With other online stores I'm not so lucky and have to wait longer, unless I want to pay through the nose for expedited shipping, which as a poor graduate student that is a luxury I can't afford. So whenever possible I try to just go to the store. Like the Kate Spade bangle I blogged about here, I knew I could get to the mall quicker than it would be shipped so I just waited until the weekend. But some online sites don't have a physical store that I can go to, in that case I just place my order and impatiently stalk my doorstep until it arrives.
Case in point...ASOS. I LOVE this site. I got into it through my friend Elisa (of Comme ci, Comme Ça). She shops through them a lot and was always posting pictures of the amazing things she was finding. When I finally checked them out I realized they sell a lot of my favorite UK brands. Needless to say I was immediately hooked. I don't order often (the salary of an adjunct instructor paying her own health insurance doesn't go that far) but it's always exciting when I do. Seriously, just watching the tracking is nearly nail-biting. I live in Phoenix but apparently my "local" post office is all the way up in New River, go figure! So packages come in to Phoenix, then get sent up to New River, then (finally!) come down to my house. They're basically in town for 3 days before finally getting to me.
So in a little bit of show and tell, because shopping is more fun when you share and after all that waiting I just can't resist, here's what the postman delivered.
|River Island "Perfume Bottle" necklace. Super cute and about 2 1/2" large.|
|Warehouse Padlock Shopper. I am in LOVE with this bag. Perfect size for my usual handbag items, plus my iPad, a magazine and (if needed) a water bottle. It's fabulous.|