November 2015 archive

Balmain x H&M – Braided Embroidered Rope Blouse

Hi Everyone!

Sharing the Braided Embroidered Rope Blouse in black from the Balmain x H&M collection on the blog today :)

Paired this bold top with a leather mini from Dynamite and a pair of caged pumps from Aldo.

Enjoy!

Top: Balmain x H&M // SkirtDynamite // Clutch: Neiman Marcus // ShoesAldo

Balmain X H&M – Velvet Detailed Dress

Hi Everyone!

I’ve been SLACKING, but I’m back! And got some GOODIES to share!

So, as most of you already know the Balmain x H&M collection was released last Thurs Nov 5th. This was a HIGHLY anticipated collection with ppl just itching to get their hands on the stuff, so of course getting a chance at these pieces would not come easy.

I originally thought, “Okay, sure. I’ll line up at 5am on Nov 5th. Doors open at 8am, I’ll get a few pieces and finish my shopping by 9am, then head to work” – WRONG!

Ppl had already started lining up in the late evening on Nov 3rd in some locations! That’s TWO nights and ONE full day of lining up!! Unfortunately, I couldn’t take the day off to line up on the 4th. Fortunately, my hardworking, determined sisters could! Which is how I got my hands on these goodies!

On Nov 4th at 5am, my sister-in-law (accompanied by my brother, her fiance) marched themselves to the Eaton Center and got 8th place in the line-up! SCORE! They were later met by my sister, to which she took the place of my brother in the line.

I was really hoping I could join them after work, but there were a lot of really strict rules around the line-up. For instance you could not sit in a fold-up chair or even on the ground, you had to stand in the line the entire day. If you were caught sitting on the ground or causing trouble, security would kick you out. Also, ppl in the back would complain about ppl in the front if they didn’t recognize them. Everyone in line is basically competing against one another, so you want to make sure there are no budders. Anyway, to make a long story short, my sisters got a kick-ass haul, which means I get to borrow and share with them!! WOOHOO!

I’ll be sharing a couple of Balmain x H&M outfits this week, but for today’s post I’m wearing the Balmain x H&M black velvet detailed dress with the black and gold statement belt.

Enjoy!

Dress: Balmain x H&M // BeltBalmain x H&M // Clutch: Neiman Marcus // Boots: Zara