What I Wore-I’m a Winner!

So friends, I told you about my deep affection for the ASOS Africa collection here (well and here and here too) and how my favorite dress in the collection sold out in just 2 short weeks.

But(!) thank you 2012 because I tweeted the folks at SOKO Kenya, the fair trade cooperative where the ASOS Africa collection is made (you can read about them here) and was disappointed to hear that they weren’t making more of my dress :(. However the folks at SOKO gave me advice- keep an eye out for returns…and I did…and it happened!!! Ahemmm…making me a WINNER!

Oh, I am just in love with this dress. The zebra print and little shirt flap is so safari, but the pattern although fun is also modern to me and the cut super classic. I had such deep trigger shy remorse over it!  I’m so happy that I listened to the fab peeps at SOKO if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have my dress.

Honestly I was going to just wallow in what was; silly me. Tip of the week- NEVER GIVE UP! Also, ASOS apparently has really sharp inventory control! Keep an eye out for the pieces you’ve missed…someone will return it and then it can be yours!

(dress-asos africa; belt-gifted; shoes-thrifted via buffalo exchange; jacket-so so so old; bag-omybag via boticca; jewelry-gifted and made her think)

The dress is actually mid-length but I typically prefer a short hemline so I belted it with a great hand-me-down from my dude’s sister :). But for your reference my friends, here is the dress as it appears on the model.

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The dress is still available in a few new sizes fyi 😉 Just sayin’; I don’t mind if we’re samesies!

So friends have you ever had trigger-shy remorse? I know I have! But I’m just thrilled this lovely ended up in my closet.



  1. Michael Steamboat June 13, 2012 / 11:45 am

    Zebra is so hot right now, it’s the new Leopard.

  2. jillian m. {coffee, light and sweet} June 14, 2012 / 7:33 am

    You look fabulous in that dress. Honestly. You styled it so much better than the ad!

    And I so want to catch up and have lunch and/or dinner soon! I’m thinking…the week after next? Next week is going to be pretty hectic for me, but I think the week after is probably fine. Let me know!
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  3. Heather June 15, 2012 / 10:38 am

    Love that pretty, whimsical print. The dress is very cute on you. I love it when I score something that’s been returned. It’s how I scored both my Missoni for target dresses.
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  4. StarletStarlet June 15, 2012 / 2:57 pm

    Uwoooooooo congratulations winner! Such a well deserved win <3
    Plus, no one can rock that dress better than a passionate blogger like you!

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how you style it!
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  5. Jenmarie June 16, 2012 / 2:09 am

    Aww, how exciting for you! The print is so lovely and the shoes you paired with it are perfect!

  6. FASHION TALES June 16, 2012 / 10:16 am

    How nice, definitely a winning piece! ASIS is one of my favourites. I love the dress print, but I am quite biased as I adore African inspired prints anyway. I’m such a fan of your low belt (as you would say,) “situation” haha! You look beautiful J! Have a lovely weekend!

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