The only thing I really wanted was those white leather pants that have so beautifully clothed the limbs of Leandra Medine (The Man Repeller) and Camille Charrière (Camille over the Rainbow). Obviously with my luck they didn't even have them at the Georgetown location, however, they did have the black. I snatched up the 2 and the 4 as. Rookie move. How could I forget that H&M's sizing is so skewed that there was definitely no chance in hell that I would ever fit in a size 4, let alone a size 2? Getting them up my legs was no difficult feat, but closing them -- I didn't even try. Obviously all the bigger sizes were gone by the time I could ask for a larger size, and when I saw other women trying them on all I could wonder was how on earth did they look so good on the aforementioned Chicistanis? And what freaking size are they even wearing?!
Anyway, I did leave with a black tuxedo blazer, the staple navajo cardigan, the silver brocade bomber, one of Isabel's signature printed skirts, a linen tank, and of course, with a significant dent in my checking account.
I'd have to say the best piece from the collection is a tie between the blazer and the cardigan. The blazer looks really nice and has an amazing tailored, yet perfectly boxy fit, that hits your hips right at the perfect spot. It's basically everything I've been looking for in a black blazer. I actually tried to search for a better black blazer on the interwebs and failed miserably. The cardigan though is literally exactly like the designer's original version of it, save for the extra long fringes. My boss has the original one and was so surprised by the similarity in quality and style. She paid more than a grand for hers while I only paid 150$. Cha-ching.
Was all of this worth it, though? I am still unsure. Thinking about how much money I spent, at H&M no less, is kind of frustrating. Like, those Church boots could be sitting in my closet right now along with a significant amount of change to my name. But then again, that's one pair of boots in exchange for 5 great pieces. Was I blinded by the label? Definitely. Do I regret it? It's hard to say. Yes, but at the same time the thought of returning or reselling any of the things I got seems rather difficult. I mean that navajo cardigan is selling on eBay right now for almost triple it's price (!!!), but even that doesn't seem incentive enough to let go. If this isn't a fashion girl problem, I don't know what is. So, how did you guys do? Anyone else experiencing shopper's remorse? Do tell.
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