I've been meaning to update you on a few new key pieces I had to rush buy at the start of my contract in London. Being near a large H&M has its benefits. I grabbed a black blazer and a couple of dresses. Originally a grey peplum style top with lace panels down the side also, however after one wash it was holed & swiftly returned.
How I've got by minus a black blazer before I'm not sure however should I have had more time, I definitely would have invested in a better quality one. For £34.99 it is doing the job however the fabric is cheap and I've seen better on my travels. Sometimes it's boring having to buy staples such as this but when you end up 'needing' one ASAP its then that you realise some time needs to be spent on finding such an item. Saying that, the cut of it is very good and it fits well. I've also been a bit naughty and chucked it in a hand wash cycle and after a good iron (thanks Mum) it's still as new.
I fell for this navy dress purely for the neckline. I've been wearing the blazer over the top and with black tights and ankle boots. I hate rush buying for an occasion like the black blazer, I always want to know the item will be worn again through the love of it. This was one of those items. Again, the material on this isn't the best and has shrunk slightly however I will forgive it these flaws purely based on the neckline. I love the volume of the top half as this is where I can take it on my frame, then it just glides over where I can't!
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I saved the best until last. I saw this in the shop a few times before I tried it on, not sure why I didn't at first sight as I am fairly good at seeing something and knowing it will work for my body shape. High necked works best for me and my smaller chest, the panelling helps highlight my waist and the full skirt skims over my widest part (hips) balancing out my frame. It has washed superbly and works as well with black tights for Winter as it does with bare legs for Summer. Every time I put it on it makes me feel amazing, held in without feeling uncomfortable and effortless, the way a good garment should make you feel. H&M please make more pieces like this, it's divine.
Finally just a simple little number I grabbed recently in Zara in Spain. It was either €20 or €30 and doesn't need ironing, yippee! The concertina centre panelling helps elongate me, I need all the help I can get in the height department! I've worn it with my black ankle length trousers, courts and a blazer.