Tuesday, February 21, 2012

jason wu for target review - part 02


so i was suppose to do my taxes this weekend... but i thought part 02 of my jason wu for target review would be more fun, lol! i'm pretty sure my mailman is thankful that the last package has been delivered and he can finally take a break from visiting my house :P also, if you're looking for part 01, you can find it here.

on we go! this review will go over:

jersey dress in red/navy stripes
short sleeve tee with tie in cream
pleated skirt in black
long sleeve sheer blouse in white w/ black ribbon tie
blouse with tie in blush dots
long-sleeve sheer blouse in blush dots
flared dress in white
trench in navy

i know i said i might review the floral scarf and floral flap hand bag, but i ran out of time. funny how you can run out of time when you have an extra day to the weekend, but it happened. :( sorry! hope you won't be too disappointed. the scarf is pretty much on par with the cat print one, though. and the handbag is nice, but i'll be honest. i haven't gotten a good look at it yet! i've been ooo-ing and ahhing over the clothing to pay much attention to the handbag. :X

also, it seems like tons of people have been returning things to target lately. this is awesome for two reasons - no wait, three reasons! one, online exclusives get marked down to 75% off automatically. yes, you read that correctly. that $34.99 sheer blouse can now be found in-store (assuming someone returned it) for a meer eight bucks! two, these reviews aren't completely irrelevant now that you can actually get some of these items yourself if you haven't already (minus that darn belize skirt, anyways). and three, there's a good chance that a lot of these items will make it to clearance. i mean, seriously my target mysteriously got a whole size run in of the jersey red striped dress! so keep those receipts! target lets you return up until 90 days! you might be able to find your item at a cheaper price by then.

jersey dress in red/navy stripes
$34.99, size XS



i really liked this dress. its super light weight and even though its a shift, i don't feel like i lose my figure in it. the colors are really bold and clean. you'll stand out and still look very chic and classic. i tried loosely cinching it with yellow belt that came with the chiffon dress and i think it adds an additional element to it. even better, its thin enough that you can tuck it into a pair of shorts, and add to the versatile. the only real con is because its so light weight, its pretty sheer. i'm not sure if i'm going to keep it yet, but if i do, i will definitely need to purchase a slip to go under it.



faux look #11: red striped shirt with navy shorts



okay, so this isn't REALLY look #11. but its close? i actually have a pair of navy blue cuffed shorts i could've used with this look, but i thought it be cute to pair it with my floral ones instead.

in any case, the main point of this is to show you have versatile the jersey dress is. and since it's fairly similar to the red striped shirt, you might want to think twice about keeping both of them? if you're looking to save some cash that is, and after this collection, lol, i'm definitely looking to save some cash.

short sleeve tee with tie in cream
$22.99, size XS



i thought this was a fairly cute and casual shirt. not special enough to keep though. the material is nice and cool and heavy enough to hang nicely. it does cling, however, to just about every curve you have, so if you're the type that tends to feel a bit self conscious, i wouldn't recommend it.

pleated skirt in black
$29.99, size 2


man shoulders man shoulders :(

this skirt fits pretty much like the floral pleated one did, and because its a fairly ordinary skirt, i decided not to tkeep it. its not a bad fit, and i think if it ever goes on clearance i will probably pick it up, but for the price and compared to the floral one, i didn't think it was worth the cost.

actually, i found this skirt over the weekend at target by xhilaration. its lot more flattering for my figure and less than half the price! if you see one (it comes in a million adorable colors, i really recommend picking it up).

long sleeve sheer blouse in white with black ribbon
$34.99, size XS



this shirt, is ridiculously thin. lol, so thin i had to take this photo twice because i didn't realize how thin it was. oops. scandalous! for the most part, i really like the shirt. i love the sheer (as long as i remember to put on a tank underneath :P) and the ruffled bib. what i don't love is the ribbon they used for the tie. for one, it ties poorly and nothing like the original picture. its also sewn onto the shirt which pretty much just limits you to wearing this shirt one way. i wish they had made it with the ribbon detachable, so that you could have the option not to wear it. i also wish it was a higher quality ribbon and didn't feel like something i could've picked up at jo-anns. third! i also wish they'd made the ribbon pre-tied and you just clipped it closed instead.

which is what i might do. i'm considering detaching the ribbon (assuming this doesn't ruin the chiffon) and creating a separate ribbon collar. also, i haven't experienced this myself (yet), but i've heard from several other girls that this shirt, along with the long sleeve dotted blush one, is very poor in quality. yes the material is suppose to be thin and sheer, and yes, it is suppose to be chiffon - but its a rather cheap chiffon. i've heard a lot of girls complaining of the shirt ripping in less than 5 minutes of wear. so i don't really recommend it.. unless you're like me and found it in-store for 8 bucks. then, yes, its worth it. because if and when it rips, i won't be crying over losing thirty five dollars.


"tucked in" to compare

look #14: white sheer blouse with tie and black pleated skirt



so i really love this look. i wanted to keep the skirt just so i could wear this look, but i needed to prioritize! its so sporty and feminine and clean - everything that embodies jason wu's style.

blouse with tie in blush dots
$34.99, size XS



this is really cute. its made of the same crepe-like material as the dot printed cycling dress, which means, its not see-through in the least. the sleeves were a bit tight for my arms, and i'd heard another girl complain of the same thing in-store, but at least they unbutton so you can let some air in. the overall quality is nice though, and i feel like its more worth the cost than the two sheer ones ended up being.


the lazy (wo)man tuck in lol

long sleeve sheer blouse in blush dots
$34.99, size XS


what am i looking at? i have no idea

i really wanted to keep this top! it fits the same as the sheer white blouse with the black tie. its also just as sheer even though its blush in color (meaning, yes i had to re-do the photo so as not to blind the world). so many people complained about how the blouse ripped in 5 minutes (and if you've ever experienced chiffon tearing, its a pain to repair), that i couldn't justify keeping it. not for thirty five bucks. and seeing as how i probably won't find this blouse on clearance for $8, i'll just have to take my chances and hope i find it on clearance again later.




flared dress in white / cream
$59.99, size 2



um hi, can i get married in this? would that be appropriate? hands down, love this over the black. and if i had to choose (which is looking rather likely) i would choose to keep the white over the black. fits the same as the black flared and navy poplin dress. just a bit loose in the waist for me but other wise rather perfect. my friend had tried on the black flared in a 4 and the white (or is it cream?) flared in a 2 and found that they fit exactly the same. not sure if she had a defective black one or not, but something to consider if you're trying to hunt down a size in this. also, see the awesome pockets? yeah LOVE.

and.. if any one was wondering, here's what it looks like with the navy trench on top :P




navy trench
$54.99



this trench makes me smile. it really does. personally i prefer the navy over the black, but both look just as adorable. i decided to do a rolled up sleeve version and to point out the pockets since it pretty much looks/fits the same as the black one, and you guys don't need to see the same thing twice!


aiite, thats it! a lot shorter than part 01 but hope you guys still enjoyed!! sorry for all the lack of smiling photos. trying to beat out the rain means a lot of earlier morning shots means i hadn't had coffee yet and my eyes are probably puffy as hell >.<


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12 comments:

  1. Great post I was a little disappointed with the black pleated skirt as well in terms of fit but mainly because my pleats got messed up during shipping and the material made it a pain to fix them.

    I'm totally with you on the tops that have been known to rip I didn't pick any up after I heard about that it's too bad because they are so cute.

    -Ash
    Beauty-Flawed Blog

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    1. oh i think i remember reading that on the fb group :( sorry to hear that! i've been seeing the skirt show up a lot in stores lately, maybe you'll find one on clearance with non-messed up pleats! :)

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  2. My favorite-the flared dress and navy trench !!! With those two combined, you look like a heroine from a criminal novel <3

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    1. i wish! life would be so much more interesting (and i could run in heels without killing myself!)

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  3. Wow, these are all fab girl! Wish I had a Target here in the UK! x

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  4. Love all style - especially the first dress and the white blouse... beautiful!

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  5. Lucky you getting the blouse on clearance. I saw it on the rack, but it was priced $34.99. I scored the navy wheel cycle dress and shorts on the clearance though. I also picked up the
    Xhilaration bicycle skirt.

    Thanks for all the thorough reviews! :)

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    1. isnt it werid? the straw handbag is full price at my store.. :( no mark down! and yay for getting the bicycle skirt! i saw it but decided i liked the hot pink version more... except now i can't stop thinking about ALL the other colors! haha i might have to go back later

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  7. love how simple and feminine everything is! xx.

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  8. I really like your review! But yes, the red dress NEEDS a slip under it. Did you see my WU reviews at www.sandpipercat.blogspot.com

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  9. Cute!! I love how you styled the first dress in multiple ways! The cherry shorts are adorable! :)

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