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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

conscious style: H&M

As soon as I saw this dress in the H&M, I knew it was the perfect dress to rock at the Kentucky Derby. But at the time, I had to idea of its ulterior motives. It was a unconscious conscious decision. What's that you say... confused?

Let me explain. 

I try my best to soften my footprint on the Earth: recycle, reuse, thrift, swap, purchase organic/sustainable products, avoid plastic grocery bags, and drive only when necessary... but this is no easy task, and I fail daily. So imagine my surprise, when I fall in love with a dress, bring it home, then realize that it is made with environmentally friendly conscious actions... go you dress!

In fact, H&M has a whole line dedicated to using "conscious actions" and an emphasis on manufacturing with environmentally friendly materials... icing on the cake for their trendy and affordable styles! Everyone else, take note!


P.S. who knew that is what the H and M in H&M stood for!?

Check out these amazing items from the H&M conscious collection... that lace, and ruffles, and detail work... friendly to the environment and me!




{ Ruffled Blazer // Strapless Dress // Pink Sundress // Ruffled Maxi Dress // Floral Croptop // Mint Lace Tank // Lace "Derby" Dress // Crochet Shorts // Lace Overlay Pencil Skirt // Patterned Shorts}

All of the items I featured here are very reasonable priced (I usually expect to pay more for organic sustainable items) - the exception being the middle ruffled dress. At $300, it certainly is a splurge, but I sure do wish I was getting married cause I would be all over that dress for picture sessions/engagement parties/reception dancing... engaged friends, get on it!


What piece from the collection is your favorite?
Any other designers that have caught your eye for their Earth friendly practices?
xx
Jessica

22 comments:

  1. I saw the pencil skirt in person and it is gorgeous, but I didn't see the mint tank, which is amazing - I'm going to swing by H&M after work to see if I can snag one!  Great finds!

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  2. love all the lace and ruffle detail!

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  3. Noooo... I am praying to the H&M gods that we can get one here in Nashville first! I mean, at least give us online shopping! I can't believe there isn't one here or in Austin... what the heck!?
    xx

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  4. I love the collection!!!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt

    xoxo

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  5. That is pretty awesome!!  I knew I loved H&M for a reason...now if they would be so kind as to open a store here in Austin.  I can't even buy online!  Drives me NUTS!!  I LOVE all their stuff!
    xo,
    Shanna
    Because Shanna Said So

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  6. Ooh! Impressive, I think you are the first one :)
    xx

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  7. Wow, awesome!  I had no idea they had a line like this!  (Didn't know about the H&M acronym either).  My faves are the pink pencil skirt & the pink dress.  Well, and of course your dress!! :o)

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  8. Love the ruffled dress... Also, I did know what H&M stands for because my family traveled to Scandinavia a lot when I was little.... 

    http://happymedley.blogspot.com/

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  9. These pieces are BEAUTIFUL! I love the lace skirt. And I certainly did not know what the H and the M stood for until right now! You learn something new everyday :)

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  10. Seriously, me too! Brings out my girlie side
    xx

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  11. Lucky you, having an H&M close enough to just "swing by"... super jealous right now! Hope you find some great items though!
    xx

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  12. Oh I bet the coral is gorgeous too! A perfect POP of color for the warmer months ahead
    xx

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  13. Oh wow! I love that skirt!!! So cool. I love that kind of stuff. You should try this product! 
    http://www.myreplenish.com/

    I use it and love it. No its not clothing, but an awesome way to do all the above, us a earth friendly solution, and drive down your carbon foot print because it takes less space and weight to ship! 

    Sara 
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  14. I'm in love with all the lace and ruffles!

    xo, Yi-chia

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  15. I just bought that lace tank yesterday!!  It's even more ADORABLE in person.  So pretty and girlie.  Only thing is, I was hoping to get the mint green, but had to settle for the coral because my H&M didn't have the green.  :( 
    Excellent picks!

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  16. Oh love those shorts! Great buy... and look at you being nice to the environment too!
    xx

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  17. Yes, sadly the closest H&M is 4 hours from me, and I always end up going crazy in there since I don't know when I will be able to get back! haha
    xx

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  18. Heather @GurleeGirrlOctober 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    That pencil skirt is to die for and for $14.95!!! I'll buy al 3 colors! Also those crochet shorts are dreamy too!  I've only been to H&M a few times and always leave there loaded down with happy finds! 

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  19. Brooke @ what2wearOctober 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    I totally agree and I just bought those patterned shorts last week haha!
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  20. I had NO idea H&M offered this, Jessica! SUPER neat business concept and it definitely is a nice thought to buy something that's made that way. Thank you for sharing! 

    Amanda
    It's an Easy Life

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Thank you for your comments, they make my day!!
xx