I’ve been avoiding shopping at H&M due to the fact that a.) I don’t want to see everyone on the street wearing the same outfit, and b.) let’s face it, the quality is never truly striking. Due to a work assignment, I was forced to enter the teenage hell of what has become of this powerful Swedish mass chain in my city. As I was leaving the place, my attention was drawn into something black and drapey, something I first thought was a sweater. When I took a closer look, I discovered this amazing Rick Owens-like draped, capey cardigan. A huge black tag hanging from the garment read “silk blend”. At this point I stopped hesitating, and took the garment to the cash register.
When I got home I started to construct an outfit around my new find, knowing we would have people coming over for a small get-together. I combined it with a zipper skirt that was a purchase made in Sweden back in January, the very same skirt I saw at the Weekday showroom last year and was destined to get at any cost. I was only able to get it in size Medium and after a few try-outs at home, I realized it was way to loose on me. Worried I’d have to sell it due to its wrong size, I took a risk and took it in a couple of inches from the hem and sides – voilá, the skirt fits like dream. Sometimes my persistent nature is a blessing.
Cardigan: H&M (later on switched to the MTWTFSS blazer)
T-shirt: Gina Tricot
Last night was originally supposed to be a totally innocent get-together, including good friends and Singstar, but somehow it ended up in a dirty rock bar and another Singstar party at 5am (our neighbors must love us by now).However, everyone had a good time and I guess “all’s well that ends well”. Now I need some rest, badly.