A Love Story: Me And ASOS


Hello. My name is Monique and I have an addiction to online shopping. More specifically, I have an addiction to ASOS. If you’ve not heard of ASOS, let me fill you on the the website that has both enriched and starved my life. I was first introduced to ASOS in April last year. One of my dormies, lets call her Anne as that is, in fact, her name, asked my opinion on which coat out of a few she could buy. I looked at the selection, impressed by how cute they were and how reasonably priced. I then made the stupid amazing decision of asking Anne “What website is that? It looks amazing”. She then told me it was ASOS and my bank account hasn’t been the same since.

What’s not to love about this super cute colour block jumper I bought for $45

ASOS is a magical place based in the UK where you can buy clothes, accessories, beauty products and even GHDs (it’s where I bought mine for a very reasonable price) and the best part? FREE SHIPPING. I can hear you now “but Monique, if it’s coming from the UK and it’s free shipping, it will take forever to get here”. Never you mind your pretty little heads, as the longest I think I’ve ever had to wait for a parcel from ASOS (and there have been many) was two and a half weeks, tops. Amazing, right?

I got this sparkly pink number for the awesome price of $27

I feel like I’ve stumbled across the answer to life and I just can’t stop telling people about it. I have the secret and I will tell anyone who will listen to me. It’s a sickness, both the shopping and the constantly telling people they must get on it. In all honesty, ASOS should just pay me to advertise for them, practically 70% of my used wardrobe is bought entirely from ASOS (as opposed to all the clothes I own and don’t wear). So to the heads at ASOS, if you’re reading this, maybe consider paying me (in freebies) to advertise for you, I promise you I won’t be a disappointment as I’ve already successfully converted many people to the amazingness.

This gorgeous one-shouldered green dress only set me back $23

Most days you will find me trawling ASOS, there are many items in my saved basket and I pride myself on the fact that I am very cost effective in my purchases, with the most expensive item purchased (with the exception of the GHD) being the gorgeous pink/red coat pictured below, bought for $73. What a bargain! While I’ve been very cost-smart for now, I do worry that the day will come when I start to consistently spend more than I should. But a few one off purchases never hurt anyone.

The gorgeous red/pink coat (I say red/pink because I bought it as a red coat and it arrived pink) for only $73

From reading this, you probably think I have a shopping addiction but this isn’t true. I actually don’t particularly like going to the shops. Why? Because then I have to dress up, do my hair and make up so I don’t look like crap under the terrible changing room lights. And I’m not sure about you, but whenever I have money to spend and am looking to buy things, I can never find anything that I like, and on the flip side, when I have no money I want to BUY ALL THE THINGS.

I don’t have this problem with online shopping. I can be comfortable in my trackies and be watching reruns of Friends while I look for something pretty and I don’t have to make a sudden decision on whether or not I should buy something, it can be sitting in my saved items for up to 30 days though the price may vary. The one thing I won’t buy on ASOS? Pants, but I won’t ever buy pants online, I need to try them on.

So seriously, get on ASOS. You can thank (be annoyed at me) later.

Do you love ASOS? Any other websites? Do you prefer to shop online or in store?

This post was not sponsored (though I would love if ASOS sponsored me in freebies)

Images taken by author Featured Image

  • Jess Profiterole

    Oh wow Monique, you look gorgeous in all of your finds! I LOVE the jumper.
    I love ASOS, so while I’m not new to it, I do thank-hate you for reminding me of it! I’d actually managed to stay away recently.. until now. My bank account says noooo!
    I buy tops and dresses. And bathers, I love that they actually have choice in their swimmer section and some give a bit more coverage (seriously what is with most bathers being skimpier than underwear?)! I don’t buy pants, or shoes either, you really do need to try those on.

    • Monique Fischle

      Thanks Jess :)

      I’m so in love with the jumper and it’s quite warm as well. I’ve been on a bit of a buying frenzy lately and I’ve had to stop myself for now.

      I buy tops, dresses, jumpers and skirts, but only the high-waisted billow-y skirts as I know they’ll look good. I’ve not bought swimmers on there, mine are from Victoria’s Secret where I surprisingly have extra coverage and the under-wire is amazing.

      Yeah, I don’t buy shoes online either.

      And you’re welcome for the reintroduction haha

  • Whippersnapper

    I love ASOS, but if I am forcing myself to be honest, I’ve had dud buys from them regularly. I got a black cardigan with a sequined collar that shrunk, a red work skirt that wasn’t adequately lined so you can see the outline of EVERYTHING I wear underneath it and a green polka dot top that sat too high on the waist. Plus a pair of orange jeans that fit well but the fly constantly comes down.

    I did get a rad bikini from there though.

    • Monique Fischle

      I’ve only had one dud purchase and it was a jumper that was so tiny and flimsy, it barely covered my chest but considering it was only $12, I didn’t really care.

  • HeatherH

    At the risk of showing my age: what’s a GHD?

    • Monique Fischle

      GHD’s are amazing hair straightener’s, they are they only straightener’s that really work on my thick, crazy hair!

      • HeatherH

        Ah… that explains it. I have no need for a straightener. I did buy one once then I gave it away. My hair won’t even hold a perm so I don’t know why I thought I could use a straightener. :)

  • http://www.shop.com/helpudonate Craig

    Monique, While we’ve just opened our doors to the UK ( so not everything is up and live) you can freely shop, and earn cashback on all your qualified purchases through our shopping portal http://www.shop.com/helpudonate Also know that once you sign up ( it’s free) you can earn cashback by emailing the link to your friends. So to capitalize on your statement you made, now you can start getting a kickback for recommending others to shop at the sites you love. Happy shopping and my email is on that site if you have questions

    • Monique Fischle

      Thanks Craig, the link didn’t work though. I am definitely interested in checking it out!

  • Valentina B

    I love ASOS and now that they have a warehouse based in NSW it’s even quicker for things to arrive and returns are so much cheaper than previously. I also hate shops, I hate having to try things on when i’m wearing millions of layers and I hate having to listen to someone else’s opinion of what it looks like on me. Much prefer online because it’s fun and you can find things that are very specific which is hard to do in stores if it’s not a current trend.

  • Jane

    http://www.modcloth.com/ if you love vintage and fashion/accessories inspired by the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. It’s amazing.