Tag Archives: Sunday

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.

RELATED: InStyle’s Favorite Pieces from the Massive Lilly Pulitzer for Target Collection

Mindy Kaling Wears Her Sunday Best On This Week’s The Mindy Project

Mindy Lahiri may be a lot of things, but a Catholic is not one of them. However, thanks to Danny’s little white lie to his new priest Father Michael O’Donnell, played by the hilarious Stephen Colbert, Mindy has to maintain the ruse on this week’s The Mindy Project.

So like any good faux Catholic couple, they attend mass together. For the scene, costume designer Salvador Perez decided to steer away from the typical conservative church outfit and instead opt for a brightly patterned Dolce & Gabbana dress (below). “At first we were going to dress her demurely for church and then we were like what the hell,” Perez tells InStyle of the look. However, the church theme was still present. “The dress sort of reminded me of a stained glass window, which was perfect for the scene.”

Coming soon to #themindyproject. Father Michael O’Donnell.

A photo posted by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on Feb 20, 2015 at 3:16pm PST

RELATED: Mindy Kaling Is Ready for Spring on This Week’s The Mindy Project

Unfortunately Mindy doesn’t make the best impression, so she decides to remedy that by inviting Father O’Donnell over for dinner. In typical Mindy fashion, she decides to text him in lieu of a traditional phone call. For this hilarious emoji-filled exchange, Perez dressed Mindy in a Marni dress (below). “Putting Mindy in cream was really unusual, but she loved that dress,” says Perez. “We wanted the look to feel like spring, but with the long sleeves and fabric it still felt wintry.”

@mindykaling in Marni, on @mindyprojectfox

A photo posted by Salvador Perez (@salvadorperezcostumes) on Mar 10, 2015 at 9:45pm PDT

For the dinner scene, Perez went with a Catholic schoolgirl vibe, dressing her in a Diane von Furstenberg sweater and a Karen Millen pleated skirt (above, very top). “We wanted her to look a bit innocent but still hot.” Mission accomplished!

PHOTOS: See All of Mindy’s Outfits from Season 3 of The Mindy Project

We’ll be chatting with Perez every week about our favorite looks from The Mindy Project, so be sure to check back in next week!

Ariana Grande is Taking Over InStyle’s Instagram on Sunday!


November 29, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

InStyle‘s Instagram is about to get a serious dose of cool. Ariana Grande, our December cover girl, is taking over our account this Sunday, and we can’t wait! The star will be sharing behind-the-scenes photos from her InStyle cover shoot.

RELATED: Ariana Grande Drops a Soulful New Holiday Single “Santa Tell Me”—Listen Here!

Grande, who has over 20 million followers on her own Instagram account, is no novice when it comes to the photo sharing site, so expect some amazing snaps! Make sure you don’t miss a single ‘gram—follow @instylemagazine on Instagram to see all the photos that Grande shares tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 30!

RELATED: Go Behind the Scenes of Ariana Grande’s First InStyle Cover Shoot