Sunday, 28 November 2010

Oh The Joy

When I was in London a few weeks back I found this really cute Lottie pearl collar velvet dress for £65. I had seen some of the Louche collection in Look Magazine and really liked their dresses. They are stocked exclusively at JOY and as a bonus they are also Limited Edition so it is unlikely you will see someone else in the same dress. We did used to have this store in Birmingham but it closed down last year. I went to their store just off Oxford Street and I have to say their staff are AMAZING! They couldn't do enough to help me find the right dress and then gave me a £5 off voucher. Shop assistants who actually want to help you shop are so rare...and they shouldn't be. I will definitely be going back.

Tick Tick Tick - Happy Birthday To Me

I realised I forgot to share with you the lovely watch I got for my Birthday earlier this month...

My Boyfriend got me this lovely Michael Kors Gold Chronograph Bracelet Watch

I went to House of Fraser and tried it on first and the lovely lady at the counter told me that it is now the best selling ladies watch in the world at the moment. I didn't let that put me off. I really like large style of it. What do you think?

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Lanvin for H&M- The Big Day!

Like most of you it felt like we had been waiting forever for the Lanvin collection to land in H&M. As I'm sure many of you did, I set my alarm early yesterday and was ready at 7am for things to go live. I tried and tried but the website kept crashing. I did expect this due to the fact that the UK H&M online shop hasn't been up that long and this is the 1st time a designer collection has been available for UK shoppers via the website. There is surely no way to test for that amount of traffic?

I did eventually get the pink one shoulder dress that I have been after ever since I saw it on the fabulous Anna Dello Russo last week, into my bag but couldn't check out.... talk about teasing me! Never one to give up I headed into Birmingham. When I got to the Bull Ring store at 9.15am there was non of the chaos I had expected. Ladies were queuing up to see the collection in an orderly fashion monitored by the staff although they were grabbing arms full of clothes. I couldn't get near the dresses but did get a wristband for a 12.25 timeslot(!)

Off I went to work and arrived back in store just after Midday. It's a good job I got in early as I arrived I managed to get two dresses, one for me and one for my sister. Not the ones we wanted but lovely non the less and if I had arrived a minute later there would have been nothing left. Should it really be this hard though to buy such a hugely anticipated collection?

How did you get on?

Here are our dresses. I can't wait to wear mine then I will post some photo's.

My Lanvin Dress               My Sister's Lanvin Dress