I told myself that this year I wouldn’t get swept up in the excitement and buying fervour of another H&M designer collaboration. I think that’s the most foolish thing I have ever said to myself. While I didn’t want to queue up for hours while still dark – mainly because nothing is ever worth me getting up before the sun has risen – I did want to shop online.
For some obscure reason I had assumed that shopping online would be easier. When the page crashed as I was trying to checkout, I remembered that this was H&M. No matter how many designer collaborations they do, they never seem to understand that traffic will go up. Their site can never cope and it never works. Someone really and truly needs to sort it out.
However, after a very long time of refreshing H&M’s website, I managed to get some pieces.
The above dress was the one thing I really wanted. However as a petite woman I have to be really careful when it comes to certain lengths. So while I wanted this dress I did think it might be too long. I am very happy to confirm that it isn’t and it fits like a dream.
I couldn’t get this skirt in my size and had to go for one size bigger. This is one of the reasons why I love elastic – it fits you well even if you are slightly too small or slightly too big.
As my sister said to me, scarves are wasted on me since when I see one I like I wear it until it disintegrates. This doesn’t change the fact that the above two are stunning. Even if I don’t wear them for a while, since I don’t want these to fall apart, they are the perfect accessories for that special event.
I am a massive earring fan (learnt that from my sister) and while I don’t mind if my jewellery doesn’t match, my Mum loves to wear matching stuff. Also, the necklace is lovely.
I think making another promise to myself and to you on any of H&M’s future designer collaborations will just as easily be broken.
Image credit: All from Vogue, who I assume got it from H&M