Skip to main content

Marimekko for Target

This Over the weekend Target released their latest designer collaboration, Finnish designer Marimekko. I love Target designer collaborations in general and was excited to grab a few of the whimsical pieces from a brand I had never heard of.

I heard a good quote from one of the target execs regarding this collaboration compared to last year's big Lilly Pulitzer collaboration - the Lilly collection was a fashion collaboration with some home pieces but the Marimekko collaboration is all about home items with a few fashion pieces. Indeed, there were more prints in the non apparel items which on one hand was disappointing but on the other did make it easier to focus my spending as I did not set aside the solid amount of funds to shop with like I did last year. Since plus sizes are online only and collaborations tend to sell out online I decided to stay up for the early morning launch - plus I've been having problems sleeping lately. 

I pretty much lived in my palazzo pants from the Lilly collaboration last summer so I was thrilled to see them make a comeback with Marimekko and grabbed the two floral prints. As my stuff arrives this week I'll try on and review but I did stop by and visit in store and I think the quality, length and weight are the same as last year's pants so I am hopeful the fit is as well. It seems the faux drawstring has been removed from the design - yay! Each pair was $29.99. 


I also grabbed this blue tunic for $26.99 which should it fit and look nice I'll pair with leggings. 



I also got this $16.99 hat to wear with the matching pants and at the beach this summer. 


 
And I was very intrigued by the idea of a round towel so for $29.99 I grabbed this. 



I love this print, I really wish there had been clothing in this print. 

After some pondering I decided I needed the scarf to match the hat so I can wear it as a bath suit coverup. But also, y'all know I love lightweight scarves and it was only $16.99. Here's me wearing it today: 




After lunch on Sunday I visited the collection in store and was shocked it was still fully stocked, it look to have been barley touched. Of course, back in the early days of target collaborations this was quite the norm - when Missoni crashed the website and sold out within hours of its release it was an unprecedented event. These collaborations are meant to be in store for more than an hour, of course they are also meant to eventually sell out. I do believe online has Marimekko items still available and store availability depends upon the region. Memphis is not quite as fashion forward as other major cities but still, I expected a little more interest. 

Right now spending and more stuff is not my life focus, but if I was in more of a spendy mode here's some of the other items I would have grabbed: 


This dress is of a nice terry cloth material and is cuter and more substantial in person than I thought it would be. Plus it's only $26.99. 


I need a new bathing suit and this one is really cute at $34.99 


If you've stalked my wedding registry you may have noticed that we have a turquoise theme going with our next kitchen. And I still owe a fridge organization post but how awesome would this be instead of drinks in ugly store containers? Our condo kitchen is bursting at the seams right now so I had to pass on this $24.99 beauty. 


These are only $19.99, reversible and again go with my soon to be kitchen colors. It was really hard to walk away from this placemat set. 


If have no idea what Kubb is and unfortunately this was not in my store to see in person but as much as I love the idea of learning a new game $99.99 for one is not in my budget right now. 


How awesome would this $39.99 raft be for the beach? 


I also love this mat and think it would be perfect for all the free outdoor stuff in Memphis but at $64.99 this was something I just couldn't justify. 

This was my first collaboration when I really exhibited control vs buy all the items I wanted (please don't ask how many of the Neiman Marcus items I bought). I hope my purchases will all fit and I have some updates to post later this week. In the meantime, check it out yourself! 













Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Sensible Portions

I'm Sometimes you have to recognize your strengths and when it's time to outsource . For me a healthy lifestyle is not a strength. I love the idea of eating small healthy meals and working out everyday but then I get hangry and eat anything in sight. Or I have a busy weekend and don't have time to meal prep, and then I'm screwed for the week and one bad week turns into a bad month, and a bad year and a decade of gaining weight. So, when a sorority sister posted a meal plan she had found success with I was very interested. Shaun and I tried a similar program last year but it was very expensive ($170 for one person for 5 days) That's a great investment if you need to lose 10 or 20 lbs but when you have a lot to lose you need a long term plan that is viable from a time, nutrition and financial aspect. 
Long term it's still pricey but I was very impressed with the value and results of sensible portions and decided to give it a try. Like most meal plans the plan is …

Plum Paper Designs - Fitness Insert

I know I say this every year but this year I also want to make wellness / fitness a priority. It's hard for me to get in the mindset of making it important because quite frankly it's not something my doctor gets onto me about. But during 2015 I've been making a switch to a more natural lifestyle and that has put fitness back at my top of mind. So, for $4.50 I got the fitness section added onto my Plum Paper Designs Planner 
Here's what's inside: 

A summary sheet at the front: 

A monthly layout for 12 months
Weight Loss Tracker at the Back 

I LOVE the monthly layout! First off, having a hydration tracker for each day is going to be so nice. I also love the idea of holding myself accountable to writing down an activity (or excuse) each day. Most of all I love the recognition that each month will have different goals and includes some note sections ; one thing I hear a lot form people who successfully got fit was that they had some kind of tracking and were able to go back…

Vi Peel

2018 Update: Hello Internet! Welcome to my most popular blog post - I presume you're here because you're considering getting a facial peel. Please keep in mind this is an old post and my photo quality is not great. Please feel free to read and enjoy but I do want to let you know that as the years have passed I have taken a more proactive approach with my skin care and I do not get frequent peels. If you'd like to see my modern approach to skincare check out some of my other beauty posts and I'd love for you to connect with me on Instagram to keep up with my latest and greatest recommendations.
___________________________________________________________________________________

Hello! So I got my first Vi Peel which I was super excited about. Since the Botox post was popular I figure y'all would like this too. Besides, it's well established I'm beyond any sense of privacy or shame here.
I got my first peel years ago - a mild Glycolic peel added onto my fac…

What’s in the bag : Toiletry Essentials to Pack for Your Next Trip

I’ve  been traveling so much lately so I’ve pretty much got packing down to a science. Planning for a trip can be stressful so I’m here to make it a little easier for you and talk about the necessities, today were specifically talking about what’s in the toiletry bag. As a special treat I have teamed up with Smile Brilliant for a giveaway at the end of this post!!! When thinking about necessities I first think about the things I don’t need - hotels always have shampoo, conditioner and a hairdryer so I never bring my own to save space.  I then think about what items I use at home that I can go without for the week vs. what I use everyday. I also try to think about  products that are good for multipurpose; facial oil is a great example as I use it for a makeup remover at night , a moisturizer in the morning and I also use a small amount on the ends of my hair. Through this I’ve been able to narrow it down to only ten items.
1. Hairbrush

2. Deodorant

3. Toothbrush

4. Toothpaste

5. Facia…

Top Ten Trends for Fall and What to Buy Now

I received several questions about the Nordstrom sale and this year I really felt like I would bite the bullet and make a post with recommendations and while I see myself always browsing the sale to see what's up and I'm not closed to doing a round up post in the future after reviewing this year's sale I just can't find the patience to put an entire post together. I always want this blog to be a place where I am authentic and real and not just a place to spew out what's popular but rather what trends speak to me. And I hate to disappoint people , I'm very flattered that there have been people to reach out and ask about my recommendations but I don't want to recommend things just for the sake of recommending things. I prefer to shop in season and with the weather in Memphis I just won't be wearing fall items until late October. Plus, a lot of the items I saw in the sale I liked are similar to items I already own and I don't need to be buying duplic…