H&M Pops Into Dallas

So yesterday, I couldn’t resist the temptation of visiting the “H&M Pop-up Shop” located at North Park Center where the old Express store was located across from Henri Bendel.  If you are unfamiliar with H&M, it is a Swedish clothing company that makes affordable, trendy, quality clothes for the whole family. 

For inquiring minds, the store is very small and just a “preview” store. The staff informed me that each month they will rotate out what they are previewing. Right now it’s just men and women – not kids yet! Most of the clothes are black, red and cream. The “Pop-Up Shop” will be open until Spring 2011. The real store will open Fall 2011. 

Happy Shopping!

Partners Card – Posh Mom Edition

Today is the first day to you can take advantage of the Partners Card. If you have not purchased one yet, it is not too late to buy from a participating retailer and restaurants. After looking at the my card, I’ve been planning the best way for me to get the most use out of my card. Here are a few suggested buys for this fall and upcoming winter season:

The 750+ amazing retailers, restaurants, hotels, and spas are listed on www.partnerscard.org and 100% of your $60 card purchase serves the women, children and men clients of The Family Place. What are some of your suggestions of items or stores that I MUST stop by?

House of Buxton

As I type this post, I hear the washer and dryer cleaning and drying clothes. I’ve always wondered how 2 little people could increase my laundry duties by ten-fold. Laundry before kiddos was so different – it was an activity that I might do while I watch a movie. Now, it is a all-day or weekend activity, which made me wonder why.

Then, it hit me…my daughter wears a couple of outfits A DAY. She has her morning outfit, which she wears indoor as she watches cartoons and enjoys breakfast. This usually is a stylish t-shirt with leggings. Next, comes the outdoor wear. She insists that she does not want to “ruin” her other clothes while playing outside. This means she will want jeans, a plain t-shirt and a sweater or jacket depending on the temperature. Finally, after her afternoon nap, she likes to wear either her morning outfit or a new dressier one, so she could look nice when daddy gets home. At this time, she will include a barrette or cutesy hair accessory. Okay, now you see why I have piles of laundry just from one “posh” child. When should kiddos start doing laundry? Ha! 😉

* BTW, it is true when “they” say boys are low-maintenance. The only reason my boy will want a new outfit is when his current one is too dirty, and usually I’m the one insisting on changing it, so I do not have clean up after him 😉 *

My daughter’s wardrobe is not the only place where she has an opinion – SHOPPING! She is truly “my” daughter. For Easter this year, she picked out the outfits for all of us. I was looking for outfits that would not break the bank. After looking in department stores and other smaller boutiques, we stumbled into Children’s Place where she found the outfits. I wanted something to coordinate, but not entirely match. Voila! She picked out the dress and found her brother’s shirt within minutes. The cost was within reason, and the rest is history.
Yves Saint Laurent said it well, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” I do not want to crush her sense of style because of the burden of laundry. But, I cannot wait for her to start contributing to these duties 😉

The kiddos‘ outfits are from www.childrensplace.com – the place where style and practicality meet!