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Summer Capsule Wardrobe from H&M

The H&M 2014 Summer Capsule Collection -- love how these pieces work well together and with other items I already own
We all know being a mom is a full-time job. Add in all of the roles and commitments we take on and we really do need a powerhouse wardrobe. Something capable of taking us straight from the gym, to the park, to a client meeting, and then out to dinner … on a budget. The thing I love about this Summer Collection from H&M is I can easily picture myself doing all of those things stylishly, comfortably and affordably.

Imagine yourself:


You want to look casual, comfortable, yet put together. For a morning like that, I love this navy blue patterned romper paired with the easy, breezy shirt jacket. Throw on some strappy black sandals, add a simple gold necklace and maybe even a bracelet to complete your look.


Your first instinct is to jet out of the house in your yoga pants and comfy, albeit stained gym tee and pull your hair back in a ponytail. I know because this is often my uniform of choice, but look how much more stylish you could be if you swapped the yoga pants for these loose cargo pants. The crusty, stained gym tee for this dressed up tee and complete the look with heeled sandals instead of your usual flip flops or dirty sneakers. Amazing what a difference this makes, but you’ll still feel as comfortable as ever


Every lady needs a secret weapon in her closet that makes her feel like a million bucks, the secret is keeping the shape simple. Go for a bold print or stick with basic black – either way this dress is a winner.


This dress can take you anywhere you need to go. From the park to soccer practice to a a backyard barbecue. I appreciate that the hem is fun, without having too much of an extreme high low hemline for grown ups. The fact that it is just $15! makes me want to buy two.


A sleek, but flawy tulle skirt is perfect for a fancy dinner, baby shower, or any social event where you need to look your best.


The structured look of a jacket … in jersey! Pair this wardrobe staple with your favorite skinnies or even toss it over a maxi dress for a simple, pulled together look in a hurry.


There is no such thing as too much of a good thing. This midnight maxi is incredibly versatile, the racerback style gives it a sexy update.

A few items from H&M to add some fun and functionality to my summer wardrobe

A few more fun additions for summer:

Just picture this lace tank paired over the top of the racerback maxi!
Some fresh new tees for summer, this striped one with the tie in the back is darling!
Striped wedges, simple gold bracelet and a fun new phone case for just $6!
This pair of gold cuff bracelets is coming home with me! They’ll look great with any long summer dress
The heel on those sandals is fantastic!
I’m a sucker for a striped tote, but appreciate a leather bag too. This one is the best of both worlds.

New H&M store opening in San Antonio, TX this week!!!

This post is brought to you in anticipation of the new H&M store opening up in San Antonio this week!! I used to live in H&M clothing when we were in Germany and haven’t shopped there since I’ve had kids. I don’t usually spend much money on myself, but I am planning to take a few bags of outgrown clothes to their grand opening event and take advantage of the sales and discounts. I love that they are adding a recycling component and taking a more sustainable approach to fashion, they currently have about 100 items available online made with organic cotton or through sustainable practices.

If you’re local, come on out to the event. We can stand in line and score some great deals together!
P.S How great does Gisele Bundchen look as the H&M spokesmodel? Now I want those striped pants too … I can see this becoming a problem.

* These links are NOT affiliate links, I just have a sincere love for H&M and helping moms feel more beautiful in their own skin. Disclosure: H&M is giving me a free outfit in exchange for this post, but as you can see I’ll be picking up much more than just that on my own. I LOVE YOU H&M!!!

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