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Tried & Tested: ASOS Stylists

15 Jul

ASOS ONLINE STYLIST REVIEW

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** WHAT’S THE DEAL? **

I have been a huge fan of ASOS for years now and am not exaggerating when I say about 3/4 of my wardrobe is from their online store. When I thought ASOS couldn’t get any better I discovered their “Chat to a Stylist” feature. After a bit of hesitation I decided to give it a go and was pleasantly surprised. The whole idea of the ASOS’s online stylists is to assist customers in sorting out any fashion dilemmas they encounter. They also give helpful advice when it comes to finding the perfect garments for ones size, shape and budget. I would be lying if I didn’t say I was a tad sceptical at first. The cynic in me thought that outfit requests would be automated and generic and in no way tailored to suit each individual request. Boy was I wrong and will happily eat humble pie. Like most women on the hunt for a new outfit I like to ensure it that it a) suits the occasion (if there’s one), b) suits my style and body shape and c) fits my budget. This were all aspects I wanted to ensure that the ASOS stylist I spoke to addressed and she did!

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The stylist I spoke to was super friendly and I got the impression she was having fun with what she was doing. In a way it was like fashion gossip pre-party with a girl friend. I decided to enlist her help in finding an outfit for an upcoming concert and after party I am attending at the end of this month. To put this feature to the test I set a few guidelines to ensure the suggestions suited me and the occasion perfectly.

** THE GUIDELINES **

  • I wanted something practical for the gig (no heels, skirts, dresses etc.) that also would be nice enough to wear to the after party. (I am traveling via train to the event(s) and don’t wish to carry another outfit with me or go home and change.)
  • Suited my shape and size. I also noted that I don’t like clothing to cling around my tummy when I drink, which I intended on doing (Beer belly plus tight fitting clothing is never a good combo haha!)
  • My budget: I set a budget of $200AU for the entire outfit, including shoes and accessories.

After a few questions and a lot of chatter here’s the outfit we came up with:

Final OutfitImages Sources: Striped Frilled Tee, Shard Necklace, Wedges Boots, Acid Washed Ripped Jeans.

** THE RESULTS **

The chosen outfit wasn’t something that I would usually go for in it’s entirely but overall I was happy with the stylist’s choices and it fit my budget. The jeans in my opinion are perfect and a bargain at $50. Once she linked them I knew they would be mine! The top isn’t something I would normally wear (frills aren’t usually my thing) but the Stylist explained how the cut would allow room for movement which would not only be comfortable when dancing but be flattering. I took her word on this and bought the top (as well a the jeans and boots) and she was right! The top was far less maternity-looking than I expected and I actually liked the style, frills and all. I can see myself freely dancing it, beer belly and all! The boots are super cute and look great with the chosen jeans but I after a bit of thought decided that they are entirely practical for the gig as I will be on my feet all night and wedges tend to give me sore arches if worn for a prolonged period of time. Instead I decided to opt for something covered and flat but will get a lot of use of the suggested boots this coming winter as I really do love how they look with jeans. The necklace was the only suggestion I chose not to buy. Although I really do like it, it is something I already have in many designs and at $41 I thought it was a tad too expensive.

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The Verdict? I found the ASOS Stylist very helpful and it was a fun experience interacting with her. Because of her advice and suggestions I was (mostly) able the find what I was after and bought something I usually wouldn’t and loved it (the frilled top). Overall I believe ASOS’s online Stylists are a great addition to the website and are well worth the time it takes to register for a consult. If you have any fashion concerns or questions or like myself are simply curious I highly recommend taking the time to speak with one. You won’t be disappointed.

Have you spoken to an ASOS Stylist before? If so, what was your experience like? I am really curious to hear about it so feel free to email me or comment below.

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(This post was not sponsored or in accordance with ASOS in any way)

Fashion Inspiration

14 May

STYLE ICON: ANNIKA FROM THE PINENEEDLE COLLECTIVE

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Today’s style icon is Annika from The Pineneedle Collective. Annika blogs about 3 of my favourite things; fashion, DIY and Science. Yep you read that right; Science. As a former science major I find Annika’s science posts and experiments fascinating and in a way they bring back a sense of nostalgia. Annika answers questions like; How does hair dye work and How is Fairy Floss possible in a light hearted yet informative manner which is often accompanied by a cute outfit. If you haven’t read The Pineneedle Collective before I assure you it’s worth the click. I am always left feeling inspired after visiting!

Anikka BlogAnikkaPineneedle ColelctivAre there any Bloggers whose style you find particularly inspiring? Becky xo

Fashion Inspiration

4 May

STYLE ICON: RACHEL-MARIE

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Introducing Rachel-Marie Iwanyszyn; New Yorker, Model, Fashion Blogger and my latest Style Icon. Rachel blogs over at Jag Lever and has an amazing sense of style. Rachel-Marie manages to combine vintage inspired pieces with quirky accessories and to look so effortlessly chic. Not to mention her AMAZING collection of platforms! Scrolling through the Jag Lever leaves me with major shoe envy. Below are a few of my favourite outfit combinations. You can find many more on Rachel-Marie’s LookBook. It’s must certainly worth a peek. 
Rachel-Marie Iwanyszyn 1@JagLeverjaglever.com

STEAL RACHEL-MARIE’S LOOK

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Sources: Urban outfitters The Clash Tank, ASOS Lace Ears Headband, Black Chiffon Blouse.

Who are you latest Style Icons? Becky xo

Fashion Inspiration

25 Apr

STYLE ICON: REBEKAH WING

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Today I would Like to introduce you to my latest style icon is Rebekah Wing Fashion Blogger from Flirting with Fashion.
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STEAL REBEKAH’S STYLE

Steal Her Style

Image Sources: Leopard Print Scarf, ASOS Envelope Clutch, Black and White Striped Sweater, ASOS Wetlook Skirt.

Fashion Inspiration

20 Apr

STYLE ICON: COSETTE MUNCH

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Today’s style icon is the stunning Cosette Munch. Cosette is a Swedish Blogger at Crack Cosette. I just love (and envy) everything about Cosette’s style; her ability to layer so effortlessly, her stunning red hair and how she manages to pull off that bold lippy everytime! Here are few of my favourite (there are many) looks. I only wish I could pull off beanie as well as she does!1324

STEAL COSETTE’S STYLE!

Steal her stye!

Sources: ASOS Cable Knit Beanie, ASOS Fit and Flare Coat, Leatherbay Leather Backpack, Burberry Leather Platform Boots.

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