Things I’ve spotted in Target

I’ve been shopping a lot more frequently in Target the past few weeks as I’m off on a trip to Panama soon.

So been on the hunt for spring/summer clothes and have done a fair bit of trying on … took a few photo’s of new things I’ve seen in store yesterday and over last weekend, once I spot a new item in Target I’m on it and my new thing is actually trying clothes on! I  brought a few of the items below and some basics from Old Navy which I will blog in my next post, enjoy!

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Green floaty skirt- around $24.99 – with a paperbag waist, would need to be worn higher on the waist or with a tight fitting tank/ camisole.

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Mint coloured shorts, they also came in a light pink/ blush colour- $19.99 a bargain! Might go back and get these!

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Tribal Romper shorts- around $22.99, this also came in a pink patterned style.

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Striped high/low dress- again around $22.99- the neck detail was really cool, has a cut out on the back top section. Forgot to try this on.

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Neon sandals- these also came in yellow and other patterns, but these stood out to me – around $15.,99

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Grey sweater dress with neon trim and drawstring- this was in the sale around $19. Quite nice fit and would go well with or without leggings and flips flops or canvas flat.

Stripe sweater with bright coral stripes- really cute, oversized ssweatshirt with lace detail, around $15 in the sale, I brought this!! I got some military green linen shorts from Old Navy and this went well with it.

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Leopard shirt dress with elastic waist and belt- really nice fit and easy to throw on with some sandals, around $27.99 and I brought this one

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Peach knit jumper- around $21.99, really light weight knit, to throw on over a tank or plain tee.

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Target -SpringTrend Finds

Today I nipped into Target and we decided to have a browse at the clothing, since last week when they seemed to be changing over their ranges for Spring/ Summer… they have gotten in some great items! I actually am seeing trends that I see on ASOS  for example the polka dot and printed denim, Camo pants/ jackets, sweaters with prints, neon, bralets, matching tops and bottoms in same print, lots of oversized sweatshirts, digitial print florals,.

Few photo’s of things I picked out and liked, ended up not buying anything as I’m on a spending ‘ban’ of clothes, even though I have my eye on some key items!

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Bralet top which had a matching short pleated skirt – Merona

Camo stretch jeans/ pants- seen these a couple of times, but they feel nice to touch and have a ‘flip side’ reversible so are green and camo, two outfits in one pair.

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Studded collar sheer blouse- these have been done by Topshop, Asos, Miss Selfridge, Primak in the UK- you name the store and they have been done over there.. finally they have some in Target, this was $22.99 and also came in a bright blue. The fabric wasn’t too brilliant though.

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Camo Jacket- $34.99- a item I really want to get though the trend is only surfacing here in the States in mainstream shops.

I already have had a couple camo print coats over the past few years, but want one  similar to this, it’s a good weight for spring and seems sturdy enough, but still on the search. I’m not to fond of the drawstring waist.

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Neon cropped jacket- Mossimo

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Coral bag- very cute, think this was Merona- nice size and has a strap, was more coral in person.

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Merona- Ostritch texture bags, loved all of these, esp the navy with brown trim, look like brilliant quality. Prices ranged from 15.99- 24.99  The wallets were really nice also. 

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American flag backpack, so cute! $29.99. I just got a camo version for $8.98 a few weeks back, so would either wait to see if these go on sale. They also had some aztec, leopard print versions too.

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Lastly I saw these patterned/ fluffy dog bed covers were on sale for $8.48 and they had two prints on sale, were $18.99.

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Jubilee- British inspired fashion and essentials




Get shopping for some great British style, courtesy of Topshop.com. They have added a jubilee section to their site and I’m sure instore they have lots of items. Here are a few of my picks top of the crop! Time to get patriotic eh! You can even co-ordinate with the Queen in this fun section.

Loving everything British right now, infact I’m eager for a trip home, this summer will be a year since I was home so seeing everything British inspired on the high street, has got me going mad for it!

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Soldier crop top

12 GBP

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3.50 GBP

Joules union Jack wellies

Knitted Union jack jumper

46 GBP

Bling your nails up with some Union Jack flags

6.50 GBP

Cheeky bum! 

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It’s terribly British Cupcake set! This is one of my favourites for sure.

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Photo Source: topshop.com

and for all party essentials I’d recommend hitting up Marks and Spencer’s Jubilee selection and waitroses Jubilee selection 

Happy Jubilee!

DECEMBER 2011- What I brought and a few gifts


SEQUIN DOLCE AND GABBANA BROUGUES @Dolce and Gabbana  

COAT @ASOS.COM


Coat @ASOS

BRIGHT TARTAN CAPE @ASOS

PURPLE AND OFF GREEN JEANS @TORRID

COOL MIRRORED BUDDHA’S – @ ROSS

Birthday present – in November 

Jumper/ Sweater @ H&M- Gift from family 

Multi coloured cotton scarf – another Christmas Gift

Indian inspired bangles and bracelets- Gift for Christmas 

Manola Blahnik book – gift

Prada Candy Review – Haulage

I brought a Prada Candy gift box from Neimen Marcus in October online which retailed at $108.

I decided to go for the box set as it included the big bottle which is 2.7 oz and then a lotion and a small bottle for your purse which is also handy to throw in your makeup bag. I also got a the small bottle has a pull off stopper which you lightly dab where you fancy. The big bottle is a push down spray bottle. Kind of reminds me of the traditional Chanel No 5 bottles and a nice spray you can whip out your purse and people are like wow look at that bottle!

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I also got a free gift with my purchase from Neimen Marcus a small Prada pouch or makeup bag and a Prada candy shower gel which was nice.

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I hadn’t smelt a sample yet but knew I would like it based on smelling the other Prada fragrances and loving the soft, dreamy powdery smell they have.

Now Prada candy’s major selling point is not only the fragrance. The bottle is absolutely gorgeous. It has a posh 5th Ave. feel to it, women in fur coats and ladies who lunch. The lady on the front of the packaging is elegant, gives of a flirty impression. She travels to Milan, Paris and Buenos Aires. The bottle is art deco style with a black spray pump and gold and pink accents. The perfume itself is an amber color which carries on with the warm feeling.

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The smell is described as by Prada

Top: regressive notes of joyful carefreeness, explosion of caramel.
Mid: powdery notes of sophistication, cocktail of musks.
– Base: vanilla notes of sensuality, benzoin overdose.

I feel that its a warm smell with a hint of sweet. A little bit of brown sugar or caramel. It blends well with my body temperature and should be mostly worn alone. It’s one of those that warms to your body. I’ve warn it with a vanilla body spray and it takes away from the smell.

It fades gradually during the day but you can still smell it at the end of the day, one that melts into your skin. I would say it’s a day fragrance and could be combined with something more aromatic and heavy for night time.

It’s now available at Neimen Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom.

Get yourself some Prada Candy, I like the whole concept of this perfume including the advert. Wrap yourself in some decadence.

Fashion Lookbook’s, OOTD and Hauls on Youtube

For a long time now I have been interested in watching fashion blogs, shopping hauls and makeup tutorials and reviews on youtube. If I see a product I normally google it or check youtube for a review before buying it.

I used to make youtube video’s back in the day, mainly edited video’s to music and blogs, but stopped a couple years ago. I am i LOVE with watching video’s about people’s shopping hauls, especially Youtuber’s from the UK so I can get my high street fashion fix. I find them inspirational and also it’s great to see a number of ways to style an item of clothing. I think seeing an item and how it moves and works on the body is also great.

Often they fuel to my shopping addiction!!

These are some girls I’m really into watching and subscribe too:

The Persianbabe OOTD

One of my favorite people to watch, love her androgynous style, hair, everything about Barbara. This is very much my style, very men’s wear inspired and blocks of color and casual.

Honestlytay Lookbook

Julestriffin Lookbook

Niasays Styling Blazers 

Britpopprincess Lookbook

I will post more video’s in my next post, probably some OOTD and how to style a certain item.

Thanks for reading!

 

 

Leopard Print Flats -Obsession- Haulage

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I’ve had a thing for animal print since I was a teenager, maybe even a baby, but can’t remember any photo’s of me wearing it. I know my mum wore fur jackets and sparkly jumpsuits which are all in now again.

In the late 90’s I wore a short leopard print mini, think I got it from Miss Selfridge.
It was my favorite thing to wear. I’m sure there are many photo’s of me in it, god forbid! If I come across a photo I’ll post it. I went to a Michael Jackson concert and remember that being part of my outfit with a black shirt and platform trainers. I also wore pink leopard print shirts and in the 90’s leopard blouses which I probably brought from New Look and Littlewoods, oh the memories.

I think seeing animal print on the high street always reminds me of soap stars wearing leopard or zebra prints. You can have the whole bar maid look going on.

Look at Kat Slater from Eastenders or Bet Lynch from Corrie.. they donned a combo of animal prints together.

So when animal print has been such a big thing for a couple of season’s I’m obsessed with animal print shoes. I enjoy wearing flats and my current obsession is leopard flats.
I got two pairs a few months back from Topshop and another pair of loafers from River Island.

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These fabulous chelsea boots are from topshop $75

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Hightops sneakers from Topshop $50

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these beauties from River Island and were about 30 (GBP)

I reckon my affection for Leopard and animal prints is the animal inside of me!!! I bloody love an animal print mate. Bit of Pat Butcher any day for me!

Missoni For Target: Made in Italy- Haulage

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Missoni For Target Launched on September 13th and I was right there!!

I have been a long running admirer of Missoni, though I haven’t been able to afford anything in the past.. I was actually looking for some ballet flats online months prior to collection for Target.  Then came the Target collection and I was well up for it! As a fashionista of kinds. I have always loved designers who use bold colors, patterns, textures and layers to create a fun look. Also I’m a fan on heritage brands which have run in the family for years. Barbour, Mulberry you name it!  Missoni is certainly one of them. I ilke that it’s a family business which I’m sure has stayed true to it’s heritage and original concepts over the years.

Looking through lookbooks online for their Target collection I set my eyes on a few things I liked.  It wasn’t until I was lining up prior to the shop opening at 8am that I got a rush of excitement.

Running ( or doing a slow run, which sped up) with a groups of about 100 or so other women ( and Men) into the Target in Brooklyn.  It was then I realized from seeing the initial display which was swooped on my a few hundred people what amazing things I would pick up. The quality is amazing, much comparable to RTW Missoni. For this is the real thing at a lower price point. The Missoni visionaries collaborated I’m sure very closely with the Target HQ teams in selecting and fabrics, colours and pieces for the collection.

Let’s get down to what I brought in store. I also ordered quite a few pieces online after being able to ‘feel’ how great the fabric was in person. I was in love with the wool pillow with loops. Such a unique piece that I’d see i’m sure in many a design magazine.

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(This was mine and my friends cart at Target, before we sorted out what we would each buy)

I picked up in- store a knit coat, jumper dress, loopy pillow, makeup organizer and one hand towel.

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Missoni makeup case

Home stuff- I ordered a couple of towels. I picked up the purple, white & black hand towel in store, which matches the towel below. Brown and mustard throw, purple zig zag ottoman,  wool loop pillow and passione shower curtain. I got a new bathroom rug by Target which has is beige and flower shower curtain hooks (which aren’t from the Missoni collection) but match nicely for  a new bathroom set.

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Toss pillow Missoni

Photo on 10-4-11 at 2.22 PM