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It’s Easier Not to Be Brave

I got this dress at H&M about a month or so ago and I’m surprised I haven’t seen it making the rounds on other blogs. Am I the only one who thinks it’s totally awesome? Also, I’m finally acknowledging my obsession with button-down shirts recently. Whenever I have a doubt about what to wear, I grab a button down shirt. They’re more casual than blazers, although not as warm. Hence, my sitting in the office with a giant fleece blanket wrapped around me.


h&m dress

j.crew and h&m

shirt- J.Crew
dress- H&M
shoes- Steve Madden



While taking my photos this morning, my dad insisted I take a photo of his frog. So, um, here’s his froggy.

ceramic frog colorful


Mom also insisted I get a shot of Chloe in skulking mode. Isn’t she the most adorable little hunter?

cute cat stalking prey




{ 21 comments… add one }

  • Jesspgh June 21, 2011, 4:03 pm

    That dress is so cool! I love how you styled it. I too am surprised something so cute isn’t getting more blogger love!

    Cool frog and cool cat!

  • blanketfriend June 21, 2011, 4:26 pm

    I wish I had seen this dress! No dice in my store but I’ve been finding tons of cute and cheap summer dresses there lately!

  • Alex Hubbard June 21, 2011, 5:47 pm

    I need that dress. Immediately. Damn. Too bad I put a hold on my spending habits. I’ll just live vicariously through you.

  • Anonymous June 22, 2011, 1:02 am

    What a great post: Marl’s twin sister, a most fetching lady frog, and a new reason to be paranoid.  I too have made recent chain store purchases.  Why isn’t anyone else wearing my Zara fruit shirt or my Forever 21 sailor shorts?  Are fruit and stripes horribly off-trend?  Why didn’t anyone tell me?

  • Marissa June 22, 2011, 2:47 pm

    H&M, eh? I may have to check this out. It will be a maxi dress on me. :) Don’t worry – I’ll give you first rights to wear this dress to events around Boston.

  • Noelani@MonPetitChouChou June 22, 2011, 7:31 pm

    Gorgeous H&M find! I love how you work your button downs. I have so many from business casual office fare and I never thought of throwing them in the mix like this. Most fetching my friend!

  • Aglimpseofglamour June 22, 2011, 8:58 pm

    this outfit was too cute! i want a white button down top!


  • Jaime @ La vie...J'aime June 23, 2011, 2:07 am

    really cute!  great color on you… love the espadrilles too.  :)

  • Kristen June 23, 2011, 4:01 am

    Killer dress! What a wonderful H&M bargain! I feel like it is always so hit and miss there – sometimes I find amazing things, sometimes it all looks like junk. Also, sneaking kitty shot=incredible!

  • Martini June 23, 2011, 6:26 pm

    Pretty dress!

  • jamie-lee June 23, 2011, 6:58 pm

    oh it is really pretty – i like that it looks as though theres paint splatters on the bottom x

  • Brianne June 25, 2011, 3:18 pm

    Pretty dress!  Love the color :)

  • Rachael June 26, 2011, 2:27 pm

    Pretty outfit. I can never seem to find anything that looks good on me in H&M.
    I dig the frog almost as much as the picture of your cat in skulking mode. Man, I want a cat.

    Looked at some of your older posts and I really like your outdoor outfit photos. Pretty setting and the lighting is nice :)

  • Kinsey Michaels June 27, 2011, 2:51 am

    Can I can just say that I love those wedges? They are cute in the white color. I like the dress a lot Najeema, that shade of blue is so pretty on you!

  • Xs June 27, 2011, 5:16 am

    I feel the same way about button downs . . . they’re so easy to just throw on!  Ps. I got my ring from a little shop in Laguna.  :)

  • Hilary Grace June 29, 2011, 2:38 pm

    I’ve been eyin’ those Steve Madden sandals you’re wearing!!

  • Sabrina Kwan June 29, 2011, 4:25 pm

    Love the dress. It kind of reminds me of a splash of snow.


  • WendyBrandes June 30, 2011, 5:01 am

    LOL @ the parental photo requests!

  • joelle van dyne June 30, 2011, 4:29 pm

    that dress is great! i also have no idea why it isn’t everywhere.. but it should be. i am LOL at the frog. you should find a way to work it into an outfit!

  • brett July 7, 2011, 2:54 am

    that dress is adorable
    i love the look of a button down with a sundress
    too hot here in
    charlotte for that though
    found my way over here via Love At First Shop
    I am enjoying browsing your blog!

    • A Stylized Hysteria July 8, 2011, 2:42 pm

      Hi Brett! I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog. And due to the recent heat here, I’ve discovered the magical recipe that is a skirt and baby powder all over my legs and thighs. It’s so refreshing!

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