Today I’m sharing some recent purchases from Zara and ASOS. I personally think there are some amazing pieces in this haul that I am so happy with and had been stalking for a while until my size came back in stock!
This leopard print coat that I bought from ASOS by the brand Pimkie is amazing! I absolutely love all things leopard print (here is a collation of gorgeous leopard print goodness) but I think with an item of clothing like a coat, which is a substantial bit of fabric, it’s super important that the print is just right in order to make it wearable (for me, anyway). This one nails it in my opinion; it’s a very dark brown/black based leopard print which tones down the brashness of the print and makes it something very easy to chuck on! The quality is also gorgeous and the price point is brilliant compared to many other similar leopard print coats I’ve seen on ASOS and Topshop for example. I am really loving Pimkie on ASOS, they have some beautiful pieces and are priced very affordably!
Striped t-shirts are a wardrobe stable of mine and I absolutely love this one! I just love the colour combination with the white trim round the collar. I sized down in this and ordered a size 6 and it fits exactly how I would want, so if you prefer things a bit more fitted I would recommend sizing down.
Another beautiful piece from Pimkie, again the quality is excellent. I am envisaging wearing this similarly to the model, with a black bra underneath and with some leather effect trousers/leggings and some high heels. I think that would be an ideal outfit for an evening out for drinks or a meal this festive season.
This jumper from Mango on ASOS was just what I was looking for! I was looking to expand my collection of roll/turtle neck jumpers for Autumn/Winter as I think they look so sophisticated yet are very easy to wear and style. They also make great layering pieces for more put together outfits. This one was a fantastic price and good quality so I’ll definitely be picking it up in black also, once it comes back into stock (hopefully it does)!
I frickin love pleated/plisse trousers! They’re very comfortable and can be dressed up or down so easily. These ones are unfortunately too long for me, I hope ASOS do some in future exactly like this in a range of colours but in their Petite range. However, I have still decided to keep these and am going to chop about 3 inches off the bottom to make them more flattering for my legs and height. Hopefully I won’t ruin them in the process… It can’t be that difficult right?!
I have kept this sweater from Zara however I just wanted to say that I do not recommend them! I cut the tag off too hastily so it was too late for me to send back when I discovered holes were already present on the sleeves and around the neck. I did buy the black version of this too which I sent back as it was far too tight around the neck! It doesn’t make sense as they are supposedly exactly the same template but this Light Grey one has a much looser and more comfortable neck than the black one did. The sleeve cuffs are also a bit strange and too tight for my liking also. I will carry on wearing this of course (it does feel nice and soft) but I don’t think it’ll take too many washes for the holes to get worse… Not very impressed. The Mango one I mentioned earlier is much nicer as well as being less expensive!
I appreciate upon writing this that a few of the items are currently out of stock, however I strongly recommend bookmarking anything you really would like to buy and checking back every day. This is what I did for the Pimkie items on ASOS. Stuff does come in and out of stock as people return things so keep your eyes open! 😉
Love Nicole xxxx