Missoni for Target

Sweater: Missoni for Target
Shorts: Madewell

To say Missoni is one of my favorite designer brands is an understatement. The bright colors, beautiful knits, and trademark zigzags used in their collections have always stolen my heart. Another thing I love about Missoni is that it's a family business (which Rodger Berman made me aware of in a past episode of the Rachel Zoe Project). When I found out they were doing a collection for Target, I couldn't believe it!

I had a simple plan to get some pieces from the collection. The day it came out, I would go to Target right after school. I'd browse the collection, try on a couple things, and end up leaving satisfied with a few fabulous zigzag-ed items.

Unfortunately, this was not what happened. When I arrived to Target I saw Missoni signs everywhere, but no sign of any merchandise. After asking one of the employees, I found out that every item was sold out. She told me there was a line going around the store before it's doors opened, and after an hour or two every single piece was gone. Disappointment filled me on my way back home, but I perked up when I realized that Target was selling the collection on their website...which had crashed. I kept the webpage up on my computer's browser, and finally was able to order this sweater.

As frustrating as the entire process was, it was definitely worth it. Though my sweater isn't a classic Missoni pattern, I love the rose's pop of bright pink and the striped details!


Back to Basics

Slip dress, Corduroy Skirt, and Socks: American Apparel
Sweater: J.crew

I'm all for basics. Solid colors are the best; they're easy to mix, match, and layer. Plus, they seem to direct attention towards texture, since pattern isn't an available distraction. This circle skirt and pair of frilly lace socks are perfect examples of what I mean. Each are single colored, bringing focus to their textures, whether it's a ribbed corduroy or a frilly, delicate ruffle of lace.



Dress: Madewell
Pumps: Kate Spade Karolina
Ring: House of Harlow 1960

I'm head over heels (no pun intended)in love with my new pumps. The black patent leather shoe is my first real pair of heels, and I know they'll last me a long time. They are classic and timeless, age appropriate, and go with everything in my closet. My first opportunity to wear them was to a bat mitzvah this past weekend. The dress I wore is one of my favorite colors, a perfect shade of blush, faded pink. It's very feminine and romantic, so to add to the vibe I styled my hair in a messy low bun. To top everything off, my light pink leather and gold cocktail ring (which might look familiar) was the perfect accessory!


Spider Lashes and Scarlet Lips

I'm normally not a beauty trend follower, but there's something about this season that's making me crazy. The messy buns and ponytails, bold brows, and statement black eyeliner are so beautiful! One of my favorite beauty looks from the runway shows this season was at Gucci. The makeup consisted of spiky, thick, black, spider lashes and a deeply pigmented red lip. 

Inspired by the simplicity in the look, I decided to try it out for myself only using two products, both by Bobbi Brown. Starting off with my eyes, I applied Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara as I normally would, with just a couple coats. After letting it dry I patted some more on to thicken my lashes. To finish everything off I coated my lips with Bobbi's Lip Gloss in Scarlet. Even if this look is just a seasonal trend, it will definitely stick with me for longer!

Gucci RTW Fall 2011