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These cognac colored velour, lace-up ballet flats are from Target. (I know!)   

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Eddie Borgo for Target

Eddie Borgo for Target is available for purchase this weekend, Sunday, July 12th! Target’s designer collaborations bring luxury to everyday consumers in a huge way; with an affordable price point, top-notch quality and super chic aesthetic. This is a first-of-it’s-kind, limited edition collaboration with the jewelry and handbag designer, Eddie Borgo. He has created authentic jewelry, handbags and wall art (think dreamcatchers…so RAD!)

Eddie Borgo for Target Dreamcatcher - photo from Target Style
Eddie Borgo for Target Dreamcatcher – photo from Target Style

Eddie’s collection is MAJOR. He’s a passionate designer who likes to get it right and makes sure that every piece he works on is special. And his Target collection is just that – completely special, beautiful and totally customizable! Creating a custom aspect to the Target collection is the best move I’ve seen a designer ever fuse into a department store collabo. Everybody wants it, but nobody wants the same thing as everybody else, right? So now you can have what you like, but you can change it up to however you prefer. So your new Eddie Borgo necklace that the girl in line behind you is also purchasing will be completely different after you add in other charms.

Love this Marble Clutch!!! (Photo from Target Style)
Love this Marble Clutch!!! (Photo from Target Style)

“We created components that all come apart and go back together – everything’s convertible,” said designer Eddie Borgo. “I’ve never seen this type of collaboration in the marketplace. It’s the first of its kind.”

Target’s look book which was released on June 22, 2015 captures beautiful photos of the DIY items and features both Eddie Borgo and the supermodel for this campaign, Poppy Delevigne.

photo from Target Style
photo from Target Style

My favorite part about this collection is how much both Eddie Borgo & Target are incorporating the users into the story of this launch. The goal is to get everyone involved and share the creative objects that everyone is making with these customizable products. If you purchase and make something definitely #EddieBorgoforTarget.

This awesome video shows the launch in NYC and more about Eddie’s personal insight into the collection!

My picks are anything marble printed and the dreamcatcher for sure!

from Target Style
from Target Style Launch Party in NYC

“Priced from $7.99 to $49.99 the Eddie Borgo for Target collection will be available at select Target stores and Target.com beginning Sunday, July 12. Follow @TargetStyle and @EddieBorgo and join the conversation on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using #EddieBorgoforTarget.”

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.

d’Orsay Flats

d'Orsay Flats

Adore. Chic. Perfect. Flats. The d’Orsay is a shoe style where the vamp of the shoe is cut away very close to the toe box, and the sides are cut away revealing the arch of the foot. These are often times made as pumps but as flats are just as versatile and give a “borrowed from the boys” look. Just picked up the Chinese Laundry “Easy Does It” d’Orsay flats which you can see after the jump. Many other majeee styles that are favorites are shown in the photo collage – personal favorites Manolo & Joie.