when i first saw h&m's garden collection, i was a little wary of the quality of its pieces. i mean, the pricing was... so ... cheap, i had my doubts. plus we all know what wonders photoshop can create, so i wasn't too trusting of the site images of all the pieces... but then i saw it in stores later, and was sooo so sad that i missed out on the long sleeve tunic dress because i came too late. some of the pieces are iffy, some aren't, but i'm a sucker for florals, aka the whole h&m collection.
top - h&m garden collection, $20? | skirt - intermix warehouse sale, $20 | white crop jacket - charlotte russe, $5
accessories [rings, cuff, necklace] - f21, $4-$12 | belt - mommy's closet
and then today i discovered erdem. london based designer from 2006 whose collection can be bought (or just appreciated) at barneys... and whose 2009 spring collection was beautiful. so feminine and artistic; apparently, erdem was going for a "hyper-romantic" look inspired by a midsummer's night dream. sold. definitely inspiration worthy and one of my new obsessions.... just check out all the amazing detailing and how some of his dresses just flow.... pictures below from style.com. please excuse the messy cropping and low res. promise i'll sneak into the show next time and take cooler pictures (ha) .