When Target launched Missoni for Target, I really enjoyed reading about everyone’s shopping experiences, so this time around I thought it would be fun to share mine! I was super excited about this collection when they announced it last year, and even more excited when the lookbook came out in January. Knowing how crazy the whole Missoni for Target situation was, I planned to be prepared as possible! Check out what I bought below and then keep reading for the full story :)
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I don’t normally get in a tizzy about this sort of thing, but I really really wanted many of the pieces in the collection! I think what I really liked about this collection was that it appealed to women of all ages and sizes. Take the navy poplin dress- I feel like that would look great on so many people! So I tried to be smart about it- I made my wishlist, narrowed it down below a certain amount, and started setting aside money back in January.
Saturday night, I was on twitter and stalking the Target Style Facebook page because nobody knew exactly when the collection would be released. I was prepared to stay up all night and was constantly refreshing the Target website, Twitter and Facebook (shout-out to the ladies who were right there with me- Casee Marie and Courtney! :)
Midnight EST came and went (when many thought the collection would go live) with nothing available for purchase yet. But then, 20-30 minutes later, pieces went live! I was frantically refreshing my computer (because not everyone could see the pieces at first) and my roommate was definitely laughing at my hysteria, but then he sat down next to me and started trying to find the items on his computer too. Meanwhile, I was freaking out because people on Facebook were saying that they snagged this item, or that item, and I was afraid I wouldn’t get anything. But then, miracle of all miracles, I was able to add the black pleated skirt to my cart!
Too scared to wait for the other items I wanted to go live, I immediately bought the skirt (I, of course, had pre-filled all of my personal information earlier so I wouldn’t have to waste time at checkout). I also tried to score the navy poplin dress, but sadly, that sold out within minutes (while I was still struggling to view any of the items from the collection). It was a little bit of madness because you had to search around the website for the pieces since the direct link wasn’t really working at the time. With the help of the ladies on twitter, I soon snagged the Milu scarf as well! I adored the Milu tote, but was really wavering on whether or not I was willing to spend $40 on it. However, my roommate surprised me by purchasing it for me (he sneakily bought it on his computer while I wasn’t looking and then had the confirmation email sent to me ;)! After that, I just had one more item on my must-have list, the black-and-white flap purse, which went live a little while later :)
After purchasing my final item, I was on a shopping high for being lucky enough to snag everything on my list but one item! Buzzing from the adrenaline, I couldn’t fall asleep right away and keep refreshing the page just to make sure the navy poplin dress wasn’t coming back ;)
Even though it was a bit stressful worrying that I wasn’t going to get anything, it was not as bad of as experience as I feared it would be! I definitely had fun chatting with the other ladies who were up in the wee hours being just as crazy about the collection as I was :) Now the waiting for my items begins!
Tell me: Did you shop Jason Wu for Target this weekend? What were you able to grab?
Update: I GOT THE NAVY POPLIN DRESS! It came back in stock online yesterday and I snatched it right up! Now my list is complete :)
2nd Update: They cancelled my order, boo! So I’m still on the hunt for the Navy Poplin Dress in a size 4 or 6. Let me know if anyone has any leads and thanks so much!
Also, I sent out Correspondence Club partners yesterday, so if you signed up and didn’t get an email from me, let me know!