Thursday, March 7, 2013

Starting over

Latest update: my friend dolphinella has suggested a new name for the Dress Jungle blog, which (surprisingly!) was still available for obtaining an URL at Blogspot! So I took a chance and reserved it. Thus, in the nearest future, as soon as I've won the fight against all settings, I will move to "The wardrobe is not enough" blog!

The paradigm for this new name was of course the well-known Bond movie "The world is not enough". We decided it is quite suitable for my blog as it stands for both typical situations when your wardrobe (t.i. your closet) is not enough for your stuff and when your wardrobe (t.i. your clothes) is not enough for your needs ;)

On top of this, the "wardrobe is not enough" can also be interpreted as a fact that just a wardrobe (whichever meaning) is not enough for your life. Which resembles the vast variety of things I am interested in and which may appear as "off-topics" among the usual fashion stuff.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Savvy Friday

So one day you open your closet and you see you have nothing to wear!
Got nothing to wear?! Like seriously, girl?

Think twice and instead of spending money on the shopping tour that evening, devote this time to some simple activities to "revive" your wardrobe:

  • The first thing to do in such situation: do the laundry! Make sure you have all your clothes washed; especially the delicate ones that require a hand- or separate wash and thus have been staying in a laundry box for a while.
  • Next step: do the ironing! Is there a nice dress hanging uselesly on the rack just because it requires a proper ironing which you never have time for in the mornings? Spend an hour on that "sophisticated" ironing now!
  • Third thing: mend the clothes needing it! Sew back the torn button or replace the missing bead. You shall be pleased with your household skills!
  • Dig deeper! Tidy up the mess in your closet, especially in the accessories drawers and you might find some well hidden gem!
  • Practicality. Think whether you need some specific accessory to wear that look. Might be the only reason you're not putting that gorgeous dress on is that it requires a strapless bra underneath... Or are you missing low-waist tights to put on that leather skirt with a cropped top?
  • Mix&match! Take a close look at your old wardrobe basics like e.g. tops and skirts. Maybe this season trends are offering great ideas for new styles' and colours' combinations, which you've never thought of before?
  • Final touch. It is not a secret that a single accessory is able to refresh the whole look. Actually the cheapest accessory I can think of is a nail polish! Go grab yourself some bright neon shade and rock it out! ;)


Thursday, February 14, 2013

ASOS order on Valentine's eve

These are the dresses which yesterday were given a chance to land in my wardrobe ;)
As you probably can see from the pastel colours, I am totally in the spring mood :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

St. Valentine

Still hesitating to say "I love you"?
Or haven't found a present yet?
Here is a solution for both troubles:

Similiar to Carolina's

Friday, February 8, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Paul & Joe's Midsummer Night

Tempted by the Chic&Cheerful's review I pampered myself with another beauty purchase today. I thought it was a good chance to try some "luxury" cosmetic brand I usually cannot afford, as several Paul & Joe products were on sale at Asos.

Enchanted with this campaign image, sweet packaging and my own fantasy about the Midsummer Night (collection name), I purchased the nail laquer and the lip gloss seen in the picture below.

Considering this was more than 50% saving and these should be just right for spring/summer season - not bad at all... Pity I have to wait for two weeks now before I am actually able to lay my hands on these...


ASOS order summary

Here's a preview of my recent order from Asos; expected to arrive by the end of next week!

Will update you later on whether something has passed my "quality check" and stayed ;)