Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Phillip Lim for Target

If you are an avid Target goer and lover like myself, you probably keep track of Target's collaborations with designers. And ladies and gentlemen we have been rewarded with yet another collaboration that is surely set to impress. With the debut of the Phillip Lim collection pieces I am left drooling in the corner as usual.

As always, my eyes are immediately drawn to the excellence that is the collection of dresses. The array of beautiful prints, pleats, and waistlines leave me feeling a tad giggly. The structure is unparalleled and is suitable for nearly any occasion. Phillip Lim has created a brilliant work-to-play collection. Take off a piece here, add a piece there and voilĂ , you are ready to hit the town straight from the office! While each piece does seem rather serious, the playful sweaters and colors keep it accessible and toned down just a notch.

What is even better about this collaboration is the men in our lives can actually take part in the excitement! This is huge seeing as how all most of Target's collaborations are for women, this will bring a whole new clientele to the scene.

 Will you be waiting at the doors to be the first to see Phillip Lim's collaboration with Target on September 15? You know I will be!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Get the Look: Zooey Does Grunge

Zooey Deschanel's spread in Marie Claire's September 2013 issue is superb. The photos left me hungry to pull together my autumn wardrobe even though it is still reaching 80 degrees here in the Midwest. While Deschanel may have a slight penchant towards the girly, vintage, and fun, I feel as if the stylists brought out a side we may have not seen before: the 90's grunge Zooey. And it's brilliant.

It is no surprise to anyone that I am a massive fan of her style. She has inspired most of my wardrobe pieces to say the least. However, sometimes I feel a bit too one sided and am always looking for a new trend to try or a new and different piece to create a different energy. And Marie Claire did just that with Deschanel's tutorial (I can't help myself). 

Being on the petite side, I opted for pieces that would suit my frame a bit more than the floor hugging dress and coat Zooey is wearing. Same rules still apply however with the mix and matching of colors and prints! 

Yellow Get Into the Groovy Dress: $59 (not in stock anymore, but they always bring back favorites!)

Just add the perfect lined eye and a slightly rosy pout and you will be ready to take on the world! Oh the fun to be had.