Monday, March 27, 2017

The Look for Less: Pottery Barn vs. Threshold

Kudos to reader "Cotton Candy" for tipping me off to this one! She loved the look of this round, woven jute placemat from Pottery Barn (shown at left) but at $56 for a set of 4, she thought she could do better. So instead, she opted for the Threshold version on the right (at Target) which costs just $5.99 each.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Coming Soon to Target: Honest Beauty

Over a year ago I posted my review of select Honest Beauty products (currently available only online) and mused if/when the line would ever be available at Target or on Target.com. Well, the wait is over, because starting March 26th, Honest Beauty is coming to Tar-jay! With 30+ products covering everything from skincare to makeup, the line is created with safe, botanically driven ingredients. And it’s aligned with Target's focus on offering guests better-for-you products free of unwanted chemicals.

“We started carrying The Honest Company a few years ago and it’s been a hit with our guests. In fact, we’ve more than doubled our assortment to meet the growing demand,” said Mark Tritton, chief merchandising officer at Target. “Given their love for the brand and better-for-you products, it was only natural for us to expand our offerings to include Honest Beauty. We think guests will really love the collection and the added convenience of finding Honest Beauty at Target.”

To learn more about Honest Beauty’s pretty products and mindful mission, check out this interview with founder Jessica Alba on A Bullseye View.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Fab Find: Dollar Aisle DIY Kit

How cute is this?? Yesterday in the Dollar Aisle at Target I spied this charming DIY Pom-pom Kit to make an adorable baby chick. They also have one to make a fluffy bunny. Both of these kits are just $3 each, and would make a fun craft project for little hands at kids' birthday party or Easter Egg hunt.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Double-Take: Steve Madden vs. Mossimo

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. And thanks to reader "Mag" who sent me this tip! These colorful slides are almost identical, with bright-beaded straps and a nude toe ring. But one of them is by Steve Madden (at Nordstrom) and will set you back $79.95, whereas the other is by Mossimo (at Target) and costs just $27.99. Which is which? The answer appears in the comments section below.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sale Alert: 20% Off Dresses on Target.com

If you're less than enthused about the upcoming Victoria Beckham for Target collab, then you might want to check out the dress sale on Target.com. Now through 3/18, you can save 20% off all dresses with the code DRESSY at checkout. This discount is only available online (not in stores) and applies to full-priced merchandise only.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Just In: The Victoria Beckham for Target Lookbook

A Bullseye View has just posted the lookbook for the upcoming Victoria Beckham for Target collab, and I'm not sure how to feel about it. The baby, toddler and girls clothing is cute enough, but the womens wear is a mixed bag. Divided into 5 style collections - Circus Scallops, English Lace, Clever Bunny, Pressed English Flowers and and Pop Floral - this collab is heavy on gingham, paisley, mod prints, florals, and basic black & white with pops of bold colors.

It's hard to say how sizing will run, because of course on the models everything looks perfect. The pants look cut long and lean, which means they won't be a match for me. And the looser-fitting shift dresses look rather short, so it'll be interesting to see how they'll translate to real-life bodies. On the positive side, for the first time in Target collab history, plus sizes will be offered in select stores (and not just online).

What do you think, readers? After looking at the pics, are you excited for this collab? And if so, what will you be buying?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Modern by Dwell doesn't sell that well...

Back in January I shared my opinion that I wasn't all that impressed with the new Modern by Dwell Magazine collab at Target. And I don't think I'm in the minority, as the bulk of the current collection is now on clearance in stores (as shown here in the pic I snapped  - if you look hard you can see all the little red clearance stickers!). Oddly enough, the collection isn't marked down online, so head to stores for the best price.