De- mouseificationPosted: January 27, 2011
Back in October I saw this photo of Stephanie Zwicky of Le Blog de Big Beauty and immediately fell in love with her blouse.
Stephanie cited it as being from the H&M main range and I hit the street the following day determined to seek it out. I trawled every single H&M store in the city but to no avail. I was MIFFED. Then, last week I was breezing through the store not looking for anything in particular and THERE IT WAS, but in red, not the original cream. It was in the main line, as Stephanie had said, not the bland tent-tastic BiB range so I grabbed the biggest size there was (14) and headed straight for the checkout.
Once I got home I tried it on with a black skirt and thought oh-o….. I look bit um…. MINNIE MOUSE.
Not the look I was going for. I hung the offending article on my wardrobe door determined to somehow de-rodentify it and today I think I succeeded. My latest ASOS purchase arrived this morning which included this skirt…
…add a few accessories and I think I’ve cracked it…..
…..still mousey or now rodent free?
On the subject of being able to fit into an item from the H&M main line- its a very loose cut blouse. My bust measurement is 54.5″ or 138.5cm and it fits me just fine without being tight at all. It’s comfortable to wear. It’s a shame it’s not a couple of inches longer to cover the podgy belly a bit but of course it was never cut to fit someone of my stature so I can live with it. The only other thing is that I can’t do up the buttons on the sleeves. The size 14 cuffs measure 26cm/ 10″ when buttoned up but I can’t do them up at all. Stephanie has managed to button up hers but mine just have to stay open. There is room to move the buttons a few centimetres but I don’t think even that is enough for my fat arms. Lovely blouse though and it just goes to show that you never know what you might find in the straight section.
PS- The same blouse is available in black with white spots but I have decided to buy no more black clothes for the time being as I have more than enough.