I love when Target develops special collections for the masses. Their latest design-centric program, The Shops at Target, aims to connect consumers with specialty stores and boutiques that they might not otherwise have access to. The result? Limited-edition collections (who doesn’t jump at the sound of that) that make our homes and closets that much more fashionable and interesting.
Kirna Zabete has been a staple in the lives of many New York women for over a decade, but this is the first time that the owners, Sarah Easley and Beth Buccini, have stepped out on their own to showcase their own designs. There’s plenty of pieces in the collection that are drool-worthy, but I fell in love with the outfit I pulled together for the collection (see graphic above), especially the leather jacket. The collar is interesting and draws attention. It’s long enough to layer and fit comfortably, but tailored enough to flatter. I’ve already got a healthy obsession for leather jackets, so this one was a definite stand out and no-brainer for me (when is pay day again?). The handbag and clutch selection is also worth checking out, as you will be able to find larger totes and colorful clutches. The collection is full of pieces that are meant to layer (a way of life for a San Franciscan like myself) so instead of just getting one or two staples, indulge!
The Curiosity Shoppe is a local store here in San Francisco, and I was thrilled when I saw their collection at my local Target. I’m not really a fan of things matching all over my kitchen. I like pieces that are from all over, are slightly nostalgic and add that special something to the overall look and feel of the space. This is where The Curiosity Shoppe really shines. Their pieces are very unique, and if you live here, or want to, very San Francisco. The actual Curiosity Shoppe is a tiny space (or just feels that way now that it’s gone national) in the Mission and I have popped in during shopping days in the district, or after brunch. There’s always something interesting to look at and I always find myself smiling at the tongue-in-cheek nature of the pieces in the store. For Target, they’ve made their pieces accessible, but still eclectic and fun. I love their cafe au lait mugs (they’re on the shorter, squatter side, which I adore) and I couldn’t stop laughing over the rainbow straws (I use straws to drink everything from coffee to milk). I also took a fancy to the America cutting board and could easily see myself yelling in the kitchen, “Honey! I accidentally whacked off Maine! Now what?!” Note, this has nothing to do with the quality of the board (it’s well made), but has more to do with my sense of humor and how easily I can picture this in my kitchen.
These pieces (and the rest of the collections) will be available for only six weeks, so don’t delay on getting out to your local Target!
Until next week (and my next obsession)!
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