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Off the Rack: Stars and Stripes in the Target Dollar Bins

Fourth of July dollar bin finds at Target
New red, white and blue goodies have appeared in the dollar bins at Target, perfect for celebrating the upcoming Memorial Day weekend or Independence Day holiday. Pick up striped paper plates or star print napkins plus star shaped ceramic dishes for a perfectly patriotic picnic. Decorate with stars and stripes garlands, drink up with red, white and blue tumblers, and relax on a "Celebrate Like it's 1776" pillow on the Fourth of July. And of course don't forget to show your spirit with accessories in the same palette, like scarves, tote bags and bandanas (which also happen to be summer's hottest trend...I bought one, not sure I'll have the courage to wear it though LOL). Kids will love the festive glow sticks, glow bracelets and glow necklaces - we bought a bulk box last year that was a big hit at the 4th of July BBQ we attended. You can't go wrong! Browse my pics for more inspiration...have you picked up anything yet?

H&M Announces Next Designer Collab with Kenzo

Kenzo x H&M
H&M announced that its next designer collaboration will be with KENZO, the "vibrant and playful Parisian house that captures the energy of global culture to create its unique, youthful spirit." Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon will bring the spirit of KENZO to H&M, creating collections for women and men as well as accessories.

Lim and Leon are the founders of global fashion emporium Opening Ceremony, and to be honest I hadn't really heard of Kenzo until the Opening Ceremony duo took the helm of the Parisian fashion house in 2011 and made headlines.

Kenzo was created by Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, who held his first fashion show in Paris in 1972. Kenzo is a celeb favorite, and you might recognize their bold, tongue-in-cheek designs like the oversized message clutch that Jessica Alba carried in this post. Or maybe you've taken note of Kenzo's super expensive embellished sweatshirts on fashion blogs and celebrity style sites. That tiger sweatshirt you've seen everywhere? That's Kenzo.

I'll be following this collab closely just because it's so relevant to the fashion scene today. With their huge fan base, I have a feeling it will sell out quickly and tons will end up on eBay.

KENZO x H&M will be available in selected stores & online from November 3, 2016.

Read more about the collaboration on and follow hashtag #KENZOxHM on social media for all the latest updates.

Are you excited for Kenzo x H&M?