Monday, 30 June 2014

Bought & Thought

I don't know what happened to Bought & Thought last week, I missed it! I've not been keeping to my schedule as well as I'd like, but I'm not going to dwell on it. So, I bought these dresses a while back when I had a discount code. If you follow The Shoe Girl Diaries then you'll know I'm fond of the ASOS wiggle dress! I've bought them in every print and colour that has fitted (and sadly sent back several that didn't). As much as I love the style, one thing that I'd sometimes like to change is the longer length (it's just past mid-calf on me).  You have to consider which shoes to wear with it proportion-wise. So I was mega excited to see some 'mini' versions of the style. They looked really short on the model, but then the longer version looks shorter on them too (I'm not exactly model height), so I assumed they would be a little longer in real life. The middle and right in the photo below are the shorter lengths (sorry for the plastic, I excitedly took this photo when they were still in their bags).
The pink I've kept, the white I sent back. I loved the 'embroidered' look (it's actually not stitched, it's just printed), but it didn't feel right on me. I'm not sure if it was the lighter colour, but I was uncomfortable in it and had one of those "get it off, I can't breathe" moments! The pink one was better (though to be honest all clothes feel uncomfortable right now so it's hard to tell). The length is just above my knee (roughly the same as it looks on the model or maybe an inch lower), I'd have preferred on or slightly below my knee. I'm not sure I'd personally wear it bare legged as it might ride up a little, plus there's the split at the back, so it felt quite short. I was slightly disappointed-just a couple of inches lower and it would be perfect. However it's a nice alternative to my others.  The dress on the left is another slight modification on the original as it has a V-back rather than the high neckline. I'm completely head over heels with this one. It's a lighter crepe (the others are thick stretch cotton), the pattern is so lovely and it's got all the same qualities as the original.  Pockets too, love pockets! It had sold out and I luckily got one when they restocked, but it's gone again. I think I have another two or maybe three prints I haven't worn yet too, so I can't wait to get these on when I'm back to wearing clothes.  My motto is always "if you like it, buy it in every colour", so I'm living by that with this wiggle dress!  What do you think?

I like this quote (below), because I've had a lot of "what if" moments in my life, where I think if I'd done something differently it wouldn't have led to the 'bad' or 'wrong' path.  It's a bit like "every cloud has a silver lining", you just have to deal with having taken that route and find the good in it.  Sometimes it might seem like the wrong thing, but then something of worth comes out of it which wouldn't have happened otherwise.  It's there, if you look hard enough.  This is our thought for the week!  Can you think of an instance this has happened to you?   
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6 comments:

  1. It's a shame that you didn't have much luck with them. I think I'd have been disappointed that the "embroidered" one was actually a print. I've not bought from ASOS for a while now - there is one dress I'm after but I'll be waiting 'til it's in the sale.

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    1. I suspected it wasn't...it's pretty cool that it looks so 'real'. My asos saved list is growing all the time (although not always clothing), need another big discount code!

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  2. I can't wait to see you wear the one you like the most:) (all of them have such pretty prints!) I'm going on vacation tomorrow but when I get back I'm heading over to asos asap :)

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    1. I know, I feel like I've forgotten what I look like with makeup and painted nails, hair done and proper clothes on! Enjoy your hols!

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  3. Oooh, can't wait to see them in action!x

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