Lilly Pulitzer for Target

 

Hey y’all! Welcome back!

I survived Lilly Pulitzer for Target! Whew, that was something. I’m not a Black Friday shopper, so Pink Sunday really did me in.  After the racks were cleared I went home and, just like the Target website, I crashed.

I was too excited to sleep on Saturday night so I periodically checked the website starting at midnight. I felt like a kid on Christmas Eve again! I saw on Instagram that people were placing orders somewhere between 2:15-2:45 but I still couldn’t get in. When I finally did get in, I could add things to the cart but couldn’t check out. I just kept refreshing, and was able to place a few separate orders. I’m trying not to get too excited about the online orders until I have shipping confirmations—because with the way Target has been you never know. I’m constantly checking to see if my orders have been shipped and keeping my fingers crossed.

Since I was up anyway, I drove by my local Target at 6:30 am. No one was in line yet, and I needed coffee so I made a quick caffeine trip. By the time I got back, the line was about 15-20 people deep. Crap, I was RIGHT HERE just a minute ago and COULD HAVE been first in line. I figured getting anything at this point wouldn’t be likely.

When they opened the doors, I ran like a mad woman. Seriously, if I’d known this is what I was training for I would have worked a little harder in the gym. First, I hit the wall of purses (our store got ONE in each color) and pulled the green tote, a headwrap and a couple of nail files. All the scarves were already gone. Next, the dresses and I scored the pink one. It has to be altered but it’s so pretty and I can’t wait to wear it. I ran over to the home section and grabbed a package of napkins and the Boom Boom beach towel. While I didn’t get everything I wanted, I love everything I got and know I was really lucky since so many people weren’t able to buy anything.

Below, my in-store scores, minus the beach towel!

Lilly Pulitzer for Target
 

Were you able to get your hands on any Lilly for Target?
Xo, dCv

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Valentine’s Day–For the Guys

Welcome back!

I wouldn’t leave you hanging without a gift guide for the gentleman in your life! Men can be tough to shop for. There are only so many power tools one garage can hold! Here are a few ideas:

Valentine's Day gift ideas
 

I know my husband would really like the whiskey decanter! A subscription to a magazine you know he reads is a great surprise.Who can resist the heart print boxers? They’re a steal!

 

What are you giving the man in your life this February 14th?

xo, dCv

Valentine’s Day

Hello all!
It’s that time of year again–Valentine’s Day!

I rounded up a few cute things in case you’re in need of some ideas!

Valentine's Day
 

I don’t expect anything extravagant for V-Day, but a small token of affection is always welcome! I especially like the card that says “I hate everyone but you”. My husband would love it!

What are you hoping to get this Valentine’s Day?

xo, dCv

My favorite workout wear

Hi everyone!

We’re already halfway through this week! January is flying!

So many people resolve to get active after New Year’s that this is the best time of the year to stock up on workout clothes! The C9 by Champion line at Target is my favorite. I have a few Under Armor pieces, some Nike, and a pair of Adidas capris but C9 is my go-to because it’s affordable, colorful, and holds up well. Target is having a sale on C9 this week, so if you’re active like I am you should check it out! Below, some of my picks:

Seamless 1/4 Zip Pullover

Seamless 1/4 Zip Pullover

I have three of these pullovers and they’re great for that in-between weather when it’s too cold for just a short sleeve top but too warm for a fleece, or they work well as a layering piece when it is really cold.

Women's Woven Pant

Women’s Woven Pant

I bought these pants off the clearance rack (score!) and like the 1/4 zip, they are versatile for warmer weather or layering in colder weather. These are really lightweight but do a decent job of keeping the wind off if you’re running outside.

Short Sleeve Performance Tee

Short Sleeve Performance Tee

I have a few of these as well. The fabric really does wick away the sweat. I had forgotten how well they worked and wore a regular t-shirt to run in one day and could really tell the difference!

Capri Leggings

Capri Leggings

I really like the color pop at the bottom of these capris!

I did notice that the prices differ somewhat online vs. in the store.

Hope you all have a great and ACTIVE rest of the week!

xo, dCv

My Favorite Holiday Tradition

Hello all!

It’s been a while, and so much has happened in the past few months. My golden passed away in late August after being sick off and on for that month. I’ve been trying to put myself back together since then and writing has not been on the radar.  I debated whether or not I would blog again, but I do miss the creative outlet so here I am.

On a much happier note, my sister visited this past weekend for our Annual Vaughn Sisters Shopping Trip. It’s so fabulous it deserves to be capitalized! We started doing this a few years ago to wrap up last minute shopping and spend some time together. Originally we would meet in Fredericksburg, Virginia–the halfway point between our homes. Last year we updated the tradition, and Sara spent the weekend at my house so we could have even more shopping time. We did the same thing this year and had a blast! We shopped, laughed, ate too much, and stayed up late together. This tradition is probably my favorite part of Christmas.

Getting started on Saturday morning!

Getting started on Saturday morning!

Our favorite sushi at Ichiban.

Our favorite sushi at Ichiban.

There's always room for fro yo! Taking a quick break at Sweet Frog.

There’s always room for fro yo! Taking a quick break at Sweet Frog.

We shopped at Premium Outlets in Williamsburg on Friday night. Then we hit all the other little stops on Saturday. There aren’t a lot of grocery choices in Luray, so my sister likes to stock up at Trader Joe’s when she comes to Williamsburg. We were in for a treat–live music! This guy sang one of my holiday favorites: Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer!

Live Christmas music at Trader Joe's.

Live Christmas music at Trader Joe’s.

I was sad to see her leave on Sunday, but I will be home in Luray in just a few days to celebrate Christmas with my family.  After sis hit the road, I spent the rest of the evening recuperating. Shopping can really wear you out!

Putting my feet up and enjoying the tree!

Putting my feet up and enjoying the tree!

 

Hope you all had a great weekend!

 

xo, dCv

Wish-List Wednesday

Hello everyone and welcome back to my little corner of the internet!

I had a snow day on Monday and while I was at home in my comfy pj’s I couldn’t help but browse the internet for pretty spring stuff! My mantra about spring is  “If I dress for it, it will come!” . Below, my current wish list:

Merona ponte shift dress

Merona ponte shift dress

I love this beautiful green. It will be great with jackets or cardigans until the temps start to rise and then I’ll wear it all by itself!

Kate Spade Carousel Bangle

Kate Spade Carousel Bangle

I love this beautiful watch in Gold Confetti! So happy and fun!

Isaac Mizrahi New York Mindy2

Isaac Mizrahi New York Mindy2

THESE shoes. Perfect for Easter and jazzing up all of my neutral summer dresses! Plus, there’s a bow.

Gazing longingly at spring clothes has always been my go-to when the weather outside is frightful.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a snow day?

Wish-List Wednesday

Hello everyone! Happy Hump Day!

This week is going by quickly! I guess it helps having Monday as a holiday. We are enjoying a little reprieve from all of the snow and ice this week and it certainly puts me in the mood for SPRING!

As you can probably tell, I shop everywhere–from higher end brands to Target and everything in between. I love TJ Maxx and Marshalls too–you just never know what you will find! For this Wish-List Wednesday I wanted to share a few cute items from J. C. Penney.

This adorable gingham shirt comes in several pretty colors for spring! And at a great price, currently only $19.99!

Joe Fresh Gingham Shirt

Joe Fresh Gingham Shirt

I love this fresh pink cardigan!

Joe Fresh crewneck cardigan

Joe Fresh crewneck cardigan

Liz Claiborne Faux Wrap Dress-the red and navy print really stands out in person!

Liz Claiborne Faux Wrap Dress

Liz Claiborne Faux Wrap Dress

Nike V-neck Dri Fit Tee– How could you not smile while wearing this?

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Cosmopolitan Elisa heel–bold black and white are still in this season!

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Delicates by Paloma & Ellie  gold tone bow earrings–so sweet and pretty!

You can never have enough bows!

You can never have enough bows!

Hope you all have a fabulous day! We’re halfway there y’all, the weekend is in sight!

Weekend Recap

Hello all! I hope you all had a great weekend (and for some of  you, a great 3-day weekend)!

I had a wonderful long weekend with my husband and Cole. It was very cold here again all weekend so we stayed indoors mostly enjoying some family time. Brad sent flowers to my office to surprise me on Valentine’s Day! I was very surprised, because we usually don’t buy each other V-Day gifts!

Stargazers and roses

Stargazers and roses

 Netflix gave us a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift–Season 2 of House of Cards!

House of Cards Season 2 poster

House of Cards Season 2 poster

 If you’ve missed House of Cards, it’s a Netflix-created series that follows DC politicians and it’s easily the most intelligent, thought-provoking show I’ve seen in years. It’s dark. And addictive. Brad and I binge-watched it all weekend. Netflix-created series are a bit of a double edged sword–you can watch them all at once and not have to wait weeks in between, but once you’ve watched them all you have to wait forever for the next season! The end of each episode makes it impossible not to hit play on the next. Do yourself a favor and watch this show if you’re not already!

I did a little shopping this holiday weekend and got a great deal at the Kate Spade outlet store:

Kate Spade New York Flats Necklace

Kate Spade New York Flats Necklace

It's perfect for spring!

I hope you all had a fun weekend!

Are you watching House of Cards? Tell me in the comments!

Fashionable Finds

Hello all!! TGIF!!!

BRRRR! It’s sweater weather in Williamsburg.  Y’all know I love to shop–and J.Crew, Talbots, Anne Taylor and Loft are some of my favorites. But my best-kept (well, not anymore!) secret is Land’s End.

I get most of my basics from Land’s End. They have the most wonderful no-iron button down shirts, adorable boots, and the best sweaters. Check out my picks below:

Year Round Cashmere Balletneck Sweater

Year Round Cashmere Balletneck Sweater

I’ll take one in every color, please! Totally affordable cashmere.

Fair Isle Turtleneck

Fair Isle Turtleneck

I love these colors! A nice twist on a classic style.

Intarsia Crewneck

Intarsia Crewneck

UH-DOOR-UH-BULL. Say it with me now!

Land’s End quality is really good and these are the pieces that I pull out year after year. They are made to last! I have been thrilled with everything I’ve bought from them.

Have a wonderful day everyone!!

dCv

Falling for Dots

Hey y’all!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. I am loving the cool weather and the gorgeous fall days.Plus, I love pulling my coats out of the closet!

I got this dress a few weeks ago and I’m in love with it!

Velvet flocked dot dresss, factory.jcrew.com

Velvet flocked dot dresss, factory.jcrew.com

With a chambray blouse underneath, statement necklace, and pumps.

With a chambray blouse underneath, statement necklace, and pumps.

It's all from J. Crew/J. Crew Factory store!

It’s all from J. Crew/J. Crew Factory store!

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I love how it can go dressy for a party or with a blouse underneath for work.

What fall outfit are you loving right now?