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Budget Home: Keep Calm and Carry On Decor at Target

Budget Home: Keep Calm and Carry On Decor at Target

You'd be hard pressed to look at any modern decorating magazine or blog without seeing at least one "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster. According to, this popular phrase was originally a propaganda poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of World War II, but it was never used. The phrase was rediscovered in 2000 and has been re-issued by a number of private sector companies, and used as the decorative theme for a range of other products from fridge magnets to bed spreads. Now, Target has jumped on the Keep Calm and Carry On bandwagon with a series of affordable home decor items that feature the phrase, including pillows, a tray and wall art. I spotted these lovely items during a recent trip and just had to share! You can buy similar items on, too. Prices range from $14.99 for the wall hanging and the trays, to $19.99 for the throw pillows. More photos after the jump!

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Inspired By: Marc by Marc Jacobs Leopard Tote

Marc by Marc Jacobs' 'Pretty Nylon - Little Tate' tote features a vibrant, cheetah-inspired print. (See how I styled it in this earlier post.) It's currently sold out but originally retailed for $168 at

This Wild Leopard Canvas Tote from Forever 21 reminds me of the MBMJ tote even though there are obvious differences. It's a fun inspired-look for a lot less at just $15.80.