Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Marianne: My Free Pass (aka cute stuff at H&M that I might buy)

Honestly, I think it's amazing I made it almost to July without breaking my Fast Fashion Fast, but now it's summer and I am finding myself in need of some hot weather, work-friendly clothes. I work in a casual office, but that doesn't mean I can wear cut offs and t-shirts (SIGH), so I have been combing H&M for some cheap and cheerful summer clothes. I know H&M doesn't work for everyone, but it consistently works for me, much more so than Target, and I think the quality is better too.

Before I dive in, some parameters I applied are:

NO CAFTANS (this is a tough one though)

Okay, I know I said no caftans and then I put up a dress called "kaftan dress", but this just looks like a loose, easy dress. The reviews are good and I honestly can't decide between the leopard and the black. What say you?

I always try and seek out cotton, silk, or linen from H&M, because I've had great luck with the quality in the past. I love this fabric, but I'm a little on the fence about those sleeve ruffles. This could be the perfect light summer dress though...hmmm.

I want a new striped jersey dress, and while I've been looking at this one from Madewell I don't think it's worth $75. This one is $30 and I have had my eye on it for a while. I can't decide if it would really work on me but I should probably just try it.

Another striped dress--this could be a total disaster on my body. Probably should skip.

This one just looks easy. Perfect for those August days when you just don't want anything to touch your body, you know? I do worry about it being too short on me, but I think I'm going to give it a whirl.

I really need a couple of work blouses that I can wear with jeans. This looks promising, if not a little more ruffly than I would normally gravitate towards. I'll try if for $9 though.

This is going to be polarizing because of the price, but hear me out. This looks SO MUCH like my absolute favorite Vince blouse, which cost this much used. I haven't been able to find anything similar for under $400, so I am very tempted by this. I can always return it...right?

IDK guys, maybe I should just buy this and call it a day.


  1. Buy what? The hyperlink "this" didn't work for me.
    I like the silk blouse a lot! If you get it I'd like to hear a review. I say black for the kaftan dress because I don't like that particular leopard print. I'm pretty darn picky when it comes to leopard though,

    1. Drat! Link is fixed, thanks for letting me know!

  2. Black kaftan 100%! Only because I think the reverse side of the leopard fabric is a dead giveaway that it's fast fashion, and it peeks out along the bottom hem in the clip of the model wearing it.

  3. Did you get the black kaftan? Most of the sizes are sold out in the black. I ordered the leopard, since the black was gone.

    1. I did! It's on the way (fingers crossed), that certainly sold out fast. Now they have it in a lovely blue batik print too!


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