Thursday, June 17, 2010

Too Much Candy Gonna Rot Your Soul

When the Zac Posen collection for Target was first announced, there was a gorgeous pink dress, and all the magazines featured it. It was perfect. Floaty and flattering and just a bit edgy. I wanted that dress. I ripped the picture out and kept it in my wallet. I would lie in bed and think about that dress. And as luck would have it, I got that dress.

June 15

We happened to be visiting friends in Austen the day the collection debuted, and I asked if anyone minded stopping in the Target on the way home from brunch. When we got there, not only did they have most of the collection, already on display and ready for sale, but NO ONE was shopping it! In Dallas, I often have to go to multiple Targets to get a dress the day a designer collection debuts, and due to their popularity, even if I get there right when the store opens, it’s not a sure thing, so having the entire collection to quietly shop at my own pace was just magical.

June 15

I tried on several things. There was a navy blue dress with snaps that made my boobs look like works of art, honest. It was amazing. But not very practical. Mr. Posen really knows how to make a girl look great. But money is tight, and I can’t afford to get everything I want. Oh, cruel life!

June 15

But not really. Because I did get that gorgeous pink dress. I’m not sure why it took me so long to wear it. I took it off the rack and admired it often. But I never wore it. I think it might be a case of loving it too much. I was almost nervous to wear it, worried I might get something on it, or snag the skirt. But I didn’t. And I felt SO PRETTY. (Even though not a single person at the office commented on the fact that I was wearing the prettiest day dress ever made. The nerve! It’s OK, I totally called them out on it.

P.S. The day I wore the dress? The kids on MTVs “The City” went to the Zac Posen for Target launch party on the show!

Dress, Zac Posen for Target
Sandals, Target
Bag, SMAK, second hand
Necklace, gift, older than dirt

28 comments:

yotababy said...

That dress is absolutely perfect for you!!!

im not a blogger said...

its purrfect! it looks extra lovely with your peahces-and-cream skin. :)

Alannah said...

I agree with yotababy--it looks so fantastic on you! I'm so happy you were able to get it. You look amazing~!

Emily Kennedy said...

This dress is amazing on you! It looks like you were his muse when he designed it.

Roisin Muldoon said...

Oh, I LOVE that dress - and I am also having serious sandal envy as well! I like the detailing around the collar at the back - that's the mark of a good designer, I think.

overcaffeinated said...

I love that dress. It's soft and girly, but the print is edgy and fresh. The detailing on the back is divine!

Lauren said...

That dress looks AMAZING on you! Beautiful colors, beautiful dress! Great find

Christy said...

I know what you mean about an article of clothing being too "special" to wear it. I have a few dresses and a pair of KILLER teal and black Tony Llama boots that I'm so afraid of messing up I've only worn them a handful of times.

Dr. Da said...

The dress looks fabulous on you! And I am really loving those sandals, they look like the perfect summer sandal.....adding a pop of color with enough heel to make the legs look killer, but a low enough heel to be practical.

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

I love that dress on you. They didn't have it at my store when I finally got to Target to scope out the collection. But I got the plain pink sailor dress, and I love it! :-)

Sal said...

Clearly, that dress was designed with you in mind. It is utterly perfect on you, E.

Keira said...

Total fashion destiny. What a great dress!

Kelly said...

I LOVE this dress on you! The pattern, the clors, the interesting sleeves and back...awesome choice!

"I’m not sure why it took me so long to wear it. I took it off the rack and admired it often. But I never wore it. I think it might be a case of loving it too much. I was almost nervous to wear it, worried I might get something on it, or snag the skirt."

I thought I had been cured of this, but just yesterday I was looking through my closet and realized I had a bunch of stuff I bought for summer and promptly never wore. And it's weird because once I DO wear something "special," it feels like I've "broken the barrier" and now I'm allowed to wear them as much as a please. It doesn't make any sense.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

It looks gorgeous on you! That was my second favorite dress in that collection, but it's just a tad too short on me for my taste. I'm glad to see you rocking it!

secondhandshopper said...

I love it! Really suits you, and I adore the shape of the skirt and all the little flourishes that make it stand out. Gorgeous!

Sorry my comments have been so erratic - I do check in, but don't always have time to say hi! :D

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Candycane said...

Wow I love it and I want it!!

Sal xXx

IrishRedRose said...

That is AMAAAAZING on you!!! SO glad you bought it!!! I did, too, though I've been losing weight so haven't worn it yet. I've gotten to the point where it almost fits--I'm thrilled lol. That, the snaps dress you mentioned, and the red leather/suede jacket were my total faves from that collection. So much fun! Anyway, this is one of my top ten faves ever of you, and last week when I wasn't feeling well I slacked off and happily went thru pretty much your whole blog...so...yes, this dress is HUGE WIN. :-)

Clare said...

Woah. This is PERFECTION on you. I'm so glad you snagged it!

WendyB said...

This is so you.

K said...

The details on the back of that dress make it perfect! You look great :)

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cassie @ hi sugarplum! said...

It's a beautiful dress...and the colors are perfect for you! Nice score!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. That is a great dress for sure. You could come to our Target on launch day and take your time shopping too! I guess we are just not that fashion forward... : (

Kristen said...

That dress was made for you. It's so perfectly in your sweet spot of style!

Frances Joy said...

That dress is divine and so are those sandals.

Kat said...

Everything about this is perfect!

what i would have worn... said...

Wow! Now that’s a dress! You guys are so lucky with your target designer collaborations. It’s almost worth making a trip over.

Sheila said...

Wow, I love this dress!

Rach said...

It looks GORGEOUS on you! I love that dress, I've got it in pink :]