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Target’s Go International Designer Collective: March to April 2011

Sorry for being a bit late on this news, but I was perusing my latest “People Style Watch” and saw a bit about Target’s “Go International” line (see online article here). Target announced last year that they will be presenting 34 dresses from 17 previous designers of their “Go International” line. This includes designers such as Erin Fetherston, Rodarte, Thakoon, Tucker and Zac Posen. Expected re-release will be March 13 through April 10, 2011.

I am a big fan of the Go International designers Target has chosen so far. The actual 34 dresses that are a part of this collection have not been released as of yet, so check back and I will be sure to include the latest on this exciting upcoming launch!

(Photo courtesy of People Style Watch)

Update: FabSugar.com has a sneak peek of all 34 dresses (click here)!  Looks like I have a few of the dresses already, but so many that I don’t.  Thanks Jessica (her blog is Year of the Labbit) for the link!

In The Navy

I’ve fallen in love with my new pair of navy blue suede Naughty Monkey boots that I bought recently on Zappos.com (seen here). It’s no surprise that I’ve worn them almost everyday since I bought them and even wore them shopping all day two Saturdays ago. The mid-heel makes them comfortable for walking and perfect for any outfit. I wore them with jeans and leggings for a few days, then decided to try them with my pretty little bird printed dress (last seen here). The navy blue color just makes them pop against anything I’ve worn, especially black.

Outfit: Erin Fetherston for Target jacket (seen here); Burberry sunglasses; Cotton On dress; Naughty Monkey boots; Zac Posen for Target belt; Kate Spade bag; Juicy Couture ring

Velveteen Rabbit

I bought this Erin Fetherston for Target shirt awhile ago, but never found an opportunity to wear it.  Now that I’ve worn several animal-themed pieces of clothing (a bird print dress and leopard jacket come to mind), I felt that I could finally bring out my fun rabbit print shirt.  It’s also been awhile since I’ve worn this jacket.  It’s not really velvet, but it’s a fine enough corduroy that it feels like it. 

I wore the jacket and shirt with one of my favorite styles of pants:  the wide-leg.  I have several incarnations of the wide-legged pant, and these Guess jeans are one of the widest I own.  I like these types of jeans rather than the flare because they are full all the way through the leg instead of tight in the thighs up until the wide part extends from just below the knee.  I like the way the jeans were a little distressed and faded, so I couldn’t bring myself to have them tailored.  So now I just wear them with my super-high platforms, like these Jeffrey Campbell suede clogs.  But even these jeans were almost too long.  You can see my clogs barely peeking out from beneath them.

Outfit:  Unknown brand fine corduroy jacket; Bebe crown brooch; Erin Fetherston for Target shirt; Guess jeans; Jeffrey Campbell suede clogs.

Photos by Deon Chen

Buckle Up

Thinking about meeting Alan Wilder this Saturday (see the original post here) has sparked my inner goth again, so I’ve been loving everything buckled, lace & laced, strappy, chained, zippered and studded.  It started with seeing the Dolce Vita for Target boots while shopping for necessities for my son, and the hunting went from there.  Now I’m trying to think of what to wear for my fateful meeting with Mr. Wilder, not necessarily for him, but how I want to remember my day in pictures.  I’m definitely steering away from wearing the concert/Depeche Mode shirt to the signing because I don’t want to be “that guy/girl” (PCU:  “What’s this? You’re wearing the shirt of the band you’re going to see? Don’t be that guy.“). 

I’m sure my posts for the rest of this week will be infused with dark and gothic images as well as all things musical.  I’m so very excited for Saturday!  Not only will I get to meet a personal musical idol, but I’ll be surrounded by friends who were there to witness the lifelong fandom from day one until now. 

(Click on each picture for a link to the item)

Hearts & Flowers

The weather is so ever-changing that I did start getting out my coats this week.  I wore my wellies to work earlier in the day because of the rain, and brought my new booties from Lulus.com to change into at the office (you can still get an exclusive 15% off discount until Oct 29 with this code).  The rain lightened up a bit and I was able to get a few pictures in a couple of my favorite pieces:  a floral print dress by Alice Temperley and a black wool empire waist swing coat with velvet accents by Erin Fetherston, both from their “Go International” lines for Target. 

This jacket is so well made and the heart applique on the back and pockets makes it that much more adorable.  I wore it everywhere when I first got it.  The empire waist was great for when I was pregnant and went London during the fall two years ago.  I only saw it on one other person just this year, when my husband and I were in New York in May.  It was the first coat I thought about when the weather started to cool down, and will be a coat I return to time and again.

Outfit:  Erin Fetherston for Target wool coat; Alice Temperley for Target floral print dress; Target tights; Mixx Sarah 01 Black Suede High Heel Ankle Boot (seen here in gray)

Coat of the Week: Semi-Casual Friday


After a full morning of taking care of some things for my mom yesterday, my sister came over in the afternoon to help me with some of my “Coat of the Week” pictures.  I think she did a great job, don’t you?

A cashier at the grocery store said to me, “I love that jacket, you must be receiving tons of compliments on it!  It’s something that can make any outfit feel sexy, either dressed up or down.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself!

Outfit:  Rodarte for Target jacket; Burberry sunglasses; Forever 21 tank; Juicy Couture hooded shirt; Tiffany Keys Heart necklace; 7 For All Mankind “A” Pocket Bootcut Jeans; Steve Madden booties

Photos by Rholnna Jiao

Coat of the Week: Minor Setback

As my husband and I were setting up for pictures of the first outfit for my “Coat of the Week” pictorial, we experienced a minor setback:  I broke my camera.  I was walking away from my husband while handing him the camera and didn’t realize that my hand was still in the strap.  Next thing I know…crash!  My little Canon Power Shot never stood a chance against that tough pavement.  We need to send it into the manufacturer to get it fixed.

We managed to get a picture before it completely stopped working.  Luckily for us, we have more than one working camera.  I’ll be using either a Pentax Optio 750Z or my husband’s Sony A (alpha) 350.

When at first you don’t succeed…try, try again!

Outfit:  Rodarte for Target jacket; H&M shirt; Miss Selfridge wide legged pants & pendant; bebe crown brooch; Jeffrey Campbell oxfords

A Cascade of Coupons

Click on each of the pictures to connect to a great deal.  Enjoy!




Sucker for Tucker

The Tucker for Target line was everything I thought it would be and more.  The prints and fabrics were so rich, light and felt gorgeous on the skin.  I purchased the signature dress in the lawn bird print and the trench jacket in green herringbone (both pictured in this post).  I wore them together for work today and received tons of compliments because the colors were fall ready (olive and violet), but still so light that I could wear them now and not feel hot and weighted down in this transitioning California weather. 

I’m going post pictures to show how versatile the looks can be with these pieces.  I wore them together today, but the dress can be worn by itself or as a layering piece because it’s a shirt dress with buttons all the way down the front. 

The trench jacket is so light that it can also be layered.  I also love that the jacket has a very pretty floral lining and the fabric color and texture made the jacket feel so very vintage.  I read a review where the person thought the trench jacket was not practical because it only had a button on the top and only wrapped at the waist without any other buttons to secure the jacket closed.  I actually found this very practical because I would wear it without the belt to give the jacket a cardigan feel.  Then I could button it at the top and use the belt to close the jacket up.  A big plus was that the jacket has pockets, which are always mommy friendly.

I wanted to love the diamond print signature dress, but the pattern didn’t look quite right on me.  My husband even said that it was too jagged, so I had to sadly leave it behind.  I will, however, be buying the skirt in orange herringbone, the tie front blouse in orange polka-dot print and the other signature dress in floral print.  I’m still deciding on the butterfly printed shirt, the tunic sweater in brown stripes and a couple of the camisole dresses.  The Persian bomber jacket…can’t forget about that either. 

If there was a camel jacket, I think Tucker for Target would have covered everything I would want for fall.  Well, almost…

Temple Worship

Temple St. Clair Red Bib Necklace in 14k Gold Plated Brass

Target hits the mark again with a beautiful line from Temple St. Clair, designer of fine jewelry and heirloom pieces.   

I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I recently went to my local Target to check them out because I needed to be sure that what I saw online matched what I saw in person.  I was glad to see that the Temple St. Clair for Target pieces are as gorgeous up close and personal, as they are affordable.  

I’ll be going back to Target soon to pick up a few dresses from their Tucker for Target line coming out on Sunday.  In the meantime, I’m still in a haze after my spa treatment earlier today.  I’m currently relaxing in Mesquite, Nevada watching the Saints vs the Vikings with my husband (the official start to the NFL 2010 season!).  I’m excited to see my son tomorrow, after being away for the last two days.  I’ll also post pictures of my outfit tomorrow for Fashion’s Night Out as a preview to the night itself, which I will post on Saturday.  Have a good night!