit online-shopping-happy and decided to buy a couple of pieces to cheer up my wardrobe. I did say when I started the Spending Ban that I wouldn't buy clothes but as I've spent winter swapping and changing between a grand total of three jumpers, I decided it needed to be done. 

Asos was the online shop of choice and I picked up these three coral/red based items. I didn't really realise I'd done that until I got to the 'checkout' but it does seem like quite a happy colour - something I'd been lacking! I decided on two jumpers & one tea dress. Apparently I'm not yet ready to let go of comfy clothes and lets face it, the weather isn't getting any warmer any faster.
So, first up, and probably my favourite of the bunch, is this Mango sluby/slouchy textured jumper (£29.99, size large). I'm never great at picking things that I think will suit me when online shopping so I was pleasantly surprised when I opened this. It is such a lovely, bright colour that I think will be a nice transitional piece in this undecided Spring/Winter/Generally Cold weather. It is also extremely comfy, not itchy or too heavy, which I like. 
Next is another lightweight jumper/top, Asos own brand with a scoop back design (£17.50, size 14). Again, this is super comfy with cute little rolled back arms and a nice, but not too revealing, open back. It's not too smothering and I love the colour! 
Finally, the River Island bright tea dress (£28.00, size 14). I was a liiiittle bit unsure about this as I am slightly fussy when it comes to dresses, mainly because of my shape/size and of course I want them to look flattering. This is quite loose fitting (perhaps a bit too big) but it's a great colour, light and airy & would look nice with a tan/on holiday! I like to wear this with a belt around the middle as I'm not too keen on the self-tie detail around the back but apart from that I am happy with it! I think I just need some cojones to go out and wear it in public!

And there you have it. I think I can see myself becoming a little bit obsessed with different variations of coral! 

What's your favourite Spring/Summer colour? 
xo
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  1. Love the first jumper.
    I hope youre okay m'lady xx

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    1. Thanks Hayley :) yes, feeling better thank you & enjoyed doing this blog post, so hoping to get back into it soon xx

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  2. Really sorry to hear about your Grandad :( Glad you're back to blogging though, and also that I'm not the only one who spent Winter changing between 3 clothing items haha.

    Might have to order myself the Mango jumper, it's gorgeous! xx

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    1. Thanks lovely :)... It was definitely a sad time and the funeral is still yet to come!

      I'm so bad at buying new clothes but as my trusty jumpers were pretty much falling apart I thought it was about time! Haha! I can see myself getting very attached to the Mango jumper, really cosy! Xx

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  3. Sorry you've been having a rough time lately but welcome back. I love all three of these things! The colours are just lovely and will be perfect for sunny days. I love the dress especially and may have just popped it in my own ASOS basket... xx

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    1. Thank you Rebekah :)... It is a nice dress, hope you like it if you buy it too! Xx

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  4. I'm a massive fan of coral as a colour; it's a nice inbetween of red, pink and orange which makes it really adaptable. I saw you tweet the photo of your dress and, although you say you're unsure of it, I think it really suits you xx

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    1. Thanks so much :) it was the fit that I was a bit unsure of, but I'm hoping, if there's ever any sunshine, it will be nice & airy in warm weather :) xx

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  5. I've had my eye on the ASOS jumper. It's such a nice colour and style, with the detail in the back.

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    1. Yeah! It adds a nice little touch and stops it being 'just another jumper' I guess :) xx

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  6. Sorry to hear about your Grandad lovely, its totally understandable you had a lil break but its good to have you back nonetheless! Love that little River Island dress :) The print is really cute!

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    1. Thank you so much :) the dress is definitely different to what is usually buy but I agree, it is cute! Fingers crossed for some sunshine xx

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  7. All the pieces look amazing on you, great haul and colour choice ^^ Enjoy it all darling : ) xx

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  8. I really want that top from ASOS! It looks so gorgeous x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It is so comfy! I had it on all day yesterday :) think it will become a firm favourite xx

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  9. Sorry to here about your loss. Breaks are needed after such things. Glad you are back though, I like your waffle :-). Lovely colour choices, very good for when spring arrives! xx

    theshutterbugblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Becky. Yes, when spring eventually arrives hehe. Whenever that will be! Xx

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  10. Sorry to hear about your Grandad, but I'm happy you're back!!!
    I just adore that scoop neck sweater, it's so gorgeous (:

    http://alanaburkebeauty.blogspot.com/

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  11. Just want to say I absolutely love your blog. And I mean LOVE it. I don't know how I stumbled upon it but I am so glad I did, it is so personable and lovely. It actually inspired me to create my own blog (only three posts in so far but you have to start somewhere!) I read every single post you have done and just love your writing style! Keep it up as I am a new, utterly dedicated fan of yours :) x

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    1. I think you definitely get the award for nicest comment left on my blog EVER! :) thank you so much & ill definitely have a look at your blog when I'm next on my computer. Your message has made my day! Xx

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    2. Haha aw well I am glad! I have read soo many over the last couple years and yours is the only one I have actually really loved. You have definitely made a difference to this girls life! xx

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  12. I love your style, the scoop back item is my favourite & the colours work really nicelyxx

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    1. Thank you :) I've never really thought what my style was (generally lack any kind of fashion sense hah) so that is nice to hear! Xx

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  13. Aww sorry to hear about your loss, I hope you're OK ): I really like the first sweater! And I love the way you took these pictures, very interesting x

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  14. Oh, I'm sorry about your grandad. Take care!
    Don't worry about the ban- you deserve sth to cheer you up!

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  15. Really sorry to hear about your grandad! You should take as much time as you need to get in the swing! :)Your clothes are just gorgeous! I really love your blog and Im going to start following you now :)xx
    Sofia x
    http://somethingaboutsophia.blogspot.ie/

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  16. I love your blog and style now following you :), I love the colours of these pieces and the print so pretty and chic I cant wait to read more x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  17. I love all of this, and you are so so so sososososos beaut! Want the jumper the most :D

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  18. I'm extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it's rare to see a great blog like this one these
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