Sunday, August 18, 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target!

I do love these designer collaborations with Target.  They may be one of the smartest marketing strategies the company has done in a long time.  I still miss Isaac Mizrahi for anyone who cares or remembers.

So, who's up next?  3.1 Phillip Lim comes September 15th!  And I must say, some of the full priced line can be a bit quirky, but I do enjoy the classic fabrics (especially the use of leather- that is EVERYWHERE this fall) and rich, supple colors.  So here's a few highlights of what's to come!

Amazing Trapeze Bags
(Real) leather sleeve detail is perfect!
Orange and blue leopard- heck yeah!
Ready to put away my summer gear and pull out fall...Here's to post-Labor Day fun!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Back to Scho...

I don't even want to say it...It's almost "back to scho..." time.  You know- those days when the college students swarm back in on Boston and unload U Haul trucks (blocking the one way streets) and buy up everything you can imagine at Target.  This city literally FEELS fuller.

These are rough weeks ahead, folks, and whether you're sending your kiddos back, yourself, or simply part of the education system- here's a few things to get us ready for the days ahead!

*Think cold now.  When it feels like fall, the stores will already be transitioning to winter.  So when you see something for fall you like, buy it!
 Polka dots make me smile. 
I can see this with patterned button downs to layer.
Garnet Hill $98
*Consider doing projects in your home that are FAR better when it's cooler out (and the kids are out of the house).  I'm thinking to repaint my ceilings and back stairwell (finally). 
 I appreciate this tip from Benjamin Moore:

*Plan one last "hurrah!" before summer sets.  My mom and I are going to Nantucket in September (so pumped).  I'm looking forward to the Whaling Museum and shopping at the uber preppy shops.

I'm back to work in a week, so wish me well!