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Your Sunday Strategy for Shopping the Lilly Pulitzer for Target Collection

April 18, 2015 @ 8:50 pm

Judging from the throngs of people parked outside NYC’s Bryant Park Grill at 5:30 am yesterday for the Lilly Pulitzer for Target preview sale, getting your hands on a giraffe printed shift dress this Sunday could get dicey if you don’t plan ahead. As fans of the Palm Beach-prepster brand are well aware by now, the 250 piece collection, which includes everything from gold-plated swizzle sticks to jumpsuits emblazoned with palm fronds, will be available online and in all Target stores starting in the early morning hours on Sunday (April 19) . Here’s how to maximize your chances for getting some of the cheery loot before it all sells out:

1. Do your homework. It’s a good idea to check out the entire Lilly Pulitzer for Target Lookbook before Sunday. Figure out what you need, what you want, and which items are your top priority (and most likely to sell out quickly). Print up the pictures and bring them with you as a focus object. The last thing you need is to get distracted by $ 1 Hello Kitty socks at the front of the store.

2. Think brick and mortar. Sure, all the merch is available online but do you remember what happened the last time they had one of these rabidly anticipated launches? In 2011, demand for the Missoni for Target collections caused such a frenzy, the site crashed multiple times. I don’t know about you but nothing frustrates me more than an unconsummated online shopping experience. Your best bet, IMHO, is to pile in your car with three of your best girlfriends and hit up a store that’s slightly off the beaten path. When the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection launched in 2013, I traveled to the Southington, CT store and cleaned house.

3. Do not stop at Starbucks. Seriously, how much do you really need that Venti Skinny Vanilla Latte? Enough to miss out on a $ 38 floral sheath that usually fetches $ 180? Or a Lilly beach chair that costs just $ 60? Most Target stores open around 8 am and the early birds gets the swizzle sticks. Did I mention the home goods are my favorite part of the collection? The ceramic mugs on the gold caddy are adorbs.

4. Set your alarm. No Target for 100 miles? If you have no other choice but to shop online, make sure you set up a Target charge account well before Sunday so that all of your mailing info and credit card numbers are good to go before game day. The collection becomes available in the “early morning hours” according to Target spokeswoman Stephanie Celenza.

5.  Bring your daughter. Let’s be honest: It’s a bold move for anyone over 12 to wear a bright green jumpsuit covered in palm fronds. A 6-year-old, on the other hand, looks nothing if not adorable in a full body assault of Pulitzer. Since you only have 14 days to return items from this collection (Target’s normal return policy is 30 days) bring along your child to make sure you get the right sizes.

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Stiletto Heaven: Sarah Jessica Parker Shows Off Her Latest Shoe Collection

January 28, 2015 @ 7:23 pm

Actress-turned-shoe designer Sarah Jessica Parker has expanded her insanely popular shoe collection, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Now the collection, which she launched in 2014 on Nordstrom with wild success rates, is now also available for purchase on Zappos Couture.

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And it’s giving us a much-needed burst of color during this dreary winter. “We wanted to rethink what might be considered a neutral, which gives women just another way of getting dressed in the morning,” Parker says in a video on couture.zappos.com. “We want purple to be the new black, we want gray to be the new black, we want scarlet to be the new black. We want women to be really brazen about using color because I think women are always looking for that little thing to set them apart.”

Ready to add some unexpected neutrals to your wardrobe? So are we.

PHOTOS: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Most Stylish Looks Ever

Botkier Launches Its First-Ever Jewelry Collection

You can now match your arm candy to your Botkier bag! The accessories brand best known for offering practical totes and satchels has just launched its first-ever jewelry collection. With prices ranging from $ 58 to $ 188, the line delivers an assortment of bracelets, rings, and necklaces available now on botkier.com.

In the brand’s signature no-fuss style, the collection features zipper-adorned leather cuffs ($ 128) with magnetic closures for effortless wear. “It feels really good to snap these on and off,” designer, Monica Botkier, tells InStyle. “They’re all about ease, function, and fun.”

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Like the bags, the pieces are made to be efficient. “Creating the custom hardware of the bags and working in metals that convey a unique point of view is much like designing jewelry,” Botkier says. But there is one main difference when it comes to the design process of a leather cuff and its lookalike satchel ($ 248). “Handbags follow my strict function code and have a lot of practical punch, whereas jewelry is decorative,” Botkier says.

One thing that the brand’s totes and bling have in common? The same signature detailing. “Zippers are one of the most functional pieces to add to any item,” Botkier says. “They inherently have a biker feel or punk-rock vibe, but they can also be very sleek.” She adds, “It’s the rocker-chic girl in all of us that can relate to that sensibility.”

And while it may only seem sensible to sport the same metallic hue on both your wrist and your shoulder, Botkier encourages switching it up a bit. “I definitely like to mix and match my gold and silver tones,” she says. “Bag hardware and jewelry don’t have to match.”

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Shoe Lovers Rejoice! Sarah Jessica Parker’s SJP Collection Just Launched at Neiman Marcus

Good new Sarah Jessica Parker fans—the SJP Collection is now available at Neiman Marcus! Previously sold exclusively at Nordstrom, the launch includes never before seen shoe colors and styles that will be available for the first time at Neiman Marcus. Something extra special? In addition to footwear, the lineup also includes a branded SJP candle that features notes of black amber, wild fig, and ginger.

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“Creating a candle as part of this collection was something George and I had dreamed of since inception and developed with a lot of ease and a great amount of joy. We are so thrilled with the outcome…I’ve been burning it at every opportunity, and it has been met with nothing but lovely reactions,” Parker said in a statement. “I want this collection to be seen as a whole, and not just as singular pieces. Every single detail has been carefully considered, examined, and crafted by George and I. Our shoes, our handbags, and now, this candle. It is my hope that this fragrance allows a bit of us to live inside the homes of many.”

Shop the new SJP Collection styles at Neiman Marcus stores and on neimanmarcus.com now.

PHOTOS: Sarah Jessica Parker’s 25 Most Memorable Looks

Lacquer Up for a Cause with Nailtini’s Latest Nail Polish Collection

If you love shopping for a cause as much as we do, you’ll want to make room on your vanity for Nailtini’s latest collaboration with beauty and style expert (and former InStyle contributor) Melissa Foss. Acting as July’s guest mixologist for “The Lacquer Cabinet”—the brand’s monthly nail polish delivery service—Foss generously combines her keen eye for the hottest nail trends with her passion for saving animals. To give back to her furry friends, a portions the proceeds will benefit Animal Haven, a nonprofit organization that finds homes for abandoned cats and dogs throughout the tristate area. So you can stock up on summery polishes and give to a good cause at the same time.

The all-natural collection includes a trio of appropriately named shades (above), all meant to be worn alone, layered, or mixed: Adopt-apertif (creamy seafoam), Hair of the Dog (matte tangerine with gold dust), and Purr-fect Fizz (sheer pearlescent shimmer).

While the set won’t arrive to subscribers till next month, you can pre-order the collection now at tinibeaty.com.

Then, check out the best mani-pedi combos for summer in our gallery!

Cameron Diaz on Her First Watch, Feeling Sexy In Accessories, and Being Jealous of Coco Chanel’s Jewelry Collection

If you’re anything like Cameron Diaz, you’ll never forget your first watch. “I was 18, I just learned to dive, and I was going on this two week scuba diving trip, and I had my eye on this black dial, men’s dive watch in stainless steel. I got my money, went and got it, and I wore it forever! I still have it,” Diaz tells InStyle.com exclusively during the grand opening of Tag Heuer‘s New York flagship store. It must have been fate that Diaz’s very first watch was a Tag, given that she is the brand’s fashionwire.com/celebrity-fashion” target=”_self”>celebrity ambassador.

So as Tag’s spokesperson and one of Hollywood’s sexiest ladies, how does wearing a watch make Diaz feel extra sexy? “What I love about Tag is that I have pieces like the Aquaracer, or the Link Lady that are really jewelry for me. When I wear them, I wear them a little loose, more like a bracelet,” Diaz says. “Then I have my Monaco, which is like my big dude man watch. It’s chunky and sexy,” Diaz laughingly admits. ”So for me, it’s being feminine, it’s being masculine, it’s playing to all those things all at once or being very specific to one thing just because that’s how I’m feeling,” she explains. “I find it—as anything you wear—being something that expresses how you feel inside, what you’re in that moment, and what you’re feeling about yourself.”

When Diaz isn’t working out alongside her trainer Teddy Bass or filming Annie as Miss Hannigan (which is now in post-production), Diaz likes to dress up her look with a few simple jewelry flourishes. “I love my rings and I do like the combo of my rings and my watch,” she says. “If I do something that’s flashier, it’s usually just one piece.” Which begs the question of whether she follows Coco Chanel’s famed rule of removing at least one accessory before leaving the house. “No, because I don’t feel like I over do it,” Diaz laughs. “But you know, if I was Coco Chanel, I would probably be putting a lot of jewelry on because she had access to Chanel costume jewelry at some point didn’t she, so I would have said the same thing!”

To see more celebrities from this week’s biggest fetes, look through our gallery!

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