to decorate / missoni for target zigzag colore throw

One of the most coveted items from the September Missoni for Target collection was the colore zigzag throw. I ordered a few in the first order I placed on the morning of the launch. The items got backordered, but I was glad my order never got cancelled like many other people. The item arrived about a month later and I didn’t get to opening it until recently.

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to eat & shop / lulu & missoni

I found myself in Chelsea on Thursday for a work-related errand. I owed some people in the office cupcakes and found Lulu Cake Boutique after a quick Google Maps search. Don’t you love it when technology doesn’t lead you astray?

I haven’t seen a bakery as well-diversified as Lulu in a while. They had tons of cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and gourmet snowballs galore. I saved a peanut butter and jelly filled cupcake to bring home. I love how there are containers for solo cupcake purchases and that the cupcakes are smaller than standard. I also picked up a gourmet Italian rainbow cookie (I still prefer the real thing).

A bunch of my Missoni homewares arrived. Suburban folks, be very glad you don’t have to lug your orders up six flights of stairs. Target does not know how to pack and ship light. After I recovered from lugging all these boxes up the stairs, I was excited to start using this chic Missoni for Target melamine serving tray — the only exception I made for melamine.

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to shop / missoni for target, review no. 1

The Internet has been too much craziness with the HP Touchpad fire sale and now the Missoni x Target mess. Hopefully, by now, everyone is over it. I decided at some point that they were all nice-to-have items, not must-haves. I’m writing about two things today: the girls’ collection and how I strategized for the sale. I was able to order everything that I wanted through multiple orders, except the folders because they were in-store only. My first shipment arrived yesterday.

Now, if you’re female and under a US size 6, and still bummed about missing out on clothes, read on. The Liberty of London collab was the first collab that went beyond womenswear. During that sale, I learned that L and XL in the girls’ collection could fit most women who were M or under. Not to mention the girls’ collection was also cheaper, sold out slower, and made with 100% cotton (whereas polyester was used for most of the women’s items). This sale was no different.

The purple poncho and striped cardigan is available in all sizes. The striped vest is available up to L. (The striped pieces remind me of Scandinavian fashion more than Italian — I like it.) The largest available size for the sleeveless sweater dress is M and my roommate/I agreed that it looks more flattering when the back is worn as the front. I haven’t seen the poncho, but I would say that the sizing of the cardigan and vest is generous. The XL can fit a size 6 easily. The sweater dress fits a bit smaller. It might fit you if you’re a 0.

On to strategy, here are a few things I did:

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to shop / my missoni for target picks

I’d love to deck my home out in Missoni Home a la Rachel Zoe, alas such funds do not exist. (I just did some research because I was curious what Roger did because I’m sure he funded Rachel’s Chanel addiction. He is an ex-investment bankert turned internet media/advertising business owner.) While she was suffering from vertigo and sprawled on her bed, I was admiring her bed set. The longly awaited Missoni for Target collection is launching soon on  September 13!

These designer collaborations are great in theory, but oftentimes the execution can be a great disappointment. I didn’t buy anything from the Calypso collab; Calypso sale prices are close to Target prices. And you can easily compare the Missoni for Target home pieces with the real deal. Some of the designs for Target just don’t catch my eye. There are also so many pieces in the women’s collection that it can be easy to overbuy. I’ve gone through the lookbook that has been posted on blogs a gazillion times and targeted a few items, no pun intended.

From left to right:

  • Look 4 – I like the skirt and the space dye twinset. Each piece is $29.99 – $44.99.
  •  Look 15 – I like everything except the puffer jacket. The knit pieces run you $39.99 – $49.99. The sweater and blouse are online only. The space dye tights aren’t bad either and set you back $16.
  • Look 16 – I love the long cardigan. $49.99.
  • Look 18 – I like the playfulness of this outfit, but I’d never be able to pull it off. Skirt, $39.99; silk scarf, $19.99; ballet flats, $29.99. The ballet flats will be hard to resist!
  • Look 23 (not pictured) – cute bedroom robe/cami/shorts set for $19.99 – $34.99.
  • Look 50 – If they are selling girls’ pieces up to XL or XXL, it’s worth checking out. The knit pieces cap out at $29.99.

On to the home stuff…
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