Outfit of the Day: H&M Crop Top & Split Maxi Skirt


It’s Friday afternoon, I’m buzzing for the weekend and nothing can bring me down…apart from the fact I look like an absolute lunatic in these photos pahaha. But ya know, sometimes your face doesn’t behave and your hair looks rubbish. It’s just something that we all have to deal with together, no dramz.

Anywho, this is an outfit I’ve actually worn about a million times in the past few weeks. I bought the top just before Christmas for a night out with my chums back in Cheshire (where we went cow tipping and engaged in other country pursuits). It’s not my usual style, but I’ve come to love the almost-stripey pattern, especially since it scanned as ‘Fancy Jersey Top’ at the checkout. Nothing will lure me in more than something that has the word ‘fancy’ in it. As you may have guessed, this bad boy is from H&M and has become quite the staple in my ‘drobe (Claire has introduced me to layering crops over skater dresses for work and it is brilliant).

OOTD COllage One

I paired my crop top with a new-ish maxi skirt, which is incidentally from H&M too. It’s from their basics range and has a delightful split to the knee – not too saucy but saucy enough to say ‘HEY, we’re not Victorian, look at my ankle and shin’. There’s not too much to say about it other than that, apart from the fact that it is black and is a skirt. Huzzah.


After slinging on my Primark triangle necklace (which I’ve featured on our Instagram account quite a lot.) and my new Primark boots, I was ready to clomp around like a manic with wonky head.

I’m SUPER not happy with my nail varnish though, which is a Kelly Brook ‘matte effect’ one. It’s bloody useless and is no more matte than my shiny nose is right now. It’s more of a textured effect (with what appears to be bits of sand in it) and basically makes it look like a mollusc has done your nails. Thankfully, I didn’t actually buy this (I, erm, found it lurking around my fella’s flat so tactfully robbed it) but be warned – Kelly Brook cannot make nail varnish, no matter who tells you she can.

For anyone who is interested, my lipstick is Kate Moss for Rimmel in shade 16. It’s rather good and has brilliant pigmentation.

What do you all think about this little outfit?

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11 Responses

    • Lauren January 13, 2014 / 8:36 am

      Yeah it’s brilliant isn’t it? Such great pigmentation and I find it lasts for a really really long time! xxxx

    • Lauren January 13, 2014 / 8:35 am

      Thanks 🙂 The skirt is so useful, really pleased I managed to find it! xxxx

  1. Kat January 10, 2014 / 9:05 pm

    Gorge outfit! As soon as I read “Fancy Jersey Top” I knew you’d made a purchase from good ol’ H&M – I too got a top with that on the receipt and felt rather pleased about it, especially considering it has a diamante collar so I feel extra “fancy” xx

    Kat from Blushing Rose Beauty

    • Lauren January 13, 2014 / 8:35 am

      Hahaha, they do know how to treat us girl’s, don’t they! 🙂 I feel very fancy when wearing it 😉 xxxx

  2. Lauren January 11, 2014 / 9:47 am

    I’m desperate to get a Matt nail polish, will not be buying Kelly Brooks, thanks for the heads up

    • Lauren January 13, 2014 / 8:35 am

      Haha definitely don’t, it’s absolutely tragic! I recommend Barry M 🙂 Claire has a nude matte and it’s absolutely amazing!! 🙂 xxxx

    • Lauren January 13, 2014 / 10:08 am

      Aww thank you! It was about £4, absolutely bargain! xxxx

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