I have patiently waited for the Parisian-inspired Maison Jules Collection at Macy's to go on sale. The wait is now over and I never expected them to be found at 50% their cutest dresses! I checked in-store today and thankfully my size was sold out, because the online prices are cheaper. The new look book for the holiday collection is now available for your viewing pleasure and I already have my eye on a few things..when they go on sale of course!
Have you shopped this collection yet - any favorites?
Paris Fashion Week is in full swing, and while I am not in the city of lights (the Paris Hotel in Vegaswill be as close as I get this year!), I do enjoy wearing some French-inspired clothing while I eat my morning croissant, oui, oui. Berets, stripes, and lace are all items I've seen this week in my shopping adventures in the mall that say ooh-la-la. With the launch of Catherine Malandrino for Kohls today in stores, the new line of Maison Jules at Macy's, and the upcoming collab of Isabel Marant for H&M,
we can't seem to get enough of that French flair!
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It's almost time for another designer collaboration fashionistas! The lookbook for French Designer Isabel Marant's Parisian Bohemian Collection for H&M is now here!! While I was initially underwhelmed with the collection (maybe it was case of the Mondays) when a few pictures from the line leaked, I am now looking forward to scooping up a few of these cool pieces. Prices are still not shown on the US pictures, but expect to see affordable price points for the accessories mixed with higher-end prices for the sweaters and coats. Shop the collection online and in stores on November 14.
See the entire lookbook here.
I have always been a fan of a cool bar cart, and Target's new collection of foxy entertaining will have you getting your drink on in style! Bar carts have been all the rage seen on the TV show Mad Men and celebrity spaces to create that chic vibe. While my store didn't have every piece out just yet, the quality was impressive for such an affordable and upscale-looking line with prices starting at $19.99 and going up to $129 for the bar cart, a steal if you are in the market for one.
Will you be adding or creating your own chic bar-style at home?
8Crossbody Bag$17.46 This Coach inspired bag, right down to the tassel is the nicest crossbody bag I've seen at this price. It's actually bigger than it looks and I picked it up in Burgundy (before I ordered the Phillip Lim bags).
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Friday Five Notebook is here with a few things to do this weekend. It seems like only yesterday I was staying up late and waking up early to shop the Phillip Lim for Target Launch. This weekend I am looking forward to some cooler temps and a more fall-like feel, pumpkin lattes here I come!
What's on your weekend list?
1 Lancome GWP at Nordstrom with any $39.50 + purchase and Free Shipping on all orders!
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2 The World According to Karl Book $17.97. Enjoy the musings of Chanel Designer Karl Lagerfeld in this must-have book! Stock up for the holidays to give to your fashionista friends.
3 Shop The Mid-Season Sale at H&M both in stores and online.
Actress Eva Mendes has collaborated with retailer New York & Co. to launch a collection of clothing and accessories inspired by her love of vintage fabrics, glamour and of course leopard print. I am loving everything I see on the website and hope to check it out in person this weekend. The prices start at $19.99 for scarves and there are plenty of discount coupons to use if you want one piece or the entire collection (lucky girl if that is you!), don't wait too long to shop, items are already selling out.
The September Ipsy Glam Bag is here and the theme is Classic Beauty. This month's items are a mixed bag for me..literally. While I always appreciate the value of paying only $10 for everything you see for almost $50 worth of products, I'm not super excited for any one item. Maybe I'm just overwhelmed with all the beauty products I now have in my (well-organized) bathroom drawers, under the sink, and stuffed in the medicine cabinet like a squirrel stashing nuts. I think I need a beauty intervention, someone call 911! This monthly subscription is just too good not to get and even though I may not use everything, I love seeing that metallic pink envelope in my mailbox!
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Fall is my favorite season for fashion and despite not actually needing warm weather clothing or accessories, I am always on the lookout for a new pair of fashionable and affordable boots. This past weekend I saw so many chic booties, combat boots (the newest trend this season), leopard prints, and camouflage. I've rounded up my favorites for less than $35 and hope you find a pair you'll love!
The highly anticipated 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target Collection arrived early this morning online and in stores this Sunday with bags literally flying off the shelves. While I did most of my shopping online, not wanting to miss at least one of the mini Pashli bags, I did pick up a few things in store. My entire haul included the black mini Pashli, the yellow mini Pashli, the green/blue sweater, and the camo sweatshirt for my boyfriend. This collection is all about the handbags and for good reason, the mini Pashli is a bargain version of an actual Phillip Lim bag that would cost you $800. The collection is a mix of fun prints and some nice modern pieces that should work again next season. Make sure to also check out the men's collection, quality pieces and the prices are even better than the women's, pick up some for your stylish guy!
What did you buy from this collection?
The most popular clothing item, the BOOM sweatshirt for only $29
The pretty ruffle tank are on my list if they hit the clearance racks.
Very quiet at my first stop, as you can see, the empty shelves
As many Fashionistas have already heard, the designer collaboration of 3.1 Phillip Lim with Target is almost here!! The online shopping launch (which will also include online exclusives) is rumored to commence sometime after midnight on Saturday night. On Target's Facebook page they actually responded to a customer asking what time the collection would launch online and Target responded "be sure to check back in the wee hours of the night"..umm..that's not a good sign. I'll still be glued to the computer for most of the night starting at 9pm since some of the previous designer collabs did launch online early..although I'm not getting the same feeling for this massive collection, but I don't want to take any chances. I will be posting to my Facebook page as soon as it becomes available to shop online.
While I really want every handbag in the collection, but if I am able to purchase even one of the highly coveted bags I will be a happy shopper! The mini satchels are at the top of my list and the pretty floral blouse too, thanks to blogger buddy Franci at The Fashion Palate for reminding me about the ballerina style sweater (almost identical to one Target is selling by Xhilaration from my post this week).
What's on your wish list?
5 tips to shopping the collection online:
+ Make a "must have" list of what you really cannot live without..hey, this is serious business!
+Purchase the Handbags FIRST! The bags will be the first to sell out.
+ Place your order! Do.not.wait. *Remember Target has free shipping with any $50 or more purchase and free shipping on any order if you are a Target cardmember.
+ Order two sizes of your favorite item if you are unsure. Target returns are super easy, just return the size you don't want to any store and remember to bring your packing slip and the bag it comes in.
+ Place multiple orders. If you have a list of quite a few items, order your favorites first, then go back to browse the rest of collection stress-free.
The Collection is shown with ideas of when to wear each item.
Jessica Alba looks effortless chic at the Piperlime celebration to welcome her as their new guest editor. If you purchased this entire look if would cost you around $100, while Jessica's clutch alone is $200! While I love the idea of mixing different prints and patterns together, I never actually do it. This look has two things most of us have in our wardrobe, leopard and plaid. So, the next time you are feeling just a little bit daring, mix it up and try something new!
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Ps. Don't miss a thing- Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @tracysnotebook for all the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target madness!! I will be staying up late to shop online when it goes live and up early to shop in stores on Sunday and keep everyone posted of when the sale goes live and pics of the items in person.
I stopped at JCP to see the New Fall looks from Joe Fresh. Black and white dominated the preppy and chic pieces. With JCP back to having sales (yay!), these items are currently 25% off the already low prices! My store didn't have all of the things I browsed online, so I included a few of those items to show you what will be coming soon to your store. I went home with the polka dot shirt and envision wearing it with jeans for a casual look or a skirt and statement necklace to dress it up.
Will you be shopping Joe Fresh this season - any favorites?
Loving the back to basics look with a chic and fashionable feel!
Black and White New Arrivals
J.Crew inspired shirt on sale for only $18
An adorable polka dot top for only $14
Love this tee!
Faux leather skirt
A cool and trendy camo dress
Pretty pintuck blouse
Cute striped boatnecks in vibrant colors
Long sleeve tee with quilted shoulder detail
Faux leather motorcycle jacket
Houndstooth and millitary inspired jacket are both trending for fall
This past weekend, I went shopping at two malls to check out all the latest trends. I noticed very feminine and ballerina-inspired pieces at several stores, also heavily influenced by French style. While most fall items dictate a darker color palette, pastels are actually a new trend for fall and look especially current paired with camel brown, greys or navy. Extra points for topping this look off with a topknot!
One of the leading trends this season is a one-piece sweater with a blousy fabric peeking out that mimics a sweater over a shirt, sounds complicated, but trust me, it's cute! I had my eye on this Masion Jules sweater, but now that Target has made an affordable version, I'll be picking up theirs instead, since it is such a seasonal and trendy piece. Don't forget to put a bow on it la Kate Spade with this adorable belt. I am loving everything from Zara this season and they carry so many affordable and well made pieces, I feel compelled to stop there every weekend, even if I am just browsing..for now anyway.
The Friday Five Notebook is back with a few things to check out this weekend. Naturally more pumpkin flavored items are at the top of my list and despite the scorching heat, I am determined to get in the fall spirit.
What's on your list this weekend?
1 New York Fashion Week Stream LIVE shows to get a look at Spring 2014 fashion trends (like this show from BCBG Max Azria). Thanks to Franci at The Fashion Palate for the reminder to watch the shows here.
2 Elle Decor Magazine See Cameron Diaz's New York apartment and top NY designers at home in "The Fashionable Life" issue. Sit down at Barnes and Noble with a pumpkin latte to get inspiration.
3 Krispy Kreme Pumpkin Spice & Pumpkin Cheesecake Donuts are back! Despite my sweet tooth, I don't actually indulge in donuts very often, but I do look forward to these flavors every season.
4 Essie Polishes Let your nail polish addiction help a cause with Special Edition pinks from the Breast Cancer Awareness Collection will donate a portion of all sales to Living Beyond Breast Cancer Foundation.
5Bath and Body Works The full collection of pumpkin candles and soaps are now in stores! Don't miss the pumpkin cupcake (my favorite) or the new pumpkin pecan waffle (my new favorite). This collection is HUGE this year and won't last long, make sure to print out your coupon for a Free rollerball mini this weekend.
Elle Décor cover of the current issue featuring Cameron Diaz's apartment
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Bonjour Fashionistas! French Designer Catherine Malandrino brings her Parisian flair to Kohls later this month. The 80-piece Limited Edition DesigNation Collection has been hotly anticipated by the French obsessed (myself included) and it does not disappoint. The clothing has a timeless feel to it with black being the primary "color" and Eiffel towers adorning dresses and tees alike. Between this and the upcoming 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, shopping at discount stores has never been more chic!
The full collection arrives online and in stores on Friday, September 27.
Will you be shopping this collection or saving your pennies for Phillip Lim?
Cobalt blue is one of the most universally flattering shades on the color wheel. This fall, the hue is trending again in both solids and geometric prints. Here are some pieces to add some blues (in a goodway!) to your fall haul and yes, loafers are back this season.
I visited a few Target stores this past week(end) to bring you all the fall fashion you can handle! There are so many new arrivals every time I visit the store, I've decided this post will be part one, so you don't miss anything. I'll keep snapping pics throughout the week and checking the website for new styles since Target is still one of the most on-trend and affordable stores to shop.
Ps. Follow my on Istagram @tracysnotebook as I post shopping finds throughout the week!
What trends are you most excited about?
This graphic top with faux leather shoulders represents fall perfectly - it's all in the details!
This quality dress on the left looks very high-end in person for $30
Some of you may remember the peplum dress from early spring and they are back in stock for fall.