Monday, July 27, 2015

Fab Find: Pair of Thieves Socks

I could have sworn I blogged about this fabulous mens sock brand before, but in searching through my archive I can't find anything. Last Fall I discovered Pair of Thieves socks at my local Target store, and my college-age sons soon fell in love with the crazy, colorful patterns. They also have fun names like "Will I Ain't", "Polar Vortex" and "Bordeauxn't" (shown here).

I was delighted to discover that Target.com has an even greater array of patterns than in stores (where the selection can be spotty at best) and right now, most styles are on clearance for $4,18 (regularly $5,99). And with the discount code EXTRA10, you can get an extra 10% off the sale price, so I've already ordered several pairs for our boys as stocking-stuffers for Christmas.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Target helps you deck your dorm...

Target wants to help you deck out your dorm room with their Made For U College Styler—an interactive tool that assesses your personal style and creates tailored room designs you can shop and customize from your phone, tablet or desktop.

Here’s how the Made For U College Styler works: By tapping into your social media accounts—like Instagram and Facebook—and answering a few basic questions (e.g. “Where’s your happy place?” or “How do you do breakfast?”), the tool analyzes your personality to create a unique room design pulled from more than 400+ back-to-college items. Are you more “Earthy Explorer”,  “Fabulista?” or “Chic Geek?” The College Styler will peg your style and then offer a shopping list to match. Products from brands like Room Essentials and Threshold —such as French bulldog book ends, chalkboard marquee lights and a metal hexagon accent table—celebrate personal flair and act as accents throughout the rooms.

The College Styler even lets you share your results with your future roommate to get them in on the dorm design fun, plus a handy checklist to divvy up who’s bringing what. The College Styler also helps students explore Target’s entirely new line of back-to-college goods like these inventive extra-long twin sheets with side storage pockets shown here (so the phone is never far from reach).

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sale Alert: Sonia Kashuk "Glow" Products

Attention Sonia Kashuk fans! Select products - to help you get your "summer glow" on - are now on sale for 15% off at Target. Offerings include bronzers, illuminators, tinted moisturizers, and bath & body products. Click here to view the entire selection on sale.

Consumer Alert: Target Recalls Circo Night Lights

A fire hazard has prompted Target to recall thousands of night lights that may be in your home. The recall involves about 143,000 Circo brand night lights due to the fact that the battery can overheat and cause the night light to melt.

Target has received two reports of overheating incidents, including a report of a fire that damaged a dresser, wall and plug-in. No injuries have been reported thus far.

The collection includes a blue bird, an orange dinosaur egg, a white soccer ball, a green shark, a yellow rocket and a pink hedgehog. Target stores nationwide and target.com sold the night lights from October 2014 through last May for about $15. Consumers should stop using the product and can return it to any Target store for a full refund.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Target under fire for "Trophy" tee...

Uh oh....Target is in the news again, and not in a good way. The Bullseye is under fire for selling this cheeky t-shirt (shown) which has sparked a backlash online, as many customers are claiming the top is offensive to women.

The black shirt - which has the word “trophy” in bold white letters across the front and costs $12.99 - has many folks slamming the retailer for treating women and girls as objects. A number of customers have been posting photos of the T-shirt, which some say they spotted in the junior’s section, on social media, publicly criticizing what they say is a sexist move on Target’s part. While the shirt has reportedly been on sale since June, it’s only recently gained steam on social media, and one woman has even started a petition on Change.org demanding that Target stop selling the shirt. You can read more about the controversy here on Yahoo!Parenting.

Sale Alert: School Uniforms

Target has a boatload of back-to-school items on sale this week, including school uniforms. Seeing them on sale always makes me nostalgic for the days I used to buy uniforms at Target for my boy when they were in grade school. Back then, Target was my go-to source because they always had a wide selection of uniforms at great prices, and that's still the case today. This week, shop from a selection of uniform separates from brands like Cherokee, Circo, Dickies and French Toast at 20% off.

Monday, July 20, 2015

New in Stores: Ambar

About a year and a half ago, Target introduced Ambar, dubbed "a new line of women’s clothing geared toward the Latina shopper." When it debuted I wondered "what exactly is Latina fashion?", and that's still not totally clear to me. What is clear, however, is that Target is starting to really push this line, as it's now showing up in stores (whereas previously it was only sold online). While some of the styles (like this printed sheath dress) are cute, I haven't seen anything in store that are special or unique enough for me to try on.

What about you, readers? Have you checked out Ambar in stores, and if so, have you bought anything from this line?