H&M Haul

So originally this post was supposed to be about nostalgia and how I’m basically drowning in it at this time of year. Last year, at this time, I was convocating from one of Canada’s, and the world’s, most prestigious universities. Last year, at this time, I was filled with hope and excitement for the future.

Last year, at this time, I was excitedly attending classes at an amazing Creative Book Publishing Program, preparing for a passion-filled career in book publishing.

This post was already going to be a bit sappy and depressing, but since I just heard back from a job position that I had applied to, and it wasn’t good news, I realised I couldn’t write that post without succumbing to a bold black type and CAPS LOCK for the whole post in order to vent my anger and frustration.

So I’ll spare you that, and instead we’ll look at pretty pictures of frivolous pieces of clothing and accessories, yeah?

So, as usual, I didn’t go in planning to spend a whole whack of money, yeah? I went in trying to exchange this beautiful ring in size, and a few other things latched onto to my arms as I walked around the store.

Let’s start with the ring I exchanged it for.

It looks kind of brown in colour here, but it’s actually a pale pink and has a star shape inside of it it. I’ve never bought a circle ring before, but fell in love with the colour and style right away.

I also bought this sheer, pale pink scarf, which was originally $13, but then ended up being on sale for $5! God, I love when that happens 😀

Of course, it’s lined with those cute little bobbles at the end of it, which I absolutely love, and has this shiny quality too, which I haven’t worn before.

Next in the accessories department is this gorgeous turquoise and pearl necklace, which is super long, just how I love my necklaces to be. 🙂

This pale turquoise is really in right now, and it took all my might to not even glance at the pink one. It was difficult, but I did it! LOL.

But given how beautiful this one is, I might have to go back to pick up the pink one too, so I can do some mixing and matching.

I’ve been looking for some sufficient cover-up options for a few months now, since I’m sick of all my clothes and also because they don’t fit anymore. That’s why the next item isn’t that exciting or daring, but is something that every hijabi needs to have (at least I think so).

Yup, boring I know, but my other white cardigan is looking kinda worn, so I’m excited to have this to brighten up my outfits.

The next item is a cropped t-shirt (it doesn’t look too cropped in the picture, but I assure you, it’s cropped), and it’s something that I would have never glanced at had it not been on sale. Oh God, now I sound like my mom, who gravitates first to the big SALE sign on clothes.

But anywho, this little t-shirt is so not my style, and you’ll know this if you’re a follower of this blog. I like pink, lace, fun, and flirty. But that’s exactly why I love this shirt, because it’s so different from everything else I wear, which I’m slowly getting sick of.

Can’t wait to pair this with my navy maxi dress!

Last, but most definitely not least, is the piece de resistance! I’d found this maxi dress on the H&M website ages ago, and tried looking for it since then, only to be met with confused looks from the associates.

I figured I’d missed it, but then it showing up in their advertisements for their summer collection, so I knew it hadn’t come in yet. I started calling in so many times that the girl at one store knew me by voice!

Anywho, to make a long story short, I got my dress. And it’s so darn beautiful.

It’s got this really funky tribal pattern all over it, which I don’t have anything in, and it’s so fun and colourful.

It’s also got this fabulous beading along the neck area. Here’s a closeup:

Anywho, that’s everything! And yes, I know, that was a lot of stuff. ^_^ I actually bought the dress last week, and then everything else today.

Hope this post filled with frivolous things has cheered you up slightly, or if you weren’t down like me, hope it at least made you smile. 🙂

And now I should really get back to writing that book I keep procrastinating on…

Thanks for reading,


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  1. Chelsey says:

    I LOVE all of this! What an awesome haul =). Can’t wait to see you all fashioned up next time we get together (which should be soon.. I have TONS of books for you ;).)

  2. Natalie says:

    That’s too bad about the job but I’m sure you’ll find your dream job eventually! Shopping is always a great destresser though! LOVE those pearl necklaces that you got! Ugh now I want to go shopping too!

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