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Message on a bottle! I love these adorable Modern House Wines — a line from Swanson Vineyards — available on the cheap at Target!  Make such great host gifts. View high resolution

Message on a bottle! I love these adorable Modern House Wines — a line from Swanson Vineyards — available on the cheap at Target!  Make such great host gifts.

This Boom sweatshirt is my one grab from from the 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target launch.  Unwilling to lose sleep to catch the launch online, I happened by it in-store this afternoon when I was running my Sunday errands & picking up some things for the week.  I have to say, I’m a little over the manufactured hype for the Target designer capsule collections.  The lines are bound to sell-out regardless, so I don’t see the need for the 3AM launches.  Crazy hoarders purchase en masse & then sell on eBay.  Lame sauce.  Below are some bloggers styling the sweatshirt.


Oh, and Queen B, in the real deal original that inspired Boom Jr.
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This Boom sweatshirt is my one grab from from the 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target launch.  Unwilling to lose sleep to catch the launch online, I happened by it in-store this afternoon when I was running my Sunday errands & picking up some things for the week.  I have to say, I’m a little over the manufactured hype for the Target designer capsule collections.  The lines are bound to sell-out regardless, so I don’t see the need for the 3AM launches.  Crazy hoarders purchase en masse & then sell on eBay.  Lame sauce.  Below are some bloggers styling the sweatshirt.

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Oh, and Queen B, in the real deal original that inspired Boom Jr.

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Phillip Lim x Target

Who’s excited for the September 15 launch?!  I am loving this pop art sweatshirt. Below hear what Mr. Lim has to say about the line to Elle Magazine.

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The women’s and men’s 100-plus piece offering, divided into Morning, Noon, and Night lines, includes spinoffs of some of Lim’s greatest hits over the years, including a classic trench, an iteration of the Pashli bag (both mini and large), and the Ka-Pow comic-print sweater from a few seasons ago. Also, there are the grab-and-go bags (one of Lim’s personal favorites), with sweet, lacy shorts and a tank, to be worn underneath or out. 

We heard Target courted you for years before you agreed to do this collaboration. What made you finally agree to do it?
I think in hindsight, thank God I waited. You don’t realize how huge Target is. Whatever I put out there, I am a spokesperson for this industry and Target is a behemoth. It’s a lot of responsibility. When we were younger, we didn’t know what we wanted as a company. Now, we have realized what is realistic, what is manageable, and what we actually want to do. There is accountability with the action, not just, “Let’s hop on the collaboration bandwagon.” Also, I wanted to have the time to build a language and bring to a larger audience the codes of my house and the things I use every season as a foundation.
On that note, tell us about the 3.1 Phillip Lim classics you brought into this collection.
When I started [my] brand, the first piece I ever [took on] was a trench coat, and I was obsessed with making that trench coat. Hence, there is a trench coat in this collection. It was kind of insane because it look just like a normal trench, but actually, the fabric research on it is amazing. The [look] is sharp and sleek: It’s casual, but has color combinations. We also took one of our classic shirt-dresses and reshaped it. And, we did our classic tuxedo and cocktail dress. I could see it with a leather jacket over it, it’s so versatile.
What items do you think will be the best sellers?
In my ideal world, it would be a different bag for a different day. Every bag has it’s own purpose, you know? Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. The grab-and-go bags are actually one of my favorite parts. There’s one for women and one for men, and it’s really like me—I am always in a rush. That’s what the modern day woman or man has to go through to become a superhero, you know?
You divided the collection into three sections: Morning, Noon, and Night. Why did you chose to make those distinctions?
Target is known for design for the masses, and we are all a part of the masses on different levels. I like to think of us as superheroes and heroines and every single day is a chance to defeat something and conquer it. Just like, win, you know? And I broke it from morning to night and day to night. You have that quick change at work in the bathroom stall and reveal yourself as ready to take on the night.
This versatile, on-the-go lifestyle is a big part of your brand. How do you personally manage that?
Well, this morning I started with these trousers, this T-shirt, a bomber [jacket], and tennis shoes. I left everything else on, and then I switched the jacket out for [a different one]. In the end, it’s the same core. In the end, it was the modern day wardrobe, and I was just constantly swapping things out and interchanging and taking it from day to night and night to day.

Read more: Phillip Lim for Target Collection - Phillip Lim Interview on Target Collaboration - ELLE 

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$45 | Jason Wu for Target Pleated Dress

Very popular & sold out capsule collection by Jason Wu for Target!  Perfect condition, size SM.  Seen here on the darling DJ, Harley Viera Newton.

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desert destination

In honor of Coachella, I am finally getting around to a quickie post about my Palm Springs vacation a couple weeks ago.  The desert really is one of my favorite places to unwind.  It’s so magical, especially this time of year when the temps are engaging & the wildflowers are blooming.

close-up photo of the Ace Swim Club San Jacintos Tank

Ace Hotel Swim Club tank, one of my favorite poolside scenes in ps

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The Saguaro - tried out a new hotel this trip (my favorite is The Parker).  I’d heard good things about the new(ish) Saguaro, which joins the Joie de Vivre family & the raging motel makeover trend…maybe it was spring break, but the pool scene was overrun with kiddos & marking out your pool chair real estate was super agro.  They did graciously check us in considerably early, the poolside menu was tasty & the beds were super comf.  They also offer a morning yoga class & bikes.  

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Pool essentials — SPF, sunnies, Panama hat, & marg.  The vibrant colors on display at the hotel represent the local wildflowers.  

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Sky scene

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My new sunnies, moments before I lost them

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The famous giant Marilyn staue, set against the desert mountain line, downtown Palm Springs

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Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color, Sunny Side Up 405 - .43 fl oz

Some desert-worthy nail art & polish (Wet n’ Wild ‘Sunny Side Up’, 99 cents!)

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pool coverup 

While we were in town, we also perused Villagefest, a weekly street fair.  I picked up some cute earrings from a street vendor to remember the trip.

New pjs (one of my favorite things to buy).  They are so light & soft, they feel like air. Perfect for spring.

New pjs (one of my favorite things to buy).  They are so light & soft, they feel like air. Perfect for spring.

Ch-ch-check out this much cheaper alternative to J.Crew’s darling floral print shirts I’ve been eyeing (HERE & HERE).  This one's from Target!

Ch-ch-check out this much cheaper alternative to J.Crew’s darling floral print shirts I’ve been eyeing (HERE & HERE).  This one's from Target!

Manicure Monday

Sonia Kashuk in ‘Fatigued’

A good winter to spring transition color

Available at Target

Kate Bosworth looks gorgeous in this winter white mesh-paneled tailored Emilio Pucci. Her makeup is beautiful as well. View high resolution

Kate Bosworth looks gorgeous in this winter white mesh-paneled tailored Emilio Pucci. Her makeup is beautiful as well.

Prabal for Target

Are you excited about Target’s latest capsule collection?  I LOVE Prabal; he is one of my favorite designers, but I am on the fence about this collection.  Available February 10.  See the rest of the pieces HERE.

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Rodarte for Starbucks

Rodarte is making the rounds this year with its Starbucks & Target + Neiman Marcus collaborations.  What do you think of their Starbucks collection?

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