Last Sunday I took a trip to Target for a look at the much anticipated collection of Joseph Altuzarra for Target, and I was impressed and disappointed. Impressed because the pieces I saw were well made; which can be delicate based on past Target's collaborations with designers who over-promised and unfortunately did not end up delivering on quality and fit. And J.A.'s line passed my test!
However if you did not stay up at 2 AM that Sunday to snatch the most coveted pieces such as this one from Target online or that one from Net-A-Porter, you had to take solace in the secondary items on your to-buy list (and hopefully those were available). In fact some pieces were only available online and others were only sold at certain locations, but this is not new practice. I find that shopping and actually finding your favorites items from any designer collections require major commitment (to forego sleep) as well as self-discipline. "How does it fit? How's the material? Will it last? How often will I wear it?" are all deciding factors for me regardless. Plus it's always best to love what you're investing in rather than buy solely for the designer label or tricky illusion of a gotta-have-it bargain.
If you're among the early, lucky snatchers, and happy with what you've got, here are a few ways to style your J.A. separates! If you weren't so lucky or eager to sacrifice a good night sleep like me (I'm on toddler's time), I hope these elegant ensembles serve as inspiration next time you contemplate adding this year's ruby red and python print trends to your closet.
TOMs for Target is scheduled to hit the stores on November 16 and looks quite the fashionable promise - save the date on your Google cal or set up your alarm…right now.