Happy Holidays and belated Thanksgiving! The past few days, I've been running around Disneyland, several beaches, and eating my fill of San Diego seafood. I think I've put on a good 10 pounds or so, and that's probably an underestimate. My family and I started cooking pretty late at 5:30, but we ended up with one heck of a proper American Thanksgiving meal by 9:30, complete with honey smoked turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberry pecan bread, pumpkin and apple pies, scalloped potatoes, cream corn, cranberry sauce, apple cider.
As many of you have requested in your giveaway entries, here is another fitting room review. I went to H&M a couple of weeks ago twice in the same weekend, the first time mainly looking at sale rack items. This is what I found : ) I am wearing my nude Aldo Pumps (size 35) with everything. I ended up buying the tank and a cape and cowl sweater on impulse (worn in this outfit post), but in the end only kept the tank.
I first saw this tank reviewed by Jean and absolutely loved the shade and texture and how it looked with fall colours. The draping sides almost look like pockets. For me, the neckline fits fine and perks out a little oddly, but it doesn't create an unsightly hole when I lean over. The straps are just wide enough to be formal enough to wear under something for work or a light cardigan and they stay firmly in place. This top also comes in a Blush colour which I tried on but decided that I didn't need two of the same pieces.
- Verdict: Purchased
The material is pretty see-through and there was a large gaping hole in the waistline. The tie doesn't help much either. If the material were a little thicker, I would have gotten it for a feminine twist to the military look.
- Verdict: Pass, despite the price
This dress reminds me of a morning glory flower. At first I thought it would be really cute, but without any kind of belt it's quite shapeless. This taupe-ish colour also looked a little bland. I think there were pink ones too but none left in a small size.
- Verdict: Pass
4) H&M Camel Cardigan (Euro size 2), $29.95
For its price, this cardigan didn't impress me. It tends to bunch up a little and looks unsightly. The material isn't even as soft as cashmere. I like it better unbuttoned.
- Verdict: Pass
I dislike wearing straplesses because there's nothing more annoying than having to heave your dress up every 5 minutes at a school dance because your bra doesn't hold up like it should. In pictures, this dress is absolutely adorable. It's a nice length too, hitting a bit above the knee. There was dark blue/green and gold sheen to the dress, with a metallic feel.
- Verdict: Pass because of price
I don't know what I was thinking when I picked this up. It screams Grandma harder than that yellow blazer on Chictopia Rewards that looked like a couple sheets of tablecloth and curtains sewn together. The trail of ruffles all the way down is definitely not me. I remember really wanting one of this style when the Garden Collection came out too but now I'm glad I refrained.
- Verdict: Pass