Ruff Ruff! {Koons for H&M}

jeff koons for h&m, koons balloon dog, j crew cove floral, statement necklace, braided bun, jessica simpson nude pumps jeff koons for h&m, koons balloon dog, j crew cove floral, statement necklace, braided bun, jessica simpson nude pumps jeff koons for h&m, koons balloon dog, j crew cove floral, statement necklace, braided bun, jessica simpson nude pumps jeff koons for h&m, koons balloon dog, j crew cove floral, statement necklace, braided bun, jessica simpson nude pumps jeff koons for h&m, koons balloon dog, j crew cove floral, statement necklace, braided bun, jessica simpson nude pumps jeff koons for h&m, koons balloon dog, j crew cove floral, statement necklace, braided bun, jessica simpson nude pumps

This bag probably seems really random if you’re not a modern art fan. But do a Google search for Jeff Koons and it’ll start to make more sense. As an art history major, you might think I learned all about him in undergrad, but funny enough I actually learned more about him in law school (he gets sued a lot –  those pesky copyright laws)!

So why do I have a handbag with Jeff Koons’ famous balloon dog on it? Because Koons has partnered with H&M to celebrate the opening of a new museum-inspired H&M store in NYC, and starting July 17, a limited number of these bags will be sold at select stores, on H&M’s website, and at the Whitney Museum.

I wouldn’t classify it as an “everyday” bag, but you have to admit it adds a little something unique and unexpected to this outfit! I’ll probably be sharing my bag with Kristin, because when she saw it she had the reaction of a small child who’s just seen…oh, I don’t know…a balloon animal.

If you want to get your own Koons for H&M balloon dog bag, they’re $49.99. I don’t know exactly how many there are or how popular they’ll be, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to stalk the website tomorrow if you can’t live without one. Or if you live in a major US city, they might be in a store near you (the info I have says Chicago, LA, and Dallas). Good luck!

Bag* // Top (on sale) // Jeans // Shoes (on sale) // similar Necklace* // Lips “Unapologetic”

*Bag provided courtesy of H&M; necklace provided courtesy of Flourish Boutique.

Linking up with Mix & Match Fashion’s Summer Style Weekly Linkup!

Baby, It’s Not Cold Outside

20121204-144426.jpg

20121204-144442.jpg

20121204-144500.jpg

20121204-144511.jpg

My feet are buried in leaves, but I really was wearing shoes, see?…

20121204-144526.jpg

There they are!

20121204-144537.jpg

20121204-144550.jpgRemember how I told you I have a big head? There’s your proof in the last picture: it’s clearly bigger than the sun.

So here it is December, and most of the country was way above average temperatures the past couple days. Americans are all about their freedom, and apparently the weather thinks it’s free to be 70 degrees at the time of year when everyone is singing “Let it Snow” and “Winter Wonderland.” But hey, I’m not complaining (except about having to shave my legs). I took the opportunity to put on my favorite breezy skirt and go do some studying at Starbucks. My first exam is on Saturday and it’s very tempting to stay cooped up in the house for a week. But if I spend too much time at home, ironically I begin to look like a homeless person. So. Real clothes and fresh air it is!

Sweater: J. Crew Factory

Vest: Express, old (similar)

Skirt: Pitaya, old (similar for $16!)

Shoes: Urban Outfitters, old (similar)

Bracelet: Stephan & Co.