The Lookbook is Here // #EDSFTG featuring @Target and @VineyardVines

The Vineyard Vines and Target lookbook dropped yesterday. Offerings included everything from the iconic patchwork print, whale logo, and polo shirt to items that look more seasonal. I was disappointed to see that any iteration of the ever-present heritage canvas tote bag or even a weekender was not included in the collection. I guess I will just have to buy that from the standard line. Le sigh.

Nevertheless, this is what I have my eyes on for when the collection drops on May 19th:

I want the pullover for my sister, the shorts for myself, and polo for my mom. Ideally, I want all three of the items for all three of us. Triplets!

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Ever since my parents retired, they have been living the life of leisure. On the coast that means fishing, grilling, and hanging out in the pool. When my husband and I visit them, we get to live that life of leisure for a week. The polo is perfect to pull on with the swim trunks to run to our local poboy place (holla Pirates Cove!) to pick up lunch midday.

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Speaking of our yearly week long life of leisure on the coast, I should order and send these home items straight to my parents house for this year’s Independence Day. Our trip is a tradition that goes back to 2014, when I brought my then-boyfriend / now-husband to my parents’ house for the first time and introduced him to the legends themselves. While my parents go grocery shopping in the days leading up to our visit, I usually send some items their way. In years past I sent flamingo and pineapple floats. This year, beach towels and beach chairs and beach balls.

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This is not my biological clock ticking. My sister-in-law has a four month old and he is just the cutest, most mellow guy ever, especially in comparison to his two older rambunctious brothers.

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I cannot shop for the baby without shopping for the big brothers. Or the cousins. I have three nieces and four nephews, not including the baby. The JV squad is the best. The girls are always getting into something be it camping, hunting, or packing trails. True story: The middle niece once misunderstood her momma’s directions and tried to pack a snow trail to Nana’s house the next town over, not Nana’s land the next parcel over as her momma intended. The Lilly x Target rompers I bought the two oldest girls four years ago were hits. I am betting on these rompers for the little ladies and the newest member of the #girlsquad.

And the boys will wear whatever their moms pick out for them.

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Will you be at the local Target in line when the store opens or rage tweeting when the collection goes live online?

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I try on the short pants, so you don't have to.

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