I haven’t bought new clothes in ages in months. I don’t know if it’s because I’m in my 30’s now and my taste has changed (I am going through some sort of style crisis!) but it is becoming increasingly difficult to find clothes that I like. On the other hand, I have saved myself A LOT of money by not buying new clothes every month!
My go-to shop used to be Topshop because their petite range suited my short stumpy self so perfectly but there is no way I can afford to buy from Topshop just for fun anymore! ASOS has become my new Topshop and shopping on ASOS is wayyyy too much fun.
This would’ve been a regular haul (as in non-mini) because I bought more clothes than what I’ve shown, but had to return half of it didn’t fit me properly (why do I never look as good as the model on the website, dammit!!)
Mini ASOS Haul
My wardrobe is lacking in colour lately but I’m quite happy to be in black and white these days. You can see from my old outfit posts that I used to LOVE wearing bright colours
and bold prints but I just don’t feel like I can pull that off anymore.
In the past couple of years, I have felt that I needed to grow up and dress like an adult (whatever THAT may be… I am still trying to figure that out, to be honest!) but right now, gone are the days of wearing bright or pastel colours because it makes me feel a little childish. Maybe I just need to get over that mindset but for now, the craziest I’ll go are stripes and polka dots! And cute cactus motifs….
…. I mean, HOW CUTE is this cactus t-shirt
though?? I’m not 100% sure about the beige and burgundy colour combo but that cactus embroidery is so adorable that I am willing to overlook that!
Can I pretend that I work out if I start wearing sports brand t-shirts?…
For nostalgic values, I’ve been wanting a sports brand logo sweater for ages now. You know, to re-live my childhood years of when wearing sports clothes was totally a cool outfit (what the hell were we thinking?!).
Anyway, I can’t justify the cost of a sweater but I can make-do with a t-shirt!
I can’t decide which one of these Puma t-shirts
I am keeping though. The rose gold foil t-shirt
is sooooo oversized and boxy, it doesn’t really good on me (but ugh, it’s rose gold though!!) and the black logo
one is slightly more fitted (but still baggy and boxy).
I am leaning more and more towards the black logo one just because the fit looks a lot better. And it’s a couple of pounds cheaper. Ok, black one wins!
I had my heart totally set on a pair of Adidas Vantage trainers
in black with white stripes but I tried them on in the shoe shop and they were very uncomfortable on my very awkward feet. I found the platform too chunky for me which made my feet look massive. And the backs of the shoes were too high, I knew they’d rub on my heels and give me blisters every time I wore them, which put me off.
The Adidas ones didn’t impress me so instead, I went for Keds. Maybe they’re not seen as “cool” but at least they’re a little different from your usual Vans and Converse.
Because I am quite small with (weirdly) large feet for my height, I am quite self conscious about footwear that makes my feet look unncessarily bigger. I love Converse but they do a mighty fine job of making my feet look like a clown’s, haha! But Keds Champions are slim fit, has a daintier sole than most other plimsoll style pumps and most important, they’re COMFORTABLE!! Oh, and cheaper than all the other brands! Yay!
I think the grey Puma t-shirt would go great with skinny jeans, my new black Keds, and a black leather jacket! Can’t wait to wear my new clothes… Just need it to be warmer now so I can’t stop wearing the chunkiest knitwear and the thickest winter coat, and actually start looking nice again!