Marni for H&M

As you probably know, today marks the launch of Marni for H&M.

Marni for H&M offers a great variety of clothes and accessories, both for men and women. But beware: if you aren't a fan of patterns, then Marni might not be your favorite H&M collaboration. I myself am not really a pattern girl: I prefer simple and minimalist items. But I must say that there are some very pretty items in the Marni collection (if only in comparison with the Versace collaboration, that I didn't like at all). 

Here are my favorites:

Sweater, 179,00 CAD

Dress, 99,00 CAD

Dress, 99,00 CAD

Jacket, 199,00 CAD

Skirt, 69,95 CAD

Skirt, 99,00 CAD

Bag, 99,00 CAD

Shoes, 129,00 CAD

I so badly want this collared necklace. 
But at 25$, we all know that there won't be any left after a few hours. Booh. 
Collar, 24,95 CAD 

Bracelets, 34,95 CAD

What are your favorite Marni for H&M items? Are you going to shop Marni for H&M? If you already did, what did you buy?


Spring 2012 Trend: Peplum

This continues our series on spring trends: inspiration from spring trends, translated into affordable and accessible items, whether for a full or subtle look.

  • The look: Peplums are the essence of feminity, accentuating the curvy shape of a woman's body. It's all about the small waist and notice-me hips with this look. If you don't like to show off your curves, well peplum might not be your cup of tea. Fortunately, there are different kinds of peplums: some with just a slight curve and others with an accentuated curve. There are also different ways to do peplum. You can even manage to put some edge in this femine look, which is my favorite way to wear peplum.

  • Pair with: Because peplums add volume to the hips, you should wear something with a straight shape on the bottom, for example a pencil skirt (whether long or short) or skinny pants (or shorts). A peplum dress is really easy to wear. If you are going for a full feminine look, opt for pastel hues, delicate accessories and embrace it! But if you want to add some edge to it, think of peplums in structured fabrics (why not leather?), and add unexpected accessories: biker boots, sneakers, chunky heels, statement necklace, lots of bracelets, studs, leather jacket, boyfriend cardi, etc. 

  • Where to find: While I only looked online, I found (again) a lot of peplums at Zara. I also found some at H&M, Forever 21, Simons, Mango and Jacob, all retailers with stores in Montreal.


Also available in black.
Zara, 119,00 CAD

Forever 21, 39,80 CAD


Fun mini.
Zara, 59,90 CAD

Feminine and sexy.
Zara, 89,90 CAD


Slight peplum.
Zara, 59,90 CAD

Would look great with skinny jeans.
Zara, 59,90 CAD

H&M, 29,95 CAD

H&M, 39,95 CAD

Talk about peplum with an edge.
H&M, 129,00 CAD

Forever 21, 21,80 CAD

Simons, 25,00 CAD

Try to cinch your shirts to create a peplum-like effect. It might work!
Mango, 79,99 CAD

Mango, 44,99 CAD


Great to add a feminine touch to any outfit.
H&M, 29,95 CAD

Jacob, 99,00 CAD

Are you going to wear peplums this spring? How would you wear it? Did you find any peplum items that you would like to share?

Check out other posts in the Spring 2012 Trend series: 


Spring 2012 Trend: Mint

Spring is going to be here in less than a month, in 21 days to be exact! To mark this countdown, here is some inspiration from spring trends, translated into affordable and accessible items, whether for a full or subtle look.

  • The look: Mint is a very delicate and feminine hue, but I think it can also look very modern if the item is a solid, minimalist piece. Avoid lace for a more contemporary look. 

  • Pair with: To me, mint almost acts as a neutral, so it's pretty easy to wear. Looks great with white, other neutrals (I love the navy + mint combo) or other pastels, if you are a little more adventurous.

  • Where to find: Zara has really adopted this trend, offering a wide range of mint items. Other retailers do have a lot of pastels, but mint is harder to find, even at stores like H&M and Forever21. Topshop also offers some mint items, available online if you are in Montreal area.

Zara, 99,90 CAD

Zara, 59,90 CAD

Zara, 79,90 CAD

Simons, 29,95 CAD

Zara, 45,90 CAD

Zara, 59,90 CAD

Sexy open back.
Zara, 49,90 CAD

Zara, 69,90 CAD

With little bows at the end of the sleeves!
Topshop, 72,00 USD

Good choice to pair with a sweater or cardi to transition between winter and spring.
H&M, 14,95 CAD

Just a touch of mint!
Zara, 39,90 CAD

Bag (and it doesn't get as easily dirty as white!)
Zara, 79,90 CAD

H&M, 5,95 CAD

Zara, 5,90 CAD

Topshop, 70,00 USD

Zara, 99,90 CAD

Gap, 29,95 CAD

Forever 21, 1,50 CAD

Topshop, 15,00 USD

Are you going to adopt mint this spring? How would you wear it? Did you find other mint items that you would like to share?