I am not a morning person. But, for the sake of fashion, I woke up early this morning and drove myself over to Target. Upon arrival, a staff member was telling me about another woman who showed up at 8 am and was taking pictures, which isn’t allowed. So, I kept my camera hidden. I grabbed as much stuff as I could without looking crazy and trudged off to the dressing room.
First, the clothes run small. Get at least one size up from what you normally wear, maybe two.
Third, I didn’t buy a thing and I will explain why after I show some photos of what I tried on.
I wasn’t able to try on the cute mod trench, because my Target didn’t have it (boo). But I was able to try on a bunch of the other stuff I’d had my eye on.
I tried on a grommeted tee and skirt (not meant to be worn together, obviously!)
A tux bodysuit and brocade skirt. BTW- don’t expect to be able to snap the bodysuit together once you get it on- even if you get it a few sizes larger (REALLY TIGHT!!)
I absolutely loved this dress. It was amazing! I loved the zipper detail on the front and the big bow! This was on my short list to purchase.
This sweater dress was… interesting. It was soft, and had a nice sheen to it. But the see-through skirt threw me for a loop.
Now this was the dress EVERYONE was talking about. The long one, with the train and the awesome safety-pin print. It was pretty cool. But where the hell am I going to wear a dress with a train except prom? And, I’m too old for prom now!
I really wanted to like this dress and for the most part, I did. It was just not really something I could see myself wearing often, or ever really. I liked the print and the color though.
Now this was the dress I went in there for. This was the dress I was ready to buy, had the money in my hands, wanted to own.
But I didn’t buy it. Why? Well, it was too short for work. And the ribbon was uneven, meaning I’d look uneven when wearing. And, there was a weird tail in the back where one part of the fabric was a little too long, but there was no way to fix it.
In all, I loved the brocade dress and the polka dot dress but purchased neither. The brocade dress was too expensive for my taste ($75) and I only knew of one place I would for sure wear it- a wedding for a friend next month. The polka dot dress was nixed because it was messed up and I’m not buying a messed up dress even if it has Zac Posen’s name on the tag.
My opinion about this collection? Much nicer fabrics, great silhouettes and great prints. I’m just not all about the prices. It is a Target collection. The prices should reflect that. And yes, I know, there will be outliers like the red suede jacket (not that impressed, I must admit), and yes, I know “it’s Zac Posen!” But, I can’t fathom spending $75 on a dress, no matter how beautiful, if I can only think of one place I’d wear it. I got my wedding dress on sale (half off, thankyouverymuch!), so I’m terribly thrifty, almost to a fault.
If you can afford it, I’d totally recommend the brocade dress.
Anyone buy anything, or want to buy anything?