On this particular day we were "killing some time" so I decided to venture in for a look. The one rack I was drawn to was a rack full for dress shirts. Ok, so it's nothing exciting, but I don't have ANY dress shirts that fit me properly and these ones looked pretty slim cut and there were a bunch of size 2's. I thought why not and grabbed a few to try on at home.
Here are some pictures:
Shirt: H&M size 2
Skirt: Jacob size 0
While I like this look with the pencil skirt overall this is way to conservative for my current place of employment - I would feel way done up and almost stuffy if I wore this to work.
The shirt fit nicely in some places but was too big in the bust area and I thought the material was bunching up too much in the arms:
Side view - again you can see it's too big in the bust area:
View from the back:
Here is the shirt untucked:
It's hard to see from far but there is a nice pin striping running though it and the detail is carried through on the cuff:
Just in case I liked the shirt I got two more but in solid colours:
Same fit overall although I do like the sleeves rolled up better - the sleeves don't bunch up as much.
Overall, for about $30 I think these were a great buy. If you are a bustier petite this might work although as with all button down shirts there is a risk of gaping.
For me however I think I will return these; I love the look of a crisp button down shirt but I have to find one that works for me.
I did manage to find this work blazer which I will probably wear more casually with jeans.
Blazer: H&M size 2
The sleeves are a little long but I prefer the look of them rolled up anyway.
Sadly no pretty lining :( I think that should be a rule -- all jackets and purses should ALWAYS have pretty lining!
So at least I found one item to keep!
I also tried on a pair of kids "jeggings". I was on the hunt for black leggings and I thought I would give these funny little pants a try. The were kind of a thick legging material, had an elastic waist band and had jean pockets! LOL! Oh -- and a place to write your name on the tag :D
These were just laughable:
First off these were too long on me - the waist was a little big despite the elastic but you can see where they are pulling at the crotch since they don't fit my hips.
The side view isn't any more flattering:
The back view is just horrendous!!!!!!
The best part though:
Name tag! LOL!