Friday, December 24, 2010

Fitting Room Review: H&M 2010 Holiday Sale

2 days until Christmas! It seems like procrastination finally has its merits, at least when it comes to Christmas shopping. Today I hit the mall with my Dad and brother and I spent all my time mesmerized by H&M's endless store-wide sale. Literally EVERYTHING had a red tag on it, which makes me really happy that I didn't spend too much a few months ago on things that I nabbed now for 50% off at least. I have a bunch more H&M fitting room reviews lined up but I wanted to post the most relevant one today in case any of you ladies have some last minute shopping to do : )

I literally freaked out when I saw the sea of red sale tags so I picked up much more than I could handle and dropped the cute fur scarf that Jean has been rocking. It was still a bit pricey so I don't regret waiting a little more.I also passed on the Camel Pencil Skirt all the petites have been craving and I found a size 2 as well, but the belt was gone and they would only give me 10% from $15. St. Louis Galleria cannot compare to California malls in sale caliber nor stock. This haul was a Christmas present from my Dad (thanks so much!). My waistline and bustline I think all grew (nay ... yay?) with all this excessive consumption of delicious food, so size 2 and I are having a love-hate relationship right now. I could not zip up those dresses and size 4 was still too loose in many areas. I'm not about to give up my food baby for the sake of being a stick in Taiwan though. I'm going to night market until I pass out. Salads and treadmills are for when I return to the States xD

1) H&M Red and Black Party Dress, Euro size 2 // sale $20
This is so cute. I'm obsessed with H&M's red and black holiday theme this year and I like that this dress has spaghetti straps. Unfortunately the price deterred me and I thought the bottom didn't adhere well to my body. I couldn't zip the size 2 up so either I gained a lot of weight or this is great for petites. There are pockets too. This dress comes in many other colours too.
- Verdict: Pass
2) H&M Leopard maxi dress, Euro size 4 // sale $20
When I saw this on Suzy, I nearly fainted because it looked super gorgeous on her and she looked so powerful. This is actually a great length for people my height (5'3") because I don't trip and it just hits the floor. The front is a bit loose as it's a size 4 but this was the smallest size I could find.
- Verdict: Purchased
3) H&M Military cropped blazer, Euro size 4 // sale $20
I never would have expected snakeskin to go with the military trend, but I think it's oddly cute if I put my hair into a high bun. I think the fit was pretty good for this blazer but it wasn't mind-shockingly amazing that I kept it in my basket.
- Verdict: Pass, due to price

4) H&M Faux snakeskin mini skirt, Euro size 2 // sale $10
This tight-fitting mini actually really piqued my interest and I almost got it. I like how it fits and stretches a bit (faux leatherish material).
- Verdict: Pass, too clubwear
5) H&M Zebra print harem pants, Euro size XS // sale $15
This did not fit like an XS whatsoever ... it fit more like a size 6. I also look insane - definitely not for me and is reserved for tall people.
- Verdict: Pass
6) H&M Tribal print harem pants, Euro size 4 or 6 // sale $15
I think they messed up the sizes between these because this fit more like a size 2 ... I am scared looking at those pants. They remind me of the freakish clown thing in the Digimon Movie. I'm terrorized by clowns ...
- Verdict: Pass
7) H&M One shoulder chiffon tea dress, Euro size 2 and 4 // sale $20
I love the asymmetry of how this dress falls but I didn't like the colour on me. The one shoulder chiffon strap is so elegant! I couldn't even zip up the size 2, hence the danger edit xD Ignore the pink bra strap too.
- Verdict: Pass
Size 4 is much better but it felt slightly loose around the chest area.
8) H&M Cropped beaded blazer, Euro size XS // sale $20
This is so gorgeous and it so elegantly turns a cocktail dress into something I could wear to class or a tea social. I plan on wearing more dresses now that I have this little jewel.
- Verdict: Purchased
So what did I end up getting? This bunch. You might notice that the white poncho that I returned earlier (I had it in a brownish colour) is now on sale for $20. It's too pretty and dolly to pass up so I picked it up as a gift. Also, that khaki green skirt I tried on in September is finally marked down to $7 from its original $30 woohoo! I picked it up in size 2 so I will wear it when I slim down in the spring xD I saw these leopard strappy wedges a long time ago on another blogger's site and I wanted them so badly. Unfortunately these size 5's fit like 6's. They were $25 (if you want to buy these from me, send an email). Last but not least, I spied a cute nautical top for $13 when I got in line so I nabbed it without trying it on. Can never get over my sailor obsession xD
If you're still looking for Lanvin, the Westfield Mall in Escondido still has a rack full! I didn't get to check the sizes and price tags because I only saw the poor lonely group in a sea of sales when I finished up at the register.
Also, what do you think about the Disqus commenting system? Would this deter Blogger people from commenting? I realize that I can import old comments, which is a plus, and I would definitely be able to reply more and promptly. Hope you like my new layout too - JJ and I spent forever tweaking it from scratch (Minima Stretch template). I want big fat pictures and a sidebar that I can use for sponsors because I have loads of big plans for 2011. 


Stylepint December 24, 2010 at 2:49 AM   said...

It seems like 2011 is going to be a big year for your blog! What amazing deals you found at H& trendy! =)

Melody December 24, 2010 at 3:13 AM   said...

Love the haul !
And the passed items :)! Hehe. Its funny how the sizing in countries are completely different! I'm about a size 6-8. And I think that would completely equivalent to your size2? Approximately? I have no idea xD hehhe <3

merry Christmas ~!

Kileen December 24, 2010 at 3:16 AM   said...

great finds at H&M!! i love your picks and i can't wait to see more of that maxi dress on you!

ahoymichelle December 24, 2010 at 3:46 AM   said...

I love the first dress. I have this thing with reds. I would've probably bought out the entire Lavin x H&M stuff LOL. I saw the leopard wedges from Olivia's blog, but I didn't get them since I am able to get them at H&M. She lives down the street so I feel like it wouldn't make sense to pay for shipping haha.

Merry Christmas Eve, love!

Donata Lim December 24, 2010 at 4:48 AM   said...

I am sooo jealous of all you finds!!!! i wanna shop H&M soon too!!!

Keri December 24, 2010 at 8:19 AM   said...

Whooa~ Sales make me happy :)
I love all your purchases! Especially the gray cardigan :) So cute!

Aisa.Paxie December 24, 2010 at 9:54 AM   said...

i'm drooling over your H&M buys. love the white military jacket! the leopard print shoes! aaargh. hehe.Happy Holidays love!

sugar sugar December 24, 2010 at 6:10 PM   said...

lovin' the outfits! amazing haul. :)
Merry Christmas!! ♥

Anonymous December 24, 2010 at 6:19 PM   said...

I actually like the black and red dress on you a lot!! I love these kind of posts you do!!

Kathleen December 24, 2010 at 6:44 PM   said...

aw all those outfits are so sweet. I esp like the maxi leopard dress, it'll look so lovely with a belt. Merry Christmas girl!! i hope you have a lovely and fun one!! :)

<3, Kathleen.

Unknown December 24, 2010 at 7:06 PM   said...

I like the turquoise dress! Its so pretty!!! You sure found some great things!!!

Joyce December 24, 2010 at 7:53 PM   said...

the green dress haha. great for the prize it is now.

merry christmas dear angie <3

Mary December 24, 2010 at 8:00 PM   said...

cute!! love all the pics! the animal print shoes are cute! love the gray blazer cardy you got! I love cardigans!

happy holidays!

Oreleona December 25, 2010 at 4:50 AM   said...

i love the dresses sooo much!!!! especially the blue and the miltary jacket would look reall cute with ur hair up, and the skirts match it well.

Have u head of intense debate? i personally dont like the disqus because i cant seem to figure out how to link my blog to my comment/blogger profile when i comment on a blogpost,i have to either use my facebook or twitter, which i dont really like. but with intense debate, a commenter can do that

Hana Tralala December 25, 2010 at 9:29 AM   said...

Plans are good :) And the layout- i really like! It´s very menimalistic and lately i´ve been a big on designig minimalistic stuff...even my layout is pretty minimalistic. And i have the Military cropped blazer but i loved it too much that i had to bey it at september and i dodn´t wait for the sale :/ shame on me :D
And i wanted to buy one of the Lanvin dress but i relized that i can sew that i just need a plenty on organza fabric :D

Elle December 26, 2010 at 9:32 PM   said...

I swear I commented on this post like last night but I guess I didn't. lol, silly old me. I loved everything you tried on except for the creepy pants that scared me a bit too. You make everything look appealing. And you are TINY Angie...if you are big then I am like an elephant. I would be surprised the day that some HM size 4 is baggy on me. :)

And OMG - Lanvin?!! Still? I wish I were there right now so I can get some of that...maybe try to bribe an employee into giving me a discount. :)

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