I’d planned on arriving at the Atlantic Center Target by 9 am but I ended up there at 9:30. At that time, no other stores were open so all was calm and quiet. As I ascended on the escalator, I held my breath and hoped that there wouldn’t be a massive line to get in…
So far, so good.
Once inside, the goods were just around the corner. There were about thirty women picking over the merchandise and a lingering sense of urgency in the air. I quickly headed over and managed to snag the last sulphur ruffle dress in size 2 and calypso coral short-sleeve dress in size 4. I wasn’t interested in any of the printed stuff – it was too trendy for me. After that, I turned the corner and found the shoes (the shoes!). I quickly procured a pair of black strappy sandals, Nolita print pumps (the black ones are still available online), and red wedge sandals – all size 6.
Kim and I were on the phone and texting the whole time (she overslept). She liked these but I wasn’t feeling the patent leather. Also, yikes. I’m due for a pedicure.
And then I waited for about 15 minutes to get into the fitting room. I apologize for the horrible quality, but their fitting rooms are bright red! I’d say that everything in this collection runs at least half a size large. I’m 5′ 0″ and 108 lbs and the size 2 fit but bordered on loose in a few areas. If you weigh any less than 106 lbs and are my height, my guess would be that this dress is too big for you.
The short-sleeve dress was adorable in person and of nice quality, but the size 4 was simply too big. The waist area felt right, but the length was too long and the sleeves were baggy.
I was a bit annoyed that Target neglected to tell the masses what would be available in-store and online. I was really excited to get my hands on the ruffle dress in red, but alas, it is only available online and is currently sold out. The same with those coveted ankle-strap sandals. And I only saw one black and white dress with a bow in size 10.
Anyway, I’m not complaining. I walked away with some pretty new things and even got some for Kim. She requested the Nolita print pumps and the red wedge sandals (pictured above). Side note: I took these fashion blog-esque photos on top of Leela’s crate and blanket. Fancy, huh?
For myself I purchased the black strappy sandals I’d wanted and the ruffle dress in sulphur. (Can you call two items a “haul”? Methinks not.) The sandals are quite sassy and not as uncomfortable as they look – they feel solid. I can walk in them around the house without feeling crippled, which is a win. Usually, patent leather doesn’t appeal to me but when layered with suede-like fabric, it creates textural interest and it works. The laces are another story though – they are literally black plastic lanyard. Any idea what I could replace them with?
I tried on the dress for ST and he really liked it, which means I’m going to keep it. Also, I don’t have anything else like it. Just for fun, I tried it on with a black belt and the Nolita pumps. Side note: My poor scarred legs! I need a tan ASAP!
I think the dress looks pretty cute with the pumps, but since they only had one size 6 left, I bought these for Kim. I can always borrow them from her though – that’s what sisters are for. It looks pretty nice with the strappy sandals too.
I’m going to hold onto the sandals until next week, after my birthday. Between the weekend and my girls trip to Atlantic City, I will be shopping up a storm. Who knows? Maybe I’ll find other party sandals that I like better.
Did you buy anything from the Prabal Gurung x Target collaboration?