Friday, I headed over to H&M to see if I could snag a few goodies from the Fashion Against Aids collection. Not only is it FABULOUS but 25% of the proceeds go toward AIDS and HIV awareness projects H&M has been partnering with DAA (Designers Against AIDS) for three years and have raised over 4.3 million bucks! Hey! you’re gonna shop anyway, right? Why not make your shopping dollars count for this great cause. This season’s FAA collection has a variety of FABULOUS trendy bohemian and tribal inspired pieces, with the most expensive piece ringing in at only $70. Can’t beat that! Anyway, surf on over to the FAA website and see what the project is all about. If this moves you, checkout the DAA website to learn more about the organizations and their other endeavors, and how you can get involved!!! Remember, every little bit helps! AWARENESS IS KEY in the fight against AIDS!
Unfortunately, like all H&M collections, you won’t find the FAA collection at every H&M store…including the H&M closest to me…bummer! Why do they do that? How do they decide where to place collections? Anyway, I bought a couple consolation pieces and walked out kinda disappointed but resolved to try another H&M another day. (Side Note: It’s so funny, about 4 years ago I went to New York and had a field day at H&M. At the time, we did not have H&M here in LA. Fast forward to 2010 and H&M has popped up in just about every major mall or shopping area.) Well, I got home with my consolation purchases and decided that I wanted to return a couple things, so yesterday I went back to the same H&M and much to my delight someone had returned one of three dresses I am lusting for from the FAA collection. YIPPEE!! Since the FAA collection wasn’t sold at this particular H&M there was no section for the dress, but it’s like it was calling out to me among the many racks…”Eboooniiii…I’m over heeerreee. You’re getting cloooooser” (kinda creepy…LOL) but alas, there it was discarded and lonely in a pile of shoes where it had fallen from it’s hanger. I passed by the rack, and something caught my eye…double take…is that what I think it is??? YES!! it is! what size is it? size 8!!! SCORE!!! okay, I actually wear a size 6 buuuuut I’m thinking I can make it work. Off to the dressing room I went. What do you guys think?