Portland Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger

May 31, 2012

H&M Opens in Baybrook Mall: From Plebeian to Press.

Scene: Baybrook Mall. 9am.

Characters: Lone Plebeian Blogger, Malibumara. Nikki, Colby, Shasie.

Story: EST. Arrival, 9am. Walking, walking, walking forever. I'M HERE. Maybe the 300ish person in line. Next to a cool trendy kid missing his last day of high school; and another girl reading Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. We all are here for the awaited opening of H&M BAYBROOK. It was the perfect day to forget my iPod (Sarcasm). At least I stopped off for some Starbucks and doughnut holes.
(2 hours and small talk later)
I discover the lady behind me is carrying a Pink Tazer. cool.
(30 minutes later)
I receive my awaited placement pass. Nikki also shows up around this time! You exchange the placement pass for a scratch off worth between $10-500.(I never get to do that).

Excuse my poor nails.

(10 Minutes pass)Character becomes Press!

Miss Shasie from Live-Life-In-Style picks up Miss Nikki and I, and carries us to H&M
NO LINES. NO FIGHTING. JUST SHOPPING.
I ran into the lovely miss Nicole Christie from Fashion Star, and Joy sewing, as well as some other bloggers. I even filmed a little segment for the news at 5pm, channel 2.



I made it out with some cool stuff, but you have the watch my video to check it out...
Once Inside I immediately shopped and had inner turmoil over what purchases I should make, but I got 2 shirts, a pair of work trousers, a necklace, and key chain for around $30. Mainly work appropriate things. I might go back for a bikini, they were only $5! Since I was with the "press" I got a percentage off my purchases, so no scratch off (because I forgot about it until it was too late) and no gift bags (boo, I love gift bags).





My New camera apparently makes MP4 videos that I can't edit with my current software! ARRG. Soooo, stay tuned for the video. :/

Overall the sales, store concept, and merchandising mix are really great! If you see anything cool in the post go check it out at Baybrook mall. There are great summer sandals and bikini's that are on my list.

EDIT: Catch me on the news looking like a babbling fool. Probs because the news guy was hot.
http://www.click2houston.com/news/H-M-opens-today-in-Baybrook-Mall/-/1735978/14410396/-/59d90m/-/index.html
(Video won't embed, sorry for the link)
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10 comments

Shasie said...

What new camera did you buy? I want to be able to change my camera settings

MalibuMara said...

@Shasie The Samsung WB150, but today I learned that the Samsung WB750 exists -____-. The main diff is that the 750 shoots video in Full 1080 HD. It's not a big deal though bc shooting in 1080 eats a ton of memory.
I wanted something in between a point and shoot and a full DSLR and this camera was the perfect choice.

MalibuMara said...

Oh I left out that it has wi-fi. It can upload directly to most social media directly from the camera.

Tina said...

I loved your post!! Keep up the great work!!

Tina said...

Where did you get you camera?

MalibuMara said...

@Tina, it was a graduation gift but I've seen it on amazon, walmart, and fry's electronics.

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Looks like it was a fun time! Haha, I still can't figure out how to use the video on my Leica.

xo Mary Jo

Panty Buns said...

You're famous!!! On the CBS News at 5? Wow! Your Grand Opening shopping excursion at H&M looks fabulous. Love that big pink bow you're wearing. Your fingernails are amazing! They coordinate beautifully with pretty print of that H&M blouse. I will be looking forward to seeing the video on your YouTube channel, Malibumara TV's Channel. I just finished uploading two new videos to mine, Mister Panty Buns's Channel and then embedding them in a new blog post just over an hour ago.

It looks like you got some great bargains, and P.S.: you looked great in that short interview. Maybe you'll be more prepared with a sound-bite plugging your fashion expertise ind skills for your next on-air appearance. :D

Emily said...

I remember how excited I was when H&M opened in Scottsdale, which is an hour and a half away. I actually went there just the other day, and got a lace dress and a ploka dot skirt. They have freakin' cute clothes, and their prices are pretty great. How cool that you got to go to the grand opening. I would love that if I didn't get so socially awkward in crowded places.

May the force be with you.
Emily

MalibuMara said...

@Mary Jo LOL it happens!

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