Target and Toms Collaboration

Sorry folks, no TRF again this week. It’s just been busy and I really haven’t been buying anything. Let’s cross our fingers for next week.

I do have for you, however, a new Target collaboration, Target and Toms. Seriously, my love for Target is growing with each passing collaboration.

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Building on Toms’ slogan, One for One, the collaboration will continue to give items to people in need for each item of clothing or pair or shoes or home décor it sells.

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But don’t worry, if you buy a phone case, they don’t give a phone case to someone in need. Each item for sale clearly identifies what is given in turn: one week of meals, one blanket or one pair of shoes.

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And the collection is very reasonably priced with items starting at $10 up to $48.

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This collection will be for sale in Targets across Canada on Nov 16, 2014.

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What items are on your wishlist? Happy Shopping!

Altuzarra for Target

Target has another great collaboration capsule collection coming out on September 14, 2014. You’ll remember my love for the Sarah Stevenson collection and the Peter Pilotto collection. This collection is a collaboration with Altuzarra.

Here are five of my favourite looks from 14 posted on the website:

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So gorgeous! Unlike the other  two collections, this one will also include shoes and belts and the entire collection is affordably priced at $30 – 80.

Interestingly enough, it seems like a different collection is being released in American Targets. See that collection at Refinery21.

What do you think? Any need-to-have pieces? Happy Shopping!

Totally Random Friday – Aug 8th

Hi party peoples! Sorry for my complete and utter absence lately. I mean, no Instagram, no Twitter, no posts, nothing! It was only supposed to be for the August long weekend and then I got this terrible head cold, complete with fever, that I have been fighting since Sunday night. I mean, UGH!! I actually called my dear friend, Deanna to come and get my daughter on Tuesday because I couldn’t deal with anything, never mind a rambunctious toddler. Then on Wednesday I escaped to my mom’s for copious amounts of sympathy, help changing diapers and hanging out by the pool. It was lovely. Anyways, I’m home now and my cold has been down-graded to runny-nose/stuffiness and coughing fits punctuated by sneezing. It’s been so great (NOT!). I can’t decide whether it was good that I was on vacation anyways so I didn’t have to use sick time or stinky that I was on vacation anyways cuz then I’m sick on vacation! Oh well, on to the news of the week (as I see it anyways).

1. Banana Republic has unveiled their new fall looks. This season looks a little edgier in terms of more leather looks and less colour. Their new Creative Director, Marissa Webb, hints that this collection is a change in the direction of Banana Republic’s lines in her quote on their homepage:

It’s a new day at Banana Republic, with an all new style rich in contrasts – smooth with textured, modern with classic, short with long. This is our take one ‘hi-lo’ styling and it’s the shape of things to come.

Okay, so I’ve only been a BR customer for a year, since I went back to work after mat leave. And while this collection looks really great and there are some pieces I’m excited about, the mixing of textures has been around for quite a few seasons. Maybe she’s implying that BR is just reinventing this trend? (Or to be more harsh, maybe they’ve just figured it out??) What do you think? Anyways, here’s a couple of pieces that I love.

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Can you say gorgeous? Especially those faux-leather Sloan skinny pants. I clearly need a pair of those in my closet!

Item number 2 is also Banana Republic related. They also release their collab with Roland Mouret this week. The collection looks great but the sneak-peek photos they’ve released over the past few days are on the creepy side….

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Well, at least the collection looks amazing, right?

3. For those of you here in Winnipeg, the semi-annual St. Vital Centre Shoe Sale starts next Wednesday, August 13th. This year retailers participating include: Call it Spring, Hudson’s Bay, Le Chateau, Naturalizer, Quarks, Soft Moc, Spareparts, and Urban Trail. Head over to find great deals on shoes all over the mall. 

4. Sample Killah by Kalyn Lord was a success this year. I got rid of 33 samples and won a prize! I’m super pumped about the perfume Kalyn is sending me. Read about the complete wrap-up including other prize winners here.

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5. Charlie Brown is getting some love from OPI by releasing a collection of four polishes: two creams and two glitter-type toppers. Photos courtesy of Julie at SwatchandReview.com. Head here to read her complete review and see all her swatches.

Fall is coming my lovelies! Hopefully next week I’ll be able to put together some interesting pieces for you to feast your eyes on. Until then, Happy Shopping!

Roland Mouret and Banana Republic collab

Fall is around the corner (fashion, not weather, thank goodness!) and it looks like Banana Republic is going to kick it off with a gorgeous capsule collection from Roland Mouret. Did I say gorgeous? I meant GORGEOUS. The lines are clean and feminine, mixing in solids and colour-blocking. My only (small) critique is that it’s a little black heavy to be released in early August. The whole collection feels more appropriate for late fall/early winter.

Here are some pieces that I am particularly loving (courtesy of LouLouMagazine.com):

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The collection ranges in price from $62 – 205 and is available August 9th. See the rest of the collection and the article at LouLoumagazine.com.

Which pieces are your favourite? Happy Shopping!

Keds and Kate Spade

I love collaborations. As I type this I’m wearing one of Sarah Stevenson’s pieces for Target. And Prom Queen blush from the Veronica and Betty collection that MAC did a couple of seasons ago.

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Here is a sample of my favourite shoes from the newly released Keds and Kate Spade collection exclusively at Town Shoes. Enjoy!

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Which one is your favourite? Happy Shopping!

Artizia and Disney collaboration

I love collaborations. And capsule collections. And anything limited edition. This could be why I have so much MAC makeup. Actually, it’s exactly why.

Today I’m excited to tell you about the Disney Collection at Artizia. It’s 16 tops with either Mickey or Minnie or both. I was hoping for some grown up Disney princesses, similar to the Disney Couture collection when they made bags and clothing. But no such luck. Still cute collection though.

Artizia is also hosting a contest to show off your street style wearing the collection. Three weekly winners will receive a $50 gift card, and one lucky Grand Prize winner will score a $1,000 gift card, to be used in stores or online at Aritzia.com. Check out the details, rules and regulations here. Contest closes March 26, 2014. Good luck!

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Any favs? How would you style them?

Happy Shopping!

28 Days of Eyeshadow – Day 13

First of all, apologies. Today’s pictures aren’t the greatest. The cloud cover made for lousy lighting for pictures and I was forced to use artificial light. Nevermind that some day I will be organized to use something other than my iPhone to take photos for my blog….

So, today’s look is courtesy of the MAC Wonder Woman Collection from a couple of years ago. It included three beautiful pinks and one gorgeous burgundy. I topped off the look with some pink Fluidline that was part of a limited edition collection from last year.

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MAC eyeshadows: Defiance, Paradise Island, Star Studded, and Real Drama

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As you may have noticed, I tend to buy makeup from MAC’s many limited edition collections and collaborations. My daily blush is from their Betty & Veronica collection. My favourite lipgloss has Maleficient on it from their Disney Villians collection. Wonder Woman, Barbie, Hello Kitty and several others have all had their kick at the “MAC collection” can. Which of these have you checked out… or bought something from? Or maybe, is your favourite item in the world and you wish they would bring back. (This is the way my mother feels about their Cruella De Vil nude lipstick). I’d love to hear about it. Happy Shopping!