Last December, I was really sad when I was priced out of picking up this crazy Dalmatian coat by Sonia Rykiel (I like kitsch, but not enough to spend my rent money on it!) — and then bummed when it went on sale and nobody had my size. Well, the design demigods at H&M must have sensed me trying to channel my inner Cruella De Vil, because I walked into one of their stores last weekend and saw spots. On dresses, peplum tops, and matching skirts or pants, and all at prices that won’t break the piggybank.
Some of you will likely think this is over the top, but check out Carolin, a fashion blogger in Germany, rocking the Dalmatian top and pants below (full photo set at her site, Pink Fox). I don’t think I could get away with this head-to-toe look (curse you, Spanish curves), but I think she looks smashing!
The Dalmatian pants retail for $12.99, and the top (available in stores but not currently listed on the H&M website) is priced at $14.99. I’m not a fan of the peplum trend, but I did pick up that top and am now in need of a high-waisted black skirt to pair it with. I’m jealous of how cute Jenn of The Stylish Housewife, pictured below, looks in it. (Visit her site for her entire photo set.)
Also not flattering on me was the H&M Dalmatian dress, but it might look great on you (and at $29.95, it’s worth trying on at the very least).
So! Would you rock the spots or run screaming in the opposite direction?