Skip to main content

Victoria Beckham for Target Looks

Earlier this month the much anticipated Victoria Beckham collection for Target dropped and I was so excited to pick up some fabulous pieces to add to my wardrobe. I was super impressed with the quality of the collection and while some pieces are what I would consider seasonal / trendy others have potential to become permanent staples in my wardrobe. For quality - the weight of the materials. the stitching and the pattern matching are things you don't typically see at target - in value priced clothing patterns don't usually match up at the seems but I noticed on my stripped dress at the seems the stripes match up perfectly- this is attention to detail folks! My only complaint is that several of the pieces do use polyester and are thicker materials and I wonder if the target people told VB how warm it gets in America - we're already in the mid-80s in Memphis this week. April has been a crazy month and I purchased 15 clothing pieces from the collection so I haven't been able to wear all of them yet but here's my first batch of outfits and how I'm mixing them into my wardrobe.

Blue and White Stripe Shirt Dress - SOLD OUT
 
This dress was one of the earliest sell outs of the collection. It looks very similar to a current VVB piece, has good length, is flattering and nice structure - who wouldn't want this dress? I have worn this dress 3 times already and each time have been stopped by strangers to tell me how much they like my dress. I see myself wearing this dress a lot this summer. I took my regular size on this dress.

 
Even though you can totally see my husband's shadow taking the pic this is now my most liked photo on instagram so I must not be the only one who thinks it looks pretty cute. There's matching pants to this top but honestly, I think it's too much. Most people on instagram are wearing this top with jeans like I have but I've also seen it with white bottoms which I really like. This top is structured cotton making it great for this time of year. I took my regular size on this top.

 
VB herself has said these pants are one of her favorite pieces from the collection and while I don't think I can carry off the look of wearing with the matching top (which I did purchase to wear on its own) I think a white top lets the specialness of the pants stand out. This top has the same fit and structure of the dress above and who doesn't need a classic white top? For the pants I love that it's a fun twist on a closet staple and while I found the hips to run small it was worth it to size up. Also - I'm 5'10 and wearing wedges and they're still long - this never happens for me. Like I said, I sized up (two sizes) on the pants but took my regular size on the top.
 
 
This shift dress was my Easter outfit this year. It has nice structure and weight to the material and is very comfortable. I was really worried about the length of the dresses but as you can see that was not a problem. I found most of the dresses in this collection to run narrow in the hips so I sized up in this dress and others.

Bee Print Cami - SOLD OUT
 
This pic is what happens when you take your photos on a humid day - and hence why some of the non natural fiber items aren't that wearable right now, not even May and we have serious humidity. That said I love this cotton cami and this is one of my favorite looks and example of taking something from the collection and mixing it in with what I already own. Because the chest coverage in minimal on this top I sized up to get a little more coverage.
 
As I'm writing this I am actually wearing the pink pants from the collection - the fit just like the black pants but are more of a knit material, very soft and comfortable. I have nine more pieces I need to wear and photograph so I'll have at least one more post coming up next week about this collection. Although many of the standard sized items are sold out many plus size pieces are still available.
 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Art and Fashion with The Dixon Gallery and Gardens

To me, fashion has always been a form of art - there's the art from the creator but also art from the wearer in how they style the piece. Because I love the art of fashion so very much it should come as no surprise that I also love more traditional art. I think a lot of people think of museums as being stuffy places but one thing I think is so wonderful about museums is that whether your family has a gallery named after them or you bought a general admission ticket it gives us all the same exposure to art and its beauty - the Mona Lisa after all smiles no more for the Louvre's benefactors than she does for the thousands of tourists that come to see her each year. In Memphis we have several wonderful museums and places to see art but the place I frequent the most is The Dixon Gallery and Gardens. I have been a member of The Dixon for over 10 years because not only is it a place of paintings on the wall and beautiful gardens it is a place of gathering with their many social ev…

Sensible Portions

I'm Sometimes you have to recognize your strengths and when it's time to outsource . For me a healthy lifestyle is not a strength. I love the idea of eating small healthy meals and working out everyday but then I get hangry and eat anything in sight. Or I have a busy weekend and don't have time to meal prep, and then I'm screwed for the week and one bad week turns into a bad month, and a bad year and a decade of gaining weight. So, when a sorority sister posted a meal plan she had found success with I was very interested. Shaun and I tried a similar program last year but it was very expensive ($170 for one person for 5 days) That's a great investment if you need to lose 10 or 20 lbs but when you have a lot to lose you need a long term plan that is viable from a time, nutrition and financial aspect. 
Long term it's still pricey but I was very impressed with the value and results of sensible portions and decided to give it a try. Like most meal plans the plan is …

Plum Paper Designs - Fitness Insert

I know I say this every year but this year I also want to make wellness / fitness a priority. It's hard for me to get in the mindset of making it important because quite frankly it's not something my doctor gets onto me about. But during 2015 I've been making a switch to a more natural lifestyle and that has put fitness back at my top of mind. So, for $4.50 I got the fitness section added onto my Plum Paper Designs Planner 
Here's what's inside: 

A summary sheet at the front: 

A monthly layout for 12 months
Weight Loss Tracker at the Back 

I LOVE the monthly layout! First off, having a hydration tracker for each day is going to be so nice. I also love the idea of holding myself accountable to writing down an activity (or excuse) each day. Most of all I love the recognition that each month will have different goals and includes some note sections ; one thing I hear a lot form people who successfully got fit was that they had some kind of tracking and were able to go back…

20 Rules for Modern Feminine Style

One of the things I love about the digital age is the ability to connect with others! I recently got a great idea from a youtuber I follow to make a list of 20 "rules" that define my lifestyle and I really loved this idea and thought not only would this be a good exercise for myself but a good topic to share with y'all. So, obviously you do you and wear whatever you want but these are my guidelines for my modern feminine without breaking the bank aesthetic.
1. Focus on pieces with wear ability beyond one season, don't get sucked into too many trends. For example, gingham will always be wearable for summer, plaid for fall, sweaters for winter and floral for spring - but get pieces with classic cuts so you can wear them year after year. For example, a gingham shirt dress is classic, a gingham top with bell sleeves will look dated the second that shape is out. 2. Don't be afraid to spend a little more for quality timeless pieces - a cashmere sweater, a great blac…

What’s in the bag : Toiletry Essentials to Pack for Your Next Trip

I’ve  been traveling so much lately so I’ve pretty much got packing down to a science. Planning for a trip can be stressful so I’m here to make it a little easier for you and talk about the necessities, today were specifically talking about what’s in the toiletry bag. As a special treat I have teamed up with Smile Brilliant for a giveaway at the end of this post!!! When thinking about necessities I first think about the things I don’t need - hotels always have shampoo, conditioner and a hairdryer so I never bring my own to save space.  I then think about what items I use at home that I can go without for the week vs. what I use everyday. I also try to think about  products that are good for multipurpose; facial oil is a great example as I use it for a makeup remover at night , a moisturizer in the morning and I also use a small amount on the ends of my hair. Through this I’ve been able to narrow it down to only ten items.
1. Hairbrush

2. Deodorant

3. Toothbrush

4. Toothpaste

5. Facia…