Sunday, March 31, 2013

Satchels + H&M Fitting Room Pics

Hi Everyone! I hope you enjoyed the weekend and Easter holiday! 
I wanted to share with you all my shopping finds.
When I saw this Michael Kors Satchel, I immediately thought of the Prada Saffiano Double-Zip Tote and Tory Burch Robinson Double-Zip Tote. Although the MK satchel does not have the double zip compartment, the design and saffiano leather looks very similar to both higher end bags. MK bags usually have a lot of large hardware attached to them, but I'm glad he kept this bag clean, simple and classic. I think this is a great contender, plus the price is more wallet friendly compared to the latter 2 totes.
Bloomingdales carries the MK Satchel in: white, tan, palm, navy & black.
Neiman Marcus has a fun fuchsia pink color which is great for spring and summer.
This is definitely on my top list of things to purchase! Will be on the look out for a Friends & Family discount!
I've been very curious about the Tory Burch Laser-Cut Leather collection so I decided to go look, touch & try out this Kelsey Middy satchel. I really do like the cut out leather and the design of the bag, but overall I just wasn't wowed by it in person. Sometimes you pick up a bag and it's love at first sight, but for some reason this just didn't do it for me. Maybe I had a different idea of what the leather would look and feel like? In person the leather was very stiff / hard, and while I totally understand the need for a stronger leather to hold up it's shape, I just feel like it didn't work for this satchel. I also thought the size of the bag was too big and bulky for someone my size.

H&M Items
H&M Printed Blouse | Size 2 | $14.95
Normally I'm not a fan of busy prints, but I actually liked this green floral design! It's quite cute and would be a nice blouse to pair with neutral bottoms or a blazer. Unfortunately, the fit was not for me due to the large armholes and very low neckline. Darn!

 H&M Olive Dress | Size 2| $39.95
I didn't have much of an issue with this dress' design or fit. I thought the olive color would look better on someone with a tan because I'm too pasty for this color. The dress is lined, which is a plus in my book, but the price is a little high for H&M...mb?
H&M Eyelet Peplum | Size 2 | $29.95
I think this top is super adorable and I love the eyelet material. It's a nice piece that can be paired with pencil skirts, shorts or skinny jeans!
3 issues: bust area loose for me, arm holes were big and the neckline was very small, making it very hard to put on or take off  (or mb I just have a big head?)!
H&M Printed Blouse | Size 2 | $17.95
I love the ruffle arm holes which makes it quite different, don't you think? It comes in a green floral print, orange and a solid white color.
In terms of fit, the armholes were too big (seems like that is the issue with most of their blouses!).
It was also wide and ballooned out at the bottom, which is not ideal for neatly tucking into work pants and skirts.

H&M Lace Sheath Dress| White in Size 2 | Yellow in Size 4 (below) | $39.95
I have an affinity for items that are white and lace-y. Even though I've always been indifferent to having a big wedding or getting married, I've always loved wedding dresses. I'm a big fan of "Say Yes to the Dress" and have been watching the show for a number of years.
Anyway, when I saw this white lace sheath dress, I was super excited to try it. I tried on the size 2 in white and the bust and waist area was SUPER tight. I was able to zip up the dress, but if I ate or drank a drop of water I would be in deep trouble. I tried on the size 4 in yellow and definitely felt a lot more comfortable in it. I didn't need another sheath dress so decided to pass, but will definitely consider purchasing this dress if it goes on sale.


  1. love your necklace! where is it from by chance? :]

  2. What pretty items! My favorite is the lace sheath dress. I'm definitely going to look for it on my next H&M visit!

  3. Hey Ping! Hope you and Tim had a nice Easter. :)

    I love that first H&M blouse! You can solve the armhole problem with a bralette. Free People is a great place for those. :)

  4. I love the MK satchel, it does look like the Prada Saffiano.

    Great blog!

  5. So many cute things on you! My favorites are the floral blouse (but yikes on the super low neckline), ruffled armhole blouse (you can totally make this! I think I might!), and olive dress. Hope you had a great Easter :)

  6. Hi Ping! I've been lusting over that MK bag since it came out. It is such a great size for someone petite like me. I find that a bag is either too small or too large. This one I think is perfect and I love the lady like quality about it. I love that H&M shirt with the tucan and monkey, so cute and summery!!

    Have a great week!!

    ~Jane B.

  7. Thank you, thank you for the feature on the H&M lace sheath dress! I ran out and bought it -- it'd be perfect for my rehearsal dinner and will only require tailoring of the straps (pull it up, my torso is short). That being said, O-M-G, the first one I tried on in size 4...I got stuck in it!! The zipper was steadfast and stuck at the thinnest part of my waist, so after the SA and a customer tried to get me out of it, the manager brought scissors so we could cut the dress. :X

    Also, Bloomie's is doing their F&F sale now, so MK bags 20% I think! :)


    1. So glad it worked out for you. Sorry to hear about the faulty zipper! At least they seemed nice about it and was willing to cut away at the dress to get you out of it. Thanks for letting me know the f&f at bloomies!

  8. cute! you found some good stuff


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