Missoni for Target…

One of my favourite brands is Missoni, this Italian brand has a very distinct style with use of bright, vibrant hues, contrasting patterns {swirls, zig zags, graphics} and varied textures.

Each item is striking. Easily identifiable by the above features and makes a statement.

Perfect for parties, events, paired with basics or neutrals for a fun look and absolutely perfect for the girl who doesn’t want to “fit in”, in these creations you will stand out – and for all the right reasons.

Thus far I don’t own any designs from Missoni… Can you imagine how excited I was to find out that Target has collaborated with Missoni to create a Missoni for Target Collection? I think this is an incredible pairing, and will allow fashion lovers of all kinds of budgets to attain a piece. The collection is not soley limited to clothing, according to the overview from Target it will also include swimwear and homeware. A collection of over 200 pieces which will be available this year from October 8th, {if you click the collection link you can sign up for email updates and special information in the lead up to the launch}.

Below I have included some shots of Missoni designs, and I am excited to see how this collaborative collection will compare! Watch this space! {All images from missoni.com}

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Missoni minidress

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Missoni v-neck top

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Missoni bikini

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Linen and bedding

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Bath Items (set of towels)

Are you a Missoni fan too? What items are you looking forward to? I am thinking new swimwear that I can put to use in Mexico and Hawaii next year plus a shift dress or two. Are you loving the increasing amount of designers collaborating with discount department stores, if so what has been your favourite?

‘…a living doll, living a life not yet imagined’,
KOOKLAH
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Portmans Cargo Style Jean – Product Review

A couple of months ago I purchased two pairs of jeans from Portmans as I desperately needed some new ones that fitted properly. I was replacing a black and berry pair with my trusty dark blue jeans safe in my wardrobe.

I settled on the cargo style jean from Portmans – in khaki and black.
They have a soft, relaxed feel with good tapered tailoring throughout the leg. The fit is good. I find them perfect for casual days or dressed up with a fancy shirt and blazer for dinner or drinks.

There are side pockets which fit a phone or keys in easily.  Faux pockets are on the front with zips, they create a good aesthetic whilst maintaining the streamlined design of the pant. Down the bottom are zips, which can be worn done up to ‘hug’ the calf and ankle or undone to drape over shoes.. my favourite way though is to half zip and fold up the unzipped section in a cuff. It is relaxed and looks particularly stylish when wearing patterned or embellished ballet flats.

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Images - Portmans

I have found the sizing to be true to size and comfortable.

The one detail that I have taken dislike to, are the “back pocket flaps”, there are no pockets, just the flaps.

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After the first wash whenever I wear the pants I am really aware that often the flaps flip up which either creates bumps if worn under longer garments or looks funny. Something minor but it is a shame they weren’t fastened (even a stitch or a button) or reinforced in some way to reduce the frequency of this.

I still love them and wear them often, they are super comfortable and offer a good fit without restriction.

‘a living doll, living a life not yet imagined’,
KOOKLAH
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Start Walking – Inspirational Tuesdays

I have not long returned from a walk with my beautiful dog Charlie. I had been pretty sick last week, so had not been able to enjoy walking, fresh air or the company of my dog.

Today I got up and felt well enough to go. It is drizzly here with regular showers,  and I have alot to accomplish today. Often that would make me go, no let’s skip the walk, but I enjoy them as does Charlie… so I took inspiration from this quote I uploaded to instagram last night and went.

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I am really glad I did. I wore my warm coat, scarf and took my rainbow umbrella just in case the rain hit. The streets were quiet, it felt special – like we had the town to ourselves. Charlie loves to explore and I enjoy her company and excited discoveries.  These walks really give me some quiet, reflective time and encourage me to appreciate the small things whilst mulling over some life decisions. 

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We were gone for an hour. It rained, and we enjoyed the sound and smell of it. We discovered a new route to walk, new flowers and pretty houses.

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It was an hour of bliss. Peace. Solace. I’ve come back feeling centered and refreshed.

What have you done for yourself today? What has inspired you? I’d love to read about it, small or big, five minutes or five hours.

Look after YOU,
Kooklah

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