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Earlier this week I paid a visit to T.J. Maxx to scope out the spring trends for you guys (not for myself, sadly, because it's still polar-vortexing in Connecticut). I saw lots of things to look forward to, from colorful print dresses (daisies are everywhere) to ankle strap flats and shiny statement necklaces. There were also lots of wear now and later pieces like embellished sweatshirts and boots with cut-outs. Kate Spade Saturday appeared to be new on the scene - I spotted some delicate jewelry and a striped canvas tote bag by the designer brand. So what did I buy? A Lamaze book for $0.70, some Munchkin outlet covers, Method hand soap, a gold chevron stripe notebook, a Green Toys submarine and lentil chips. Nothing too exciting but at least I saved a few dollars on things I needed anyways.
I'm not sure if the selection of clothes and shoes at Target is really, really good right now, or whether I just have the best shopping buddy in the whole wide world (which I do), but I had a lot of fun at Target this week. Too much fun. For spring, trends like 60s mod and Minimalism translate into plenty of wearable day to night looks with dresses and separates that flatter everyone. My eye was drawn to all the polka dots (on a cute blouse and lightweight anorak), the stripes (like a J.Crew-eque top) and a leopard print shirtdress. And don't even get me started on the shoes! Cap-toe and bow-embellished flats, yes and yes. My shopping buddy was more impressed by the plastic clothes hangers, but I digress. Scroll down for some more in-store highlights. P.S. Peter Pilotto is on clearance in case you wanted to pick up a few more things. Continue reading "Off the Rack: Early March ... »
Recently Kate Beckinsale attended a baby shower for Gwen Stefani (who just welcomed her third baby boy into the world) wearing a chic outfit that's easy to copy on a budget! The formula is simple: Pick a pair of flowy print pants (find Kate's exact scarf print pants by Parker Devlin HERE), then add a simple white top and a colorful blazer that plays off one of the hues in the print. Finish with metallic pumps and loose waves for a modern feel.