I’ll get right to it, I’m a Target devotee. I’ve been a fan for as long as I can remember. My first shopping triumph at Target consisted of a sky blue mini skirt in terry cloth (yes, I admit, pretty cringe-worthy) and a red crewneck tee emblazoned with the Cookie Monster. Super cute, I know. However, I was eleven so I, as I hope the world did, cut myself a little slack. Now that I’m closer to adulthood than tween-dom I find nothing more satisfying than walking into that big, over air-conditioned mecca and finding gems hidden between the rows of awkwardly fitted capris and the seemingly season-less terrycloth cover-ups.
Target’s biggest success in recent years has been its capsule collections from prominent designers. The retail giant’s cache allows them to draw huge names like Luella Bartley, Zac Posen, Anna Sui, and most recently Missoni this last September (which notably crashed their website). The newest line, Jason Wu, was released last week.
I, for one, am extremely frustrated. Target released the Missoni collection on September 13, our first day of Wildcat Welcome, and so despite attempts to stalk a pair of flats I desperately wanted on my Blackberry, the entire thing sold out in hours. Again, this time because of my own laziness, nearly all of Jason Wu’s collection has sold out as well. The collection, a mix of French nouveau and ladylike simplicity, is absolutely gorgeous. I’m particularly obsessed with a cap-sleeved pleated blouse that comes in rich shades of crimson as well as a deep mustard yellow. Even besides the blouses, I loved the entire rest of the collection, seasonally inappropriate nature aside.
However, a girl can dream. If you were lucky enough to get your hands on any of the collection, I dare you to rock a dress this February. I mean really, there’s nothing a pair of tights can’t remedy.