Wednesday, November 30, 2011

OOTD: I'll Have a Blue Christmas

Navy/white striped sweater (HCo., NEW); navy culottes (A&F, summer 2011); navy opaque tights (Target, fall 2011)

Silver bangles (AE, summer 2010)

"OMB!" nail polish (Nicole by OPI, red); "Give Me The 1st Dance" nail polish (Nicole by OPI, silver)
Set of three silver sparkly rings (AE, winter 2010)

Can you believe it's only 25 days til Christmas?! I can't believe how fast this year's flown by. I am super excited for the holidays, though, and getting off from school for a whole month. College is great :) Except for the finals, of course. Since coming back from Thanksgiving break, I've been pretty busy with last-minute tests and projects. I can't wait to get a break from all this school stuff!

I scored this pullover sweater for only $20 the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. It wasn't even Black Friday yet, and the stores were already rolling out their deals. I'm not complaining though--it was nice to get some steals without having to deal with the crowds. I like this sweater because I have nothing like it in my closet--I usually stick with thinner stripes and all my sweaters are cardigans. But a change every once in awhile is nice, and I really like the look of this new sweater. The purchase was inspired by my sister, who bought a similar one from Abercrombie & Fitch recently. 

What are you most looking forward to this holiday season?

Friday, November 4, 2011

H&M Coming to Denver!

Good news for all you Colorado-based frugal fashionistas out there--H&M is coming to the Denver Pavilions!

The wait will finally be over as of next Thursday, the grand opening of the state's first H&M store. It's moving into the former Niketown store. Devoted fans who show up early enough will be rewarded with a free t-shirt and gift cards ranging from $10-500 in value.

H&M is a retailer headquartered in Sweden that specializes in "fast fashion", or high-end trends for low prices. The store often features special designer lines at a fraction of the cost.

I know I'll be hitting up H&M as soon as possible--probably not on opening day, as school (unfortunately) has to come first--but Thanksgiving break a week or so later will be the perfect opportunity to get my shop on...without breaking the bank!

Some things I Like from H&M...

Tunic, $29.95

Sequin-front skirt, $19.95

Cream legwarmers, $14.95

Oversize sweater, $19.95

Faux leather bomber, $49.95

Graphic sweatshirt, $24.95

Gold sequin tee, $34.95

Poncho sweater, $19.95
 Do you like to shop at H&M?