Sunday, October 16, 2016

H&M Floral Dress

Several weeks ago, I saw an H&M advertisement for a floral dress in the morning and happened to be near an H&M store in the afternoon. I knew I had to check it out. The dress is very affordable, but a great deal is not what drives me to buy clothes anymore. I really try to think about how often I will wear a certain garment and if it truly fits into my wardrobe. The dress is a bit “louder” than my usual, mainly muted clothes but exactly the piece of clothing I like to add once in a while to keep things from getting too predictable.

I think the dress works well with a denim jacket, but I can also see it with different colored cardigans and sweaters later this fall, and I look forward to experimenting in the coming weeks and months.

H M Floral Dress 1
H M Floral Dress 2

I really like the pattern of the dress and know it’ll stay in my closet for many years.

H M Floral Dress 3 
H M Floral Dress 4
H M Floral Dress 5
 Outfit Details: H&M Floral Dress, Lace Up Booties

Questions: When was the last time an advertisement for a certain clothing item made you check it out in a store right away? I honestly can’t remember the last time before this dress…

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Be well,
Andrea

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60 comments:

  1. Nice dress. I like it with the boots.

    Mary

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  2. I love it so much!


    STYLEFORMANKIND.COM

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  3. I'm loving the pattern, it looks great with the denim!!
    Jaymie

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    1. Thanks, Jaymie! The colors and the pattern is what got my attention, too!

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  4. I love this dress on you, the lenght, the print, the color. Very nice, you also don't wear prints often do you? Or you don't wear them add a bottom I think. This is very feminine and the choice of the boys is also fantastic!

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    1. Yes, I don't wear many prints, so this is a nice change! Thanks, Nancy!

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  5. I'd have to say that I rarely go into a store just because of what I see in an advertisement! But I'm sure it's happened once or twice!
    What a great piece for you!! There's the boots, too! How long were you able to wear them?
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes, it's definitely VERY rare for me to go into a store because of an advertisement.

      The boots worked well for about an hour. The second hour was okay, and then it got pretty bad...

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  6. Lovely dress and you wear it beautifully! Oh yeah, ads work on me too, esp online, and esp "SALE". xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Thanks, Patti! Online ads can be dangerous... :-)

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  7. Had to pop over from insta right away to check it out. Love the way you styled it with jean jacket in the sun....Hope you had a great weekend and wishing you a fabulous week! xo Sabina

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    1. Thanks, Sabina! I really like it with the denim jacket, too. Looking forward to experimenting with different sweaters and coats....

      Have a great week, too!

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  8. I am so in love with rich Fall florals!! This is perfect!!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! Have a great week!

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  9. Lovely outfit and gorgeous photos dear, thanks for sharing!

    Faye .x

    Blog: http://www.fayeisabella.co.uk/2016/10/how-to-be-parisian.html
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/fayeisabella/

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  10. Wow, Andrea! I love your floral dress from H&M! And these pics are so beautiful too! Very ethereal!
    Happy Monday, love!
    PS: The Gender Reveal post is now live on my blog! :)
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Vanessa! Heading over to your blog right now to find out the gender!!!

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  11. Look at you! Super stylish! That dress is a real eye catcher...and love that purse!

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    1. Thanks! I don't know what I did before I bought the purse... :-)

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  12. Wow I love this dress a lot! You look great. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  13. Fabulous - defo my kind of look. Love the denim jacket with it.x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  14. Andrea...I love this!! The dress is so gorgeous and styling it with those killer booties and denim really toughened it up!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! Since the dress is so feminine, much more than what I normally wear, it was nice to toughen it up a bit...

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  15. That is a beautiful dress, so nice with your denim jacket! :) I like your bag too, I was looking at that in yellow in the shopbop sale, but went with another one in the end.

    I can't think of the last time I've bought something because of an advertisement - I usually buy things after seeing them on blogs, haha!

    Hope you're having a great week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Looking forward to seeing which bag you got! You have an amazing collection... :-)

      And, yes, blogs can be very tempting! :-)

      Hope you are having a great week, too!

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  16. I like how you styled the new dress with the boots and denim jacket! The floral print is something which always catches my attention ...
    About the question I think that there are advertising campaigns very beautiful! I sometimes use them as a source of inspiration more than buying the items. Why? because...they are often very expensive !!

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    1. Thanks, Dan! And, yes, items in gorgeous ad campaigns are usually out of my price range... But they can be a great source of inspiration!

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  17. The dress with these boots are perfect together Andrea!!! Stopping by from the Confident Twosday linkup!

    -Adriele
    StyleAssisted.com

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  18. I love those ruffles on the sleeves! Such a fun statement! And paired with those boots adds a little edge and I LOVE it!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thanks, Ruth! I fell in love with the boots independently (also not an item I would normally pick) and love how the outfit came together... :-)

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  19. H&M must be running a very successful advertising campaign at the moment, as my green dress was bought thanks to a brochure that popped through my mailbox recently. I love this bold print on you and yes, isn't it good to mix things up sometimes to stop being too predictable? The denim jacket looks fab over this and the boots are brilliant styling too. Love this whole look on you Andrea - fab!
    Wishing you a great week.
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. I was thinking the same thing when I saw your green dress, which is gorgeous!

      Have a fabulous rest of your week, Anna!

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  20. Such a fun black floral dress! Love it!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  21. Wow - what a gorgeous dress! The dark floral is so perfect for fall and winter, as well as so on trend. I really like the unusual sleeve detail.

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  22. Great dress! I'm loving the darker floral prints for fall. Looks lovely on you!

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    1. Thanks, Lana! I'm really in love with fall florals right now... :-)

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  23. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This denim jacket over dress look is awesome on you.

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  24. Beautiful dress! Love its print and it looks really cool with boots.

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  25. Andrea, you look awesome and gorgeous. a floral dress with boots and a denim jacket is one of my favorite styles, both timeless and ageless. thanks for sharing and adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Rena! Happy Weekend!

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  26. It takes dark florals to another level! Love it. Thanks for sharing. I think my last buy like that was a dress I saw on a blogger and went straight over to the affiliate web site and purchased it! Don't do that often because most of what I buy is thrifted but it was beautiful and I just had to have it. I hear you!

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    1. Thanks! It's fun to find that special piece once in a while that truly speaks to you...

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  27. This has to be one of my favorite looks on you! The dark floral is gorgeous and I love the ruffle detail on the shoulders!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  28. You look fantastic in this! The cut, colors and pattern really suit you and your body! I love it with the jean jacket and the boots, and I love how you like to shake things up in your wardrobe! The boots look great with it. Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Nikki! It's good to shake things up once in a while. Otherwise we get a bit too comfortable and easily stuck in a rut, right?!? :-)

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  29. I love the printing and the cutting of this dress.

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  30. You were so right to buy this dress.. Its fabulous on you! And you're totally right, even though its a bold print it will still remix so so well with lots of other items. I can see many wears in its future, lol!
    And in answer to your question, i don't remeber the last tiem i saw an ad and bought either. I dont watch TV with ad's (netflix is the only tv we have) and i don't buy fashion magazines any longer. Bloggers sometimes influence me, espeically on IG. But since doing the capsule wardrobe i have stopped a lot of my purchasing :)
    Rxx
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    1. Thanks, Rachel! I'm trying to stick to a modified capsule wardrobe, and it helps a lot as it forces me to work with what I have in my closet. I just ordered a pair of jeans yesterday, but that's going to be the last purchase for a while!

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