Anyway, perhaps I am a little late to this party, but have you seen the new Merona Collection at Target? Yes, it's separate and distinct from the regular Merona line. Yes, it's awesome. Yes, you will want most things from the line. I have a hunch that Merona Collection has been introduced to take the place of Isaac Mizrahi's line. And it's definitely delivering. The quality is heads and shoulders above what I am used to at Target, and it seems to have a more youthful focus than Isaac's line. Also, it comes in size 2, which Isaac did not offer and which I was always mad about, since his sizes tended to run large anyway.
I tried on this dress and loved it! Honestly, if you had told me that it came from Banana Republic I would have believed it. What held me back was the fact that I didn't exactly see myself wearing a floaty floral dress with fall/winter approaching. Although now that I see it styled here with booties and tights, I may have to rethink that...
Again, an item that is just past the summer season, unfortunately. In person, this dress is stunning. It's a heavy, nubby linen, with a braided waistband detail. If you see this on clearance I'd definitely snap it up!
They did not have this in the Target store, but I fell in love when I saw it online. Reminds me a lot of a Milly or Tibi dress.
How gorgeous is this simple party dress? These come in zillions of colors online- I think this is Target's idea of a dress you could use for bridesmaids, which I would certainly second. I love the classic, Oscar de la Renta silhouette and belted waist.
Taffeta Party Dress (on sale in brown for $13.99!)
I have a top from J Crew that is exactly this same style- this one is a fraction of the price. Do you like the print?
This top doesn't look super-exciting, but this is one of those great basics that comes in a few colors that you could wear with anything. It's dressy enough to wear with wool pants and a nice necklace to work, or casual enough to wear with jeans. Everyone needs go-to shirts like this that aren't necessarily "statement" tops but that help complete an outfit.
I may or may not have walked away with this giraffe tunic (on clearance for $13!). It looks much better in person than the way it's styled in this picture. I got a very Kate Spade vibe from the print. I look forward to wearing it with my Milly black wool cigarette pants and high heels, and some gold layered necklaces to spice it up.
Giraffe Printed Tunic
This top was lovely- it's a gorgeous purple tweed. Very fitted, very retro- and there's a matching tweed skirt.
Every girl needs an animal print cardigan in her closet!
Loved this cheery green tweed pencil skirt.
I also love the gathers on the front of this bow skirt- these pictures don't really do these pieces justice.
Yes, Merona Collection even makes shoes! Horray! I was drooling over these flats that come in several colors. In person, they look very expensive and not the least bit plastic-y. These are just that perfect shade of camel, aren't they? The gold buckle and the gold accent on the heel reminded me of a cross between, say, Roger Vivier and Tory Burch.
These leopard beauties are equally fabulous- and made out of genuine calf hair!
I also loved these dresses that totally screamed "Missoni" to me. It's hard to tell from the picture, but they are made of lightweight cotton with zig zags and stripes. I'd love to wear this layered with leggings.
Do you have any favorite finds at Target you're dying to share? Let us know! And check out Merona Collection and let us know what you think.