to shop / shop online at h&m!

What a surprise. H&M has been delaying their US online store for a while and all of a sudden, poof, it’s live. I’d coincidentally stopped by H&M last night to look for this tasteful peplum top that I stumbled upon on another blogger. It’s from the Trend line and I was slightly worried that it wouldn’t make it to the US. I’ve avoided the peplum trend for the most part but couldn’t resist when I saw this. The reality is that I avoid the store as much as possible since it’s crowded and a mess. I hope the online store works out its kinks before the November Isabel Marant collab!

P.S. I also love the print on this floral dress. Ever since I saw Monet’s gardens in Giverny last summer, I’ve been inspired and have to constantly remind myself I can’t look like a garden.

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to shop / peplum mania

Peplum is everywhere, in case you haven’t noticed. My ideal peplum top has a fitted top, defined waist, and a minimal amount of ripple. It can be dressed up with a skirt for the office and can be dressed down in jeans for a night out. I’d found a nice black top at H&M made of neoprene and regret letting it go, but I have to remind myself that it created unflattering bunching in the back. And how does neoprene perform in the heat of summer?

Here’s my roundup of visual favorites.

(Image source: Zara, Modcloth, Anthropologie, H&M, J.Crew, Shopbop, Asos, NY&Co, Forever 21, and Kohls)

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