I saw this collar on xppinkxx’s blog last week and immediately put it on my buy list. She wore it over a simple black blazer with shorts, tights, and flats, and I feel in love! Faux-fur is everywhere this season, but I wanted to dabble in it without spending too much.
When I came upon the rack of collars at H&M;, several girls were clustered around it displaying their mockery & disgust. I had to huffily push my way through to grab one. I suppose this is one of those things that you can either love or hate.
For $14.95, I am tres impressed by this accessory. The faux fur is beige/taupe/gray and goes nicely with a variety of colors. It definitely looks and feels more expensive than $15, and easily dresses up cardigans or blazers. Continue reading for more photos…
Some H&M; sale tips:
– A reader (thanks Pauline!) tipped me off on the H&M; iphone app. If you shake it you get a coupon for 20% off one item.
– Right now H&M; is having their 10 year anniversary sale (thanks Sophia for the heads up!) and they have $10 off select items every day. If you spend over a certain amount (not sure what this amount is, but I met it) you get a free tote bag and a $5 off coupon good for a future purchase.
On an unrelated note, I was super excited today about CVS’s Revlon nail polish sale. All Revlon polishes (including base, treatment, and top coats which can normally run up to $8) are $3.99, but then you get $3 extrabucks back per bottle, making them .99 each. I stocked up on colors for Fall:
I then immediately used the extrabucks to buy Seche Vite topcoat and polish remover & pads (which are buy 1 get 1 50% off). Pictured below is “Vixen,” which in better lighting is more raisin colored and not as dark. I’m also wearing gray suede in my outfit photos above. It’s a lovely, taupe-gray that is great for work. It did chip easily on me, so a topcoat is key.
Readers – What would you pair the collar with? I’m looking for more ideas that are actually “wearable” in real life.