Monday, March 18, 2013

Pink Peplum and House of Cards

Goodness it's Monday already. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Besides brunch and window shopping on Saturday, I did not leave my apartment. The reason for the self-imposed house arrest:

I am a huge fan of political dramas and an even bigger fan of Kevin Spacey so I pat myself on the back for only taking 1.5 months to get to watching the series. Without giving too much away, it is about Frank Underwood (played by Spacey), the House Majority Whip, who gets passed over as Secretary of State by the newly elected President and then decides to exact revenge on those who betrayed him. While you can expect Frank to be rather evil, no one else on the show is anywhere close to endearing either. Each character has secret agendas of their own which makes the show absolutely riveting. Season 1 is only 13 episodes long, so I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend a cold and snowy weekend. 

Anyway I lied - I did in fact leave the house for a quick grocery run yesterday and decided to put on a new purchase: 
I picked up this vibrant pink blouse on Friday evening from H&M and couldn't wear it quickly enough.  There are so many things going for this top - the subtle peplum is very flattering, the colour screams Spring (no kidding!) and most importantly, the quality of the lace is far superior than what you would expect of H&M.  

My only gripe - the back zip doesn't go down far enough on the top, which results in a bit of a wrestling-wriggling action to get it off! I just call it exercise.. 
H&M top, DL1961 Nina denim, Target Kaelyn boots (they are real suede not faux!), Morning Birds Sweatercoat
Regardless I look forward to the day I don't need to hide this top under a thick coat (albeit a really snuggly one..)

Have a great week! 


  1. I haven't been into an H&M since November! I really must go soon, but I just haven't been into shopping much because of the weather. I love this top though, it reminds me of the pink lace shift dress you bought from H&M last summer!

    1. Frankly Lisa - me too! I wandered in on Friday after a long hiatus and found this top in the midst of all the rubbish.

      The new Conscious Collection looks promising though so I will probably go in again this week to check it out. Oh and the lace on this top is SO MUCH prettier than that shift we both have - albeit at a slightly higher price tag!

  2. Ahhhh! I loooove political dramas and Kevin Spacey also! Had never heard of this show. (We are a little off the TV radar here in Europe.) I used to love watching Kevin Spacey at his own theatre, the Old Vic, in London. I used to live just a block from there. He is just so incredibly talented.

    Anyway, hope you had a lovely w/e! I'm on my way now to your side of the pond (kind of). :)

    xx Milsters


    1. Ahh don't tease me so!! Tell me NYC is also on the itinerary?

      Oh you must have seen him in Richard III!! I caught that when he came around to the BAM last year - wasn't he just amazing!

      I completely forgot I mentioned it on the blog here -

  3. I've been thinking of starting House of Cards for awhile now, and you just convinced me to finally do it! I'll let it entertain me while I do my ironing today :)

  4. Seriously, how cute are you?!?1 : ) The top is so fun. Anything pink is alright in my book! Rock it!

  5. Cute- I love how much depth there is to the lace! Maybe pink is the sleeper hit of spring- I picked up the Fontes blouse in pink for my birthday!

    I haven't been to H&M for ages, though I've heard there are some nice accessories these days too!