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The Missoni for Target Debacle

25 Sep

By now, I’m sure you all have heard the woes of countless fashion bloggers berating Target for how ill-prepared they were for “Missonigeddon.” My daily reads Carrie and Danielle were the first I heard of Target craziness, aside from my best friend Cassie who told me about weathering the crowds the morning-of in Dallas. Additionally, my good friend Jordan (who is also a very talented music blogger, btw) works at the Target store in Austin and told me everything was sold out that morning and the store did record-level business that day. With the Target website crashed for almost 24 hours and store racks empty nationwide, clearly this takes the cake for fashion crisis of the year.

Organizer trays, out of stock (duh)

However, I, being naive apparently, did not experience any of these issues… because silly old me thought I would be able to go to Target the next week, after midterms, and get the pieces I wanted. No need to wake up early. Good one Rachel. After reading this first batch of horror stories, you best believe I hopped in my trusty convertible and booked it to the giant Target, a whopping 2 minutes from my house. My worst fears were realized- shelves had been cleared, nary a lone king-sized comforter stood- as if the fashionistas of southern Arizona had descended on this poor Target with their sharpest talons, hoarding every item in sight for the impending couture apocalypse.

This throw reminds me of an old afghan my aunt used to have from the 60s or 70s that I loved wrapping myself up in when I was little.

Too much? Okay maybe. In all honesty there actually were a few clothing pieces left, granted they were of the XL/XXL variety, and a few assorted home goods were scattered in random places throughout the store… I sought them out like the sharp-eyed scavenger that I am and managed to walk out of Target with a couple of cute folders for back-to-school and a sleep mask. (I collect them/people give me strange ones as joke gifts/it’s my thing don’t ask.) That still leaves me in the market for a pair of stockings, jewelry trays, and possibly the fantastic throw blanket which doesn’t match any room in my house or anything else I own for that matter…. And I do really like the black and white laptop case, even though there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the case I already own. Hopefully Target can get their shiznit together and re-stock the website or I will be one very unhappy camper.

Okay, I may have to get this too... but at least this one does actually match my decorating scheme!

Did you get your hands on any Missoni for Target? What was your experience like? What are your favorite pieces from the collection? Continue reading

Missoni for Target Preview!

26 Aug

I’m baaaaaaack! And I come baring gifts. Gifts in the form of some juicy press photos of the upcoming Missoni capsule collection for Target! In the 3 weeks I was MIA from the blogosphere, I helped my sorority attain a new pledge class of 92 (!!!!) fabulous, beautiful young women, and also began my first week of Junior year. Classes are shaping up to be especially difficult this semester, but hopefully everything will work out. Without further delay, here’s some eye candy just in time for the weekend :)

I love that maxi skirts are still going to be in for fall!

I am also loving the chic poncho/cape trend, so 70's!

Another trend I noticed throughout the styling is a minidress/shorts/skirt paired with tights and ballet flats. This promises to be a very chic alternative to the leggings + boots staple of autumns past.

For the love of Marc Jacobs! High-waisted knit Missoni shorts?? Not sure I can pull these off, but props to anyone who can make them work, I applaud you.

Neon zigzag ballet flats. Need I say more?

I secretly adore knit stockings and am so glad they will apparently be easier to find this year! I'm excited to give them a try in lieu of leggings, or layer them under skinny jeans when it gets colder.

This cozy throw has major vintage appeal and looks oh-so-soft!

These are just a sampling of my absolute favorites, but the collection also includes boys, girls, and baby, not to mention tons of adorable kitchen, desk, and home goods! The items will be available in Target stores nationwide from September 13th until October 22nd. What’s your favorite piece? Are you a Missoni fan? What do you think of the collection? Fill me in people, I’ve missed y’all!! Continue reading

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