Monday, September 20, 2010

The camel cover-up


It was a compliment from the BA cabin crew as I was boarding an early morning flight recently that reminded me to blog about this poncho. Because it is such a bargain. You may have already seen it in the latest H&M campaigns. Indeed, my friends Laura and Kelly have been rocking it for a few weeks now. And why wouldn't you?

In so-this-season camel, it's a mere £14.99. Yep, you heard me right. Plus, it comes in black and light grey, too. But H&M, if you're listening, a small request from my friend Hannah - could you do it in navy please? Thank you.

As to how to wear it, Laura's been teaming hers with T-shirts, shorts and clogs, Kelly with figure-hugging maxidresses or skintight leggings with hiking boots. Me, I've been wearing it with skinny jeans or over my Primark dress with an across-the-body bag and once-white Converse to eke out summer. It's the perfect cover-up right now when the weather's still mild enough not to warrant a coat.

Just follow the rule of revealing plenty of leg or keeping your bottom half slim and fitted to balance the poncho's generous one-size-fits-all proportions. After all, you want to look stylish as opposed to drowning in baggy clothes!

8 comments:

  1. Omg! It's sooo lush! And it's so cheap.. even better! Looks great on you too :) xo

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  2. Very very nice - I would also recommend the camel cashmere mix cardi in Uniqlo - I got it in Xlarge for a slouchy fit.....

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  3. Goodness I want this...I can't even tell you how much I want this!
    Sold out sadly...and going for more than double the price on eBay.
    Navy - agreed.
    xx

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  4. Excellent latest fashions. Thanks to share...

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  5. Hey Bargainistas,

    Thanks for all your lovely comments. So nice to hear from you all.

    Hi ChrissyDee,
    Did you know that H&M is now available online? Its shopping site launched last week and the poncho is on there. Look under ladies jumpers - it's currently on p4. Postage is £3.90 in the UK, so hopefully that makes it a little cheaper than those eBay opportunists :)

    Hi Deborah,
    Thanks for the Uniqlo tip. I was looking at those cardies just the other day! I got the camel V-neck jumper. Must make that another blog post!

    Bargainista Fashionista x x x

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  6. Its amazing, I bought it in grey, but due to my short stature It swamped me :(

    Looks amazing on you! Might try and gain a few inches somehow :)

    xxx

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  7. I lvoed this the minute I saw it in store and had to go straight in and buy it. With my pale complexion though the camel looked awful but the grey is perfect! Great for travelling :)

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