On the second day of Christmas...*

Sunday, December 02, 2012

So, yes, everyone was all "Margiela! H&M!" about two weeks ago, but being a normal human person (who happened to be on a business trip the day the collection debuted), I didn't go wandering into an H&M until this weekend to see if anything was left. And *was* it: I guess the fast fashion crowd isn't as into edgy avant garde as perhaps was hoped, cause almost every piece was fully stocked.

I had my heart set on the puffer coat above — which has the most fantastic funnel collar — but after an internal debate over whether it made me look like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man (not sure; also not sure that I care because it's pretty amazing), I settled on the horizontal dress (below, but in black). It looks like you're wearing a dress sideways, and it. Is. Awesome.

I'd bet things start going on sale as it gets closer to Christmas, so the marshmallow coat may still be mine...

*enough with this "true love" stuff, I'll just get it for myself...

On the first day of Christmas, I wish my true love* gave to me...

... some instantly covetable fashion items. Heavily featuring bows, naturally:

+Coach's legacy duffle in brilliant fuschia
+Target/Band of Outsiders adorable "Best Friends" ski hats
+J.Crew's giant bow sweater (drooool...)
+Kate Spade's abstract bow belt
+Madewell's Frankie pump in glitter

*Hmmm, it would probably help if I had a true love to be gifting these things, but. Oh, well.