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My Quest aka My Obsession

Alright, so a few months back I was skimming a daily I subscribe to and there was an article on fashion.  One of the displayed items was a tulle skirt from H&M.  It was so beautiful that I kept going back to the page and admiring it.  I saved it.  I printed it.  I found it in a magazine and ripped it out.  I keep the pictures in my purse at all times.  Since then I have been obsessed with finding this skirt.  I drove allllll the way to the City to the only H&M story in Nova Scotia and they didn’t have it.  I couldn’t find it on their website either.  I was checking daily and often for this damn skirt.  Several weeks went by and I phoned the H&M store asking if the skirt had come in, giving a full description and the price.  The dude at the store said he had 3 skirts that matched that description and would put 2 of each (2 sizes) on hold for me until I could make it back to the City two days later. 

I was ELATED that I was finally going to get my skirt.  I drove another hour into the City to pick it up.  Um, yeah, no.  The skirt never came in.  It wasn’t coming in.  And NOTHING was on hold for me.  I was pissed off (luckily I had other business in the City that day).  The manager looked up as much info for me and told me that the skirt would not be coming to the store b/c that particular store did not carry that collection.  WTF??  He gave a description for their book and the number for head office.  I emailed the H&M head office twice looking for the closest store to carry that collection and/or if I could possibly order it.  In the meantime, I got cousin Annie-Lou to phone several stores in the Vancouver area to see if she could locate it.  She had no luck.

Eventually, H&M HO got back to me saying the closest store that would carry the collection is one in Montreal.  Welllllll, that’s actually not so bad.  I’m going to Montreal in a few days.  I’ve been telling my fellow road-trippers that my goal is to get this damn skirt.  I’ve been planning everything around this skirt.

But last weekend Blair and I were in the City with the girlies and Emma asked if we could run into H&M for a minute.  When we walked in THERE was my skirt.  It was like something out of a “Wayne’s World” movie – the glow surrounding it, the trumpets from the heavens.  I was so happy that I even hugged Emma.  (Good Grief!)  I grabbed two skirts – size 6 and size 4 – and headed to the dressing room.  I could barely contain my elation, my happiness, my ecstatic-ness.

I ended up purchasing the size 4 and then proceeded to call my mom and text all my friends who’ve had to listen to me rant and rave about my hunt for this skirt.  It was a celebration.  Well, for me, anyways. 

Anyway, Lisa is probably very happy that I finally conquered this obsession.  Thanks for your support along the way, Lisa-Lou.  xo

And just so you can all see, here is a photo of the skirt:

(click on the photo for a larger version)

Now I am on to hunt #2.  I saw this gorgeous DKNY swimsuit in a Lou Lou magazine ad recently and fell in love with it.  Of course, the DKNY version is $106 and I’m a cheapskate (tho I did pay FULL PRICE for my skirt), I am hoping to find a similar one a little less expensive.  All right, a LOT less expensive.

9 responses

  1. Lisa

    not another new obsession…jeez.

    And thanks for posting the ad pic, but you should have posted a picture of you wearing the damn skirt!

    Heck after hearing SOOO damn much about this skirt…I think a picture of you in it is the least you can do for us! :p

    June 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm

  2. Dearest Lisa….I will take a picture of me in the skirt soon and post it here for all to see.

    June 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm

  3. changingmoods

    That is a cute skirt, and H&M has great stuff, so I can see why you were so determined to get it! 🙂

    H&M has a free magazine you can get from their stores, and one of them had Chanel Iman modeling these adorable multi-colored chandelier earrings. Of course, none of the stores near me had those earrings. That’s how H&M is sometimes!

    July 19, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    • I have the most recent (I think) magazine and believe I may have seen the earrings you’re referrring to. They also have a tourquise necklace that I’ve been searching for. I’ve checked the Dartmouth store about a half dozen times and also checked the Montreal store twice last month. No luck. Too bad customers can’t order from the website.

      July 20, 2011 at 8:32 am

      • changingmoods

        This was a holiday magazine from a year or two ago. I haven’t been to H&M in ages (trying to find employment again after a layoff), so I’m not sure what inventory they have right now.

        July 20, 2011 at 4:11 pm

  4. ~cat

    The idea of stalking an item from a catalogue is so totally a foreign concept to me. :S

    July 24, 2011 at 3:16 am

  5. ~cat

    What Not to Buy at H&M:

    2. Swimsuits
    Much like lingerie, swimsuits are also items that need to both fashionable and fully functional. H&M’s swim collection is definitely stylish, but when it comes to clothes that are one slip or see-through material away from public indecency, we prefer to buy pieces from stores that have specialize in or have more experience with swimwear, such as Victoria’s Secret or Vix.

    August 2, 2011 at 10:26 am

  6. Both lovely. I especially like the skirt. Very poor show from H&M, though. They should be able to order anything in store for you, regardless of whether they stock that particular item!

    July 14, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    • I was happy (um, ecstatic!) that I finally got the skirt – I’m wearing it today – but I still haven’t picked up a decent swim suit.

      July 15, 2013 at 9:07 am

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