Monday, March 14, 2011

OOTD: All Decked Out In Denim

I've been loving a lot of denim lately and even managed to remix! In fact, I didn't realize how much denim I've worn till I looked back at my outfits taken on my camera. Here are 3 separate sets of outfits over the weekend!

Review of the ASOS Curve Stitch Pleat Panel Peg Leg Jeans:

I have already worn this pair of jeans thrice ever since receiving it in the mail recently. May I just say it is one of the best acquisitions ever for a bottom from ASOS Curve? It is super comfortable and unlike my skinny jeans, it doesn't cling to the skin (I can scratch the itch! Have you ever felt irritated because you can't get to the itchy bit when you are well clung by the skinny jeans?) and I can literally wear this everywhere. It is the one thing I would turn to religiously - to go to a cold movie theatre, to wear on a lazy day out, to do tomboyish actions, to dress down in for work. I know it is supposed to be some kind of a three quarters, as seen from the ASOS Curve model but let's face it, not everyone of us are equipped with a model's height so I am happy to let it remain as a pair of full length jeans. The pockets are big and can contain a ton. Usually when I go out for lunch, I have to have my wallet, my tissue, my cards etc and these pockets carry all!

Bowdicts for ASOS Curve Stitch Pleat Panel Peg Leg Jeans:

A well-deserved 5 bows! Well-done! Okay I am pretty positive that I can do a size down as it is super roomy but having it at the size I ordered, it kinda looks slouchy and I don't care if I look a bit stumpy. The comfort makes it all worthwhile! You can see me wearing them on 2 separate occasions in the pictures above. The black lace blouse is from Miss Selfridge and is a size 16. I can fit very rarely into smaller sizes but if you search carefully and not be daunted by the size tag, there are always room for pleasant surprises!

Lace Blouse: Miss Selfridge
Peg Leg Jeans: ASOS Curve
Ring: Diva for Miss Selfridge
Leopard print Loafers: Pazzion
Polka Dot Blazer: River Island (also seen here)
Pink Tank Top: New Look
Sling Bag: Pull and Bear
Velvet Flats: Melissa

Here, I am wearing my Dorothy Perkins Super Skinny Jeans (also seen here) - another pair that I positive adore because I feel it looks good on me and makes my thunder thighs and legs appear slimmer. It is comfortable enough but not nearly as much as the ones from ASOS Curve. Still these jeans make very regular appearances on days when I want to look sharp (and not slouchy).

I also want to make a special mention to my waffle ring, made by the lovely Georgina and purchased by amonkeyfashionista for a giveaway that I've won. Sweet chattermonkey sent me a package chocked full of cute little goodies from dollymixx, a beautiful snow white snood and a Joe Brown's blouse. A big hug to her!

Super Skinny Jeans: Dorothy Perkins
Blue Tank Top: New Look
Cardigan: Forever21+
Necklace: The defunct 'Addict' store from Far East Plaza
Shoes: Crocs (from the Boy)
Waffle Ring: Courtesy of amonkeyfashionista

The denim biker jacket made a comeback (last seen here). It looks like I have a penchant for mixing ditsy floral prints with the denim biker jacket. I know it looks like I seldom remix but here's proof that I totally do. 3 remixes just over the weekend. I'm thrilled because it means I am exercising more of my wardrobe! And if you think the last 2 set of pictures look odd and my boobs appear giant (no, it's not a weekend boob job), that's because I was toying around with my fisheye lens :)

Denim Biker Jacket: ZoZe from Bangkok
Floral Dress: New Look

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Blogger JazmineKariss said...

Super adorable! and they look sooo comfy!
btw Im going absolutely crazy over that polka dotted blazer
*green with envy!*:)

March 14, 2011 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger Katrin said...

I don't know why I suddenly become so obsessed with pants, but you definitely make me want this pair of denim so MUCH! Paired with the black lace top they look really fab.
Also this teeth necklace is LOVE...I think I would like to come over and steal your accessories box ;D

March 14, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Mode Plus said...

Wow, we get bonus reviews today. I don't know if I told u but your reviews are helpful 2 me. I get to see and read about the possibiliteis before purchasing. Have u found someone that can help u out with Inclusive. If not? I'm willing 2 help u where I can. Just let me know. Enjoy your week :D

March 14, 2011 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger The Merry Traveller said...

JazmineKariss: Yes I know. I love the blazer so much too and I am very thrilled to find it and be able to actually fit into it (it's a size 16)!

Katrin: Maybe because ASOS Curve has been coming up with so many droolworthy pants and jeans! I think this pair of denim is very overlooked because it really doesn't look very spectacular on the site but I'm really glad I hook myself up with one. I like it so much that I might buy a backup in case this one dies because of chubrub. I wore it to work, to an overcrowded IT fair and to a horror show and I love love love the comfort level they provide.

Mode Plus: Oh I am so glad. I know I like reading up reviews before I spend my money and I am so glad that I am able to help girls like you and me decide especially on sizing! No I haven't had any luck with Inclusive yet. The sizing seems so strange!

March 14, 2011 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Rosie said...

wowwww, some awesome outfits!
i like the look of the rollup jeans, they look really comfy :)
and i love your tooth necklace! :D

Rosie xo

March 14, 2011 at 6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these are some adorable outfits! i love denim... i live in it, so i like it when other bloggers use it! p.s. the tooth necklace is amazing!

March 14, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh love these looks! :D You look great, yayyy for denim :D

March 14, 2011 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger aroselikethis said...

you look super cute as always and those asos curve jeans look really comfy!

were they true to size cause i always feel asos curve trousers run a little big :) xx

March 14, 2011 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger REBEQUITA ROSE : Rebequita Rose´s XL Fashion Blog (In English and Español) said...

I really love that first outfit, with the ace top! You have a LOVELY figure!


March 14, 2011 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger The Merry Traveller said...

Thanks Rosie and Closet Fashionista!

Jill: I'm so going to live in these comfy jeans more often! The challenge of wearing denim is how to keep them from looking too casual and bring a little oomph to the outfit!

aroselikethis: I never buy true to size. I always buy one size smaller than what I should be from the size guide. For example, I buy the size that the waist is smaller by 3 inches and still they usually run too big but I am the paranoid kind. I'll rather it be big than to be too snug. I hate overly snug clothing and I feel uncomfortable all day long. Usually even though I got the bottoms which are 3 inches less than what my waist really is, they still are too big so I take them in an inch or two by some casual sewing. The waist of these jeans are very perfect but the hips part are too roomy, hence the slouchy look. I can definitely go a size down but I'm still thinking if I should if I want to buy a backup.

Rebequita Rose: You are so kind! No one says I have a lovely figure ever hehehe. I hate my tummy but if it's there, just got to live with it!

March 14, 2011 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Savonne said...

First, let me say how good those peg leg jeans look on you and the lace top with it makes the outfit look fun. Loving the animal print flats too.

March 14, 2011 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger alana said...


March 14, 2011 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger laura said...

Dee!! What a delightful surprise to see you in jeans! You are my dress-rockin hero, but now you are also my denim-rockin hero! :) and those SWEET accessories are to die for! I love that waffle with the pad of butter :)

March 14, 2011 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

You are so cute!

I love the Asos jeans on you! What's the rise like? I am so tempted by them, but I HATE low rise with a passion!

March 14, 2011 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger The Merry Traveller said...

Thanks Savonne and alana!

Laura: Aww really, I am your dress-rocking hero? *blush* Thank you! I like jeans but they are none too practical for the warm weather here till I found these *swoon*

Elizabeth: Worry not! These cover my butts well and truly! That's why they ace!

March 14, 2011 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Artfully Awear said...

You look so cute! My favorite outfit is the floral dress and biker jacket, but I love those asos jeans.

March 14, 2011 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

GAH!!! You look sooooo adorable! I love, Love, LOVE all these outfits and it gives me inspiration to try to dress up my jeans as well! :D

Plus, HELLO! Your accessories are just too cute! I want to raid your jewelry box! XD haha

-Christina <3

March 15, 2011 at 1:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE your first outfit! You look fab! Those jeans are amazing too!! I may have to buy a pair! How was the sizing?

March 15, 2011 at 2:53 AM  
Blogger Franceta said...

I'm pretty much in love with you and your style. You're so versatile it hurts!

March 15, 2011 at 3:33 AM  
Blogger IcedGem said...

Love the first pair of jeans, they are so cute, and you've styled them really nicely with the simple top.

Also I love the denim jacket too, and your photography skills are great!


March 15, 2011 at 5:03 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Love the lace blouse with the jeans in the first look. Cool, funky and fresh. Your floral dress is just too cute, as well. You have the best accessories! How many times have I told you that? Well, I'll keep sayin' it cuz it's still soo soo true!

March 15, 2011 at 7:46 AM  
Anonymous Bella said...

You look great in all of these outfits but my favorite is the first one. You look so darn cute! I love that black lace sleeved shirt on you! And those flats are incredibly sassy! And that ring! I want it! I really, really do! You dress the way I want to dress. Do you know that? :) Lets do this, you wear my pajama pants, and I'll wear your clothes for a week? Deal?

March 15, 2011 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Jeniese said...

You look so cute! Can you mail me those loafers! thanks! LOL! Love all the denim!

March 15, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

All these looks are so cute! Love the denim jacket and jeans :)

March 15, 2011 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger The Merry Traveller said...

Artfully Awear: I think I am more in awe of what you wear and how you can always relate it to art!

Christina: I think dressing up jeans is a challenge. I should hold a contest for that! Hehe.

monkey: roomy on the hips since it's peg. I'll say it's true to size. I bought 3 inches smaller than what my waist is and it fits well.

Franceta: Now as i do you, i also think you can change like a nymph. In a good way!

IcedGem, Jeniese, Adrienne: Thanks girls. No Jeniese, you may not have my loafers! I love them!

Bella: Maybe it's a worthy challenge to dress up pajamas pants! Hmmmm a theme on how to make you rock in your pajamas pants?

Vannessa: But you are the one with all the cheap, chic and colourful goodies!

March 15, 2011 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger DaniellaBella said...

The jeans look comfy and stylish and that tooth necklace is CUTE!

March 15, 2011 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger מיכל שטרן said...

I actually don't like the asos jeans. It looks so unfitted on you.
The biker jacket tough, is amazing. I love the washed color of it!

In addition, the lace top on the first picture is ADORABLE! love :)

March 15, 2011 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Gazel M. said...

Love all the denim. So cute. :D

March 15, 2011 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Miria said...

the lace blouse is so lovely!! *____*

March 16, 2011 at 1:21 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

The first pair of jeans look so wonderful!! The perfect slouch and color. I can see what you mean about being completely different from wearing skinny jeans. Also, I've had that can't-scratch-the-itch moment. haha

The other two outfits go to show that you have probably the best collection of quirky jewelry. I'm quite jealous!

Overall these are four good looking outfits! :)

March 16, 2011 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger dc said...

Love it all! Especially the lace top and the flowered dress is adorable! You are pretty as always!

March 16, 2011 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger thomessa said...

This is a really great post! All the outfits look phenomenal and that fisheye lens is amazing! That black top is so pretty! & that floral dress paired with the biker jacket was genius, I really love stuff paired like that! :) Loving the new layout!

March 16, 2011 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger ThriftyMomma said...

Loving the Black Lace blouse! And the navy outfit with the tooth necklace and perhaps myf favorite last picture the floral dress. Your accessories are beyond amazing! I need to be more creative! Pretty and edgy as always, still loving your style :)

March 16, 2011 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Le blog de Letilor said...

Hello dear, so much pretty outfits !Love the first black lace top and also the blue !

ps: Is it normal that your blog is on the right and not in the middle of my screen ? (I use firefox).

March 16, 2011 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger StephanieDJL said...

Those's like they were made for you! I love them.

March 18, 2011 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger nataya said...

Nice blog! I like the way you dress. Beautiful

March 19, 2011 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Natalie Mulford said...

I;m not a big fan of denim, you'll hardly ever see me wearing it, but you make me want to change my mind! You style it so well!

March 19, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I buy those jeans but I took it too wide so I'm disappointed because it does not give the same effect. I love this combination of lace with denim. You look great as always

March 19, 2011 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

I love that black lace top! So cute! Denim will never ever go out of style! :)

   ♥ Teresa ♥
- Pretty Dandy -

March 20, 2011 at 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww You are rocking that denim!! I absolutely love the first outfit. Very rocker chic :) Love your blog!

March 21, 2011 at 12:03 AM  

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