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.