7 Lust-Worthy Items from Target’s 20th Anniversary “Design For All” Collection

I remember being at Target (completely on accident) the day the Hunter collection dropped in-stores and being blown away by how quickly the line had sold out. There were a couple left-over pairs of boots and a few other random pieces still available but, for the most part, the 30+ shoppers milling about the Hunter display were met by empty shelves.

I’m guessing that scene will be nothing compared to September 14: the day the 20th Anniversary of the Design For All collection drops in stores and online. The collection showcases 20 of the 175+ iconic designer collaborations we’ve seen since “Design For All” debuted in 1999 with a collection from Michael Graves. (See all 20 of the returning designers here.)

Target is also releasing a book and a documentary film to commemorate the occasion.

This archive collection of nearly 300 items will be released in all stores, although the assortment/designers available at each store will vary. We’ll see items in the apparel, accessories, home decor and kitchen essentials categories. Quantities are limited and (like that original Hunter collection I mentioned above) items are expected to sell out F-A-S-T.

Scroll down for the 7 anniversary collection pieces I’m most excited to see making a comeback. Or, shop the full collection here.

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Why Do I Feel Like A Need a Halloween Swimsuit?

October is my favorite month of the year – I get college football, flannel weather, Halloween costumes, Halloween candy, Trick-or-treating with my niece, haunted houses and my birthday all in one month!

I’ve even affectionately renamed the month Bextober. And my friends have graciously adopted the moniker.

Typically the last thing on my mind during October is wearing a bikini. So why did seeing this Zaful ad while scrolling through my Facebook timeline make me want a Halloween bikini??

Do I need a biniki top with witches, pumpkins, ghosts or bats all over it? Nah, but do I want one now? I mean, yeah, kinda.

I read through some of the zillion comments and it looks like people are mostly on-board the concept.

What do you think? Fun holiday accessory or silly nonsense? Would you rock a Halloween bikini on the beach in October?

Pumpkin Print Knot Tankini, $16.67

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lululemon Markdown Lowdown [Barry’s Bootcamp edition] (9/5/19)

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Here are my top 5 must-haves from this week’s new markdowns:

[ All my top 5 picks this week are from the lululemon X Barry’s collaboration collection released last month. ]


Stronger As One Ribbed Tank in Midnight Maroon: I bought this tank in San Fran last month and I’m still obsessed with it! I don’t usually wear tight-fitting shirts, but this one fits close to the body without making me feel self-conscious. My fav outfit rn is this tank, my Formation Camo Aligns, my Ready To Roll Crew sweatshirt and my Nike platform sneakers … I’ve been known to wear this outfit twice in one work-week. Don’t judge. $58 -> $49

Stronger As One Tight 25″ in Black: Luxtreme fabric means high support, high breathability and high moisture-wicking for your high impact workouts. Mesh panels in the front and back provide extra ventilation to prevent overheating. As always, the model makes these look much shorter than they fit on me; I’m 5’4″ and 25″ inseams hit right at my ankle. $118 -> $79

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lululemon Tuesday Top 5 (9/3/19)

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Here are my favorites from this week’s new product drop:


Now and Always collection: These iconic lululemon shopper inspired designs are upping the lux factor with real leather! These bags are water-repellent and easy to wipe clean. You’ll find tons of pockets perfect for your laptop, passport and other essentials as well as removable shoulder straps.

A note on leather from lululemon’s website: “We’re Committed To Mindful Choices In Our Raw Materials And Responsible Sourcing Is Important To Us. The Leather Trim On This Product Is Sourced From Leather Manufacturers Who Have Been Audited And Medal Rated By The Leather Working Group”

Summit Stride Sweater in Heathered Core Ultra Light Grey: This cotton-blend half-zip sweater breaks from the usual 0-14 sizes we’ve come to expect from lululemon and instead comes in XS-XL. For reference, the XS will be most like the lululemon size 4 while the XL will be most similar to the lululemon size 12. Thumbholes make this an easy layering piece under your ski jacket and the small pocket on the left arm is a perfect size to stash your ID, credit card and a couple dollars cash. ($128)

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