Saturday, January 5, 2013

you fancy, huh? Neiman Marcus for Target

I love Target. I practically live there and if I ever need to kill an afternoon...that's my destination. There's always a deliberate pattern in my shopping as I snake around the store starting with the dollar aisle and ending usually in the makeup aisle [Tangent: Unless I make a last ditch sojourn to the little girls department where I can sometimes squeeze my 30 year old body into a girls size 16. Don't judge.] Whenever they do an in store redesign....it really throws off my chi; that is, unless they are adding a new product line and in that case I am all over it.

For this reason, I was super excited when I wandered through Target one day and stumbled upon the Neiman Marcus for Target line, which featured big name designers that I could never afford...at a lower price...that I still coudn't afford. [Tangent: Yep...that was the kicker. Sadly even when mass marketed at Target, I would still never pay for $50 for a yoga mat, even if it is Diane Von Furstenburg.  Also, what the hell would I need a yoga mat for?] It made me sad because some of the stuff was really pretty....but I knew I was clearly meant more for Xhileration brand, and less for Brian Atwood [Tangent: "He's like a really important designer."].  This was just the universe's way of putting me in my place...or so I thought until I got a text from my fellow bargain hunter and target enthusiast, Laura.

Immediately, I was stoked and then downtrodden because although this was great news...I am still gainfully unemployed and milking my severance for all that its worth until I find a job that I can at least tolerate or that tolerates me...whichever comes first. Was a fancy lace dress something I needed in my life? [Tangent: Especially when I have worn nothing but leggings and sweatpants for the last month.]


Then like angels from the heavens, my birthday gift cards beckoned to me from my wallet and I remembered I had $55 dollars in Target bucks! Now I could afford the frivolous impulse purchases that I desired aka a $29 Robert Rodriguez hot ass dress. In order to make the $50 cap and make free shipping- I also bought Jamie a super sassy old man sweater by Rag + Bone [Tangent: I love a man in a cardigan nearly as much as I love myself in a cardigan...and we know thats A LOT.] This meant for all these designer duds I spent the grand total of 70 cents.  This may be one of my proudest days as a savvy shopper. [Tangent: Although after I bought it I read the reviews, which I really should have read prior because allegedly the dress has a bunk zipper. Oh well. My mom's a sewer, so suck it Merona! I'm fancy now.]

Get it while it's here because don't you need a Marc Jacobs scarf or a Rodarte Christmas ornament in your life? We can all get matching $29 designer dresses and start a girl group. What do ya say?

3 comments:

  1. Yay for hot ass dresses! But I'm glad you mentioned this. Target's designer stuff is ridiculously priced. Do you think it's better quality than Merona or Xhilaration? I can't tell a huge difference.

    I love the Rag & Bone cardigan. Man Cardigans should be standard issue! All men should come equipped with a really great cardigan. No joke.

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    1. I don't know. I buy a lot of stuff at target and am never disappointed on quality. Although, I have a couple behnaz sarapoor (not 100% on spelling) pieces from the go international collection that I've probably had and worn steadily for 6-7 years. I also love a man in a cardigan. Jamie has about 4 or 5 and I think they give a sexy mister Rogers vibe!

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  2. I had to keep my head down when passing the designer dresses (still on discount the other day) so I could afford John's birthday presents, but after I recover from shipping those, you and I should go back. There was a SEA of clearance magicalness happening, and it seemed to go for miles.

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