Tuesday, July 17, 2012

One sized

Top: c/o Oasap
Skirt: BR Factory
Shoes: Payless

Lately there have been a whole bunch of Asian "street fashion" websites popping up all over the web. The first one I was introduced to was Oasap.com (side note: how the heck do you pronounce it anyway?!?), and they have a pretty cool program where bloggers can apply and get sent free clothes. I have no money to spend on clothes right now, so of course I applied. (Find out more and sign up here!) Even if you're not a blogger, they have free international shipping on their entire site which is pretty awesome.

The thing about these Asian sites though, is that a lot of the items only come in one size, sometimes two. After living and shopping in Taiwan and China, I know a lot about these one-sized items, and usually they are TINY. I'm pretty average sized in the US, but in Asia, I'm not. There has been more than one occasion where a shop-owner looked me up and down and told me bluntly that they don't carry anything large enough for me. I've had to stick to only buying men's sneakers because all the women's shoes only went up to a size 7, and I'm an 8. The labels of the items that did fit me were usually marked XL.

Naturally, I was wary when I saw that many of Oasap's items were the dreaded "one-size" but I was delighted when I got this shirt in the mail and I COULD ACTUALLY FIT INTO IT (unlike my new skirt). Exciting times.

37 comments:

  1. As itty bitty as you are, I can't believe there are stores that don't carry your size!  That top is really fabulous!

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  2. really love the colour palette of this outfit and how you paired the loose top with a fitted skirt. how the heck did you just have a baby?!? 

    i am totally with you on the one sized clothing. when I was in Asia, i was so sad that a bunch of the cute dresses in the street markets were too small. I was more sad about the shoes since I'm a size 9 and all the shop owners were like, "NOO!! TOO BIG" whenever i asked for my size in anything. sigh... haha

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  3. I love the colors - so soft and pretty!

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  4. How cool! I love the shirt. It is very pretty! One sized makes me weary as well but this fits you perfectly!

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  5. Cute look! Loving your top!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  6. Thanks for introducing me to this new website! I'm always afraid to buy anything from those Asian clothing websites because of the one-size issue. Glad that blouse worked out for you! 

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  7. Cute!  I don't even bother shopping in Asia unless it's at an American store.  But you have me curious about Oasap...cuz, c'mon...free clothes?  Yes please!

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  8. Cute!! I adore that top, so pretty and the perfect color :)

    I love how quickly you have bounced back to blogging after having a baby!! You are awesome.

    xo
    Lizzie


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  9. Love the pretty colors on you. You are look pretty great after having a little one. :)

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  10. Oh there are higher-end stores that carry multiple sizes. More of the street-market stores just carry one size, but they'd probably all fit you perfectly! :)

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  11. I KNOW!!! Shopping at the street markets just made me sad, so I just stuck with accessories or funny T-shirts :)

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  12.  Thanks, Mindy! I guess they do post measurements on the website for every garment which helps. I hate when stores make you go off of a sizing chart but then every different item fits differently :(

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  13. witheachpassingdayJuly 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    I used to think I was tiny until I try one a dress sold in LA China town. The small was too much for me. I have to size up. I have been browsing OASAP ever since Jessy of The Little Dust Princess mention the site but was wary of the one size fit all.  I'm glad the blouse fit you. I love how you styled it. 

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  14. Yes! You should apply! I guess it's not REALLY free since they require you to put up their banner (so it's clothes in exchange for advertising space) but it's still pretty sweet :)

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  15. I totally get that. The last time I was in the Philippines I was ten pounds less than I am now and was a size large. I didn't like it...
    --Vivienne

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  16. You are so super cute! You have size 8 feet? I woulda never guessed! I hate "one size" shopping in Taiwan! Why are they all so freakin tiny. Hehe

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  17. I love this color combination!
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  18. It looks pretty good. You certainly look small to me.

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  19. Yeah! You should check out the blogger program :) I'm glad they have a lot of loose tops because those are usually sized more generously. I'll just steer clear of the pants and skirts (OMG SO SHORT) sections :)

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  20. All of their garments have the exact measurements listed which is super helpful! I'll steer clear of anything labeled with "slim fit" because those probably only look good on tiny girls like Jessy. You're so small, too, so I'm sure you'd have no problem fitting into their clothes! You should check out their blogger program :)

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  21. Haha, I know! Sizing labels are just a number, but still! Being used to wearing a size small and then all the sudden jumping to a size Large or XL makes me feel big, even though my body has not changed. I guess vanity sizing does have its perks!

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  22. LOL what size do my feet look like?!! haha :)

    When I was in Taiwan, it was back when everyone was wearing tight or slim fitted shirts, so those one-sized shirts were SO SMALL. I'm glad looser blousey shirts are more popular now, because they can accommodate a larger range of body sizes :)

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  23. Oh, I thought they were size 10 ;). Hehe. JK.

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  24. Wow, I would NEVER have guessed that was a one-size-fit-all shirt. Fits you gorgeously! 

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  25. I absolutely love this entire outfit. I think it may be one of my all time favourites. There's something about the colours and the silhouette, it's just all so romantic!

    I totally want to try out oasap now through the blogger program but I'm also worried it may still be too small for me.. Might as well try I suppose!

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  26. Thanks, Sorren! And you should totally apply. All the clothes have the exact measurements listed and they're not ALL one-sized! Plus they have a lot of jewelery and handbags too! :)

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  27. Very cute blouse!  The contrast piping and bow look so pretty against the peachy background.  You look fantabulous - can't believe you just had a baby!

    You have size 8 feet?  I wear size 8.5 *high five*!  It seems most of my blogger friends have much smaller feet so it's nice to "meet" someone like me :)  

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  28. Yay for normal sized feet! I'm always amazed at all the petites who have size 5 feet. Poor girls are always having a hard time finding cute shoes that fit.

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  29. No way! I can't believe you'd be an XL in anything! Obviously, that will not EVER be a shopping option for me, then :)

    Love this top...the color palette is so pretty and lady-like.

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  30. Thanks for sharing this great resource, Kimmie! I've never heard of Oasap until now!

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