Monday, September 6, 2010

An H&M Haul

Yesterday, after putzing around the apartment until noon, I finally got ready and headed out to do some shopping! It's been a while since I spent an entire afternoon popping into a bunch of stores, not looking for anything in particular so I had a blast. I tried on things at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Bebe to no avail... and then hit up H&M. Now, I'm not usually a fan of H&M due to the low quality and the fact that most of the clothing doesn't fit me since I'm really petite. I think I own 1 sweater and 1 belt from there, both of which were lucky finds. Plus, the store completely overwhelms me because it's huge and always crowded! The lines for the dressing rooms and registers are ridiculously long, and today was no exception.

However, today was a different story, at least in terms of finding clothes! I spent $91.02 after tax for 6 items. I rarely have big hauls of clothing like this, especially at only one store so I was really excited! :) Here's what I bought:

2 t-shirts for $5.95 each. I swear by multiples! Here's one of them in navy with pink stripes. The other is navy with white stripes. I definitely needed some more basic items in my wardrobe.

I bought this dress and belt! Semi-casual on it's own or I could easily dress it up with tights/leggings and boots. Dress: $19.95. Belt: $6.95.

Leopard-print cardigan for $24.95. Same belt as above. Something fun for work, to be worn with black slacks or a black skirt. It's slightly wide on me, but I love the print so I couldn't say no!

Cream colored hoodie with navy stripes for $19.95. Really surprised that this fit so well! I absolutely love hoodies to just hang out in and for weekend wear. :)

Did you go shopping this weekend? What did you buy?


PetiteAsianGirl September 6, 2010 at 11:16 AM  

I like the leopard print cardi and the blue dress! Didn't see either of those at the store. I'm pretty happy with my H&M haul too. $50 for a Fall jacket and some kids denim : )

Frugalista September 6, 2010 at 12:19 PM  

I totally forgot about H&M. I did shop-at Express! I love shopping. You got some cute stuff.

Serendipity September 7, 2010 at 1:42 PM  

Love H&M! Haven't been there in awhile though. Did spend some money at the Coach store and some other places trying to get my fall wardrobe ready. Love the cardigan!

Sara September 8, 2010 at 7:44 PM  

Cool clothes. The dress is amazing. When did you go blonde?

Anonymous September 8, 2010 at 8:24 PM  

I also looooove hoodies - and I really like the one you picked! I got a few things at H&M recently. it's decent for non-work clothes that don't need to last forever, and easier on the wallet than other stores!

MoneyMaus September 9, 2010 at 2:02 AM  

@PAG - The H&M closest to me doesn't have a kids section, darn! Glad you got some good stuff :)

@Serendipity - There's a reason I don't go into Coach stores, haha. They take all my money!

@Sara - Thanks, and I've always been blonde. :)

@SP - Thanks! You're so right... stuff from there lasts me maybe 1-2 years of fairly frequent wear. But my wallet is happy!

Tiffany (Stuffed with Fluff) September 9, 2010 at 11:46 AM  

I love that blue dress. I don't normally shop at H&M due to quality issues, but I'll definitely try and check it out.

I'm on the hunt for some fall hoodies! I also have a stack of Nordstrom notes burning a hole in my pocket. Think it's time for new boots.

SoCal neighbor September 10, 2010 at 5:28 PM  

No shopping for me over the weekend, but I've been meaning to say thanks for the rec on the crossbody bag in a previous post! Was able to snag one at Marshalls. It holds a lot of stuff! :)

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 3:59 AM  

Yeah, I bought two tops and a skirt - all very summery and I can't wait to wear them! I went to Valleygirl, which yeah, is cheap and cheerful, and probably won't last more than two or three years.

I am very jealous of those prices - <$10 for tops! (I mean, I get that H&M must be pretty low-end, but that is dirt cheap for something brand new.)

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