The summer colour that makes it pop

Who would have thought that I will go crazy over a colour that demands this much attention? It slowly became my favourite summer colour to wear and not only because the dress was made in Romania even though it’s Asos. Yep, another one! The first one I came across was a satin skirt with blue dots from River Island.

And I almost stopped here, but in the meantime I wore 2 more yellow outfits. I wrote this intro more than a month ago and since than, as you might know if you read my last blog post, a few things have changed. So this was supposed to be a post about a collection of outfits, not just one, like I used to do. However, since I decided I made my own rules, I find it kind of boring to write about a yellow outfit so I will tell you a story instead. Scroll to the end of the post if you are only interested in the outfits, though.

This is a story about how I failed to tell my girlfriends that I proposed to Paul. How ironic is it that one of the things that brings me most pleasure in life – writing (and reading for that matter) is also one of the ones I am sometimes terrible at? This is no modesty speaking, I promise!

I don’t seem to have a problem with longer texts, but I am rubbish at conveying short messages. Looking back at how I chose my words when I meant to tell my friends that I proposed to Paul – and that he said yes – I can see there was definitely a better route to choose. I went for the absolute truth…but we are not the most conventional people/ couple if you couldn’t tell already from the fact that I proposed.

Let’s just say that I did not choose the “do you want to be my husband? Yes or no” (gun at the temple- just kidding). I asked him if we wanted to join me on this journey that life is and a lot of other romantic blabber and took the ring out. So this is literally what I told my friends. The “join me on this journey” part…confusing much? We are still laughing about it…possibly in yellow outfits that I will mention again because my SEO seems to like it if I use the key word more often than absolutely necessary for any human being to notice it.

For more pictures of the promised yellow outfits, scroll down:)

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This is the made in Romania Asos dress
DRESS – Asos
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DRESS – Liquorice
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JUMPSUIT – Asos
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ASOS | Made in Kenya

I’ve been reluctant to writing about this Made in Kenya¬†collaboration because I thought it’s not my place to. I’ve never been to Kenya, I can’t assume I’m familiar with the local community’s difficulties, but then I couldn’t take the subject out of my mind either. At the end of the day, the purpose of this blog is to write about what I am passionate about.

I am a big Asos fan (and customer – oups!) so at the end of the day, if my purchase is indeed creating more jobs, I am even happier to make it and tell you all about this collection too.

It’s the ninth year when ASOS has the Made in Kenya collection and this time they’ve teemed up with brother and sister duo 2ManySiblings, radio presenter Julie Adenuga and model Leomie Anderson to bring us a ton of floral, fruity and abstract prints.

The clothes in this collection are made in Kenyan factories which offer a fairly paid wage, training and safe employment for the local community. In short, it created jobs where these are lacking, and more importantly quality jobs. We’ve all heard the horror stories, but just like you maybe, I haven’t seen with my own eyes if these horrible things do happen. Although, if they do happen and I can make a change while treating myself to some new clothes, I am more than happy to do it.

A part of  the Made in Kenya collection is already  available on the Asos site and the rest will be launching in August. Another exciting part this year is that they introduced a selection of menswear. You can find really easy to wear pieces. There is something for those who are not shy from colour and then something for those who are. I was in the mood for colour so I went for this bright yellow jumpsuit that is also handmade.

I’ve always been a fan of Asos with their huge selection when it comes to brands, designs and pricing. As mentioned in a previous post why there in the UK, we need that next day delivery. I’ve signed up for it a while ago and I don’t regret it at all. I also really appreciate the fact that they encourage you to try the clothes one, at home, at your own pace and with access to your wardrobe. We’ve all been guilty of buying almost the same thing over and over again so this is a good, comfortable way to double-check against your own collection.

Have your heard of Asos X Made in Kenya before? The collection really caught my eye with the bold colours and fun patterns and I can’t wait for the release in August. Now all we need is for the¬† weather to let us wear these beauties!

made in kenya | miss casual

made in kenya | miss casual

made in kenya | miss casual

made in kenya | miss casual

made in kenya | miss casual

made in kenya | miss casual

made in kenya | miss casual

made in kenya | miss casual

made in kenya | miss casual

made in kenya | miss casual

made in kenya | miss casual

made in kenya | miss casual

made in kenya | miss casual

ASOS – Made in Kenya collection

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