Quite sure this chair and bench combo from H&M Home will not be the most comfortable to rest on for a longer period of time. But it looks oh so pretty just over there in the corner.
Let me start by saying I am still on my shopping sabbatical. Crazy right? I did make one exception though for a pair of boring but very practical black trousers from Mango: I already own one pair of them, I wear them to death and I was worried they would get discontinued. They are the type of trousers that are the perfect staple for everyday wear and so the cost per wear comes to nothing which made me feel that purchase was justified.
I hardly ever go into H&M anymore, because quite frankly their shops depress me to no end: harsh lighting, endless long lines at the one till out of three that is open, staff nowhere to be found, the place always looks like a mess and as per usual the one or two items I specifically come for are always out of stock in my size or just not there at all.
I have not bought shoes at H&M in ages but these 3 flats tick quite a few boxes for ideal summer wear: the white fabric ones are perfect under jeans, the maroon slides with the different shaped straps would liven up any plain black outfit and the black suede with the tiny heel are both pretty and comfortable enough to wear for a night out.
As of writing this post, this kimono is nowhere to be found on the Dutch H&M website (much like the linen suit as you will recall, this too vanished within 2 days of spotting it) and I noticed it is all but sold out on the foreign sites as well. Which can only mean I am not the only one on the perpetual look-out for a reasonably priced full-length kimono.
So after seeing blogger Emma Hill (and by the way: I am addicted to her hilarious weekly vlogs) looking amazing in this H&M linen suit I have clicked it into my virtual shopping basket no less than four times to…well you know…’have a long hard think about it‘ first.
In case anyone ever wondered if I actually buy any of the stuff I show here, the answer is ‘Oh yes.’ My parcel delivery guy can also attest to that (we are on a first name basis *cough*). And since I have come to loathe shopping in town I almost always resort to online shopping. Nothing beats trying on clothes in the comfort of my own dressing room (I mean come on Zara, what is with the preposterous long queues?) and the ability to match outfits on the spot in pleasant lighting.