It is my humble opinion* that this collection was all hype. Nothing else.
The clothes were poor quality (100% polyester, come on!) At least the scarves were 100% silk (a surprising choice because I think the shirts should have been silk as well.) The maxi dress that was in my local store was too short. I don’t want to buy a printed bicycle (though I did like the seat and basket.) I also don’t want to pay $400 for a printed bicycle. I already have a bicycle and I can think of a few that I would rather pay $400 for. The floppy hat was cute, but apparently my head isn’t as large as I thought it was (I think it’s my hair.) I did like (and buy) the cute notebooks for $7.99.
I bought one of the silk scarves. I bought an infinity scarf, but I really feel like they are a dime a dozen, in every color or texture you could imagine (so why did I pay so much for this Missoni for Target one?)
I really wanted to love those suede heels. My favorite part of them was the wooden heel. Oh wait. Take a closer look at those heels. What do they call that? Oh yes, veneer. It may have been plastic that was supposed to look like wood. For $40? I love cheap shoes, but I don’t love cheap-looking cheap shoes.
I also checked out the luggage – loved it actually. However, I already have perfectly good luggage and am not in the market for new pieces.
Sorry Target. Sorry Missoni. The two of you do not go together like white on rice. I still applaud Target for their designer collaborations! Please don’t stop.
It’s so easy to love something from a lookbook. Everything about that picture has been manipulated to tell us a story that will appeal to us. Buy it, get it home, snap a picture. It’s rarely the same:
All that hype and the above is all I bought (and not because everything else was sold out.) Wearing the shirt and sweater, all I kept thinking was, “I wish I hadn’t paid so much for these.”
p.s. I don’t know if you can tell by my facial expressions, but I was not excited about these photos.
p.p.s. I hope people aren’t actually buying these items on eBay. They aren’t worth it.
*Please note that Missoni is less my style than say, Isaac Mizrahi.