Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Cartwheel Deal: 40% off Halloween Candy Today

Target is running a Cartwheel deal - today only - for 40% off select Halloween trick-or-treat candy bags when you use Cartwheel in the Target App. My friends and I were debating this yesterday, as why would you want to buy your Halloween candy six weeks early? Then again, the candy on the store shelves isn't going to get any fresher than it is now, so why not take advantage of this deal? I'll give you a reason: because if it's around my house now, my family is going to eat it, and then I'll have to buy a whole new batch of candy to pass out on Halloween... which is probably what Target is hoping we'll do.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Coming Soon To Target: Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen (who just revealed the correct pronunciation of her last name) is bringing a new line of kitchen accessories to Tar-hay.  On September 30th, the model, cookbook author and mom of two will launch the Cravings by Chrissy Teigen collection, available exclusively at Target.

The collection features all of the essentials that Chrissy uses to prep, cook and serve up her favorite recipes—like cast iron Dutch ovens and must-have serve ware—plus items like cutlery, glassware and pitchers that are perfect for entertaining family and friends in A-list style. There is something for everyone, with Target’s signature combination of chic design and incredible value. The collection boasts over 40 items to choose from, ranging in price from $4 for drinkware to $140 for a 12-piece cookware set.

And once you’ve stocked your kitchen with Chrissy-approved pieces, you’ll be ready to whip up something scrumptious. Cue Cravings: Hungry for More, the follow-up to Chrissy’s bestselling cookbook. The Target-exclusive edition (packed with exclusive recipes for oh-so-yummy snacks) arrives in stores and online September 18th.

To find out Chrissy's inspiration for this new collection, check out this Q&A on A Bullseye View.

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Look for Less: Gibson vs. A New Day

The brand Gibson has been coming out with different versions of cozy fleece tops for several seasons now, like this front-twist style. These tops are super-soft and warm, but not too thick and bulky. Now you could buy the 'real deal' Gibson gray fleece top on the left (at Nordstrom) for $49. Or, you could save some dough and get this dupe by A New Day (at Target) for just $19.99.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

My Review: Prologue

Shortly after blogging yesterday about Target's new fashion line, Prologue, I saw it in person for myself. I guess some stores are putting it out in advance of the 9/14 launch date, which is the case at my local Sunnyvale Target, where this pic was snapped. Unfortunately, I was NOT impressed with what I saw.

As described in my previous post, Prologue is indeed sleek and modern, with clean lines and simple details. If you're into all that - and if this line fits you - then go for it! But what I found was a mishmash of cheap fabrics, drab colors, and extreme silhouettes - meaning either excessively big (like balloon sleeves and skirts to the ankle) or small (think shrunken sweaters and cropped tops). The faux leather, in particular, is dreadful and feels like plastic. It was the exact opposite of this description by Bustle, which said of Prologue "Since the designs and silhouettes are so simple, the label decided to really focus on expensive looking and feeling fabrics to elevate the looks." Wrong!

I did try on this basic black dress. With the attached wrap belt, it looked very much like something Zara or Mango would offer. But when I tried my usual size, I was swimming in it. So on a positive note, I guess in some Prologue styles you can go at least one size down. My advice would be to definitely try some looks on in store before ordering online to get an idea of how this line fits your body.

What about you, readers? Have you seen (or bought) anything from Prologue yet, and if so, what are your thoughts?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Coming Soon To Target: Prologue

Target is about to introduce us to Prologue, its latest brand of women’s apparel, in select stores and online nationwide this Friday.

According to The Star-Tribune, this new line – which has a modern, minimalist look – is a continuation of Target's strategy to revamp its collection of store brands on everything from housewares to fashion. Target has introduced more than a dozen house brands in the past 18 months.

Prologue is “very urban and very simple,” says Target spokeswoman Jessica Carlson. Looking at the preview pics, the line definitely has a very modern, clean aesthetic. And unlike some of their other recent apparel launches, Prologue doesn’t include accessories (such as shoes or jewelry) and not all plus-sizes are available in stores.

Similar to what they do with the Who What Wear brand, Target says its strategy with Prologue is to bring new styles to market every four to eight weeks. According to Elle.com, this new collab is as good as Zara, but cheaper. 

For more insights on this new brand, check out this article on A Bullseye View. Prologue will be available starting this Friday, Sept. 14, in select Target stores and on Target.com. Prices range from just $12.99 to $49.99, and will be available in sizes 0-16, with many pieces up to 26W available online. 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Fab Find: Pinecone Coaster Set

A few weeks ago I spied this lovely gilded pinecone coaster set by Hearth & Hand with Magnolia at Target.  Stacked up it looks like a pinecone figurine, but it comes apart to reveal a set of 4 golden coasters. Just $19.99 in select stores and at Target.com.

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