J. Crew Candy Shop Necklace
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Joy to the World and Happy Early Holidays. You know how we feel about Target’s designer collaborations. Well, B-I-G news people! Target and Neiman Marcus are teaming up with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to create a limited-edition holiday collection of 50 fabulous gifts that will be available Dec. 1 in all Target and Neiman Marcus stores, as well as target.com and neimanmarcus.com. The gifts will be designed by 24 top designers. Maybe you’ve heard of a few of them…
Diane von Furstenberg
Oscar de la Renta
Have you recovered yet? And that’s a list of just some of the designers. Click here for a complete list of the participating designers. I know that there are those of you who diligently start your holiday shopping in September, so I’m posting this now to give you a heads-up. (I don’t know how you people do that. I am definitely a “Start x-mas shopping Dec. 1″ kid of girl). However for all of you who are so on the ball, you may want to wait and see what this fab collaboration has to offer. As soon as we get more details on what products will be offered Dec. 1, you will be the first to know. Promise. We’ve been told that the collection will include women’s, men’s and children’s apparel, sporting goods, home decor, and pet and electronic accessories. Prices will range from $7.99 – $499.99, with most of the products being less than $60. I can hardly wait! I think I may even look forward to my holiday shopping this year.
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We hope you’re enjoying your summer vacation. We sure are. We are absolutely thrilled that Alane Foster is the winner of the Laila Lou perfume Oil. Alane has followed us from the very beginning and is one of our most loyal readers. Thank you, Alane! We hope you enjoy your new summer scent. xoxo The Go to Girls
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One of my product-loving friends turned me on to a perfume oil that I love. If you have ever worn Kai, you will love this new one, too. It’s called Leila Lou by Rosie Jane. Leila Lou perfume oil is made from 100% essential oils and is a perfect, fresh new scent for summer. We absolutely love that at Rosie Jane they use only 100% recycled and recyclable materials. Also Leila Lou does not even come in a box in order to reduce waste. Every lit bit counts! Also for every three Leila Lou bottles that you save and return to the company, they will send you a free bottle of Leila Lou. Love that! Leila Lou also carries body lotion, candles and eau de parfum.
If you live in the Fort, the only place you can find this loveliness is at Scentimentals (3905 West Vickery Blvd). If you haven’t been into the store, you should drop into this “product heaven.” They have some unique lines that you won’t find anywhere else in FW like Free Your Mane (awesome hair products), Finn & Co., and Shelley Kyle’s fragrances and products, not to mention clothes, jewelry, shoes, baby gifts and more.
Scentimaentals’ sweet owner is giving away a bottle of Leila Lou perfume oil to a Go to Girls’ readers. To enter to win, simply leave a comment and make sure that you are a Go to Girls’ subscriber. We’ll announce the winner next week.
Thank you Scentimentals!
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I am all business when it comes to my sleep. I still sleep with the same 3 pillows that were on my bed when I was 4. Needless to say, what I wear to bed is crucial to getting my SOLID 8 hours of shut-eye. Truth be told, I am sure He would love for me to wear this…
I admit that look is cute, but sometimes comfy has to win out (I’m sure some of you will agree.). Because I’m a serious sleeper, believe-you-me, I’ve done ALL the research when it comes to finding the softest, yummiest, most comfortable things for catching my ZZZZ’s. Here are my all-time favorites:
Hand-smocked gown with embroidered waves in various shades of green or pink. Fine white jersey, hits above the knee. The more you wash it, the softer it gets. In my opinion, this is a bit pricey for a piece of clothing that most people will never see, but these last forever and are insanely comfortable. Here’s the kicker…this line is not easy to find. There are lots of styles and variations. Neimans caries them in-store only, but you can purchase them at
DOT SLEEP SET
A two-piece sleep set in a subtle dobby dot fabric makes for sweet sleeping. Drawstring short and jewel neck short sleeve top with single shell button at back. 100% Cotton. Made in the U.S.A. To purchase, Dot Sleep Set $115.
Gisele PJ’s Short PJ Set
It’s like Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel got together to dream up the perfect thing to wear to bed. In short: perfect, classic, crisp, and effortless. To purchase, Gisele PJ Set $98. Unless you are in high school or want to some extra attention sizing up is highly advised!
The Marigot Collection
How many of you can say (or would actually admit) you found your latest fave nightgown from your mother-in-law?! I did! But you don’t know which one of us is posting today So, my sweet mother-in-law had this gown and the comfort level pushed all awkwardness aside because I had to have one. There are several versions. Below are my favorites. The pics from the site aren’t great, but the product is WONDERFUL!
Classic 100% cotton Pintuck Eyelet Gown comes in long and knee length. The fit is so delightfully light and full! $34 The White Cotton Gown.
Sweet Dreams xoxo, The Go to Girls
My #1 girl alerted me to this adorable idea for the 1,285,799 ahhmazing drawings your precious babes tote home from kindergarten, day camps, museum school, art class and the like. (Personally, I have a stack on a shelf in my office to be framed that have been waiting on me since 2005…)
Child’s Own Studio can bring your child’s self portrait, monster drawing, or your personal favorite artwork to life as a stuffed keepsake. It seems there is quite a wait list for these adorable treasures, so you’d best get going to grab your spot in line! There is also a list of other crafty geniuses that do similar work on the Child’s Own site, if you’re not the patient sort.
A much cooler idea than the refrigerator gallery, or my office shelf.
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A big “Thank you” to all of you who gave us some great gift ideas. Paige Johnson is the winner of the Anne Hitchins giveaway. For anyone interested in ordering anything from Anne Hitchins, feel free to contact Meagan Nafyfa, a sales rep for this fab custom line. Meagan is available to meet with anyone in person, by phone or over email at any time. Contact Meagan at 817 821 8828 or at email@example.com.
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The hitch we’re talking about is Anne Hitchins. Every detail in her line of custom invitations and announcements is done with such precision and care. Whatever your budget, you can find something unique and personal. She designs everything from announcements, to invitations, holiday cards, stationary and more. Click here or visit annehitchins.com to see all her goodies. Today, we’re giving away 40 gift enclosure cards with petite envelopes. To enter, just leave a comment telling us your fave “Go To” gift for a baby, wedding, child’s birthday, etc. We’ll announce the winner next week.
Here are a few of our faves…
How cute are these…personalized stationary, clipboard, stickers and placemats? Love them all!
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“Dad” has to be in quotes in my world of a highly dysfunctional (but somehow actually extremely functional) family tree. I have a whole lot of “dads” that deserve all the love on this day. So here are a few picks that have made my list…
Sir Jack’s – outfitters FOR the modern gentleman (indeed)
Purchase: Sir Jack’s
For the Foot:
Crazy comfortable, Made Responsibly and above all these flip flops donate $3 for every pair to fighting Pediatric Cancer.
For the Read:
For the Swim:
LOVE LOVE these Sundek trunks (for the ones without a tummy )
Sundek Swimwear $130
For the Waist
For The Road
Just so you’ll get it…a man getting a Yeti cooler is like us getting a little blue box or a box with THE purse your have been drooling over.
Happy Happy Dad’s Day to all those dads out there!
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Spring is about to spring. Can ya feel it? We sure can. Our Spring “Breaks” are over (anyone who has taken young children skiing knows why we have “Break” in quotation marks. I need to lie down for about a week.). Now, we are making way for our new spring closets! Scouting this season’s best pieces is more a beloved
obsession hobby, than a job requirement! So naturally, putting together today’s spring forecast felt like all play and no work, especially because we’re over the moon for spring’s lust-worthy assortment of yumminess!
We know some of you dread this…not knowing what to buy. And when you do buy something new, wondering how to wear it best. But this is what we L-O-V-E! Here is a little peek at what we’re filling our clients’ closets with this spring. We’re uber-secrect about who we style, but here’s a little hint: She’s your girlfriend who is always effortlessly pulled together. Our philosophy is to mix and match high-end and low-end pieces, focusing on your own personal style.
Our predictions are in, and not to toot our own horn or anything (but beep, beep!), we think our picks are pretty spot-on! It’s all in the details…the play of texture, color and refined flair. We bring you the most covetable and wearable updates for spring. Let the shopping madness begin!
1. Fabulous Florals: You will see florals EVERYWHERE this spring…tops, pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, you name it. For the most modern way to wear fabulous florals, check out these looks…
2. Candy Color Confection: True, we have all become very familar with color blocking, but this fresh update is very inviting. Anchor a vibrant pattern with a bold color, or pair a bold color with a pastel. Basically, almost any color mixes with any other. This is not the time to play it safe with black + color, white + color, or gray + color. Step up your game, and have some fun.
3. Clash of Prints: Mixing different prints could make the most fashion-confident girl fearful. Mismatched and clashing prints (like ikat, floral and animal) are all on trend. Bottom line, pair prints that share the same prominent colors. Translation: if the shades/colors from your top and bottom prints are from the same family, you are safe.
4. Polished: No more boyish looks here. Pretty is back. Looking feminine and fabulous is very fresh this spring. We’re talking structured feminine fit.
5. Texture: Pair your textured fabrics, like tweed, raffia and lace, with contrasting fabrics, like silk, leather or denim.
6. Hey Shorty!: When it starts to get hot, remember shorts are HOT for spring, day or night.
During the day, choose bold, bright colors. To dress up shorts for evening, choose a pair with more of a texture or a print.
7. Elegantly Exotic: You’ll see lots of ethnic inspired looks this spring…animal prints, safari, tribal, Asian & Indian. Look for bold colors and prints, and go global.
For more information on the Go to Girls’ Closet Edit, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org