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ASOS Summer 2017 Lust List

Ahh, summer. Most people’s favourite season that I cannot even fathom. This is probably due to the fact that I grew up in a tropical country where it’s 30 degrees celcius 24/7, 365 days a year. That also means that I am not necessarily ‘used to’ / always exposed to heat, because we have air conditioners everywhere we go. But folks, the average person in England does not have that luxury. So I am not used to it, at all! On top of that, I always go home every summer, so I don’t actually have that much exciting summer clothing in my London flat.

This could only mean one thing: getting sucked into the abyss that is ASOS. Which I’m sure you can all relate.

Now I don’t got that much money in my account, so I can’t even afford half of what I want. I was so excited to have these clothes so I can post more looks on my blog and other social media, but nah. It’s just not realistic when you live in London and want to eat a bowl of crispy duck ramen every single week. So I thought I would share with you some of my top picks on ASOS to give my wardrobe a bit of a Summer update. Many of them are on sale as well, so prepare your wallets!!

Dresses

rubbersouled dresses for non-feminine edgy girls

If you watched my video on How to Dress for British Springtime, you will notice that I am suddenly really into dresses. I really cannot be bothered to make an effort to look stylish in summer because it’s too hot for stylish clothing!! But dresses solve this problem!

For the longest time, I wasn’t a fan of dresses at all because I think they are too girly for me. That’s why the dresses that I picked are for you girls out there that may have a slightly edgier style.

The first one is a bit of an edgy dress, I love the mix of prints and the different cuts, which definitely degrades the femininity of a dress. I am also very into smock dresses because it just gives off a playful vibe, and the pattern combined with the colours make it pretty different for a dress. The next one is probably one of the girliest but I love it because it has that ruffle flower detail on top. The gingham doesn’t stop there with this cute spin on an off the shoulder dress. And last but not least is this completely transparent pink dress that I think just looks so cool and grungy, I’m in awe. I’m so sorry though but this one is sold out 😦

Tops

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I gotta say this section isn’t as exciting as the dresses part but I’m not usually too into summer tops for some reason. I’ve tried to find cute ones that I think I would like to wear throughout the years but I do struggle.

I am not too sure I would get a lot of wear out of the first one but I like how it’s one shoulder (instead of completely off-the-shoulder) and connected by a choker detail on the neck. I am sure each one of you have seen the second one though because so many vloggers have mentioned it recently, so it was sold out for a while. But now it’s back in stock!! Lastly, this red top is SO simple, I know. But I do want something simple that I can chuck on every week and not get too bored of it. You know what I mean?

Bottoms: Jeans and Footwear

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I’ve been on the hunt for a light wash, straight-leg jeans that needs to be cropped at the most perfect place. But I think a light wash is just perfect for the bright summer months. If you are after something a little bit more different than a classic pair of jeans, I am obsessed with these dusky pink ones. Footwear-wise, I am lusting over this black and white rope sandals. I am very much into chunky footwear and I still translate that in summer. Though ropes can theoretically look more summery and feminine, the colour as well as the platform just transforms the sandals to be more… cutting edge lol. Now, the last one isn’t an ugly pair of flat shoes, they are actually SOCKS! How cool are they?! I can imagine myself wearing them with some doc martens, or if flat shoes are your thing then by all means go for it! It’s just more versatile than buying a straight up lacey/ribbony ballerina shoes that are everywhere nowadays.

 

I really hope you enjoy my picks, I actually really enjoyed writing this post!

Let me know which ones you are planning to dump into your basket or lust over with me!

 

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Zara coat | &Other Stories jumper
Topshop trousers | Marni shoes

I have to admit… This one is a bit of an old outfit. By old, I mean… Two weeks old. Last week, my best friend, Hanie, came to visit me for a week. Hence why I did not post anything. Just when I had a great outfit, it was raining. Helloooo spring.

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Phil and I (Phil again? What’s new right) went to Tate Modern because sometimes we just feel like being cultured and artsy, ya know? Of course I wanted to dress for the occasion and came up with this pyjama-like concoction of an outfit. I wanted to dress down the otherwise formal-ish outfit with a jumper, and thought a matching colour would be more interesting. To be honest I want to wear this jumper forever because it’s so comfy!

susJust to give you a head’s up – April might be the busiest month in the history of my bachelor’s degree. I have only one month left to literally conduct my non-existent focus group and finish my dissertation, and a dozen other assignments, while also applying for postgraduate degrees. So I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to post outfit pictures I took last year when my mum and I went to travel England a bit.

Unwinter-like Winter + Update

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&Other Stories jacket | Zara jumper | American Apparel disco pants |
Converse shoes | Urban Outfitters bag

Oh God, here I go again. Haven’t posted in ages. To be completely honest with you I was in constant debate whether to move my blog to Blogger or not. I just feel a bit more comfortable there and feel like I can gain more readers somehow. I thought it was easier here in WordPress but it’s still much more passive than I thought.

And yes, I did cut my hair short! I finally took the plunge and decided to go to Hershesons and just get a(n unbelievably expensive) haircut (I am from Indonesia so haircuts in the UK seem freaking costly to me). Leaving the salon, I was very happy with my hair, but after a few days I just wasn’t sure about how it looks when I style it myself. I did try and curl it earlier today and I love the way it looks! Though the front bits are a bit too long :\

GOING BACK TO THE ACTUAL OUTFIT POST…
I wore my favourite &Other Stories bomber jacket which I am so very glad I got in the sales a few months ago. It’s honestly sooo warm. When everyone else is freezing their arses off, I was perfectly fine in that jacket. Definitely get your hands on it!

I like to mix textures to create different ‘vibes’ with my outfits. By pairing it with a knitted jumper, I think it just tones the disco-ness of it and makes it look more laid-back. Also wore my cool new Converse that my boyfriend got me for Christmas to add a bit of colour to my otherwise black outfit.

Spring has sprung!

The weather is FINALLY getting friendly with Britain! It’s not just the sun that we still meet sometimes in the odd winter’s day, this time the weather is getting much hotter, although still with the occasional breeze. The flowers have bloomed, the leaves are starting to grow on trees, everyone’s mood just seems so much brighter! Spring is definitely my favourite season. We can finally wear less layers!! Oh, and how can I forget the sunglasses? :p

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Topshop denim jacket | Topshop crop top | Urban Outfitters trousers
Adidas Gazelle | Kenzo Kalifornia Bag | LeSpecs Sunglasses

Before you make assumptions – yes, those are trousers, not a skirt 🙂

New Channel, New Beginnings

If you’ve been reading my blog somehow, you know I was in years of constant debate with myself whether I should create a YouTube channel or not. Look, ma! I did it!

This is just an introduction video where I invite you round for a cup of tea and chat a bit about my channel and its background. If you really MUST know now, I will post fashion and beauty videos. I won’t just post lookbooks, I will also give you tips and advice (if you will) on fashion! I might also post some cinematographic stuff because that’s also what I like.

Please go on and subscribe to my channel because I have a pretty cool video coming up next week, if I do say so myself. 😉 I’d really, really, genuinely appreciate it.

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Let’s face it – life gets pretty boring when you’ve only got a few friends and you’re bloody homesick. The next best thing to do? Visit your best friend, of course! Especially when that also means traveling – the best of both worlds!

On my last reading week, I decided to visit Prinka. She lives in Canterbury so I gave her a little visit since she’s been to London several times already. Since it’s really small there, we decided to visit neighbouring towns such as Whitstable and Dover.

We arrived in Whitstable just in time for the sunset. We took a light stroll through the beach and us being us –  we took pictures of each other. We also went bowling because why da hell not, right? And we basically turned crazy when we saw the DDR machine. We even had an audience (of two people)! I suppose playing for about 4 years paid off? :p

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Zara coat | Uniqlo jacket | Forever 21 dress | Dune boots | River Island necklace

The next day, my body was aching like hell because we went bowling, and that affected my arms, but DDR affected my legs. It had been such a long time since I played DDR and do something so active like that! Ever since winter I haven’t been exercising, and this year I don’t walk as much as the previous years. Anyway, we visited the White Cliffs of Dover. It was quite a journey, that. We were dropped off in the middle of the harbour and had to walk up to the cliff with 0 knowledge. We didn’t really know if we were going on the right track. After about a 15 minute hike, we reached the cafe. Finally, there were directions! We followed the directions and after about a 20 minute walk, we kinda gave up because we could see the cliff already from there. In all honesty we just wanted to take pictures. Hahaha. But also, it was hella muddy and I was so upset because my precious boots were covered in mud. Also Prinka’s white shoes.

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Ted Baker bomber jacket | Topshop crop top | Topshop Jamie jeans
Kenzo Kalifornia bag | YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick #54