Marni for H&M jacket and leggings, men's Band of Outsiders shorts, Proenza Schouler longsleeve t-shirt, Chloe boots
I'm not usually a huge fan of designer collaborations, but when Marni for H&M came around, that changed. Why? Well, for one, I LOOKED LIKE REAL MARNI. Then, after seeing it in the flesh, IT STILL LOOKED LIKE REAL MARNI. Even though a near mob scene (who am I kidding, it was a full-on mob scene) that literally devoured the clothing as it was being replenished proved to be a daunting obstacle/impetus at the preview, I managed to emerge with A LOT of Marni for H&M in spite--or perhaps, because--of it. While not all of my booty ended up finding a permanent home (sorry floral brocade top/pants), I have been wearing the above two favorite pieces like there's no tomorrow. Many, many a time have I tried on the original version of these leggings, but could never work up the nerve to spend that much on a pair of leggings. And it turns out, I didn't have to! AND THE JACKET. Let's talk about that. It's shiny (my new love). It has stretchy arms. It's vaguely varsity-ish without making me look like I want a boyfriend who plays sports (which for the record, I don't. :). It was my first time with a designer collaboration, and it was awesome.