I think you must know by now that Liberty of London launched at Target. And if you do not know what I'm talking about, it's not a bad thing. Not at all. Because it means you do not have to ban yourself from Target. But me? For me, it has required a self-imposed ban simply because I know I would not be able to resist picking up many, many things in one of Liberty's iconic floral prints. I was doing pretty great, really. My plan was to wait it out a bit, ponder what I really wanted, then just dash in for a few melamine plates or maybe a cute teapot. The problem with my plan is that things are selling out left and right.
So when we headed to Cincinnati and I forgot to pack a swimsuit (a problem because we had planned a day at an indoor water park), I did not put up a fight when we headed to Target for an emergency suit. "Get in, get the suit, get out," I said to myself.
And I'm happy to report that I did not spend our summer vaction fund on an entire line of Liberty dining and serving ware! Okay, fine. I can't actually claim that with any degree of smugness because truth be told, Charlie grimaced every time I held anything up and headed for the cart. It just wasn't going to happen. But I could not, would not, leave without the tunic pictured below. Charlie says it looks exactly like something his grandmother wore--to which I replied, "exactly!"
It's technically a swim cover up but I'm loving it as a belted tunic. It even works tucked in because it is such a light fabric and doesn't get bulky when bunched up. I just looked to see if it's available online and it's showing up as sold out--and it's going for almost twice retail on Ebay (which is where I snagged this photo...my tunic is in the wash because I may or may not have worn it four times in the past week). Snatch one up if you see one. It puts a spring in your step, I promise.
p.s. While on the swimsuit hunt in Cincy, we also stopped into Sears to check out Lands' End. Ummmm, hello? When did their Canvas line launch? Holy moly. I am now banned from there too.