a few coworkers and i drove out to chicago friday night for the h&m x lanvin launch the next morning. we stood in line from 3:30 AM and wound up being group 4 (within the first 100) to shop the collection. i was surprised with the quality of some of the dresses, and not-so-thrilled with the quality of other items. the sunglasses sold out before i could get to them, but i managed to grab three lipsticks. i changed my mind about buying the black patent heels from the collection, and i don't regret it - i found these leopard platform heels at zara! i loved these brown ankle boots from h&m and debated whether or not i wanted to buy them before getting a chance to see the h&m x lanvin collection. once i decided against the heels, i went with these instead. i love that they're simple, and that i'll be able to wear them here and in texas.

that's right, i'm headed to dallas for the h&m pop up store opening in december. i fly out december 5, and i'll be back before the end of the month. i'm really excited to be a part of this! and of course, i'm excited to escape the minnesota winter for a month. not to worry, i'll have photo updates while i'm there.