liberty of london

This is my take on the Liberty of London craze going on at Target. The first I ever heard of Liberty of London (founded in England in 1875) was about a month ago. I bought a silk scarf at the Salvation Army for $2. When I got it home there was a small tag that read Liberty of London made in England. I looked it up on the internet and learned a little about the company. Then I read a post from Tracy at Comfort & Luxury about the company and then LPC at Privilege did a thing and informed me that the line was polyester and then The Hostess showed off her lovely purchases. So off to Target I went never before armed with this much info. Well LPC was right everything was polyester, a nice polyester but still our summers here get really hot and polyester is the last thing you want to put on. A little defeated I wandered over to the children's section to see if there was something there for my little Stella. Guess what! The entire children's line is made of cotton. Nice cotton. All the pieces are lined too. So I grabbed a couple of XL girls sizes and this is what I came away with. I apologize for the poor photos. I'm not used to having my picture taken, my camera is crappy and I know the quality of the photos is not very good. But you'll get the idea.






I took this photo indoors so you can get an idea of the really pretty colors Liberty of London uses. They are known for their fantastic florals. Also this top covers a lot of sun damaged decollete. $9.99


Paired with Levis.


Pink capris by Talbots on clearance at Marshalls for $11.


I really love the colors in this dress. Excuse the wrinkled neck but hey what can I say, I'm getting old. $16.99




After seeing these pics I'm not sure I'll keep the dress, although it is really comfy. But I really love the little pink top so that's a keeper.
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28 comments

  1. Lovely post. I will be visiting Target to check out this brand.

    p.s. You look like a teenager in these pictures.

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  2. I wish Target in Australia would do a Liberty thing. My Mum used to sew me liberty dresses and tops when I was little. The fabric was a very thin cotton, I have a distant memory of it being called lawn. You could also buy bias binding and iron it out to make ribbons. It was kind of expensive. I like your purchases and your neck looks good Janet! I've told Mark and Greg that I need to take more photos of their home for you, I'll try to do it in the next few weeks. You would LOVE the Liberty Department Store in London. It has amazing stuff. In America you have access to so many cheap excellent brands that I just can't get my mitts on here, so annoying. I've been following your health care reforms as they've been on the news here. They sound a bit like Australia's Medicare that was introduced in the early 70s. Have a great weekend J love Me x

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  3. You are cute as a button with your pretty spring clothes! :)
    Don't return the dress - it's look great on you and I think you'll really appreciate having it once the days get warmer.
    Sarah

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  4. Janet - you DO NOT need to make any apologies - you look wonderful in the photographs and I love your purchases....I can imagine the top will be a favourite - have a think about the dress before you decide whether to return it - I think it looks great but only you will know whether you will enjoy it enough. x

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  5. Yolanda - I hope you don't think I'm trying to look like a teen!

    FF - I can't wait to see more pics of Mark and Greg's home. I need some more RL inspiration!

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  6. What a great idea. I'll get to Target asap.

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  7. I had some paisley silk Liberty print ties back in the late '80s that were from the '60s I think. They were really wide and goofy at a time when skinny ties were in style...and I loved them. Now skinny ties are back in style again. Your new clothes have the same retro style.

    I want to see Mark and Greg's home too! We can I see it? steve

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  8. Their children's clothing was much nicer to the touch, I agree. And those shiny pillows? Um, no thank you. But I liked the paper goods and some of the ceramics (and the bike, of course!) I like that you've toned down the busy-ness of the printed pieces you bought with solid cardigans. Is that what you don't like about the dress? That it's maybe too much? Can you turn it into a tunic-length top? The colors are great.

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  9. i enjoyed reading your blog. been thinking about vegan, hmmmm. i'm sure your blog will bring me more to that kind of healthy practice. you look great and thanks for sharing a lot of tips. maryann

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  10. Brilliant idea! Shopping in the girl's area! That top looks great. I think I like it best with the capris.

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  11. I think I'll keep the dress thanks to Sarah, Yellow House and Sarah, Semi ex-pat.

    Steve, if you think there is a retro vibe then I'm all in. Love a man's opinion. Especially one with good taste!

    Tracy, the reason I wasn't in love w/the dress was because I thought I looked a little pregnant (is there such a thing?) Isn't green your favorite color?

    Verbena Cottage, give vegan a try, you'll never feel better! And you'll lose 10 lbs easily.

    LPC, I wish I was brilliant but I was just looking for something for my grand daughter.

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  12. Janet you look great...I'd keep the dress.
    I may be hot wearing the poly one I got...but it is usually breezy on the water and I bought it for the purpose of wearing it on the boat.
    You look so feminine in these outfits...congratulations on your purchases.

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  13. Janet you are such a beautiful, beautiful woman! And love the clothes- definitely keep the dress, it's gorgeous on you! What would we do without Target?! Last time I was there, I picked up these great plaid button up blouses. xoTrina

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  14. Janet!

    First off - don't return the dress...it looks fabulous on you (and don't apologize for wrinkles - you look amazing!) Second - it was SO fun talking to you today (sorry if I sounded a little frazzled - we had a huge rearrange in the store going on!) Third - About the table....don't worry, I can take all your info over the phone (that way it will be yours!) and we'll keep it at the store until you can make it in! BOOOO to jury duty!! And finally - we'd be THRILLED to help you with your adorable cottage!!! (I'm absolutely IN LOVE with your kitchen!!!!) Can't wait to chat soon!

    Melissa

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  15. Everyone, thank you so much, you are all way too kind. Who knew Target could get such rave reviews!

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  16. You look FABULOUS!! I didn't know about Liberty either until last month. I think they are fun but I am like you, I like a more natural fiber. I think a pop of them here and there is great. You look fantastic. : ) And I like your little buttons for voting.

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  17. I should have done that! I looked at everything the other day and the polyester made it a no go for me! I never thought of looking in the children's section - but I'm thinking an XL child's size will not quite fit me! You look wonderful in those prints!

    xo
    Claudia

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  18. Janet, great finds - I love everything. You are so gorgeous so don't excuse one bit of yourself - love everything on you. Yes, their patterns are so interesting. I am in Houston now and we went to Target last night and checked everything out. Nothing caught my eye as it is not quite my style, but nonetheless such fun design and colours and patterns that I really appreciate it! So nice to get something interesting and new and affordable all at once. :)
    I love inexpensive clothes as long as they don't feel too thin or scratchy. I buy a lot in Canada, a line called Joe, from the Superstore. Do you have those down here? Super design and so affordable.
    xo Terri

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  19. Cute, Cute, Cute!!! You're adorable and I love your new finds! I concur... you must keep that dress- it's my favorite!
    joan

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  20. Oh my gosh i love your new clothes and all the outfits you put together. I did not know Target stocked this brand, will have to go looking ..Mel xxx

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  21. You look amazing in your Target finds. And why are you considering taking the dress back...I love it on you! Just took a peek at your wonderful laundry room post, too. I never knew about the vinegar in a load of whites...will have to give it a try. ~jermaine~

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  22. it is always a pleasure visiting your blog...thanks for dropping by, expect me to visit you here often for more inspirations! take care- maryann

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  23. sorry,i forgot to answer your question- i am in north east of clovis by clovis avenue and sheperds...just a few miles from old town clovis, it is a nice quaint town. have you visited clovis? let me know if you are around the area. take care- maryann

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  24. Hey J, I was reading my $20 American Vogue today (can you believe how spensive it is here?)and saw the Target ads and really felt Jealous. I wish I could access it here. I looked at Slim Paley and liked it but I prefer blogs where all the photos are taken by the blogger and you can see a true snippet of their life (because I am NOSEY). It was very attractive though. Their garden is divine. Will try to get to Mark and Greg's house soon! x

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  25. Janet - The dress is fantastic on you! Keep it! Great ideas!
    Deborah

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  26. I think they both look fabulous on you! Keep the dress. I wish I would have thought to look in the girls section. I am very petite and did not like the adult section at all.

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  27. Okay, i came back and looked until I found this top on you... how did I miss it? Anyhow... I think it is really cute on you even though you returned it. And, as I was scrolling through your blog to find this, I was struck about how much I love your simple, elegant style, both personal and your home.... I read your blog all the time, but I think when I was looking at it all at once it really hit me how great your style is! Still adore that tunic that you wore on your vacation too!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Michelle

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  28. just discovered your blog. (through Slim Paley)

    love it! Wanted to comment that you should never feel that you have to apologize for your neck! I don't like mine either - You look great.
    Keep up the good work on your blog.

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