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Dressing Room Diaries: H&M

Hi guys! Sorry I’ve been slacking on blog posts this week. These last few weeks of summer are proving to be quite busy so I’m trying to give myself a bit of grace when it comes to keeping up with all the things. We’ll be on vacation next week (heading to Stone Harbor, NJ, yay!) and then the following week the kids will be starting school. At some point shortly after that I’m hoping to feel a bit of normalcy once again.

I stopped by H&M this week and I wanted to share a bunch of great things that I found. I know you all love versatile pieces that can transition easily from weekday to weekend. Whether you’re a teacher heading back to school or not, we could all benefit from a little closet revamp for the new school year, couldn’t we?!

top / pants

This top comes in a bunch of pretty prints. Perfect for any professional setting and great for layering under blazers or cardigans. I was not on the hunt for black denim, but this pair fit like a glove and I couldn’t pass up the price!

top / blazer / pants

I love this sleek blazer. It’s great for adding a sophisticated touch to an outfit. I’d size up on on this one.

top (similar) / skirt

This skirt is perfect for a semi-professional work environment. The length is modest but the hight-waist with the attached belt gives it a fun, updated look. Although I do love this top, I’d likely go for a more fitted/structured top to pair with this skirt.


And as soon as I’d get home form work, I’d switch into something like this. Ok, that’s a lie, I’d be in sweatpants, but this sure is cute, isn’t it?! This top is part of a collaboration with H&M and I can’t track down the exact top online. You can however see the whole collaboration here, or the same print in a dress here, another really cute dress here, and a similar top here. Or be sure to check your local store if you have one!

top / blazer / denim

Here’s a great casual work look. The top is adorable and could be worn with trousers to dress it up or even a cute pencil skirt. If you can get away with jeans however, these girlfriend jeans are worth looking into! Super flattering and comfortable with just the right amount of stretch.


Chances are you may have a simple swing dress like this one in your closet, but if not, you can find it in a few colors here.

dress / blazer

It’s as simple as adding a blazer to make it work appropriate or a denim jacket for the weekend.


Taking things a bit more casual for the rest of the looks today….

I love the fit and wash of this denim shirt-dress. My normal size here was on the verge of being too short for me. Although if I were to throw on some knee-high boots and a sweater jacket I could totally get away with it. But if you’d be more comfortable, I’d grab one size up.

shirt / pants

Slub-jersey tee’s fill a lot of my drawers lately. I have this one in the floral print and I ended up bringing this one home as well.

top / shorts

It may seem late in the season to be grabbing shorts, but I couldn’t pass these up and I know they’ll be put to even more use next year. This top however could get wear for a few more months. The eyelet sleeves are adorable and it comes in a few color options.

sweatshirt / shorts

A great lived-in sweatshirt and a comfy pair of shorts…now we’re talking! I sized up to a Medium for an over-sized fit here.

shirt / pants

Anyone have Disney plans in their future? This tee is so cute it may be worth picking up regardless!


Super cute fall jacket with an attached hood. The color is much prettier in person than it shows online and the fit is true to size.


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