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As excited as I was to visit the new H&M store in Miami Beach, I was also scared of the lines and crowds.

Nevertheless, I enlisted another brave soul and took on the challenge. We got there at around 11:30 am. There was definitely a line, but luckily it wasn’t as long as I had expected. The first 200 people got a nice scratch-off incentive for patiently waiting. Some got $5, $10, $20, to even $50 off. (I only got $10. Boo!)

The store was scheduled to open its doors to the public at noon. But after talking to several shoppers, we  learned that some had been in line since 9am! Talk about a passion for fashion!

As expected, their merchandise was fashionable and affordable.

And as always, I went a little crazy when I saw the fun accessories and bikinis! Some tops were as low as $4.95!

I tried to not have shoppers remorse after the fact, and to not be selfish with the limited XS sizes.

And this was the damage. Summer here we come!

Still haven’t gotten a chance to go visit?  The shop is located at 1669 Meridian Avenue. The store hours are Monday – Thursday 11 am to 10 pm, Friday – Saturday 11 am to midnight and Sunday noon to 10pm. Check it out!

PS: Have you been wondering why H&M doesn’t offer online shopping? Wonder no more. The company is currently working on it… I’ll be sure to keep you posted when it becomes available. Yeay H&M!

The wait is finally over! Miami’s frugal fashionistas can now rejoice. We officially have our very own H&M! The store is located at 1669 Meridian Avenue and is scheduled to open its doors to the public June 1st at noon. You better believe I’ll be there – line and all! Today, the store had a press sneak peek, but unfortunately I was swamped at work and couldn’t attend. Not sure if reporters, photographers, and bloggers were able to shop just yet, but there’s no question about that tomorrow.

This specific location is only a pop-up shop scheduled to be here until September 2012. As the official home for the long-awaited H&M store will be the theater in Lincoln Road. According to Marybeth Schmitt, U.S. Spokesperson for H&M, the long-time requests of Miami fans is what encouraged them to open a few months in advance. The pop-up store is approximately 3,800 square feet, while the Lincoln Road location will be over 20,000 square feet. Can’t wait till that baby opens. Well, at least this is way closer than the Palm Beach Gardens location. If you plan on attending the grand opening, be sure to get there early. Oh, and don’t worry about them running out of stock. I hear that they’ll be more than prepared, as they’ve scheduled a re-stock delivery every day…

I attended my very first blogger’s event!!!  Woo hoo! Can you tell I’m excited? I am ecstatic. Today is April 26th and as I write this post, my site is nowhere near finished. But by the time you read it, I’m sure it will look fabulous. :) Well, needless to say, I feel very excited and honored to have been invited to the Neiman Marcus Fashion Bloggers Night Out. Not only because it’s my first official event, but because right now all I have is a twitter account saying that I’m an aspiring blogger — soon to launch. I can’t wait to see how many doors will open once I officially launch! Now, back to the event…

Miami’s Fashion Poet, Annie Vazquez hosted the evening that was held at Neiman Marcus in Coral Gables. Ladies, and of course a few gentlemen arrived rockin’ their best outfits. As expected, everyone was dressed to impress. A panel comprised of Miami’s top stylists kicked-off the night by sharing some helpful insights. Local fashion bloggers wasted no time, as they tweeted and snapped photos of the event.

The evening closed with a fabulous fashion show featuring pieces from the 2012 Spring Collection of Alice + Olivia, Winter Kate, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and many more.

So, if you’ve been wondering what to wear this season? Here’s your answer: colors, print patterns and more colors! Not sure if you can pull-off the look? Try pairing neutral bottoms with a bright neon top. And if you feel daring, swap the look with bright bottoms and a neutral top. (Once you ditch black you’ll never go back! ;) ) I tend to have a strong inclination toward bright colors anyway, hope you do too!

Here are a few of the looks for this season. I call it, “colors with a splash of pattern.”



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