I woke up on the sweater side of the bed yesterday. Meaning, I woke up feeling a need to overhaul my sweater collection. This came out of left field as I definitely have no shortage of sweaters, and already promised not to get any this year…but I felt I needed some revamping, or at the very least refreshing. Refreshing as in, update the basics. I also had an insatiable itch to go to H&M…and when that itch appears I always allow myself to scratch because they always have incredible styles at affordable prices. I don’t think I’ve ever stepped foot into that store without purchasing at least a couple things. Plus, they have really great sweaters. To be honest, I prefer their cardigans to JCrew cardigans *gasp*!
This wasn’t a massive haul, as I know I can go overboard in that store…. (I can’t help it!) but I definitely managed to pick up several things to revamp my sweater collection, and additionally some fun extras.
If you are looking for sweaters, definitely hit up your local H&M while the ‘buy one get one free’ deal is still going on. I think I’m actually going back to pick up two cardigans. I put them back because I was trying to be good but now I think that’s nonsense at such a great deal. I’ve also lost my Russian Red lipstick and that just won’t do another day, so back to the mall I shall go…
But for now, here is what I picked up and am really excited about. It’s a nice winter sweater haul, with some Christmas thrown in!
Christmas? Yes, I said Christmas!
|Knit Red Christmas Sweater|
This is my first Christmas sweater in ages and I am so beyond excited!! I love this very much. It’s so soft and so classic. I see myself wearing this year after year. Literally, it’s a tradition in the making! H&M sweaters hold up really nicely and this little guy will keep me cheerful and warm through many Christmas seasons to come 🙂
|Fine Knit Sweater|
I love the button detailing of these knit sweaters. It takes a classic but gives it a little dash of fun. Sure these aren’t the most exciting sweaters. H&M has lots of fun sweaters that have beaded and leather detailing right now. Or cats. Cats are really big at H&M this season. But I felt I needed a couple of real basics. Sweaters like these are a nice backdrop for a statement necklace or scarf. They’re wardrobe essentials that never go out of style. These are also part of the ‘buy one get one free’ deal, bonus!
|Oversized Fine-Knit Sweater|
I purchased this sweater back in August in a striped black and cream pattern…and love it. On that same trip I got lots of other things I have yet to wear, but that sweater I’ve worn the heck out of! I even Instagramed an outfit of the day in it 😉
So I picked up another one, in solid ivory. It’s the perfect sweater to throw over leggings or skinny jeans. So frickin’ comfy! I love wearing this with a pashmina too for extra cozy-factor.
|Knit Sweater Dress|
This is very similar to the oversized sweater, but in the form of an actual sweater dress. I’m really into creams and ivories this year (can you tell?) so this gem became mine. This is huge on me, which I like. I plan on wearing this with varying belts and rolled up the sleeves. This would work over leggings but I also have some detailed tights I plan on pairing this with. Essentially, this is a neutral that can be dressed up in a variety of ways…and I’m all about that.
|Animal Print Tunic|
I love this shirt! It’s so slinky and comfortable. I also love that it has a slight high-low hemline. I’m happy that trend’s not over because it’s so flattering. Styling this is going to be so much fun! I picture lots skirts and leggings in its future with cardigans and blazers. Of course, this would also go well with jeans. It’s such a fun little wonder. Too bad I couldn’t locate it anywhere on their website for you guys 🙁
|Black Blouse with Lace Detailed Neckline|
Second to my Christmas sweater, this is my other favorite purchase and I only happened upon it while standing in line. I love the neckline so, so much! The sleeves are also a lot of fun. This top packs a lot of punch and I’m really looking forward to wearing this with a sassy red lip and boots.
|Beanie and Clearance Polish|
I’ve been wanting a basic black beanie for a minute now. I had one I used to wear all the time, till I lost it in Indianapolis after a Colts game. Since it’s been a regular on my shopping list but something I always forget about till I see someone in one. This particular hat is ultra soft and cozy. I’m going to love wearing this on cool (and cold) walks!
‘Nerd’. What a great name for a nail polish. This is a soft brown, which is a whole new style I’m looking to explore on my nails.
H&M is currently undergoing a change in packaging on their nail polishes, which means the old ones are marked down to just $1. Over the summer I discovered a love for these nail polishes, (I’m actually wearing their Red in these photos) and since I don’t care about things like having the most up-to-date packaging, I am all about this nail polish sale. I recommend stopping at your local H&M and browsing what they have left of the old packaging. The formula is really amazing. I’d compare it to OPI actually…and for a $1? You can’t beat that!
And that’s everything!
I’m very impressed with myself for not straying too far off my mission to get sweaters. Go me! I was a one-woman mission to buy sweaters. It’s a lifelong mission of mine to be as warm and comfortable as possible, and sweaters are my best friend to achieve those personal goals.
Please, if you know of any other cute Christmas sweaters on the market let me know! I think I
want need more 🙂
Happy Weekend everyone!