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Dressing the bump – H&M cropped animal print top

So, I stopped by Topshop the other day to check out their maternity range. I left empty-handed (apart from a pair of leggings) as the collection failed to impress me, especially when you consider their pretty high prices.

Instead I stopped by always cheap and reliable H&M where I bought this cropped viscose top for £13.

I haven’t really had any weird pregnancy-related food cravings, but when it comes to clothes I don’t seem to be able to resist animal print at the moment. Very strange.

Here I’m wearing it with converse boots (bought many many years ago in India), a long viscose skirt from H&M and a wooden second-hand bracelet, found in Chiswick (notice how I’ve colour-coordinated boots w. bracelet….wohooo).

New from H&M: animal print harem/jodphur/peg trousers

I bought these in H&M yesterday. They cost 20 pounds and are 100% viscose. Basically I just bought them to have something comfy to lounge around in at home, but I might wear them out with a pair of wedges and maybe a black cropped jacket.

They come in black as well, but I of course had to get the animal printesque version. I’m not normally a fan of patterns this sharp and bright, but needed something to lighten up these horribly dark and rainy days.

Raaaaawwwwwwwrrrrr….. – the perfect vintage animal print scarf

Var på genbrugs-tour i fancy-pants Belgravia og Pimlico den anden dag (fantastisk område for genbrug og guide følger i morgen!) og i Retromania hapsede jeg det perfekte oversize vintage vilddyrstørklæde. Det skal ikke være nogen hemmelighed, at jeg har en forkærlighed for dyreprint, men er trods alt blevet lidt mere konservativ med alderen, så SÅ vildt skal det heller ikke være (sagde hun og tænkte med lige dele øm nostalgi og rædsel tilbage på gymnasietidens leopardlegging og jeans med pytonprint).

Derfor er dette her i nude/beige/brune nuancer og med bittesmå  vilde pletter som skræddersyet til at blive båret om min hals resten af efteråret. Gav 20 pund for det, ikke vildt billigt, men det har håndrullede kanter og jeg knuselsker det.

I recently undertook a charity shopping tour of posh Belgravia and Pimlico (guide to this excellent second-hand area is on its way!). It’s no secret that I’ve been obsessed with animal prints for almost two decades. BUT beware: if you’re not careful those roaring, snarling wild dots and stripes can easily become overkill and make you look more like messy roadkill than sexy starlet.

Less is more is the way to go. So I instantly fell in love with the understatedness of this oversized scarf when I saw it in Retromania.  I paid 20 pounds for it and it’s worth every penny, it even has hand-rolled edges. I’ll probably be wearing it non-stop and use it to brighten up otherwise dark autumn outfits.