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top: h&m // pants: h&m // necklace: mark by avon (old) // sunglasses: ray-ban // watch: timex // bracelet: tiffany & co // sandals: zara 

I am a firm believer in love at first sight and that was exactly the case when it came to this top. 
As some of you may know, I live in a VERY tiny town where the closest mall is 2 hours away. YES, it is hard but thankfully in the new year I will be living in Calgary. Anyways, when I was doing my usual window shopping online I saw this top on H&M's site and knew I had to have it. 
H&M doesn't have online shopping (hopefully it will soon) so I asked my younger sister to look out for this top in Toronto and she found it and got it for me! 
I patiently waited for a month or so and when my family finally came to visit I got it! 
I absolutely love it despite the somewhat expensive price tag for H&M standards  but in conclusion it was well worth the wait. 
I sound crazy don't I? seriously, confessions of a shopaholic. 

Have a great Monday everyone!

p.s I've added a little app below that will help some of you recreate my look with the exact or similar item. Hopefully this helps you guys out! 


  1. This is a great blouse, love the colours in it!! Works perfectly with that necklace.
    That's awesome that your sister found it for you and brought it out, what a great sibling!

  2. Wow, definitely a gorgeous top worth the wait! I don't remember seeing it at my local H&M, but then again, we never get the "good" stuff! Great look!

    Bold Subtlety

  3. I love this outfit Melanie! That top! That necklace! Those shoes! Gorgeous : )

  4. nice the shoes;)

  5. This is such a cute look for work!! But I can also see myself wearing it out on a weekend too, what a great buy. And I can't believe you live so far from a mall... I feel like I've been taking the one nearest to my house for granted haha!

    The Weekend Diary

  6. You don't sound crazy at all. That top is gorgeous and was worth the wait! (I also love those sandals which probably isn't surprising considering I think all I'm wearing is zara these days ;))


  7. You look gorgeous! Love love love that top and those fabulous shoes :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  8. LOVE this look - Mad Dramz

  9. I loooove this outfit, and the photos are amaaaaazing! Werk!

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  11. Love this look! The ripped boyfriend jeans are perfect with your peplum top. The sneakers are just too cute.


    Simply Just Lovely


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