Picking Favorites In Target’s 20 Years Of Design For All

I’ve had varied responses to Target’s Design For All collaborations over the last 20 years. I’ve stood in lines on collection launch days. I’ve shopped online and hoped the site wouldn’t crash. I’ve decided that I would never shop another collaboration. News of the return of a limited collection of the designs didn’t particularly pique my interest. That was until I walked into a store and fell in love with a few pieces. In today’s post, I’m rounding up those items that prompted me to explore the anniversary collection.

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These items stood out to me. I purchased the Thakoon dress with the Shibori print because it best fits my wardrobe needs. The dress is a cool way to try fall’s tie dye trend. And, the silhouette is a flattering as can be. I’m sharing one way I’ll be styling it on the blog tomorrow, so come back!

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Fun Slip Dresses To Style For Fall

Have you been enjoying the ease of slipping on your favorite, borrowed-from-the-lingerie-draw slip dresses this year? Good news is you can rock your favorites right through fall. What I love about slip dresses is they layer so well that you can make ’em appropriate for any season. If you’re on the market for an updated style for fall, I’ve got you covered. My featured dress is a right-on-trend, snake print style that you can grab for under $30 here. Scroll to the end of the post for a roundup of equally fabulous and affordable options.

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What I’m wearing:

Snake print slip dress | Denim jacket (similar) | Sandals (option, option)

 Fendi Baguette (vintage) | Sunglasses: Fendi (Shop Fendi for less) | Lip: Pat McGrath

Earrings c/o Diamonds Direct St. Louis (similar) | 14K gold ankletc/o

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Slip dresses bring unlimited styling possibilities because you can layer under, over, or both. In today’s look, I reached for a wardrobe staple–the denim jacket–to make my slip dress work right now.

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Since it’s still fairly warm in St. Louis, it’s still sandal season. When it gets colder, though, this entire look can be transformed by adding a cool pair of booties.

This particular dress is especially fresh for fall because of its bold snake print coupled with its midi length. It’s that wear-with-everything print and the perfect length to build on. Did I mention that this dress is on sale for under $30? You can find it here. For reference, I’m wearing it in a size medium for a relaxed fit.

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Dress Layering Is The Best Style Hack For Transitional Weather

You’ve probably accumulated a few cami dresses this year given how popular they’ve been. If you’re still in the market for one, check out my dress. It’s on sale for around $41 and available in yellow, red, pink, and white. I’m not quite ready to pack away items like this one, so I’m relying on my favorite style hack–dress layering.

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What I’m wearing:

T-shirt | Dress (on sale!) | Sandals

Lip: Fenty “Ma’Damn”

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This dress is by Endless Rose (same brand behind my bright yellow shorts suit). I’m wearing it in a size medium. This brand runs a tad small if you’re curvy on the bottom. I sized up in the suit and in this dress for the best fit.

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Dress layering is my go-to style hack because it expands styling possibilities. Layering can instantly make an item more appropriate for the weather and also for an occasion. When it gets colder, I can easily wear this dress over a long-sleeve tee and add a jacket.

The dress is somewhat of a chameleon. It has a sophisticated sheath silhouette, a ruched sweetheart neckline, and cascading ruffles in the front. It’s the kind of dress, you can wear to brunch, a wedding, or any occasion that calls for fashionable attire.

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I wore the dress to present at an event last week. I used the layering style hack to dress it down and make it more hip. Since the dress is such a standout, especially worn over white, I kept everything else minimal. My barely there sandals were a perfect complement (see them worn before here).

As it gets colder, I’m taking this dress with me. Picture it now. Long-sleeve tee, a coat, ankle booties…it’s going to be a look. By the way, this dress is still full-price at Nordstrom, but I found it on sale for $41.40 (shop it on sale here). Why pay more when you can pay less, right?

Boho Vibes To Wear Now And Into Next Season

Bold, floral, maxi dresses exude boho vibes. As we prepare for transitional weather, these dresses can be quite versatile. Right now, wear them with sandals. As it starts getting cooler, throw on a light jacket and ankle booties. Style dilemma solved!

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What I’m wearing:

Dress (similar, similar) | Sandals c/o | Tote

Foundation: Pat McGrath (Medium Deep 26) | Lip: Fenty Beauty “Ma’Damn”

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I found my dress recently in my local Kindred boutique (see it featured on the gram here). When I tried it on, I instantly fell in love with the silhouette. I was drawn to the double v-neck, which is perfect for draping off the shoulders. And, that high split in the front? Gorgeous.

No doubt, the color and print combination was a huge draw as well. When I find a dress in a color and print I love, I want to wear it all the time. That’s a good thing. Usually, I have accessories that complement it. My tote, in this English Saddle color, for example, is the perfect compliment to the orange hues.

Talking about great transitional pieces, have you seen my orange slip skirt? It’s another fantastic option for styling your way through transitional weather and beyond. And, it’s under $35!

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Location: Soulard, St. Louis

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Where I Found This Glamorous Gown At 98% Off

I love high-end items. I also love a good deal. When those two loves converge, style miracles happen. I walked into Gordmans recently and found a huge stash of Halston Heritage gowns. These dresses were marked down from over $400 to under $10! $10 for a glamorous gown? Yass!

I don’t know how Gordmans merchandisers do it, but they negotiate their buys at such low prices. Gordmans is a regular Economy of Style sponsor (see some of my favorite collabs with them here, here, and here), and I shop there all the time because of amazing finds like the dress I’m sharing today.

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What I’m wearing:

Halston Heritage dress | Gucci belt | Sandals | Face: Pat McGrath foundation (#26)

Lip: Fenty Beauty Ma’Damn | Eyes: Bobbi Brown Couture Drama palette

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I chose this Halston Heritage printed one-shoulder gown. It’s such a glamorous gown! It was marked down from $425 to $9.98 in Gordmans. I was convinced that the decimal point got transposed. When I checked out, though, the dress rang up even lower at only $7.99.

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This dress caught my attention because of its asymmetric flounce drape, above-leg split, and the tie at the shoulder. The style gave me Grecian goddess vibes. This photo shows the dress worn as is.

I hoped my Gucci belt with its signature green and red stripe would add a nice touch to this dress. It did.

I experimented with some new beauty products when preparing for this shoot. My foundation is the newly-released Pat McGrath Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation. I’m wearing Medium Deep 26, which is a perfect match. At $68, this foundation is a tad pricey. I love the finish of the product. I also love that I don’t feel like I’m wearing anything on my face.

Location: Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, St. Louis