The Recessionista Reviews Anna Dello Russo for H&M, plus a Giveaway of ADR earrings!

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Pictured: The ADR for H&M charm necklace, belt and bracelet.

Yesterday I took a little Los Angeles drive to H&M on Sunset to check out the Anna Dello Russo collection for H&M, or what was left of it.  Turns out there were quite a few pieces of the jewelry left, most of the shoes and even one of the hideous fascinators were still on the shelves.  I dove it of course to see what the fuss was about, as it is now mostly sold out at the limited number of H&M stores that had the collection for sale. Up close, I have to tell you, I wasn’t that impressed.  The charm jewelry is really over the top and clunky. You have to like big, gauche things to go for it. You will clang as loudly as an untouchable wearing a bell in the ADR for H&M charm necklace or belt.   The Baroque gold framed blue luggage was sold out, but I saw it in the window on the displays. It was pretty, but for the price, it didn’t look worthwhile.  I could see the plastic getting cracked as it falls on the airline baggage delivery systems. If you bought ADR for H&M  please try to carry it on the plane.  Plastic luggage and airline baggage handlers are just not a good match.

So, I can hear you asking, is there anything you liked from the collection? Well, yes. I liked the little gold slippers but not for $59.99.  And I like the emerald and rhinestone drop earrings.  The ADR shoes were dramatic, very Jimmy Choo like, you just have to be able to walk in them. For the price, I didn’t want to buy them and risk it.  I saw a lot of the shoes still left on the shelf at both the Los Angeles Sunset and Beverly Center stores.  I actually bought the gold clutch purse, and returned it 15 minutes later when I realized how poorly made it was for $99.00  The fascinator was way too much, with it’s dead bird look.  I saw the gold sunglasses, and also passed on those. You need to be a Vogue Fashion Editor to be able to carry them off.  They are like 1950s sunglasses meets Louis XIV.  Although, I don’t necessarily think ADR for H&M is value for price, it does offer a few baubles that make for a dramatic look, especially for the holidays.  That’s why I picked up a pair for the Rhinestone Drop earrings to giveaway to my readers. I like these earrings, and I think they make for a fun night out.  This is a customer appreciation giveaway since I know some of you couldn’t shop the collection in your city.  Please note, these earrings were paid for by me, and this giveaway is not sponsored by H&M.

Pictured: A reader appreciate giveaway:  Anna Dello Russo for H&M Sparkly Drop Earrings photo: M Hall

Because I know so many readers missed out, I am making this giveaway open to all my readers around the world.  So everybody, get it this to win it. All you have to do is follow my social media communities to get an entry.  This giveaway will be open for 10 days. Get busy and get following!

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Contest Dates:  From Oct. 7th (now) until midnight  EST Oct. 18th. 

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Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.