When Target announced that its latest collaboration would be with Lilly Pulitzer, the godmother of American resortwear and technicolor prints, reactions were mixed. Her fan base — crazy, evangelistic, largely white — was less than pleased, worried that their precious brand would be sullied by the unwashed masses plundering Target’s aisles in search of stretch pants and toilet paper. But, the plus-size fashion community rejoiced, because for the first time in Target’s history of designer collaborations, this collection would be available in larger sizes. Finally! As someone who toes the line between straight and plus size, the Target collaborations have long been something that I can just look at and never really get. Even though Lilly Pulitzer’s vision doesn’t precisely line up with my TBD summer 2015 lewk (Birkenstocks and smock dresses, probs), I was delighted to know that I would at least have the option of trying on a flamingo-print short set, or whatever. My dreams of rubbing shoulders with Mitzi and Bun-Bun at the club in Palm Springs have been dashed, though, because the plus-sizes will only be sold online. That’s fucked up.
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Lilly Pulitzer is teaming up for a collaboration with Target! The collection will include 250 pieces ranging from $2 to $150 and will feature plus sizes, which some of Target’s past collaborations had left out. For a seemingly innocuous line of bright-colored dresses, Lilly is oddly powerful in its ability to polarize fashion lovers. The brand is gaudy as hell to some and a lovely summer staple to others. Whether you love it or hate it, the collection will launch April 19, just in time to buy yourself some summer brights! [College Candy] [Image via Instagram]
I don’t know what’s in the air at Target, but it’s practically impossible to make a quick trip to that store. Walking inside is like stepping into a giant labyrinth, but instead of worrying you’ll never escape, you’re too busy being distracted by all those shiny clearance racks. How do we explain this phenomenon!? [22 Words]
For the next two months, you can get free shipping on everything from Target, if you hadn’t noticed already. Woohoo, Christmas in October! No, really, though, they’re doing it to bump their holiday sales.
So yeah, that 92-cent lip balm? Free shipping. A 97-cent pack of pens? Free shipping. If you really, really hate Target, you could troll the shit out of them by placing multiple orders for individual boxes of staples at 41 cents each (while the sale on that item lasts) and then returning them to the store. Or, of course, you could skip holiday shopping with the crowds and just order everything online with no tax or shipping, which is also a legit idea.
Of course, this is the same store that had a massive data breach on credit card names, numbers, expiration dates, and CVV numbers last holiday season but heeeeey! Free shipping. Hopefully it won’t happen again. [Consumerist; CNBC]
As I’ve said time and time again, Target’s designer collaborations are hit or miss. Prabal Gurung and Philip Lim? Loved. My Boom! sweatshirt is still inspiring catcallers. Kate Young? Nightmare. But if I may make a prediction, based on the just released lookbook, Target’s upcoming collection with Altuzarra (launching September 14) may just be a knockout. Full of snake prints, jewel tones mixed with neutrals, painterly orchids and a mixture of both ease and structure, the collection is perfect for the bad ass business lady who likes to smoke a little grass, drink bourbon and tie up her boyfriends in her downtime. Don’t worry — you have a little bit of her inside you, so this collection is totally for you. Click through to see all the looks, plus closeups of some of my favorite pieces. [Refinery 29]
UPDATE, 12:30p.m.: Oh no! We regret to inform you that Pixi has gotten in touch with us say these new Cheeks Stains from the brand’s spring line won’t be produced, due to production issues. If you’re jonesing for a similar look, you may want to try Pixi’s Sheer Cheek Gel instead.
Nothing against makeup brushes, but they’re kind of a pain in the butt to clean. Any way I can, I prefer to use beauty products in stick form, which can be applied directly onto my face. That’s why — in addition to the versatile and flattering colors — I was extremely interested in the Pixi Cheek Sheen from Target. (Sorry, Tar-jay.) Keep reading »