Hello dear readers,

Today I bring to you something a little different. Although I haven’t had any sleep this past night, I can say that I am the proud owner of two Phillip Lim for Target handbags, three pullovers and a blouse. Victory!

Rewind a couple months back- Oh, the excitement when first I read that Phillip Lim was producing a line for us savvy fashionistas! I marked it down on my calendar and I knew that September 15 was reserved exclusively for Phillip Lim. My next step was to convince someone to come stand with me in line, for which of course Daniel was the perfect candidate. He was thrilled that the line contained some nicely tailored pieces and accessories for men so we were both pretty excited. Now you might think this is a bit excessive, but I didn’t want to take any chances, so we got to the nearest participating store at 4AM to make sure we were the first people in line to snag those coveted bags. I might also add that we were painting all day, so we alsowanted to get out of the apartment and breath some fresh air.





As soon as the doors opened at 8AM they let the crowd storm in groups of 10. Each group had a total of 2 minutes to grab whatever possible. I picked out solely the items that I had originally planned and left room for the other excited shoppers to browse, so they can get dibs on their first picks as well. The shelves cleared out as quickly as in 5 minutes and I couldn’t help but feel bad for the ladies that just kept asking whether I’m sure if I want those bags. I was PRETTY sure:)
The clean silhouettes and pop-art inspired prints are going to fit in just right in my closet. As expected, the quality of the pieces including the handbags (retail at $35 each) aren’t the brightest diamonds in the bunch, but Lim sure did generously share the defining elements which make a piece a Phillip Lim piece, for which I’m very grateful!

If you could choose one designer to create an accessible collection for budget fashionistas, who would it be?

Pieces shown: Handle Crossbody/Yellow, Mini Satchel with Gusset, Boom Print Sweatshirt, Pullover: Navy/Green, Pullover: Animal Print, Sparkle Blouse.


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  • I love your finds! We didn’t have as much clothing in our store, but the bags were all there! My recap is here – http://beingzhenya.com/2013/09/15/my-philip-lim/
    Now we have a matching bag!

    • Evelina

      Nice, will definitely check it out:)

      • Thank you doll!
        Lots of love from Minneapolis Russian Fashionista 🙂

  • I love the pieces you got! I just got a few myself and I LOVE THEM! I got the leopard blazer and a blue blouse 🙂
    Keep it sweet and stylish!

    • Evelina

      Congrats dear!xox

  • Arielle

    I would love if Kate Spade did a collaboration with Target!

    • Evelina

      Wooo that would be nice!

  • Nina

    Your husband wasn’t really as excited as you wrote, was he? If so, I think he would be the first man in the world to be exctited about clothes! 😀

    But the stuff in the pictures looks pretty nice. Can you do a haul video on it? I loved your last haul video!

    • Evelina

      He was pretty excited actually:) He’s one of the very few straight guys that I know that are genuinely into fashion!<3

      • Nina

        Wow, you are so lucky. 🙂

  • Katya

    Evelinochka, those pieces are amazing, you’re really luky to have opportunity to get them) happy for you) I enjoy reading your blog so much, thanks for your work!

    Lots of love from Russia)))

  • Hi Evelina!

    What a successful trip of yours! Love your picks in bags and clothes! Mine however was another story… People were so vicious and were fighting for bags (not tearing each other apart), but definitely like Black Friday. I also posted my experience on my blog. *wink*wink*

    Did you also order some stuff online? I would love to see the rest of your purchase 😀

    x Rica

  • I really love the purses! I need to stop by and grab one of my own 🙂

  • I love the bags! need to stop by and grab one for myself 🙂

    • Evelina

      I would probably check ebay, the bags sold out the first few minutes<3

  • I wanted to go sooo bad but i cant drive yet D:
    hopefully i can go soon and grab that black bag cus im in love.

    • Evelina

      Se if you can order it on ebay or online somewhere. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to find it in stores anymore:'(

  • Love those bags!

  • Hi Evelina,

    I’d love to see these purchases in a video haul or a close up photo, especially the bags.

    Also in your latest video you wore a emerald hair piece/headband and I was wondering if it’s your design or where you bought it from, the brand etc.

    • Evelina

      Yes Fall Haul coming this Friday:) Headband is from Asos <3

  • i think phililip is a great designer. i would love one of those bags 🙂
    Xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

  • OMG the bags are sooo cute. I’m glad that waiting from 4 am paid off 😀


  • Awesome finds Evelina. The bags are spectacular!

  • I love the bags! They look really nice for only 35 dollars. I wish they had a Target in Japan.

  • Viktoria

    I can’t even express how much I love your style, your amazing personality and your crazy diys, Evelina! You are by far the best vlogger and you have become one of my biggest idols! The bags are extraordinary! Lots of love from Sweden!

    • Evelina

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!<3333

  • Wow! Such beautiful pieces, I went to target a few days ago and of course i couldn’t find anything 🙁
    How do you find out the collaborations target has with these awesome designers? I would live to know in advance Ike you did so I can go camping the night before, please let me know where to look, thanks girl!

    • Evelina

      They just announced a new collaboration for Spring 2014. I would say try to keep with the blogs like fashionista.com to know the inside scoops<3

  • Ashley

    I know this is a older post but i would totally love to see Givenchy do an affordable collection collab, not sure if that will ever happen though. I would also like to see Balenciaga do a somewhat affordable collab.

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