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!
I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve seen a buttload of “festival style” features on blogs and on the interwebs in general recently. Spring time is Coachella fever time, apparently. As of last year, Indianapolis does have a music festival, but it’s in the fall, and it’s probably nothing like Coachella.
So when H&M asked me to style a “festival look” to support their H&M Loves Music campaign, I decided to put my own real-life spin on it. A spin that doesn’t involve frolicking around the desert with a bunch of millennials who are inexplicably dressed like they’re at Woodstock.
My version of a fun springtime excursion with sweet tunes? Having a picnic date on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (with sangria, of course), with music playing from an iPhone. It was a pretty great weekend study break, and more importantly, a good excuse to wear a breezy dress and a cute hat.
Dress* // Hat* // Bag // similar Belt* (on sale) // similar Shoes* // similar Bracelet // Sunglasses (on sale)
*Dress, hat, belt, and shoes provided courtesy of H&M, but I picked everything out myself, and all opinions are my own (especially the sarcastic ones about Coachella).
I went to see The Lion King last week! It’s my favorite Disney movie, but I had never seen the musical. If the tour is coming to a city near you, I recommend it. The music is excellent, but the real treats are for your eyes: the costumes, props, and choreography are beautiful.
Oh, and this is what I wore.
Top: H&M / Skirt: Webster Miami at Target / Shoes: Style & Co. / Necklace: Kohl’s
In real life, I do not do chores in cute outfits. This is not Pleasantville. But the upstairs neighbors apparently just got a bird feeder, and there are some very aggressively-eating birds in the area, so my balcony was covered in sunflower seed shells. Since I try to keep it relatively classy here at Sarah’s Real Life, I thought I should tidy up a bit before photos. After all, I wanted you all to look at these pics and marvel at my fantastic loafers without being distracted by some robins’ dinner scraps.
Anywho, this little ensemble came about because I planned to wear this black dress, then put it on and realized it was shorter than I remembered. I was a little worried it was too short for work, but I didn’t have time to think of something else to wear. So I figured if I stuck with flats and went first-lady elegant on top, that it would all even out. Do you think it worked? (only tell me if it did – I have delicate feelings)
Dress: H&M / Jacket: Walter / Shoes: Calvin Klein / Necklace: Givenchy