Monday, May 30, 2011

H&M Haul: Bright Summer Dress and Skirt + Pushups

H&M bright yellow ruffle dress (size ???) // H&M bright orange pleated midi skirt (S) // 
H&M Perfect Push Up bra in nude and white //

Happy Memorial Day! [First time in a long while posting on a holiday.] Yesterday I went to the Escondido mall to run some errands and to finally go shopping in a well-stocked mall. St. Louis Galleria doesn't have the nicest customer service and isn't restocked often or with the most sought-after items, so this trip was worthwhile. Here's my haul from H&M - not many items, but definitely unique and quirky-worthy of being in my overflowing closet. Not bad for $35 total, since I returned some ugly bermudas I got a month ago. It feels so nice to have to edit so few pictures for once. Of course I only bring this upon myself.

I went to H&M hunting for work slacks and I tried on a navy pair with a sky blue ultra-skinny belt but it was really gross on me. It made my thighs bulge and there were inches of extra material at the bottom and an unflattering bootcut. H&M work pants are not petite-friendly. Does anyone know where to get  work pants that are and have a more skinny jeans shape near the calves/ankles? Also, no sight of scallop hem shorts from the Conscious Collection, though I did see more of that paper-thin blazer and some other ones I missed at my school mall.

I first saw this bright ruffle dress on Jen when she wore it as a top. It was so bubbly and cute but I didn't think much of it until I saw this fun little piece hanging on the racks next to so many more bright citrus colours. Immediately, I thought LANVIN OMG LANVIN ON SALE but alas it was just a normal dress and thank goodness too, or I wouldn't be able to afford it. It was $20 USD and not on sale. Interesting aside - the price tags were ripped off and the size gone with it. I have no idea what size this dress is! I put it on and it fits quite loosely, so I'm going to guess probably a Euro 6. Funny, funny.

The orange pleated midi skirt I picked up because it was a nice length for work and I like how bright the colour is. I spy with my little eyes the same skirt in navy too. It was $18 and hopefully I'll love it more than I did when I looked in the fitting room mirror. The waist hem is kind of weirdly shaped - maybe a belt will fix things.

H&M push up bras are my absolute favourite. They actually do push up and don't cost much at $15 a pop. In stores now there's a 2 for $20 deal going on and I ran back and picked out another 32C. I was happy to find that by moving up a cup size and going down a band size, there's no longer weird squeezing at the sides and the straps don't cut into my shoulders. Unfortunately some of the push up effect is lost but that's okay, I'd rather have healthy circulation. I want to get fitted but the Victoria's Secrets I've visited just assume you're a 30A if you're a petite asian gal pfft. I'm not sure they know what they're doing.

I also stopped by the huge Forever 21 and as organized as they try to be, I was still overwhelmed. I did find a cute scallop hem (all the way around) rose blush coloured tank top but it was so paper thin and flimsy that my Dad said it looked like pajamas. Scratch that. I considered an interesting necklace that was  full of pink pearls and gold chains all entwined but I figured I could do without it. Everything I picked up from Forever 21 was pink yesterday. My outfit was also very pink. Who knew I could enjoy this girly colour so much ... Btw use code MDSHIP today (Memorial Day 5/30) on orders at least $15 and get free shipping!

Can't wait to wear these bright citrus coloured pieces in boiling hot St. Louis. While you're reading this, I will on a plane to the Midwest. I actually quite like airports and I'm looking forward to choosing a good book, grabbing some yummy Starbucks, and relaxing on a 4-hour direct flight. Downside: getting up at 4 AM to do all this bah. I'll miss you, California. Be back in August!

19 comments:

Becky May 30, 2011 at 10:40 AM   said...

I loooove that yellow ruffle dress! I need to make a trip to H&M and hopefully they'll have it in stock!

PinkOrchids May 30, 2011 at 12:42 PM   said...

So prettyyyy!!! I'm going to see whether the yellow dress is available in UK stores yet, it's so nice! xX

Ping May 30, 2011 at 12:47 PM   said...

angie-- lovely picks! i love the yellow dress...can't wait to see you model it!

for slacks, have you tried maybe gap, bebe or br?

Michelleesque May 30, 2011 at 2:17 PM   said...

I absolutely LOVE the dress! I can't wait to see the outfits you'll make with the skirt. I never have though of buying bras from H&M. I should try that out.

Meagan May 30, 2011 at 2:19 PM   said...

That red skirt is so pretty! Happy Memorial Day!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

sugar sugar May 30, 2011 at 4:20 PM   said...

love the yellow ruffled dress dear! can't wait for your OOTD with it on! :)

Rainy Days and Lattes May 30, 2011 at 5:08 PM   said...

Love the ruffle dress! It's def a unique and wonderful find. The sight of your yellow and red items are cheerful in itself :)

michelle May 30, 2011 at 8:30 PM   said...

ive got that dress and in blue too :)
(ive worn blue in previous posts somewhere haha)
love it!

Rinny May 30, 2011 at 9:52 PM   said...

The yellow ruffle dress is really cute! I hate how sheer a lot of the things at H&M are though - you have to wear a slip underneath all of their dresses and skirts practically =.=

Have you tried Express for work pants? Their "Columnist" pant is more of a straight legged/barely boot cut style.

Buky May 30, 2011 at 11:15 PM   said...

Can't wait to see you in that Yellow Dress.
You are going to look so amazing!
Wear it soon!
Thanks for the Inspiration!
http://districtoffashion.blogspot.com/
Ps: FREE STUFF ON MY BLOG! ITS A GIVEAWAY :D

Alice Gu May 31, 2011 at 2:33 AM   said...

you could try the Limited! They have work appropriate pants (with the style you want i think) and their sales are awesome!

love your picks! i really liked how you showed your bra size in one of the photos! very bold of you!

Nic Nic May 31, 2011 at 11:05 AM   said...

ohh i cant wait to see the skirt and dress on you. the colours are lovely! I really like H&M bras! I wished I stocked up on them.. they are comparable to Cks and they are so comfortable to wear!

Oreleona May 31, 2011 at 12:10 PM   said...

My God that yellow dress is absolutely stunning!!

Pop Champagne May 31, 2011 at 4:20 PM   said...

ohh my I gotta try those H&M push up bras hahaha cheap and effective?! I'm sold! and yeah taiwan, cheap stuff but if you want something remotely nice you gotta pay twice as much!

Koltunovskaya May 31, 2011 at 4:21 PM   said...

H&M underwear is perfect! It always suits, it is comfortable. I adore it!

Really Petite May 31, 2011 at 6:55 PM   said...

Oooo yippee I just got that pleated skirt too! It's see-thru which sucks so I'll have to wear a slip or something underneath...can't wait to see you wear it!

airam June 2, 2011 at 10:33 AM   said...

http://motivaland.blogspot.com/
visit it please? cool photos :)

Shoe June 2, 2011 at 6:37 PM   said...

I'm so excited, I bought the same dress!! I can't wait to wear it... great choice!

Office Phone Systems June 5, 2011 at 10:19 AM   said...

The yellow dress is nice.

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