i've had a lot of luck at target lately. those who follow me on twitter .. you may have noticed that i go to target... um...all of the time.. like, i'm there a minimum of twice a week. i live close to at least six targets and considering how often i'm there..i'm surprised i just don't live at one.
(because sometimes... i know their stock better than their employees. and i called myself a targeteer the other day. yeeeeah. i know.)
recently, i've been obsessed with liberty of london and cynthia vincent. first off, i'm a sucker for anything with a good floral print. and secondly, we all know i have a shoe problem. a bad one. but that's clearly an issue i need to address with a trained professional who handles shopping addictions.
i was down in south (or central? i dunno. sort of on the border, so whatevs) jersey right before the zac posen collection came out and what do i find? A TARJAY! across the street from my other mothership (nordstrom). i'm one of those people who gets fascinated to visit stores that are near me anyway, but in different locations.
now i really sound like i have a shopping problem...
i went in to see if the zac posen line came in early.. i found this maxi and two black skirts but it didn't do anything for me.
what did though was this display.
and i lost my self control.
what i think is a little odd (and i guess pretty lucky on my behalf) is that the target website lists most of what i bought as new and at full price. i'm guessing that maybe this store marked it down early and/or by mistake. the other targets that i went to did not have most of the selection in stock (perhaps either sold out or not in yet?) .. which i also found pertty (wtf? why did i just type pertty?) pretty odd. also, there are reviews from early march...so i guess it's not completely new. but i'm definitely not complaining.
some of the stuff i bought/saw isn't available online, so i'll just talk about/review what you can currently order online right now. i don't know if what i bought is a specific collection, but most of it falls into the "vintage sea life" section online. as always, the online stock photos do nothing for the collection..and honestly, this stuff didn't completeeeely completely impress me until i actually was wearing it.
nautical double strand necklace
i'm someone who has to try everything on, regardless of if it looks horrible on the hanger/on display. i need to actually see it on me to make a decision. this necklace's vibrant colors instantly caught my eye, but i wasn't sure if i was exactly feeling it. i am SO glad that i tried it on because it's probably my favorite out of all of the things that i bought. this will look amazing with my simple michael kors dress. it's the perfect statement necklace for the summer. i was able to get this for $20.
starfish beaded multi strand necklace
this caught my eye in the display, but i'll be honest..it didn't look like something that i would actually wear. again, i'm glad that i tried it on. it's definitely not the typical piece that i'd gravitate towards but i'm so glad that i picked it up. this is another great statement piece for the summer. while i think it would look great with a simple LBD, it also looked pretty cute with the simple white vneck that i was wearing when i tried it on. i paid like $27 for this.
enamel hinged bangle bracelet
found here in aqua, white, turquoise and coral (or as target likes to call it, coarl. clearly, someone isn't utilizing spell check..)
this bracelet is what originally caught my eye. it's so much prettier in person. can someone pleeeease tell me if there's a similar designer bracelet? they remind me of something that i've seen before but i can't pinpoint where/what. anyway, in person this bracelet looks more like a minty green rather than aqua. really cute and simple. the advertisement has them layered. i snagged this bracelet in the three colors available at the store for like $9. it's listed online as $12.99..and i wanted to complete my set so i bought the white at full price. definitely worth it - you'd pay much more in a boutique for something similar.
starfish oversized pendant necklace
this also caught my eye as i was passing. i LOVE long necklaces that i can just put on easily..i'm really bad with hooking clasps (hahaha :p). i adore the cute starfish design.. i think it always reminds me of florida, where i spent a good chunk of my childhood. i snagged this necklace for $5. it's currently sold out online but the list price is $19.99.
cast coral oversized pendant necklace
this was laying on the side (well, two of them were) and i wasn't sure if i was feeling it at first. of course, i changed my mind when i actually tried it on. i was afraid that it would look too much like a snowflake but it really doesn't. again, this is a longer necklace. this was also marked down to like $5.
triple drop earrings
i'm not one for dangly earrings, or earrings in general for that matter, so i passed on these. but this target had the earrings marked down to $4!
nautical shaky stretch bracelet
this was in the display, marked down to i believe half of the original price. i didn't try it on because i was in love with the other bracelets and this looked a bit too busy. it does match one of the necklaces that i bought though.
stretch oval ring
i think this was marked down to like $15? it's a cute design but WAY too big..on my fingers at least. it literally ate up my ring finger lol. definitely wouldn't work with someone with small hands like me.
HAS ANYONE ELSE'S TARGET MARKED THESE PIECES DOWN? DO YOU LIKE THE VINTAGE SEA LIFE COLLECTION?