Jul 17, 2012

Dramality Debrief. ASOS Delivers.

Winter, could you continue channeling summer right through the rest of the year?  The vivid blue skies and patches of sun on the grass seem endless at the moment and I've been able to get out amongst it every day for what seems like forever.

The summery conditions have also been an agent of change for our weekly morning tea at work.  Suddenly biscuits and snack foods just didn't seem to cut it.  Even I saw the light.  The person who usually always brings something from the chocolate or chips food groups.   While we did feel virtuous snacking on fruits and vegetable crudités, I have a sneaking suspicion that we'll all be 'deserving' chocolate and baked goods next week....

Ironically, the one thing that didn't have me feeling summer this week was attempting to watch The Shire.  In the domain of 'dramality' television, we've been spoilt, haven't we?  Yes, The Hills and The Only Way Is Essex both kill brain cells but gee they looked so good doing it you never felt a thing until afterward.  After watching The Shire until the first ad break, I couldn't help but feel that it was the poor and somewhat clueless cousin of the others.  The one who wanted the wardrobe, the fake tan, the botox and the surgery but who didn't do due diligence before parting with their hard earned.

The girls of The Hills may have had more than their fair share of botox and plastic surgery but it never got to Bride of Frankenstein in a bikini proportions.  At least while The Hills was still filming.

Image from birkinwatcher.blogspot
Sure some of Heidi's arm candy was a bit ill advised (Spencer) but most of it was drool worthy.  Sometimes when it got too much to listen to the Speidi drama, I'd just tune out, sit back and play spot the covetable accessory framing Heidi's scenes.

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As you probably already know, I will always have a soft spot for LC and her flicked out eyeliner.  Besides coming across as unfazed by most things, she also managed to speak with a voice that doesn't grate cheese.

Amy Childs from The Only Way is Essex is guilty of excessive fake tan, too much eye makeup and performing extreme beautician procedures but she did it with charm and you couldn't help but laugh with her rather than at her.  She also had a likeable gay cousin who loved to ham it up for the camera and whose sexuality wasn't an 'issue' on the show.

Meanwhile, back to the reality of my own life.  I'm not going to even pretend I'm up to the level of 'minimalist' dressing as the girls on The Shire right now (or ever).  My order from ASOS arrived this morning, 2 working days after I'd placed it.  How's that for free shipping from an international site?

Image courtesy of www.asos.com
There were quite a few unglamorous and un-dramality items in my order like belly bands and maternity leggings but there were these maternity skinny pants.  Do you know what?  They look very presentable on your normal pregnant woman off the street.  And for $40.78!  I'm wearing mine to work tomorrow.  It's hump day, y'all!  And probably a sunny one at that.


  1. Oooh do you have a link to those skinny pants? Or are they maternity :( They look good!

    I'm surprised you were brave enough to watch the shire - after the first 2 ads we saw for it we thought it would be terrible. The ads being repeated over and over did nothing to change that perception, so didn't even bother watching it. Sounds like I did the right thing to ignore it after your bad review :)


  2. I too am a serious fan of The Hills and The Only Way is Essex!  Have you watched Made in Chelsea?  It is great and also from the UK.  I just couldn't watch The Shire the last night, although I must attempt, I did try.  I once used the Outnet UK and received the package 48hrs after I placed the order which was just amazing.   Thanks for reminding me about Asos, I haven't been on their website for ages xxxx

  3. Mica
    I've adjusted my post to include a link to the pants.  Unfortunately, these are a maternity style but they'll probably have a standard version for sale too.

    SSG xxx

  4. Thank you! I had to use google but I found them in the end - they didn't have a link to the regular version like they usually do. Added to cart for my next asos order :)

  5. Dare I admit love Housewives of Beverly HiIls and Big RichTexas. Didn't get to see The Shire but no doubt will watch the next episode. Like they say no such thing as bad publicity. 

  6. hahaha The Shire was disgusting!!! who are these people? I live close to The Shire and thought it was horrid!

  7. GC Real Estate GirlJuly 18, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Spot on assessment as always of The Shire, TOWIE and The Hills - I have an LC soft spot also :)

  8. I couldn't agree more about The Shire. I love a guilty, trashy TV pleasure as much as the next teenager (which I'm not), but there was no joy for me watching The Shire. There were no laughs... even during the segments which were obviously meant to "entertain" us by showing how ignorant the cast were. 

    Bravo, don't you DARE ever cancel the RHW franchises. 


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