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.
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 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.
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.
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)
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Monique Fischle has written 98 posts.
22 year old communications assistant with a love of books, movies, music, ASOS and all things celebrity! I blog over at ‘the musings of monique’ and tweet quite frequently @moniquefischle.
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