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6 September Wardrobe Updates from H&M

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H&M bell-shaped floral skirt
UK fashion blogger Forever Amber in green floral midi skirt and white sweater
H&M floral skirt

H&M bell-shaped floral skirt
September: it’s a funny old month, isn’t it?

Sometimes it’s hot, sometimes it’s cold. Sometimes it still feels like summer, other times it does a passably good impression of the very depths of winter. You just never really know where you stand with September, do you? It’s like everyone’s least-favourite ex-boyfriend, really: if only we could just block its number, and stop returning its calls!

Alas, though, we have to just get on with it instead, and what better way to keep the September blues at bay than with a sneaky little H&M order? (No need to answer that question, by the way: I know there are plenty of better ways to beat the blues, it’s just that this is MY way, and I’m sticking to it. M’kay?) If you read my ‘Blogger Mailbag’ post last week, you’ve probably already seen this skirt, which arrived in an absolutely gigantic box. The other item in that box? Er, it was a candle, actually: and just a regular-sized candle at that. I’ve no idea why H&M thought it required such a huge box, but oh well: ours is not to question why…

Anyway, that box might have been (mostly) empty, but a quick look at the H&M website was enough to convince me that I could easily fill another one, if I had the means to. I’m resisting for now, but here are some of my favourite items from H&M right now, just in case you want to take delivery of a big ol’ box of your own. You’re welcome.

HM September wish list

01. Jacquard weave skirt

This whole look reminds me of this outfit, which I wore back in July. And no, the fact that I already have a near-identical one doesn’t stop me wanting THIS one. Should it?

02. Pink court shoes

Totally wouldn’t have guessed these were H&M, if I hadn’t seen them on the website. I also like the ‘light mole’ version, but the pink has won my heart.

03. Bell-shaped skirt

It’s not ACTUALLY shaped like a bell, but it is very full, I’ll give it that…

04. Black ribbed dress

It’s basic, but then, so am I. I could see this being one of those “wear every day” kind of dresses: totally simple, but so easy to dress up if you wanted to.

05.  Polka dot cigarette pants

Look, they have polka dots on them: need I say more?

06. Green lace pencil skirt

I’d actually discounted this when I saw it online, because I hate the fact that the lining is shorter than the skirt itself, but then I happened to see it in the window of an H&M I passed last week, and was immediately struck with the conviction that the world my closet would be a better place with this skirt in it. I’ve yet to put this theory to the test, because I’m doing my best to resist the siren song of skirts right now (by which I mean, “I like to at least PRETEND I’m not going to buy them, even although I know I am”), but maybe I owe it to myself to find out for sure that I really do hate the lining? And there’s only one way to do THAT, isn’t there?

H&M full floral skirt
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H&M bell shaped skirt

Office ‘On to Point’ courts

ZARA sweater (new season’s colours here)

Phillip Lim ‘Pashli’ satchel* (current colours here)

Ted Baker sunglasses

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  • Myra
    September 12, 2016

    You will look fabulous in any of these. Bet you can’t resist for long.

  • Anna nuttall
    September 12, 2016

    H&M is always my favorite high street shop and their A/W items have been on point this year. Love the black ribbed dress. xx

  • What Lou Wore 365
    September 12, 2016

    Oh those pink shoes! I just wish they were lower, I’ve got some grey points half that height from H&M that I adore and they’re much more comfortable for me than always wearing really high heels. I do have a H&M GV from my birthday though so I need to pop it for a looksee at some stage, the polka trousers are very tempting too although I already have navy with white spots from GAP. Ah but it’s nice to look isn’t it!

  • Charlotte
    September 12, 2016

    I really really love the floral skirt! I need something like that in my life 🙂

  • Abi
    September 12, 2016

    Thanks for being the only blogger who doesn’t totally fangirl over autumn 😉

    Also, great set of products. They do have a nice selection this season.

  • Miss Kitty
    September 13, 2016

    I am so excited. We have just got the first H&M shop open in NZ!! And it’s only about an hour from where I live. I will be making a trip very, very soon… although I’m hoping to stock up on summer clothes!

  • Trona
    September 13, 2016

    I love H&M, it’s one of my favourite high street shops but an absolute nightmare to shop online with: both with delivery and sizing. I always check out their coat selection every year, such nice cuts for reasonable prices <3

  • Aure
    September 14, 2016

    hello,ciao Amber…great outfit!…You’re always so super stylish and chic…always your outfits are a charming work of Art…cheers!

  • Spreading Color
    March 14, 2017

    You look gorgeous! I love your floral skirt and the way you have styled it. Also, I wish I had your hair color lol beautiful, just beautiful.


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