I recently started a new job and with it came the sudden realisation that absolutely nothing I owned was suitable for the work environment. Slight exaggeration. However having previously worked in the world’s most casual studio, it was a pleasant surprise to realise that some casual pieces can really translate well into Office Mode. Did this stop me from rushing out to Zara and Witchery et al for “emergency supplies”? Of course not! I’m never going to turn down an excuse to shop…
Anyway, that little anecdote has little to do with this outfit post, but it does explain my lengthy blog absence (I’ve been shopping this whole time, duh). I did manage to make it to the opening of H&M’s new Melbourne store this week at GPO, where I simultaneously managed to lose both my shit and a sickening amount of cash on cheap thrills.
For those of you who are wondering – H&M Australia lived up to it’s hype and exceeded it for me. I picked up this denim chambray shirt for a measly $29.95 and this faux leather skirt for $27.95. The faux fur jacket looks like the same sort of one you’d pick up on the high street for around $150, but only set me back $79.95… Where previous international retailers let us down by comparatively hiking up the prices once they hit our shores, H&M have stayed true to their word and definitely over-delivered.
The GPO building itself is a beautiful, white wonderland and has been transformed into a literal fast fashion heaven. It’s enormous and you could easily spend hours in there. I particularly loved the homewares section and managed to find some beautiful 100% linen doona sets in light grey and pink for just $79.95.
Anyway, this past six months has been a time of immense change in my life to say the least. More on that soon though. x