I feel like I am doubly fortunate this morning...not only did I get to get the first batch of Liberty of London for Target on Wednesday morning as they were putting out the items, I was able to do the same darn thing this morning. Even though the Targets I visited are only about four miles distance from each other, the Target at Skyline was VERY determined on not putting out any Liberty of London items until this morning.
Well, as you know, we SPRUNG FORWARD in time last night which means that if you are lucky (haha) enough to have a toddler who doesn't give a rat's patooty on whether or not you are ready to be awake, you will be up in time to get to Target as they are opening. (At 8 am, or as your body feels, 7 am.)
When I arrived at (new time) 8:15 am, we were amongst the first people in Target. WHOO-HOO! And as we walked in, there they were, just like Wednesday, gleaming rods of steel and floral prints. But this time there was MORE. :)
So I am going to now link you to the Target.com website links for the items, tell you a bit about them, sizing advice, and even throw in some girls' (!!!) pieces that you may want to know more about.
I want to remind you to look at my IRL photos for the first few that I found on Wednesday. I have been in a chaotic state of mind all week (I feel like my 15-year old self, ready to write down all my angst in my dina's dramatic diary), so I haven't retaken any photos of me in the rest of the Liberty of London for Target stuff, but once I just get over myself, I will. Promise.
Also, I am having a giveaway later this evening or tomorrow of a Liberty of London for Target housewares product (one of the pillows)...so be on the look-out for that, as well. (I hate doing clothes--those with sizes--giveaways because I feel like I am not allowing a good portion of my readers to participate.)
One more thing, Naomi Watts was at the grand opening of the Pop-Up Liberty of London for Target store in NYC. There are a lot of really cool images of her, the store, people buying lots and lots of floral printed items, etc. at this link. (Also, did you notice that she is wearing the black peocock print tunic that I wore in my IRL post? I know! Fun! Of course, she must be small, it was really long on her!) It was a lot of fun to look at...and it really helped me focus on what I really, really wanted. :)
Okay, so enough jabbering, dinagideon.
1. Liberty of London for Target® Sateen Shift Dress - Yellow Dunclare Print I love this. Super-high quality for the low, low price of $34.99. Made of Cotton sateen, with a bit of Spandex for stretch, this is forgiving, classic, and versatile (hello, Church, dinners, and PTA meetings). I bought a size 6. This is another example of this line being generous in the hip area. The bodice fit beautifully, and I am a size 32B/C. I am 5'8" and the skirt hit right above my knee.
2. Liberty of London for Target® Halter Maxi Dress -Turquoise Isis Print This is simply beautiful. Unreal that this is $34.99. A lot less versatile than the sateen shift dress, this is still a lovely piece for nights out or day weddings (maybe with a shrug or shawl--it is backless). It is a poly piece, so if that bugs you, this one is out. I bought a size 6, and it is the perfect length, just skimming the floor in the back of the dress, with the front hem of the dress hitting right around my knee. The halter strap also has two button holes, so if you are like me and don't have a long neck to bust length, you are not forgotten! You can use the second hold to make the halter a bit tighter. (Thank goodness!)
This also comes in petite sizes, which is great, because it is a L-O-N-G dress. :)
3. Liberty of London for Target® Ruffle Halter Dress - Multi Color Sixty Print I actually bought this on Wednesday, but I couldn't get the camera to stay still, so the IRLs are extremely blurry. I bought it in a small, and I definitely recommend going your size to one size smaller if you are a bit tinier on top. This has a full skirt, so there will be no worries about clinginess there. You definitely don't want to have any issues with the top, so bear that in mind when buying on-line or in store. There is an adjustable halter strap (tied, not buttoned). This is the piece that the lady was wearing on the boat in the ads, so it could be a sell-out for that reason (people saw that image over and over, so it may be stuck in their minds that this is the item they really, really want...it is pretty, but is not my very favorite piece). This is a great casual sundress, pretty and fun.
4. Liberty of London for Target® One Piece Swimsuit - Turquoise Isis Print OMG. This is such a high-quality piece of swimwear, I am blown away. I know swimwear, too (hello, many years of coaching swimming). It is a nice blend of nylon and spandex, plus it is lined in the coziest fabric (that is also teal). The size small fit well. I am short-torsoed, so I knew that the medium would probably be too long, and it was (a bit). They seem to be sizing their swimwear on chest size, so go with that measurement. Oh, and my pet peeve, if you will allow it...never, ever buy your swimwear too large. Swimwear will stretch out, eventually, and you will be left with a saggy, awful looking mess on your body. Trust me on this. ;) Okay, rant over. There is a halter strap with it. I plan on using the halter strap, but I suppose if you have more up top you may not need the strap.
5. Liberty of London for Target® Tiered Ruffle Keyhole Tank - Multi-Color Fairford I had the same thoughts on this piece as I did on the other version of it. So click on over to see that! :)
Okay, I had promised you links to girls clothing, but upon searching the target.com website, I can't find them. Irksome.
Here is the deal (I will take photos later of the spoils from the girls' section)...the x-large dresses and tops fit me PERFECTLY...even in the hip area. One of the dresses is so flattering, in fact, that it may be my very favorite item from the line. Love it. I know that some of you have been finding the girls' Liberty of London for Target stuff to be a great fit...let us know what you are buying and what size you took. I have a feeling many of you smaller ladies could wear a large in the girls sizing and no one would be any wiser. :)
My Target did not have much in the way of housewares (just some pillows and the bedding). There was NO bags or accessories or men's clothing.
Some links you may find helpful, as well: Gigiofca posted on this line, as did Target Addict (of course!), kittykat of I Can Boil Water, LindseyB. of Objects of My Closet's Affection, and Kathy at Two Hands Full of Daisies. Sweet Tea in Seattle and Peggy of She Hath Done What She Could have both posted like me...in other words, multiple times. :) So get thee to their sites for more info on this awesome line. Did I neglect to add someone? Could you please add a link to your site in the comments? Thank you!
I hope that helped some of you this morning. Talk soon!