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Dressing the bump – black on black from H&M

I was running out of comfy everyday clothes, so HAD to stop by my favourite H&M on Regent Street to get fresh supplies. I chose three different items that are easily combined, and they’re all stretchy so I’ll be able to wear them all summer (hopefully).

I bought this A-shaped cotton top with a pocket detail, as it’s perfect for wearing over trousers or leggings for that everyday casual look. £7.99.

There was also a big selection of viscose tops/cardigans on display. They come in many different colours, but I played it safe and went for good ol’ black. £7.99.

It’s perfect for wearing over the A-shaped top. I’ve spiced the outfit up with my old WoodWood necklace.

And the totally simple maxi-dresses are back.

Last year I bought one that was 100% viscose, but it’s shape has gone ballistic and it gets longer and longer every time I wear it + it’s so thin and see-through that you have to wear something underneath. Not nice for a hot and bothered pregnant woman.

So I was happy to see that this year H&M have mixed the viscose with cotton. And the fabric is thicker. This dress also comes in a white & blue + a red & blue speckled version.

Again I just went for black and bought two as I’m convinced I’ll wear them all summer, and they’re probably going to be sold out soon. £12.99.

I’m wearing it with my old brass Bambi necklace from affordable British jewellery brand Galibardy.

And I can of course pair it with my new viscose top.

The gladiator sandals are from Office. I bought them two summers ago, but they still sell them. They come in many different colours and cost £37. Buy them here.

I just wish the quality was a bit better as the leather is not soft enough and they hurt a bit when I wear them for too long. Guess I’ll have to go on the hunt for a pair of handmade ones.

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).

Dressing the bump – H&M python print dress

My old cold has been substituted by a new one. Great. But in between being sick I did manage to pop into H&M at Regent Street.

I was there to buy socks and leggings,  but their sale is still on and I just couldn’t resist the flirty looks from this python print dress.

It is made from a mix of cotton and modal and is so comfortable and best of all: stretchy. It was half price and only cost 15 pounds.

Dressing the bump: new from H&M

So, the other day I finally reached a state of “oh my god I don’t have ANYTHING to wear”. I needed a quick fix and didn’t have enough patience nor time to rummage through numerous charity shops.

So instead I headed straight for the always helpful and cheap H&M, and apart from maternity leggings and tights (oh boy, are they comfortable) I came back with these three items in my shopping bag.

Neither of them are from the boring maternity range, I’ve simple bought a bigger size.

First up is this oversized grey polyester *shudder* poncho/sweater. It comes in off-white and dark blue as well. Price £14.99. I’ve paired it with a wool skirt, Carvela wedges and an old plastic necklace from a Wood-Wood fashion show.

I love this long cotton dress because of its crazy animal print-like pattern. And because it was reduced to £10 from £24.99.

Last up is this beige and black striped cotton dress. It’s very stretchy and sooo comfortable. It cost £14.99. Here I’m wearing it with a second-hand necklace and my beloved Shoe Biz boots.

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.

New from H&M: nude, black and lace

When I was on my highstreet hunt for winter boots I also quickly checked out the stock in my favourite H&M at Regent Street. I try to avoid it as much as I can as there’s a bit too much buy-and-throw-away-in-a-few-months tackiness about their clothes.

But H&M is amazing if you’re after cheap wardrobe basics  with a modern and edgy twist – especially if you stick to natural materials like cotton and viscose.

I ended up with this basic cotton sweater/top, I love the slouchy shape and the nude colour. Comes in MANY other colours. £ 7.99

Up second is this long black skirt in 100% soft viscose. It’s soooo comfy, it’s like the tracksuit of skirts. Perfect for lazy weekends at home but also looks pretty classy with a pair of wedge boots. I haven’t washed it yet, so don’t know how well it holds up (cheapo viscose is risky business). £ 12.99.

And here they are, hand in hand:

H&M do some pretty great tights and leggings as well. Bought this pair of lace leggings. They are soft and stretchy and have a nice wide waistband. £ 9.99.

More H&M bling

Og nu vi snakker om fine H&M smykker, så se lige den her i metal og “lædersnore”, som min veninde lige har købt i H&M for omkring 15 pund. Vi var alle overbeviste om, at det var noget smadderdyrt designerlir, hun havde investeret i. Sådan en vil jeg da også gerne ha’.

English: Speaking of H&M jewellery, look what my friend just bought for around 15 pounds. The necklace is made of metal bits and “leather” cords. I was convinced it was a piece of expensive designer bling. Well done H&M.

Photo: Mette Bassett

New from H&M – triple black

Jamen, min underbevidsthed mener åbenbart stadig, at jeg mangler sorte ting i skabet. I hvert fald styrer den imod dem som et varmesøgende missil, og det endda i takt med at sommertemperaturen stiger støt udenfor. Så nu kan jeg have det endnu varmere iført disse tre ravnsorte basisting:

Apparently my sub-conscious mind is totally convinced that my closet needs even more black clothes. It keeps steering me towards them in the shops – despite the sunny and humid hotness outside. So now I’m the proud owner of three more black items from H&M:

Photo: Mette Bassett

First up er der denne lange, sorte bomuldsnederdel i bomuld/polyamid/stretch med lille slids bagpå. Sådan en enkel fætter havde jeg ledt længe efter. Vil bruge den om sommeren med en tanktop og om efteråret med asymmetriske overdele. Pris 20 pund.

I love the basic look of this long cotton/polyamid/elasthane skirt with at small slit on the back. I will pair it with a white tank top in the summer and asymmetrical layers in the autumn. Price 20 pounds.

Photo: Mette Bassett

Er også bukket under for trenden med trøjer, der stumper. De er allerbedst tilsat et par højtaljede bukser. Den her er i viscose og kostede 7 pund.

I decided to try out the “cropped t-shirt” trend, and I rather like this one when worn with high-waisted trousers. Price 7 pounds.

Photo: Mette Bassett

Elsker snittet i denne top, som desværre er 100% polly. Men den har små fine skulderpuder og kostede kun 15 pund. Fås i flere fine farver, bl.a. en lys karrygrøn.

I love the cut of this top, although the quality isn’t brilliant as it’s 100% polyester. But it has nice shoulder pads and is perfect over at top on chilly summer evenings. Cheap as well: 15 pounds. It also comes in other colours.

New from H&M – Fashion Against AIDS dress & summer tops

Foto: Mette Bassett

Jeg var en tur i H&M for at bytte en kjole og besluttede mig for at købe lidt billige basis-ting til sommergarderoben i stedet. Først faldt jeg over denne sorte kjole fra Fashion Against AIDS-kollektionen. Den er i viscose, som desværre har lidt tendens til ikke at holde formen. Men jeg elsker det enkle design, de små skulderpuder og lynlåsen i nakken, og så tror jeg ikke, jeg ejer en mere behagelig kjole. Er nærmest som at rende rundt i joggingtøj og jeg har boet i den, siden jeg købte den. Pris 15 pund.

English: I’d recently returned a faulty dress in H&M and wanted to buy some cheap basic summer items instead. I instantly spotted this black viscose dress from the Fashion Against AIDS collection. At 15 pounds this isn’t top quality and the viscose does stretch a bit when you wear it. But I forgive it, because I love the shape, the shoulder pads and the zipper in the back + it couldn’t be more comfortable.

Foto: Mette Bassett

Jeg gik også fra butikken med to sorte “tube tops” i bomuld (2.99 pund, fås i flere farver og mønstre), et par sorte haremsbukser til 7.99 og disse to toppe: en sort, assymmetrisk (6.99) og en blå og hvid stribet (2.99). Nu  kan sommeren bare komme an!

English: I also ended up buying two black cotton tube tops to wear underneath dresses etc. (2.99 pounds each, come in a variety of colours) and a pair of comfy and cheap black harem pants (7.99) and these two tops: A black assymmetrical one (6.99) and a blue and white striped one (2.99). Bring on the summer!

Foto: Mette Bassett

New from H&M – Long black dress

H&M har også indtaget Japan. Jeg faldt over en af deres butikker i shoppingdistriktet Shinjuku en af de allersidste dage, og ville bare lige hurtigt stikke hovedet indenfor. Jeg endte alligevel med at forlade butikken med denne sorte, lange viscosekjole med bryderryg. (Fås også i sort/hvid stribet udgave). Den kostede kun omkring 80 kr., så budgettet blev heldigvis ikke væltet. Til gengæld er kvaliteten ikke i top, stoffet er super tyndt og halvgennemsigtig. Men jeg elsker lange kjoler og den lange silhuet for tiden, der er noget seriøst elegant over dem.

English: Swedish clothes empire H&M has also landed in Japan. I saw one of their shops in shopping district Shinjuku and just had to take a peek. No way was I going to buy anything…..ahem.  I came out with this long viscose dress and a black tube top to wear underneath. It was only around 8 pounds ( they sell them in H&M in London right now, in black + a black & white striped).  I’m so into long dresses at the moment and love the way they elongate your silhouette. I just wish the quality was better as the fabric is super thin and quite see-through.

Foto: Mette Bassett

Her er den i daglig brug, kombineret med jakke fra H&M og et par sorte lange snørestøvler fra L.K. Bennett (de er i det blødeste læder, og minder mig lidt om en luksusudgave af de Doc Martens støvler jeg gik med i gymnasiet, og jeg fandt dem ubrugte til 30 pund i genbrugsbutik i Chiswick).

English: Here I’m wearing it with a jacket from H&M and a pair of long laced-up leather boots from L.K. Bennett. They’re soft as butter, remind me of a luxury version of the Doc Martens boots I always wore in highschool, and were as good as new when I bought them for 30 pounds in a second hand-shop in Chiswick.

Foto: Mette Bassett