It feels like we've been talking about, dreaming about, and regramming this collection forever, and it's finally here, honey. H&M x Balmain went on sale Thursday, and though it's already almost entirely sold out online and in many stores, those of us who couldn't shop the collaboration this morning are hoping some pieces are still all steamed, pressed, and ready to go home with us and put all our other clothes in our closets to shame with its golden-accented, military-inspired fleekness. But first... we have to get through the workday.
Usually my biggest struggle at the office is waiting for lunchtime — with a few snack breaks and trips to the espresso machine carefully planned out all throughout the morning to tide you over. But this particular day is an eight-hour chunk of time separating you from all the H&M x Balmain you can fit into your shopping tote is interminable. You wouldn't wish this level of suspense and deprivation on your worst frenemy, and short of quitting your job, there's nothing you can to make it end.
That silly "It's Five-O-Clock Somewhere" mug on your desk has never spoken to you more truthfully than today. Here are the nine stages of that emotional roller coaster that is waiting for 5 p.m. so you can get your H&M x Balmain fill.
1. You Get Dressed For Work
2. But Then The Realizations Sink In
3. You Kill Time By Surfing The 'Gram
4. Bad Idea
5. You Check The Time, Again
6. You Resort To Prayer
7. You Start Strategizing
8. Might As Well Try To Work Or Something
It's actually impossible. How can you work when there's a powerfully-shouldered H&M x Balmain blazer out there with your name on it?