4. Anna Wintour + Seth Meyers? What could be better:
How cool is it that Anna’s daughter is a producer for Anna’s – I mean, Seth Meyer’s show?
Fun fact: New York women aren’t known for wearing pastels.
In the time that I’ve lived in Manhattan, my collection of vibrant sundresses has been pushed farther and farther into the back of my closet to make way for an overly black, ‘NYC’ wardrobe.
You can imagine my surprise when I was surrounded last night by a number of women dressed head-to-toe in Palm-beach style clothing eagerly waiting to enter the #LillyForTarget private shopping event inside the beautiful Bryant Park Grill.
And why should they not? After a winter like ours, the colorful 250-piece collection is downright adorable from the barware and accessories to the garden party-appropriate sheath dresses. Let’s also not forget Target prices – most items cost less than $30 apiece.
In a sea of color, I spent the evening taking in the whole scene: girls scouring to find their size on the racks, celebrities dressed in garden-party appropriate dresses (Kate Bosworth, Emmy Rossum, Ellie Kemper aka Kimmy Schmidt) chatting enthusiastically to fans, bubbly drinks and sweet treats being passed around (I could not pass up the key lime pie macarons) and the overall feeling that summer was just around the corner…
I ended up buying the upstream print shift dress and have no regrets with a $38 and fantastic look/fit along with the gold-plated wine corks (I couldn’t help myself – elephants are my weakness).
Items from the collection sold out quickly at the event (I was constantly in search of smalls/mediums), so make sure you have a Target account set up so that you can check out quickly this weekend.
Any Lilly or Target lovers out there? Let me know what you have your eye on!
After helping Logan organize his new place this past weekend, I realized I as well could not only use a little “spring cleaning,” but some “spring sprucing” as well. My Manhattan apartment is comfortable, no doubt, but there are definitely some ways I could freshen it up to give it some new life during its few remaining months under my care.
Here are a few of my “spring sprucing” tips:
1. Refill your picture frames. While this could simply mean adding new pictures, this could also be an opportunity to cut out an image from a magazine/calendar, etc that inspires you. I currently have a few black and white images from my favorite Vogue photographer that sadly I don’t have the heart to replace – they’re just too beautiful!
2. Switch up your chatskis. Being as I currently live in an apartment, I can’t actually use a door knocker, but come on, how cute is this one? Any fun or whimsical objects from my roommates’ or my travels are always welcome to bring some personality to our space.
3. Throw on a throw. Say goodbye to your increasingly average couch. A colorful throw blanket adds an instant dash of color and doubles as a convertible blanket for those chilly spring nights.
4. Add a new focal point. And what better than a bar cart? Classic and useful, I usually partial to my friend Roxy’s gorgeous designs, but if you are already pushing your budget, the one below is actually from Target! #AddToCart
5. Break it up… a monotone color palate, that is. Note the stripped plush set and charger – how delightful would it be to break up a space with either of these eye catching accent pieces?
6. Upgrade your doormat. Doormats are essential for New York City residents. Or really anywhere. While I grew up with the same dull motifs or colors, I get a kick now out of the ones boasting funny phrases or sayings.
7. Go green. It’s finally spring, so why not add some fresh flowers or invest in this terrific topiary that is as easy to care for as it is beautiful?
8. Catch the clutter. I’m not Type A in the least bit, but I do like to store things to keep things looking neat and organized. Woven baskets and decorative boxes are great for holding anything from blankets and towels to jewelry and art supplies.
9. Spice up your space. Like doormats, I admire cheeky sayings in unexpected places – especially pillow talk. If you don’t want to spend the money on a new pillow, it’s easy to look on Etsy or a number of other home decor websites to find pillow covers, too.
What do you do to freshen up your home after winter? Tips and details, please.