Monday, April 11, 2011

H&M Finds Part 1 - Lace Crop Top

I saw this H&M Lace Crop Top on Michelle of The Petite Fitting Room and loved how it had a flared shape at the bottom (perfect for tummy accommodation!).  Make sure you check out her review so you can see it on a non-preggy petite.  :)

The lace is lovely - I love the larger lace pattern plus the swirls.  For $17.95, I think this is a very cute and inexpensive little top that will wind up being pretty versatile.  I wound up getting the size S rather than XS even though the S is a little roomy on top.  I figured I should buy things that will work for rapid expansion LOL - plus the S was about 1.5" longer which is a plus.

The navy belt with cognac faux leather is another H&M find.  Only $5.95!

 
Blazer: J. Crew, Navy Blue, Sz 0
Lace Top:  H&M Lace Crop Top, S
Navy Top:  LOFT Silk Shell w/ Beaded Accent, XS
Necklace:  DIY Cameo + Pearls (Buy here)
Belt:  H&M, Navy/Cognac Skinny Belt, S
Skirt:  Old Navy Tiered Skirt, Khaki
Shoes:  Gucci d'Orsay Pumps, Camel

17 comments:

  1. Ooh I love this look! I just saw the shirt on Michelle earlier, and it seemed too low to tuck in, so I'm surprised. It looks awesome though. And you're back to looking not pregnant! Seriously.

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  2. I love the outfit! Love how you pulled it all together with the blazer on top. Not that I need advice on this, but you should totally make a post about fashion during pregnancy. ; )

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  3. I have been loving the spring items at H&M, and I WANT your belt! I didn't see it before, but now I just might have to go back to look for it.

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  4. aww you are soo talented! i love your etsy shop too!

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  5. Wow, it seems like this outfit hid your bump. I am also surprised that it can be tucked in, I guess its as versatile as everyone claims. It looks great on you! I am loving the way you pair it with the blazer.

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  6. Wow, that shirt has more potential than I thought when I first saw it on Michelle's blog. What do i know, haha. This outfit look amazing on you! didn't even notice your baby bump,... and that cameo necklace works perfectly. Another favorite outfit for me!

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  7. I just did a post on lace!! Your lace top is really pretty!

    Monique xx

    misszuman.blogspot.com

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  8. ohh i love that lace top. looks great on you and i really like how you styled it. i would never have thought of tucking it in-- makes it more dressy.

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  9. Oh what a pretty top! Lace is always so feminine and perfectly flirty. Btw you can still hardly tell you have a preggers tummy :)

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  10. I saw this belt the other day. I really liked it. It came in so many other colors, but I needed 1 extra hole and it wasn't a punchable belt. but luckily, I just bought 3 belts on sale from J.crew that vicky blogged about.

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  11. Loveeee the necklace. Old charm feel but perfect for your adorable outfit.

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  12. I like how you layered the lace top with a contrasting color underneath. You look great! I had to look verrry closely to see a baby bump in this outfit :)

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  13. SPG.....love love this outfit/look on you! I found similar lace top and wore in my latest youtube video but it's a bit different...still from H & M and same price but has buttons down the back of it...

    Your shoes are super cute too! And btw- wearing your necklace you sent me today! It's awesome!!!

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  14. oooh, I saw that top on her and I really liked how it flares at the bottom. But I love how you also made it seem more fitted by tucking it in. I do love the big lace detail, too.

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  15. Ooohh very nice! And at such a great price too!

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  16. Ski Petite - Thank you! The "S" is definitely longer than the "XS" - the only bad thing is that it is a tad bigger at the bust / armholes but if you wear it underneath things then no one else will see it.

    Jessy - Thanks so much! LOL about not needing advice on preggy wear :D I haven't done too many pregnancy-specific posts - I'm trying to sprinkle "advice" throughout all the posts so it's not too pregnancy-heavy.

    Amy - You should definitely go check it out! It's such a good price and I love the combo of navy blue + cognac! Plus the grommeted belt holes (I'm hoping) means it will hold up pretty well.

    Juicy lady - Thanks for stopping by and saying such kind things!! :)

    Jarucha - Thanks so much! You'd be amazed what a blazer can hide ;)

    Olyvia - Aw, thanks so much! I don't think I can pull off Michelle's look at the moment so I knew I needed to do a little bit of a different take on it :)

    Monique - Thanks so much! I'll have to check out your post :)

    Ping - Thank you! I can't pull off untucked right now - it looks very tent-y :)

    Laura - Aww, thanks - you are so sweet! I do love this lace print a LOT!

    Aubrey - Yep, I totally agree. As a preggy, I can still fit in XS but bought S to grow into. It's unfortunate that you can't add extra holes because I do think the color combo is super cute! I'll have to check out the J. Crew belts that Vicky blogged about.

    Sherri - Thank you! I really love the cameo look right now and I think it dresses up any kind of outfit :)

    Cee - Thanks! I really liked how it made the lace pattern pop out more. On hiding the belly, the tucking in point + blazer was good camouflage :D

    Annie - Thanks so much! I'll have to re-look at that post - I was so busy staring at your handbags that I didn't pay proper attention :) I'm so GLAD you like the necklace!!

    Hurricanekerrie - It's so hard to find big lace in the fabric stores so I was happy to see Michelle's post on top of the great price - LOVE it!

    Fashion to Go - Thanks! Isn't it great when you can get something cute for a good price? Those are my favorite shopping moments :)

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  17. Something about this outfit works really really well. the pearls? the blouse? anyways, I like it!

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