After viewing the lookbook for this collection, I was definitely excited to see it. I knew, though, that it's pretty easy to make cheap clothes look good with lighting and good photography. So I was curious to see what they looked like in real life.
I'm happy to say that I was pretty impressed with the collection as a whole. The standouts were definitely the dresses and skirts, but there were some great tops as well. I was really wanting to check out the yellow peplum top, and while they didn't have it in my size, I loved the one I saw. The texture is really great - something you can't see in the pictures online. It's kind of nubbly?
Anyway, here are some of the items I DID get to try on. I'll list prices if I can find them, but the in-store only items don't list prices online.
The first thing I picked up was this blue floral dress. I'm so glad I did because it was so adorable on. Very flattering (only if it's belted, without it was really shapeless). It comes with that cute golden yellow belt, which really gave it some oomph. This one was hard to let go of.
|Jason Wu for Target Navy Floral dress - $39.99|
|Jason Wu long sleeve sheer blouse|
The next item I tried on was a short sleeved blouse with a tie at the neck. I loved the color and the tie, as well as the fit. But the closures were snaps, and cheaper snaps that seemed to come undone pretty easily (like when pulling it over my head). A pass, but only because I wish it was a little sturdier. This would be adorable with a black skirt.
|Jason Wu short sleeve dotted blush blouse - $34.99|
|Jason Wu short sleeve striped tee|
|Jason Wu short sleeve tee with tie - $22.99|
|Jason Wu sleeveless top with sheer panel|
The navy floral pleated skirt was one of my favorites. These skirts are super flattering, and I was really impressed by the quality. I could definitely see this one falling right into my wardrobe. Overall, I think the navy floral items were my favorite.
|Jason Wu navy floral pleated skirt|
|Jason Wu sleeveless pleated dress - $39.99|
Last, I snagged one of the cycle print dresses to try on. I didn't really expect to like this, as I thought the pearl neckline was a little over the top. But as soon as I had it on, I loved it. It was a little twee, with the wheel print, the high neckline, and the pearls. But I could definitely see it for work, and I loved the sleeves and the colors.
|Jason Wu short sleeve printed cycle dress|
As it was, Brett offered to buy me one of them as a V-day gift. i almost took him up on it, with the belted navy floral dress - even got in the checkout! But I ultimately decided to stick with the freeze and leave them all for someone else.
This is probably my favorite Target designer collection so far, considering only clothes. Yep, even better than Missoni - which was really hit or miss for women's clothes. The accessories in this collection (I saw two of the woven bags, the blue floral bag, and a blue floral scarf) were cute, but the clothes were definitely the stars!