Sunday, September 27, 2015

Adam Lippes for Target Review! Playing Dress Up!

The Adam Lippes for Target "Mad for Plaid" collection launched in-stores & online today! 
Plus sizes are online only. 

So there was no one shopping! This was the first time in collab history where I walked in 20 minutes after opening and shopped the whole collection with no interference. Not one person. There were limited sizes of each item on the floor, two of each size. The only things I noticed missing were the tumblers! I suspect not enough customers were informed about who this awesome designer was. Either way, the items were decent quality and a lot made of cotton, clothing ran large, flats were tts and too pricey for what the Target customer usually spends on clothing.

 Here I am trying on the hidden wedge pointed toe flat. These have the same feel from earlier collab shoes from Prabal Gurung for Target. Not sure how comfy by the end of the day but felt good, just stiff. A dust bag is included which is a nice touch. I'm also wearing the men's plaid checked beanie for $14.99, I got for the hubby but I have plans to steal it from him. And the backbacks were my favorite. So so cute. As you see in the pic above the inside of the bags have a nice gold designer label that reads Adam Lippes for Target.

 The Pillows were plush and the blankets are not worth it. Better to wait for a sale.

 My favorites men's piece, besides the beanie!

 See nothing missing...just tumblers! 

 Looooove the weekender bag. I want it..$49.99 is pushing it for me since I spent so much on the LcRunway collection at Kohl's this month. But I may splurge anyway. It's one of those pieces you will use forever.
 The other side. Everything on this side was nice quality too. the third shelf is all dog stuff. The bar sets were manly chic. Seems perfect for a bro kind of household. If that makes any sense. It's beautiful though.

 Bags and Shoes! Can never have enough. My least fave bag was probably the smallest, the tan bucket bag. Just too small for anything. If you are going for the bucket bag, I say the black and white, its roomier.

Playing Dress Up:
I had to size down to XS on everything. It's very long and runs big. I'm 5'3 for reference and usually wear a Small in tops/dresses at Target size 26 in pants.

 This was cute untied at the waist on me. When I tied it up it just felt like a bathrobe w/out sleeves. I'm not sold, but for clearance I would consider it.

 This one is my favorite clothing item. I don't mind the long armpit holes, I thought it would bother me but it looks cute with a tank top or long sleeve under. Its 100% cotton too. $39.99 was just a bit too high still. But if I hadn't already spent all my shopping money this month I'd be all over this since Adam Lippes makes great knits.
 Aye yi yi. It's really long and wide and well like a Mexican poncho blanket. 
I don't like the details at the neck..cheapens the look somehow. However it is very soft and warm. 

 This dress looked great on a few instagrammers, I think I'm too petite for it. 

 The pants I love! 
There's a cute checked pattern on the side and drawstring. 
Very comfy and slim fit.

 I don't care for the top, it feels too masculine. Maybe with a skirt instead. the cuffs were interesting, but I don't like the neckline. Also its very long like a shirt dress. Is it a shirt dress? 
That would explain things! :D
 Nah. This is a popular shape for coats but a few people can pull it off. 
I ain't one. It's so big on me! It is really soft and very light yet warm.
 Yay bags! Not my favorite one as previously mentioned.
 Perfect size with handle too.
Weekender be mine!

What did you think of the collection? Did you end up shopping in-store or online?
I'm waiting for clearance but I did buy the beanie :D! 

Friday, September 11, 2015

#LCRunway Ready To Wear & On Sale! A Playing Dress Up Review!!!

Guys, the LC Lauren Conrad Runway Limited Edition collection launched in-stores & online and it's ready to wear straight off the New York runway.

Everything in person is a dream. While not everything suited me, a whole lot of it was swoon worthy and a few pieces I didn't think I wanted, I actually REALLY want now, and those pieces that I did initially want, well now I NEED.

Let's just dive right into the Playing Dress Up post because that's what you all came here for!

For reference I'm about 5'4, and tried sizes 4 and Small. I found a few of the skirts ran small, I could easily go up to size 6 in the skirts (and should, just for a more comfy fit), but it really depends on how you like your clothes to fit, like a glove or with a little room for the piece of cake or two. ;)

Also all the dresses are fully lined with slips!

Prices reflect the 25% off discount. There are more discounts to be added on top of these prices- see end of post for those codes.

Playing Dress Up:

Rose Gold details! Faux suede looks super real! I can only imagine how good this is in person in the forest green as seen on the runway.

Shown zippered and unzipped. Zippered is not to flattering in size 4 on me, I think a 6 might be better if I plan on zipping up. Otherwise fits lovely and feels so soft.
Items Shown:
Ombre Tulle Maxi Skirt $58.50
Faux Suede Moto Jacket $90
Lace Trim Top Gardenia $33

Skirt: excellent quality, lined and just the right amount of pouf. Get it!
Moto Jacket: WIN! Stunning piece.
Top: Nothing special. I say pass.

Item Shown:
Open Back Lace Column Dress $55.50

Argh SO cute! It's a very light shade of blush pink with a cute silvery green bow belt.

Item Shown:
Sequin Pleated Maxi Dress Green Gables $60

Verdict: The sequins at the waist are so pretty and just the right amount of sparkle with that gorgeous green ombre bottom. A winner.

Here's a shot of just the skirt and I'm wearing with my cami, shows how high waisted it is. I'm wearing size 4 in this one but the very last pic below I'm wearing size 6. 6 was better for me, especially if I want to tuck a top inside it or just have some give.

Item Shown:
Floral Maxi Skirt $58.50

Verdict: This is my FAVORITE skirt! It's very flattering and creates a pretty feminine silhouette.

Skirt with LC Runway Tops all below:

Oops this top was a Medium, there was no smalls left so I tried it on anyway.

My necklace is actually picking up the colors from the skirt. A very light purple and grey tones.

Tops from first to last pic:
Lace Trim Top Gardenia $33
Lace Trim Gardenia Blouse $33
**Can't find top 3&4 online, but it was in both store's I visited launch day.
Scallop Lace Crop Top  Natural $45 

1st top: Pass, not really worth it in my opinion.
2nd blouse- very pretty, this is the one Chrissy Teigen wore to the runway show.
3rd: Very soft and comfy, love the light lavender color and it ties into a bow at the neck on the back.
4th: It's pretty. But I prefer the cropped version.
5th:My favorite in the natural color. It's very flattering but is very cropped, looks best with high waisted pants and skirts.

Items Shown:

Scallop Lace Crop Top Gray Violet $45 
Organza Ball Skirt Hushed Violet $55.50

Verdict: This ball skirt makes me feel like a Disney princess, it's a steal of a deal if you have something fancy to go to!

Item Shown:
Lace Maxi Duster $60 

Open or shut this duster is my favorite piece out of the whole collection. There's endless possibilities to wear it. Over a slip dress, belted, over shorts and tank, over jeans, over colored denim and cami, over a tank dress, etc. etc.

Item Shown:
Lace Open Back Crew Neck Sweater $52.50

The Back slightly opens with a wrap and a you can tie the bottom with a bow. A little tricky, but on the runway they wrap the bottom to the front with a bow. The Shoulder pearl details are pretty, but very sheer.

Item Shown:
Floral sweater in-store, not finding it online, so I can't remember the price.
I will update as soon I find out.

Item Shown:
Ruffle Organza Dress $60

Mmk, so this looks awful on me :D. Any other color and I would like it. it's fully lined and very well made.

Item Shown:

Verdict: Ehhh NO! This dress is also awful on me! lol! It's very mumsy. I'm not sure, the model seemed to look good in it, so maybe if you are very tall, have blond hair and an updo, a better tan perhaps? It's a hard look to pull off but it can be done.

Items Shown:
Embroidered Popover top $45
Embroidered Shorts $45

Verdict: Cute, but not on me! The color isn't working for my skin tone. I also think I could go up to a size 6 in these shorts but 4 works.

Item Shown:
Floral Scuba Skirt $40.50
Whisper Pink & Green Gables

Verdict: These skirts I can easily go up to size 6 but 4 is fine too. The scuba material really adds that pouf skirt affect that looks awesome.Very girly!

Ok so that's it, I tried on everything my stores carried. I hope it helped you figure out what might work on you. It turns out I'm not the size I thought I was! haha! So I would believe this collection to run TTS if not slightly on the small side. If you are able to try up a size you should, it might work better for you. You can always order two sizes if you are unsure and return what doesn't work out!

Here's the codes for all to use good until Sept.16:

20% off with code Save 20 
Save 20% off Spend $100 or more Special20
Save 15% off Spend Under $100 Special15

Watch the real runway streamed show here: