Daily Outfit: 3/15/10

Pink bolero, eBay
Floral sheath dress, Liberty of London for Target
Magenta tights, Target
Orange pumps, Perlina Celebrity
Flower brooch, don’t remember

I don’t generally get too pumped about the Target/designer collaborations. The clothes LOOK cute, but they FEEL cheap. Construction and materials are often crappy, and I’m just not interested. But the Liberty collaboration is an exception. Liberty prints are just the kind of florals and patterns I gravitate toward naturally, and I suspected that since all the garments would be heavily printed, any design flaws would be less obvious.

Construction varied widely, but overall, these pieces were very well made. And I ended up stocking up. I will do my utmost not to Liberty you to death this week, but I couldn’t resist wearing this sheath dress today. It’s fully lined, sturdily constructed, and has so many of my favorite colors in it I could swoon. I’ll play with contrast some other time, today I just wanted to indulge in pinks and oranges!

  • Deja Pseu

    Cute!!! From what I've seen the reviews for the LoL Target pieces have been mixed. Glad you found something you loved.

  • Sarah

    Great dress! I like the pinks and oranges together.

  • Sidewalk Chalk

    That dress looks made for you — love the colors and pattern. You do such a great job of matching your outer outfit items too.

    I'm usually not a huge fan of Target designer collaborations, but I was sad I missed out on some of the Thakoon pieces.

    – JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

  • Lisa

    I love the dress! I feel similarly to you about Target, but sometimes you can find such amazing stuff there. I adore those pumps.

  • lucitebox

    That looks great on you, Sally!

    I seriously considered the trench in YELLOW (surprise, surprise for me!) and black and gray. I quickly realized I have four spring jackets already. (You already know what I think of me in yellow.)

    You know, pink and orange are the ultimate 60s color combo! I am so happy to see the colors worn again. And it's nice that the dress has a 60s vibe to the silhouette, too.

  • kristophine

    So cute! That outfit is like the fabric version of a kitten.

  • K.Line

    Pink and orange is an awesome combo. You look adorable!

  • Law Girl

    This is so pretty!

    Target is very hit or miss for me. Sometimes I go in and stock up…other times I can't find ANYTHING I like.

  • A-C

    ARG! If I could shop I would go buy that dress right now. *sigh* I guess I'll live vicariously through you for a while.

  • La Historiadora de Moda

    You look fantastic! I'm loving this color combination! I am hoping to buy a dress or two from this new collection on Wednesday when I go shopping.

  • Caroline

    Target, you say? noo….. it cannot be! I love the florals in this dress and all the color. Amazing.

  • Kiki

    I just spied that dress at Target! I thought the flowers would swallow me up. You look fab!

  • Elaine

    You do so well with colors. I love it!


  • Kimberly

    Pretty dress!

  • Anonymous

    Your are Spring!

  • Jane W.

    That dress is kuh-yute on you! I agree with your review of the Liberty collection at Target–the dresses didn't work on me, but they were a great deal.

  • Jessica McClintock Bedding

    Great outfit – love all the vibrant color :)

  • Ecc3ntricCynic

    Absolutely gorgeous. Florals don't fit my style but i love them nonetheless.

    Overall targets a hit or miss. Doesn't hurt to check things out though. Sometimes you find gems.

  • Giovanna ♥

    So cute! I love florals!

  • Christy Sews

    I have that dress too! And the yellow one, and the trench, and … well, I won't continue the list but the patterns were TDF and so much cheaper for me than buying the fabric and sewing a dress (afraid of mistakes). I was going to wear mine today, but I haven't figured out what I'm going to use to cover my arms. I love your bolero sweater. You look FABULOUS!

  • Erin

    Great minds… I bought the same dress yesterday… Haven't worn it yet, though. 😀

  • cwhf

    Love the dress and colors on you.

    I too liked the LOL collection; the florals were just so cheery and springy. I got this dress in the yellow print (I've been on a yellow kick lately like crazy), the purple and white print floral halter dress and one of the tops. Relatively well constructed and well, the price was right.

  • All Women Stalker

    Liberty of London! As a person who sews and crafts, I am officially jealous that you have access to that collection.

  • missKaren

    I just bought a Liberty of London dress this weekend, a flowy one with the prettiest spring floral pattern. I agree, I love this line!

  • Lemondrop Marie

    Glad to hear the construction is good! So much of the line is already sold out online! Want to hit a couple of nearby targets this week to see what's actually left! Love the orange and pink!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  • Kate Coveny Hood

    Gorgeous! I still can't get over what a scene Target was on Sunday… But hey – I was right there in the middle – with three kids in tow. I can't say a thing!

  • E

    I remember a few exceptions to the rule, too: Temperley stands out in my mind right now. And that dress is definitely one of them – I totally wrote this collection off, but now I think I have to get on it!

  • Amy

    So pretty :) I'm so glad spring is almost here!

  • futurelint

    Oooh, loverly and amazing! You just scream "spring" in this! I saw a few of the pieces and thought they were super cute but most of the small sizes were sold out when I went at noon on Sunday… I'm sure I'll wind up buying a few pieces on my lunchbreak one day though!

  • Christina F.

    You look great in that dress, Sal; I like the way you've styled it. Unfortunately, that one was sold out in my size but I bought two of the ruffle halter tops (Isis and Dunclare prints) and I agree that the quality is lovely and the prints are fab. I usually don't buy multiples but just couldn't choose…The tableware wasn't yet stocked — can't wait to take a peek!

  • Taylor Sterling

    you look darling! I love the bright colors!!

  • Marianna

    Beautiful spring outfit!

  • WendyB

    If I just THINK of the feel of my Temperley/Target sweater, I shudder.

  • becky f.

    This dress is awesome on you — and I love that you wore it today (since I'm a save-new-things-for-later person). Can't wait to see how you wear the other things you picked up! (I loved much of it but ended up buying only a sundress from the girls' section, so I'm looking forward to summery days.)

  • Casey

    *swoon* How did I manage to miss that Target and Liberty were doing a collaboration?! lol. Gorgeous dress–the colors are so eye popping! You look fantastic, Sal!

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

  • Kristen

    like the dress!

  • Fell 4 Fashion

    LOVE LOVE the dress!! So pretty!!

  • Kyla

    I agree with you on the T collaborations. Too much moola for not enough quality. I like my crap cheap dammit!

    Anyway, this dress is dreamy! I'm all about florals right now, but I totally choke when it comes to buying them. What is wrong with me?! I also love when you wear this bolero, because it's so flattering on your teeny tiny waist!

  • Lorena

    Gorgeous dress, those colors….
    Seems as if it was taylor made, fits perfect!
    SPring is in the AIR !

  • eek

    This was the one dress I didn't try one because I know if it fit well I would want to buy it and I already bought too much! You look fabulous in it and I love your addition of all the reds and oranges. Way to bring in spring!

  • Sheila

    I have never been in a Target! I haven't even seen one before. *sigh*

    I love this dress, and I love your colour mixing. Brava, Sal!

  • Melanie

    Looking good!!! I love the dress and the color scheme!

  • Kira

    oooh, love this dress!! Love the whole outfit!! And also my fav colors too!

  • Audi

    Beautiful; I love that you paired the outfit with orange shoes!

  • Diana

    This outfit is absolutely gorgeous! I love your new dress.

  • Alice

    Wow, it is a beautiful outfit! I love clasing brights as well.

  • A

    I am loving the Liberty collection too. This is the first time I've "stalked" a collection waiting for it to be available. I ordered a dress (black isis ruffled) and top (ruffle tank-don't recall the pattern name-the white with pink, green and purple) online on Sunday morning-I hope they fit! then I went by the store too (ack! I *know*-crazy) and got a scarf and ….a dress from the girl's section (Dont' judge, but I just loved the print/pattern and they didn't have it for the ladies…and the XL fit me….). So yeah, I went a litte crazy too and I'm looking forward to your other LoL wares!

  • Kirsten @ BarkingDogShoes

    Per your post, I headed to Target for Pokemon cards and Oh! the cutest ruffly top by L of L. Most items were picked over, but I found just my size and I love it. Would have never glanced over if you hadn't featured your lovely dress by L o L.

  • Fashion Court

    that dress looks PERFECT on you! i'm still waiting for my LOL package(s) in the mail

  • budget chic

    I do this a lot, don't know that I will change. I love your pink bolero so pretty and the dress is divine!!