I skimmed the Altuzarra for Target collection online at midnight but I was determined to get whatever I liked in store. I had a feeling at the higher price point most of the items are at, that there would be a lot leftover. And there was, but that doesn't mean the collaboration wasn't fabulous, because I j'adored it!
Here's the line outside Target at 7:45am.
And the racks after my playing dress up and countless selfies in the dressing room.
Still pretty stocked and a lot to choose from.
And now the fun part!
For reference I am 5'3 and tried on size 2 & XS, unless noted otherwise.
Playing Dress Up:
1.) Maxi Dress Swiss Dot. Black. $79.99
I'm crazy about this dress! Angeline Jolie meets Rachel Zoe, very boho glam! The dot print on top the sheer overlay is just beautiful. And the length, I'm petite and I can't believe I wouldn't have to tailor this dress if I bought it. This dress is off the charts.
2.) Faux Fur Jacket. $69.99.
3.) Tailored Dress w/Crane Embroidery. $49.99.
Straight up Real Housewives of New Jersey over here.
And I'm kind of loving it! :D
It's really warm and heavy too but not crazy bulky.
I was wearing the fur over this tuxedo dress. It had great details from the embroidery down to the gold side zipper. I believe this one was a size 4 (the only dress I tried that wasn't a 2), so I went up a size, it fits like a glove so keep that in mind.
And a slit to boot.
4.) Velvet Blazer. Ruby Hill. $59.99.
5.)Velvet Tuxedo Ankle Pants. Ruby Hill. $39.99.
That 70s outfit.
Truth be told, I thought this was hideous when I saw it online and on some morning show. It doesn't read well on TV I think. But it's actually really really cute. I love a good blazer, and this is a fantastic one. Pockets are not functional though, but the velvet is very luxe and soft.
The pants are pretty cool too. I love the ankle fit. The problem is with the bunching in the crotch, it's kind of low rise too. I wish I tried on the black pair. And while it's a pretty unique outfit I can't get over the fact that I'm sort of channeling Zac Posen, right?
6.) Satin Dress Orchid Print. Purple. $49.99.
I literally couldn't stretch my arms up any higher than this picture below.
It was opposite that classic moment in the movie the Christmas Story, "I can't put my arms down!"
I can't put my arms up!
7.) Peasant Dress w/Embroidery. Ruby Hill. $54.99.
8.) Sweater w/Crane Embroidery. $49.99.
My name is Franci and I'm a sweater-holic. And my real reason for shopping Altuzarra for Target this morning you ask? This sweater. Its fabulous as far as sweaters go, and the gold cranes are magical (I can't prove that). I really like the material and stretchy softness. The long sleeves are perfect for long arms. I'm going to treasure it.
9.) Orchid Print Sweater. $29.99.
10.) Over the Knee Boot. $79.99.
After I was done shopping I went to see what shoes were left, only the boots. So naturally I tried these heart breakers on. They are actually easy to walk in and comfortable. The bad news? Well I have a lack of calves unfortunately, so I couldn't fill it out. And it bunched at the ankles.
11.) Faux Croc Belt. $29.99.
12.) Sheer Swiss Dot Scarf. $29.99.
I love the belt, it will accent many dresses, high waisted skirts, and trench coats.
The fringe scarf is a nice dose of boho-chic.
Overall, this has to be the most impressive collaboration at Target yet. The pictures online did no justice. In person it was impressive, beautiful and quality made (real embroidery, functional details from buttons, zippers to heavy weighted material) at least as much as Target can achieve at their price point.
A lot of the items surpassed my expectations and surprised me. Some of my favorite pieces look like they could actually be from Nordstrom or even Altuzarra's designer line, no joke.
And like any collab addict, here's my haul. :)
What did you think of the collection?
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