The Hungarian H&M Holiday dress™

Every so often I get obsessed with finding a piece of high street fashion I have seen in a magazine or on Instagram. You know that feeling when you just have to have something?

I first saw this dress on one of those big wall posters in H&M. Did they have it in stock? Well as it was only £14.99 it had sold out…typical. I trawled Bluewater then central London trying to track it down. I found a couple of UK 16’s and 18’s but this dress is huge (for reference I am wearing a UK8 and probably could of fitted in the 6 if I could of found it and I am definitely not that size!)

Finally when we were away on holiday in Budapest I sweet-talked my boyfriend into letting me go into the H&M there and I found it – so forever it will be called the Hungarian H&M Holiday dress™.

h&m off the shoulder peasant dress by blueskygirlie via Always a Blue Sky Girl fashion styling blog
This dress ticks a lot of boxes trend-wise for summer 2016. Off the shoulder? ☑️ Peasant style? ☑️ ☑️ Strong, hot colour? Oh yes ☑️☑️☑️

Now I am a bit of a customiser when it comes to fashion and as I’ve mentioned this dress is very voluminous – great if youre a 6ft waif model but not so good if youre a 5’2″ curvy 40 something.  The dress had tasselled ties on the sleeves which I removed and replaced with elastic and then created a tasselled rope belt which I fixed to the dress. This belt pulls the dress in at the waist, still keeping with its Boho feel but creating a more flattering fit for me and my body type.  The lesson here? If something doesnt quite suit you then make it suit you!

h&m off the shoulder peasant dress by blueskygirlie via Always a Blue Sky Girl fashion styling blog

h&m off the shoulder peasant dress by blueskygirlie via Always a Blue Sky Girl fashion styling blog

h&m off the shoulder peasant dress by blueskygirlie via Always a Blue Sky Girl fashion styling blog
I accessoried this look with my new rose gold sunglasses from New Look (which I’ve hardly taken off since I bought them), some gold palm leaf earrings and espadrille floral print sandals from Primark.  Oh, and just as a finishing touch I painted my toenails the same reddy/orange as my dress.  Good styling is often all in the details – you dont have to spend a lot…in total this outfit cost me under £40.

h&m off the shoulder peasant dress by blueskygirlie via Always a Blue Sky Girl fashion styling blog

h&m off the shoulder peasant dress by blueskygirlie via Always a Blue Sky Girl fashion styling blog

So what have we learned from todays blog? If you fall in love with something find it by any means necessary even if you have to go to a foreign country and then change any parts you don’t totally like to make it look even better!

Nothing too major then..well, when you love something, you love it!

Dress – H&M
Sunglasses – New Look
Earrings – New Look
Sandals – Primark

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