03 March 2014
A Lot of Pilotto
Here I am sporting my first purchase (and keeper) from a Target designer collaboration.
Granted I get as excited as everyone else when a new designer collaboration is announced and ooh and ahh appreciatively at the budget-friendly pieces to be released, but I've always been kind of turned off at the hysteria produced over some of the collabs. There are very few things I'm willing to get up early on a weekend for and crowding around the doors of a Target to prepare to cat fight with other women is not really my idea of fun (hello Missoni, Phillip Lim).
I did buy a few pieces from the anniversary re-release of some designer collab "greatest hits" but ended up returning both dresses because ultimately they seemed impractical for me to wear. I do regret missing out on some cute dresses from Tucker and accessories from Missoni though - but not enough to pay some (still!) inflated Ebay pricing for them. I'm always a bit hesitant to initially purchase from the collab collections because I always have to ask myself whether I actually want the item because I like it or because everyone else does.
I guess another part of the "problem" for me with these Target collabs is that some of the pieces are so distinctive that you immediately can spot them (i.e., this dress) - and some of the pieces themselves are so distinctive that though they are pretty, I can't really think of any other way to wear them (i.e., this dress).
Thanks to a bout of unintended insomnia and Internet browsing during the wee hours of the collab release date, this dress is mine (I also got the red one, but it looked so bleh on me) and I quite like it. The print is out there but not too out there. And it's flippy - I like flippy!
What do you think of Target designer collaborations? What was your favorite collection? Are there any collab pieces you own that you adore - or regret?
Jacket: F21 (worn here - sim, sim)
Dress: Peter Pilotto for Target belted dress (or check stores - same in red, more traditional)
Necklace: Purple Peridot pennant (worn here - the original, sim, bolder)
Bracelet: F21 modernist layered
Shoes: Madewell film noir (worn here - sim, sim)
Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (worn here - sim, sim, foldover)