Which is why I find it so odd that today I bought T-shirts at H&M - delicious-textured textiles the likes of which I would ordinarily associate with a different sort of shop. What up?
So many in my blog posse love H&M (and profiles it so lovingly and attractively) that I realize I'm just not getting the scene. There's great stuff happening there, certainly: I glimpsed the Marimekko capsule (loved the prints but the shapes were difficult) and that amazing cropped, naval-influenced cardigan (they were out of my size, trop mal).
And - here's where I get in the game - the organic cotton line is really great, as were other cotton Ts and shirts and (lord love it) a bodysuit - which our UK friends seem to call, simply, a "body". Time was you went to the Gap for your summer flimsywear. (I know, that is so 1997...) Now you can stock up on basics, eco-friendly ones, for a veritable song.
Look, I haven't forgotten about disposable fashion week and the lessons it taught and the questions it raised. I realize "good for the ecosystem" does not translate into "good for the people making the product". But I also feel that anyone who spends anymore than she has to on something thin and white that's going to end up with chocolate on it eventually (and maybe sooner rather than later) either has way more money than me or way more principals.
At any rate, I purchased the following:
- White, scoop-neck T with cap sleeve, not to short, nicely fitted ($16.00)
- Ribbed, white, scoop-neck T with buttons at the decollete (going to the base of the bust), more fitted, "sexy" ($12.00)
- Slate grey (with blue undertone), very fitted tank top. Will go well under sweaters / with skirts for summer ($14.00)
- Black, 3/4 sleeve bodysuit - looks awesome - totally Ann Margret with a scoop neck that would really show off The Clothes Horse's tatoos (or tatoons, as my daughter would say) ($29.00)
I also got M a terrific T (I searched for a web pic but couldn't find one) in creamsicle orange that says in bold, left justified text "Think about my future". I am SO not a logo buyer - especially for a kid - but I felt this message would a) appeal to her and b) is objectively appealing. She's an eco-nut going to a school that fosters the development of eco-nuts so I can only imagine how cutting edge this shirt is going to be.
Please stay tuned for my next post which will discuss the white T and the best way to wear it for your body type. Oooh, how Trinny and Susannah!