There has always been something about nighttime that felt magical to me ever since I was a kid. That may be the cause of too many bedtime stores (which were so awesome) in which toys came to life once children were asleep and that bump in the night was something other than Dad hitting his knee on the way to the bathroom! LOL But however I look at it, there is something to be said for that zing of excitement and spine tingling thrill that the night can bring!
First let me tell you all, this is NOT a sponsored post. H&M has not yet decided that this girl (i.e. moi) needs to be representing their brand, and quite frankly, they don’t even know I exist! LOL But I have to big them up for their last Studio collection.
I accidently on purpose wandered into the store on Bloor street here in the 6ix only to discover that it was the pre-launch viewing of the, then new, Studio collection. The store was open to all, however The Kit magazine was specially invited to this event. So no, I don’t work for The Kit mag, but you would never have known! I was in there trying on stuff like I was specially invited too! LOL
My loot consisted of these GORGEOUS red wide leg trousers that are so spectacular that I want to wear them everywhere; and this stunning double breasted, wide collar black coat.
So, the truth about these pants ladies is that they are short. I stand at 5ft 9in and I had to let out the entire hem and I still had to rummage through my wardrobe to find short enough heels to rock this look with. I could have easily worn flats. H&M, PLEASE lengthen those pant hemlines!
Slim ladies out there, I actually went down a size in these pants, primarily because they did not have my size in the store, but the smaller size fit perfectly.
I always have a bit of a love hate relationship with black and red. Black because I feel like the colour drags me down. Yes, it’s elegant, and yes I wear it, but I speckle it through my wardrobe rather than making it a mainstay. Red, there are so many shades that finding the right one for me can be challenging. But this shade jumped out at me and I just knew it was the perfect one.
Since I was already shopping in H&M, I figured, I might as well complete the look there. I scooped up this cute cropped red ribbed sweater and called it a night!
To accessorize this look, I added bold silver earrings, a large ring and this multi-coloured purse I just happened to find in my sister’s closet (Thanks Gail).
And with that, I’m off to see what the night will bring!
*A very special thanks to Roseline Bonheur for the beautiful pictures and taking part in this night time adventure with me!
Tah tah for now,