Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Double-Take: LOFT vs. Who What Wear



It's time for another double-take, where we take one item from Tar-shay and match it up against a lookalike - yet pricier - designer piece. Today we're focusing on ruffles, which are certainly having a fashion moment. While I've seen ruffles mostly on tops and dresses, they're starting to show up on skirts as well, like these two examples here. Except one of them is from LOFT and will set you back $69.50, while the other is from Who What Wear (at Target) and costs just $29.99. Which one is which? The answer appears in the comments section below.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fab Find: Dollar Aisle Totes & Bags

A few weeks ago I found this awesome beach tote in the Dollar Aisle at Target for just 5-bucks! With rope handles and colorful tassel, it looks a LOT more expensive than it is. And for $3, I threw in the matching makeup bag. These came in a variety of colors and patterns, but alas, I think they're mostly sold out by now.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Look for Less: Modernica vs. Threshold

Adding houseplants to your decor - be it real or 'faux' - is an easy way to update a room. Now you could splurge on the floor planter on the left (by Modernica) for just under $150, but you'd have to add your own plant. Or you could opt for the Threshold version on the right (at Target) for just $59.99, which comes with it's own faux snake plant. Both glazed ceramic planters with metal stands are approx. 23" tall.

Consumer Alert: Honest Company Baby Wipes Recalled

Uh oh... for the second time this year, an Honest Company baby product is being recalled due to quality issues. In January, it was their Organic Baby Powder, and this time, it's their Baby Wipes. Up until recently, these were sold at Target, but they've since been pulled and the product is listed as "not available" online.

CBS News reports that the Honest Company is recalling certain lots of their baby wipes because of a possible mold contamination problem. In a video on their website, company co-founder Christoper Gavigan explained the problem.

"Recently it came to our attention during routine quality testing that certain lots of our wipes were not meeting out high standards," said Gavigan. "A recent quality audit concluded that there is the potential for the presence of mold in certain lots of our wipes resulting in staining. The aesthetics are unacceptable and we believe any of the affected products are not likely to cause adverse health consequences."

The company has set up an online tool to help customers figure out if their wipes were part of the recall. Those who bought the affected wipes may return them to the store where they bought them for a full refund. Consumers with questions can call the company, Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time, at 888-862-8818.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fab Find: Mossimo Tie-front Tee

This morning I went online to see if my new favorite Mossimo tee - with a cute tie-front detail - came in any other colors besides black and white (which I had already nabbed at my local Target store). And lo and behold, it also comes in red (as shown here). Even better, Target.com is running a deal this week for 20% off select Mossimo clothing, making this cute top just $11.99 (regularly $14.99).

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Coming Soon to Target: Casper

Casper - the company known for disrupting the sleep industry and shipping obsessively-engineered mattresses right to your door - is coming to Target. In just three years, they’ve built a cult following of happy sleepers by reimagining sleep from the ground up. Their award-winning research and development team creates everything from mattresses and bases (sans box springs) to airy sheets and a unique pillow-in-a-pillow, and they’ve earned some serious accolades along the way.

According to A Bullseye View, by teaming up with Target, Casper will be able to reach even more soon-to-be-happy sleepers.

“Since our launch online three years ago, we’ve seen a huge demand from customers who want to experience the Casper brand in person,” says Philip Krim, CEO and co-founder of Casper. “Partnering with Target allows us to bring Casper products directly to consumers in-store on a national scale. Target shares our mission of championing sleep as an essential pillar of wellness, as well as our pursuit of an unparalleled customer journey.”

Casper hits Target's website (with select products in some stores) on June 18, but in the meantime, you can preview the selection here on Target.com

Fab Find: Dollar Aisle Party Products

The other day in the Dollar Aisle at Target I spied these adorable paper plates and napkins (shown). Sporting a flamingo motif in pink and green, they'd be perfect for your next backyard BBQ. They also had drink caddies, straws, placemats, and other partyware in the same fun prints, just $1-3 each.