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.
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!
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Be blessed, lovelies-
Photo credits: FabSugar, AMC