the Friday five

1. The Asos sale on sale

In case you didn't know, Asos is offering an extra 10% off any sale items until the 12th. Soo many items that I have been eyeing for the past few months have gone on sale. But as I mentioned in my "new year, new boots" post, I'm trying to be a smarter shopper this year. In the past I might have just gone for it, but now I'm pausing to consider how practical of a purchase these items are.

I've been eying the blue coat ever since I saw Kylie Jenner wearing it last spring. It's just been sitting in my cart for months, and I've almost caved a few times cause it's so pretty and as I've said numerous times, I'm all about the maxis. Now that it's 50% off, I'm so tempted to just buy it but I'm trying to be a smarter shopper in 2015. It's a trendy item so the fact that it isn't of the best materials doesn't bother me too much. I do want to make sure that I can envision myself realistically wearing it in multiple outfits before I go for it.

turtleneck sweater, blue duster coat, striped midi skirt

2. Simple micellar water

I use bioderma on the daily, but it is expensive! The new $7 Simple brand micellar water is a much more affordable option. If you've never tried micellar water before, you're missing out! They're very gentle and effective in removing makeup and cleaning your face, without leaving any sort of residue behind. I'm going to take a peek at the ingredient and pray that it compares to Bioderma, and if all goes well order it from I've never tried any simple products before, but it seems that they're marketing themselves as making "natural" products-- which I'm wary of since 50% that's a bunch of phony baloney. My skin's superpower is being able to breakout in .5 seconds so my hesitance is well warranted. I have heard good things about their face wipes though, so hopefully this is also a success.

It's currently being sold on You can also find it in stores at Target according to nouveau cheap.

3. Penne alla vodka by Ina Garten

recipe: Nick & Toni's Penna Alla Vecchia Bettola, photo via Alexandra Cooks

Nom nom nom, I'm already drooling from just thinking about making this dish. I've been wanting to try cooking a vodka sauce since this summer, and I've finally found the perfect recipe for it. Thank you, Ina!

4. Season premier of Pretty Little Liars

This show. To be honest, I don't really remember what's even going on because they start and stop and start so many different story lines. I do have to say I'm on board with the whole evil twin theory. If you have any interesting theories (or links to other people's interesting theories) please share!

5. This outfit

I know in the last post I said I like to keep it simple, but I would wear the hell out of this outfit. It's worth going out of my comfort zone. Shini is one of my top 5 fav bloggers so it's no surprise to me that she knocks it out of the park. Plus she's wearing my favorite boots ;)

source: Park & Cube


  1. I love your Friday Fives! Didn't know that ASOS was having a sale! Going to check it out for sure!

    Katherine Lou

  2. Well you've convinced me to hit up the ASOS sale even though I have been avoiding it. Also the fact that I keep getting emails from ASOS about the sale is not making it any better. Love your Friday Fives btw.

    Neon Fox

  3. I really wanted a duster coat but by the time I got into it, the temperatures got too cold to wear one, since they usually run on the thin side, material-wise. Maybe I'll look into them for the spring.
    Also, penne in vodka sauce is one of my favorite dishes...will definitely look into the recipe!

  4. I'm avoiding the ASOS sale so badly right now (not going to look, not going to look.) Gosh, that pasta dish... yum! Great post :)

  5. I delved into the ASOS sale last week and bagged myself a camel coat, some shoes and a couple of tops for less then £50. ASOS is always a little too tempting. x

  6. I love the colours of that midi! I've never tried micellar water, I guess I should.

  7. I think I only watched episode 1 of PLL but I see so many people tweet about the show on twitter, it makes me want to watch it! Love the outfit in the last photo - I'm definitely going to check her blog out!


  8. I want everything you showed from Asos. Ina can do no wrong, and that last outfit is killer! Great post.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  9. Wow great post, love the outfit and the clothes from Asos! x

  10. I really love that striped skirt! That pasta looks so delicious! I missed a bunch of episodes of PLL, but now I want to get back to watching it!

  11. I love your ASOS picks! I'm really trying to avoid the sales right now, but it's tough when there's so much cute stuff.

    Also, that pasta is drool-worthy! I'm hungry right now, and I wish I could take a bite!


    Something About That

  12. Great 5 ones! Omg I hope you get that coat you want, so cool! And Shini looks amazing, she always rocks her outfits so well! She's so lovely as well, super nice and friendly which obvs makes her one of my fav as well ;)


  13. isn't shini amazing? obviously her photos are incredible but i love her copy as well, she's super funny and has so much personality. i've not tried the simple micellar water but the garnier one is pretty good if you're after a cheaper alternative to bioderma. to be honest i do prefer bioderma and i find it slightly more gentle than the garnier one but it is super expensive in comparison. i've got quite a stockpile of bioderma at the moment though so luckily i don't need to worry about buying any for a while!

    jessica -

  14. Love the last outfit. Too cute. Did I ever mention that pasta is my number one weakness? That penne look so good.

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

  15. I say go for the's gorgeous and I have no doubt you'd get your use out of it! That last outfit is perfect....those boots!

    Clothes & Quotes

  16. I love the striped pleated Asos skirt! Gotta go for that one :)

    pumps and push-ups

  17. Man, Asos has the best coats! I bought a leopard faux fur one las year on sale and it was the best decision ever;)

  18. Oh that title neck is awesome and Shini always always looks so damn awesome.

  19. Agree 100% about Shini. I really appreciate it when bloggers are able to inject some wit and voice into their writing. I actually have heard good things about both the garnier and l'oreal micellar waters but unfortunately they aren't sold in the US :(

  20. I always have such a hard time shopping from Asos because I don't have to patience to sift through it. But the pieces you pulled out look so nice! LOVE that sweater!

  21. cool post, Mili! I love the versatility here.
    1. that pasta dish looks super delicious! yum!
    2. that outfit you like - I like it too! it's so simple but those textures and patterns are just perfect together. and the lip colour is gorgeous too.
    3. oh and that striped midi skirt - love it love it love it! I have some midi skirts too and this spring I MUST start wearing them! so thanks for the reminder.

    Part of me

  22. ASOS is such a serious problem for me- I love that site! Sales like this are my jam. :)


  23. PLL I don't think I've heard of that theory. Then again, I don't really get into those fan theories, not with PLL anyway. TWD and GOT oh yeah, I fan girl and speculate like no ones business. But I do think Jason plays a big part in all this, I would even stretch and say he is A. JAY-son. A. I don't know, something about his character...


  24. Love how you're trying to be a smarter shopper this 2015. Same here!

  25. shini is one of my fave bloggers too. she's got such an incredible eye! i have that same blue coat sitting in my cart too - haha! still haven't checked out, only because it's summer here and i might be jumping the gun a little with winter purchases...


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