Every time I come across something what I believe to be "really good" at the price which is "really good", I am feeling very excited... yet bewildered. Deep inside I am considering what's possibly wrong with this thing (or me), if noone else has purchsed it? Where's the catch?!
This is exactly what I've experienced with my new coulourblock dress by A|wear. It attracted my antention like half a year ago and as soon as the price slipped down from 83 to 27 Eur, I went for it!
This sleeveless pencil dress is crafted from thick glossy fabric in teal-blue-grey panels and trimmed with grosgrain black ribbon. Well, as you can see from the picture it doesn't fit properly on the back due to the zip I guess; however the way this dress emphasizes my blue eyes distracts all attention from my back, hehe! ;)
To put it short: looks expensive and feels soft! I am wearing it today and while receiving compliments from the colleagues, wondering why it is still "collecting dust" on the shelves of ASOS warehouse...
Preventing your body from sweating and preserving your armpits from stains is a pain in the...well...you know. I have been struggling with this issue ever since it became essential to me... And even after more than 10 years I still don't have a reliable solution... Damn it!
For couple of years now the latvian girls have been obsessed with the domestic organic cosmetics brand Madara; so I placed a bet on their herbal deodorant. I even decided I could deal with the wet roll-on, although I dislike the feeling when applying it and usually go for a "stick".
It really is well absorbing, doesn't cause itch or anything, but the effect is not what I expected... Unfotunately - yes, I still do smell.
I've been resisting this obvious fact for so long, now it is time to finally admit that Pierre Cardin hoisery sucks!
I used to be a fan of their tights and stockings because of "good quality" at affordable price, but I promise I won't purchase those no more! Although in general I like the look and the fit around my hips, these are just too easy to tear at the toes (even the thick ones; compared even to less expensive tights)...
This bright ASOS labeled dress demonstrated by my favourite ASOS model was definetly a good catch! One of those "put on and go!" expensive-looking garments. I was lucky to grab the last piece at half price, hehe (something around 33 Eur)!
The first time I put it on, I immediately received a delighted feedback from my dad and brother! (Need to mention that things like that happen once in a blue Moon ;) As my brother said, if he was steering, he would definetly pick me up!
I was worried a bit whether the horizontal colour blocks wouldn't add me more "volume", but in fact it turned out to be very flattering! The combination of colours is great for A/W season and definetly won't let you stay unnoticed!
The fabric of this dress is quite thick yet soft; it consists of 84% polyester, 10% viscose and 6% elastane. I like that this touch of viscose "neutralizes" the unpleasant polyester-feel.
Yesterday while searching for a lamp, I paid a quickvisit to a Lindex store and I just knew that something's waiting for me there!.. After browsing various accessories for the party season, I headed to the "reduced price" rails (it's a mandatory route you see).
What I've found there totally deserves a "bargain of the month"-title! A 100% viscose shift peplum top with cap sleeves in navy blue with retro spirit nude roses pattern. All that for just a bit more than my favourite price, t.i. 3,95 Ls (5,50 Eur)! It is definetly coming soon paired with my nude pencil skirt from Nishe (which I was just about to give away, phew!)
In addition to that, I've been given a 25% discount coupon for my next purchase (and I am sure it is going to be this sparkling statement necklace ;)
At the end of August I literally went crazy over the rocky "black leather - silver metal" accessories. These made a great match to my cropped leather jacket and were shining brightly in the last beams of sun... (Most surprising detail: my mum adored them too!)
Here is the composition of my daily "ammunition":
- Silver plate hair elastic by Lindex - "JN" initials leather-look bracelet by Jovonna London (originally it had "jovonna" letters on and was sent to me as a gift for the order, but I though I could slightly modify it to look cool ;) - Leather-metal studs bangle by Lindex - Silver earrings with zircons and onyx (purchased several years ago and disliked by my mom at that time) - 2 part leather-metal button cuff by Lindex
To make it crystal clear: I believe Lindex definetly is the best place to choose your must have shiny leather-look bracelet for this fall/winter! So keep on tracking their arrivals here.
During the summer sale I hesitated for a while in front of these Vero Moda 2-tone suede/leather clutches... The quality of the bag was frighting me off, whilst it's price of 9 Eur was quite appealing...
At the end I decided to purchase one in order to satisfy my creative mood; as suddenly I got the idea of embellishing this bag (surely a result of browsing Vogue the night before)!
So there it was:
Then I pulled out my huge box of beads, pearls & old bijous and started to design:
(If I haven't told you yet...) Oasis is definetly the brand I love (as pathetic as it may sound)! ;)
Reason for this adoration? This London brand offers smart cut feminine garments in good quality fabrics and trendy colouring at a more or less affordable price.
Few years ago first Oasis store in Latvia was opened in "Spice" shopping mall. And about a year ago I discovered their online shop www.oasis-stores.com
This link is definetly worth saving in "favorites"!
Below are some advantages of the online shopping with Oasis:
whilst still at full price in store, some items are already offered at the reduced price online
if subscribed to a newsletter, special offers are regularly sent to your mailbox
further reductions are impressive; e.g. 15 Eur for a skirt or 25 Eur for a dress - trust me, it is a bargain!
pictures are quite realistic, short description and fabric composition is available
there is a possibility to leave feedback for the item, which sometimes helps a lot to understand whether the garment looks similar to the picture or not, does it crinckle a lot etc.
international shipping costs 10 Eur; the parcel is delivered by DHL carrier (however it took my last order 3 weeks to arrive)
very nice bonus: labled hangers are included ;)
The only tricky part is the stock availability. Sometimes after adding the item to the shopping bag and proceeding to checkout you get an "out of stock" or "available for UK delivery only" notification. However I haven't experienced this issue lately, so hopefully this failure will soon be fixed! ;)
P.S. So far I didn't have a need to return anything back - so can't advice you on that process! ;)
I don't possess a single Prophecy branded piece, so when I saw this light cotton top with vibrant embellishment reduced from 90 Eur to 15 Eur, I thought I have to "get acquainted" with it ;)
Unfortunately this turned out to be a "high price does not guarantee..." experience. Though the quality of the item was good, somehow it's design appeared to be "too sophisticated" to make you good look in it.