Husband got back from a 10 day overseas trip and was not feeling up to coffee in town with me so off I went alone. HOORAH!
Did a couple of dull chores (returning HIS clothes he bought that didn't fit at home) and then slowly walked by H&M talking to myself "I'm not going in, I'm not going in, I'm not going in. Why buy high street when you have your own shop and can steal". I went in.
I don't even know that I need anything/was looking for anything but with time on my hands and the offer of a sale I knew I'd find something.
CAN I JUST SAY that H&M has to be the RANDOMEST of shops for sizing. I vary from a size 8 to a 16 - the evidence is below!
They are having these quick flash discounts on certain items so I grabbed as much as I could and a few items along the way. On the sale rack I saw the black dungarees everyone on Avenue 57 has been showing off and so I thought I'd grab the last pair. Unfortunately they were a size 16. I then remember that the H&M ones come up small so I decided to take them for a laugh.... see pics below!
Also can I just say that the Newbury H&M store is horrid. The layout is not favourable, the racks are too full, clothes on the sales racks too tightly packed. No-one monitoring the changing rooms so they were dirty, clothes everywhere and it was quite possible the worst trying on session I've had in a long time!
Very few words, lot of pictures!
Stripy skirt - always wanted one but I have no waist and I don't like the waist look. I did like how soft and stretchy it was though. NEVER know how to wear skirts :-(
Size M (a 12 I'm guessing)
It was on offer at £7 for this very reason. Step away from the Ghostbusters fancy dress boiler suit Fiona. Yes, I am that distressed about it.
If Natalie on A57 can look so good in a lace dress then why can't I? It didn't even fecking do up at the back!
I loved this dress. It was only £10 but I am still really thinking before I buy anything, regardless of the price. I have an orange dress already - I actually don't need another so I left it behind (will kick myself in the summer I know).
I loved the print of this jumpsuit (I am so determined to get one this summer) and at £10 it ticked all the boxes. Until I tried it on. Not only was it indecent but it had this extra flap of material on only one leg - say what? I then realised as I took it off that a button was missing on the cleavage part so that is why it's like this!
I loved this navy shirt dress so much, But with my 'think twice before buying' hat on I left it behind. I have similar in the shop that I can steal.
Loved this but I'm too tight to pay £29.99 for a black day time dress (would dress down with trainers/flip flops). Will go back and buy if they have an offer as I loved it and it came in all sorts of colours and patterns. Great length.
And now to what I actually bought.
Simple orange blouse, on offer at £10. Will wear this A LOT for hiding my wine baby.
And the marmite item of the day in a size 16 that fit beautifully. I've not taken the tags off. I'm going to give them a blog post all of their own over the weekend to see 'how' I can style them and if I can pull this look off - I'm not sure but for £15 I was willing to give them a try. I also bought the simple v neck grey tshirt too (size M).
What do you think?