The ASOS Sheer Peplum

Sometimes you order stuff from ASOS and the reality is much better than you ever imagined. Of course there are also times when the parcel turns up and you think "WTF was I thinking" but I am glad that this top is an example of the former rather than the latter!

I ordered this because it was Peplum meets Victoriana. Flowing and flattering but still with a bit of structure. And its absolutely perfect. The double layered chiffon peplum flows and moves as you do and whilst it is sheer it's not one of those tops that requires a vest/cami underneath. A nude bra will suffice because the front pleats hide a lot of the nakedness.

It is from the Petite range but I just ordered a size up and it still worked out. They have this same top in Nude/Navy in the "regular" sizing but for me it had to be in white.

I wore it with Topshop Jamie skinnies in maroon - more of those later because they are AMAZING....who needs to spend $200+ on jeans when you have stretchy and forgiving Jamie's?






Top: ASOS - Link!
Jeans: Topshop - Link!
Bag: Celine
Heels: not pictured but Christian Louboutin
Lipstick: MAC Barcelona Red....this is a really lovely colour...red/raspberry toned and with a good sheen.

It was actually my mum that took the pictures seen above and she was the first one to grapple with my new lens. This was our test shoot :)

I was nervous about this because the lens was a lot of money and I really wanted it to make a difference to the end result. So far I love it - crisp pictures with fantastic depth of field that don't need any editing. And I am obsessed with depth of field. I have obviously also taken about 100 of Roger but will spare you the ordeal of reviewing them :)

For references I have a Canon 550d body (this is now discontinued) and the 85mm f/1.8 lens purchased via Amazon - Link! Another lens that I rate very highly -and one that is much cheaper - is the 50mm. All the photos you have seen before this have been taken with this - Link!

Have a happy Friday all! I am off to stuff my face at an afternoon tea...bring on the scones, clotted cream and cakes! :)

95 comments:

  1. Oh I love that this top is so much more floaty than a regular peplum, it makes it less fierce!

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    1. That's exactly it! It's so pretty and soft. An easy statement top.

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  2. The top is gorgeous Laura! I totally agree with you on Topshop jeans - I'm a huge fan of their Baxter Skinnies.
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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    1. They are so comfy and flattering....love them!

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  3. Leigh jeans changed my life as well. Designer denim is a thing of the past for me!

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    1. I have tried Topshop jeans before but these really blew me away...so comfortable and flattering...and £40. Thank you very much ! :)

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  4. Oh my goodness, this is a stunning top! A flowy, feminine take of the ordinary peplum!
    I need to look into these 'forgiving' jeans as well!

    Sharleena xx
    markedbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  5. fine, now i want your top, your jeans and your lipstick :(

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    1. :) And I support those purchases! Barcelona Red is a really pretty colour so start with that :)

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  6. Gorgeous top, very sophisticated! I know what you mean about ASOS, sometimes it can be hit and miss in terms of quality and fit but this is really nice :) xxx

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    1. I ordered a pair of trousers along with this top and erm.....not sure whether they will be staying! :)

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  7. So adorable!!! You and your top! xoxo

    Shesallproper.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Shanna :) The top is way more adorable than me though haha :)

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  8. beautiful top)))

    Polly with love from Russia

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    1. Thank you Polly! I high recommend it!

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  9. I love this blouse it is gorgeous!Very pretty!

    Gillian x

    www.glamupeveryday.com

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    1. Thanks Gillian. I was so happy when I opened up the package and saw it. It's a definite recommend.

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  10. The lens makes a huge difference, still loving peplums :)

    http://wwww.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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    1. So glad to hear that. I was so nervous about the lens because of the cost but I think it might have been worth it. Love using it!

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  11. Oh t is so sweet! i like the details in front the minimalstic but still chic!

    highs from ellinorthorsen.dk

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  12. such a pretty top, this post & student discount is enough of a prompt to make the purchase i think!

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    1. Ah those were the days! Wish I could still take advantage of student discounts :)

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  13. This blouse is beautiful !

    http://christellegblog.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Thank you Christelle - I definitely recommend it!

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  14. Amazing structure and the fabric looks really soft? And I also love Jamie jeans!

    mollygracewrites.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. It is super soft! The pleats and peplum really make it. It swings so nicely when you move and with the Jamie jeans? Perfect! I am such a high street fan :)

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  15. This looks amazing on you! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much! It was one of those days when I loved what I was wearing...ASOS came good with this one!

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  16. The top is really cute. & I love your jeans x

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    1. Thanks Mel - I will do a separate post about the jeans because they are seasonally perfect in terms of shade and the fit and wear is a dream!

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  17. Beautiful as always! Love the top, and the new lens is great!

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

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  18. this is a really beautiful look love the blouse :)x

    elena-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. UM are you serious with that top!! we <3!!! almost had a heart attack when this look came up in our reader fed!!! you look amazing!! and camera was worth it, the photos are beautiful!!!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

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  20. Oh this is a beautiful outfit!
    I must admit from day 1 I have enjoyed your blog fir its crisp images. Must get me some Jamies they look brilliant!

    Liz
    http://www.aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  21. Noooo I wanna see Roger! Would be great to do a photopost of him... Pleaasse

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    1. Okay...I will save up the best pictures and put them together in a compilation post :) haha

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  22. I bought the 50mm f1.4 lens last week and am looking forward to trying it out this weekend! Lovely pictures :) x

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    1. It's a fantastic lens. When I first tried that out it was a lightbulb moment - ie, THAT was exactly what I bought a DSLR for in the first place. You will love it and the quality of your photos will be fantastic.

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  23. Wow this looks beautiful on you!
    X

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  24. It looks so pretty on you!

    http://mypetitefashioncorner.blogspot.com

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  25. Ok this is so cool! I haven't seen a sheer peplum top yet! Happy Friday!

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    1. Now that you say that I realise you are completely right - first sheer peplum I have seen too! Thanks Alissa

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  26. Such a cute blouse, I really like the whole look! Topshop, Baxters, are one of my staples as far as jeans go!! Oh and the lens did good, great pics x

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    1. My mum was a good tester :) haha And yes to Topshop jeans. I have always dabbled a bit but I think I will give them more respect in the future....these are a dream to wear.

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  27. I've always wanted to try those jeans, the color range is amazing! Are they true to size?

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    1. I wear a 26 and these are a little generous - but I am all about that :) haha

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  28. What a lovely top! I love the material.

    - keyta

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    1. Its a lovely, light faux chiffon :) I recommend!

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  29. this top is so gorgeous! really soft and delicate-perfection! great buy. thanks for the info on those lenses have been considering updating to a better one recently. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. I really recommend the 50mm - its a must have in your kit i think. It's the lens that I tried and thought "wow".

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  30. Love the top, very tempting, I shouldn't be shopping more this month! ;)

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    1. I understand :) On the plus side ASOS always keeps things on site for ages so I am sure this will be there when you are ready :)

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  31. That is a gorgeous top!


    http://oohsoojaded.blogspot.com

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    1. I loovee it! Literally thinking of when I can wear it next week :)

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  32. Gorgeous blouse! Felicity x
    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Felicity - I love it too :)

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  33. You look stunning per usual, but I really love your new lens. I am hoping to get a DSLR camera for Christmas, and this lens looks amazing. Thank you for putting the exact lens because I looked it up and it seems to have fabulous reviews and exactly the type of lens I'm looking for!! :) hopefully can step up my blogging game with fabulous photos!

    Have a great weekend!

    xo
    Alyson
    www.crushingonclothes.com

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    1. Fingers crossed for your Xmas pressie! A Canon is what I would recommnend. I have friends who have had Nikon's and other brands and when you compare it to a Canon....well there is no comparison in terms of quality. Maybe I will see you next year with your DSLR and we can drink gin/outfit post together....perhaps in Feb? :)

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    2. Feb would be wonderful! Are you perhaps coming back to Seattle? That would be so fun, we can do some more exploring. I can try and take one of my 10 holidays ;)

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  34. looks so flowy and comfortable:)

    xx
    Jen
    www.jennyscribbles.com

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    1. It is! I wore it to work on that day and it was perfect - felt comfortable and looked good :)

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  35. It's so pretty, is it really not see-through at all? I'm always afraid that things I think aren't turn out to indeed be very very sheer in certain lighting or something.

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. its a little sheer but i have had those sheer white shirts that literally expose your belly button to the world...this is more opaque than that.

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  36. I have fallen in complete in love with that top! It looks gorgeous x

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    1. Hope you get it Beth :) It's a beauty!

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  38. gorgeous gorgeous outfit! it's so nice to see another colour of jeans other than blue. the maroon is really lovely and it's urged me to go and look at jeans of other colours. loving the top as well! i bought a top quite like it a couple of years ago but unfortunately grew out of it and since then haven't found anything like it since. here's my answer! X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. That shirt is gorgeous! Love it. xx
    www.bohoglow.wordpress.com
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  40. such a lovely top! and I checked out the lens as I already have a 50mm and i'm super impressed!

    http://sindy-ng.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. gorgeous top! loving the whole look :)

    Immi Sarah
    http://immisarah.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  42. this blouse looks lovely ! so cute that your mum took the pictures, she's skilled ! xx
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. She will be very happy with that comment :) She did well! :)

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  43. In celebration of the new lens I think roger really does deserve a photoshoot post! Oh and also I m obsessed with this look Its so versatile from the office to a night out and a spring day of dining. Can you tell I'm in love? Haha

    - Jacqueline xx

    The-prettylittlethings.blogspot.com.au

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  44. This is really pretty and feminine!x

    http://luxenoirbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. very beautiful!
    xoxo
    Stacy

    http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

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  46. Ah ASOS, my best friend and my worst enemy. This shirt is nothing short of gorgeous, and temptation is knocking for another ASOS spree. It's going on the list!

    Christina
    www.christinadoes.com

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  47. Great top - structured, but still feminine.

    I never really search ASOS much and after pursuing the site, it was nice to see Ellie Goulding and her style.

    Monica
    http://pear-shaped-gal.blogspot.com/

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  48. I like your blog!
    Maybe we can follow eachother?
    Let me know and I'll follow back!

    www.linlicious-style.nl

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  49. Hi Laura,
    Really strange question here but that top is really sheer and although I love those style tops as well and have some, underwear underneath is really tricky and from your pictures your bra isn't at all visible.
    Can you suggest a brand you use?

    Thanks,
    Sarah

    Love the blog btw :)

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  50. I LOVE that top, may I ask in what size you got it? Since you went one size up, I'm thinking of buying it. I think I'm about the same size as you

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