Saturday, June 5, 2010

H&M Garden Collection: All About the Ruffles and Sleeves

I know I'm kind of late to hop on this bandwagon, but I've been infatuated with the H&M Garden Collection from the beginning. I'm not really big on florals but I realize that they actually work pretty well on me. Since I had that 20% off entire purchase lovely coupon from PetiteAsianGirl, I went to try some of the new products out. Now I'm just waiting for the sales hahaha :D They're a bit pricey for my liking, but I'm sure anyone with steady income can afford them easily.

All photos are property of H&M.

Here are a few pieces that caught my eye:

This elegant butterfly sleeve top is nice and loose, fluttery, and really does have the coolest sleeves. This picture doesn't quite do it justice. Now I can pour tea elegantly hahaha. The shorts are pretty expensive but are super cute with the ruffles. They look perfect for walking by the beachside or going anywhere in Cali for that matter.
Top: $29.95 USD (I could get it for $24 with that coupon. Liveable)
Shorts:$29.95 USD
 
This dress has really pretty fluttery sleeves. I'm all about the sleeves! I'll try to sneak some photos in the dressing room in case I go shopping again this weekend to exchange/return some stuff I didn't like.
Dress: $19.95 (not bad)
The ruffles of this dress are kind of strange. They extend all the way down the side. When I saw that in the store I thought it was so strange and would never work but it seems to look great on the model.
Dress: $17.95 USD (quite affordable :D)
 I like this collection so much because of all the flutter, not body-hugging loose fun summery styles. This top is no exception - it features cool sleeves and embroidery. Last but not least, can I get a what what for SCALLOP HEMS?! They're the hottest trend and most classy I think of this entire season.
Top: $24.95 USD
There was a cute shirt at H&M that looked like this. Not sure if it was from the Garden Collection but it was a nice pretty bright blue and sheer. I would have gotten it if it were a little less pricey. Again, ruffles and sleeves.
Top: $19.95 USD
A pretty peasant top. Looks flattering for all body shapes.
Top: $17.95 USD
And what's summer without a good sturdy pair of shorts? Everything about this screams "lady." Match this with a pair of high heels and you're good to show off those beautiful legs. 
Shorts: $24.95 USD
Of course this is not the entirety of the collection. There is the ever popular kimono dress, the red rose blazer, but they don't really tickle my fancy.

Have you purchased anything from this collection? Tell me what your favourite pieces are :D

PS: Giveaway Love alert! Smootchkiss is having an amazing MAC Hello Kitty giveaway! Check it out and support her new blog (old one got deleted because Blogger thought it was spam. Poor thing!)

14 comments:

Carla June 5, 2010 at 3:47 AM   said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE H&M!!!!

Dolce♥Bunny June 5, 2010 at 5:19 AM   said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!

Gonna check out the whole selection!!

Thnx luv!

PetiteAsianGirl June 5, 2010 at 8:55 AM   said...

Sigh - there were two pieces that I wanted from this collection (a while back, not sure if they still exist) and it was a floral bustier and those blue ruffle shorts. Unfortunately for petites this line runs generously and long as well. I wasn't able to find much that fit...and never found my two pieces in my size. My friend who is 2 sizes up from me got that really colorful dress with ruffles down both sides (you posted pic above) and i think the ruffles overwhelm her a little. Did you get anything? I'd love to see!

PS - thanks so much for the giveaway love! Good luck to you : )

PetiteXXS June 5, 2010 at 12:59 PM   said...

I'd also love to see any pictures of you in the ruffles!

To answer your question, I went to UCLA for med school and am currently in residency in the LA area. I know you want to go to UCSD, but honestly, I've only heard not so great things about them. They train their students well, but it's a very malignant atmosphere and med school is hard enough as it is, I definitely would not want to be at a malignant place. Just my 2 cents. Good luck!

Rainy Days and Lattes June 5, 2010 at 1:18 PM   said...

I like the blue sheer top :) Such a nice vibrant blue!

Lauraloves. June 5, 2010 at 3:36 PM   said...

love the scallop hem! It looks really elegant - definately on my wishlist :)

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sugar sugar June 5, 2010 at 3:49 PM   said...

Everything looks so pretty! I love H&M and am absolutely addicted to clothes with ruffles. LOL! :D

Kasia_B June 5, 2010 at 3:53 PM   said...

Your blog is very nice! I like your OOTD's :)

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Jesson Balaoing June 6, 2010 at 12:08 AM   said...

Nice post, like it.... keep blogging.

msfob June 6, 2010 at 4:44 AM   said...

omgsh I love ruffled sleeves too!!! 8)

Ken June 6, 2010 at 5:26 AM   said...

thank u~ <3

actually if u wear that top, u would match with the VW Bus!

PinkOrchids June 7, 2010 at 8:06 AM   said...

I'm so in love with the collections! the top, the short! *screams* lol!~ I've tagged you for 7random facts on my latest post btw! Xx

fuschiaaa June 7, 2010 at 12:10 PM   said...

Love the shorts!

beneath the glass June 8, 2010 at 7:39 PM   said...

Hi Angie! i really love this collection, it's so feminine and flirty. and bonus: everything is loose and flowy, which I need during my pregnancy, lol :)

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