|close-up of appliqué stitches|
I wanted holiday tees for the smallest in the family, and found something I liked at the Crewlet! The tee is 100% cotton, deep green, has long sleeves, and the little Santa hat is appliqué-d, not printed. The rhino design is a pale bluish-gray or maybe grayish blue, in any event, not quote white. And of course the price was right, since there was some kind of wack promo going on. In fact, I also got one for me in the largest kids' size they had.
I still haven't received the J.Crew Holiday "Gift Guide," so I grabbed a copy at the Crewlet. This is annoying only because this Crewlet is about the last place to get catalogs. Having had to find one here tells me that mine will not show up in the mail, and if anyone on my lists is pining for ugly eyeglass frames, they'll have to look in someone else's tenderly wrapped package.
But I did stop in at Target to look at the latest collaboration between the Target people and the Neiman Marcus people. I was horrified. I won't even put up pictures. I'm sure that ten minutes after this "collaboration" was released, whole teams of attorneys were blackberried into their offices to start work on figuring out who should be suing whom.
Left to their own devices, there are people at Target who don't take themselves seriously, and if I weren't on a Christmas decoration moratorium I would have added this to the family collection:
|the silvery words are "something shiny" -|
they were too shiny to photograph.
This is the last weekend before malls start opening before dawn.
I don't want to think about it.