20 Lilly Pulitzer for Target Home Decor and Clothing Picks

You guys, Lilly Pulitzer for Target is hitting stores on Sunday, April 19th. This is the first time I’ve been really excited for a Target designer collab. A lot of people have been buzzing about this collection with mixed emotions.  Some are raging mad that strangers will think their Lillys are from Target, and this is somehow going to, like, ruin their lives. Others are excited because it’s all just more cute stuff for us to buy, and more importantly, because life really isn’t that serious.

Lilly PulitzerIf you don’t know who Lilly Pulitzer is, here’s a little background. Lilly was a fashion designer from Palm Beach who got her start making dresses that would camouflage the juice stains that she would get on her clothes while working at her juice stand. Costumers loved her creations so much that she started selling them, and by 1959 she was the president of her own company. Lilly Pulitzer’s signature style is colorful, preppy, resort wear. Because of a dress she made for Jackie Kennedy, the shift dress became one of her most popular and timeless designs. Aside from fashion designing, she apparently threw some pretty legendary parties.

The Target collection is set to have 250 pieces including housewares, accessories, and 15 designs created specifically for Target.

Here are my top 20 (yes, 20) picks from the collection.

Let’s start with home decor.

Lilly Pulitzer Top 201. REVERSIBLE DECORATIVE PILLOW – NOSIE POSEY AND BOARDWALK CAFÉ – $25.00
2. COCKTAIL GLASSES WITH GOLD RIM – SET OF 4 – $30.00
3. GLASS CARAFE – $15.00
4. FLOOR CUSHION – NOSIE POSEY – $40.00
This is going to make a perfect dog bed in my living room.
Lilly Pulitzer Top 205. PORCELAIN PINEAPPLE JUICER – $15.00
6. GARDEN STOOL WHITE – $80.00
7. TEAK BEACH CHAIR – BOOM BOOM – $60.00
8. PORCELAIN PINEAPPLE SERVING BOWL – $30.00
It says serving bowl, but get serious it’s a chip n’ dip and I want it.

These are two things that I totally don’t need or have a place for, but totally want.
Lilly Pulitzer Top 209. PATIO UMBRELLA – BOOM BOOM – $100.00
10. HAMMOCK – NOSIE POSEY – $150.00

The home decor is so good I almost forgot there’s clothes in the collection.

Lilly Pulitzer Top 20 Picks11. NOSIE POSEY TURBAN HEADWRAP W/ ELASTIC BACK – $8.00
12. SATIN JUMPSUIT – BOOM BOOM – $44.00
13. GOLD SANDALS – PINEAPPLE – $30.00
14. RAFFIA TOTE BAG – BOOM BOOM – $30.00
Lilly Pulitzer Top 20 Picks15. SATIN DRESS – NOSIE POSEY – $38.00 (online only)
16. SATIN DRESS – BOOM BOOM – $38.00
17. SHIFT DRESS – FAN DANCE – $38.00
18. STRAPLESS MAXI DRESS – NOSIE POSEY – $34.00
Lilly Pulitzer Top 20 Picks19. FRINGE KIMONO JACKET – WHITE – $30.00 (online only)
20. SATIN KIMONO – PINEAPPLE PUNCH – $34.00 (online only)

The collection hits the market on April 29th and you can bet your ass I’m going to try to score that pineapple chip n’ dip.

Clever Gifts for Clever People – 2013

This is it! My last (minute) gift guide for 2013. Every man, woman, and child will want these things. Ok maybe not children but what do they know anyway?

clever gifts for clever peopleAre you ready to be inspired? I’m a really good gift giver so you should trust me. Today’s gift guide is all about <Oprah voice> CLEVER GIFTS FOR CLEVER PEOPLE!!!!!</Oprah voice>

GFDA1. GFDA Mug and Espresso Blend – The good people at Good Fucking Design Advice give good advice. Share that good advice with the ones you love. Maybe they need to remember to believe in them-fucking-selves while they drink their delicious and very bold fucking espresso roast. Sometimes nothing gets the message across better than the using F word. You all know it. By the way, all the GFDA merch is proudly designed and made in the USFA.

izola2. Toiletries from Izola – I LOVE Izola. They make really good quality, masculine products with a vintage utilitarian style. This is where you need to get those last minute practical gifts for your man. They have everything from toiletries to accessories. We really like this apothecary soap set and the brass comb makes an awesome stocking stuffer, but it’s ALL good stuff over at Izola.

zombie tarot3. The Zombie Tarot – I have a thing for tarot sets and this is one of the coolest I’ve seen. The cards have amazing vintage style zombie themed art and the accompanying instruction book has  silly but fitting descriptions of each card’s meaning. Also in the booklet you’ll fine fake 1950s ads for weapons and anti-zombie products. Perfect for your creepy, zombie loving friends and family.

bkr4. bkr Water Bottle – bkr water bottles are the trendiest reusable glass water bottles on earth right now. With their modern look and adorable colors, they’re almost like a fashion accessory. Each glass bottle is covered in a colorful silicone sleeve that provides great grip and protects the glass. You can pick from over 20 different adorable colors to suit your style. The bottle has a one inch opening for no-spill sipping and they’re BPA-free and phthalate free. A portion of all proceeds goes to clean water and cancer foundations.

spices5. The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit – This stackable spice stick is brought to us from the fine people at PLANT. This is a smart gift for that food snob friend (or husband…) who’s always like “This could use some more oregano. This needs a dash more of salt. I would really like to see how dill would affect this.”. The stackable pots of seasonings can be mixed and matched to your own preference and easily thrown in a bag for on the go food snobbery. Each set includes 13 pocket-size pots of organic herbs and spices—including basil, cayenne, curry, dill, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, oregano, thyme, onion, sea salt, black pepper, and rosemary. You smell the quality as soon as you open the package. This is also a socially responsible company you can feel good about purchasing from. Try their toiletries too!

TravelHoodiePillow6. The Travel HoodiePillow – It’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a travel pillow WITH A HOOD. Nothing makes me happier than this pillow. If you’re as socially awkward on airplanes as I am, then this is the thing for you. I would always made sure to wear a hoodie during flights so I could hide in my own little cottony cocoon but then my neck pillow wouldn’t stay on because of the hood being in the way and then I’d get hot and UGH. Now I have my hood and pillow together in one harmonious nap accessory. It comes in 5 colors of sweat shirt material and is genius.

anything is possible7. quotable Scented Candle – quotable cards is a shop for the word lover. Their accessories all have inspirational quotes that are meant to motivate and inspire. This candle says “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE” (because it’s true), it’s 100% palm wax, a 40 hour burn time, and has a wild currant scent.

powercup for charging everything!8. The Powercup – The Powercup is awesome and so very clever. It fits right in your cup holder and can power almost anything. It has 1 usb port for charging cellphones and the sort, but it also has 2 regular sockets so you can power up anything you want. Flat irons, laptops, your coffee maker, whatever! It’s great for road trips!

That’s it for 2013’s gift guides! I hope you choose to support small and local businesses this year. Also, if you feel like being less of an asshole this holiday season, please give whatever time and money you can to charities and foundations that give back to people, animals, and our communities.

Necessary Holiday Survival Gear 2013

Holiday Survival Must-Haves

The holidays are crazy with shopping, parties, cooking, and all that good stuff. Every year I find myself with a handful of must-have items that help make life easier. Here are some of my current favorites. They make great stocking stuffers too!

Batiste

1. Batiste Dry Shampoo: Who has time to wash and blow-out their hair everyday when there is shopping to do and parties to go to? Batiste keeps your hair looking and feeling fresh and voluminous  between washes. I’ve tried a few other dry shampoos that left me looking like I was covered in wig powder. I was not a fan! This is, by far, the best dry shampoo I’ve tried and the only one I can stand. I’ve used it on 3rd and 4th day hair with success. Shake it up, spray it on, brush it through – you’re out the door. It comes in a variety of yummy scents and even comes in colors to disguise those stray grays! Definitely a must have time saver.

Skinny Girl Cami

2. Skinny Girl Everyday Cami: I love these things. Sometimes we need a little extra mid-section support but don’t feel like squeezing into a full body shaper. Am I right ladies? It’s called a cami but it’s really more like a tank, so there’s extra back and chest support too. Most of the time I don’t even wear a bra with it. It’s my favorite thing to wear under my winter sweaters. You know how you’re wearing a cute sweater and then you eat too much holiday goodies and you feel like your clothes are clinging to you? This is your remedy. It keeps everything feeling tight and right.

NYX Butter Gloss

3. NYX Butter Gloss: Winter chapped lips are the worrrrst. This medium coverage gloss keeps lips hydrated without making them too glossy. It feels creamy rather than sticky so it’s comfortable to wear all day. Paired with a matching lipliner, it gives really nice volume. It’s subtle enough to wear without any other makeup. My favorite shades are Tiramisu and Cherry Cheesecake.

Herban Essentials Wipes

4. Herban Essentials Wipes: It’s cold and flu season so everyone is grabbing for the hand sanitizer when there’s not a sink around. I’m grabbing for Herban Essentials Wipes. These antibacterial wipes are made with essential oils and smell AMAZING. I’m always worried about drying my hands out or the residues left by other wipes and sanitizers, but these don’t leave that gross sticky soapy residue like other hand wipes do. They’re versatile too. You can use them to clean your phone, remove makeup, repel bugs, and much much more. I keep a pack in my car and carry a couple around with me. They come in 8 different varieties so there’s something for everyone.

Foot Alignment Socks

5. Foot Alignment Socks: Ughhhh achy feet. Work, shop, bake, party. I think we’re on our feet a lot more during the holidays, and usually in our most uncomfortable (stylish) shoes. Nothing feels better than kicking those shoes off and putting our feet up. Want to know what makes it even better? These foot alignment socks. They’re designed to re-align your feet after wearing confining shoes all day, helping to prevent and remedy crooked toes and bunions. They come in 8 great colors and are a perfect gift for anyone you know that complains about foot pain.

Bobble

6. Water Bobble: I am so bad at drinking enough water and I’m not one of those people that can drink straight from the sink. Yuck. Bottled water get expensive and who wants to put all that plastic into the environment? After suffering the effects of dehydration far too many times, I found a solution that helps me stay hydrated anywhere, any time. It’s the Bobble! It has a built in carbon filter so you can refill at any sink and instantly get tasty, filtered water. The cap keeps the top clean and loop can be attached to a belt or used as an easy-carry handle. It’s also BPA free, and free of Phthalates and PVC.

Definitely check out these must-haves to help you through your holi-daze!

Halloween Costume Ideas

Ok, so I don’t know if I’m actually going to have the opportunity to dress up for Halloween this year, but I was piecing together some ideas  just in case. I’ll probably wait until last minute and in a panic end up as a gypsy like I have for the last 25 years. Let’s pretend that won’t happen. Here are my top picks so far:

I loveeee Eloise and this set would be cheap and easy for me to put together. I would just need a blonde wig. Maybe my husband will dress up as a Plaza bellhop!

Eloise Costume
You know who else I love? Gemma (Katy Sagal) from Sons of Anarchy. I am SERIOUSLY considering this one because my husband can go as a crew member and it’ll be rad. Ahhh I need to find a fake chest scar and titty tat.
What Would Gemma Do?
If I had a few thousand dollars to spend I’d go all chic glamorous witch in this Givenchy dress and shoes. I’d probably look fantastic but this is real life and that’s not going to happen.
Wicked
Now I have to go try to find blue dog dresses because we want to dress our pups up as the twins from The Shining. Yay Halloweeeeeeen!