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Recently the newest designer collaboration for Target hit shelves, 3.1 Phillip Lim. I’m not going to act like I’m in the know on this line. I simply am not. However after reading others’ blogs on the subject I had to peruse the pieces for myself. There were quite a few that caught my eye online. Luckily for me my small town rarely completely sells out of anything edgy, which means that by the time I strolled in today I was still able to check out many of the items in person.

Our local Target had both the animal print dress and skirt, which were my favorite online picks, so I knew I had to try them on. On impulse I also tried on a tiger tee and a floral dress. There were also thin, somewhat dressy tanks, sequin applique tops, shells and sweaters available, none of which interested me. The black bags in both medium and large sizes were on display as well. I like them but I bought myself a nice bag a few months ago and it’s still in excellent condition. Plus they were a bit pricey for something that don’t scream ME. For instance, my current bag has pops of hot pink throughout.

To give you an idea of sizing I typically wear a size 10-12 pant, 38C bra and a large in Junior’s (which of course varies by brand and if a line is actually Misses instead).

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Knit Dress  in Animal Print $29.99

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Knit Dress in Animal Print

This dress has been in my online cart since I first saw it but I was not taken with it IRL. I did not realize that it had a very prominent ruching down one side of it. I don’t find this flattering to my body. I tried it on in a large, which fit, I would say that it’s true to size. It is 57% cotton, 38% rayon and 5% spandex. I think it looks better on me in the photos than in real life but I would not have been comfortable wearing it. I fp think that it’s at a great price point of $29.99.

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Men's Cotton Jersey Tiger Graphic Tee $19.99, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Silky Skirt in Animal Print $29.99

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Men’s Cotton Jersey Tiger Graphic Tee $19.99, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Silky Skirt in Animal Print $29.99

Yes, I do like these random pieces styled together. (You can’t tell from the above photos but the print of the skirt actually features a beautiful blue around the spots, not black, as it seems).

I’m a shirt addict so when I saw this tee I had to try it on. I later found out that it’s part of the men’s collection, which makes perfect sense because as I was trying it on I though, “awesome, this is super comfy and flattering like a men’s tee”. It’s just a black tee with a graphic print so it shouldn’t be anything special but once I had it on I had to have it. It’s soft (100% cotton) and fun. There was only one of these in my store, a size medium. This is typically the size men’s graphic tee that I buy when I want a flattering but somewhat looser fit. I can tell that I definitely could have worn this in a small as well.

The skirt? Well the leopard print seems to pop so much better on it than on the dress. I’m guessing that this is due to the fabric (polyester). They only had this skirt in a 4, 8 and 14. So I tried on the 14. I found it true to size. If I had a choice I would have went with it in a 12, the size I often wear bottoms in. As you can see in the photo where I have the tee pulled up, this skirt is high waisted, which I’m not crazy about as someone with a low waist to hip ratio (i.e. I often feel like I have no waist). Although the skirt feels like it’s made well the particular one that I had in my hand already had a loose thread (just putting that out there). Due to the waist, the fact that I don’t often wear skirts and I’m trying to save money I eventually passed on this skirt. Okay, I did have it in my cart while shopping for other essentials in the store but I finally, regretfully put it back. This skirt also comes in a navy blue but I’m all about the animal print.

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Shirt Dress in Floral Print $39.99

3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Shirt Dress in Floral Print $39.99

I saw one of these dresses hanging on the rack and impulsively decided to try it on. It didn’t really seem like my style but I thought, why not? It turns out that on the hanger it’s not visually interesting while on your body, it’s exactly the opposite. Unfortunately this was only left in an XL. It definitely fits true to size so I would need a large in this. It was too loose in the waist. If you can find this in your size snap it up quickly. The asymmetrical skirt combined with the shirt dress front and an Asian floral print is so unique. It’s 63% cotton, 33% nylon and 4% spandex. The detailed construction and extraordinary style make it worth the $39.99 price tag. I kind of wish I would have bought it anyway and just added a belt.

Phillip Lim for Target
Phillip Lim for Target by missemmamm featuring a brown knit dress

You can shop what’s left of the Phillip Lim for Target line on Target’s official site, here.

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Xhilaration faux leather bomber jacket-Target, Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez sequin tank-Kmart, No nonsense jeggings-courtesy of No nonsense, Honor Bongo boots-Kmart

Last month was the premiere of my father’s TV ad. I wanted to look a bit nice but still casual. I also really wanted to wear some hot ass maroon boots but they have almost no traction and there was a shitload of snow on the ground. So, of course, I stuck with my trusty Kmart cowboy/motorcycle boots, instead.

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Avon heart necklace-gift from my dad

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Hospital Chic by missemmamm on Polyvore

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL3hCijDOiA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EhgKg-Ih_E
The romantic drama movie trailer styled commercial is really growing on me.

Okay I was not at all familiar with Prabal Gurung until I started hearing about his Target collection. It’s just so fun and sweet though that I had to check it out. The theme of the collection is “Love”. So it made sense for them to release it yesterday since Valentine’s Day is coming up this week. The lovely use of florals in the collection scream Spring to me. However I don’t have any season specific print rules or anything. Okay, you are probably aware that I actually don’t adhere to any fashion rules.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBtwXyExVtI

After surveying the entire collection on Target.com I had to head to my local Target today even though according to the site’s online availability our store wouldn’t have much for sale. One tank top that I was interested was available so I went mainly for that. I was incredibly jazzed to find a great selection of items when I arrived.

I took my camera to take decent photos but then I had an issue with too much zoom while hastily trying to turn off the sound functions while in the dressing room. So, yay, another post with shaky camera phone photos! Oh well, at least you can see how the clothes hang on someone who isn’t a model.

For reference I am a size 10-12 or a large in most clothing and a C cup bra. Yes I know you can see my houndstooth print bra, I like the print and do not give a damn.

Long Sleeve Tee in Floral Crush Print
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Yes, I absolutely love this Long Sleeve Tee in Floral Crush Print. It was the only item that I was able to purchase today. I simply had to have it. Not only is the print darling but it’s super comfy. It’s made of 60% cotton and 40% modal. I know that I will wear it often. Something this cute for $19.99 with a huge re-wear factor was a must.

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This Pebble Racerback Tank Top ($19.99) spoke to me when I saw it online due to the color (Calypso Coral). I was not digging it on me once it was on. It is 100% rayon and 100% hot even while wearing it for a minute or two.

Both of the above tops fit larger than average. I tried them on in a large but they fit more like an XL. Judging by these and another top that I saw from the collection I would say that you could size down in most of these tops if you want a closer fit. My guess was that they are supposed to fit loose, that that’s how they are supposed to hang. However judging by the model photos maybe I’m wrong. However I did buy the floral top in a large because I am getting old (okay, not really, but sort of) and I’m leaning towards comfort lately. If the tank were made of another fabric and I found it flattering to my boobs then I would have sized down on that.

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The black floral dress in Meet the Parents Print ($44.99) is amazing. I didn’t get it today because I’m not Miss Moneybags so I have to watch how I spend money when I do have it. In this case I most likely wouldn’t wear this that often. It’s so flattering though. It also seemed very well made. The zipper that ran up the back was impressive and the material really highlights my shape. It is made up of 98% cotton. I tried on the size 12. I would say that it’s true to size.

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The Short Sleeve Dress in First Date Print ($39.99) was not for me. I also tried this on in a 12. It’s 100% polyester and doesn’t seem to have any give. I couldn’t get the back all of the way up. It fit fine otherwise. Sometimes my boobs aren’t fashion friendly.

Prabal Gurung for Target Review
Prabal Gurung for Target Review by missemmamm featuring a print dress

I’m also totally into the below pieces from this collection.

Floral Crush & First Date Picks from Prabal Gurung for Target
Floral Crush & First Date Picks from Prabal Gurung for Target by missemmamm featuring pointy toe shoes

Yes, I’m crazy over the Floral Crush Print. The peplum top is cotton and spandex. My guess from trying on other pieces in the collection is that it’s most likely also flattering and true to size.

The Dress with Full Skirt in Floral Crush Print is cotton and spandex. It seems to be the same cut as the black and white dress above. If so I definitely think that it’s awesome.

The Sweatshirt in First Date Print is a super fun print. It’s cotton and polyester. My guess is that it’s also going to run a bit large.

I saw the Nolita Print pumps in person. They are way more striking right in front of you. Definitely my favorite shoe from the collection, by far.

The Sleeveless Tee in First Date print is cotton and model with a mesh neckline. I don’t really love this cut of top on me personally but I bet this top is soft and more comfortable than it looks.

If you enjoy sweet, feminine designs this collection is probably for you!

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Missoni for Target Hat-Target, Vogue Sunglasses-Affordable Optics, American Living Top-JCPenney, Skirt with Belt-Dots, wedges-Burlington Coat Factory

Not long ago Hot Donna was visiting so I talked her into an OOTD shoot. There isn’t a story. We just had fun and laughed a lot. Yes, she is borrowing my hat because she loves and wants to steal it, lol. Enjoy!

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In the Garden
In the Garden by missemmamm featuring a floppy felt hat

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Albertus Swanepoel for Target Ganache Hat, pink pearls-Kmart, faux leather brown bomber jacket-Dots, Carol Anderson brown and white polka dot dress-thrifted, green pantyhose-Target, Rocket Dog heels-thrifted

As you’re aware I have a bit of a 90s fetish. So as of late I’d found myself ogling the cute, comfy looking shirtdresses sported by Bridget Fonda, Mary Stuart Masterson and the like while watching 90s flicks. So yes, I was on the look out for a shirtdress to add to my wardrobe. What I happened to come across was actually one that I believe is from the 80s that was trying to evoke the 50s. I loved it. And yes, it totally came from the local magical thrift shop where I score stuff like this super cheap.

As I mentioned in my Miracle-Gro post I’ve been wanting to do an OOTD in front of our garden. However I’ve been feeling run down and not even trying to dress in anything but tees and cargos lately. However at the end of April during a day that felt like fall I tried to improve my down in the dumps spirit/downtrodden body by wearing this and whatever other fun things that struck my fancy.

I paired my dress with some green tights I got at Target over the winter, adorable brown and green Rocket Dog heels, a faux leather jacket I got at Dots a while back, my pink pearls (cuz why not) and topped it with a cloche hat that I snagged at Target on sale. Yes, it was from that Albertus Swanepoel for Target collection that I was coveting last fall. I managed to score this one and the blue hat in my snow alien photo set (also from his collection) super cheap since people in this town don’t love hats like I do (clearance baby!).

I sort of felt like I was walking around from a different time period in this outfit but it definitely cheered me up, thus doing its job.

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Tonal Shirtdress
Tonal Shirtdress by missemmamm featuring peep toe shoes

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