Something different: H&M Faux-Fur Collar

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.




Faux-fur collar: H&M;
Khaki Jacket: Theory sz 00

Dress: Theory Yeneth sz 0 (hemmed)
Heels: Ann Taylor Elle Pumps in sz 5 (buy here)
Sweater: LOFT long cardi sz XXSP in charcoal (buy here)
Belt: Ann Taylor Perfect Skinny sz S (buy here, holes punched)

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…



The inside of the collar has two slits so you can tuck one end in and have it criss-cross, like so:

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:

 From left to right: Gray Suede, Totally Toffee, Vixen, Plum Night

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.

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  1. Deepti wrote:

    Hi Jean! I've been trying to find a similar collar on Ebay, since H&M; Canada doesn't carry it now. I was just wondering how long your collar was? The ones on Ebay seem quite long 100-115 cm. Thanks!! Dee

    Posted 2.18.14 Reply
  2. i love that collar, but all my h&m;'s are sold out! how long is it?

    Posted 10.12.10 Reply
  3. Averasky wrote:

    loving the collar, I seriously thought it was part of the dress in the first picture. :/ I wish there was an H&M; around where I live

    Posted 10.9.10 Reply
  4. Irene – Texan friends always complain about the lack of H&M;! I know you guys will get one soon enough : )

    Cari – you won't be dressing vicariously through me in about..2 weeks lol. The cold is kicking in and I'm starting to look like a bundled up munchkin commuting to work.

    Aubrey – nice nice! What colors did you end up getting? And where do you buy your seche vite? Oh my god the difference was so evident…I cant believe I used to just use "clear polish" and calling it a top coat.

    Aradhana – does it fall off when you drape it? Hmm, odd! Did you find the slits on the back to tuck one end into the other? Also I didn't see various sizes…I know a slightly smaller size woudl've been perfect.

    Maybegirl – thank you : )

    Posted 10.7.10 Reply
  5. maybegirl wrote:

    I really love the collar. It just puts the oomph factor into your outfit. And at $14.95, why not?? The way you wore it with the plum coloured cardigan is so sharp. love it. 🙂

    Posted 10.7.10 Reply
  6. oh btw, thanks to you post about revlon polishes on sale @ CVS, I snagged 3 myself for $0.99! awesome buy. talking about it right now, I'm really tempted to get more. I'm a hoarder if smthg's a good price. Seche Vite is my top coat HG now (smthg I learned from Jen @ frmheadtotoe). I even bought the big refill bottle.

    Posted 10.7.10 Reply
  7. Omg, I have a question! I cannot figure out how to tie the darn collar to save my life! How did you do it?

    And did they have various sizes available at the store you went to by any chance?

    Posted 10.6.10 Reply
  8. Cari wrote:

    That is beyond cute: LOVE how you paired it in the first pic with a cardigan and belt! Wish Florida allowed us to jump on the fur trend, but alas, I will just have to dress vicariously through you.

    Posted 10.6.10 Reply
  9. Irene wrote:

    I know the fur thing this season is kind of love/hate but I am in LOVE – I can't wait to get my paws on a furry faux piece for the fall myself! I still am envying the H&M; access!

    Posted 10.6.10 Reply
  10. Shimmering2glith and moneymaus- ahh, thanks for those ideas! Shimminering, I am envisioning your comment and it is TRES chic, unfortunately no wedge boots here to complete the look.

    Em – I think this collar is so NYC! You can totally rock it in the city. Boston is so conservative, booo, peeps would stare if someone wore something out of the ordinary.

    Vicky and PLG – glad you guys found the polish tip useful! I was excited for days before the sale, armed with my printout coupon from the little red machine to stack onto the sales.

    Serena – oh, bummer! I didn't even try on the collar in store (good thing, I may not have gotten it if I did). It sure takes some getting used to because it's like a big animal around your neck. I'm sure it looked fab on you but you just werent accustomed to it : ) Rats that they didn't give you the coupon the first time around! Now that I know about it I will definitely make sure to ask each time lol. I WANT MY COUPONS!

    Callandra – your style is super fun. I love how you do all the "petite donts" lol with wide legs, big skirts, etc. I'd love to see how you style fur things!

    Pauline – I discovered that too (shh, lol) but the H&M; employees are starting to recognize me because no one ever has that coupon and they usualy need to call over a manager to figure out what it is.

    Aubrey – it's large enough that it just lays like that, but it may need some pins to keep it down perfectly. I tried it with a wrap sweater and just tucked one end into the wrapped half to keep it in place.

    Nana – thank you!! I'm so happy to help out : )

    Banhannas – if your mom loves fur then she may not care for the $15 faux collar : ) I think this is a great alternative for those who are anti fur or for those like me who don't want to spend on the trend.

    CanadianPetite and DoubleZero – I think the gray suede is my favorite. It's so easy to wear but I want to stress then need for a good chip resistant topcoat. I didn't wear topcoat at first (just clear polish) and it didn't fare so well.

    Posted 10.5.10 Reply

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