Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Marcy's Pet Peeve: Unattainable Designer Collections At Target

Marcy is angrily scouring the Internet for the bright pink Lilly Pulitzer for Target Raffia Tote Bag that sold out within minutes of its launch.

Marcy:  I'm so peeved.

Cynthia:  Ah, Marcy.

Marcy:  I'd look so perfect in that pink bag.

Cynthia:  You knew the collection was going to sell out within minutes. There was so much ridiculous hype over it, it was bound to happen.

Marcy:  I'm so peeved.

Cynthia:  You shouldn't have gotten your hopes up.

Marcy angrily continues to search the Internet.

Marcy:  Gasp! I found it on eBay.

Cynthia:  Of course. Resellers are going crazy over this stuff. How much are they asking?

Marcy:  Most bids are starting at $50. This one wants $160 for it.

Cynthia:  What?! You can buy a real Lilly Pulitzer bag for less than that!

Marcy:  I want that pink bag.

Cynthia:  Well, I'm not paying a reseller one cent for that bag.

Cynthia takes a closer look at the eBay site.

Cynthia:  Oh My Gato!

As of right now, there are 35,244 Lilly Pulitzer Target items for resale on eBay. AND - eBay is featuring the collection on their home page banner.

Now I'm peeved!

Target should just skip the consumer altogether and sell their stuff to directly to eBay.


They create this huge demand for cheaply made designer stuff and then most consumers can't even get their hands on it because resellers pounce on it and sell it for exorbitant prices on eBay. Target likes the publicity and influx of money but I can't help but think they will hurt themselves in the long run with this strategy.

But you know what? I don't care.

And Target should care about that.

Marcy (pouting):  I would look so pretty in that pink bag.

Lilly Pulitzer For Target Pink Raffia Tote Bag

*So happy to hear that Stacey of Whimsical Preppy had a fantastic experience with the Lilly Pulitzer collection at her small out of the way Target. Check out her adventure here.


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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Enamored With Eliza J.

Eliza J Wisteria Skirt 

Cynthia:  I have been falling in love with a designer I know nothing about.

Marcy:  You're so easy.

Cynthia:  Seriously, Marcy! Every time I see a cute dress or skirt lately, it just so happens to be designed by Eliza J. I bought that pretty pink skirt above from Anthropologie and when I looked at the label, guess what it said? Go on. Guess.

Marcy:  I couldn't.

Cynthia:  C'mon. Guess.

Marcy:  No.

Cynthia:  Eliza J!

Marcy:  I would've never figured that out.

Cynthia:  Who is Eliza J? Why have I never heard of her before? Why can't I seem to find any info about her on the Internet? This Eliza J... is ... elusive.

Cynthia is dumbfounded.

Cynthia:  Her dresses are sweet and pretty but with just enough edge and sex appeal that they don't feel like they belong exclusively at a southern bridal shower.

They just ... make me smile!

Eliza J Polka Dot Skirt Dress

Eliza J Belted A-Line Dress

Cynthia:  Sigh ... I'm smitten. And the thing is... I think she loves me too.

Marcy has been researching Eliza J on the computer while Cynthia moons about.

Marcy:  Found her. She's the house brand for Nordstroms and other such retailers.

Her website is and her motto is "Live In The Sunshine" and her hashtag is #feelpretty.

Cynthia:  Awwww... see.. I knew she loved me too. She "gets" me.

Marcy:  You're fired from the Marcy Very Much research team.


*Check out more of our favorite Eliza J pieces after the jump break.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

mostly me, by penelope: cuddle college bound

Black Cat With Suitcase

Penelope Kitten is sitting by the front door.

Her suitcase is packed.

penelope kitten (squeaking):  bye bye.

Cynthia (surprised):  What?! Where are you going?

penelope kitten:  nursing school.

Cynthia:  Nursing school? Why are you going to nursing school?

Marcy (disgusted):  She saw that Bored Panda post about the black cat who nurses sick pets back to health by cuddling with them and now she wants to be a Nurse Cat too. She's such a do-gooder.

Nurse Cat from Poland

Nurse Cat

penelope kitten:  a do-gooder is better than a no-gooder.

Marcy (scoffing):  Whatever.

penelpe kitten:  cuddles are needed. gotta go.

Cynthia:  Ah... but we'll miss you. Hey! Maybe you could stick around for when one of us here gets sick?  I'm sure Marcy would love to be cuddled by a Nurse Cat when she catches a cold.

Marcy:  Yuck! I don't want Penelope purring all over me. Besides, she's so dumb, she'll never pass her classes.

penelope kitten:  you're mean. i'm going to cuddle you til you're nice.

Penelope Kitten launches herself into the air and onto Marcy's head, pinning her down in a massive kitty cuddle.  

Marcy's swears and curses are muffled by Penelope Kitten's purrs.

Cynthia:  Looks like you don't need school. You're a natural.

penelope kitten:  this'll take a while.

Cynthia:  So I should unpack your bags?

penelope kitten:  yeah yeah.

Marcy continues to hiss and swear as Penelope Kitten showers her with cuddles and purrs.


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Monday, April 13, 2015

Ballet Zoom "Cats"

Ballet Zoom "Cats"

Marcy and Cynthia are gaping at the computer. 

They are goggle eyed.

They are transfixed.

They are speechless.

They are not quite sure if this Spanish dance troupe from the 1970's is genius.

Or out of their minds.

Marcy and Cynthia hit 'play' again and stare slack jawed and stupefied. 

Check it out here or below and let us know if you are able to form words afterwards. And if so ...what those words might be.