Utopian Eyewear

denim-outifit-minneapolis-fashion-blogger denim-on-denim-look-being-zhenya Having been taking back roads to work for the past couple of weeks, I noticed a development, a big cluster of identical houses, and town homes tucked away behind Excelsior Boulevard. And for some reason it reminded me of Pleasantville. Even though the connection is completely off, now that I think of this whole establishment, it’s more of a Zamyatin “We” scenario. Anyways, last weekend Sam and I walked around and explored those few blocks of identical living.

It’s also this time of year, when sunglasses become more of a necessity than an accessory. And I am shopping for new eyewear. There are so many options, like these by Ray-Ban – from colorful to mirrored, I know they’ll have my eyes covered. rayban-sunglasses   I also love these Tory Burch ones, good cat eyes are really hard to find! Tory-Burch-sunglasses And, finally, I couldn’t leave this eclectic, futuristic and altogether out of this world eyewear by 3.1 Philip Lim unnoticed! 3.1-philip-lim-sunglasses Which do you like the most? Which ones would you wear? What shape sunglasses do you prefer?

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I am wearing: Gap jeans – thrifted, Lucky Denim Jacket – thrifted, Forever 21 Pink Tank top, TJ Maxx Beige Button Down, Lucky sunglasses – TJ Maxx, Sam & Libby Sandals – Target, Vintage Coach purse, Vintage silk scarf

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Уже несколько недель подряд мы ездим на работу обочными путями. Все потому, что везде ремонт, и все перекопано! И конечно же я не могла не заметить район, состоящий из почти идентичных домов. Мне сразу вспомнился фильм Pleasantville. Хоть я и понимаю, что тут все напоминает книгу Замятина “Мы”, с ассоциациями не поспоришь. В прошлые выходные мы с Сэмом решили обойти эти утопические кварталы.

Наступает лето, а значит солнечные очки переходят из разряда аксессуаров, в разряд вещей первой необходимости! И я присматриваю себе новые. Очень понравились очки от Ray-Ban, особенно зеркальные. Отличные очки есть и у Tory Burch, хороший кошачий глаз найти очень сложно, а в этой коллекции у дизайнера несколько пар. И, напоследок, я обратила внимание на 3.1 Philip Lim – эклектика и футуризм в одном флаконе.

Какие очки понравились вам? Какие бы вы надели? Какую форму очков вы предпочитаете?

Styling 3.1 Philip Lim // Review

After bringing home a quiet extensive amount of Philip Lim’s collection for Target Sunday morning, my first thought was – I have to clean! I know you are probably thinking, you should’ve been celebrating, because you were one of the lucky happy shoppers. Yes, there were so many negative reviews and opinions, that I know were experience and not collection related, but I am not going to focus on that! So yes, I did clean, organized my clothes, threw out an idea for other Minnesota Bloggers to organize a Clothing Swap (let me know if you are interested)! Did laundry, laundry and more laundry. Went through my mail, my email, my magazines (most of which ended up in the recycling anyways!), cooked…

And finally, finally at about noon, I put some of it on! And loved it…

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Boom Sweater – Philip Lim for Target, Green Button down – Philip Lim for Target, Mini Satchel in Taupe – Philip Lim for Target, Jeans – Express, Boots – Mossimo

Yesterday was an amazing, emotions filled day, I can’t even describe what a fashion collaboration hype can do to you! Was it worth it? I think so!

Me personal opinion on the bags is – they are good quality, very well made (unfortunately in China, but that’s where all of Target’s stuff comes from). The little metal hooks that attach the strap to the mini satchel are the only thing that look cheapish, but that’s just their color.  The mini satchel fits a large wallet, the front pocket is perfect for your iPhone. I tried putting my Nokia Lumia 928 in there, and that wouldn’t fit! Plus car keys, a small makeup bag or kit. I can definitely compare it to my vintage Coach cross body that you see in a lot of pictures when it comes to what it can fit!

Now for the clothes – I know a lot of people were complaining and saying that the clothes were poor quality, the stitching was off, etc. But the pieces that I got all look well made (for Target – and that’s the one thing I think people most often forget, that it’s TARGET! It’s not the same manufacturer who creates for the designer, and even if it is, well, they won’t be getting paid as much!) I absolutely love the Boom Sweater! It was one of the things that I really wanted, and couldn’t be happier to get! Can’t wait to style the skirt and the other bags for you!

Xx,

Z

 

 

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