While some might spend their Thursday night’s sipping cocktails at a fancy diner or partying at a local gig, you can usually find me scouring the internet for my next online shopping fix. Of course, I do go out occasionally on weekdays (I need somewhere to wear the products of my online shopping habit) but I tend to get far more satisfaction from scouring the internet and tracking something down that I’ve been pining over forever.
Of course, the start of any online shopping journey is Google – which helps somewhat if you’re searching for ‘black lace up heels’ but when you’re on the hunt for something more specific, the go-to site can pull up some other rather questionable items. Hmmm… So, what’s needed here is something more on my wavelength – a search engine for fashion, as it were. Introducing Fashiola, the easiest way to browse the web for fashion items, without doing a time consuming round-robin of all your favourites. Everything is collated together in one big, easy to view and compare – all 1724 brands and 96 shops. Yes please.
Plus, if that wasn’t good enough, the site offers huge discounts on some of the top designer brands. I spotted a gorgeous white Tommy Hilfiger shift dress for £179 in the designer sale, formerly £300. Who doesn’t love a bit of a bargain?
The ladies at Fashiola asked if I’d like to give the site a test-run, picking out something for summer. Since this is practically a hobby of mine in itself, I needed no excuse to continue my efforts and set about planning a couple of outfits that I’d been eager to try. The first (and favourite) of which was a gladiator look (inspired by my recent trip to Italy) featuring a black lace up playsuit and lace up flats (out of stock). I’ve spotted the criss cross front on lots of items recently and didn’t know whether it would suit me – however I actually really love it. It’s tricky to wear without a bra, however on holiday – it would be great to throw on over a bikini!
The flats are initially a bit difficult to put on (I have issues with anything that doesn’t immediately zip up) and I will admit, if you’re walking around lots – these probably aren’t the best choice of footwear, however I absolutely love them and think they’re fab! They seem to elongate the legs, despite being flats and if you apply moisturiser to your legs and then whack them straight on, they seem to stick better (I’ll be bringing out my own book of expert fashion tips soon, don’t you worry!).
The two items are actually from Asos, which I found via the main Fashiola site within an instant of typing in relatively descriptive terms. They were both exactly what I was looking for, which was surprising as usually it takes me at least 15 minutes of browsing before I commit to ‘adding it to basket’. If you’re looking for an easier (and more cost effective) way to online shop, I’d definitely give the fashion equivalent of Google a go!