November 19, 2011

Versace x H&M

H&M windows decked out in bright & shiny Versace.
Line-up for non-bracelet folks around noon - thankfully we were at the very front of the line! 
Darling Kris who suffered through the cold with me - brave soul...
Finally! What's in the bag??? 
A vibrant pink belt that fits like a charm! I'm excited to dress up some LBD's with this one :) 

As per usual, nothing went according to plan with my intentions for the Versace x H&M event today. I had intended to head to the Pacific Centre bright & early as the store was opening at 8 AM - until I got wind of the fact that bracelets had been passed out & were long gone as of 8 PM last night. Not overly impressed that this process wasn't publicized, as I gladly would have waited for one last night had I know. Regardless, I figured as of 10 AM the general public would have their turn & I would be good to go. Boy was I wrong.... 

We braved the freezing cold for a solid 3 hours in line, with Kris & I taking intermittent turns inside the shopping centre to warm up. There were definitely points when I questioned if it was worth it, or whether I should just head home. One thing I love about line-ups however, is the people you tend to meet & the conversations you end up having. As chance should have it I ended up next to a lovely fashion blogger, Becky, who is also from the east coast & instantly won me over with her recognition of my X-Ring. So with good company & anticipation of the treasures waiting inside, 3 hours passed fairly quickly.

When it was clear that the list of bracelet-shoppers had exhausted, you could see a definite change in everyone's spirits. Each person in the first group grinned like cheshire cats, plotting out their strategies once inside. Finally inside, we were informed that we had a measly 5 minutes to shop. Chaos reigned, people grabbing everything possible. Overwhelmed, I noticed the few clothing pieces I had actually liked from the collection were gone (the black + gold ones; the prints were a bit too garish for my taste), as was the pendant necklace. But at the end of the day, I'm completely satisfied with my 2 newest acquisitions! So with shiny Versace bags in hand, Kris & I headed out for brunch at The Templeton. A solid Saturday if I do say so myself :)

Did any of you brave the weather & line-ups for a chance at owning some Versace x H&M? If so I'd love to hear what treasures you were lucky enough to get! :)

<3 Shawna


  1. Wow. Nice buys tho!

  2. You're so lucky you got that necklace! I got a few pairs of leggings :) Love your blog, I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll follow me back and we can be blog buddies hehe, I love finding new blogs! xoxo

  3. lucky! I never got to go, but I bet it was fun :-)

  4. I adore this collection, everything is amazing <3

  5. Lovely stuff you've bought!
    Thank you for your comment on my blog, I just answered it ;-)

    Camilla, Scent of Fashion

  6. Great pictures!!! I love the pink belt!!!

    Take care,Daniella xox

  7. Great!

  8. Oh damn I totally meant to make it out for this but had too much work this weekend :(. So far I'm loving all of the pieces, and that bracelet is stunning!

    Alexandra xo

  9. I love your purchases. Very tasteful! I couldn't muster up the energy to brave the line myself...

  10. i love this versace for H&M colletion :)

  11. That's amazing you got something!! Great buys x

  12. I can't believe you did it! (I heard people started the line up at 3AM). Good choice to go for the bracelet and belt (quite honestly, I wasn't crazy about the clothes Donatella designed for H&M...) and curious to see how you style them!
    Thanks for your sweet comment - I sure froze my butt off during the photo shoot as well:)


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