8.31.2010

Um...No Ma'am.

A longer, more fitting title for this post would be "Things I Will Not Be Wearing This Fall for the Remainder of My Time on Earth"

Per usual, before bed last night, I sat down to do some bloggy stuff on the ole PC for Trend Watch Wednesday this week. Things were going swimmingly for the first 10 minutes or so-  pea coats and parkas and clogs (oh my!) The evening, however, took a drastic and horribly tacky turn when I stumbled across the new Fall 2010 line from H&M.

Let's preface the following by saying, we all love H&M. They've done wonders for making fashion affordable for gals (and guys) of all ages, shapes and sizes and I'm the first to run like a crazed lunatic toward those enticing red "H" and "M" letters whenever I visit bigger cities. But...

Please see Exhibit A below.

I give you, a squirrel sweater.


This is not a joke. Someone actually sat down and sketched this beauty out and SOLD the concept of a rodent-themed sweater (along with a well-known bridge in Brooklyn) to a panel of H&M stylists.

Oh, it gets better...

Behold! Some sweet MC Hammer pants. In sparkly tweed.




...but the train doesn't stop there, ladies.

Grab a saddle and change into your dead-sexy pleather riding pants in a lovely camel color. Perfect for a day of frolicking about on the horse farm OR remembering why you shouldn't have had that extra bagel.


And finally....



It's a litte bit Sergeant Pepper, a little bit Sherlock Holmes. And I'm obviously not cool enough to understand the appeal of this coat.

To be fair though, there were a few pieces of the collection that I actually did think were quite charming. For instance, this little polka dot flouncy dress. With a pair of kicky red stillettos and a patent leather clutch...utterly adorbs!


...and this nifty fitted sweater. Wouldn't it be precious with a pair of skinny jeans and tall boots?


See H&M, we don't think the entire collection was a total wash : ) Hugs!

On an unrelated side note...have you ever wondered what you would look like as a character on Mad Men? Well of course you have! Ponder no more, girls. Click here to Mad Men-atize yourself. I did, see?


Be blessed, lovelies-

Photo credits: FabSugar, AMC

23 comments:

  1. Haha! Great squirrel sweater catch, I'm laughing in my office now, poor rodent sweater.

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  2. oh WOW> that sweater reminds me of something my mother put me in during the early 90s. those are fashion days that should NOT be repeated!!

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  3. I do like that fitted sweater! Um... I love squirrels but I won't be sporting that sweater lol

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  4. those are terrible!! i cannot believe the squirrel sweater!!

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  5. The squirrel sweater is hilariously BAD! You look cute as an animatec character!

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  6. I love that last sweater! But some of those were just awful!! However, I was in AGD sorority and our mascot was the squirrel so I have a small soft spot for that sweater but my Alpha Gam ties are the only reason! haha!

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  7. Oh my gosh those are awful. Love that you pointed this out haha :)

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  8. Good. Lord. What's even scarier... someone is going to buy those little lovlies, look at themselves in the mirror and think "Yes. I do look good. I think I'll wear this out." Yikes! Oh well, fashion is all a matter of personal taste, I guess! Thanks for sharing. this made me feel a little better about wearing my yoga clothes all day today... without doing yoga! ;)

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  9. Laura- I was an Alpha Gam TOO!!!! Yay for AGD sisters! : )

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  10. Hahaha that squirrel sweater. Wow. I have no words!

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  11. Whoa, those are some atrocious little wrecks! What on earth is going on with the squirrel sweater . . . I'm guessing they're going for the ironic, hipster look? Geez. I love that polka dot dress, though!

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  12. um, totally going to buy that sweater when it ends up in the 5.00 sale rack...you never know lol

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  13. HA HA HA I am laughing out loud. You crack me up. Great post and that furry beaver sweater or whatever has to go. Ha ha ha.

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  14. OH MY too funny! Those are atrocious. But I do love that dress you showed!

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  15. You had me at the squirrel sweater! There are just some trends (hammer pants) that do NOT need to be repeated! Thanks for the preview.

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  16. Um, wow is all I have to say for that squirrel sweater...and that's not a good wow. The only time I would wear it is on Halloween...if I was going as a bad fashion statement...lol.

    However, that fitted sweater gets a GOOD wow! I love it!

    Hope you are having a good week!

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  17. I couldnt agree more with all of your selections. Who likes squirrels up close let alone on knit wear? You crack me up.. and I'm off to mad men myself.

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  18. bad bad bad! No good with fluffy squirrel tails. ewe.

    xo - jami
    i m a g i n e

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  19. As much as I LOVE forever 21, I just had to share this lovely little beauty... I believe it belongs right next to the lovely squirrel sweater! ;)

    http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=sweater&product_id=2078818236&Page=1&pgcount=100

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  20. hi there! just randomly stumbled upon your blog and had to comment on that squirrel sweater. that's so hot right now...omg no. who thinks of crap like that?!?! what's next? a hedgehog turtleneck? ew.

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