Wednesday, February 9, 2011

OOTD: Sick Girl's Diary

I'm technically bluffing.

The outfit I am showing today was from yesterday and I have another outfit from a few days ago that I have yet shown when I first got my bangs but I was eager to get my verdict on the ASOS Curve Soft Frill Belted Dress out before I forget what I want to say about it and my bangs looked so horrible in the other photos. Pardon my pale look, I was pretty down with flu, fever, cough and bodyache but I had to go back to work to take care of some stuff. To make up for my lack in spirit, I whisked out a cute dress and was very grateful that I put on a warm cover because I felt cold the entire day.

I also wanted to gush about my necklace. You can't see it up close and personal because I forgot to take a picture of it but it was my singular, most expensive buy when I was in Paris in 2009. Later, I thought I lost it for good when I lost my luggage en route to Paris from Rome but the airlines found my luggage and redirected it back to me a month later and I was so happy to have it back in my life. The engraving on the necklace says "chaque baiser est un tremblement de terre". It is a quote from Lord Byron and means something like "every kiss is a tremble of the earth". Isn't it perfectly, wonderfully romantic and sappy?! In case you are interested, the necklace is from Sandrine Ziegler.

Verdict on the ASOS Curve Soft Frill Belted Dress:

I love the dress the moment I saw it. It is a gorgeous grey, it looks incredibly feminine with all the frills and the frills in turn, had a romantic notion that appealed to me. When the dress arrived, I was a little disappointed without even putting it on. Granted that I know that the dress is kind of chiffon-y and I expect it to be rather thin but the lining that was used on the inside feels like it is inferior and rather flimsy, something that I ,as a klutz, would rip apart. Fitting-wise, this dress is also a lot more snug and body-fitting. While I can say that I am able to fit into most of ASOS UK20 dresses but this is one dress that I am not confident of fitting myself into. Just as well that I got it in my usual UK22. Final verdict? This is a dress that is best bought during sales!

Bowdicts for the ASOS Curve Soft Frill Belted Dress:

Dress: ASOS Curve Soft Frill Belted Dress
Dusty Pink Sweater: Cotton On
Necklace: Sandrine Ziegler
Cross Ring: Diva
Black Gems Ring: M)Phosis
Shoes: ASOS
Belt: Marks and Spencer

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Blogger Pretty Penny Mae said...

You look sooo cute in this outfit! That's great that you got your necklace back, it is very nice! I hope you feel better soon!


February 9, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger evie said...

I love the dress and thing your hair looks really cute!

I really want that ring! Too cool!

February 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Bella said...

If it's any consolation, you look cute as can be! As far as I can see, this dress fits you nicely! If I understand you correctly, you normally get a 20 but this time you got a 22? I hope you feel better soon, hun! Lets see that necklace soon! :)

February 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger The Merry Traveller said...

Pretty Penny Mae: Aww thank you!

Evie: Yes just wait for the sales! That ring is available on ASOS in gold, silver and another colour. I just happened to find one in Singapore!

Bella: Normally I get size 22 from ASOS because I am afraid that I wouldn't fit in. I don't mind my dresses being a smudge too big IF they are just slightly too big. My theory is that I'll rather be able to wear them than not at all. Sometimes it backfires because ASOS is quite irregular with sizes so they can turn out too big. This size 22 is just nice but smaller than the other size 22s I've purchased in the past.

February 9, 2011 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger JazmineKariss said...

super cute!
and happy you got your necklace back it sounds absolutely beautiful!
Im a sucker for paris romance ahh!!:)

February 9, 2011 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Gazel M. said...

Why are you so adorable?
Love, love, love. You look awesome in purple my girl. :D


February 9, 2011 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger laura said...

ok. this dress? is gorgeous! and you look super gushingly pretty! and i hope that you feel better soon. being sick is icky. ♥

February 9, 2011 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger DaniellaBella said...

The dress! Oh it looks like it's just made for Swooning!

February 9, 2011 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

This dress is lovely! You are too cute.

February 9, 2011 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger mitten paws said...

i've wanted that dress since the moment i saw it. glad you said wait for a sale... because that is what i plan on doing!

February 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Jeniese said...

You look so pretty!!! I love the bangs too!!!

February 9, 2011 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Nnenna said...

First of all, you look so pretty in this dress! :D The phrase on your necklace sounds so lovely- aren't things just extra pretty when they're in French? :) Hope you're totally recovered from your sickness!

February 9, 2011 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger CurvyEveryday said...

You look beautiful. The dress and cardigan are terrific together. I love the new hair cut.
I'm so glad that necklace made it's way back to you. It was destined to be yours in the end.

February 9, 2011 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

The dress looks great! The cardi seems to match with it perfectly and the leopard print belt adds some lovely details to the whole outfit! Also, the heart necklace is cute - I always enjoy things with clever words on them :)

February 9, 2011 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Rosie said...

you look beautiful :)
i love the way you've put the entire outfit together, with the belt over the top, and the necklace looks pretty too!

February 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger aroselikethis said...

thank you for writing so nicely on my blog :) and i think your new hair looks lovely as does your outfit(but dont they always!)

and wow your up to 100 followers yours have grown much quicker than mine, i must be doing something wrong ;) haha


February 9, 2011 at 8:30 PM  
Blogger מיכל שטרן said...

Love the pink cardigan! sadly they don't sell online...

February 9, 2011 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Le blog de Letilor said...

The dress is beautiful, great on you ! Love asos curve clothes.

February 9, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Anonymous Allison said...

I love the colour combination here and the necklace is lovely - a great find :)

February 9, 2011 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

You look gorgeous! I adore this dress, but I am glad for your review too - I'll definitely wait for the sales ;)

February 9, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I LOVE this! I agree with Allison: the color combination (and the necklace) is lovely! Man, you REALLY have me wishing for spring now! Very glad that you got the necklace least it has a story to go with it now, right?

February 9, 2011 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger Ariana said...

I love the purple on purple, and the cross ring is awesome! Sucks that you're not completely satisifed with the dress, but it looks great!

February 9, 2011 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger The Merry Traveller said...

JazmineKariss & Nnenna: I am also a sucker for anything that has french in it even if it is just cliche words like "oui" or "je t'aime". When i had the money to go Europe, Paris was my first choice!

laura: Thank you! I feel slightly better but am still croaking a little.

Gazel and Ariana: The dress is actually grey but it falls a little under purplish grey I've to admit!

DaniellaBella & mitten paws & Elizabeth: I usually have good things to say about ASOS Curve and I still love them dearly but there is a lining sewn inside that is of inferior quality. It is easily stretched out of shape and torn if not careful. I feel that if they had provided a better lining, I would have given just about full marks for this.

aroselikethis: No I don't think you are doing anything wrong at all and you shouldn't think so. I do a fair bit of blog hopping since I am quite the online junkie. I'm just glad to find such a fabulous lot of bloggers in such a short time.

Ashley: Secretly I think you look like the Ice Princess with a background of snow .. I wonder how you look like when Spring arrives!

Everyone else: I think i just felt better after reading all your nice little comments because they made me smile :)

February 9, 2011 at 11:56 PM  
Blogger MIMA DEVILLE said...

cute look! I love ASOS :]

February 10, 2011 at 1:21 AM  
Blogger Asia said...

Pffft! you had the flu and still looked completely gorgeous! So unfair! You just can't be photographed poorly, you're too pretty. I like your bangs, honest! and that dress is super romantic looking. I'm sort of wishing I'd gotten it. You look totally fantastic! and I hope you're feeling better. Big hugs!

February 10, 2011 at 3:20 AM  
Blogger dc said...

I really love those colors! It suits you so well, this dress is perfect!

February 10, 2011 at 4:27 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

this dress is gorgeous, I love the panels on the front! I really want that ring, the ASOS one sold out in my size before I could buy it =(

Bow Dream Nation xx

February 10, 2011 at 6:31 AM  
Blogger Brittany said...

you really are so beautiful! I love that dress on you!

February 10, 2011 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger Kirstin Marie said...

Love this dress on you! I loved it on the website, but it's nice to see it on a real person. Your last photo is so cute!

February 10, 2011 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

I have been sick myself, just getting over the flu :( I love this dress, ASOS rules!


February 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

That dress is to die for!

February 10, 2011 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger liz said...

You look adorable, not sick at all! I love this muted color palette! Feel better soon!

February 10, 2011 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger alison said...

I love this dress, and ordered it last week! I can't wait for it to arrive, though I'm glad I ordered a larger size after reading your review. I think it will be part of my summer wedding wardrobe... Have you worn it with the included belt? Is it nice-looking?

February 10, 2011 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger archives said...

i am SUCH a sucker for ruffles! this dress is SO cute!!!! :D

February 11, 2011 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger Louise said...

I hope you get well soon honey. I can't believe how well you look whilst sick! Your dress is beauiful - ruffles are so pretty xx

February 11, 2011 at 5:25 AM  
Blogger ThriftyMomma said...

I don't think you could go wrong. You are so darn cute! I am in love with your CROSS RING, just fantastic! I hope you feel better soon but you've accomplished half the battle of looking adorable as always!

February 11, 2011 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I really like it! I think with the long cardigan I couldn't tell that it was too fitted for your liking. Also, I think your bangs look cute. Have you tried wearing them straight across instead of to the side? I feel like a lot of fatshion bloggers rock the long bangs look (Stephanie from le blog de big beauty come to mind). I also have the bangs. But I definitely sympathize with feeling like your hair looks bad, I had a couple of bad haircuts last year and it really, REALLY shook my self esteem.

February 11, 2011 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger TIBIT said...

you look lovely in that dress! I have been shopping alot from ASOS recently too (cant resist free shipping to singapore!)

February 11, 2011 at 11:43 PM  
OpenID theplussideofme said...

You look absolutely lovely, D! I really love the color combo of the cardigan and dress, and if you hadn't told me, I wouldn't have known that it was a bit snug. It's a very soft, feminine look (which is something I L-O-V-E!) and looks great on you. As for the bangs, I can empathize with you on that one. I, too, had my bangs cut thinking I would look great in them.. Not so much! I'm growing mine out as we speak. Great post --- oh and City Chic totally promoted you on their twitter.. Awesome!! (and well deserved!) :)

February 11, 2011 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger Anika said...

Darling D, you have this quality about you that gets me every time, you are so sweet, so beautiful! I love this outfit, the softness of the ruffles and the colour. J`adore <3

February 12, 2011 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger IcedGem said...

Great colour on you! love it xx

February 13, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger halloween.valentine said...

You made me love this dress! It actually looks really purple-y in your shots, but you said it was gray. I actually just started a new blog and I hope I stick to it: it's the halloweenvalentines one. (:

February 14, 2011 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger An Engineer's Closet said...

What beautiful color and detail on that dress. You look fabulous!

February 16, 2011 at 11:04 AM  
Anonymous The Bohemienne said...

What a pretty dress!

February 17, 2011 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger J. said...

Wow, you look so cute! I love the dress and cardigan. And I really like your blog, I just spent two hours reading all your posts hahaha :)

March 24, 2011 at 10:47 PM  

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