If you signed up for H&M; emails, check your inbox for a 20% off one item coupon. Or, download the H&M; app on your iPhone or Android and shake it for the same coupon, good ’til 9/26. No purchases for me this visit, but here’s what caught my eye:
1. Wool Double-Breasted Coat sz 2 – $49.95, item #051404. On my wishlist (but no rush) is a classic, quality camel coat. I don’t plan on finding it from H&M;, but this coat is a great value for those looking for something affordable (esp w/ the coupon). Sizing runs big and is shapeless when un-belted, but looks decent when belted.
2. Faux leather paneled pants sz 2 – $24.95, also in brown. The juniors Divided department also has faux leather shorts in pink and black. The material on these is thick and the side paneling is stretchy. I came so close to getting these, but thought they may need to be tighter given the style. In the pic I have ~ 2 inches folded under. Leather-look pants are more versatile than some would think, and are a chic (and warm) alternative to jeans. I’d wear these with this slouchy blouse and ankle booties.
4. Side-Ruffle Blazer, sz 2, $49.95. The ruffle is cute, but sleeves are way too long. I was so impressed by the quality of my orange swing jacket from H&M;’s “trend” line, this one from their regular line just doesn’t compare.
5. Thick ponte knit circle skirt, sz 2, $30 (?). Tons, tons of orange this season at H&M.; This skirt has a tiny waist (~23″ for sz 2), zip closure, and a swingy bottom. I’d love to see it on someone who can rock retro style.
More orange: assortment of cozy scarves for under $15, and a little structured satchel for $24.95. I usually shy away from H&M; bags and invest in quality ones, but for scarves – you can’t beat the selection and prices.
Today’s outfit: Remember this ensemble? I know some women try to never repeat an outfit, but on rushed mornings, I am grateful for tried-and-true pairings that I can reach for with eyes half open.