The Edit: H & M


To be honest, whenever I go in the brick and mortar versions on Broadway, I feel the dreaded “if the music’s too loud, you’re too old.” feeling and yes, the music is way too loud. But I’m always on the site looking for affordable baby clothes so I figured I’d dig further for us (read not  ripped jeans and cropped tops). And yay! I found so many good things! Right now they’re having a hot pink and emerald green moment  This cool dress​  really popped out at me for its perfect mix of avant garde and hippie-dippie. And these boots!!! I think my friend Anne and I would have done just about anything for those in high school when we were emulating the Go Gos and B-52s. Anyway, everything is so affordable (a great coat for under $80, anyone?) that it would be a shame not to grab a few things.

You really don’t always have to spend a fortune on jeans and these simple high-waisted skinnies prove my theory.
Throw on a pretty/sporty floral jacket and make anything else more fun.
frilly jumpsuit makes a great dress alternative, even for a fancy party.
Here’s another fun hot pink number that almost makes me wish for chilly weather.
A crazy, ruffly emerald green dress suddenly seems like a good idea.
There is not a woman in the world who couldn’t use a classic striped French tee.
Paper-bag waist cropped pants are right for weekends, work, whatever you can think of when you’re feeling over your jeans and flat-front trousers.
This chic gray throw-on coat looks expensive and comes in a rich burgundy too.
Satin sandals are so tempting and the yellow version is just too, too good.


  • July 31, 2017


    Love the boots and I would totally pair them like they did with the hot pink dress. Reminds me of the February Valentine’s day editorial in Seventeen magazine around 1990. That color combo confused me. I didn’t know whether to love or hate it! But now definitely more love.…18064.20767.0.20864.….0…1.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0.tAkPVH-cu3c#imgrc=oEOzh3jIHC92IM:&spf=1501517589933

  • July 31, 2017


    Wow, I’m really loving that hot pink sweater which is not me. I also love that it’s 100% cotton.

  • July 31, 2017


    Hi Andrea,

    I struggle with fast fashion, especially retail stores such as H&M, Forever21 and Joe Fresh (to name a few). Bargains like these come at a price.

  • July 31, 2017


    I had to get that pink sweater! Reminds me of the sweaters I wore in college. Love that color!

  • August 1, 2017


    I agree with Francine. If you watch the documentary, True Cost you will NOT be able to shop at any fast fashion brands – the human cost is too high.