Win a $50 ASOS Gift Card! Meow! (Closed)

So today is national Hug a Kitty Day, and we’re celebrating by throwing a super fun giveaway with ASOS! Think of it as us hugging you, little kitties: one lucky mouser will win a $50 ASOS gift card! All you have to do is comment below and you’re entered! Winner will be picked on Monday, June 9th (randomly, of course!) Time to start daydreaming how you’ll spend that sweet money by shopping now!

And if you aren’t familiar with ASOS, they are a lovely shop filled to the brim with the most darling… well… everything! I think the thing that strikes me the most is they have a huge selection for all kinds of body types, whether you’re pregnant or petite or curvy or tall or… you get the idea. We went through and picked out our favorite dresses from their shop, and (BONUS!) all these lovely little numbers are under $50(ish).

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1.  ASOS Midi Bandeau Sun Dress

2. Lira Tank Dress with Cat Print

3.  ASOS Curve Swing Dress in Festival Print

4. Glamorous Petite Shift Dress with Contrast Collar

5. ASOS Skater Dress in Acid Wash

6. River Island Chelsea Girl Midi Dress

7. John Zack Shift Dress in Polka Dot

8. ASOS Skater Dress in Texture with Bow Front

9. ASOS Body Con Dress in Mystical Cat Print

 

Which one will you buy when you win?

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Update 6/9/14 Thanks everyone for entering! We chose a winner via the Random Number Generator:

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Congrats to Cristina! I’ll email you details!

A bit of nostalgia

I love clothes that I can still remember the day I bought them. This dress is the best dress and I’ve had it for years. One summer I wore it so much my mother exclaimed, “Do you own any other clothes?!” But I just love it! I was with my bff Mindy, super hungover after St. Patty’s Day in St. Louis, and we were shopping in the Galleria at Urban Outfitters. I was feeling TERRIBLE and Mindy grabs this very dress and says, “You should try this on, it will look great on you.” I was doubtful, mainly because I felt like I was lacking the necessary skills to take off my clothes without getting dizzy. Kitties: the sky parted that day. When I put this dress on, my hangover vanished and I gaped in the mirror. The stripes! The cute open back (sorry, you can’t see it)! The little gold buttons! Even today, about 5 years later, I slipped it on and felt instantly better about every little thing there is.

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What do you start with when putting together an outfit? Usually I’m normal and start with the main piece, like this dress, but today I started with this belt. I’ve been on the hunt for thicker belts since I have so many skinny ones, and lo and behold this one I uncovered in my own belt drawer. Win win!

Outfit details: earrings :: Urban Outfitters (old) | best dress ever :: Urban Outfitters (SO old!) | gold cardigan :: Charlotte Russe (you guessed it: old as can be!) | belt :: thrifted | shoes :: Seychelles (sadly the plum color is gone) | clutch :: Vitae Design Collective 

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Favorites: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We here at HPK are ready to dress up for the fabulous feast (no sweatpants here!) and have selected a couple of pretty outfits for the big event:fall-thanksgiving-favorites-2013

JESSI:

1) Plaid + Fall = perfection
Director’s Cute Dress :: Modcloth

2) Grab this cape for when you’re feeling fancy, and for when it’s not too chilly out
Tweed Leather Look Piped Cape :: Dorothy Perkins

3) Love this unique gold accent
Feeling Fancy Necklace :: Modcloth

4) ASOS is killing it with their tights selection!
Wolford Carre Square Dot Tights :: ASOS

5) Who doesn’t love a classic black bootie?
Boulevard Bootie by Chelsea Crew :: Ruche

MARLENA:

6) I’m such a sucker for a bow
The Pennsylvania Polka Dress in Floral :: Modcloth

7) It might say its butterflies, but they look like precious little bows to me.
Butterfly Print Bolero :: MANGO

8) I’m feeling 12 again
You Have My Heart Clutch :: Go Jane

9) This can be worn with literally every outfit you own. Aaaand it’s $6.
Classic Bow Cuff :: Forever 21

10) Nothing says fancy to me like pretty fake pearls!
Regal Faux Peral Cuff :: Forever 21

11) As Jessi stated above, ASOS is on top of it in the tights department!
Floral Over-the-Knee Tights :: ASOS

12) Obsessed. I thought I’d be over chevron by now, but am totally not.
High Hopes Wedges :: Seychelles

Well we hope we’ve inspired you to break out a pretty dress for tomorrow’s big event!

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P.S. Don’t forget about our giveaway, going on strong until Monday! xoxo

Favorites: Strapless Dresses

Hi Pretty Kitties! Marlena here. So back when Jessi and I were in college, we didn’t have the refreshing luxury of air conditioning. I remember one summer when Jessi was living in Iowa City, our roommate Mindy and I spent our super hot August days either sitting in our weird, dingy basement with a 30 pack of high life or going to the movies where it’s always cold, no matter the season. During those sweaty times it’s also nice to wear as little clothing as possible, and that’s where the strapless dress comes parading in! Jessi and I have rounded up some lovely little numbers just for you. Stay cool out there!

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1. Mint! Enough said.
Mint Cute Dress :: Modcloth

2. The cut and pattern are to die for!
Sparkle & Fade Lattice Waist Strapless Dress :: Urban Outfitters

3. This is part of their Archival Collection. So glad they brought it back!
Striped Dress :: Anthropologie

4. You know we can’t resist bows.
Cute the Breeze Strapless Dress :: Lulu’s

5. Perfect for the classy broad.
Backstage Jitters Dress :: Modcloth

6. Those buttons! That fun color! We’re in.
First Classy Dress :: Modcloth

7. Loving the subtle triangle pattern. So dainty!
Stained Glass Strapless Dress :: Urban Outfitters

8. This color blocking is the purrrrfect way to round out the end of summer.
Striped Strapless Flare Dress :: Loft

9. Super cute and custom made for you!
Polka dot strapless dress :: Bourgebride via Etsy

10. Love this pattern!
Summer in Barlette Maxi Dress :: Ruche

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Super Saturday Favorites: Cutout Dresses

Happy Saturday!

Cutout dresses are super springy and super adorable. Whether the cutout is featured on the back, front, or sleeves: we’re in. Let’s do this. We also chose some cute little accessories to match up with these little numbers. And here’s our roundup:

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Keep finding your inner sailor by adding a navy belt to this adorable bow-backed dress.
1. Fine and Candy Dress :: Modcloth
2. Woodland Skinny Belt :: Ruche

The cute piping and embroidered dots are so lovely, and matched up with these heart sunglasses the outfit is top notch!
3. Montreal I Hoped For Dress :: Modcloth
4. Hear of Glass Sunglasses :: Fred Flare

Show off that back, girly! What a nice dress for a day of hanging out in the sun. Don’t forget that hat!
5. Blue Dot Open Backed Dress :: Dorothy Perkins
6. Go With the Ebb and Flow Hat :: Modcloth

We are digging the front triangle cutout, and this one is such a pretty color. Put a patterned bow in your hair and you’re all set.
7. Sleeveless Cutout Dress :: Forever 21
8. California Select Original Bow Hair Clip :: American Apparel

It’s a HEART. C’mon, of course we love it. Did you see the heart cutout on Project Runway? Loved it there, too.
9. Heart Cutout Back Dress :: Urban Outfitters
10. Florence Cross Body Bag :: Fred Flare

That subtle cut-out sleeve and that crazy print deserve this gorgeous wedge.
11. Cut Out Sleeve Dress :: ASOS
12. Common Ground Wedge :: Seychelles

Hope you found some inspiration with all these cutout dresses! Have a lovely weekend, J&M

Psssst… did you see Jessi’s cutout dress from about a week ago? Too cute!