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It’s been a few years since I’ve bought from ASOS but I placed an order with them recently since they had a 20% code for Australia day and I absolutely loved one of the tee designs I saw! My plan this year was to stick with simple plain design items so they’re easy to mix and match but I guess that’s already fading away haha.

With the AUD dropping in value to the USD, I think ASOS is a good site to buy from since they constantly have sales and discount codes are readily available. They also usually have booths at Orientation events at universities at Sydney (I’ve seen them at USYD, UTS and UNSW) so drop by when you can coz they usually have freebies. Another option is to sign up to UNiDAYS, where you can always get 10% off full priced items and there’s load of other discounts available. I’m not sure whether it’s restricted to Australians only, all I remember is that you need a valid university email address.

I’m really happy with this order- the fit and quality isn’t too bad, especially considering the price. I got 3 items for $41.10 which I think is a bargain!

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Will probably edit & take better photos later, sorry for the rush;;
Order Info
  • 25th Jan – Placed order
  • 26th Jan – Order dispatched
  • 30th Jan – Received package

Since my order was over $40, I got their standard shipping rate for free and it’s pretty fast.

Items

The items I got in this order were the:

This is the tee that led me to order from ASOS again! With my previous order everything was too big, even though I followed their size chart and I ended up disappointed, so this time I sized down. I think I’m usually a size AU6, I usually always buy tees in unisex sizes so I’m not too sure what I actually am haha. I actually ordered in this AU4 since they were sold out of size 6 and 8 so I thought I’ll just yolo and give it a try since it’s ment to be loose and boxy anyways. I was surprised to see that size 4 is still baggy on me, I thought it’ll be a bit tighter but I think it’s a pretty good fit for the way it’s meant to look. I think it also doesn’t look too cropped on me but then I have a short torso :3seal

I’m really pleased with the thickness of the tee as well, I tend to find that white tees are usually slightly sheer but this isn’t. Also it’s 100% cotton so it’s nice and comfy. Also really loving the graphic on the tee since I thought it’s cute and sweet :chuuu

The other tee I got is from a Swedish brand called Monki. It’s my first time hearing of them but browsing through their store it looks like they’ve got affordable basic and trendy items. It reminds me of American Apparel. I like the look and vibe of their outfits so I’ll be keeping an eye out on them :shinyred

I mainly just got this since I was looking for something cheap, simple yet interesting – and who can say no to unicorns? Their smallest size was XS (size 8), so it fits me loosely but not too baggy and I tucked it in the photo above of me wearing it. It’s more sheer and slightly thinner than ASOS tee I got and it’s made from 100% organic cotton. I think it’s a nice to wear tucked in or out.

And last up are these demin shorts! They’re made from a cotton blend (69% Cotton, 26% Polyester, 3% Viscose, 2% Nylon) and it’s pretty much true to colour (camera found it hard to pic up on the colours soon). I got them in size AU6 and they fit nearly perfectly – they’re looser around my hips and thighs compared to the model, but it’s just due to my body shape. They’re comfy and I love the colour and for less than $10 I can’t complain that much :XD

If you’re looking to update your wardrobe with quick buys I really suggest looking at ASOS! I think one of the hardest things with online shopping is figuring out what size best fits, especially if it’s your first time buying from the store and don’t want to hassle dealing with returns. A nice feature ASOS is that you can “view catwalk” on the page which gives you a look to see how it fits on the model and can maybe help you decide if you want to size up or down.

Last year’s and this year’s Summer inspo is from ChokiChoki Girls! Aimed at teens and girls in their early twenties, it’s a magazine which centres around boyish but cute casual street style with makeup and seasonal hairstyles. It’s still pretty new, it launched in 2009 as a side magazine to ChokiChoki (which is aimed at males), and only started getting released monthly a bit more than a year ago I think.

One of the main reasons why I chose ChokiChoki, besides wanting to browse through a new magazine besides Popteen, was that it’s super easy to buy digitally through Fujisan. It’s very easy to view the magazines via a computer their app if you prefer reading it via a tablet or iPad. I prefer reading the physical version, but I don’t think it’s stocked locally here and it’ll probably cost three times the price so it’s more economical reading the digital version.

At first I was going to combine the July and August into one post but then I realised it might be too image heavy haha. I found that this issue focuses more on oufit coordination and makeup compared to the other issue so part 2 should be as interesting!

So first up, the July 2014 cover features Yohdi and Karin in 50s inspired outfits, aren’t they cute? I also love the colour and outfit coordination, it really screams Summer to me. Here are some behind the scene photos. The theme of this issue is about how to dress/style in certain ways to hide certain parts of your face and body if you’re not too confident about them or want give an illusion of a more slimmer look.


If you think your legs look too short, wear platform shoes to make your legs look longer!

If you’re anxious about your thighs looking thick, you should wear something with a wedge, simple flats and slip-ons aren’t flattering. If you don’t like your calves, it’s advised against wearing pumps and wedges, high cut sneakers are fine and I think if they have like straps around the ankles (not too sure on this one).

Style up with silhouette magic! An oversized tee and short shorts create a Y line and a loose top with high wasted shorts creates an X line.

If you want to get an I silhouette, pair up a logo tee with a tight skirt which has suspenders and an A line can be created by wearing a short length tops and a flare skirt that goes to the knees.

Here are some makeup scans! I love the colour of the blush she uses and her hairstyle is cute and simple.

This makeup section is about matching makeup to your hair colour. For a natural feeling, use light makeup.

When you make the eyeliner more bold, you can give off a more casual edgy look.


For light brown hair, you can look super cute in pink colour wakuwaku


With sunburnt cheeks, you can look like a west coast (?) girl. I just assume it’s like a beach look? haha.


If you have brown hair, you can look exotic with grey eyes! I’m not sure if it sounds weird but circle lenses have been the craze for the last 5 years and it’s still going strong. I think it’s fun to make your eyes pop with different colours!


Use a flashy colour to make your eyes pop! She used a bright blue eyeliner and blue mascara. I noticed that coloured mascara and eyebrow mascara were being sold but I’m not sure how popular that is :XD

If you want to see larger scans, please view this album!

Sorry for posting this up so late, I couldn’t figure out the way I wanted to format the post haha, the next part should be posted next or in Feb!