September 14, 2011
Have we recovered from a crazy shopping day yesterday? I explained the Target Missoni shopping experience to my husband last night and when I told him that items are selling at crazy high prices on ebay, I swear I saw dollar signs flash in his eyes. I even thought about taking all the items with me to work today, just to be safe. I am wearing my fab velour hoodie today and I do love it!
Nail Polish-A-Day Challenge: Day 4: I’m sporting a new polish today that I absolutely love! I will say, this has been quite a challenge to paint my nails day after day but it’s also been lots of fun and I feel myself becoming better and better at applying polish. Today’s color comes from Banana Republic. I shopped at the Banana Republic Factory store in Myrtle Beach over Labor Day weekend and it was a total impulse buy at the counter. Boy am I glad that I had an impulse that day. This has become my new favorite shade. The bottles are also really small and the small nail brush makes it really easy to apply to the corners without painting your whole finger. Check it out in Orchid Blossom. My only hangup is that I believe these are exclusive to the factory stores. I don’t see them for sale anywhere online! Too bad because I would have bought a few bottles.
September 13, 2011
I want to quickly share my Tuesday nail polish and then let’s talk Target. Today, the third installment of my Nail Polish-A-Day Challenge and I chose my favorite reliable OPI Red: Color So Hot It Berns. Red nails are classic and this perfect red was part of last Fall’s Swiss collection. I should probably go buy more of it.
I did not go to the gym this morning as promised but plan to go this evening when I get home from work. However, I did learn that I can in fact get up early in the morning when it’s dark out if there is good enough reason to. And today, there was: Target for Missoni! The Caroline Street store in Atlanta was my goal. I thought about going on my lunch break, but last night realized that I probably needed to get in when they opened at 8am. I set some ground rules for myself: No more than two items or budget of $100, don’t buy it if you don’t love it. I’m fairly new to shopping events so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I woke up at 630am, showered, ate breakfast with my cat Figaro and bolted out the door at 730. I arrived at Target at 8:04. A few cars but nothing drastic. I’m never
at Target anywhere that early so it didn’t seem unexpected. Inside was a different story!
First of all, the employees still had everything in boxes. I worked in the Virgin Megastore, French Quarter for almost 5 years and if we were expecting a huge release, we cleared shelves for it around 11pm on a Monday night! Crowds of women were pulling stuff out of boxes. It’s like they didn’t even care about the sizes. They just wanted it. I was embarrassed for women today! It felt a little ugly. All the accessories were snatched up and one woman’s child was buried beneath the Missoni signature fabrics! I thought it was a cart full of return items until I heard it speak!! All I wanted was the velour hoodie from Look 5 and something else. I started to feel concerned that I may not get what I wanted so I started to grab whatever was available in my size. I pulled two dresses and a green sweater, when finally I saw the velour hoodie, in my size, one! sitting on a rack and no one near it. I grabbed it and ran off to the dressing room. I tried it on as well as the sleeveless sweater dress (the one cute little Elizabeth Olsen was seen wearing on the red carpet) and fell in love! By 8:36 I had paid $102!!!! and was on my way to work. Nightmarish I tell you, but what a rush! And now, I own two pieces of the Fall 2011 Missoni collection for Target.
September 12, 2011
Monday morning! I’d love to say that I got up at 630 and crawled myself down the street to the gym, but I did not! It is so hard to get up when it gets darker outside. I promise I am going tomorrow morning though. I plan to sleep in my gym clothes. I wasn’t totally unproductive though! I painted my nails for the second installment of the Nail Polish-A-Day Challenge. While yesterday was glittery and gold, today is a bit more somber. It’s MONDAY! Need more coffee. I chose to use two colors. I painted a base coat of Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri in Uptempo Plum. I love these Insta-Dri polishes. The brush is angled and it really does dry almost instantly. Plus they are extremely affordable! I painted a few glittery sparkles on top with Wet n Wild’s Party of Five Glitters. I love all these new glittery shades, even if they are really difficult to remove. They take a little practice too. Instead of painting them right on, I let the brush drip the glitter on top. It looks like confetti.
Already thinking about what to wear for Tuesday. I guarantee it will tie in with a big lunchtime shopping spree over to Target for the Missoni unveiling! Click on the image below for the entire lookbook.