Patience is something I always have to work on. Standing in lines absolutely kills me. So spending 3½ hours on Sunset Boulevard waiting to get into H&M isn’t exactly my ideal Saturday morning. I don’t know what came over me yesterday when I decided I had to shop the Jimmy Choo for H&M collection. But the longer I waited, the harder it was to give up and leave. Little did I know that the wait at the registers was just as long as the line had been outside.
If you were following me on Twitter, you would have heard that the first girls in line had arrived at the store at 4:30 pm—the day before! Another group towards the front of the line had driven in from Arizona and walked out with bags and bags of shoes that I’m pretty sure are currently on eBay. One girl even got kicked out after telling customers inside the store she’d pay 150% for the star clutch. She burst into hysterics like a 5 year-old being taken away from Disneyland without getting to go on any of the rides.
Once my friend and I made it in, the gray booties I wanted were gone, as was the diamond bracelet set. But after wasting my entire Saturday morning, I was not going to leave empty-handed. I found these patent sandals in my size. They’re not the most comfortable things in the world but at $129 I’ll deal. I also picked up the chain crystal necklace, which I didn’t even like at first but ended planning my outfit around that night. I also bought the sequin top and leather one-shoulder dress, which you’ll see styled different ways in an upcoming ThinkThruFashion post.
All in all, was it worth it? Definitely not. As much as I love the necklace, I don’t need any of the things I bought and I could return them all and use that money to buy a real pair of Jimmy Choos. But I’m just going to chalk this one up to experience and keep the items to remind me that next time H&M does a designer collab, I need to stay at home.