Your probably wondering why the title of this post includes Unicorns I'll get to that. If you haven't heard by now on February 5th 2012 Target released it's designer collaborated collection from Jason Wu. I'm not much of a fashion guru but I do enjoy a well styled piece from time to time. Jason Wu designed the Inaugural gown that the lovely First Lady Michelle Obama wore and since then he's been blowing up and that gown now resides in the Smithsonian.
The first piece I knew I was going to have to have from the Jason Wu for Target collection was this Black Full Circle Pleated Skirt. It's just such a classic piece there was no way I could pass it up and for $29.99 it was a steal! Now I stayed up late and stalked their website into the wee hours of the night my time to pick this up and had no problems with it getting here. However it was shipped in a plastic Target mailer and unfortunately it was damaged during shipping.
On the left is a picture of how the pleats became smashed and misshapen during shipping, not going to lie I was pretty upset about this. Since this piece is a limited item I could not get a replacement from Target so I had to do the next best thing and try to fix it. So to start I tried re ironing in the pleats with no luck followed by getting it wet and re folding the pleats and then placing many heavy books on top. My second method had a bit better results but it wasn't as good as I hoped so the final attempt that had much better results was wetting it and then adding a bit of heavy starch to the pleats and re folding and squishing with many heavy books.
I'm still not completely happy about this especially because if the other pleats start to come out I'm pretty much screwed. This was made out of 100% Polyester so the quality really makes it hard to maintain the pleats but I can't really complain for $29.99. I'm hoping that it will last but only time will tell.
Next I present to you guys the Lace Clutch which is my favorite piece that I own. The quality is nice it has a good weight to it and the clasp is reliable and easy to open. This piece was also $29.99 and for a clutch its a great value. This was actually much bigger than I thought it would be you could easily fit a tablet in here with no problem along with some makeup! The lace is stretched over the canvas and then sewn to the edges so with this piece my only concern would be the lace getting snagged and creating a hole that couldn't be fixed. Needless to say I'm going to be super careful with this one!
Now through all of this I have not been the only one with Wu Fever... I came across a Facebook group one day while stalking the Target Style page and have been checking that out here and there to see if there are any Unicorns because I refuse to feed the Ebay vultures at their inflated prices.
Still curious about the Unicorns? Good! Unicorns are items that your looking for because you really really want them but they have been next to impossible to find. I'm not sure who first coined this term in the group but I love it and its totally accurate. lol This group is filled with lovely ladies and gents who have been super nice and helpful and even had suggestions on how to fix my sad pleated skirt. I have never come across such a great positive group of people so hats off to all of you and thank you for being so kind! <3
Now that it's been a little over a week since the release of the collection my fever is subsiding but I'll still keep an eye out for that Black Flare dress I knew I should have picked it up when it was on the website but I didn't, I guess that's hindsight for you!
If you would like to drool over I mean check out the pieces in this collection you can go to Target and see them for now or check out the Look book on the Target Style Page.
Did you guys score any Jason Wu Items?