Monday, March 29, 2010

H&M Herald Square: The Garden Party

The H&M Garden Collection is big on hangar appeal, but didn't do quite as much for me in the dressing room. There was one item I would have bought, and there were only a few left on Saturday:

H&M garden collection blazer @ Fashion Herald

A perfect casual blazer ($49.95). My choice is a little dull, considering this collection was dominated by flower prints, but the prints I tried on were just OK. Keep in mind I'm not much of a flower girl; my tastes run toward the minimal aesthetic. And the collection was a little picked through by the time I arrived in the later afternoon. Here's what else I loved that was still in abundance on the racks:

the red jacket ($59.95);
H&M garden collection red jacket @ Fashion HeraldH&M garden collection red jacket @ Fashion Herald

jacket ($49.95), and the white dress ($24.95), great for the beach/pool;
H&M garden collection jacket @ Fashion Herald

the peasant shirt ($29.95) and shorts ($29.95);
H&M garden collection flowered peasant blouse @ Fashion Heraldgreat garden collection shorts @ Fashion Herald

Meh on me, but a really cute dress ($49.95). The colors aren't as vibrant as they are online.
H&M garden collection dress @ Fashion Herald

H&M garden collection dress @ Fashion HeraldMy misses: the pale pink ruffle dress ($17.95), not so great on me, and the maxi. The maxi ($59.95) was my biggest disappointment, I thought it was so me. Instead that ruffle tier hit me in my worst spot (big ribcage) to create a look more maternity than any of my old maternity clothes.

H&M garden collection maxi dress @ Fashion HeraldH&M garden collection maxi dress @ Fashion Herald

Great prices, great recycling, and great for spring. And if I can find something in a garden collection I can love, you're going to do just fine.

H&M Herald Square, 34th & 6th Avenue
H&M 34th & 7th Avenue


Anonymous said...

I looooove the dress you saved as "okeefe". It looks so flattering!!

Anonymous said...

Too bad they didn't live up to the hype. For what it's worth, I ADORE the belted shorts on you!

Wrecked Stellar said...

I went on Sat. and had put on hold the rose dress in cream and bought that, along with the red rose jacket! I'm a sucker for fabrication like that!

Tricia said...

Anon - it's a really cute dress, and a great cut, but belted waists aren't the most flattering on me :)
Sal - I think it's a big collection and has something for everyone, even non-floral me!
Wrecked Stellar - good strategy as I don't think yr items will be around for long, it was busy later on Saturday!

La Belette Rouge said...

The flower dress( the second to last) is sooooo cute on you! Love it!

Make Do Style said...

Good review and forgive me oh yuk that maxi dress and yes it looked dreadful on you who's going to look good in it!