I’m not going to be a hypocrite and tell you about my actions that help save the Earth or what everyone should do in order for the next generations to live a healthy life on this planet, as that is none of my business and this is not a lecture on ecological footprint… This is supposed to be yet another post on fashion. When it comes to fashion, most brands usually have a recycling programme and some of them actually have a ‘conscious collection’ once per year.
H&M is one of those brands and their initiative is both on collecting old clothes in order to recycle them, as well as having a capsule collection that uses recycled materials. While I do appreciate the initiative, D knows all too well that it’s very hard if not impossible for me to part with my clothes. first reason being that THEY’RE MINE, second being that you never really know when something is going to be fashionable again. I’m not talking about the classic staple pieces, I’m talking about weird fashion pieces that have a way of coming back into the spotlight for a short period of time (no sense in actually buying them again, is there?). Because of my unhealthy attachment with my clothes, we ended up transforming one of the bedrooms into a walk-in closet (yup, after a long and tiering battle, I managed to convince him that we definitely need a 16 sqm closet), therefore, we now only have space for one kid in our lives, thus ending the annoying discussions we used to have with our parents about that.
Back on the fashion topic, and more specific on discussing these photos. Since yesterday the temps decided to go up to 31 degrees C, after work, D and I decided to escape into the forest for a bit and take some pics. The clothes you see in this shoot are from H&M‘s Conscious Collection released earlier this month. I’ve always loved high-waisted flare flowy pants and initially I had my mind set on these ones from the Fabulous Muses Capsule Collection by Nissa (dreamy collection!-ordered a few pieces from that one as well) but unfortunately their smallest size is 36 while I am a 34. Still that didn’t deter me, as I decided to go in store and try them, but to my disappointment they were still too large for me… Since I rarely ever find myself walking down the corridors of a shopping centre, I decided to look some more and stumbled upon H&M‘s take on those trousers (wayyyyy cheaper!). I happily realised they were from the Conscious Collection and that they were forest-green (yes, again with the green).
Of course D mocked me and my sense of style, but he didn’t have in mind the exact combo for these trousers (he later appreciated them very much). I have to understand his mockery though as he is mostly used to seeing me in skinnies, chinos or cigarette style pants, so this was a major change. That didn’t stop him from saying that they look like beach-waiters uniforms, but I bought them anyway. Along with the top you see in the pics, also from the Conscious Collection for a total spend of 35 Euros (total win!). I liked the top as it hits two major fashion obsession (from what I could observe on Instagram): 1) the bare shoulders, which everyone seems to be doing these days and 2) the ruffled edge which seems to be very popular these days thanks to Coachella.
Top – H&M ; Pants – H&M ; Sandals – Mihaela Glavan (similar ones here) ; Bracelets – Swarovski ; Rings – Swarovski ; Bag – Zara ; Shades – Gucci
As previous stated, I love, love, love the white and green combo so buying these two items seemed like a no-brainer. Throw in the side braids I was sporting in these pics (I passed on the school-girl braids that everyone seems to be so ecstatic about as I am, after all, 30 not 20) and my beloved gladiators (which seem to be getting the hype this year as well) and VOILA! Festival season is all sorted out!
The gladiators I’m wearing are from Mihaela Glavan, from last year’s collection, but you can find similar ones here in the new collection. The craftsmanship of these sandals is amazing as with any other shoes from the brand. also, what’s most important is that they are very comfortable, an attribute which is very hard to find among gladiator sandals.
The bag is from ZARA and I literally got it a decade ago (before D), but I still use it quite often during festivals. As per usual I am wearing Swarovski bling because I just love them and deem that they are perfect for everyday wear. The sunglasses are from Gucci and they’re that type of model that just doesn’t go out of fashion.
I have to say that D had a wonderful idea with this photoshoot in the forest, as we both had a tone of fun (like we always do) and the temps were way easier to endure – I seriously need to get my inside thermometer to align to the outside temps as this is ridiculous, I can’t get dehydrated at 31 degrees C. What am I going to do during the real hot months??? Die holding the air conditioner in my arms? That’s why, maybe, it wouldn’t be too bad to start thinking about the planet one of these days. H&M has a wonderful collection to raise awareness.
P.S.: Yes, I know I need to dye my hair! Will be on it next Monday testing OLAPLEX and I will keep you updated!