Pass That Ver-Say-See

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Yesterday, the Philip Lim + Target collection hit stores and the interwebs were all atwitter. By the time I’d finished my chai tea latte this morning, the collection was sold out on line and from what I’ve seen, the “Limsanity” left store shelves pretty bare. Some dedicated Fashionistas even went so far as to hit the stores before they opened to snag a piece from the collection.

I saw the collection. It was a little… #KanyeShrug. Exhibit A:

PLim for target1 PLim for target2

Don’t get me wrong, there are some cute pieces. Just not ‘get out of my bed at the butt crack of dawn and wait in line for Target to open so I can get one’ pieces. Outside of the handbags (and maybe the printed shirtdress), I didn’t think the collection was swoon worthy.

The whole thing got me thinking: how many of the folks who just had to have a little bit of Lim actually appreciated the acclaimed designers’ refined and original aesthetic and how many are just fashion elite wannabes or label whores?

To that point, a friend sent me this hilarious video over the weekend…  

Now, I’m not saying there aren’t MANY fashionphiles out there with a real appreciation for designer duds. Heck, I’m one of them from time to time.  I can admit to feelings of giddiness related to fashion week and a burning desire to visit fashion houses in Paris, but I’m also a realist. As a working mommy of 2, spending hundreds on the latest and greatest isn’t really practical (sticky preschool hands + Vera Wang = no bueno). Scratch that, when I was single, I was still ballin’ on a budget.

My love of fashion is just that…Love. Emotion.  It’s about how a garment, a color, a designer or a particular silhouette makes me feel. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Oscar de la Renta or H&M, if I think a garment looks good and I feel good in it, it’s a winner.

That's part of the reason that I've made it my mission to help other women look good and feel good…without breaking the bank.


What say you? Do you geek out over designer gear or do you march to the beat of a different drummer?


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T. Espinoza is CEO at The Style Medic. She's the Diva next door, the girlfriend who always looks Fab but doesn’t spend a bundle. She works with the active, focused Diva who wants to look fly, save time and most of all, save money. T. can help you streamline your wardrobe, maximize your budget and take your style from flat-lined to FABULOUS!

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