phillip lim for target

On September 15th my reminder alarm went off.  I got on line because the Phillip Lim for Target merchandise was going to be available that day. And I wanted at least one of the bags. It was about 9:30 am. All of the ones I wanted were already unavailable!

I checked Racked to see how it was going in New York. Sold out within minutes! Check out the article here.

Well, I live in Michigan, not NYC anymore so I rushed over to my local Target. Here’s what I saw:

2013-09-15There were plenty of the bags. (No yellow ones, however.  I don’t think that store got any to begin with.) I spotted one woman wearing fabulous glasses with 3 bags in her shopping cart.  Otherwise, I was the only one in the department.  That’s when I went a little Target-price-nuts!

IMG_2262-1When I was paying, the cashier asked me if these were nice bags because the last customer had bought 6 of them! That made me feel better. Ok, so I went a little overboard, but I haven’t bought a bag for myself in ages.  And these are definitely way less expensive. See how I’m rationalizing?

I’ve already used the big tote and the little bag. They are very smart looking don’t you think?

The medium size in taupe makes me feel very Grace Kelly. Sigh.

(All photos by Amy Dietrich for Coventry Drive)

Pre-Fall 2013

I haven’t posted in a long time. I’ve been tending to personal matters. Sometimes things are so big that there’s no room for anything else.  I have been steadying myself and keeping my kids loved.  News flash to myself: I can’t do it all by myself. It’s nice to have family and friends to lean on.  While things are not settled yet, there’s now room in my head for something else again.

So I’ll start writing again about something that gives me joy: fashion and shopping.

Here’s my imaginary shopping trip from the Pre-Fall collections:


I want this animal print coat with the embellishments that aren’t too too much. Genius. And the dress is perfect. Oh, and I need the jewelry and bag.

94364554664101883_2qDVapCd_cBottega Veneta

I love this black wrap top over the slim skirt.  Clean and chic.  Just add accessories.


Alexander Wang

Oh yes, I would wear this everywhere. I love the sleeveless draped and belted top over those pants!!!


3.1 Phillip Lim Collection

I seriously need this top and the amazing buckle cowl.


And hey, …. it’s nice to be back.

All photos from The Cut at