Afterthoughts of the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Collection + Outfit of the Yesterday

When Target collaborations go really right, fashionistas go really insane for them. The Phillip Lim for Target collection, which debuted September 15th, was no exception, as I’m sure you’ve already heard or personally witnessed. While it seems that the hype has died down once the highly coveted items reached their rightful owners, I was expecting to see a big boom of style bloggers posting Outfit of the Day looks highlighting the collection apparel. My search for these posts brought some interesting finds.

First, there wasn’t a wide variety of purchase choices. The majority of fashion bloggers bought and styled the Boom sweatshirt and I rarely saw others venture out and cover anything else. Second, some pieces from the collection, like the powerline print dress and sparkle blouse, didn’t even make it to a single blog post. I’m curious to know if it was because the items didn’t appeal to the masses or that nobody thought outside the box to see the styling potential in them. Third, there were an amazing amount of giveaways, especially for the purses! Those bags, just like the whole Missoni for Target collection way back when, were poached by people looking to make a profit from selling them on eBay. Women have been dying to get their hands on even the mini satchel, and what better strategic move for a blogger than to set up a giveaway and drive traffic to their blog? Most of the giveaways are long over, but MyBelonging.com is still taking entries to win the crossbody bag until the 19th!

While perusing the internet, I came across some fashion blogger’s style posts that I absolutely adored! Check out my favorites below:

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Be sure to visit these fashionable ladies at their respective blogs:

Ashleigh from The Daileigh

Kileen from Cute and Little

Kaylee from The Blondie Locks

Anh from Mai Style Pages

Dhruvi from Stilettos and Sequins

Alexandra from To Vogue or Bust

Assa from My Curves & Curls

Tiffany from The Werk Place

Yesterday, I decided to wear my own Phillip Lim for Target find, the shirt dress long-sleeved blouse. Since the LA temps have shot back up in the upper 80’s, I wore it with shorts. I’m rarely a shorts type of person, but to me the length of the shirt looked a lot better on me if I showed some skin. I also paired it with some wedge booties and a burgundy tote as a way of saying, “Yeah, it may be hot out, but it’s still fall!”

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Did you purchase and wear anything from the  Phillip Lim for Target collection, and how did you style it? What do you think about Target/designer collabs? Chime in in the comments section!