Thursday, April 12, 2012

From the Fitting Room: 2012 H&M Conscious Collection

My heart totally sank when I arrived at my local H&M this morning. There was not a single piece from the Conscious Glamour Collection. I asked a sales rep and they said they it was still unclear if they were going to get any of the pieces and if they did, they had no idea when it would be. Major bummer. I guess I will have to call and check on a daily basis because now that I can't have them, I'm even more obsessed. As per usual.

While in the store I did try on and purchase several pieces from the regular Conscious Collection. Most of the pieces were just ok, but the ones featured below I really liked and are very budget friendly.

Coral Pink Lace Top, XS (fits true to size), $14.95: I tried on all four colors (cream, yellow, mint and coral) that this top came in. The coral was hands down the winner. It fits a little on the loose side, especially in the arm holes, but for the price I thought it was a great spring/summer top. Verdict: purchased

Coral Pink Lace Skirt, Size 2 (fits like a 00p), $14.95: This was one of the items I had my eye on before I even went into the store. It didn't disappoint. The lace is really beautiful in person as is the color. This skirt fit me really well in the waist and hips and was the perfect length. Verdict: purchased

Pink Lace Dress, Size 2 (fits like a 00p), $29.95: If I didn't really love the way this dress looked (when I finally managed to get it on) there is no way I would have ever bought it. It took me almost 15 minutes to get it on and even then I had to give up and ask a sales associate to help me. There are not only two zippers, but also 3 buttons (photos below) to secure. And if someone with my crazy long arms can't do it, I don't know how anyone can. Once I got in on though, I just loved it and hopefully with some practice I will be able to put in on by myself! Verdict: Purchased.

These photos of the side back zipper and interior buttons don't tell the full story. I would bet money that this dress was designed by a man. No woman would make it this difficult to get a garment on.

UPDATE: I have received several requests for a back shot of the dress on. To my surprise and delight I discovered  pockets while doing the additional photo shoot. I don't know how I could have missed it the first time, but you can't even imagine how excited I was.


Brianna said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Loving the pink lace dress!

fairy.darling said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I want this pink dress so bad!
Maybe you have a photo of its open back? Want to see)

frockgirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi there, I just posted a photo of the back of the dress. Hope you like it!

fairy.darling said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for the additional photo!
I love backless dresses and this looks good on you.

And I didn't know that there are the pockets - that's good news. Love the dress even more. I've just ordered it from online-store!

Btw, have you purchased this dress? I think you have to)

frockgirl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks so much!

I did purchase the dress in a US size 2. I hope you like yours when it arrives. The pockets made me love it even more as well.

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