Jason Wu for Target
Hey ya’ll — I got a haircut. Five inches shorter with long, heavy, blunt bangs. You like? Still getting used to it and the annoyance of hair in my eyes, but it feels so much lighter. And when I wear it up, I feel super chic. Also, because I chose to keep the bangs long (they fall just past my brows), it lets me wear them a lot of different ways — straight down, swept casually to the side, or even parted in the middle to frame my face and cheeks.
But my haircut is not the only new thing I’ve gotten recently. Last Sunday, I managed to snag a whole Jason Wu for Target look. And not just any look — the exact one that I had wanted.
Seriously, it was a miracle, considering how crazy customers have gotten for the previous releases of Missoni for Target and Versace for H&M. I had work, so I didn’t get to my neighborhood Target until around 4:30 pm. It was the same day the Jason Wu collection had been released in stores, but I was expecting the racks to be picked clean already.
I was right… for the most part. A few t-shirts, a couple of blouses, and a few dresses still remained, but they were all too big. I was about to lose hope, when out of an act of desperation, I decided to try the fitting rooms, figuring there might be the tiniest glimmer of a possibility that something in my size had been discarded and not yet re-shelved. Sure enough, what should I find but the cute combo I’m wearing in these photos.
I paired the Jason Wu for Target floral pleated skirt and lace inset floral blouse with a distressed black leather braided belt, some knit thigh-high socks, and a Topshop faux fur coat. I kept the accessories simple — just a vintage striped knit beanie from my grandma and tan leather thick-heeled booties from Topshop.
The quality of Jason Wu’s Target collection is quite nice, considering this whole outfit I wore cost me less than $60 (pre-tax). It’s made out of polyester, but it feels silky and airy and doesn’t look cheap at all. I wasn’t exactly thrilled with a cut of some of the other items I saw in the store — there’s a dress made out of the same fabric as my pleated skirt and blouse combination, but the way it is gathered over the bust makes it impossible for anyone with a small chest to pull it off without the front sagging awkwardly. Even this look is a little loose on me — I usually wear a size 2, yet the size 2 skirt has the tendency to slip down on my waist. Nothing that can’t be fixed with a belt or a few quick stitches, just word to the wise, you might want to try and buy a size down if you have a figure like mine.
I do love the fact that what I thought originally was a dress turned out to be a matching skirt and shirt set. It means I’ll be able to wear the pieces a thousand different ways — more bang for my buck.
Happy Saturday! I’m off to an art gallery show tonight; blog post to follow of course.