Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lunch break at H&M

Where I work is only 5 minutes away from the mall. It’s convenient but also dangerous at the same time. I typically go there 2-3 times a week at lunch just to look around. Today is one of those days. I didn’t find anything that I liked last week at H&M. Today, with the 20% off coupon in hand, I was hoping to find something there.


I love love love this skirt (couldn’t find it online for some reasons). The color is absolutely stunning in person. It’s a flattering knit pencil skirt in beautiful mint color ($24.95). Comes with a baby pink faux-leather belt. I am wearing a size small in this picture. The fit is perfect and I also am loving the length. However, it’s pretty sheer. It looks decent from the front but shows every lump and bump from the back. I'll spare you the details. I really wanted to take this skirt home with me but decided not to. Verdict: Passed.


I’ve been looking for a mod dress for quite some time. I was happy to spot this dress in a springy floral print. This is one of the dresses from the H&M Conscious Collection. The price is super affordable ($14.95) with or without the coupon. The dress is made of thick cotton. There is a deep v-neckline but can be easily fixed with a nude cami. I am wearing a size 2 in this picture. This is one of those easy dresses that you can just throw on for the weekend. I can’t wait to pair it with a pair of white sandals when the weather gets warmer. Verdict: Bought.


I am always on the lookout for work pants that fit. This peachy color pants caught my attention as soon as I walked into the store. The length is great for someone my height. I am wearing a size 2 in this post but ended up getting a size 4. They run a bit smaller than a typical size 2 at H&M. The color is perfect for Spring. The price is also affordable at $14.95. Verdict: Bought. Note: The 20% off coupon expires this Sunday (4/22).

Enjoy the rest of your week,
Sydney

25 comments:

Tinacious Me said...

5 min from H&M? How lucky! If my office is that close, you'll see me there at lunch everyday! Thanks for the coupon!
xo, Tina
www.tinacious.me

Unknown said...

I really like those peach pants! Will have to check them out! Love that they run smaller :)

Anonymous said...

Love the dress on you. I am about 5' 1", with 4 young kids. Still trying to shed off my post partum belly. I weigh 115 lbs, trying to be 100 lbs. Anyways, I can't wait to head off to H&M to see if the dress looks ok on me. Thanks for your post.

Bonnie Hubbard said...

The closest H&M is about 100 miles away and they don't deliver to my state, needless to say I am uber jealous, but the pieces look great. You seriously have amazing taste.

Anonymous said...

LOL I agree with Tanacious Me. If my work place was close to any mall I probably visit everyday during lunch time! By the way I really like the floral dress on you.

lisacng said...

Oh my gosh, I want that dress! Going to HM tomorrow ;) Tks for sharing the coupon!

Unknown said...

That dress is floral and spring/summer perfect! Glad it fits you well. Waiting to see your paring with the pant. light colored pants are tough to work with for me.

simplyvonne said...

oh i totally forgot about the 20% off, i am going there fri then! i also work about 5 min away which is very dangerous for my pocket too :( glad you got that mod dress bc you look so cute in it!

Juneli said...

Lucky you! Love the mint skirt and those peach pants!!

Sydney's Fashion Diary said...

@Anonymous Hope the dress will work out for you =)

Mimi said...

wow, i'd love to work near the mall! ;) the mint skirt is really pretty! and it looks great on! :)

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/
Poshlocket Giveaway: Win a Shelly Fabric Choker

With Each Passing Day said...

No wonder you always find such good deal. Good choice on the dress. It looks great on you.

Amber @ EasyPetiteLooks.com said...

i stopped at our h&m today, too. I didnt see any of those items, actually! i ended up just picking up a white button down for $8. maybe i'll have to go back and check for things (like that dress!) before sunday. i love the color of those pants, so cheerful!
amber Easy Petite Looks

TaraMixandMatch said...

Really love the print on that dress that you bought!

palmandpineblog said...

I love that dress! I'm going to stop by h&m tomorrow to see if I can locate :)

xo, tasha
twenty-something blog
follow me

Callandra said...

I love both the dress and those pants! I can't wait to see how you style the pants. Too bad about the skirt...I've been wanting something mint colored but I certainly wouldn't want to have to wear a slip with it for sure ;)

Olyvia said...

I love these peachy hues on you! That print dress looks so pretty! Great finds! I really really need to visit my H&M!

Elle said...

I love the mint knit skirt! I didn't see it when I was there over the weekend...I guess I'll have to go back soon! :)

Thanks for the review Sydney, I can always count on you for the latest H&M news (comes with the territory when you work five minutes away from the mall, hehe)

Haus of Style said...

Love the peach pants. Will have to try it on first though cause I tend to be picky when choosing pants. Thanks for the review!

Unknown said...

cute!!!

http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

SewPetiteGal said...

That mod dress looks like it was made for you - so very pretty! Envious that your H&M is so close, mine is 25 minutes away :(

Anonymous said...

It was my first time at H&M today at the mall. Loved the prices & styles. Totally mortified that my once petite body doubled in size after having my babies. I tried on the white and peach strapless dress, instead of the dress on this post (husband picked it out). In other stores I'm a size 4 or 6, but only size 8 fits on me. *sigh* Maybe one day I'd love to shop there after I lose 15 lbs!

Unknown said...

Aww it's too bad the skirt wasn't fitting so well in the back - the color looks so pretty on you! I really like the mod dress on you too :)

floral print dress said...

Love the mint skirt and those peach pants!

Anonymous said...

I saw this skirt at H&M as well and had decided to come back grab it at a later point but they were all gone in a week! I was sulking over it till i read your post. Maybe I wouldn't have liked it as much if I had tried it on as well :) But the color was sooooo perfect and unique.

www.chiclycute.com