OHAI GUYS! Guess what we’re doing after 10,087,622,215 years of not doing any outfit photos (started a new job, lost my main photographer, life, etc. etc.) I am back with one thanks to the folks at GiGi New York who snapped my picutre at the rewardStyle fashion week shindig.
Now the sweatshirt: when a friend asks “hey do you want to come to the Phillip Lim for Target party?” the only acceptable answer is yes. It was a unicorn of events where I ended up inside before the rush of editors and bloggers and was able to snap up all of the pieces I wanted (minus a dress but I like to think that was divine intervention).
Now whenever these designer collaborations pop up I temporarily lose my mind – not because of the price point – but because I tend to really like (or love in the case of Prabal) the designer at hand. I was a bit hesitant with the Lim collab only because I saw a blatant knockoff of the Pashli as an option for purchase. My friend Dena summed it up pretty well in her post so it doesn’t bear any repeating. It wasn’t until I saw a friend’s clutch from a press preview that I decided it was worth a gander. I went to the preview party and conquered. I got the sweater above (obviously), two scarves (BOOM and leopard print), animal print skirt, trench coat, satchel, and a clutch (someone told me it’s an iPad case for dudes but YOLO).
A simple rule for shopping high/ low collaborations is as follows: don’t go in expecting designer quality. At the end of the day, the collection will be available at Target (or sometimes H&M) which means I never expect silk and genuine leather. If you want a designer, shop designer. If you want something to look great for a few seasons, go wild! I still have dresses from the Rodarte x Target partnership from 2009 so it’s all about how you take care of your clothes.