Florals! Leather! Florals! I am cray cray for these things and H&M has been my outlet for these massive sartorial cravings. While you lucky ducks in big cities braved the Marni x H&M collection release this morning, I sat back and enjoyed my birthday haul. So, here's what's in store for March 2012 H&M Spring. See what I found last month in this recent fitting room review. The black pumps are from Payless (size 5). Went a little buy-happy and will probably return/sell most of this xD You should definitely check out my friend Alice's H&M fitting room review for more work appropriate/less crazy pieces she found at the same mall :)
1) H&M pastel floral flare top (size S), $18 USD
I've been eyeing these flared tops for a while now and never thought they'd look good. They're pretty cute to give more curvy shape and it doesn't look bad with tights (though I'm still not going to run around without my butt covered!) and sneakers, as on the left. It skims over the butt nicely. This top is very thin and upon closer inspection not EXACTLY the same colour and definitely not the same texture as the skirt (below). It's full of pastel big flowers and the base colour is a light grey/taupe.
- Verdict: Purchased, wanted to try it out with the pencil skirt I got back in December/January (see below). Maybe return/sell.
Pastel giant flowers, so spring! Excuse the crappy phone pics - my camera batteries were dead that day. The skirt is actually very much knee length but the angle was funky in the photo. It is SUPER tight and runs really small so I should have considered getting a size 6. After wearing it for a day, it always rode up to mid-thigh because of my bulky thighs of mine and wrinkled ugily because of the stiff fabric. The belt is super cute though and a soft texture. It can be detached of course.
- Verdict: Purchased, really was dreaming of spring back in January or so ... considering selling!
3) H&M neon and black floral knit pencil skirt (size S), $18
The fit is a little loose but I really enjoy the knit texture. I was looking for the pants in this print but my store didn't have it. This is a more extreme version of the pastel pencil skirt above but the fabric is more forgiving and it will stay pencil as I walk because it's stretchy. The pastel floral top also works tucked into bottoms so that the flare doesn't show.
- Verdict: Purchased but might return
4) H&M faux leather pants w/ zipper pockets (size 4 and 6), $30
The leather is so soft! And not only am I obsessed with my leather jacket that I got 2 falls ago (wear it allll the time) and my new leather leggings, now this pair of black leather pants will be another go-to no-brainer closet staple. I tried it on in a size 4 and 6, with the 4 being a little too tight and the 6 being loose in weird areas (leg) and scrunching up a storm. I was worried about too much leather but leather+leather looks okay. Feeding the insatiable rocker inside hahaha.
- Verdict: Purchased size 4, excited for all the potentials!