H&m midi skirt in purple jacquard

OUTFIT | Floral jacquard midi skirt

What do you do when you find a photo backdrop that perfectly matches your new H&M midi skirt?

You take about a million photos of it, obviously… and then maybe a few more for luck. Well, would you expect any less of me?

This outfit features the second of two H&M midi skirts I’ve bought this year so far: I showed you the first one back in this post, and… yeah, I really like matching my outfits to my surroundings, huh?

H&m midi skirt in purple jacquard

Actually, this particular skirt was an accidental purchase: no, really! So, you know how H&M offer a ‘pay by invoice’ service, which means you can order from the website without having to part with any cash up front? (Er, if you didn’t know that, then, yes, they do: basically you place your order, they send it out, and then you get an invoice in the mail a few weeks later. I find it really handy, because H&M’s sizing is notoriously erratic, so it allows you to order more than one size, say, and only pay for whichever one you decide to keep – a bit like the Paypal Pay After Delivery service I’m always banging on about.)

Well, I love that service, but, on this occasion, it was my undoing. See, I’d been trying to talk myself out of buying this skirt for a couple of weeks. I knew I loved it, but I also knew I’d JUST bought one H&M midi skirt that month, and even I figured it would be a bit much to buy two of the things, no matter how pretty, and floral, and gloriously be-pocketed they were. So, I left the skirt sitting in my online basket while I fought this internal battle with myself, and then, one day, I decided I needed to buy a fitted sheet for our bed, and I needed to buy it RIGHTTHATVERYSECOND.

Yes, a fitted sheet was to blame for this skirt purchase: you couldn’t make this up, could you?

(Actually, you probably could: you just wouldn’t necessarily want to, because, honestly, this story was a lot more interesting when it was just inside my head…)

Anyway, the bedlinen this fitted sheet was to go with just-so-happened to have been purchased from H&M, so I quickly jumped online, pulled up the website, found the sheet I wanted, and hit the “buy now” button… completely forgetting about the purple H&m midi skirt that was already in my basket at the time. Now, with any other website, this wouldn’t have happened, because I’d have had to go through a whole checkout procedure, and given my card details etc, but, this being H&M, as soon as I hit “complete purchase,” the order was placed – skirt and all. No, I really WASN’T paying much attention to this process – I hold my hand up in shame.

Of course, I realised what I’d done within seconds of placing the order, but by then it was too late to cancel it, so I dithered a bit, and then told myself I’d just return the skirt when it arrived.

Well, you can see how THAT worked out, huh?  I mean, AS IF I was going to send back this bad boy – especially when I realised how well it worked with the shoes and sweater shown in the photos. I’m not made of steel, people!

And that’s the fascinating story of how I came to purchase two new skirts within just a few days of each other. It’s also the story of how I came to ask Terry to enable some kind of parental lock on the H&M website: I obviously can’t be trusted to use it responsibly, can I?


How I styled my H&M midi skirt:

H&M purple floral jacquard midi skirt

Office ‘Hey Girl’ bow pumps

Demylee ‘Gemma’ sweater*


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  • This skirt is awesome. I really like your style.
    Greets, Bianca

    May 31, 2017
  • Brenda


    Very pretty!

    May 31, 2017
  • Myra Boyle


    Love this outfit and the backdrop

    May 31, 2017
  • D. Johnson


    Great idea of having a parental lock for shopping sites! This is a glorious Spring outfit! LOVE the shoes!

    May 31, 2017
  • Ellen


    Now that is one well coordinated outfit! It looks great on you and very late-Springy. H&M do house stuff? I didn’t even know.

    May 31, 2017
  • Lise


    The skirt looks better on you than on the model at H&M. Gorgeous outfit. And gorgeous backdrop.

    June 1, 2017
  • Such gorgeous colours on you Amber, it would have been a crime to send it back!!! X

    June 1, 2017
  • This skirt is so cool & Fits perfect. I will shop a long midi skirt in apple green or apricot shade with the same floral pattern.

    June 3, 2017
  • Well, thank goodness for happy accidents! The skirt looks just lovely on you 🙂
    and bonus points for using the word “dithered” 😀 😀 😀 😀

    June 4, 2017
  • Rachael Dickinson


    Stunning amazing pics!!

    Rachael xox

    June 20, 2017