Saturday, 18 July 2015

Fashion Haul + Try On | ASOS, H&M, and NEW LOOK!


GOOD MORNING EVERYONE! YES, REALLY IT'S ANOTHER BLOG POST! WOOOOOO!!!

I have done haul posts in the past that featured one or two items of clothing but I don't think I've done a fashion dedicated haul post, and boy did I go all out for you all! I have only gone and try on and snapped some photos of myself in them, so stay tune if you wanna see lots of awkward posing!
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So I thought I'd go ahead and photograph the ASOS packaging, just so you can be apart of my haul journey from the beginning. Also because I surprised at how well things were packaged in this order, I didn't know the necklace came with a box, and bubble wrap, and in another plastic bag for extra protection?! New look top from ASOS came with a nice little hanger, and the shoes were brand spanking new (there were paper wrapping on the buckle)! But you will get a better look of what I bought in the photos below... I will also leave more photos and links of everything I bought at the end of the post!
New Look Crop Top (from ASOS) £12.99 £4.50 | ASOS FANCIFY Sandals £28.00 £19.50

Cute zip detail

Let's start off with something that I love! You may have saw a very similar shape crop top in one of my recent haul posts, and I loved that top so much that I decided to purchase this one! It is pretty much exactly the same only the material, color/pattern is different. This is is very structured and a little difficult to put on and take off but once it's on, I feel great! I challenge you to try and not get make up on this when pulling it over your head, I failed this challenge but the make up is only on the inside of the neck so I'm not too bothered by it. I got this in a size 8, and then I realized that this is in the petite range, so I could maybe go a size up but I quite like this fit. I would wear them with these shorts if it is really extremely hot in London. Otherwise, high waisted shorts or jeans will look just fiiine too, it just so happen that these were the first pair of shorts I grabbed... Not like I needed another reason to justify a purchase but this top is just £4.50! I'd be crazy to not keep it, right?

I do like these sandals, you would be surprised how difficult it is to find a plain black pair of sandals that could potentially go with everything. The back straps on these are a little loose for me, and I was debating cutting them off and wearing these as slipper sandals but I couldn't bear the pain of cutting a brand new pair of nearly £20 shoes. I don't think I am in love with these sandals, so I have decided to send them back for an exchange. If it is meant to be, they will have my UK size 4 in stock, if not then I will just get my money back so it's a win win situation really. Watch me regret this decision when they send me the email that they ran out of stock!

ASOS Longline Mono Cami £22.00 £15.00
This top looked really great on the website... I thought it was going to be a chiffon type material but instead the material reminded me of those disposable/one use face cloths, you know the ones where they are compressed in to a cute shape, and you normally take them on holiday with you cause it's easy to transport?* Just me? Okay... Well let's just say the material wasn't great, it was very cheap in terms of looks and feel. I love the view from the side, however the front is, let's be honest.. not very flattering. So, I'm sorry ASOS but this will have to be returned.

* I don't take this type of cloth on holiday with me anymore but I think I did as a child...

Close up of material...

ASOS Oversized Scarf £14.00 £4.00 | NEW LOOK Silver Sliders £9.99
I have been craving an oversized scarf for a while now, since winter to be precise... but I never want to pay over £20 for a scarf, I'm not even sure if I would like to pay more than £10 to be honest, £4 is great. There are quite a few to choose from on ASOS but I went for this one. It's simple but has just enough detail on it to make it less boring and more of an edgy piece. I think this would be great for summer, when it's a little windy but you don't want to take a coat with you, this will keep your neck/boob area windproof, and if it does get too windy and a bit nippy, then you could easily turn this into a shawl.

These holographic sliders are the bomb! When I first saw them I was a bit unsure as to weather or not I should get them. I thought they might be too edgy or too hipstery, and was like oh my hipster days are behind me... but no, they weren't. I actually think that these are quite pretty and would easily add a bit of fun to any plain outfit. They seem to be quite comfy which is always a good sign. Just make sure you don't moisturize your feet before wearing them cause if you do, you are in for a slippery journey! As I learned the hard way...

ASOS Triangle Rosary Necklace £15.00 £4.50
Now, I didn't know I needed this necklace until I knew about it's existence! You know you're in the middle of summer, and it's so hot, you just wanna let your boobs (or lack of boobs) come out and enjoy the sun, so you put on a top with a low neckline... but something is kinda missing. THIS! THIS NECKLACE IS MISSING... Look how it just ties the outfit together. Throw on a leather jacket and you are complete! Again, for £4.50, you'd be a fool not to keep it...

NEW LOOK Black Leather Pointed Courts £34.99

Got to admit something here, I love heels but I am not a heel wearer. I only got these for work purposes, currently seeking a role as a receptionist/administrator and heels are sort of more professional looking. Makes me looks less like a child... hahaha. I love these, they are as comfy as heels can be, but look so gorgeous and sophisticated. Reasonably priced and bonus points for real leather too!
h&m Jersey Playsuit £7.99 £6.79
This playsuit is currently 15% on the website but (please don't hate me) I managed to swoop this up in the sale for £4! I don't know why it's not in the sale anymore but I am not complaining. I just think this is a great little piece to wear when it is excruciatingly HOT. We do tend to get a few weeks where it's so hot you can't breathe on the underground, and on those days, I rarely feels like wearing anything tight or long, or just anything... I can't walk around in my bikini so this is the next best thing. Also really love the colour too!

You may have noticed that I also bought a little notebook at the start of the post, I didn't take anymore photos of it simply because I have so many notebooks going on at the moment that I don't need a new one as of yet, so I'd like to keep it new and packaged until I need it! The notebook is by Happy Jackson! I have loved all things Happy Jackson from the moment I discovered them, the little notes and bright colors always puts big smile on my face. Their stuff are generally quite affordable, so when something like this goes on sale, my inner organizer just screams out BUY! and buy is what I did indeed. The little note on the front cover says 'GEMS OF INSIGHT AND INSPIRATION' and in little writing '(well...and shopping lists and stuff)' which is just perfect for me! I always try to be inspirational but then get distracted by shopping and stuff! LOVE IT!






I had so much fun putting this post together! I love watching haul videos on YouTube and I've seen a few of them trying their stuff on which makes it so much easier to picture the pieces as an outfit, which is what I was trying to achieve with this post. It makes so much more sense to try on the clothes to show you what they look like, there's definitely room for improvement (as always) but I hope you lovely readers enjoyed this post as much as I did putting it together.


Until next time,
Grace
x


24 comments:

  1. Love that crop top and the sandals! Totally something I would wear ;) hehehe
    Thanks for sharing cause now I've got a few more items to add to my wish list! Haha

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    Xoxo Jessy

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    1. Hello Jessy, I've been wearing the crop top out all the time, it's just so flattering! Haha it's so bad/good when reading other haul posts cause it just makes me want to spend all my money...

      Grace xx

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  2. I love the stripy shirt, but everything you bought was so cool!!!
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    1. Thank you Aiko, just love finding all these goodies on ASOS!

      Grace x

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  3. I really love the blue play suit! It's a lovely colour and looks like it would be easy to dress up and dress down!

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    1. That blue playsuit is amazing! They have other colours and I am tempted to purchase them all!

      Grace x

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  4. Nice post :)

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  5. Very well put together, it shows how tricky it can be buying things online but good that you found some items that you want to keep

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    1. Hello Suze, thank you for stopping by! Yes definitely, I like to go home and try on everything I buy before I make a final decision as to whether or not I'd like to keep everything for sure!

      Grace x

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    1. ME TOO! Crop tops are my fave!

      Grace x

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  7. Gorgeous haul! I love the stripey dress, it all looks amazing on you xx

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    1. Thank you Sophie, such kind words!

      Grace xx

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  8. I love the playsuit, the colour of it is gorgeous! Everything looks amazing on you! x

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    1. Hello Hannah, I 100% agree! The colour is what sold me too!

      Grace xx

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  9. I love when parcels arrive! So exciting, love the detail with the zip on the strip top! X

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    1. Me too! It's just like receiving a present haha sometimes I forget what I bought and it's like a surprise!

      Grace xx

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  10. The colour of that playsuit is amazing, so pretty! I like how you've sort of gone with a black and white theme! x http://www.coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh I didn't even realised that I went for a monochrome theme! But guess I did haha, don't worry, I assure you the rest of my wardrobe is quite colourful!

      Grace xx

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  11. Such cute things:)

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  12. I love Asos, they pack everything so well. Really love the colour of the jumpsuit, can`t believe you got it so cheap. Lucky girl!

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    1. oh me too! And 9 times out of 10 their photos are an accurate depiction of what is to come! Savvy shopping is the best kind of shopping ;)

      Grace xx

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