Saturday, 1 December 2012

If you go down to the woods today.....

Ok, so finances as they are in the BeBe household I very rarely get to make purchases for myself nowadays most of our money goes on just living and any extra on Baby BeBe, which I guess makes me a crappy blogger as I rely on my existing wardrobe and those items that I am massively lucky to have sent to me..... SO you can imagine my excitement when I had a little spare bit of cash and managed to treat myself to a piece of clothing I was really excited about!

You might recall I've had a love/hate relationship with ASOS Curve, I love their clothes, I love the bold, trend led pieces, they never fail to bring out exciting plus size clothing, which in itself is still sadly a rarity, but what I hate about Curve is the random, sporadic sizing, how I can never seem to get it right when choosing the right size. Judging from their Facebook page this is something they are looking to improve on and have been holding fit days albeit for under 30's (apparently I'm too old to be fashionable)

So it was with great apprehension I made an order with ASOS, but for this particular item I was willing to take the risk. The item in question popped up on my Facebook feed, then a few of the blogging babes started talking about it too, I really had to have it.

I'm a complete sucker for a conversational print, and one with woodland animals? Hell I'm on board!

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I wore...

Woodland print peplum top - ASOS

Jeans - Simply Be (similar)

Leopard Print Brogues - ASOS (similar)

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Now I have to make an apology to the lovely Hanna at The Wardrobe Challenge. Only last week were we discussing our general dislike of peplums and how we'd never worn them, and then what do I go and do? Oops sorry Hanna ;)

Now to the technical stuff, the top itself is a thinnish jersey, with plenty of stretch in it. I ordered my usual 22, but in all honesty I could have easily sized down to a 20. The print is indeed adorable and as for the peplum style, well I do actually really like, I might invest in a few more but don't worry the blog won't be overrun with peplums, I promise!!

How have you found ASOS sizing, do you share my frustration or has it been ok for you?

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous outfit! you look great, I agree you could have sized down. I find ASOS sizing confusing and it's always a guessing game when I order x

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    1. Oh most definitely and it really it's me off, but I was willing to give it a try for this cute top! X x

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  2. OMG I love that top! How did I miss that one? I do love ASOS Curve but I agree the sizing can be unpredictable. I can usually solve most issues with a belt, but have had to shorten a few dresses which have been ridiculously long. It would even be great if they started a little smaller so I could size down when they come up too large. Let's hope it's sorted out!

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    1. Think it's only been on the site a few days, it is soo cute. Yeh it's so weird for sizing though! X x

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  3. I havent bought anything from ASOS curve, although I do like the look of some of their clothes. I couldnt really see the pattern on your pics, so I went onto their site to the zoom function and this is SO cute. I really dont like birds so bird obsessed print frenzy of recent years has left me cold, its lovely to see the woodland trend taking over.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Val
    xxx

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  4. Love that top, the print is gorgeous and it looks great on you. I'm def gonna have a look on the ASOS site but like others, I'm a bit nervous of the sizing!

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    1. Yes, unfortunately I think that puts a lot of people off, including me, it has to be something pretty special for me to order form them now! X x

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  5. Woodland animals really do it for me! This print is awesome.

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  6. I absolutely love this top! But I find ASOS sizing annoyingly inconsistent, too.

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Thank you for your comment, I love reading what everyone has to say! B x