Fab Finds: Five Under 50 at H&M

On Monday, I ventured out into the streets of Washington, DC. I was in full frugalista mode.

Armed with my H&M coupon, I was ready to get my Fall fashion fix. The mission? Not to splurge but to shop smart.

There, from hundreds of racks and two floors of apparel, I came up with Five under 50: fabulous buys for the season that didn’t break the bank.

Here’s what I discovered.

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TIP: Although there is no online shopping feature for the U.S. yet, the H&M website is a great way to browse ahead of visiting the store. Happy shopping!

H&M Rolls Out Must-Read Magazine

It’s here!

82 pages packed with Fall fashion goodness.

Covering everything from must-have party looks to the temporary tattoo trend, the H&M magazine is chock-full of what stylistas need to know this season.

I guarantee you that, just like me, you’ll keep going back to it–again and again–for fashion inspiration.

Check it out here. Happy reading!

Sneak Peek :: H&M Autumn 2010 Collection

I love it when H&M gives me a sneak peek into their next-season inventory.

This time, it’s their Autumn 2010 collection, which screams early eighties.

Expect lots of elegant tailoring, with the soft volumes and classic tweeds and silks from that era making a comeback. Oh! And let’s not forget anything in the brown and beige color palette, suits, blazers and romantic frills.

“It’s about being well dressed and comfortable too. Soft, warm and casual. A sporty and futuristic look in black with bright accents weighs against the tailoring and knitwear. Our customers like to mix and match the new with their old favourites to reinforce their own personal style,” says H&M’s head of design Ann-Sofie Johansson.

Indeed we do, Ann-Sofie! We do!

Read more to preview looks from the collection.

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Show Goes On Without McQueen

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The fashion world may still be mourning the loss of Alexander McQueen but it’s clear now that the show must go on.

So it’s with mixed emotions that I’m writing this post and sharing with you the McQ Autumn/Winter 2010 Lookbook.

You’ll probably enjoy each look on each of the 23 pages as much as I did. Click to view.


Fash Fix

Fall is around the corner.

And with changing seasons comes exciting prospects of a new wardrobe.

Some stylists like Mark-Alan Harmon are adding their voices to the “what’s hot for fall” chatter that’s been going on in the fashion world.

He’s recommending what he calls his Fall 5 fashion tips.

1) Royal Hue – From grape to eggplant and lilac to violet, purple is the color of the season. Associated with nobility, this majestic hue is feminine, flirty and regal. Whether adding a plum handbag or lavender cocktail dress, a touch of purple is exactly what every fashionista’s wardrobe needs to reign supreme this fall.


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