Yasss!!! Simply Be Summer Lookbook

I finally got a chance to go through my mail and I received the new Summer Lookbook from Simpy Be. All I can say is that "I WANT IT ALL!!!! The lookbook is quick and to the point with great pieces to purchase for Spring leading into to Summer. The biggest trends for Simply Be for this upcoming season are 70's Siren, Brights, Monochrome, and Botanical.  

Look #1- Printed Jumpsiut $59.95, Mesh Side Pump $44.95
Look #2- Phoebe Jeans $44.95, Frill Top $29.95, Tassel Bag $34.95
Look #3- Shirt Blazer $64.95, Ink Splatter Jeans $59.95
Look #4- Lace & Pleat Dress $99.95, Sandal $39.95
— www.simplybe.com

I definitely have some things currently in my cart that I want to purchase, such as the linen skirt, frill top, and drape front shift dress. I love the Lace Dress for a special occasion, but as of now I have nothing on the calendar so I will hold off on that. The sandals featured in the lookbook are super cute, and they have tons of colors to maximize any outfit (so they may end up in my cart). The striped dress is ca-yute, but I have already maxed out my total of black & white dresses in my closet so I have to pass. I remember a time when I hardly owned black, now its a major part of my wardrobe. Right now my focus is on great prints in versatile silhouettes that can go from work to happy hour, because the weather is heating up and there will be more after work hangouts. Sound off the comments, I want to know what you are coveting from the lookbook. Muah Lovahs!! 

Lily Pulitzer for Target

The latest designer collaboration for Target is Lily Pulitzer. Little brand history: the founder Lily, who owned a juice stand, was inspired by the way the juice left stains on her clothes. That inspiration led her to design dresses with lots of color and attention grabbing prints. Her bold prints became her signature style, which was worn by housewives all the way to the First Lady. 

The collaboration with Target is perfect for this Spring. With the runways promoting color, ladylike dresses, and bold prints, Lily Pulitzer encompasses all three and has been doing so since its inception. What makes this collection special, is that for the first time Target will also include plus size! This was a major win because when Chastity Garner or Garnerstyle wrote her open letter boycotting Target due to their lack of plus size in their assortments, proves that one person with a voice to stand for something can make change. Even though the plus size assortment is only offered online, to me this is a small step in the right direction. 

This morning I logged on to snag up some goodies from this collection. I was happy to see that the majority of the line for plus size was sold out in less than an hour or two of the launch. This should be proof to the industry that the plus size woman is willing to spend money. Spend money on trendy, colorful clothing at that. Hopefully the sales and traffic online will prompt Target to launch the next designer collaboration in stores as well as online. 

The dresses were the first things to sell out. Since it was hard to gauge fit, I am sure many women bought 2-3 sizes of each just out of sheer not knowing how it will look. I bought the jumpsuit, and I ordered both a 2x & 3x, just because I don't have a clue how . For those that were not up bright and early to order anything, I wouldn't worry yet. After the end of this week once people start receiving their orders, people will start to return items that don't fit. I call it "Casualties of Online Shopping".  It happens to me a lot, which is why there should be more stores carrying plus!! I will get into that in another post....

Below are the things I ordered today. Look out soon for a post. 

I just had to get this flask...it was too cute! Did you purchase anything from Target & Lily Pulitzer? Let me know your thoughts on the collection or your purchase in the comments. Until next time lovers!