Thursday, October 6, 2011

I Gave Into the Missoni Hype...A Little Late!

I know I am way behind the curve here considering most people were storming the doors of Target more than 3 weeks ago, but after quite a few trips past the {very small selection} of Missoni merchandise at my local Target I finally gave in. I bought a candle and a journal. I know big spender, right?!? 
 Honestly I just wasn't really a big fan of the majority of the stuff that I saw. A lot of the pieces seemed either way too retro or way too Southwestern for my taste. I will say that I LOVE the zig-zag {aka chevron}, but some of the the color combos just don't fit my style....except for the black and white {which is what I ended up buying}. 
 I did LOVE this bike, and these fun boots that my friend Carrie bought are SUPER cute too. There were a few other pieces that probably would have considered buying {like a scarf, a pair of flats, or some cute socks}, but when I finally decided that I desperately needed to have a least one Missoni piece to buy something, the pickin' were slim and the black and white things were all I could talk myself into buying. I do think that a lot of the little girl's stuff was cute....but little girl's clothes are never on my shopping list for some reason:)
For now, I am SUPER happy with my cute zig-zag candle that blends pretty well into my living room decor. It is black and white so it pretty much matches anything:) 
What do you think of the Missoni for Target line...like it or loathe it?
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17 comments:

Kmama said...

I don't get the hype over it all. I'm not really into the chevron pattern too much (like you said, too southwestern for me). I've looked at some of it, but haven't bought anything.

I was actually at our local Target the day it all went on sale, during lunch, and it was empty! Apparently no one out here is much of a fan. LOL

Ambrosia said...

Oh thank you so much for this post! I thought I was the only one who wasn't crazy about this line. I do like the black and white items, and the chevron stuff is cool. But some of it is just NOT me!!! Yay, I'm not alone!

laxsupermom said...

I love the Missoni for Target line! I so desperately wanted one of the throws, but they were sold out. I want someone to have a little girl so I can buy one of the little knit dresses. Unfortunately, I live in the land of boys.

Leslie said...

I thought I was the only one who didn't really like it. SOME of it was pretty cute, but nothing worth fighting for the way people had to. :)

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

Our store didn't have a TON of stuff (unless I missed it all) so I didn't end up getting anything. I agree with you, some of the color combos just aren't 'me'.
BUT if I find a candle like yours..I'm getting it :)

Alicia said...

Okay..I am so way behind because I didn't even know this brand existed! You got me curious, and I'm going to head over to Tarjay soon! But, I do like the candle!

Joanna said...

I am with Alicia...I had never heard of the brand! Ha!

However now that I have read the describing of it, I know exactly what your talking about. I love the little girls sweater dress. I actually was watching QVC's Christmas show on Sept 25th and a little girl on there was wearing that exact dress, she was just playing with whatever toy they had. But I never paid any attention to the brand while at Target.

I guess I'll have to check it out. If there is anything left! Oh...but I did go wild over the brand Calypso that they carried during the Summer. I got both girls a romper and Kelsie's swimsuit. Loved all of that stuff!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I'm with you---some of it was a bit much for my tastes, but I loved a cute little girls' beret I saw...wish now that I'd gone ahead and bought it. Love the black and white though!

Carrie said...

Haha! ;-). I love the candle! And thanks for the mention :-). I was an accidental Missoni shopper! I did get Emily some rain boots too but she has so many clothes, I resisted getting her the cute skirts and dresses! I agree with the hype though, I still don't get it! I told dan that someone was trying to sell their boots on eBay for $31000! Who would buy them? He said I better sell mine and we could go on vacation! ;-)
I think you got some great purchases! You just can't go wrong at target! :-)

Kelli said...

I am the most non-trendy person ever so I haven't given it any thought. Is everything zig zag?

Dee said...

OK, so I had heard nothing about it and if asked yesterday, I wouldn't have had any clue what you were talking about. HOWEVER-I just saw some cute clothes for my baby girl at Target this morning with that brand. Eh, a little more pricey than I'd like to spend at Target though. Needless to say, I'll wait and see if I really want it.

CM said...

I really don't get it. I haven't seen any clothing I thought was that great. Kind of like what you said, too retro or southwestern. But I like what you got!

Paula said...

I wouldn't have known a thing about it had it not been for blogs. It really isn't my style at all but I do like what you bought.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I'm with you. I'm not crazy about the yellow/orange/brown colors. I do like the chevron candle you bought though. I think it's all about the color with that pattern.

Foursons said...

I'm not a big fan of the pattern and colors either, but I do love that black and white!

Mary said...

I actually have never heard of this phenomenon until I read this, but I must say the black and white is one of my favorite color combinations! :)

heidi said...

I don't get the hype, quite frankly. But then - I have no design sense or style whatsoever. HA! LOL

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