Altuzarra for Target Review

September 14, 2014
I love when fabulous fashion designers collaborate with inexpensive stores like Target and H&M to bring us some high fashion at low prices!  Today’s big launch is Altuzarra for Target!  I’ve been super excited about this collaboration and was at the front door of my local Target at 8AM with all the other mad fashionistas, reminding me of the Peter Pilotto launch in February.

So … this is what I got …

But first … here’s a quick look at what I tried on! Dressing room selfies are notoriously bad quality and these are even bad by those standards, but at least you can get some idea what’s available. 

The line is very chic and there are many wearable pieces.  My big disappointment of the day was that the store didn’t have anything in the green python print, which I was dying to see and try on! 

Many pieces felt like good quality for the price.  The flounce skirt is very nice fabric!  The black trench looked nice as well, but by time I got to that rack, they only had XL left! I was disappointed in the feel of the velvet pants, but I saw someone else wearing the velvet jacket and it looked very cute on her.  The python print skirt didn’t feel like nice fabric, but it looked cute on, except for the high slit, which makes it work un-friendly.  Also anything with sequins has very bright gold sequins, so perfect if you like that look, but not if you wanted something more subtle.  

I ended up with the black flounce skirt and the python t-shirt.  Sizes ran slightly large, I think, so keep that in mind if you’re ordering online.  (This is a size 4 skirt and an XS top).

This is what I’m wearing out and about with the hubby today, who is not-so-patiently waiting for me to finish this!

Okay, Dolls … did you shop the Altuzarra launch?  What did you get and what did you think?

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  • Reply M @ My Closet Catalogue September 14, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    So my local store never gets the design collab items in and I was reduced to purchasing online. I'm curious to know what you thought of the orchid print button down, the purple dress and the red velvet blazer. These are the items I bought and now I'm wondering if I ought to do a follow-up purchase because that python print looks adorable on you. Is the tshirt material thick enough to hide lumps and bumps?

    • Reply dawnlucy September 14, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Ooo, I love your choices! I tried on the purple dress and it's super pretty! I didn't try on the orchid blouse, but it looked lovely as well. All the red velvet blazers went so fast that I didn't even get to touch one! But I did see it on a girl in the dressing room and it looked nice. I thought the velvet on the pants felt weird though! Anyway, the python tee is pretty average thickness for a tshirt. Let me know how you like everything!

  • Reply Alexandra Stella September 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Well we don't have Target over here and also cannot shop it online. I think the Peter Pillotto was in part available at Net-a-Porter or some other such store, but I didn't check for Altuzarra.

    The python print t-shirt looks very nice. It could become a staple piece as it instantly peps up a lot of otherwise simple looks.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Reply dawnlucy September 15, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      Thanks, Alex. Loving that snakeskin look right now and even ordered the green python sweatshirt online!

  • Reply fashionableover50 September 15, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Fabulous outfit Dawn Lucy! You have great taste. I'm glad that fashion designers are collaborating with Target and H&M. Target recently opened in Canada (YAY!!) and I have bought a few lovely things for great prices. My daughter Jean bought a beautiful Missoni dress. That's on my list. 🙂

    Have a fashionable week!
    ♥ carmen

    • Reply dawnlucy September 15, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks, Carmen! I'm excited about Alexander Wang for H&M coming Nov 6th too!

  • Reply Marta C September 15, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Great choices-very chic!! This outfit looks fantastic on you-I'm jealous I missed it. My Target is so hit and miss and if you are not there first thing in the morning nothing is left.
    Marta, xo

    • Reply dawnlucy September 15, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      If I'm not there right at 8, then forget it. Actually even being there right at 8, some quick moving fashionistas got to the belts and trenches before I could even see them up close! lol!

  • Reply whooolala September 15, 2014 at 1:48 am

    I wasn't into the clothes for myself but they're very stylish! I did however set my alarm for 5:00 this morning so I could order the booties and the boots, then I was able to go back to bed and sleep in this morning! 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy September 15, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      The boots and booties were hot, but a bit too high for me! (Getting wimpy in my old age! 😉

  • Reply Monika Faulkner September 15, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Well…I PLANNED to head to my local Target today, dearest Dawn!! But I never actually made it…my husband and I bumped into some friends on our way, and ended up spending the afternoon at a pub instead!! I wonder if any of the Altuzarra pieces will be left by next weekend; still, I'm glad at least one of us managed to pick up some goodies!! XOXO

    • Reply dawnlucy September 15, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      Well fun with friends is a great way to spend the day too! There are some things left online, but not too much!

  • Reply Whitney September 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    I love all of the dressing room selfies! I think you bought the best item!

    • Reply dawnlucy September 15, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      Haha … the dressing room selfless are …. interesting. 😉 thanks, Whitney!

  • Reply Margaret September 15, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Did you find the flounce skirt to fit true to size? Thanks for showing us your haul!

    • Reply dawnlucy September 15, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      I'm usually either a 6 or a 4 and the 4 fit perfectly. So if you're between sizes, I'd go to the smaller size.

  • Reply Marie September 15, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    I love how you styled this, you are fast!
    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

    • Reply dawnlucy September 15, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks … I tried to be "timely" … and still write a good review! 😉

  • Reply Nicole Layne September 15, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Great choices! I bought the long dress. It was a great collection! I love seeing what everyone bought!

    Nicole to the Nines

    • Reply dawnlucy September 15, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Can't wait to see you in your dress on the blog! Yes, I loved the collection! Kinda wish I had bought more now! 😉

  • Reply Lorna mai ltd September 15, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    We don't have Target over here in UK but I love your choices. Both are versatile pieces so you'll be able to mix them with so many items in your wardrobe. You look fab!

    • Reply dawnlucy September 16, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks so much, dear!

  • Reply Jing Xu September 15, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Thanks for sharing your looks of the brand. No, I have not heard of it and would like to find out more. My favorite is you on the black long sleeve dress, classy, chic and sexy!

    From Jing at

    • Reply dawnlucy September 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      I really liked that dress too, but the sequins were so bright gold that I felt like it limited where I could wear it (party – yes! teaching – no!) Pretty though!

  • Reply The Fashion Palate September 16, 2014 at 1:05 am

    You are too funny referring to the comment you left on my review post! Your selfies are super cute :). I love the python print shirt you got, it looks awesome on you.

    • Reply dawnlucy September 16, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      You'll have to teach me the art of the dressing room selfie! Yours are WAY better!

  • Reply Maria Morrison September 16, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Love yout pics! You came out of it relatively unscathed! I came home with 3 pieces but have 9 more on their way to me. Athough after seeing items in store, I think i'll be keeping just 5 of the total 12.

    • Reply dawnlucy September 16, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Well, I do have the green python sweatshirt on it's way to me too! 😉

  • Reply Elegance and Mommyhood September 16, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Target always has such fun collaborations with good designers. I love animal print and a snake-print tee like yours is on my must-buy list. Would love some ankle skinny pants in the print also. I do own a snake-print pencil skirt though. You look FAB Dawn. Love your new tee and the fun earrings.

    Enjoy this week! <3 Ada.

    • Reply dawnlucy September 16, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks a million, Ada!

  • Reply clarice September 16, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Love this prints so much…

    • Reply dawnlucy September 16, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks, Clarice!

  • Reply Cynthia Yang September 16, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks for the review. I don't know why but I really didn't get too excited about this launch. But now that I'm seeing that python tee and flounce skirt on you, I think I may need to head over to Target pretty soon. You look so elegant and chic in that tee and skirt combo! ~Cynthia

    • Reply dawnlucy September 16, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Elegant and chic is a wonderful complement coming from Ms. Elegant and Chic herself! Thanks, dear! Muah!

  • Reply Jenna R. September 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I love your picks! They're classic with a little flair. I haven't had a chance to check my store out yet, but often the designer collaborations are quickly reduced to the clearance rack because suburbia doesn't know Altruzarra. Hopefully something is left later this week 🙂

    xoxo jenna @ sincerely jenna marie
    PS- make sure and stop by on Thursdays to link up!

    • Reply dawnlucy September 16, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks for the reminder, Jenna! I'll link up! And that's actually great that you can get things on the sale rack! 😀

  • Reply Polly Bird September 16, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    You look great in everything you tried on! any comments on the black blazer? i was thinking of getting it on ebay since it's sold out but i am wondering if it look and feels cheap and if it's well made…what do you think?

    • Reply dawnlucy September 17, 2014 at 11:33 am

      The black blazer is totally fab! It's pretty material and the peplum in back is so cool and flattering. I almost bought it, but just spent $ on a black Karen Kane blazer and so didn't think I needed it. Let me know if you get it and what you think!

  • Reply Tracys Notebook of Style September 17, 2014 at 5:20 am

    Loved what you came home with – you can wear those pieces so many different ways! Thanks for following me – Followed you back 😉


    • Reply dawnlucy September 17, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Yay! Thanks, Tracy! Happy to find a cool new blog to follow! OXOX

  • Reply Cathy September 17, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I never got a chance to check out the collection, but I love your picks! They look great on you!!


    • Reply dawnlucy September 18, 2014 at 12:14 am

      Thanks so much, Cathy! I did my shopping right at Westgate!

  • Reply Marianne Friedman September 17, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    You look great! My post today is about this line too! It looks like your Target had way more to choose from than mine did! Love the pieces you bought! Come by and check out my post!

    • Reply dawnlucy September 18, 2014 at 12:14 am

      On my way right now to check out your post! 🙂

  • Reply Ginnie September 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I love your choices! This collab is one of my faves:)

    • Reply dawnlucy September 18, 2014 at 12:14 am

      I agree! One of my favs too!

  • Reply Chic Readings September 17, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Looks great on you:)

    • Reply dawnlucy September 18, 2014 at 12:15 am

      Thanks, Chic Readings!

  • Reply Shannon Jenkins September 18, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Love that top! Great pick!!

    <3 Shannon

    • Reply dawnlucy September 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks, Shannon! Muah!

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life September 18, 2014 at 3:20 am

    My local Target didn't have any of the python print at all. I love how you wore these items. I was slightly disappointed how may of the items were so shiny.

    Hope to see you tomorrow at the link up.


    • Reply dawnlucy September 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      I didn't like the bright gold sequins too much, but there were some ladies drooling over them!

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf September 18, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Love it…you look fabulous! I really liked the looks of the velvet suit. Too bad about the green python print…

    • Reply dawnlucy September 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks, Debbie! How's school going? I need to drop by your blog soon and catch up!

  • Reply garaytreasures September 18, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I think you look great. I hate it when I can't find what I want in my size either but you did find a great outfit. Rachel xo

    • Reply dawnlucy September 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks, Rachel! Yeah … that's frustrating for sure!

  • Reply Doused In Pink September 18, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Love the pieces you got! Such a great top and your skirt is super cute!


    • Reply dawnlucy September 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks so much, Jill!

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga September 18, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    As the comedian Billy Crystal once said, "YOU LOOK MAHVALOUS!" I looked at this line online, and realzied the same thing would probabaly happen if I tried to go to Target. Everything would be gone! I totally would have picked what you picked, Love this top on you, I like python and snake print. Great shade .I also saw the selfie with the skirt.. it looked great too! This black skirt is also up my alley!! This is a stylish and chic look, love the pairing of the cream jacket, the dark jeans. Great job my friend!!
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess

    • Reply dawnlucy September 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks so much, Jess! You're the sweetest! OXOX

  • Reply Jing Xu September 18, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    I saw the fur coat looked so good on you that I would love to give it a try.

    From Jing at

    • Reply dawnlucy September 19, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      Oh that Jing! It's really a fun coat for sure!

  • Reply evelyn madera September 18, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Absolutely stunning, love the the looks. It's great to mix and match great pieces! xoxo

    • Reply dawnlucy September 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      Aww,thanks so much! Muah!

  • Reply Madison September 18, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Love what you found and the way you paired your purchases! You look great 🙂 I look forward to reading more of your posts!


    • Reply dawnlucy September 19, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks so much, Madison! I'm following you on Bloglovin now too!

  • Reply Glenda September 21, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    You have demonstrated the versatility in this great top…dressed up or casual chic, it makes your look pop.

    • Reply dawnlucy September 25, 2014 at 12:17 am

      Thanks, Glenda! Love your blog and love your style!

  • Reply Kristina September 22, 2014 at 12:52 am

    It looks great on you. I did try to get a few things online (since we don't have actual Target shops here), but the dress I wanted was sold out and other pieces were polyester and I couldn't justify them for a price….so I ended up empty handed. 🙁

    • Reply dawnlucy September 25, 2014 at 12:17 am

      Aww … which dress did you want? Sorry you couldn't find it!

  • Reply Patti September 21, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Great pieces! I have my eye on the red velvet blazer, if/when I can find one. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, you look terrific!

    • Reply dawnlucy September 25, 2014 at 12:16 am

      Hope to see you showing off that velvet blazer on the blog soon, Patti!

  • Reply GnomeLover September 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I love the dressing room reviews! That sweater with the birds I loved! The python tee looks so pretty the way you styled it with the jeans and the skirt. My favorite is the last picture!


    • Reply dawnlucy September 25, 2014 at 12:18 am

      That crane sweater would look magical on you, Jenni!

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen September 23, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Well, at least you showed them all at once and I only had to sit here and envy you for one post! Only half kidding, but you do look amazing. Happy for you. Really. rrrrrrrrr…..

    • Reply dawnlucy September 25, 2014 at 12:18 am

      HAHA … you're cute, Jan. OXOX

  • Reply Trina September 24, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I'm still laughing at your fun dressing room selfies, you're the best! I agree with Jan, so glad you took the time to share them all with us. You look wonderful in everyone of those photo's, but I do love how you paired the shirt with the flouncy skirt, perfect choice. By the way, you have the most contagious happy smile ever!

    • Reply dawnlucy September 25, 2014 at 12:20 am

      Aww, you're the sweetest, Trina! I do have fun trying things on even if they're things I don't think I'd buy!

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