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The Look for Less: Kate Spade New York Scalloped Watch

The Look for Less: Kate Spade Scalloped Watch
Kate Spade always makes the best accessories for anyone who loves a feminine and fun take on things. This scalloped watch is the perfect companion to your spring arm party, and I noticed H&M has a watch with a similar vibe if you want to try the look on a budget before committing to the investment piece. Shop either watch below!

The Look: Kate Spade New York Scalloped Watch, $195 at bloomingdales.com

For Less: Scalloped Wristwatch, $19.99 at hm.com

Off the Rack: Spring Highlights at H&M

Spring fashions at H&M
H&M recently remodeled their store at my nearest mall and it is a thing of beauty. For spring, they're showcasing lots of bomber jackets, high-rise and cropped denim (like this pair), and chunky block heels (like this pair). The palette was mostly muted tones - blush, olive and gray stood out to me.

I expected to see more yellow, one of the season's top colors, but only found the sunny hue on a few handbags and scarves...which come to think of it is the perfect way to add a pop of color to your wardrobe.

H&M always has you covered with the latest basics, like denim jackets, leather jackets, sporty hoodies, blazers, lightweight cargo jackets (love this one), and day-to-night blouses. My favorite pieces were the leopard print ones, like this sweater and this coat.

If these in-store pics inspire you to do a little shopping, you can save up 30% off and get free shipping right now at hm.com.

Molly Sims' Stunning Fall Floral Dress Is Just $19.99 at H&M

Molly Sims wears the fall floral trend in her H&M maxi dress that's under $20!
When I spotted this photo of Molly Sims departing Barneys New York at The Grove in LA, I was convinced her fall floral maxi dress must be a costly designer piece - but in my search to find a look for less, I discovered her exact dress is just $19.99 at H&M! I love when that happens.

The model and actress, who is expecting her third child, paired her floral dress featuring shades of teal, burgundy and goldenrod on a striking black background with tan lace-up demi wedge sandals, a black leather tote, and oversized sunglasses.

I could see this dress with heels, or with black over-the-knee boots, dressed up or down for all sorts of holiday occasions. Shop it while you still can, sizes are selling out quickly!

Molly Sims wears the fall floral trend in her H&M maxi dress that's under $20!
Get the Look: H&M Floral Dress, $19.99 at hm.com


Molly Sims Photo Credit: STPR / PRPhotos.com

H&M Announces Next Designer Collab with Kenzo

Kenzo x H&M
H&M announced that its next designer collaboration will be with KENZO, the "vibrant and playful Parisian house that captures the energy of global culture to create its unique, youthful spirit." Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon will bring the spirit of KENZO to H&M, creating collections for women and men as well as accessories.

Lim and Leon are the founders of global fashion emporium Opening Ceremony, and to be honest I hadn't really heard of Kenzo until the Opening Ceremony duo took the helm of the Parisian fashion house in 2011 and made headlines.



Kenzo was created by Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, who held his first fashion show in Paris in 1972. Kenzo is a celeb favorite, and you might recognize their bold, tongue-in-cheek designs like the oversized message clutch that Jessica Alba carried in this post. Or maybe you've taken note of Kenzo's super expensive embellished sweatshirts on fashion blogs and celebrity style sites. That tiger sweatshirt you've seen everywhere? That's Kenzo.

I'll be following this collab closely just because it's so relevant to the fashion scene today. With their huge fan base, I have a feeling it will sell out quickly and tons will end up on eBay.

KENZO x H&M will be available in selected stores & online from November 3, 2016.

Read more about the collaboration on hm.com/magazine and follow hashtag #KENZOxHM on social media for all the latest updates.

Are you excited for Kenzo x H&M?