Those of you who are/were interested in the collection already know what the pieces look like. The Internet is saturated with photos of the collection, and quick google search is all that is needed, so I won't bore you there, but I did want to delve a little deeper into the details as I see them.
I wore one of the tops today and wanted to take some outfit of the day pics, but I had the gym after work, so I didn't wear the outfit tonight. (Can you imagine wearing this to the gym? LOL!) I definitely wasn't about to put it back on and do my makeup again after the gym, so this is what you get to see of it. I went back to Target today and tried on another top so I took a picture in the fitting room.
Here's a closeup of my nails. I put on Feel Me Up last night. I fully intended on using some stamping plates and doing some flowers in Time Traveler with red centers. But I was too tired (read: lazy) to follow through on that one.
Anyway, let's get onto the details shall we? Here is a closeup of the details on the top I wore today. The lines are good, the sewing is good, no complaints. I think this was $26.99 - I have paid $60 for similar quality shirts at department stores.
A look at another shirt. This one to me was an impeccable example of the quality. I found this one to be really well made. I was seriously impressed that this shirt was $26.99. Easily worth between $60 - 80 if it were at a department store.
Just for reference I decided to throw in this 100% silk Rachel Roy shirt that retails for $395. (No I did not pay that for this shirt! You know me better than that!) You can see the frayed thread on this shirt. Um hello! for $395 there should not be this fraying. (not even for what I paid for it should there be this fraying) But besides this the quality of this shirt is great and it is 100% silk. The Jason Wu for Target shirts are Polyester at best. These are the details that allow the collection at Target to be so affordable. But believe me side by side, not knowing anything about material and brands, Juan thought the light blue Jason Wu for Target was comparable to the Rachel Roy shirt in quality.
Details on one of the dresses. The material on this dress is thin and a bit flimsy, but super soft. Worth the price of the dress, but no more. This one was a bit baggy, so I sized down and it was still a bit loose. But with a nude belt and camel colored wedges, this is going to be a perfect summer BBQ dress!
Up next: The pleated skirt. This was another well executed piece. LOVE this skirt, but since I'm not 5'8"it goes to my knee, which means I will need to bring it to a tailor to bring up the length a bit. Who knows what that will cost or if it is even worth it. But with a 90 day return policy, I have the time to find out and decide.
This is where the outer layer of the skirt is sewn to the lining. A little pucker but when you undo the sewing it will undo.
This is where you can see the cost savings. This looks like I sewed it on myself. Actually I think I would have done a better job. Just sayin'
Now onto a tote and two clutches. First up the tote. I am not typically one to carry a tote, but this one is amazingly thick and good quality. I have seen some department store brands equal in quality and even a bit inferior in quality go for a lot more than this one.
Love that it has the little detailing on the bottom.
A look inside reveals a zipper pocket and two side pockets. Love that!
not one exposed seam on the handle of the bag.
Onto the clutch. Here is where I have a complaint. Target had three of these clutches and all of them were a bit off in evenness if you ask me. See how the left seems to be a bit lower than the right. No matter what I tried with any of them, they all lifted on the right as if they were put together just a bit off. But overall it isn't something that is big enough to effect the $29.99 price tag. The "straw" material is a canvas material that looks like it will clean easily too. No worry of staining. I LOVE this bag! I would say this is perfect for a summer wedding or a dressy afternoon event, or even a cute little vacation clutch to a summery location, but I would never call this an evening bag.
A look inside!
OK one of my biggest grips with handbags is that I think they should have a middle piece with a zipper so I can separate my stuff and make it easier to find. I can never seem to find this feature in any bag other than B Makowsky, and with the exception of a few of his bags, I am just not a huge fan of his style. So I was super stoked to see this feature in a $30 bag! Wahoo!
I loved it so much that I bought the lace clutch too! Love the hardware! This is a great one to transition it from a day clutch to an evening clutch. This bag is cloth and lace. No canvas on this one. Online it looked as if it were faux lace, I was happy to see they didn't skimp on this one.
I have a few pieces coming in the mail still and I haven't seen the large bag, so I can't comment on that one or any of the other pieces. But overall I was impressed.
What's the point of this review if the items are supposedly sold out at every Target. Well for one my Target still had tons of stuff left. They said they just put out more this morning. Also people will start returning stuff they don't want soon. And with a 90 day return policy, those items that don't sell on Ebay will most likely end up back at Target right before the 90 days are up and will most likely end up on Clearance and you can really score then! Lastly if you decide you just can't do without, you may want to check out Ebay. Some of these items might be worth the bit of the price hike on there if you can get over the fact that people bought them just to resell them at a higher than retail price. I wouldn't go super high over the retail price, but if there is an item you just can't live without, then it might be worth it for you.
Oh and for those who saw me post that I would be doing a give away and posting details on here today, sorry for the delay. I will have the giveaway posted before I leave for New York, but this post got so long, I think that that giveaway needs it's own post. Also we are still fleshing out the details of the give-away. But keep an eye out as I will be giving away the tote and the cream and black clutch to two lucky people! You didn't think I would buy all this and not think of you guys did you? So if you're a die hard fan like me and missed out, there's still a chance to score a piece from this collection! Stay tuned...
Did you get anything from this collection? Was it a dud for you or are you just as obsessed as me? I would love to hear your thoughts!