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A Tale of Versace


This is just a quick, little post about my Versace for H&M story.

It all started back in June of 2011 when I first wrote a blog post about designer collaborations for my Fashion Headlines post. In that post I mentioned how the Versace for H&M line was probably going to be the biggest collab for the fall. I also said that I would be one of the first in line.

Fast forward to November. So yes, it was a pretty mammoth collaboration. But no, I was most definitely NOT one of the first in line. I forgot how early people get up to buy inexpensive fashion. I also forgot how many jerks there are who buy the fashion just to sell it for triple on eBay.

This is the line I waited in:You can't even see the H&M sign because that's how far back I was--and the line was even longer behind me. And it was cold.

I mentioned in this Shopping List post that I wanted to get my hands on 4 specific pieces: the faux fur vest, the black booties, the babydoll bodice dress and the leggings. I wasn't really a fan of the more colorful pieces in the collection.
Long story short: I waited in line from 6:45 AM to 11:15 AM as I watched as person after person left the store with a multitude of bags in hand. By the time I was actually allowed to shop (based on the color of my wristband) the only thing left were the black booties so I got them. I also ended up getting this yellow dress, but it was a size too big so I returned it.

I realized the only way I would get the items I wanted was to buy them on eBay. I sold the black booties because the heels were WAY too high for my taste, and I purchased the leggings and the bodice dress instead. Fortunately, the prices were only hiked up like 10% to 20% on the pieces I bought.I'll be sure to do a post with the leggings soon. I am definitely very happy to have the Versace leggings and the bodice dress as well. Although, I must say, I had to get this dress in a size 6 because the top part is made way too small (aka: for girls with flat chests). The faux fur vest was a Christmas gift from the hubs!

All in all, I like what I was able to get from the Versace for H&M collection, but I'm not waiting in a line ever again. Versace will have a Cruise collection for H&M starting January 19 and it's an online exclusive. I will not be a part of it as I'm now saving my money for the Jason Wu collaboration with Target on February 5. I plan on buying from that collection online instead of waiting in a line.
Do you plan to shop the Jason Wu for Target collection?

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  1. I am so excited for the Jason Wu collection - I really hope it's not another huge Missoni disaster!


  2. The things that people do to get their hands on what they want :P Ah! :P Amusing, im glad you got the bodice and tights though! :P

  3. You look great in those items!! The line would have been way too much for me, I'm not a Versace fan to be honest, but I definitely love the Jason Wu collection!! Have a great weekend x

  4. Great post! I don't even think my H&M got anything from the line :( The dress looks beautiful on you!

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  5. wow! i did the target thing and debating if i will do it for jason wu

  6. love your dress! I wanted these hawaiian versace pants from h&m but of course they didn't have my size left when i went there... a month later haha. I wish they sell their stuff online,but jason wu for target online, veryyy tempting!

  7. i love that yellow dress! too bad it didn't work out!

  8. yes, i'll definitely shop jason wu. love this collection so much! cannot wait, cheryl. :)

    your yellow dress looks absolutely stunning on you. the black dress is gorgeous also, and it looks so versatile!

    hope you have a great wknd!


  9. You returned the yellow dress and boots Cheryl! They looked fabulous on you! But I can understand your reasoning. Love the black too. I think I'm going to try Jason online. All I want are a couple of bags. Everyone is saying the sizes of the clothes are more pre-teen (who knows?) or because the way they are cut you better not have any boobs. LOL So that knocks me out of the equation! HAHAHAHA I'll just sport the bags. Have an awesome weekend girl!


  10. and I remember when you tweeted this standing in line! HAHAHAHA :D


  11. You got some super cute stuff, girl! I love the yellow dress. It really glows on you.

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  12. You have the patience!!! Cute dresses though :)

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  13. Omg I can't believe you waited in line so long! You really were determined to get that collection haha :D I really like the bodice dress on you! Glad to hear you were able to get some of the items you wanted!

  14. This is a great story! Gotta love a happy ending :)

    Have a FABulous weekend!


  15. I love this story. People have no clue what it's like to stand in line for these type of things. It's amazing. I love you in the yellow dress. And the menswear Spring 2012 collaboration looks promising. The Jason Wu-Target line looks amazing. Can't wait to see what he has for menswear in seasons to come.


  16. I am hoping the Jason Wu collection won't be bombarded the way Missoni was. If it's more low key which it appears to be, I might got and try to score a couple of pieces.

  17. The yellow dress was an amazing buy, you look stunning in it!
    Your all black ensemble is something I see myself also wearing, j'adore!

  18. so nice! :)
    My fave is black outfit, but the yellow one looks so good on you! I think about spring as I see it :)

  19. I'm not usually sold on all of the collabs, but recently have been and cannot wait for Jason Wu's line. He's simply amazing! you look so pretty in yellow Cheryl. happy weekend to you!

  20. Versace for H&M is a blast, I love those awesome collections. the yellow dress and boots look great though dear, you look stunning wearing them. I love your blog, all contents are amazing <3

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  21. Oh my, that's a long time to wait! I didn't even bother with the Versace collection lol, but I definitely like the Jason Wu pieces. I'm hoping to snag some online too :)

  22. Versace for H&M didn't even come to my local H&M. Boo!! Love those booties though it's a shame they were too high for you. That bodice dress is amazing! Love it. The fur vest is pretty awesome too.
    Kudos to you for waiting in that line. I don't think I would have had the patience!!

  23. Love the dress with the fur combo. I refused to stand inline for the release date and there was still alot of merchandise left in the stores in NYC 2 weeks later.

  24. I'm glad you were able to get the items you wanted on amazon at least. Yay!

  25. I could not wait in line that long so I commend you for that. The fur vest with your outfit looks really pretty.

  26. i loved the idea of a versace for h&m collection. i wanted to love the collection...but i didn't. but the dress looks cute on u! Like u... im excited for the jason wu collection...very wearable!


  27. Sometimes it just isn't worth standing in line. The Jason Wu collection looks amazing :)

  28. I love how the black dress looks on you! Much better than on the models that were in the adverts. And I love the faux fur vest. I like the jason wu collection, although I won't be buying it.

  29. aaahhh women, what wouldn't we do for Fashion... In my post selection about Versace/H&M I had chosen this black dress and these shoes, I really like this dress worn, so cute !!! The Jason Wu collection's nice too !

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  30. Can't wait for Jason Wu for target! Love the navy dress on the last row and the navy top with yolk neckline and skirt, middle row, middle look. Great idea to look for Versace on eBay!

    xoxo navy & orange

  31. Love the yellow one!
    I have just discovered your cool blog and I'm following you!
    Greetings from Spain!

  32. You look amazing in these pieces! Love the yellow!!!


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