Target designer collabs are the most fun to shop from! The latest is by CUSHNIE and Lisa Marie Fernandez. I actually had no idea CUSHNIE was going to be in the line up with Target when I wrote a blog post a couple of weeks back, My Favorite Fashion Brands Owned by Women of Color. So I was even more excited to try her pieces in my Target dress shopping haul. The versions for Target reflect both designers really well and overall I was impressed by the fit and style.
Target Dress Shopping Haul Part 1: CUSHNIE for Target
CUSHNIE is perfect for today’s modern woman and reflects elegance in minimal designs. Designer Carly Cushnie started her line in 2008 and wanted to create a fit that celebrated the female body. Influential women I look up to such as Michelle Obama, Beyonce, J Lo, Ashley Graham, and more have worn her pieces.
It’s fun, it’s easy to dress up or down. You can wear a long sleeve shirt underneath, wear a jacket over it, or wear it with sneakers. It’s also flattering on my body type because it’s not form-fitting or loose.
I feel sexy in this dress. I haven’t felt sexy since before I was pregnant, which was about a year and a half ago. It’s pieces like this that light you up and bring something out of you that you need in your closet during a Target dress shopping haul. Short dresses are not part of my style anymore, but this one is long enough where I feel sexy yet covered up enough.
As I was filming I tried these on for the first time and I couldn’t tell how deep the neckline was and thought this could be work appropriate, but it’s definitely not!
Target Dress Shopping Haul Part 2: Lisa Marie Fernandez for Target
Lisa Marie Fernandez is all about boho chic and glamour. She actually started out as a fashion editor then became a swimwear designer, and now she creates the perfect travel wear that reflects her own style. If you look up #LMFGirlsOnHoliday you can find influencers that wear their pieces on vacation too.
It’s cute; maybe too cute. For summertime, it’s nice to have more casual dresses to wear for hot days. This dress looks lightweight, but it’s actually quite heavy. It has a lining that adds bulk to it, which I didn’t love, so it’s not one I’d wear often.
Not an item I would normally wear or pick out for myself but thought I’d try it during my Target dress shopping haul. Can you believe I loved it? Maybe it’s because I’m a mom now, or maybe it’s because life is getting really casual, but I could see myself wearing this often. It’s appropriate to wear to work, go run errands, and play with the baby. It’s a 3-in-1 and for me, it’s totally worth it. I also love the color, pockets, and how lightweight it is.
This was also a surprise but it works because the fabric is lighter and it drapes nicely. I wish it could be a piece I could wear to work too because it’s really comfortable and stylish. There’s too much skin showing on one side.
What were your favorites from my Target dress shopping haul?