Peplum floral top: H&M (old), Vest: Zara, Skirt: American Apparel, Leopard flats: Gap, Accessories: Karen Walker sunglasses, Alisa Michelle and vintage bracelets, LionetteNY bracelet, Nike FuelBand, La Mer x Target leopard wrap watch, 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target handbag
I have never been shy about my shopping habits for designer collaborations with chain stores. I've featured numerous purchases, via my outfits, throughout this blog. Naturally, when the 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target collaboration released, I tried to restrain myself but also nab what I could (since hesitation usually means failure).
I have mixed emotions about designer collaborations. When they first began I thought it was such a brilliant move. Here was a way for people to afford designs by their favorite designers! However, it's become sort of a freak show of sorts with how crazy people get and the subsequent eBay fodder. Suddenly, I don't really know if I'm buying something because I really want it or if I'm feeding into the hype. Thankfully, having a wish list helps filter the hype but, things always change in the moment.
Regardless, the latest collaboration with Target was a semi-successful experience for me. I liked a lot of things, missed out on one of my favorite wish list items because I hesitated (see what I mean...failure) and enjoyed the fact that the collaboration itself really mimicked the designer's aesthetic. This handbag I'm carrying is nice and roomy, the handles are sturdy and I didn't even own a purple handbag beforehand. It's win-win for me.
What did you think of this latest collaboration?