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Cheap Thrills Roundup

I’m nursing a wicked cold right now, so that means no gym time, no hanging out with friends, no real-life shopping. Just me, my computer, Netflix, and a never-ending glass of orange juice. And online shopping. IMO, online shopping only counts if it’s stuff I could actually afford and would wear in real life. Which is why you might see these items in an upcoming outfit post.

Sources: 1) H&M; 2) Forever21; 3) Forever21; 4) Forever21; and 5) Gap.

1) Before we’re up to our shins in snow and it’s “skinny pants + knee high boots” every single freaking day, I want to go wide and baggy (and I’m betting they’re completely comfortable).

2) A fuzzy black cardigan is my new “casual blazer”.

3) I’ve seen quite a few great denim skirts in this shape, but a dark corduroy version works for the office and the weekend.

4) I’m thinking a slim turtleneck underneath and a pencil skirt. Yea? Nay?

5) Gray sweatshirts are my favorite no-brainer. So one with a little bit of detailing is a requirement this fall.

 

Maison Martin Margiela x H&M

Since I heard about the Maison Martin Margiela collection for H&M, I’ve been tingly with anticipation. However, the Thursday morning release meant I’d probably miss the entire collection. Well, the stars aligned and I was able to be one of the first into the Downtown Crossing store in Boston. I was immediately impressed by the quality of the collection, especially the tailored items. I grabbed a blazer, draped skirt, and a silver candy wrapper clutch.

As lovely as the collection is, it’s also quite expensive, even by designer collaboration standards. So I’m torn. Do I keep it all?

 

The detailing on the blazer is incredible, but I find it tight in the arms and too loose in the chest.

 

 I love the skirt in theory, but the lining is thin polyester which shows every wrinkle.

 

 MMM x H&M skirt with a T by Alexander Wang shirt

 

If I end up keeping anything from the collection, it’ll be candy wrapper clutch. It’s just large enough to go from functional to ridiculous. But it’s so fun!

Ironically, after my excitement in getting a spot in line for the release, it seems that most stores have plenty of the items still available. I might end up going back for this sweater.

(Almost) Monochromatic

You know the best part of getting a new bed? Deciding to get a new bed and then picking it out. You know the worst part of getting a new bed? Absolutely everything else that follows, from picking up the bed to getting rid of the old one to putting together the new one.  I’m still sore from all the heavy lifting. But I am sleeping well in my new bed!

Don’t I look well-rested?

shirt- H&M (old)
jeans- Gap
shoes- Unisa via TJ Maxx