Wednesday, 28 August 2013

ASOS Curve Haul

Hey Everyone

Today I'm going to share with you a little haul from ASOS.  I know that they've been working with a lot of bloggers in recent months but all of these were purchased my me from their ASOS Curve line.  This was actually my first time ordering from ASOS, aside from a very small order of 1 dress and a nail polish last summer.

I've got to say I was really impressed by the delivery service as the email updates from ASOS were really thorough and my order arrived less than 24 hours after I'd placed it which was just incredible.  The next day delivery was free because of the value of the order that I placed, as were returns.

Another great thing about ASOS is that they offer student discount so, needless to say, I am looking forward to becoming a masters student in September.  However if you're not a student, another way to get great discounts on ASOS, wherever you are in the world, is through this website.  Codesium provides an overview of all of the available discount codes for ASOS for all countries so no matter where you can in the world, you can grab a good bargain!  Now lets look at what I picked up...

This was quite a big order for me and I ordered some things, like the bottoms, in a few different sizes as I'd heard the sizing could be a little hit and miss.  Overall I found that the tops were small fitting, the dresses were true to size and the bottoms were a very generous fit.  From the outset I didn't intend to keep EVERYTHING I ordered mainly because I didn't want to spend that much and I didn't need that many new items but I wanted to try a lot of items that were a little out of my comfort zone to find a few new items to grace my closet.
ASOS Curve Tops
I ordered three tops to try from the Curve range and I really liked the quality of them all, especially for their low cost.  These were all great buys, particularly if you're on a budget.

The first item I ordered was the ASOS Curve Vest with Multicoloured Skull Print which was £9.50.  I really liked the print on this and I thought it would be a girlie take on a more rocky look.  When it arrived it just didn't suit my style but I did really like it.  I think this would look great with some denim shorts and some Converse.

The second top I bought was the ASOS Curve Woven Vest in Blush that was on sale for £9.50.  This one wasn't right for my shape as with it being woven it had no stretch in it so it didn't fit me properly because I'm so much smaller around my shoulders and bust than I am around my stomach.

The last item I bought was the ASOS Curve Exclusive Top With Woven Front In Flamingo Print that was on sale for £15.  This is the only top I'll be keeping and was my favourite out of all three.  This was a better fit than the other woven top as the back was stretchy so it was a much better fit.  I like that the back is lower than the front too.  The woven front of the top is very sheer and has a beautifully colourful flamingo print on it.  I think this will look great as a swimsuit cover up with a pair of shorts in the summer or tucked into a skater skirt with a pretty bra underneath.
ASOS Curve Dresses
I ended up keeping two out of the three dresses that I ordered and I can't wait to feature these in future outfit posts.  The first item I kept was the ASOS Curve Exclusive Skater Dress in Cheesecloth that I bought in Mint for £22 but it is also available in black and blue.  This is a very light weight dress that will be perfect for a summer holiday.  It has an elasticated waist and a wrap over v neck which I really like because it creates an effortless shape.  It is the kind of dress that you can just pop on and go.  I'll be wearing this with some tan accessories.

The second dress that I bought was the ASOS Curve Tribal Print Beach Dress which was £25.  This is the one that I'll be sending back, only because it didn't sit on me quite the same way as it did on the model online and it was a little too sheer for what I wanted to use it for which was for a summer holiday evening dress.  I'm going away early next year and I want to buy plenty of clothes now at the mid summer before the winter stock comes in because there wont be much choice when I go away.  I know that this is a beach dress so you expect it to be lighter than other dresses but I have worn similar dresses as actual dresses than just as cover ups in the past but unfortunately it couldn't be done with this one.  If you were looking for a pretty dress to cover up with at the beach then this would be a good option as the colours are so pretty and I love the tribal print.

The other dress that I decided to keep was the ASOS Curve Smock Dress in Floral and Paisley Border which was on sale at £21.  I cannot wait to share this with you in a WhatLauraWore outfit because it looks so much better on than it does in a photograph.  I'm going to wear this in quite a laid back style with some flat sandals and a cross body bag.
ASOS Curve Skirts
The first two skirts were inspired by my good friend Zoe as I'd been talking to her about skater skirts and saw her wearing the pansy one.  I've kept both the ASOS Curve Exclusive Skater Skirt in Jersey which I paid £9 in the sale (but it appears to have gone back up to £16!) and the ASOS Curve Skater Skirt in Pansy Print for £9.50.  I've worn the black skirt already in this post but I can say that both of them are a fantastic fit, a bit on the large side but I love how they look.  They feel really comfortable too.  The ASOS Curve Skater Skirt With Embroidery Print which was on sale for £10.50, was another skirt that I bought but I sent this one back as it was a little too thick for me as I wanted something a little more light weight.  The embroidery print on it was gorgeous though and I did like how it was quite structured.
ASOS Curve Leggings and Peg Leg Trousers
Finally the last items I bought were both keepers.  I needed some navy leggings for a future fancy dress project and the ASOS Curve Exclusive Legging in Navy for £10.00 fit the bill.  These were a generous fit and good quality.

Perhaps my favourite purchase of the whole order was the ASOS Curve Peg Trouser in Floral Print which were £22 and again inspired by my friend Zoe.  These are SO comfortable, colourful and really eye catching.  I've worn these with a black peplum top and I've worn them with a lime green top before and both looked fab.  I LOVE these and will be definitely buying more peg leg trousers from ASOS in future!
What are your favourite picks from ASOS?

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  1. Love the three skirts!
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  2. our polish asos is much more expensive :(

  3. Looks like you got some lovely things. I love the flamingo top and the mint dress! I've never bought clothes off ASOS before, only beauty products so I think I'll have to have a good look on there sometime and maybe make a sneaky order ;) xx


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