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#PeterSomForKohls: Review + In Store Pictures

April 11, 2014

The much awaited Peter Som For Designation at Kohls collection is now available in stores. I checked out the line in person today at in NYC and came away liking most of the pieces. While I love the laidback vibe of this line, I wasn’t too thrilled with the fit and cut of some of the maxis and dresses.

The striped maxi which was a huge must have on my list during the previews, was a let down in person. The fabric is too thin and clingy for my liking and it doesn’t look expensive for the price point (on sale for $58, originally priced $78).  Also the solid black or indigo version, looks better than the colorful one. I definitely suggest you try it out in store, before making a decision. I decided to skip it.

Peter Som for DesigNation Striped Maxi Dress

Peter Som for DesigNation Striped Maxi Dress

Peter Som for DesigNation Striped Maxi Dress

From the line of dresses, the halter blue post card print maxi was a clear winner for me (on sale for $58, originally priced $78). With it’s sheer panel and trademark print, it looks chic and has a great, flowy fit – perfect for the pool or the beach! If you’re going to invest in only piece from this collection, I suggest, you opt for either this maxi or the V-neck post card print sweatshirt (on sale for $37.50, originally priced $50).

Peter Som for DesigNation Postcard Halter Maxi Dress

Peter Som for DesigNation Postcard Halter Maxi Dress

Peter Som for DesigNation Postcard Sweatshirt

Peter Som for DesigNation Postcard Sweatshirt

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Fashion Alert! Peter Som For Kohl’s: Now Available Online, Plus Pricing!

April 8, 2014

With spring right around the corner here in NYC, fashion bloggers and mavens are in a tizzy about the latest high-low collab between and Kohls and geek chic designer Peter Som. I’ve been waiting to shop this collection for a while now and am very impressed with the previews. An array of flirty, floral maxis, shorts and eyelet tops and dresses in summery colors, this collection has something for everyone. Keeping the spirit of St. Barths alive, this breezy line is now available online with prices ranging from $38 to  $88.

Here are some of our favorite pieces:

peter som for kohls_stripe maxi

Stripe maxi: $78

peter som for kohls eyelet top and shorts

Coral eyelet top: $60 + Shorts: $44

peter som for kohls

Moto vest: $78 + Tank: $38 + Cuff soft pant: $50

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Surviving winter with fabulous winter gear from Neve Designs!

February 15, 2014

The winter refuses to wind down here in NYC and if you’re following Gotta Love Must Have on Facebook, you must have seen this video I posted about our latest snow storm. With sub zero temperatures and long, long winter days, if there’s something I am thankful for, it is my gorgeous, new Mariel Cowl Scarf and the Alanna Cardigan from Neve Designs.

A top of the line lifestyle and sportswear apparel  brand Neve Designs creates trendy winter sportswear and I am completely in love with their craftsmanship. Combining European influences with classic American style, Neve’s inspired use of pattern and color is fashion forward a must have for the urbanista on the go. Neve’s collection uses ultra-fine merino wool, silk, down and cotton apparel and their accessories are a great mix of both style and comfort. I also love that as a brand they are committed to completely natural and biodegradable fabrics.

I’ve been rocking my Mariel Cowl Scarf during the last one week when temperatures have been below freezing and can tell you first hand that it meets both criteria for my winter gear – uber cool and ultra warm. The Mariel scarf is a riot of gorgeous earth bright earth tones – reds, oranges and a mix of white and gray. In short, it’s a complete showstopper!

 


Neve Designs Mariel Cowl Scarf

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#PeterPilottoforTarget: Review + In Store Pictures

February 10, 2014

It’s officially spring when Target releases their much awaited designer collab to welcome the new year with a new designer. This year, British designer Peter Pilotto, known for his eclectic prints and splashy colors has collaborated with Target and the collection hit stores today.

This time, due to the extreme winter cold here in NYC I wasn’t able to make it to my local Target early in the morning. By the time I reached mid afternoon, the only piece I really wanted from this collection, the printed blazer  was sold out in my store. The other item on my lust list were the black check pants – these were available in my store, but the quality was kinda iffy. The pants are of a thin polyester fabric, unlined and felt flimsy when I tried them. However they run a tad large, like most of the collection. I also felt that the silhouette and shapes of this collection are not flattering on all shapes, so my advice is to definitely try the garment if possible in store to get an idea before ordering online.

At first glance, the clothes are a riot of colors and prints and that can be a little overwhelming – distinguishing pieces from each other and just finding your size in the chaos of Target is a challenge. As I was browsing, the shoppers kept coming in and grabbing multiple everything they could get their hands on. So my question is, are you planning to shop this collection or will you hope it hits clearance soon?

Check out the pictures from the rest of the collection here:

Peter Pilotto® for Target®

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#TrendAlert! Five Over-the-knee Boots you’ll love!

December 8, 2013

If you’re looking at one simple way to update you’re winter wardrobe, you have to jump on this trend NOW! Over-the-knee boots are everywhere and I don’t blame you if you’re crushing on them, because I certainly can’t get enough of this trend.

Pair them with your trusty skinny denims with a chunky cable knit sweater and you’re making a chic fashion statement in a matter of moments. Or wear them with a sweater dress and tights and you’ve taken a boring office look to a new level.

Here are FIVE of my favorite pairs of the moment: 

Chinese Laundry Southland over the knee boots

Chinese Laundry Southland OTK boots, love this cognac color: $84.95 at DSW

Shop: http://bit.ly/1iLnu81

Fergies Metro boots

Fergies Metro OTK Boots – keep it classy in simple black: $63.95 at Shoebuy

Shop: http://bit.ly/1boVnVx

two lips too too juggle boots at 6 pm

Two Lips Too Too Juggle OTK boots with harness & gold detail: $49 at 6pm

Shop: http://bit.ly/1f8aHYn

Cosmopolitan Dream Big OTK Boots

Cosmopolitan Dream Big OTK Boots – sexy heel: $69.99 at JC Penney

Shop: http://bit.ly/1bPw29Z

rock-and-republic-over-the-knee-boots

Rock and Republic over the boots with a super high heel: $64.99 at Kohls

Shop: http://bit.ly/1hFwutL

How will you be rocking this trend?

xoxo

Kaps

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Kmart & Sears Offer Free Store Pick Up – Hassle Free Shopping for the Holidays

December 8, 2013

The holidays seem to be busiest time of the year for everyone, me included. Between shopping, untangling lights, wrapping (or unwrapping) gifts, and baking dozens of cookies and cupcakes, your regular life doesn’t press pause. You can only read so many articles on ‘holiday hacks’ before you realize that unlike the miracle of Santa getting down a chimney, there is no Christmas miracle for making the holidays less busy.  You can, however, find little ways to relieve the stress and smile more.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Must Haves!

December 3, 2013

It’s no secret. Beauty sets are every girl’s favorite gift to give and receive. Who doesn’t love a set of luscious body oils or crave a Clarisonic to win the skincare battle during the holidays? Check out some of our hottest beauty picks this year and add them to your wish list!
BEAUTY GIFT GUIDE

  • The Seven Piece Clinique Party Favors Set at Sephora is a great gift. It has four shades of All About Shadow in a mini mirrored compact, Quickliner For Eyes Intense in Black Honey, Chubby Stick Intense in Roundest Raspberry, All About Eyes eye cream, and A Different Nail Enamel in a cheery shade of fuchsia. All in a Wpretty pink and purple bag: $39.50 http://bit.ly/IFGa8A
  • From Juicy Couture also available at Sephora, a travel spray trio of three classic fragrances that celebrate the Juicy woman. You can never go wrong with Juicy! $36 http://bit.ly/1beCYdT (This gift ships free with Code HOLIDAYSHIP)
  • The Essential Eye Palette Limited Edition from Clarins has ten ultra-soft beige, taupe and brown eye shadow tones, in a variety of finishes, contour and highlight eyes. Great addition to your neutral collection. Plus, this palette was created as part of Clarins’ initiative to minimize our environmental impact, and features carefully-selected materials and reusable packaging. For $45 http://bit.ly/18kIOao
  • The MIA Clarisonic which has been on my wish list for ages is now priced at $99 at Sephora. Every beauty maven’s must have: http://bit.ly/18g7pjK
  • Pamper yourself from head to toe with this body collection by MOROCCANOIL, available at Nordstrom: $65 http://bit.ly/1gCUb2W
  • Give yourself super glam lashes and brows with the DIOR Backstage Heroes set. What’s not to love? $59 http://bit.ly/Ir6uDN

Have you found any fab beauty gifts this year? Do share!

xoxo

Kaps

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