Sunday, May 27, 2012

Short + Skirt = ?

The Skort.

This little invention confuses me sometimes.  I have a strong affinity for skirts over shorts.  I only own my obligatory 3 pairs of shorts- khaki, black and denim.  And I definitely didn't spend big $$ on them.  So then, there's the skort- the biker short underneath the skirt.  Mulit-functional.  Kind of cute.  And strikes me strange every time.  I guess I get stumped with the two in's like, choose one already!

When I see skorts, I think of my niece- wearing her cute little khaki skort as a school uniform, with her long and lean tan legs popping out.  Clearly she looks adorable in them.

Or there's my mom- with her great legs b/c of a firm commitment to walking- as she wears her Lands' End skorts to exercise and bop around in her garden.

Or my friend, B, who came by yesterday to give her two cents on a recent dress I purchased.  She was sporting an adorable Lululemon Athletica skort w/ a cute back pleat.

So I decided I would pull out the one skort I own from Target (I know, I know) which is actually pretty comfortable to exercise in.  What do you think?

Skirt? Short? Skort?  I'm with you.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bandwagon BR

It's no secret that I like when merchants collaborate with different designers.  Target has been mastering this technique for years.  And now, Banana Republic jumps on the bandwagon!

Welcome Trina Turk Collection in June!

I have been a fan of Trina Turk, the California based designer, because of her love for color and print.  Definitely inspired by Palm Springs, this new collection promises to give us all a taste of her classic designs, at more reasonable prices.  I'm loving the use of color in everything (sheath dresses, jewelry, shorts) partnered with a summertime flair that makes me want to parade down the streets of Miami. (and I am no fan of hot, humid weather- so this says A LOT!) Looking forward to checking out the new line in June.

Banana already released this necklace to kick off a preview...isn't it lovely??

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Target Strikes Again

If you tire of reading posts about Target, let me apologize in advance.  I just can't help myself sometimes!

This past Sunday, Target rolled out their 5 specialty "shops"- a fun concept to highlight boutique style shopping.  While I didn't love the pet store (although it was from Boston) and cosmetic lines, I did enjoy the Webster from Miami line.  Allow me to share my favorites:

I can see this as a swim cover up...

And when you need a navy eyelet skirt, they are nowhere to be found.
So while Target continues to make my heart happy, my wallet lighter, and my closet fuller (I know that's not a word, but go with it), I will *attempt* to highlight other designers.  But sometimes I ask myself why when they always hit the mark :)