River Island Studded Point Court Shoes

Pantofi cu tinte si varf ascutit nude bej crem, nude tan shoes sandals, pantofi care alungesc piciorul, pantofi cu botul ascutit, pantofi cu tinte, pantofi cu toc cui, pantofi cu varf ascutit, Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc inalt nude bej, pantofi fara platforma nude bej crem, pantofi nude, pantofi sandale nude bej, pointed toe shoes, pointy toe shoes, River Island Studded Pointed Court Shoes in nude pink and cream, studded shoesRiver Island 11cm leather pink/ nude & cream Studded Pointed Court Shoes – 65£ here and here;
Pantofi cu tinte si varf ascutitnude sau bej deschis/ crem, cu toc cui de 11cm – 65£ (aprox. 380 ron) la River Island, aici si aici (sunt din piele!)

Se pare ca tintele raman la moda si in sezonul urmator (de fapt cred ca au devenit ceva aproape clasic cand vine vorba de aplicatii pe incaltaminte), iar acesti pantofi cu varf ascutit si tinte din colectia de primavara de la River Island imi plac chiar foarte mult (in special primii, cei nude-rozé).

Mintea mea se obisnuieste mai greu cu unele tendinte din moda, iar varful ascutit este una din ele, mai ales ca sunt inca putin traumatizata de formele grotesti, exagerat de alungite, la care se ajunsese pe la inceputul anilor 2000.

Daca m-ati fi intrebat acum cateva luni ce fel de pantofi imi plac, cu siguranta as fi raspuns ca nu exista ceva mai frumos sub soare decat cei cu varf ascutit-rotunjit  (numit “almond toe” – “migdala” in engleza), ca in cazul pantofilor de la Shoe Art de aici si aici:

pantofi shoe art

Observ insa ca genul acesta de varf ascutit (care nu este prea alungit) ma tenteaza din ce in ce mai mult; mi se pare clasic si elegant si, atu suprem, avantajeaza piciorul, iar culoarea nude nu face decat sa accentueze efectul de picioare lungi si subtiri.

Singura problema ar fi lipsa platformei: stiu (dar accept cu greu :)) ca nu este pe placul oricui (imi amintesc ce uluita am fost acum un an sau doi cand am auzit pe cineva spunand cu obida intr-un magazin de pantofi ca abia asteapta sa se demodeze), insa mie mi se pare o inventie geniala, care face mersul pe tocuri o treaba cu mult mai usoara.
Asadar nu vizual ma deranjeaza lipsa ei: oricat de mult as iubi-o, trebuie sa recunosc ca platforma face totusi pantofii sa para putin (sau mai mult) butucanosi, insa la capitolul confort castiga fara drept de apel din punctul meu de vedere.

EN: It seems that studs are here to stay (they have become in fact almost classic shoe embellishments) and I really love these studded pointed toe ones from River Island’s spring collection (especially the nude/ pink pair).

My mind tends to accept certain trends with more difficulty and the pointy toe is definitely one of these cases, especially since I’m still traumatized by the (grotesque) overly elongated shapes of about 10-15 years ago.

If you had asked me a few months ago what my favourite shoe shape was, I definitely would have told you that there was nothing prettier under the sun than almond toe shoes (like these Mary Janes, worn here and here).

Recently however pointed toe shoes (that are not too elongated) have started to grow on me: I find them elegant and classic and, best of all, extremely flattering, as they make legs look longer and slimmer. Have them in nude shades as well and you’ve really hit the jackpot!

The only problem is the lack of platform: I know (but find it hard to understand :)) that platforms aren’t to everyone’s taste (I remember how shocked I was one or two years ago when I overheard a woman in a shoe store telling her friend that she couldn’t wait for platforms to go out of style. SHOCKED, I tell you!). I, however, think they are one of man’s greatest inventions, as they make wearing heels soooo much easier. (Honestly, after all these years of wearing platforms I’m not sure I could walk in platform-less heels any more!)

So the thing with platforms is not that I prefer them visually: no matter how much I love me a platform, I agree that it can make any shoe look a little (or a lot) clumpy, but as far as comfort goes, they win by far in my opinion.

Gata, am terminat cu “scurta incursiune in fascinanta psihologie a pantofului” si revin la pantofii River Island ca sa va spun ca ceea ce m-a convins de fapt sa vi-i arat a fost asemanarea grozava cu unii marca Louboutin (care insa au varful rotund si sunt de 10 ori mai scumpi; si… sunt Louboutin :)):

EN: Going back to the River Island shoes above, what actually convinced me to feature them here was a big, fat similarity to a pair of Louboutins (that are however round-toed, cost about 10 times more and, well…, are Louboutins):

Christian Louboutin nude Fifi Spikes Patent 100 mm, pantofi Christian Louboutin, pantofi louboutin cu tinte nude, pantofi cu tinte, nude tan shoes sandals, pantofi care alungesc piciorul, pantofi cu toc cui, pantofi fara platforma nude bej crem, pantofi nude, pantofi sandale nude bej, studded shoesChristian Louboutin nude Fifi Spikes Patent 100 mm – 795€ here;
Pantofi nude cu tinte Christian Louboutin – Fifi Spikes Patent 100 mm – 795€ aici.

Si, la naiba, nu mi-i pot cumpara (desi am 3 rate iar la Card Avantaj pentru cumparaturi in strainatate) pentru ca nu mai au numarul meu. Ghinion de nesansa :)!
EN: But darn it, they are sold out in my size :).

Update: am gasit si Louboutin-ii cu varf ascutit care au fost cu adevarat inspiratia pentru pantofii River Island (rusine mie ca nu sunt o buna cunoscatoare a marcii, dar am hotarat mai demult ca daca nu mi-o permit, sa nu-mi fac cel putin sange rau uitandu-ma obsesiv la preafrumosii pantofi):

EN: I also found the pointy Louboutins that were truly the inspiration for the spiked River Island shoes above (shame on me for not being a true connoisseur of the brand, but a while ago I decided that since I can’t afford their shoes, I wouldn’t inflict even more pain on myself by obsessing over them):

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes 100 mm, pantofi louboutin cu tinte nude, nude tan shoes sandals, pantofi care alungesc piciorul, pantofi Christian Louboutin, pantofi cu botul ascutit, pantofi cu tinte, Pantofi cu tinte si varf ascutit nude bej crem, pantofi cu toc cui, pantofi cu varf ascutit, Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc inalt nude bej, pantofi fara platforma nude bej crem, pantofi nude, pantofi sandale nude bej, pointed toe shoes, pointy toe shoes, studded shoesChristian Louboutin baby-pink Pigalle Spikes 100 mm – 795€ at Net-a-Porter, here;
Pantofi roz deschis cu tinte Christian Louboutin – Pigalle Spikes 100 mm – 795€ la Net-a-Porter, aici.

Vestea proasta este ca intre timp pantofii River Island asemanatori nu mai sunt pe stoc. Vestea buna este ca acestia SUNT  pe stoc in majoritatea marimilor, inclusiv a mea :).
EN: The bad news is that the similar River Island shoes have gone out of stock. The good news, on the other hand, is that these Loubies are still available in most sizes, including my own :).

In caz ca vreti sa va puneti picioarele la incercare cu acest trend (nou? vechi?) al pantofilor cu varf ascutit si fara platforma, dar nu va incanta tintele, iata si mai multe variante fara:
EN: If you’re willing to give this (new? old?) pointed toe trend a go but are less than enthusiastic about studs & spikes, here are some stud/ spike-free versions:

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river island pointed toe shoes, Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc inalt nude bej, River Island Pointed Court Shoes in black beige nude brown light orange peach, nude tan shoes sandals, pantofi care alungesc piciorul, pantofi cu botul ascutit, pantofi cu toc cui, pantofi cu varf ascutit, pantofi fara platforma nude bej crem, pantofi nude, pantofi sandale nude bej, pointed toe shoes, pointy toe shoesRiver Island 10-11cm heel Pointed Court Shoes in black, beige/ nude snake, brown snake and light orange (peach/ nude); they all have leather uppers, are 50£ each and you can get them here, here, here and here. They’re also available in white.

La Asos ii puteti vedea si in miscare – aici.

Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc cui, fara platforma, negri, bej nude, maro si portocaliu deschis (piersica/ nude); sunt din piele, au tocul intre 10-11cm si costa 50£ (aprox. 300 ron) la River Island, aici, aici, aici si aici. Sunt disponibili si pe alb.

You can see them in movement on the Asos website, here.

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pantofi cu botul ascutit, pantofi cu toc cui, pantofi cu varf ascutit, pantofi galbeni, pantofi rosii, pantofi verzi, pointed toe shoes, pointy toe shoesTopshop suede Gwenda Pointed Court Shoes in red (here), black (here), green (here) and lime yellow (here) – 58£ each.

Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc cui din piele intoarsa, rosii (aici), negri (aici), verzi (aici) si galbeni (aici) – 58£ (aprox. 336 ron) fiecare la Topshop.

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Asos Proxy Pointed High Heels with Toe Cap in tan and black, toe cap shoes, pantofi cu varf ascutit, nude tan shoes sandals, pantofi care alungesc piciorul, pantofi cu botul ascutit, pantofi cu toc cui, Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc inalt nude bej, pantofi fara platforma nude bej crem, pantofi nude, pantofi sandale nude bej, pointed toe shoes, pointy toe shoesAsos leather-look Proxy Pointed High Heels with Toe Cap in tan and black – 30£ here;

Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc inalt bicolori bej nude/ negru; sunt din imitatie de piele si costa 30£ (aprox. 174 ron) la Asos, aici.

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Asos Piper Pointed High Heels with Color Block in nude grey black, Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc inalt nude bej, pantofi nude, nude tan shoes sandals, pantofi care alungesc piciorul, pantofi cu botul ascutit, pantofi cu toc cui, pantofi cu varf ascutit, pantofi fara platforma nude bej crem, pantofi sandale nude bej, pointed toe shoes, pointy toe shoesAsos suede look, low cut vamp Piper Pointed High Heels with Color Block in nude/ grey/ black – 30£ here;

Pantofi cu varf ascutit si toc inalt nude/ gri/ negru din imitatie de piele intoarsa – 30£ (aprox. 174 ron) la Asos, aici.

Desi nu sunt din piele, pantofii astia imi plac in mod deosebit pentru ca sunt facuti cu cap: nuanta plasata cel mai aproape de picior este cea nude, astfel incat, desi pantofii sunt tricolori, nu nude, se creeaza totusi efectul de alungire a piciorului si, in acelasi timp, par si mai “decoltati” decat sunt de fapt.

EN: Although I’m not usually a fan of non-leather shoes, I have to say that I really like these ones, because there’s some smart colour blocking going on: thanks to the fact that the nude shade is placed closest to the foot, the long legs effect is created even though these are not nude shoes per say; plus, the nude stripe placed in this position makes them look even more low cut than they actually are (and thus sexier in my opinion).

A very 1920’s Christmas :)

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Scuze ca apare aceeasi poza de mai multe ori: am avut niste probleme tehnice cu aceasta postare si doar asa m-am priceput sa le “rezolv”.

EN: Sorry for the identical photos: I had some technical issues with this post and it was the only way I knew how to “fix” them.

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20s

20s fashionRiver Island Light Pink Design Forum Sequin Flapper Dress with tassels and open back, 60£ here;
Rochie stil anii ’20 cu paiete, franjuri si spatele gol – River Island, 60£ (aprox. 350 ron) aici.

Asos Cover Up in 20’s Scallop Embellishment, 24£ here;
Bolero stil anii ’20, cu terminatie ondulata – 24£ (aprox. 140 ron) la Asos, aici.

French Connection fan shaped Mirror Mirror Velvet Clutch Bag with sequins, 55£ here;
Plic French Connection in forma de evantai, cu paiete – 55£ (aprox. 320 ron) aici.

Cleo B Honeysucle Suede Jewel Wedge Shoe Boot (right side), 123£ at Asos, here;
Pantofi (dreapta) din piele intoarsa roz piersica – 123£ (aprox. 710 ron) la Asos, aici.

Asos Twenties Feather Hair Band, 15£ here;
Bentita din pene stil anii ’20 – 15£ (aprox. 87 ron) la Asos, aici.

Kenneth Jay Lane Statement Art Deco Cuff, 87,50£ at Asos, here;
Bratara stil Art Deco – 87,50£ (aprox. 500 ron) la Asos, aici.

Office Art Deco Orbital nude and gold suede platform shoes – 45£ here;
Pantofi Office stil Art Deco din piele intoarsa bej-nude cu insertii aurii – 45£ (aprx. 260 ron) here.

Sandale Bata bicolore (bej/ alb) cu bareta T, 490 ron, mai multe imagini aici;
Bata two-tone (nude/ white) T Bar sandals.

Kurt Geiger pink Hibiscus T Bar Suede sandals – 69£ here;
Sandale Kurt Geiger cu bareta T, din piele intoarsa roz-corai – 69£ (aprox. 400 ron) aici sau la MyCloset.roaici.

Rochia exista si in varianta neagra:
EN: The dress is also available in black:

black flapper frontblack flapper back

River Island Black Design Forum Sequin Flapper Dress with tassels and low cut back, 60£ here;
Rochie stil anii ’20 cu paiete, franjuri si spatele gol – River Island, 60£ (aprox. 350 ron) aici.

La Moustache de Monsieur Poirot

Mai tineti minte colajul meu de inspiratie Hercule Poirot?
EN: Do you remember this Poirot-esque collage?

Ei bine, iata cum viata imita “arta” :D.
EN: Well, this is life imitating “art” :D.

Rochie cu talia joasa (veche) /// EN: Drop waist dress (old): Zara;

Brosa mustata /// EN: Limited edition huge moustache brooch: Asos;

Pantofi Oxford (cu siret) /// EN: Tan heeled brogues (heeled lace-up Oxford shoes): Humanic (asemanatori, marca Aldo, gasiti aici  /// EN: You can find a very similar style of tan and black lace-up shoe boots, from Aldo (“Banghart”), right here);

Inel din lemn si argint (cadou de la mama) /// EN: Wood and silver ring (a gift from my mom)

Umbrela din portbagajul mamei /// EN: Umbrella with hook handle from the trunk of my mom’s car.

The Dresses that Got to See Santorini

ash wedge sandalsRochie de matase cu franjuri Traffic People (este inca in stoc) /// EN: Traffic People Prairie Tease silk dress with fringes (still available);
Sandale Ash nude cu talpa ortopedica de pluta/// EN: Ash Roxy tan wedge sandals (Spartoo)

Rochia Traffic People (brandul meu preferat!) a fost o achizitie de ultim moment inainte de vacanta de vara. Cum sunt de ceva vreme obsedata de anii ’20, atractia franjurilor a fost irezistibila, desi sunt cam singurul element care aduce aminte de moda perioadei respective. Asta nu m-a impiedicat, dupa cum se vede, sa fac niste miscari de dans care in mintea mea au legatura cu Charleston-ul. (Apropo de impiedicat, in rochia asta eram imbracata cand am cazut in Sorrento. Si nu regret niciun moment ca am ales sa salvez rochia si nu pe mine. Pentru ca merita.)

Sandalele Ash au fost cumparatura online care mi-a provocat cele mai mari emotii de pana acum, pentru ca in ciuda research-ului extensiv nu am reusit sa ma lamuresc daca ar trebui sa imi cumpar masura 38 sau 39 (eu purtand cam 38,5). Pana la urma am pariat pe 39 si, desi am fost convinsa pana in ultimul moment ca va trebui sa le dau inapoi (sunt o mare optimista :D!), am avut, surprinzator, dreptate. Masura e buna, culoarea ideala (“nude” aproape perfect pentru varianta mea bronzata), insa pielea nu e atat de moale pe cat m-as fi asteptat de la niste sandale care nu au fost deloc ieftine. Oricum am retinut magazinul online Spartoo, care inteleg ca ofera si retur gratuit pentru produse (nu am testat inca, dar sper ca asa este). (Costa de la 100 ron in sus sa trimiti prin Posta Romana o pereche de incaltaminte in Anglia, de exemplu, asa ca returul gratuit ar  fi foarte bun la casa omului!)

EN: This Traffic People dress was a last minute purchase before my summer holiday. As I’ve been obsessing for some time over anything 1920’s-related, I was irresistibly drawn to the tassels, even though they are about the only element reminiscent of the period’s fashion. As you can see, however, this didn’t stop me from trying some Charleston-inspired dancing moves (well…they are Charleston-inspired in my head!). (This is also the dress I was wearing when I tripped and fell in Sorrento. And not for one moment do I regret saving the dress instead of myself. Because she’s worth it!)

The Ash wedge sandals have been the most worrisome purchase in my online shopping career so far, because despite extensive research, I couldn’t decide for the life of me what size to order (38 or 39, my real size being 38,5). I ended up ordering size 39 and even though I was sure I was going to have to send them back (I’m a great optimist :D!), they turned out to be alright. So the size is good, the colour is just what I wanted (the perfect “nude” for my tanned skin), the only complaint is that the leather isn’t as soft as I’d have expected from sandals that weren’t cheap at all by my standards. All in all, I think I will be ordering again from Spartoo, especially since as far as I understand  they offer free returns (I haven’t tested it yet, but I hope I’m right!) – which is a big deal, since returning shoes by mail can be pretty expensive.

Rochie de matase in degrade Traffic People /// EN: Traffic People silk ombre dress.

Rochia care mi se pare ca seamana cu un norisor diafan :D, in varianta fara blitz/ cu blitz (cu blitz arata rochiile si pozele in general mai bine, fara blitz, eu. Alegerea este DRAMATICA!!!!)
EN: I think this dress looks just like an ethereal little cloud :D. You can see it both without and with flash – the flash version makes the dresses and the photos in general look better, while the no flash one makes me look better, I think. The choice is always heart-breaking!!!

Rochie de matase cu paiete Warehouse /// EN: Warehouse Silk Sequin over Print Dress;
Sandale peep toe cu talpa ortopedica Musette /// EN: Musette peep toe leather (faux snakeskin) wedge sandals.

Am folosit mai demult rochia Warehouse intr-un colaj in care visam la Capri si probabil singura persoana pe care am convins-o sa si-o cumpere am fost chiar eu. (Stiu, puterea mea de manipulare ma surprinde uneori chiar si pe mine :D!) Din pacate nu este chiar foarte confortabila, pentru ca trebuie sa ai mereu grija la paiete (nu se vede foarte bine in poze, dar umerii sunt acoperiti cu paiete argintii uriase), care se rasucesc si se rup destul de usor (asa ca nici vorba sa poata fi purtata cu o geanta cu bareta pe umar – ceea ce este o problema pentru mine, care gasesc plicurile extrem de incomode). Dar pana la urma nu-i nimic grav, e si ea un suflet si o iubesc asa cum e :D.

Sandalele Musette sunt varianta in nuante de bej a celor de aici. Nu sunt chiar la fel de usor de asortat ca cele de la Ash, dar sunt mai comode, asa ca presimt ca ne va lega o frumoasa prietenie.

EN: A while ago I used this Warehouse dress in a collage with Capri as a background and probably the only person that was convinced to buy it was myself (I’m a manipulative little b**?!, aren’t I :D?). Unfortunately it’s not very user-friendly, because you always have to pay attention to the sequins (it’s not very clear in the photos, but the top part is  covered in giant silver sequins), which tend to twist and break quite easily. This means you can’t wear it with a bag that has a shoulder strap, which is a problem for me since I find clutches pretty uncomfortable. But hey, in the end it’s not such a biggy, even if all the sequins do fall of, there will still be a nice silk dress left underneath.
The sandals are the beige version of these ones. Even though the snake-effect upper makes them less of a nude colour than the Ash wedges, they are definitely more comfortable, so I think this trip to Santorini was the beginning of a beautiful friendship for us.

Rochie de matase asimetrica Whistles /// EN: Whistles Silk high low dress.

Rochie de matase in degrade Traffic People /// EN: Traffic People Silk ombre dress.

Chiar daca de fapt nu are nicio forma, rochia asta este una din preferatele mele: culorile sunt foarte “de vara”, este supercomoda si nu se sifoneaza in valiza – perfectiunea intruchipata!
EN: Even though it’s practically shapeless, this dress is one of my absolute favourites: it’s got summery colours, it’s super comfortable and it doesn’t crease in my suitcase – dress perfection, that’s what I say!

Rochie de matase cu spatele gol See by Chloe (Fashion Days) /// EN: See by Chloe silk backless dress with star print (Starry Night Blue Silk Dress).

Spre deosebire de vacanta in Sorrento, acum am fost mult mai harnica in privinta pozelor cu rochii (doar in ultima seara, a saptea :D, m-am lenevit, asa ca am apelat la una dintre rochiile de rezerva). Din pacate insa fotografiile facute noaptea nu arata chiar bine, iar decorul e… fascinant de original. (Balconul, wow, ce inedit! Si a fost si o seara cand NU am folosit balconul drept locatie! Stiu, excentric de-a dreptul :D!). Deh, vacante frumoase sa mai avem, ca loc de imbunatatit sigur este!

EN: Unlike my holiday in Sorrento, this time I was a lot more dedicated to documenting my outfits (except for the last evening when I was feeling too lazy and sad about leaving to pose prettily for the camera). My intentions were good, the outcome… not so much: photos taken at night are hardly good quality and the background is…fascinatingly original. (The balcony, wow, what a revolutionary idea! And there was even an evening when we didn’t use the balcony as a location!!! How eccentric of us!). So we’d better keep the holidays coming, because we sure can use the practice, that’s what I say!

Sunsets & Dresses (in Sorrento)

Rochie Asos cu spatele gol (am primit-o de Craciun de la…mine); o puteti inca gasi aici, dar mai sunt doar masuri mari;
Asos Textured Cut Out Dress (a Christmas gift from…me); you can still find it here, but only in large sizes.

Sandale Nine West
Nine West wedge sandals

Acesta era look-ul oficial, cu sandale cu talpa ortopedica inalta.
Adevarul mai putin glamour este mai jos:

So this was the official look, with me wearing high wedge sandals.
You can see the less glamorous truth below:

Asadar pe drumul de intoarcere la hotel sandalele erau inlocuite de flip flops.
Comod, da, dar nu lipsit de pericole: intr-una din seri, dupa ce efectuasem inlocuirea sandalelor cu papucii si ma simteam ca urmare a acestui fapt usoara si libera ca pasarea cerului, m-am impiedicat de o bordura si am cazut. (P.S. Nu stiu daca ati mai cazut de cand sunteti “oameni mari”; eu da, pentru ca sunt foarte indemanatica, asa ca pot sa va spun ca atunci cand cazi de la inaltimea de om mare, ai timp sa te mai si gandesti la una-alta; in cazul meu gandurile au fost, in ordine: “Aha, deci totusi o sa cad” si “Vai, sa nu-mi stric rochia si pedichiura!”. Apoi spleashk!).

Rezultatul il puteti vedea mai jos:

On the way back to the hotel, the sandals were replaced by flip flops.
Comfortable, yes, but not free of peril: one night, after the switch between sandals and flip flops had been performed and I was consequently feeling light and free as a bird, I tripped over a curb and fell on my hands and knees (I’m still surprised it wasn’t on my face). (P.S. I don’t know if you’ve had “accidents” like this lately; I tend to have them quite frequently because I’m not clumsy at all, ahem, so I can tell you that when you fall from your grown-up height, you still have time to think; in my case, the thoughts were, in chronological order: “Oh, so I’m gonna fall after all” and “God, I hope I won’t ruin my dress and pedicure”. Then splat!).

This is the result:

Cel putin nu a mai fost nevoie sa-mi cumpar suveniruri din Sorrento. Voi avea mereu o amintire pe genunchiul stang (si era si piciorul meu bun, ala mai slab :D!).

Well, at least I didn’t have to buy any souvenirs from Sorrento. Looks like I’ll be carrying a precious memento on my left knee for the rest of my life (and damn, it was my good leg – the thinner one :D!).

Dar sa revenim la lucruri mai atragatoare:
And now let’s go back to more attractive things:

Rochie din denim Asos (o gasiti aici) – poate v-o amintiti din postul despre lucruri din denim;
Asos Denim Dress with Chevron Panel (you can find it here) – maybe you’ll remember it from this post; well now it’s mine, all mine, muahaha!