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Off the Rack: H&M Summer/Swim 2012

Yesterday I visited the H&M showroom in New York to check out the latest summer and swim collections which are in stores now. The benefit of visiting the showroom is that I have permission to photograph anything I please, and I am nothing if not thorough, combing through each rack, piece by piece, taking my sweet time, savoring the fabrics, textures, colors and well, you get the picture. All you need to know is that H&M has everything you need for a stylish summer, starting with this Memorial Day holiday weekend (do you have your outfits planned yet? I don't!). We're talking dayglow swimwear, tropical print coverups, embellished denim cut-offs, wedge sandals, floppy hats, clear plastic totes - basically everything to take you from a BBQ to the beach without missing a fashionable step. Hope you find some inspiration here, and if you'd like to see more of my photos from my trip to the H&M showroom, check out this album on my Facebook page.

As always, let me know which items are your favorite in the comments, H&M is listening too...

Off the Rack: The Webster at Target Accessories

Earlier I posted photos of the women's apparel from The Webster at Target collection, now here's a look at some of the accessories. I didn't see any shoes, unfortunately. But the bags, jewelry, scarves and straw hats that make up this Miami-inspired line were all plentiful. It's not because these items don't look good - they do - I just think they get lost amidst Target's other equally fun summer offerings from brands like Mossimo, Merona and Xhilaration. My favorite detail had to be a gold flamingo pendant which adorned two of the cool, casual totes in vibrant prints. More photos after the jump - did you pick up any Webster at Target accessories?