Twitter Is Having a Field Day With ASOS’s New Dinosaur Tails
We’ve come to accept a lot of oddities in the name of fashion: Just check out these 20 WTF looks from VMAS past for proof. But ASOS may have taken things just a bittttt too far with their latest: strap-on Tell Tails Shinosaur dinosaur ($40) and fox, cat, wolf and leopard tails ($32 each).
A stuffed velvet attachment piece with a strap-on belt and a clasp closure, the tail goes beyond any Google fashion trend we’ve seen this year, and needless to say, Twitter had a field day with the product. Suggested to shoppers through a targeted ad on Facebook, the tail had ASOS customers steadily bringing the laughs. The joke’s on us in the end, however: The originally pictured black tail sold out, and we’ve got a sneaking suspicion the other tails will, too! Find some of our favorite responses below.
— Kimkimini (@Kimberleymakado) August 28, 2016
1. @Kimberleymakado: Kimkimini helped ASOS spread the word with this helpful PSA.
— Jenny (@scarlet_thistle) August 27, 2016
2. @scarlet_thistle: Jenny felt a little left out of the loop.
— Jenny Rogerson (@jenrog1) August 27, 2016
3. @jenrog1: Jenny was on board, if only she could just find the right occasion! After all, what’s a ball gown without a ball, areweright?
— ginger spice (@AmyGoacher) August 26, 2016
4. @amygoacher: Ginger Spice was polite as could be in regretfully voicing her decline.
ASOS obviously knows me too well. "Here's a giant dragon tail we thought you'd like. And a pair of Nikes." pic.twitter.com/XnhYIsdkzG
— Ryan Barrell (@RyanBarrell) August 28, 2016
5. @RyanBarrell: Ryan marveled at the sheer accuracy of targeted marketing these days.
— VH (@vanessalheslop) August 25, 2016
6. @vanessalheslop: Vanessa finally got the answer fashion blogs couldn’t give her.
— Jonathan Holmes (@jHo1987) August 24, 2016
7. @jHo1987: We totally do, Jonathan. We totally do.
By far, the best tweet of all, however, came from ASOS themselves, who had a snappy comeback to Beth Turner’s question of “WTF you doing pal?”
@BethTurner20 Everybody needs a dino tail every now and then 🙋
— ASOS Here to Help (@ASOS_HeretoHelp) August 23, 2016
Fair enough, ASOS. Fair enough.
What do you think of ASOS’s new product line? Share over @BritandCo!
(h/t Metro, photos via ASOS)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!