6 AM wake up call for Phillip Lim for Target was so early but so worth it. Not just because of the products but because it was such a rush racing to grab items, witnessing the chaos that insued, making shopping companions in the fitting rooms, and seeing my competitive husband take shopping to a whole new level of awesome. Read on for my morning and thoughts on the clothes and handbags. I would also love to hear your thoughts on the entire experience and if you snagged any swag! I apologize that there are no links, our computer is still down for the count and blogging from my phone has its limitations! Happy Monday everyone!
Our line was sophisticated, calm, and orderly except for the few random groups who arrived with camping chairs, complete meals, and full product listings printed out (a little much? just maybe? but who am I to judge, I was crazy enough to get there at 7 am and stand in line so to each their own). An employee came out about fifteen minutes before opening and offered the entire line free Starbucks coffee. Say what? I don’t even drink coffee and I was impressed. That is some grade A customer service right there. Anyway, the doors opened and everyone stayed in our formed line (so proud) and made a b-line for the collection. This is where things get blurry. I have to admit I failed miserably. I got dazed, confused, and so overwhelmed by all the women and men surrounding me, grabbing this and reaching for that, and bumping into me that I seriously circled the racks a few times aimlessly and a little defeated. Bad blogger. But then I stumbled into my husband who like a trooper had managed to grab the coveted handbag and quickly redirected my focus. I completely switched from cuddly kitten to a ferocious beast, grabbing everything in my size ready to pounce on the next cart of restock (this is obviously an exaggeration). This is what I was dealing with people…
This blouse (x-small) in the same print as the dress above was much better in material and fit (long enough to wear with leggings). However, the dress on the right (x-small) was a disaster, for me at least – long and extremely unflattering.
I love me an animal print, but this one was a little out of my comfort zone. I loved it on Solange during Fashion Week so had to try it. On both the skirt and the blouse (size 2 and small) the material felt like a higher quality and was extremely comfortable – just not entirely sure I could rock this print.
Of course, the main attraction was the handbags. Thanks to Justin I ended up with 3 black bags and the coveted yellow crossbody. I of course couldn’t make a decision so they all came home with me, which ended up perfect as now I have one for my girlfriend who couldn’t go. After much diliberation (tough life choices), I decided to keep this bag for the zipper top, large space, and structured look. I’m not keeping the yellow since it resembles this clutch that I already own or the black crossbody because it already broke, which makes me nervous about the quality. Anyone else have issues?
I’m proud to say Justin was amazing and grabbed all four of the purses I was eyeing and watching him snatch the yellow crossbody off a restock cart was one of my favorite moments to date. Plus all the ladies at Target kept asking where they could get a husband like that? You can’t, he’s mine 🙂 Lets just leave it at this – he earned these Top Pot Doughnuts and an entire day of nothing but football.
**Update: After reviewing the quality, fit, price, and versatility of each piece, I ended up returning all the pieces I purchased that morning EXCEPT for a purse I snagged for my BFF that was my favorite. After a walk through Target yesterday, all these pieces except the purses are still available in large quantities in the store.**