Thursday, August 1, 2013

H&M 50 States of Fashion: Alaska!










































Blouse c/o H&M (not the exact same, but very similar)
Maxi Skirt c/o H&M (similar skirt from H&M)
Necklace c/o H&M (similar necklace)
American Eagle Braclet and Belt
MichaelMichael Kors Leather Sandels (thrifted)
Wool Hat (thrifted)
Under One Sky Purse

I'm really excited to be a part of H&M's 50 States of Fashion for the launch of their new online shop!  Being an Alaskan, our nearest H&M store is quite a ways away, down in Seattle so I've never had access to H&M's clothing aside from a few great items of theirs that I've found in the thrift shop. (Like my pretty floral dress and the front zip faux leather skirt.)   H&M has now launched their online shop so that won't be a problem now, everyone, even us fashion starved Alaskans, have access now to their clothes.  I was so flattered to be approached to be the style Ambassador for Alaska seeing as there are some really amazing Alaskan blogging babes and they have be so kind and wonderful to work with.  (I really cannot say enough nice things about them.)  I was sent some items to style and I was shocked when I opened the box to see how accurately they had nailed my style!  This maxi skirt is so soft and with gray being a pretty common color in my wardrobe, I'll get a lot of wear out of it.  This blouse is fabulous, it's like they knew I'd been searching for a white button-up sleeveless blouse that was NOT see through and wrinkly.  Everything looks well made and the material on both items is nice and thick, these are items that will fit right into my wardrobe and fit an empty spot.  (The necklace is my favorite, it has a rough look to it and it's more my style than a bright "statement" necklace would have been.)  I really have to say thank you so much to them for this huge opportunity.  I haven't done anything by way of sponsorships or accepting "courtesy of" items but it really has been such a pleasure to work H&M.

H&M is also holding a contest where you can post a photo of your favorite H&M outfit, post it to Instagram with the hashtag #HMShopOnlineAK (AK for my fellow Alaskans or the abbreviation of your own state.)  One person will be picked from each region (West, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest) to win a $250 gift-card to H&M and a grand-prize winner will win $1000 gift-card to H&M and a trip for two to New York for an H&M event during Fashion Week. (That's pretty sweet!)   It's been fun looking through and seeing what my fellow Alaskans are posting and I'm really excited about this contest so go on guys, enter and have fun!

*I have been compensated by H&M for this post but the above are NOT affiliate links, so click with no worries.  I do want to thank H&M again for this wonderful opportunity, it's been such a pleasure and very exciting.

11 comments:

  1. Well, congrats on being the style ambassador!! So excited for you!!! And I do love this outfit :)

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  2. yay, nice job, Katie! that's awesome news. by the way, when I saw the first photos I thought wow, what a pretty light blue skirt that is and how well it goes with the backdrop of your pictures. but of course it doesn't even matter because like you said, those pieces are SO "you"! the whole outfit is. oh and I just love those brown leather pieces because yeah, brown leather kind of is a soft spot for me, haha. + I answered your comment in my blog. and I hope all is well with your new home and your family and pets :)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  3. Congrats on being chosen to represent H&M! That is so awesome!

    I love the skirt soooo much - I have been looking for a new maxi so I might have to check out that one!

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  4. Congratulations! What a fabulous opportunity; H & M couldn't have picked a better blogger. You look wonderful (I LOVE that skirt)!!!

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  5. Hi Katie,

    Congrats on being chosen as H&M's ambassador for Alaska! I too live in Alaska, and have recently started a fashion blog. I was beyond thrilled when I realized that H&M had actually chosen someone to represent Alaska. Needless to say I was also excited to find a fellow Alaskan fashion blogger. I'm still searching for more fashion bloggers in Alaska. I'm pretty sure it's a small network, but I would love to get to know as many as possible.

    Xo
    Alicia

    www.wild-muse.com

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  6. Hi Katie, this is wonderful to hear, congrats! Great to see your amazing style be appreciated. Love this pretty maxi skirt. So happy that you stopped by, its totally understandable, I know what you mean about internet service. Hope you are well :)

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  7. Whoohoo! You'll do fantastic because you look fantastic. I love the maxi skirt, you look so chic and chill. You're making me want to shop at H&M. ;)

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

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  8. Such a great outfit, Katie. It has to be one of my favorites. Love all the little details of the clothing and your accessories. Perfect.

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  9. really great, katie, you really styled a wonderful look!!

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  10. Oh wow, this is SO awesome Katie! Way to score a sponsorship with H&M :D You are definitely deserving of it, and you're perfect for representing your state in this. Love that gorgeous maxi skirt :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  11. Congrats!! Also, they did totally nail your style with the items they sent you. They must be a great company to work with.

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