w.i.(wish i'd).w.t :: silly sizing strikes again

Thursday, 6 February 2014






shirt c/o oasap // skirt :: new look // cambridge satchel :: asos // shoes :: primark

so, i think it's fair to say i'll never be shopping with oasap again. i was honoured to be invited to join their fashion blogger program (my first mistake; i'm no fashion blogger!) a couple of months ago, and pick my first item to style. you might remember the acid blue wool dress i gave away last month because it didn't fit? well that should've been enough of a warning of what to expect; a size L that gaped my shoulders and hugged my hips. next was a pink winter coat (in size 'all' - what does that even mean?!) that i can't zip up - again because of my hips, and then the final straw; a pastel pink chunky necklace (that arrived in four pieces) and retro print shirt, again in a size L that i can't even get over my head.

they've since replaced the necklace for one that's whole, and strangely, sent me another of the exact same shirt... even though it's the biggest size, and i made them aware that it didn't fit. so they're nothing if not determined to deliver great service. it's just such a shame their product is primarily those teeny-tiny sizes sourced in far eastern countries. it's more of a shame that i like eating food and won't even be teeny-tiny.

anway, i love the shirt. i really do. when i picked it out, this is how i imagined styling it.
how would you style this retro shirt?

9 comments:

  1. Oh dear, bad sizing is the worst! I'm automatically more dedicated to shops and brands that are true to size! Boden is a dream when it comes to that.

    XOXO
    Becca | Ladyface Blog

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  2. aw, that's a super bummer because you're totally right, that shirt is adorable! love how you styled it regardless.

    xo.
    jenn @ hello, rigby!

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  3. Bad sizing makes me so angry, I order a XL jumper a while back and when it arrived it only just fit my size 10 friend, so it had no chance on me. So frustrating! xx

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  4. Such a shame as its a lovely print xx

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  5. Oh gosh, that sounds like a bit of a palava!! Sorry it's not turned out, that collaboration. I do like the way you've styled the shirt though, lovely! P x

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  6. It's a shame that it doesn't fit because it is really lovely! x

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  7. They sent me a necklace which arrived in pieces and have refused to replace it or re-credit me. Annoying.
    I've always been too scared to go for anything cute like that scalloped dress as I've been convinced they wouldn't fit me.

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  8. That is really disappointing :( It is a really cute top but no use if it won't fit!

    Maria xxx

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  9. Erica, it's a squeeze on me and I can't say I'm well endowed in the chest area! Yes, Oasap need to make their sizes bigger! xx

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