We went to Target rather randomly this weekend, not to buy school supplies (for once), but just to wander around. Missoni is releasing their line on the 13th (dangerous...) but I figured that they would be clearing out their back-to-school dorm stuff. And they actually do have really great 30% off bedding sales and clearance right now.
I picked up a comforter/dust ruffle/sham set in white that reminded me of the rosette set from Anthro. The real thing is super soft jersey and amazingly wrinkle-resistant. However, it runs over $300 once shams are figured in. The 100% cotton set I found at Target were marked down half off from $99 to $49, plus two adorable apple towels at $2.99 each, minus a $23 gift certificate balance, came to about $38. So, 1/10th of the cost for a whole bed set and kitchen linen. Yay for mathiness!
Two major problems presented themselves once I got the comforter set home:
- Blinding whiteness. We're talking over-bleached teeth. It makes the rest of our bedding just look like it has the cruds.
- Enormous fluffiness. As in, this comforter won't even fit in the washing machine. Not promising for something that is guaranteed to show every spot and stain.
Additionally, I played around with a red and white gingham tablecloth and the new red apple towels to see how these gorgeous sheets from Garnet Hill would look with the new white bedding. I love the idea of adding more pops of red in our house to warm up the cool blue and green walls.