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January Your Way

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Winter wonderland, folks, all Target-style. A new video is up and its all about being fresh, and yet cozy in the new year. The winter Threshold line is vintage-inspired, with quirky good accessories, and lots of happiness. These are just a few of the samplings (everything up there is from Target but the sofa), but many of them are good and gonna sell out, so do your thing if you are into them. Meanwhile, feast your eyes on the video we made about January, Your Way. In this video Zanna Roberts and I worked with YouTube star Shameless Maya to give tips on fashion and your home, and then Maya gives you a peek into how she likes to style her own personal spaces.

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Also the style of those boots I was wearing that day were very controversial (you can see them at the roundup at the end). Please weigh in. You can see them in action here:

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I loved this living room/video, Scott and his team did a pretty great job taking everything that comes from a store and making it look like a home. Just because it’s big box does not mean that it’s generic, friends.

There are a lot of good staples here – specifically baskets, throws and lanterns. It goes glam and feminine but in simple shapes and on-trend color palettes. Blush is staying around for a while, and while hot pink has taken a momentary back seat I’ll never get sick of those pops of color.

We wanted to utilize the new gold tipped string lights that are so pretty, so Scott came up with the genius idea of making them into a piece of art. It’s like macrame meets a neon sign. We just strung them all messily (of course getting them to be that perfect mess took forever) over a dowel tied with a white rope. So cute.

I know there are a lot of “where is the cord” people out there, so we let it hang and plugged it in nearby the piece. If you don’t have an outlet nearby then think about using a white cord cover. Besides the piece is so cute that you can forgive the cord. ALSO CHECK OUT THAT BAMBOO CHAIR AND OTTOMAN. Yes, it’s Target. Yes it’s very good. Need an upclose shot of that bad boy? Here you go:

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We were all big fans of the textiles this round, and while I wouldn’t typically pile them on the ground, this corner sure is snuggly.

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Rarely would I say that I like that “purple faux fur pillow,” but indeed I do like that one because it has enough gray in it that it goes more lavender, which is a big color this spring. But the pink one is more in my current color wheelhouse.

There is a lot more to the winter line, but here are some of my pics below. The rug, by the way, looks bad in the product shot (in my opinion), but it’s the same rug you see above in that room and it’s really great for the price – it was a big crowd pleaser on set.

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1. Pink Faux Mongolia Fur | 2. Marble & Wood Tray | 3. Brass Floor Lamp | 4. Shag Area Rug | 5. Sheep Bookends | 6. Embroider Feather Pillow | 7. Copper Side Table | 8. Jacquard Pouf | 9. Large Vase With Lid | 10. Mixed Metal Coffee Table | 11. Glass Vase | 12. Decorative Metal Figure | 13. Cable Knit Throw | 14. Small Textured Vase | 15. Gold Dipped Globe Bulbs | 16. Pink Woven Pillow | 17. Faceted Metal Lamp | 18. Lounge Chair | 19. Metal Basket | 20. Metal Bull Figure | 21. Faux Sheep Skin Blanket | 22. Fur Pillow | 23. Hexagonal Table | 24. Brass Task Lamp | 25. Wicker Bench | 26. Bamboo Lantern | 27. Gold Lantern

Zanna and Shameless Maya talked a lot about the fashion in the post, so in case you were interested in those pics as well, check them out (my favorite is #3, and the black and white pleated skirt #12). The shoes I was talking about are #9. When they first put them on me I was like, oh no, but then 4 people (including Zanna, the art director, and two other people with REALLY good fashion taste) told me that this style is really “in” on trend for this Spring. I felt so confused, stylistically and emotionally, and now every time I see someone wearing a pair of fringe booties on Instagram I group text them the photo with a “GAH, I THINK YOU MIGHT BE RIGHT!”

So let me know, friends: To fringe bootie or not to fringe bootie?

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1. Open Back Top | 2. Lace Top | 3. Color Block Cardigan | 4. Textured Tunic | 5. Denim Tunic | 6. Gold Watch | 7. Gold Ring | 8. Apple Watch | 9. Fringe Ankle Boots | 10. Studded Pumps | 11. High Top Sneaker | 12. Maxi Skirt | 13. Moto Leggings | 14. Skinny Jeans

Photos by Tessa Nuestadt for Target. Head on over the ABV blog for even more style info. Hair and makeup by Danielle Walch and fashion styling by Zanna Roberts Rossi.

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  1. Yes! I went to Target last weekend and was completely giddy when I saw all of the new beautiful things. I bought the pink and white pillows and a vase, but I keep thinking about all of the other goodies I left behind!

  2. Ohhh…I was in Target last night doing pre-vacation clothes shopping (bc even a lady who sews sometimes just needs a new pair of pjs and a tshirt) and was browsing home decor. Target is so winning! My house is in desperate need of a decor lift and I am so loving the golds/pinks…They really have upped their game lately!

  3. The link up for the hexagonal table isn’t right, it goes to the fur pillow. Love all these new things from target but must find that table and looking through 900 on target’s website isn’t possible with my 4 year old!!!

  4. What I need to know, desperately, is what product was used on the face of the fireplace. It looks like some sort of panel applied on top of the existing face. I love the pattern and the dimension it adds. Any info would be great. Thanks!

    1. It looks like tile to me. I googled “three dimensional wall tile” (though ALL tile is three dimensional, right?) and saw some cool stuff.

  5. Thank Emily
    Do you like the coffee table version of the rattan chair/ottoman? I’ve had it in my shopping cart, but can’t pull the trigger???

      1. I have it! I use it at the foot of my bed and love the vibe it gives the room–that slightly bohemian infusion. It’s about 4 feet long and I’m thinking of getting another one to put in front of the long, low window… Target, yay!

  6. Ok, the rectangular pink velvet pillow?! Where do I find that on Target’s site? I literally was reading this post on my cell phone while standing in Kravet waiting for my samples of blush velvet fabrics (all more $$ than I really want to pay) so that I can make a rectangular pillow. And then – POW – you’re telling me that target has it already done for me. I know their website doesn’t always capture all of their products, so I’ll head to the store to see for myself, but if someone could track that pretty thing down for me I’d be forever grateful.

  7. I like the booties! But… they are probably on the “man repeller” list, because my bestie picked some up, and both her husband and mine said “those are the ugliest shoes I have ever seen” …. so, there’s that.

    Target is so on their game! I was there recently for JUST a child’s birthday gift, and came out with 2 side tables, that hex tray, the brass bull, some candlesticks and some tiny brass lotus pods. I JUST COULDN”T HELP MYSELF>

  8. Yes to fringe! Actually, yes to everything; loved the video with the three of you; now I’m definitely gonna have to get some pale pink to go with my hot pink so Target, here I come! This was a really fun post; thank you!

  9. This is all fantastic. I should just sign my checks over to Target. That chair and stool are SO good! Gah, need a bigger house! They have a bench version of the stool that I must MUST have.

    YES to the fringe booties! They’re fun and tone down a preppy look to something more lighthearted.

    When do you get to design a line for the big T? ehhh? We’re all waiting…. :)

  10. I NEED that coffee table. Do we know if it will come back in stock!? I drove across town a few weeks ago for the white marble tank tray and haven’t seen one since. Stalking Target home items to get what I want is exhausting!

  11. I love Target for up to date modern home decor. I’m totally loving #18, the lounge chairs. I’m a Home Stager and I think these chairs might look fabulous around a round farmhouse table as a dining chair. I’m hoping they are the right height for that purpose so I will take a quick trip to the store and sit in them!

  12. omg i LOVE the fringe booties. I’ve been dying for booties like that my whole life. I was afraid you were going to say they were controversial because of cultural appropriation or something like that. Team Fringe Booties all the way!

  13. Lady, those boots are totally adorbs. I saw that chair a couple of weeks ago and just stared at it wondering if I should buy it…yep I’m gonna do it now!

    So funny, as I am wearing that sweater cardigan right now with a black, long-sleeved t-shirt. And I have that brass bull too!

  14. Every time somebody asks to wear something or not, the answer is almost always “no”. You are asking because you uncomfortable with the idea and KNOW the answer already. Trust your own sense of style (as you do)… Or, in the words of Ganja Giri “don’t follow the guru you are the guru”

  15. ohhh, i’m liking it. i have that target tripod lamp! loved how bright everything is. and the fiddles. looks very happy and warm. you can’t tell at all this is a target house….which is a testament to your good work :)

  16. Love the boots. This Target look is my favorite so far. Really good, and not at all Target-y. BUT, I still can’t get behind the inspirational word art…though perhaps that’s why I am so grumpy?

  17. This collection is so great and I have to hold myself back from buying all of the things.

    Re: fringe booties. My friend’s toddler has them and they are amazingly cute. While you can rock them, I would relegate fringe booties to adorable on-trend kids’ wear. :)

  18. Can you tell me whether the sofa legs are on or off the rug? This is a similar layout to my living room, but I’m struggling to find a rug that I can get the sofa on without being too wide for the room! If this one sits in front of the legs, that opens up a whole new world!

  19. I love the fringe booties. Not everyone would be able to pull them off but they totally work with the all-denim look and your style.

  20. Stuff can be on trend and fugly. That is what those boots are. Having said that, I think I would want them if they were made in a higher quality leather and the colour was nicer. I think its interesting that they dressed you in a style that is obviously not your norm and you felt uncomfortable…I think they could have found something in Target that you did feel comfortable in….in other news Target Australia needs to lift their homewares game. I was in the US for christmas and I went to Target and touched the pretty things and was very sad that I couldn’t get any of that stuff back home :(

  21. Can you share where the macrame/dowel hanger is from that has the threshold lights hanging from it? It’s lovely and I want to recreate!

    thank you!