I’m gonna be honest, aside from certain key times of day, I pretty much refuse to walk inside an H&M. One of two things happen when I do:
- I walk in and almost immediately turn around and walk out because I can just tell by the air that staying any longer is going to give me an anxiety attack
- I decide to brave it, spend 30 minutes collecting items to try on, realize the line for the dressing room is 10 chicks deep, throw my stuff down in a huff and walk out empty-handed.
But now that H&M has an e-commerce site that delivers in the U.S. we can all avoid that particular hell hole and just order online, venturing inside only if we’re headed straight to the register to return something that doesn’t fit. Unlike some online retailers, H&M has large photos of all their items so you can get a sense of fabric quality and color. And they no doubt have a much better selection than what’s in stores. Here are 10 things — all under $60 — I’m currently coveting for spring!
One of my favorite online shops to peruse is Nasty Gal, an LA-based e-commerce site that’s supposedly planning to open a few retail stores in the near future. The site has tons of trendy pieces, party dresses and funky accessories, much of which is under $100. Sure, some stuff that’s maybe a little skanky for everyday, but props to the woman who can rock this kiss-covered mini dress. Anyway, click on for 15 of my favorite items from Nasty Gal available right now…
It’s practically the first day of school––do you have your backpack game on lockdown? I know you’d like to think that you can somehow manage getting to and from class with nothing more than your purse, but trust us, you’re gonna want a backpack (your back will thank you for it). We’re particularly fond of canvas packs because they’re rugged and easy to care for. We’ve picked out sixteen of our faves to get you and all the stuff you schlep around all day ready for the next semester. Keep reading »
H&M has long been the mecca of affordable, adorable, celebrity-approved clothes, trendy pieces and simple classics alike, but there’s always been a catch: while you could browse a bit of the (massive) selection on their website, you could only actually purchase the items in one of their hundreds of international stores. The company has always been pretty vague on the subject of launching e-commerce … until, like, yesterday, when they announced that they’d be launching a new shoppable site as of today. Rejoice! Now you can shop thousands of amazing H&M picks from the comfort of your home. The selection is expansive, and a little overwhelming, so I’ve gone ahead and plucked 20 perfect pieces from the site. The best part? Every single item is under $50.
All scoop neck Ts are not created equal. In fact, it takes some work to find the one with the perfect depth of scoop, and the softest, most comfy fabric. We’ve collected 10 of our faves — all under $50 — for your scoop neck-wearing pleasure.
Some ladiez have no problem busting around in their bikinis, but me? Not a fan. I like me some clothes, or at least a cover up that will take the pressure off. As you head out to the beach or pool or lake this weekend, consider a sarong. Sarongs offer a weird socially acceptable middle ground between fully-dressed and strutting in your swimsuit. I’ve dug up nine beach-tastic coverups and sarongs that’ll give you clothing, optional.
Remember those minuscule stick-on earrings that you always confused with Candy Buttons? Well, ear cuffs are kind of the same idea, as in you can plop them on your hole-less ear and still look kind of badass. These suckers are popping up all over the place, and for many there’s no piercing required. So if you’re still afraid of the Claire’s piercing gun, or just want to wander outside the lobe, try out these cuffing awesome ear accessories.
I need a new wallet. I know I need a new wallet because I never use the one I have, and instead randomly shove all my cash and credit cards into random crevices in my purse. You can imagine how awkward and cumbersome this can be, especially when you’re at a checkout counter and you’re pulling random dollar bills and sweater lint from your bag. That’s why I’ve dug deep and found 12 affordable-ish wallet options (guys, real leather does not come cheap), to get your — and my — wallet game looking tight.
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I’ve made it my goal in life never to feel the uncomfortable, sweaty tug of a waistband ever again. That shit is for amateurs. If you really want to dress like a full-time comfortable hobo (which yes, I do) you need to invest in a couple-few swing dresses. Swing dresses are espesh good for summer, because they allow for maximum clothing air flow with a minimum of gross sticky fabric sticking to your ribs. After the jump, 11 swing dresses that’ll keep you cool all summer long.
If there’s one good thing that’s come out of the hipster movement, it’s the crop top. They have this effortlessly cool vibe about them, like somehow when we slip one on we’ll magically transform into Alexa Chung or Sienna Miller. But I’ll be the first to admit, crop tops are a tricky bunch. Unless you have abs of steel, don’t get those microscopic ones and pair them with low cut shorts. For everyone else, crops look great with high-waisted pants, shorts and skirts. And as long as there’s no midriff peeking out, you can virtually wear them to any and all occasions. So here’s to you hipsters, thanks for giving back.