Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Dream - A Reality

  You guys do not know my love for this store. It goes all the way back to the early years of 2000 when I was in the magazine business. I had plans of going to NY to shop at H & M and it has yet to happen. But something said to me yesterday.

“Tamara?…You should check and see if H & M is here”

I checked with my cell phone, and it popped up with the stores being all over. So below is a chronicle of my first ever trip to H & M, and what I liked and didn't like.

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I have been on a Harem Pant kick lately, and ummm my shape is not made for these Harem Pants at all. How dare they not fit me, and sag?

I found a lot of the pants to not work with my body type as you can see.    

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This top is F21. I really like it. These shirts are just great for hiding imperfections while still looking fashionable and girly. Clearly my shorts would not go with the top because they have to much going on with the patches. But a plain fitted jean would be cute.

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I had a great time! And will be going back since the mall was closing when I went.

 

XOXOX,


TamStyles

38 comments:

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Girl, you are so funny! But, I agree with with everything!

Kwana said...

You are so much fun. I really want to go shopping with you.

K. Rock said...

Super cute post. I was all gung-ho about H&M too but it is really a hit or miss type of place.

Kara said...

You are a brave woman to post the bad outfits. :)

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

your faces are too funny, and that jacket is really cute on you! i love h&m.

Kay* said...

haha! i love your facial expression in some of the thumbs down shots - and so cool of you to post the 'thumbs down' pics too - may people wouldn't!

Sing said...

LOL at your face expression in that one pic. I agree with all your thumps up and downs. Glad you got to experience H&M. Was that jacket on clearance? It's so classic, love it.

avant garde said...

you are a trip, your face in some of those photos (the ones where you did not like the clothing) made me laugh out loud! i feel the same way about h&m, we have a good sized on in boston and when i go, it's hit or miss. sometimes the quality is up there ans sometimes it's lacking. but still, great stuff for cheap, i especially have good luck finding cheap jewelry!

Tamstyles said...

glad yall like them..the jacket was 20 bucks...reg 49.99....good prices on certain things. just had funny fitting pants. but at least i can say i finally went, right? and yall i have no problem showing the bad outfits...hopefully they will help someone.

Mrs. Chic said...

lol - very funny!

I can't believe there's not an H&M near you! I love buying there cheap sunglasses! They are hit and miss for me too...even with the low prices.

I've been to the H&M in NYC so much fun the store is HUGE!

The Budget Brides Handbook said...

Your pics are hilarious. H & M is really a hit or miss especially in the pants department if you have body like you and me. But that jacket is off the chain.

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

Those harem parents...yep those are the same ones I bought last week in Virginia. I thought they would look better once I got home and jazzed them up...NOT!But they are great for watering my lawn!LOL

I love H&M, I think it's a matter of picking the better quality stuff. I don't wear pants often so I usually aim for the tops and dresses.

I tried on that jacket too but I am top heavy for it:( Glad you finally went!I usually always google that store when I travel.

It's a better quality level than Forever 21 for me atleast. I get some great dresses from there everytime!

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Haha, love the thumbs up/down pics. I was so sad the first time I went to H&M. It looked so awesome on TV but when I got there everything I tried on seemed to fit weird. It's always a hit or miss : /

Joi said...

You're a cutie, T! I'm just so-so for H & M. I don't know what it is and why I don't love it!

Bee Bee said...

I was soooo excited when H&M came to SF. We now have three. I agree with you all in that it is really hit or miss. I have found some nice items there. I try to pop in on the regular to see what they have.

Gurl loves her Chocolate! said...

Ooooo Gurl! Damn you're a funny little thing! I really enjoyed this post!

gigiofca said...

I do the up/down/sideways thumb, too. It helps me remember what I liked/didn't when I get home. I stay away from bottoms at H&M. It's a Swedish company and it seems like they fixed the fit a bit for us in the US. However, the clothes their definitely fit women who walk way more than we do over here.

Congrats on finding your local H&Ms! :-)

Lynett said...

You crack me up T! H&M rocks! I wish we had one here in South Florida. I get my dose when I hit up NYC! Hope you bring home lots of goodies!!

GorgeousPuddin said...

Great post!! You are a comedian for REAL! I love H&M they have great clothes. Umm the harem jeans? Bwhahaha. But you make me want to go today to see what's there.

Erika at BluLabel Bungalow said...

This post had me cracking up til the end. I love that you showed the ill-fits, too. I say grab some tops and then head to Macy's and buy a pair of PZI jeans. They will fit that coke bottle of yours like a glove. Great post...I hope you are having a great time with your family. Hugs.

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

i love h&m. love this-thumbs up/down thing-so cute.

JIN said...

I DO LOVE THAT JACKET ON YOU...I LOVE THE THUMBS UP AND THUMBS DOWN - YOU'RE SO CUTE

Lorrie said...

OK super cute. We have an H&M and I finally got to it in Pasadena...and no FAT FOLKS CLOTHES. I was mortified and inspired to diet all in the same breath! Girl...I composed myself...marched over the the boy's section and TORE IT UP! Glad you had fun!
Blessings

Redesign Diva said...

lol!!! You are too cute and funny taboot...!! On the thumbs down, my son said, does she wear granny pants all the time...lol I had to show him some of your other outfits, he was like ok...she looks nice...i love your courage girl...

court. said...

I LOVE and MISS H&M. When I moved from Boston to FL I was so surprised that Miami of all places does not have one.

Ironically, RI has one-MA has three-and the closest in FL is orlando.

I loved your pics and that bracelet is off the hook.

justme said...

i agree with almost everything but i think the first jeans look super cute on you.

Raru ♥ 79ideas.org ♥ said...

Ahaha... I had a great fun with your post. Thank you so much. Like Kara already said.. you are a brave woman ;)))

xoxo,
raru

The Zhush said...

You are too cute...love all your thumbs ups and downs, feel like I just went shopping with...only I didn't get anything? :( How did that happen?

Mz. More said...

Great post hon. I love H&M, it's one of my favorite stores... but it is truly hit or miss. Sometimes I'm in there for hours and come out with 1 or a few things, but the items are treasured. Depending on what you get the stuff holds up well too. I have things from there that I've had for years and they are still running strong!

Deanna Jackson said...

Hilarious!!!!

I have found great tops and jackets from H&M but jeans and pants, not so much.

Laila said...

Great post!

I have that green and grey shirt, very cute!

Love♥Cloth said...

Yes girl. H&M remains to be the ish... Its a cult favorite for New Yorkers.

You looked great in a few of those bottoms that you gave a thumbs down but for the most part I agree with your picks!

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Dana Vierstraete said...

Those pictures are so funny ! I also like the top, it looks good on you !

Jane said...

YOU ARE WRONG. The light blue washed bell bottomed jeans fit well. Whats wrong with them? a little bended knee, bouncing booty action a few times and your booty will fit snug....I am mad you didn't select them!

Stefanie said...

I have that jacket and the matching skirt. I bought them when they first came out. Now I'm mad I paid full price for them but I didn't know if my size would be there by the time they finally marked them down lol.

kellyinaday said...

There were a couple of harem pants that you thumb'd down that I thought were cute.

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