Tuesday, 8 April 2014

H&M Haul

After trailing around Primark, New Look  and Topshop I was beginning to get disheartened as after a University Rejection I really needed a purchase pick me up. Enter H&M. After trying on multiple items, and scouring the shelves for the right sizes I walked away with these little beauts. Four staple pieces that I'll wear time and time again.

1. Black Chiffon Blouse- £14.99 This chiffon blouse is lightweight and super comfy with a loose fit. It has somewhat sultry, sheer geometric panels across the front and back. I purchased this blouse in an 8 just to get an even looser fit, but you don't really need to go a size bigger to get the loose fit. Button it up with jeans for a casual look or pair with a leather skirt or disco pants for an edgier look. I recenlty wore this on a meal out with disco pants, and  left untucked the loose fit was perfect for disguising my growing food baby. I also found it in white on the website, so perfect for Spirng too! One quaulm would be that it I seem to be forever cutting off loose threads, but at £14.99 still a bargain!
2. Cropped Square Patterened Jumper- £14.99 This jumper is super soft and has a baggy cropeed shape which makes it perfect for pairing with high-waisted skirts and jeans. The white square pattern makes for an interesting detail, perfect for more casual days. I got this in a medium (as it was the only size left) but I like the slightly oversized feel, however, at two sizes too big it is no longer that cropped on me.
3. Black Lace Shift Dress- £14.99 I love slip dresses. I bought one last year from a vintage store, then when I got home realised it was completely see through, I would need a slip in order to wear my slip. So when I saw this slinky black number I knew I had to redeem my slip disaster. With lace detailing along the top and bottom it is really girly and sexy at the same time. I bought a 6 and it fits really well on my petite frame, not too tight or long, which is always a plus at 5 ft 1. I think that slip dresses are great for petite or slim girls as they really flatter your shape. I pair mine with tights and my vintage bomber jacket, or on more casual days throw a jumper over and let the lace detailing along the hem do the talking. I also think this dress would be great paired with bare legs and a little denim jacket in the summer.
4. Zip Detail Skirt- £14.99 Last but not least was this little beauty. Origionally I wanted this is white, but I couldn't find any in my size, so I opted for an 8 in the black, however it is still a tad big around the waist. A plain black asymmetric skirt can add that little bit of detail to outfits, and is a good alternative to a plain black jersey or skater skirt. The zip detailing adds that tough girl edge which I am forever striving for with my cutesy, 12 year old girl exterior. Pair with converse and a slogan tee for a laid back look, or platform boots and a sheer blouse for a bit of night time glamour.

Yes, all the items I bought were black (great forward planner for Spring Hope) but I just feel that black is such a staple colour for day and night, and I will be able to mix and match these  pieces for any occasion. Unfortunately only the blouse appears on the website, however the items may still be availiable in store.


  1. Such a lovely blog! Please could you check out my blog and maybe comment? http://www.lilysbeautyroom.blogspot.co.uk/
    It would mean a lot xo

    1. Thank you Lily. I shall hop over and check it out now H xx

  2. Hello!
    I nominated you for the Truly Inspring Blogger Award! The Rules etc are on my blog! xx.

  3. nice choices! chiffon blouses are always great since they are elegant yet versatile!

    Check out my latest Spring inspo post! :)
    AL xx
    RASSP blog

    1. Thank you. And they are so versatile, I wear it with pretty much everything!! H xx


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