July 2, 2010

Some New H&M Purchases & Some Exciting News!

Hey Guys!
Happy Friday and 4th of July Weekend!
So, I went into H&M the other day and saw this gorgeous leather skirt and knew I must own it. I felt a little guilty because I put myself on a mini “shopping diet” but I also had a feeling that I’d regret not buying it.  I also knew that I had 2 H&M items, tags attached,  hanging in my closet that I purchased a few weeks ago that I was kind of iffy about. I decided to return those items to justify buying the skirt. Of course I ended up buying 2 additional things that “I needed.” Regardless, there’s no shopping guilt since I love all 3 items and lucky for all of us, H&M is affordable.
I got: leather skirt (my friend asked if it was real leather and it is), black basic shorts and lace shorts. I already have some outfits planned! 😀

Oh, and as far as the exciting news in my life, Keith popped the question and we’re engaged! It happened on Sunday after the Andy Warhol exhibit in front of the restaurant where we had our first date many years ago! It was so sweet and I truly feel lucky. There is no one I have more fun with and no one that makes me laugh more than him. In this crazy life, having someone you can just laugh with is so important (to me). Of course there are many other things, but I’ll refrain from stating everything else! :D.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!



  • fshnonmymind

    Congratulations!!!! You have to show off the ultimate jewelry piece in your collection!!! 🙂

    I love all of your purchases from H&M and I can't believe you found a leather skirt. I look forward to seeing how you rock that. I've been on the lookout for some cute shorts and I really like those lace ones. I might have to make a stop at H&M soon. And you're not the only one who has trouble with shopping bans.

  • Jessica

    congrats on your engagement!!

  • Hello*Pretty

    OMG, that is soo exciting- Congratulations!! xo-karrie

    PS. loving your buys, especially the lace shorts. too cute! 🙂

  • Star-Light

    i have to buy these lace shorts!!

  • Andee Layne

    ahhhh thats amazing news!!! Congrats! Its such an exciting time! Soak it all in! On a side note im in LOVE with those lace shorts! i must have them! xoxo

  • lamia

    Congratulations sweety!! I wish you all the best!!!


  • Jammer

    Congratssss!! And, thank you for the sweet comment 🙂

    I love what you got from H&M – and btw, it totally doesn't count as spending money if you return other things…that's how I justify buying new things all the time lol.


  • Musubi


    First time commenting, but I've been lurking for awhile. Love your style!!!

  • Rebecca Rugby

    Congratulations Helena!!!!!!! That is such great, fun news!

    Those lace shorts are going to be so interesting to work with. Everything you pair them with will make the outfit have a soft edge. Love that leather skirt too! xxRebecca

  • BrooklynBlonde

    Thank you, ladies!!!! 🙂

    I love the lace shorts! It might be my favorite of the 3 items and jammer, you're right! Returning something for something else doesn't count as spending money! haha!

  • Kate

    Aww, congrats!! Those lace shorts are AMAZING!! I love them! And the leather skirt is gorgeous, too.

  • Andi

    Wow, congratulations! So happy for you!! Yay for the wedding planning! I used to do that for a living so if you have Qs, feel free to ask!! 🙂

    Those lace shorts are insane!!!!

  • Haute Californian

    oh my goodness congratulations on being engaged! and i've been looking for a leather skirt and lace shorts everywhere, now i know where to find a pair. adorable purchases!

  • 406 Olivia


    And sweet finds, espeshthose lace shorts!

  • Eat, Sleep, Denim

    Those lace shorts are too cute and I really need a leather skirt!
    Eat, Sleep, Denim <3

  • Anna Katrina

    great pick on the shorts! im loving the lace!

    Anna Katrina

  • Lana

    Congratulations on your engagement! 🙂

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  • SWAY

    awesome purchases girl!!! i just recently bought the same leather skirt from h&m 😀 !!!
    i just did an outfit post swing by and check it out!
    http://www.sway925.blogspot.com 🙂

  • Krizia

    Congratulations with your engagement!
    I wish you all the luck in the world!

    x Krizia


  • Debby

    Congrats!! I'm so happy for you!
    I wish the both of you the best of luck in life <3.

    Btw, I'm going to go pick up those lace shorts today! They are soo Cute!!

  • Susu Paris Chic

    I'm so glad I bumped into your blog! I share so many of your fashion views. And positivity about life, which just glows through you.

    You made some great purchases, especially the lace shorts that are superb, the leather skirt – I love the caramel hue – as well.

    I added you immediately on my links. Fashion kisses from Paris!

  • Style of a Fashionista

    Congratulations on your engagement such happy news.

    I love those H&M lace shorts they are amazing xoxo

  • Jony


    Love all new items!


    OMG I need that leather skirt, is it from the Trend section? do tell 🙂

  • this free bird

    Honey – fabulous purchases, but even more fabulous is the engagement news. Many, many congratulations to you!! Hope you're having a wonderful 4th…all the best to you both! xoxo-Carrie

  • Rosie

    love the lace shorts…Congrats by the way…please follow by blog as I will yours.

  • Jennifer

    Aw, Congrats! 🙂 That is so awesome! I married my best friend last November…I cannot wait for our 1 year anniversary!

    Take every moment in girl, because it goes by SO quick..it's like a blur!



  • My Lack of Style

    Bought the same lace shorts, would love to see you wearing them! Need some inspiration, it's quite difficult to combinate.. 😉

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