Missing the mark!

Am I the only one disappointed by the latest batch of designer collections at Target?! I used to set my alarm early as can be for the capsule collection launch to be the first savvy shopper in line for the latest couture-for-the-masses.  Missoni, I found the most off the beaten path Target to get my hands on that adorable bike…Image

Neiman Marcus collection, I lined up in the rain outside your Union Square storefront to stock up on Holiday gifts.  Image

But what has happened?! Jason Wu’s kittens playing with yarn t-shirts, Prabal Gurung’s ill cut (albeit gorgeous) floral pieces, now Phillip Lim’s tickity-tack cocktail dresses?! Come on, I know you’re not designing for SJP or Jennifer Lawrence here, but the rest of us deserve something semi-wearable! As a fashion loving mom of a toddler, I spend way too much time in Target and and happy to pay top dollar for something beautiful, but jeez Louise, a rayon high-low silver lamé star print dress?! Phew… okay I am done venting! Here’s to hoping Brit darling Peter Pilotto raises the bar with his February 9, 2014 collection!

Emmy’s Winning Looks!

Some consider the Emmy’s the little league equivalent to the Oscar’s World Series. I say anytime there is a red carpet, let’s live it up and go all out, why not?! So who knocked it out of the park last night and who struck out?  My best dressed include Rose Byrne, taking the crop top look glam in Calvin Klein and looking every bit the blushing beauty.

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Julianne Hough shone in Jenny Peckham  (although I have heard some disagree); that color, that body, that hair and make-up.. LOVED IT!Image

 

SO for every winner, I am sad to report there must be a loser ( I am not even going to touch Lena Dunham- that goes without saying)… Kerry Washington… wtf?! You just got voted People’s Best Dressed woman of 2013 and showed up looking like a renaissance fair bride?

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I don’t get it… Also with a swing a miss… January Jones. I get what you were trying to do here but fit should never be sacrificed or the sake of the overall look. The bodice was a mess and the skirt just too full. Okay, so for all my winners, well done, enjoy your offseason and rest up for next year’s big game. Those that didn’t fare so well, might I suggest a stint in AAA Ball?

 

 

 

How to rock leather in the summer

Every fall I get so exited to whip out all my leather pieces. This year, I figured, why wait?! Lightweight leather in soft colors can be super cool and chic in the warmer months. I am currently loving this white (okay, yes, it’s faux!) leather top by Topshop. It’s structured but lightweight and pairs with everything from denim skinnies and heels to a pleated floral skirt with sandals. 

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