Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mod Fashion and H&M Dress

I know this is just a simple dress, but I wanted to show you ladies this affordable find while it's still in stores. This houndstooth dress was a recent purchase at H&M.
As a short petite and with a heavy bottom figure, I was never a fan of the 1960's wardrobe with the high-waist shorts, slim bell-bottom jeans or the short-hemmed jackets. But when I saw this dress it reminded me of the Mod dresses that Twiggy wore back in the swinging sixties and that era's iconic early looks filled with minis, tweeds and A-line frocks.
This particular dress had such a streamlined and minimal silhouette, it was clean, chic and fuss-free. As a busy working mom and student I appreciate all the convenient things in life - i.e not having to iron my clothes! And because the houndstooth pattern is eye-catching enough on its own, I didn't need much in terms of accessories to complete the look. Here I had on a pair of earrings and a bangle and I am out the door.
To finish off this look, I paired it with my highest nude pumps to give myself some height. In my humble opinion all women should own a pair of nude pumps - it does wonders to elongate your legs.I really like this dress a lot. The silhouette and geometric pattern gives it just the right amount of interest to an otherwise clean and polished look.
This dress is $17.95 and currently in H&M stores. Other than this houndstooth pattern - it also comes in cream, black and black with a cream collar. I also purchased the black with cream collar but am undecided if I will keep both. I hope this review was helpful to you and if you decide to get the dress I would love to see pictures!

[Outfit]
Shoes :: Aldo
Earrings :: Gift
Bangle :: Swapped

Thanks for reading!




31 comments:

  1. super cute outfit

    http://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love this dress! I was thinking to get either the skirt of this particular number but hesitated..well I went back and guess what? My size was gone :(

    ReplyDelete
  3. You look so beautiful! Love the checkered pattern of the dress!


    xx THE CHEAP

    ReplyDelete
  4. i'm lovin the houndstooth. you're adorable.

    xxx theSIREN

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow!!! I'm ready to go out to H&M and pick up this dress right now!!! Huge H&M fan! And I love how you styled this outfit. Fabulous~
    Thank you for visiting me. I'm following you back.

    xoxo,
    Tammy

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've always wanted a hounds tooth print something. This dress is perfect! Simple & classic.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love the patterns on the dress and how you paired it with a nude heel. Gorgeous!

    -Ly
    http://www.lyzhang.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am loving this dress!

    Erica
    www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm so in love with your blogging-style dear, really unique and lovely post :))

    one thing, could you please please do me a favour and vote for me by liking my photo on this link :)

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150310737991219&set=a.10150310737876219.336775.304442071218&type=1&theater

    It really means a lot to me :) puss puss and huggs from <3 <3

    combo-monster.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. You should sign up for HM newsletter so you can get 20% off for one item. http://www.hm.com/us/newsletter

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lovely dress - you styled it perfectly with the nude heels too.

    Sarah
    xo

    www.almostdelightful.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love this dress on you- what a great find at H&M! I love the mod feel
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I saw this dress at H&M and said to myself what a great buy. I have a vintage one just like it in red and cream. H&M has tons of mod things in the store right now. I purchase the blouse with all the horses on it, and a camel looking mod dress that was used in the advertisements.

    http://blog.imagebylauren.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love the dress!

    Shimmering2light.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Nice dress!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Cute dress. You are tiny and petite so you can pull off that pattern. Love the shoes too!

    ReplyDelete
  17. lOVE this dress! I actually have a jacket in this same pattern from F21. It is such a classic look.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I am totally loving the "Twiggy" vibe! But what I'm loving even more is the price - looks like I have to head over to H&M soon!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

    ReplyDelete
  19. That houndstooth dress looks awesome on you girl!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love your dress, the print is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  21. you look so great!!!

    http://xoxo-carolinalove.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is perfection !! I love each piece of your outfit !!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love the simple cut of your houndstooth dress. And I like how you accessorized it. :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. What an adorable dress!

    xo,
    Abbey
    http://abbeybrandon.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  25. omgosh....too CHIC for words!
    I LOVE the houndstooth print...and how you kept this look simple with the nude heels

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves
    ENTER my GIVEAWAY

    ReplyDelete
  26. you are kidding me right!? the dress so doesn't look like its from H&M!!
    looks so much more luxe! saw loads of hounds-tooth around fashion week, so in right now!
    love it!
    http://www.styledecorum.com/

    ReplyDelete
  27. Just stumbled across your blog and I have to tell you that I own and LOVE that houndstooth dress as well! It is seriously one of my favorite pieces now and it is definitely perfect for fall.

    Kate
    katethegreatisat.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Did I tell you I own all three of those houndstooth dress from H&M? You look lovely. I can't seem to pull it off without tights like you do because I am too tall. The dress looks super short when I wear it without tights.
    -T

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I welcome and read every comment, and will make every effort to reciprocate. If you enjoy my blog, please follow me using Google Friend Connect, Twitter and/or BlogLovin'. Have an awesome day - Thu