What I’m Digging: My Autumn Wish List 🍃🍂🍁

Autumn is of course the best season and I am Autumn’s child.

I was born to be swathed in rusts and greens and mustard yellows, to roll in the softest wool and twirl about in plaid. Lucky ASOS is kicking it out of the ballpark right now then, isn’t it?

I’m trying not to shop in the lead up to my birthday and Christmas but if I were to slip, I would probably drop the rent money on these absolute gems.

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ASOS Skull Stud Halloween Earrings, £5 ~ ASOS Curve Tea Dress in Leopard Print, £28 ~ ASOS Curve Wide Buckle Waist Belt, £14

Love these pieces, that belt would be a godsend for many of my outfits, adding a funky new edge. Those studs, though.

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ASOS Bead Pom Strand Earrings, £15 ~ Monki Pom Pom Roll Neck Jumper Dress, £50 ~ Junarose Textured Knitted Jumper, £38

That Pom Pom jumper! I am so tempted! Monki is such a cool brand and although they technically cater to ‘straight sizes’, a lot of their piece fit bigger bodies so I enjoy browsing both ASOS and their own website a lot.

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ASOS Pleated Metallic Midi Skirt, £40 ~ ASOS Curve Shirt Dress in Block Print, £35 ~ One Day Plus Metallic Cap Sleeve Jumpsuit, £32

These metallics are so special and would be great to take into the evening. And I really love the idea of shirt dresses but I’m concerned about how they might fit around my boob area. I guess there’s only one way to find out…

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So those are the bits I’m coveting right now, good huh?

What are you digging? ❤

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Pay Day Wish List – June

It’s Pay Day and even though I’m observing a Shopping Ban for the next two months (honest G’uv!), that doesn’t mean I don’t know what’s what on ASOS.

If I were shopping this month, I’m pretty sure at least 50% of this collection of would make it into my wardrobe… so it’s a good job I’m not.

As usual everything here is from ASOS.

#noregerts

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Oversize Tie Die T-shirt, £20 ~ Skater Dress with Floral Border Embroidery, £45 ~ Wrap Jumpsuit with 3/4 length sleeves, £28
That jumpsuit, tho! Although it is very similar to one I already have…  I do love an over-sized tee and that folky dress, it would be a bit unusual for me to wear white as it’s not normally one of my staples but why not, eh? It is the Summer after all (apparently).

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Midi Skater Skirt with Poppers, £20 ~ Satin Bomber Jacket, £35 ~ Maxi Dress with Hydrangea Print, £65
On man, this is like the Holy Trinity of the group. I can’t explain how much I love each of these items individually but also feel like the bomber would work with both the others. That mint midi skirt is dreamy AF and wouldn’t the maxi see a girl through Summer events like a boss? (The answer is FUCK YES).

NB: As I type this the bomber has actually gone out of stock, however similar can be found here with a varsity flavour.

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Patchwork Shopper Bag, £45 ~ Smock Dress in Mixed Ditsy, £28 ~ New Look Peep Toe Shoes, £24.99
This bag reminds me of Neapolitan ice cream which can only be a great thing. I live in smock dresses which are a fat girl’s best friend (if a little ‘safe’) and how cute are these peep toes? I’d probably not be able to walk in them though, let’s be honest.

So that concludes my serious lust objects of the month. I think hanging up my credit card is going to be a lot harder than I thought. Hopefully by the end of it I’ll have curbed my addiction a little, I know I can’t go on the way I have been. And I’ve done so well getting out of crippling debt.

That said, if any of these are still available on 1st August, I might have to treat myself!

What are you digging this month? ❤

Pay Day Wish List (featuring ASOS)

I’m addicted to ASOS as you all know. Most of what I buy is from there as, personally, I think their plus-size range which incorporates lots of different labels is generally a good one.

Sure, it can be hit and miss and sometimes you can be hard pressed to find anything you really love, but doesn’t that go with all shopping?

Anyway, I’ve got my eye on lots of nice things at the moment, some of which could be considered solid basics which pleases me. I’m a sucker for a good black dress or t-shirt I can just throw on some mornings and feel good.

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Block heeled sandals, £14.50 ~  Retro print smock dress, £18 ~ Cut-out shopper bag, £22

I don’t know why I’m so attracted to those heels as I rarely wear them but they’re so cute! I may have already bought the dress… and the bag would add just a delightful pop of colour!

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Spot print t-shirt, £12 ~ Skater mac, £65 ~ Skirt, £18

The skirt really looks like the school skirt I so hated as a kid but I think it would look great with a block colour tee tucked in (maybe coral?). I love the polka dots and the mac is a bit of a lustful piece but I can image myself spinning gleefully around in it during a (light) April shower.

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Round neck body, £12.99 ~ Inflatable Swan pyjama set, £24 ~ Jersey dungarees, £27

Those pyjamas though! IMHO ASOS Curve do the best pyjamas ever, and I’ve already got two pairs. Will I make it a hat trick?

I really love the neckline on this body suit and have definitely already added the dungarees to my basket. I like the cuffed legs and the fact they’re made of soft jersey.

So these are the items on my radar for this pay day. I will allow myself a couple of pieces!

What are you digging this month?

Also, do you like to treat yourself come pay day – and what’s your favourite pay day treat? ❤

The Real Pinhead Around Here

I touched lightly upon my love of pins last month.

Since then things have spiraled out of control and I’m about to attend (and possible have to form my own) Pins Anonymous Group. I mean, there are just too many good ones and I’ve gotta catch ’em all.

I thought that this would be a more cost-effective pursuit come payday than sitting on ASOS as soon as my salary hits my account, but I was wrong. Especially when most of the good badges (as us Brits call them) live in America.

Whatever, though. IDEC! These are the ones I am loving right now (all available via Etsy.com):

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L to R, T to B:

  1. Birth control pin, That Noise Gallery £7.22
  2. Higher the hair the closer to God pin, Danny Brito £7.22
  3. Ugly Sweater pin, Marta Ryczko £6.60
  4. Ilana Broad City pin, The Found £7.04
  5. Red Lip pin, Bananna Bones £7.22
  6. Kiss Man pin, Pin and Out £6.49
  7. Suns out buns out pin, Laundry Day £7.22
  8. Hello there Hell here Catwoman pin, Danny Brito £7.22
  9. Always Hungry Donut pin, Danny Brito £7.22
  10. 1989 Taylor Swift pin, Good Good Pins £7.22
  11. Broguegum! pin, Ladidottt £6.16
  12. Eat Your Feelings pin, Sabretooth Dream £6.50
  13. Jon Snow pin, The Found £7.04
  14. Resting Bitch Face pin, Danny Brito £7.22
  15. Smoking Margot pin, Danny Brito £7.22
  16. Purple Eye pin, Coucou Suzette £9.03

Like I say, I want each and every one of these bad boys about my person. I want to rattle as I walk.

What are you digging these days? ❤

Stuff I DEFINITELY Won’t Be Buying in the January Sales

January is a very depressing month for many. For me it’s kind of okay because I’ve had extensive Hermit Training and don’t mind not seeing anyone but my husband for extended periods of time. I also have 78 unread books in a pile next to the bed so I’ll be busy, thanks.

That said, I do have to go to work like most other people and that means being near the internet and the January Sales which are there just to cheer us up, aren’t they? Nothing like instant gratification to fight off the New Year Blues, if only for the 15 seconds it takes to tear into the packaging and unearth our new friends.

I’ve been coveting quite a few things, how unusual for me, and here they are. Some things that are already in the sale or I hope soon will be, so I CAN RESIST THEM and feel VIRTUOUS.

All items in this post available via ASOS.com (but of course).

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ASOS Curve Monochrome Jumpsuit, £22.50 (Reduced from £45) ~ ASOS Curve Twist Bardot Skater Dress, £30 ~ Adidas Originals Polka Dot Track Pants, £33 (Reduced from £55)

God I love this jumpsuit. This would be a very welcome addition to the work wardrobe, looks instantly smart and chic, and would rock with a bold, colourful statement necklace to offset the monochrome.

That dress! I’m not sure I’d feel comfortable with that much flesh on show in the office but I do feel my shoulders are one of my best features, so I could rock this in the pub feeling feminine AF. Lovely and a little bit ‘braver’ than my usual style.

These track pants are currently out of stock in my size but I want them so bad. Right now I live in gym gear after work, so these would add a much needed cool injection. Not that I care about being hot in the gym (just as well really).

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New Look Inspire Tailored Coat, £29.50 (Reduced from £39.99) ~ Adidas Originals Pastel Rose Shopper Bag, £19.50 (Reduced from £33) ~ ASOS Curve Knitted Bodycon Dress in Metallic Stripe, £19 (Reduced from £38)

I feel like I haven’t quite nailed the coat thing this Winter which isn’t such a disaster given that we haven’t had weather cold enough yet. I don’t think this tailored lovely is a very warm looking option but it is gorgeous. And I’ve got some great brooches that need showcasing, so…

Another one for the gym and isn’t it pretty?

This dress has been on my Wish List for a long time. I adore it. I like knit and basically, I just want it, okay?

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ASOS Curve Lounge Pant, £22 ~ ASOS Curve Jumpsuit with Zips, £24 (Reduced from £48) ~ ASOS Curve Plunge Wrap Bow Side Teddy, £25

I thought this was the whole set but it appears just to be the bottoms. You can get the top to match here. How cosy!

Another jumpsuit and actually, if I had to choose between this and the monochrome (above), I’d have a hard time. I mean look at it. It looks so finished. I love the zips, which add a real utility edge. Dreamy.

How hot is this? I’m not a roaming around the flat in a negligee type but if I was… I’d do it in items like this. SEXY.

And last but not least, on top of my Most Wanted List, this bad boy:

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Babyliss New Big Hair, £45

My boo, Tatty of Camelia Ophelia has this and I’m certain it would transform my life. I have big hair already but it has a tendency toward frizziness, especially in the windy weather. This could just be the thing to finally tame it. Image how chic I could finally be!

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So there you go, there’s my impossibly superficial Sales Wish List. Of course, I won’t be purchasing any of this for myself because I’ve decided to take charge of my finances in 2016 and won’t be in a position to shop until at least April.

I’ve also decided to treat myself to the ultimate #selflove tattoo (it will be small and discreet), inspired by this post. Of course I will reveal all when the time comes but any spare pennies will be going towards that (my final, yet vital extravagance).

I’m serious about clearing my debt, but a girl can still dream, right?

UPDATE: I accidentally bought the stripey dress and the monochrome jumpsuit. They were ridiculously cheap (reduced further). Tatty made me do it! Ha. (What? It’s not New Year YET).