Wednesday, January 28, 2015

H&M: Haul and First Impressions

Hi everyone. This weekend I found the time to film my second video for Youtube. On Sunday I went shopping at H&M which opened relatively recently at the redeveloped Macquarie Centre. It's my first time ever attending a H&M and I was pleased to see that the first store in Sydney was, for once, in the suburbs rather than the city. In the video I show you my purchases and talk about my first impressions of H&M. It's always such a big deal when an international store opens for the first time in Australia. It's always so popular and extremely busy. This was certainly the case for H&M even though it's been open for about three months now. I am often disappointed by the hype surrounding these international stores especially Zara and Topshop; I don't think we get the full range of products over here. However, I was more impressed by H&M. There weren't too many stand out pieces but I came away with a total of six items, all of which I will get a lot of use from. It's great for basics and the stores also have some fun items too. I was particularly drawn to a top which was entirely covered in Furby print. I was very disappointed to see it was sold out in my size; how often do you see clothes like that!? The redeveloped Macquarie Centre is completely different now; I'd often thought that it used to be one of the worst shopping centres in Sydney. I used to go to university just across the road from there for five years so all I can say is that it's lucky all the new stores weren't there back then. Otherwise I never would have been able to resist the pressure; I never would have turned up to class and I'm sure I would have spent a lot of money. Check out my video to see my purchases and don't forget to subscribe to my channel here

-Cupcake Printed Dress $29.95
-Floral Printed Dress n$29.95 (similar here)
-Floral Printed Crop Top $9.95
-Stripe Printed Crop Top$14.95 (similar here)
-Leopard Printed Crop Top $14.95 (here)
-Feline AW 2014/2015 Sweatshirt (here)


Pooja Mittal said...

happy to see another video from you
i need those cute prints in my life
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Kezzie said...

I like the dresses (just a tip- you kind of hid the dresses, so hold them up a bit (at least once) so we can see the whole dress!) and well done for doing another video!!
Look forward to seeing you wear them. I bought a cupcake print dress in the sales- mine has cupcakes and tea cups on it! I can't wait to wear it but not had an occasion yet! Will let you know when I do-it's totally yoU!x

Panty Buns said...

I like the throw pillows in the background of your H+M Haul and First Impressions - January 2015 - YouTube video. The cupcake print on your cupcake print dress is lovely and so are the floral prints on the floral print dress and floral print crop-top. I love that the prints have a fair amount of pink in them. I can see why it would have been hard to resist that feline print tee-shirt. It was interesting to hear about your shopping and about how the stores have changed.


Diana Ashuayem said...

Great buy! love the feline t-shirt.

Launna said...

I like your cupcake printed dress, I can see how sweet you will look in it... I don't know if you always had the Instagram link up there... haha... but I was excited to see it, so I added you, yay :)

I hope you are having a really great week xox

Midnight Cowgirl said...

The cupcake printed dress is adorable!

meandmr.com said...

I love the video!
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Bee said...

Pretty haul! I love the cupcake printed dress * u*

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Kizzy Von Doll said...

Always so cute, love your videos :)) Great buys my dear, enjoyed everything you bought :)) Xxx

Sandra Leiva said...

Nice pieces, dear!!



Jackie Harrison said...

Perfect dresses love H&M store is one of my favorites. Great job on the video gave you a thumbs up.

Beauty Unearthly said...

These are such pretty dresses! kisses

Nerline Germain said...

The cupcake dress is just too cute. I love your videos. Keep them coming!

Miharu Julie said...

Nice pieces

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Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I didn't know you have a Youtube c

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

Channel.It was great to Bear your voice.Lovely buys.I am a fan of stripes.Kisses:)

Anita Anota said...

Love the video!!! You look very nice!
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Couture Carrie said...

Amazing haul and video!
Love your accent :)


Vita said...

I really really dislike HandM and I woved to never buy anything from them again, not even second hand - so I don't even go to their stores anymore. But it is really popular whenever it open a new store somewhere - though I wouldn't have expected it wasn't present in Australia!

Be Blondie said...

Amazing haul dear!


Shireen L. Platt said...

Yay to another video, Imogen! I honestly love your background setup, it's so cute to have all the pillows behind you. You got yourself some really good haul too, I love the dresses and I agree with another comment about unable to see the whole dress but it's just your 2nd video so I know your next video will definitely be perfect!
I honestly love H&M, they have amazing clothes for a decent price. xx

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Ania Zarzycka said...

Wow!! fantastic video ;)


Busola Coutts said...

Cute video! You made some really nice purchases. Go girl!


Lostvestige said...

I love H&M, definitely one of my favorite places to shop. Great video too :D

Red Rose Alley said...

You are too cute, Imogen, and your smile is contagious. Makes me want to smile too. I love the cupcake top, it's darling. I am really enjoying your UTube videos, and looking forward to the next one.

love, ~Sheri

Dressed2dNines Blog said...

Hey girl! You made out awesomely with these great finds at H&M! I love the store myself and it's often difficult to not spend every time they send me an email!


Emmylou said...

Great haul, Imogen:) That cupcake dress is just awesome. Too bad about the Furby item, but maybe when you go back....:D

Keep doing these vids for sure!

sonia de macedo said...

I can't watch the video right now but it sounds like you've done well. I still haven't visited it yet. I don't know, I was a little underwhelmed with Zara and Topshop and since I adore H&M I don't want the magic to fade from these guys too. I think I'd rather wait until I get back overseas where the prices will no doubt be much cheaper still.


RaeAbigael said...

everything is so adorable! :D

xoxo, rae

Laura Mitbrodt said...

awe cute video

Aurè said...

Hello,Ciao Imogen...such nice video!the background is lovely and You're so pretty & charming....Your smile is marvellous!...charming selection...like the floreal and the leopard print...cheers!
have a great day full of smiles :)

Mel said...

Amazing dresses and great video. Looking forward to see you wear them on the blog. Kiss, Mel
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LA FLO' said...

i love your cupcake printed dress!!!


Carly said...

Zara can be pretty good but Topshop is really overpriced these days - I very rarely go in there! I do like H&M for most things:) xxx

Jessica Neumann said...

So cute video


Paola Lauretano said...

Lovely video and great haul: the cupcake dress is so pretty!!!
Have a lovely day!
Kisses, Paola.


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Larissa said...

Its so fun that H&m in new in Sydney since you find it in every small town around Germany. I think its one of the most frequent shops you will find around here. I actually love to go shopping there, but I mainly take advantes of the online sales :)

Mira Devils said...

The video is super cute. I can't count how many times I have been one of the many H&M stores over here. I know that H&M is farily new in Australia. So have fun!!

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Sara Gerard said...

Wow! You really scored big! You always make me want to go shopping, lol.

Corinne said...

I never find anything useful in H&M, I do like their basic tees and cardigans but not much else!

Corinne x

Leah and Rachel Collins said...

I do love going in H&M to look round and it looks like got got some amazing pieces! x

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Lauren @ Exploring My Style said...

Yay for H&M coming to Australia! My best friend is from America also and just got her master's degree from Macquarie! She complains about how expensive clothes are in Australia. I'll have to tell her to check out H&M if she needs anything new! You got some adorable items!

SuperLux said...

Love your style! And thanks for including the prices.

Ann said...

Those are really cute prints.
Those lovely dresses look so good on you, I'm not sure they'll look as good on me.


Jointy&Croissanty said...

This cupcake printed dress is so cute and great video!

Ivana Split said...

I like how you decorated your room...adorable pillows! (hello kitty and Audrey <3- so girly)

Nice haul..and it's lovely to see another video from you.

I don't shop international brands, I prefer local ones.

Shannon Jenkins said...

Love this! That cupcake dress is too cute!

<3 Shannon
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The Real Arnolds said...

How exciting! I am always wishing we had an H&M, Zara, etc. close by. Looks like you got some great stuff!

Amy Ann
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Mrs C said...

For me H&M can be a hit and miss.. mostly a hit. Pricing is good, up to date and not too shabby of quality sometimes. I am sure you are going to have so much fun :)

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Hey Imogen! I was just thinking of my blogging friends in Australia, and was so pleased to see you popping by for a visit! Thank you!

I love the floral print dress...with the pink flowers! So cute! I seldom go to H & M, but now that I think of it, they have some lovely spring clothing. I will have to go there soon, as I'm sure our stores will be bringing in their new stock. I'm lucky...there is one near to me.

Georgie ジョージ said...

Looks like you got some lovely stuff! xx

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cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

I lovelovelove the pieces you selected - that Cupcake Print Dress is so you! Personally, I'm never wildly impressed by the contents of the H&M store in my area either - I don't think I've ever bought anything there!


Ina R. said...

In Germany we have H&M everywhere so I could never imagine how life would be without it. Now here in Perth I had to face this - but we'll have an H&M here soon too! :)

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S. Thomas said...

Bravo! Well done video and you look adorable.

Wishes & Reality said...

It looks like you found some great stuff! I just love H&M!

Heidi D.

Kreyola said...

This was truly a great haul. I love the strip shirt and looking for one like that myself. Enjoy your weekend!!!

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Stanislava E. said...

What a nice accent you have! Nice stuff!


Silvia Negretti said...

Seems you had foungd many pretty things at H&M! Love especially the dress, is so cute!^^
I love H&M (here in Rome is almost everywhere, as Zara), I buy very often at that store! :)

Denise Sabs said...

It's so nice, to be able to share impressions with everybody - and I totally understand you when you say "there weren't many outstanding pieces, but I came out with 6 items!" I totally got it and I liked that you did so - we always find a way to wear things, outstanding or not! Hope you have a nice weekend!

Sonia Verardo said...

You're very fashionable, I love your blog! Can't wait to watch your H&M haul!Stay in touch!
xo from Italy,
Sonia Verardo

Glamour ZONE said...

The pillows on the back are so beautiful.Great video dear
That floral dress is so beautiful

Jessica said...

Amazing haul! Loving that Audrey Hepburn's pillow! =)

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Tanya said...

I love H&M myself too, it's becomes my favorite brand since they've had opened the new one nearby my house. The dresses are amazing. Congrats on you 2nd video:)

Thx for dropping by!

Pelin Toy said...

Good post dear! I love your blog <3
I am following now and you can also follow me please :)))

Kim Alston said...

I really like that striped crop top! You can wear that with skirts or pants.

Let Us Wanderlust said...

I loved this haul, and your video! I recently started on YouTube too and I'm so excited to find another Aussie accent on there! I hear H&M is coming to Brisbane and I'm so excited! It's one of my favourite places to shop in the US! x

The Style Rawr said...

Aww, I love your accent! I think Topshop has gone downhill over the past few years, it might not just be the Sydney store. ;)Your floral dress looks so sweet! I'm jealous of all your sunny weather, it's freezing here haha. I hope F21 is open for you next time, I prefer it to H&M!

Tara x

Doused In Pink said...

So fun to see your video! What a great haul! I adore that cupcake dress and those crop tops are so cute!

Doused In Pink

June said...

So much shopping! You lucky thing!! I am dying to shop but I'm unemploye d and broke :(
Keep in touch

Alessandra Heidelberg said...

Great video!

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Great job, I like the items that you bought. Love the videos, you're getting to be a pro very soon. x/Madison
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Ana Pejkanovic said...

Great video. H&M is a great place for shop. You can always find something interesting there.

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Caro * said...

Your leopard top is beautiful and I really love your adorable Hello Kitty pillow :)

Elisa Zanetti said...

amazing haul!

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Natasha Hill said...

I'm glad to see another video of yours! I'll be heading over to watch it right now! - Tasha

Coco said...

Hello my sweet Imogen! I love the cupcake dress!
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Elena Dal Maso said...

I love your floral dress...
and the leopard crop top :)))


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Cool stuff!Love your blog!
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crafty-zone said...

You bought amazing things, I really like this 2nd floral dress!


Style For Mankind said...

This is such a lovely and interesting haul! Have an awesome new week! :)


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Mica T said...

That cupcake printed dress is so cute! What a fun print! :) Looking forward to seeing how you wear it :)

You're becoming a pro at videos now, you're seeming to be a lot more relaxed and less nervous! :)

We have a forever 21 here I finally went to it the other day, but I'm not so impressed with it, I've heard great things about it in America. My sister, who's shopped in the US stores, was really disappointed too, so maybe not too bad that the store was closed when you visited!

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libys11 said...

great haul!!! Love the floral tops!! so pretty!! :D

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