happy monday! the weekend is over but the sun is out and shining and it really feels like spring here in portland. i know it won’t last but i’m trying to live in the here and now and dang is it nice to feel the sun on my face.
back to the weekend, i spent most of mine cooking. i have been working on a certain recipe for the last few weeks, trying to perfect it. i came so close on saturday, only to leave it in the oven too long, resulting in a tough and chewy brick. wah! the one good thing that came out of it is that regardless of over-cooking said dish, i definitely perfected an aspect of it’s construction. yay! even if it was pretty much inedible. i will tackle it again next weekend, hopefully the third time is the charm! i can’t wait to share the finished, perfect results with you.
they were so easy and delicious … and i say that as someone who HATES corn dogs! i took them to a friend’s super bowl shindig and they were a big hit. i just discovered iowa girl eats a few weeks ago but she must be very popular because someone else brought her buffalo chicken dip and our hostess said she had almost made mini corn dog muffins too. i am looking forward to trying more IGE recipes in the near future!
this weekend also saw the release of jason wu’s line for target. typically, i don’t pay much heed to target’s designer collabs but seeing yelle’s julie budet in attendance at his release party made me take note. isn’t she so pretty?!
after previewing the collection beforehand, i decided to make an effort to pick up a few pieces, most notably the black pleated skirt. though i’ve all but weeded black out of my wardrobe, a cute, swingy black pleated skirt seemed like a worthy investment. recalling the craziness of missoni’s target launch last fall, i made plans to get up at the crack of dawn on sunday and get to my local target at least 20 minutes before their 8 AM opening time … then my alarm went off and i decided sleep was more important than cute clothes. ha!
i did however make it there in the evening and was happily surprised that there were a few items left, in my size even! and i have to say, everything is much cuter and nicer when seen in person. here is my haul, including that swingy black pleated skirt—
i have purchased target/designer collab items in the past and have passed on even more as the quality is usually pretty poor. really, i was pretty delighted by how well made the wu/target line is. yes, everything is 100% polyesther but the actual construction, detailing and fit are fantastic. i tend to gravitate towards bright jewel tones, neons and whimsical prints to make up my wardrobe so i decided it was ok to add these few delicate and feminine pieces which are feminine/modern, parisienne and so comme un enfant! i definitely don’t have any pieces like these in my wardrobe and am so excited to have the new additions.
prior to arriving at target, i predicted the milo cat shopper would be THE key piece of the collection and sure enough, the sales associate i spoke to said the bags (and milo print scarves) sold out right away in the AM. a quick ebay search after i got home showed they’re selling for $80-$130 a pop. youch! despite my clothes horse tendencies, i couldn’t care less about bags and while the cat shopper would have been nice to have, i am not too bummed at missing out.
i hope you had a nice weekend too!