UPDATED- ISABEL MARANT H&M: REVIEW + PHOTOS (NSFW)

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Well! It's that time of the year my little bunnies, the H&M collab of the season: We've been, we've seen, we've conquered. I've waited a few days to do this because I was waiting for returns, and I managed to pick a couple of more things I wanted from there so yay.

To be honest, I wasn't that thrilled about this collab, I always check out Etoile on sale which is pretty much in this price range, and I rarely see things that I want, however of course I ended up going, and I couldn't resist, once you put something on and it fits right, and it's oh so pretty, it ends up in your Isabel Marant tote.

This is the tote, in fact:

(Nudity ahead so proceed with caution. )

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Let's start from the beginning. Out of the photos I had seen, I was particularly interested in the leather pants, the metallic dress and scarf, and the knitted scarf. The boots were nice but I already own Isabel Marant mainline boots which are better, and I don't even wear them regularly.

SO. Metallic scarf, love it. 100% Silk, very pleasantly surprised. I've been wearing this a lot.

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It can be worn so many ways. As a scarf, doubled up, draped as a dress...

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Although if you wear it as a dress, it might be a good idea to wear panties just in case there's a breeze

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Draped over your boobs, for those of us that suffer from egyptian Sphinx complex.

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Next.

I wasn't familiar with this tunic top (I have since learnt that it's one of the most popular pieces) but I really liked it and there was only one so I grabbed it. It seems very wearable. It runs small, I would say. I got a size UK8, and I can't imagine having enough movement in a UK6 (it has no stretch).

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This top can be worn as a dress, standing up or sitting down like so:

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Gosh, so many options.

Next is jewellery! These pieces are the last thing I picked up, they were not my priority, but when I saw them pop up again yesterday I grabbed them. And I am so glad I did, I absolutely love them. They are brass, and the earrings are not too heavy to be annoying but not the lightest either.

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This is the metallic dress, without a doubt one of the stand-out pieces. I love it, I've already worn it, it was the first thing I picked up on the launch day. Again I got a UK8, they didn't have a 6, but judging by how tight this is on my hips (and has no stretch), I'm not sure I would have fit into a 6. If you have a little bottom, then you will. The hips in Isabel Marant clothes are always pretty small for me, I always have to size up in her jeans. Again, silk. I do wish these pieces had stretch in them!

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I quite liked the two silk mini skirts (the rara and the other drapey one) but I felt them and the material was SO thin and fragile, I felt like they would break on the first wear. And they weren't that cheap, so I passed.)

Next is this nice tie-dye skirt which is satin silk, and it was another thing that I hadn't previously seen, but it felt very substantial in my hands and it just seemed really fun and unusual for me, and at the same time very marant. I don't have anything like it. It can be worn as a skirt, or as a dress. I got a UK6 in this one. It has a gorgeus weight, and the fit like in everything else is fantastic.

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To finalize: BOOM, leather.

I found these trousers yesterday, quite a few people returned trousers. These were a no-brainer, i wanted them. I tried both a UK6 and a UK8. I wanted to take the 6 so badly, because I know I am a 6. But my bottom was screaming "I'm an 8, I'm an 8!" and refused to squish into them. Like everything Marant, fine on the legs, impossibly small on the hips. So I got an 8. We'll see what happens when I lose weight, cause I fluctuate between 2 kilos all the time, and I'm at my fattest right now. Funny story, I also won a 6 at an auction so I'll try them both properly and sell one. If you're interested let me know!

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Quality: The materials are all nice (silk, wool, leather). The quality of the materials is more H&M than Isabel Marant. The craftmanship is like in H&M premium collections. The sizing is Isabel Marant. The designs and the fit are Isabel Marant. So there you have it. Is it worth the prices? If you like what you see, yes, but this is not Isabel Marant Etoile, and I wouldn't pay main line prices for it. These pieces are not worth triple the price, you might as well get Marant on sale. THAT SAID, Isabel Marant Etoile is even more overpriced, sometimes absurdly so.

What's your favourite piece, anybody got anything? As soon as I have time, I'll link to similar pieces, but I wanted to post this asap while you can still find ebay/returns xxx

EDIT: 24 NOVEMBER

I went round H&M on my way to the gym to see if they had any mark downs...nope. BUT they had even more returns (can't believe they're still getting returns? I guess from other stores) and I was soooo stoked to find two items I had been wanting.

The first is this sweater. It's perfect! I got a size S. It's soft, oversized, it's gonna be super sexy with leggings and thigh-high boots. Perfect bardot.

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And the other is this coat. Again, everything I expected it to be. Very nice weight, very soft, fits fab. I got a UK6. It's the perfect amount of oversize. Can be worn with or without clothes underneath. I'll let you figure out for yourselves which route I went for.

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