What is with the H&M spring line up? Am I missing something or is the overly nautical theme with the gag-reflex inducing coastal palette of blue and coral just totally not exciting? I realize I should have been more on-trend, but I was in H&M a few weeks ago and I could not even find a single piece to be excited over!
Sadly though, this oddly-nautical trend is not unique to H&M, another “Trend Report I’ve been following is the one Mary Kay puts out every season. It too, is a similarly dismal display- seen here. Maybe I just don’t like coral? Perhaps I will enjoy this very…”this is what rich people wear” color combo that is better suited for a cliché magazine spread about yachting?
Also, is it just me, or is there something not-at-all exciting about the ceaseless promotion of the cork/rope wedge sandal? Seen here, here, and here (which for some reason, I hate the gladiator/cork mix slightly less because, though ugly, it’s at least *trying* to be somewhat new). I was looking for something fresh- and while I great that fashion is the same sh*t recycled over and over, perhaps my expectations of fashionesque innovation were too high?
Oh, but here’s the real kicker…if you still stand by your H&M, someone needs to explain why they thought it was a good idea to BRING OVERALLS BACK. Sweetheart, I left those in the 90’s with my jelly shoes and my training bra- and that’s where they gon’ stay!
And apparently, WHITE is the new black. I think that’s always a great call- but seriously, how did H&M manage to make it look oh-so-droll in this video? White is nothing new, but it’s fresh for spring and I can get behind that…so kudos to Express, not so much for H&M.
Needless to say, I am not really excited about most of what I’m seeing on the shelves. Express shows potential (see, you can do cork sandals without the obvious “beach” look!) and I adore that striped sweater- Bloomingdale’s shoes are of course, SPOT ON…basket weave? Adorable. Macy’s, as always- fresh, but not too trendy… I suppose I will find *something* to get excited about?
I need suggestions of casual, everyday pieces to wear and accessories that can be paired with jeans and my beloved Tom’s (or a suggestion of some cute shoes for spring, also appreciated!) I suppose I could just get a few new blouses, a pair of jeans THAT FIT (ya, I’m losing weight, so why the muffin top? Et tu American Eagle?) so suggest some good non-muffiny regular/mid-risey jeans, and some scarves, and dangly baubles…maybe this gem? And perhaps I should get a prize for the most links to a piece of jewelry before purchase?