10 Swoon Worthy Items from Target’s New Project 62

Oh my god. I’m seriously drooling over these items from Target’s new affordable mid-century modern home decor line — Project 62. Here are the 10 things I need in my life.

Ceramic Geometric Wall Container White/Gold – Project 62™
Picking up a few of these wall planters immediately.

Soriano Square Arm Channel Tufted Chair – Project 62™
This channel tufted stunner comes in four colors, but the blush pink is my favorite. Major heart eyes.

Speaking of blush pink, how good are these dining chairs?

Geller Modern Dining Chair – Project 62™

Paired with this dining table!

40″ Antwerp Modern Round Dining Table – Project 62™

I really like this two-toned coffee table.

Emmond Two-Tone Mid Century Modern Coffee Table – Project 62™

And these.
Marble Top Round Table – Project 62™

Three Tiered Marble Accent Table – White/Wood – Project 62™

And this!

44″ Antwerp Entertainment Stand – Project 62™

This laaaaaamp!!

Geneva Glass Floor Lamp Triple Globe (Includes CFL Bulb) – Brass – Project 62™

And this carved rug to top it all off.

Wool Carved Area Rug – Project 62™

Ok going to Target now. Byeeeeee!


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Home Decor: New Lamps, New Mirrors, New Living Room Look

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ll know I’m always changing things around in my apartment. I get bored, what can I say?

My husband was traveling for work this week, so I was left alone to my own devices. That really means I had to distract myself from the fact that when he’s away I become a lonely hermit womanchild. I usually take up various projects around the house and Netflix binge until my eyes blur.

I started a few little projects this time. Mostly rearranging and switching out pictures and the sort. I also started stenciling the dining area/entry way (more on that later).

Wall Stenciling in Progress via Melodrama

Then finally on the last day I saw a light at the end of my lonely woman tunnel. I emerged from my hermit crab shell and put on actual human clothes and took myself out for a little retail therapy where I found lamps and mirrors on clearance. The lamps and shades are from Target and the mirrors are from Ross. After I bought them I promptly returned home and turned back into a crab person.

Anywayyyyy here’s what it looked like before:

Vintage dresser as living room decor via MelodramaI traded out the DIY gold brushed art for round mirrors, traded the IKEA lamps for mint ones with caned shades from Target, and used my vintage milk glass vases to hold palm clippings for a whole new look. TADA!

Vintage dresser as living room decor via Melodrama

I had to have these lamps. They remind me of vintage jadeite. I thought the caned yellow lampshades added something special too. I decided on black mirrors because I feel like it grounds the TV. Otherwise it just looks like a big black rectangle on the wall. Overall I think this all goes with the rest of the room a lot better.

Lamps: Target

Lamp Shades: Target

Vases: Vintage, Etsy

Mirrors: Ross

Dresser: Vintage, Craigslist

Bar Cart: Target

Make sure you’re following along on Instagram to see more.

20 Lilly Pulitzer for Target Home Decor and Clothing Picks

You guys, Lilly Pulitzer for Target is hitting stores on Sunday, April 19th. This is the first time I’ve been really excited for a Target designer collab. A lot of people have been buzzing about this collection with mixed emotions.  Some are raging mad that strangers will think their Lillys are from Target, and this is somehow going to, like, ruin their lives. Others are excited because it’s all just more cute stuff for us to buy, and more importantly, because life really isn’t that serious.

Lilly PulitzerIf you don’t know who Lilly Pulitzer is, here’s a little background. Lilly was a fashion designer from Palm Beach who got her start making dresses that would camouflage the juice stains that she would get on her clothes while working at her juice stand. Costumers loved her creations so much that she started selling them, and by 1959 she was the president of her own company. Lilly Pulitzer’s signature style is colorful, preppy, resort wear. Because of a dress she made for Jackie Kennedy, the shift dress became one of her most popular and timeless designs. Aside from fashion designing, she apparently threw some pretty legendary parties.

The Target collection is set to have 250 pieces including housewares, accessories, and 15 designs created specifically for Target.

Here are my top 20 (yes, 20) picks from the collection.

Let’s start with home decor.

3. GLASS CARAFE – $15.00
This is going to make a perfect dog bed in my living room.
Lilly Pulitzer Top 205. PORCELAIN PINEAPPLE JUICER – $15.00
It says serving bowl, but get serious it’s a chip n’ dip and I want it.

These are two things that I totally don’t need or have a place for, but totally want.
Lilly Pulitzer Top 209. PATIO UMBRELLA – BOOM BOOM – $100.00
10. HAMMOCK – NOSIE POSEY – $150.00

The home decor is so good I almost forgot there’s clothes in the collection.

Lilly Pulitzer Top 20 Picks11. NOSIE POSEY TURBAN HEADWRAP W/ ELASTIC BACK – $8.00
Lilly Pulitzer Top 20 Picks15. SATIN DRESS – NOSIE POSEY – $38.00 (online only)
16. SATIN DRESS – BOOM BOOM – $38.00
17. SHIFT DRESS – FAN DANCE – $38.00
Lilly Pulitzer Top 20 Picks19. FRINGE KIMONO JACKET – WHITE – $30.00 (online only)
20. SATIN KIMONO – PINEAPPLE PUNCH – $34.00 (online only)

The collection hits the market on April 29th and you can bet your ass I’m going to try to score that pineapple chip n’ dip.

A Holiday Gift Guide for Drunk People

Holiday Gift Guide - the drunk editionSugar and spice and everything nice…and also cocktails, brewskies, and wine. This list doesn’t need a big introduction. These are all just perfect gifts for your favorite classy drunk friends and family. Let’s get started before I pass out from testing the products.

Personalized WinesWine with Personalized Labels –  This is like a gift and greeting card in one! It’s super fun and easy to do. You go onto PersonalWine.com and pick your wine. Then you click on over to their easy to use templates where you pick and design your own custom label. Their wide selection of quality wines begins at around $20 with a free label. If you want engraving instead of a label, that’s only $15 extra They also have engraved glasses and wooden storage boxes to complete your gift! Price: $20-$1000 — www.personalwine.com

Knock Knock Wine TagsKnock, Knock Drink Wine Gift Tags – If you’re giving wine, you obviously need a gift tag. Because what kind of gift giver doesn’t include a gift tag? These tags from Knock Knock are my favorite. They say silly things like “Why you must get drunk with me…” and then you check off all the reasons like “you only live once. because we can. who needs a reason?” They come 8 to a box and are printed in great colors on good quality paper. Find them at knockknockstuff.com for $8.00

Wine oClock Apron from TeroformaWine o’Clock Apron – What time is it? WINE O’CLOCK. Since we’re on a wine kick, I should tell you guys about this wine themed apron from Teroforma. It has the cutest wine pattern you ever did see. It’s made from 100% cotton and it has a front pocket and side towel loop. So professional. Teroforma also offers tons of other accessories for wining and dining, so check them out. Snag this swag at teroforma.com for $35

Tuthilltown Spirits Whiskey KitBarrel Aged Cocktail Kit – This is for the liquor lover. This barrel aged cocktail kit includes a bottle with a barrel stave insert for maturing your favorite white cocktail with full American oak flavor. The kit also includes 3 recipes and instructions to get you started – one vodka, 2 whiskey. Hot damn. Don’t worry, stave replacements are available. Get to it. Find this one at Tuthilltown Spirits for $12.50

Royal Rose Simple SyrupRoyal Rose Simple Syrups – Oh my God. I can’t even tell you how amazing these flavored simple syrups are. You have to try them yourself and I highly recommend you do. ASAP. They have 7 wonderful flavors that can be used for anything from cocktails to baking. Even  to just drizzle over ice cream! They’re flavorful but not overpowering and you can taste and smell the purity and quality. All of the syrup is organic and handmade in small batches in Brooklyn, NY. The packaging is also a thing of beauty. Each flavor comes with its own perfect signature cocktail printed on the back. Flavors include Lavender-Lemon, Cardamom-Clove, Three Chiles, Tamarind, Rose, Raspberry, and Saffron. Collect them all. Find them at RoyalRoseSyrups.com for $11.00-$12.00 (that’s a steal!)

Shake Cocktail BookShake: A New Perspective on Cocktails Book – Since we’re talking cocktails, you need this book. Brought to us from the makers of The Mason Shaker, the book begins with Cocktail Crafting 101, which tells you everything from the how to pick the right glassware and ice to how to stock your bar and execute various mixing techniques. My favorite thing about this book is that it’s categorized by SEASONS. It’s also pretty enough to display on your bar table. Two very drunk thumbs up. Find it at MasonShaker.com for $25

Molecul-R Margarita Margarita R-evolution by Molecule-R – I’m both creeped out and intrigued by molecular gastronomy. Now they’re throwing molecular mixology at me and I don’t really know how to feel about a margarita that looks like an egg. I haven’t had the pleasure of trying this myself yet, but my scientist friend Claire did a pretty thorough testing of her own that you can read over at xoJane.com. I think this makes a cool gift though. The packaging is really good and it seems like a fun project all around. It comes with some pretty nifty tools and enough ingredients for a few tries. Plus you can get pretty wasted after all the scientific fun so woooo! Find it at Molecule-R for $30

Brooklyn Brew Shop DIY BeerBeer Making Kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop– We can’t forget about beer! Homebrewing is all the rage and my Instagram feed is proof. This kit has it all. Each one comes with your choice of brew, a 1 gallon fermenter, 3 piece chambered airlock, screw top stopper, thermometer, plastic tubings and clamp, racking cane, and sanitizer. Brooklyn Brew Shop offers 8 flavors of brew mixes from IPAs to Ales. Brew virgin? Don’t worry, they’ve got a great video on brewing to help you through your brewing journey. I haven’t tried this myself but it came highly recommended. My BFF is going to test it once I wrap it up and give it to her (Merry Christmas, Erica!). She’s the budding brewmaster here. Find the kits at Brooklyn Brew Shop for $40.00

Target Gold Bar CartThreshold Wood and Brass Bar Cart – Where is one expected to put all this new stuff? Obviously a bar cart is in order. This snazzy thing is from Target. I was on a long hunt for a bar cart like this for well over a year but wasn’t ready to shell out $600. When I saw this and its price tag, I had to have it. I grabbed it before it sold out in West Hollywood (<rant>because everyone with good taste shops there and it’s annoying because they buy everything before me </rant>), but maybe you’ll luck out and find it at your local Target for the bargain price of $130.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a drunk night!