Posts tagged Target
Posts tagged Target
Lately I have been seeing a lot more of my bedside table. Between sleepless nights worrying about getting everything done for Christmas and Little B’s nightly cries due to yet another ear infection, I am reaching for my specs, checking the clock or grabbing my iPad for middle of the night gift purchases.
Having said this, I decided that it needed a little pick-me-up, but nothing major that can’t be pulled off and thrown to the floor by Little B (moms, you know what I’m talking about). As such, I perused the Nate Berkus collection at Target this past weekend (on our dailyweekly trip). I found this white sea urchin and horn set that make a whimsical addition to the vintage lamp, orchid and unique vase that already inhabit the space (nevermind the iPod doc/alarm clock…). I like the horns perched on top of my latest read, though I’m sure they will be pushed aside to make room for a tv remote or the latestUS Weekly In Style. Nate B for the win!
What essential items are on your bedside table?
These silver and gold Marc Jacobs pouches are my finds from the Neiman Marcus/Target collaboration. Something shimmery and sparkly? Natch. Generally, I like a clutch that has a little more going on (a pattern, a funky shape, some studs, etc), but I like the size (big enough to carry your phone, lipstick, gum and some cash).
Paying $70 a pop for a clutch from Target was a little difficult (I know it says Marc Jacobs and that it was also sold at Neiman Marcus), but the quality is actually better than I expected (and the price point is such that I won’t care if it gets smashed in my luggage or if my lip gloss explodes inside)
While I’m typically not a fan of these types of partnerships (in most cases, the quality really suffers when mass production enters the equation), I did think they did a favorable job on giving the consumer what they expected: quirky gifts from notable designers. A Tory Burch lunchbox? Cute! A Rag and Bone sweater for your guy? Why not? A Proenza Schouler iPad case with a great design? Definitely fun.
Now, do I keep these for myself or gift to my family/friends?
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Can you spot the designer blue suede pumps? Kind of difficult, isn’t it?
Seeing that blue suede is everywhere lately (especially on this blog), I thought I would conduct a little experiment to see if there was a major difference in color, quality and fit (you know, the types of things that SAHM moms do when their children are napping…and they don’t feel like doing laundry).
Guess what? Not much! Those Target pumps I bought on a whim are actually just as comfy as the Manolo and J Crew versions (and how fun is that silver cap toe?!). The J Crew blue hue is a bit bright, but that’s just personal preference (and they pinch the toes, so order a half size larger). The Manolo’s are still my favorites given their color and pitch, but they definitely have some tough competition…and in this case, Target may be spot on!
[From left to right: Manolo Blahnik, J Crew and Target shoes]
As my baby soon turns nine months old, I can’t help but reflect on how different life is now than I thought it was going to be. One thing is for sure, he is the greatest thing to ever happen to our family, but I have to chuckle at how naive I really was about how he would come into this world and how much my life would change…