Altuzarra for Target Picks

Early Sunday morning wake-ups are rare for me; not my favorite at all. Rather sleep in, eat brunch, workout, do nothing. But after accomplishing so much and  realizing its still early – is such a dream! Was able to go for a long walk and catch up with a friend, for a bike ride, and watch football (my old new weekly tradition).

Reason I woke up so early?! Designer collaboration release at Target!

This season Target collaborated with French designer Joseph Altuzarra – a women’s ready-to-wear clothing designer. Why do luxe fashion designers collabo with Target or H&M? People either LOVE it or DESPISE it. I’m all about it – think it’s really great exposure for a brand and it makes high fashion available to people who it would normally never reach.

Danielle from Dusk & Rubies and I tried on every piece of clothing in the collection available in stores. Our quick review: LOVE that the price point capped at $80! (major!) The shoes (boots & booties) felt and looked cheap – PASS! Many of the fabrics were soft and comfortable, felt high quality. The oxford shirts are well-fitted and are a great length in the back (lay nicely over my butt – great for tall girls!). The oxfords can also be styled several different ways and are a great piece to add to your wardrobe! Specifically the lightweight shirts felt cheap and that we could’ve purchased the exact item at forever21 for $7.80.  All of the jackets had this awkward bouffant style add-in on the back – it was weird. There were several pieces and cuts that made me look and feel bigger than I was (obv, no bueno) but FYI…

Top Picks / Must Have’s

Black Pencil Skirt

Has a great slit on the front left leg. Great piece that can be worn “dressed up” or “dressed down.” See my post later this week about how I’m pairing it to work this week. Give a pencil skirt a super casual downtown vibe.

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Tailored Shirts

This shirt can be worn literally 15 different ways – with jeans and boots, with a pencil skirt pictured above, throw a thick grey chunky sweater over it, or add a scarf, or a statement necklace, pair with black skinny pants and add glasses, add a fur vest over this. Seems pretty boring, but the fit is fantastic. There is also an orchid printed silky shirt (similar to sweatshirt below) with the French cut and it’s amazing.

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Silky Sweatshirt

Worn here by yours truly is the orchid print sweatshirt. The front is a smooth “silky fabric” aka polyester and the rest is a cotton/poly blend. I’m wearing it with J.Crew white pants (Yes! after Labor Day & Yes! it’s OK!), Michele watch, Hermes bangle, assorted Catbird rings, Eddie Borgo Single Cone Necklace. Super comfortable fit – I want to wear this every day.

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Don’t mind the mirror picture… it made me laugh too.

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