Posts Tagged ‘H&M’

the best basic knit


Joie knit (some sizes on sale here), H&M sweater & scarf, COH pants, Steve Madden boots via Marshalls, Aqua earrings (similar), Nordstrom bag & glasses

When shopping for winter wear I find it hard to narrow down all the purchases I deem essential.  It’s necessary to have a great pair of boots (I’m lusting after these), a warm and stylish jacket, and a basic knit.  The knit should be warm (duh), flattering, and a neutral color that can be thrown over anything.  I decided on this one and have been wearing it a ton.  It’s perfect for layering, throwing on over a dress, and it has the cozy feel I crave in the colder months.  You can shop some of my other favorite basic knits below.  Have a great weekend all! xo

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knits + lace

knitlace2Madewell shorts (similar) & necklace, H&M knit (similar), Dolce Vita booties, Target clutch, Ray-ban sunnies

It’s finally cooling off a bit in NYC and starting to feel like fall.  I scooped up this H&M knit recently, which is perfect for the changing seasons.  Its lightweight and ideal to wear on a cooler evening.  I love that time of year when it’s starting to get cooler, but is still warm enough in the evening to go out with bare legs or arms.  Lace and knits are one of my favorite combos, and I’m trying to squeeze in another wear out of these shorts before they go away for the season.

It’s been a busy week and I’m ready for the weekend!  Have a great one everybody. xo






Gap shirt, 7FAM jeans, Tory Burch flats (similar), Banana Republic bag, Kendra Scott earrings, H&M scarf

A few weeks ago I did a major closet overhaul.  I always reorganize with each passing season, but this time I forced myself to get rid of a lot.  By the end I had a huge bag for donations and as a result, a much leaner selection of clothes.  Ever since then getting ready has been so much easier and faster.  Not only because there’s less to choose from, but the pieces still hanging in my closet are quality and can be worn many different ways.  I know everyone says quality over quantity when it comes to clothes, but it really is true.  And quality doesn’t have to mean expensive!  This shirt from the Gap was bought a few years ago on sale, and has literally been worn fifty different ways.

As someone who has spent hours (and I mean hours) standing in front of an overstuffed closet and whining about not having anything to wear, take my advice.  Use this spring to slim down the closet and with it, the getting ready stress!  Or you could always install one of those rotating closets like Cher from Clueless.  All these years later, and that’s still my closet dream.




H&M pants (similar), LOFT top, J.Crew scarf, Gap shoes, Tory Burch bag

I wore this casual outfit to work, but I wanted to share it because I was loving the color combination.  I was inspired by this pinterest image to wear burgundy with a bright, stand out color.  I thought the colors came together so well and matched my favorite scarf.  I also really love these color block flats I scored at the Gap outlet for $12.  I’ve been wearing them to work non-stop.  Lots of plans this weekend for me…I hope you have a good one! xo


double duty

hmdress5H&M dress, Longchamp bag, Madewell belt & rings, Jessica Simpson sandals (similar From AE for &29), Gorjana necklace, Nordstrom B.P. sunglasses 

I’ve been wearing this dress all summer strictly as a bathing suit cover-up.  It didn’t occur to me until recently to belt it and wear it as an actual dress (duh).  Now I feel like I added a summer dress to my closet without having to buy anything.  It’s the same feeling as discovering something in the back of your closet (or in my case a bin under the bed), that you’ve forgotten about.  Then, you feel like you have something new without having to spend any money.  That’s my kind of shopping.

Also, who else is pumped for H&M’s online ordering site?  I’ve been consistently annoyed by them not having an online site for years!  Thank you H&M for joining my world of online shopping.







4 days, 4 ways: coral maxi skirt

coral maxion top: H&M tank, forever 21 shirt | on bottom: LOFT maxi skirt | in-between: Sam Edelman wedges (old but other color options here), Madewell bag (available here in white leather), Madewell necklace

Welcome to week 3 of my 4 days, 4 ways series!  This week I will show you four different options for styling my coral maxi skirt.  I was originally looking for a coral maxi skirt with pleats, but when I found this one at the LOFT, I fell in love.  It has a subtle slit making it such a fun piece for summer.  I’ve been wearing it non-stop.  I hope you like the ways I’ve styled it.  Happy Monday!

coral maxi

coral maxi

coral maxi

coral maxi


think pink

thinkpink3on top: Joie top (old, similar style), H&M blazer | on bottom: Citizen of Humanity pants | in-between: Kate Spade sunglasses, ASOS clutch, Stella&Dot necklace, Forever 21 shoes (old)

So far this has been a Crazy week…capital C.  It felt so weird not posting yesterday.  I don’t think I’ve missed a day since I started the blog 9 months ago!  But alas I was having some issues (technology…grr…) and have been so busy this week I didn’t have a chance to properly sort them out.  Don’t worry though I’m back today with a double whammy!  First, this lovely little emsemble with touches of pink everywhere.  Sometimes I just need to wear pink to get me through the week.  Second, I am starting a new series on the blog tomorrow.  I’m excited about it, hopefully it will help you with some summer outfit ideas!  Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday.  Have a great day! xo






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