Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Missoni Madness

AKA... Part of my quest to break out of the Mom-Uniform

I can't remember when Missoni first caught my eye but I'm going to guess it was in a magazine what feels like a million years ago!

You can of course imagine that I rejoiced and celebrated with many others when it was announced that my favorite store (Target - duh) was set to debut a line this Fall.

I stalked the look books on fashion sites, texted with some of my girlfriends for weeks, plotting about the morning of September 13th.

I decided to hoof it rather than trying to go through Target.com and hit up my local Target at 8am on Tuesday morning. There were a bunch of other ladies, some nice, some snooty - but no fights broke out like what I heard happened in a California Target. I saw a few overly full carts that were clearly headed home to be put up on eBay.

I was lucky though! I got everything I wanted and then some! My haul - 2 Dresses, 2 cardigans, a ruana, flats and heels!

And then today I fell in love with this gem! Thanks to my Twitter friends, I decided I *needed* it!

I'm on the fence about a couple pieces, luckily I have a mom-friend coming over for a playdate tomorrow and to assess the dress situation! I'll let y'all know what I end up keeping and what goes back!

Did you score any Missoni for Target? Did you think the website crashing was a marketing ploy? Because I totally do! Regardless, well done Target, well done!

8 comments:

Kodi said...

Yes about the website! You cannot convince me that they had more traffic than they do on cyber Monday, and their website is built to handle that! :) It also took WAY too long for them to get it back up for me to be convinced it wasn't intentional.

You already know I love all of your finds! :)

Shannon said...

That coat is ADORABLE!!! I love it!

Cheryl E. said...

Love all your pieces. Glad you decided to get the coat. :)

LG said...

I forgot about it till I got your tweet that day, and then i rushed right over! I bouht several things and took it all back but the plates, box and one cardigan. I wish they had that velour hoodie in Medium cause I did love that but I am happy with what I got. My husband... noy so much. He said it is " all ugly and looks like curtains and You have clearly lost your sense of fashion" HA he also calls it "moosolinie" by mistake.. LMAO

Happiness Is... said...

I like the coat a lot! I am not as big on the other patterns only because I think they are so distinctive - meaning, everyone immediately knows what it is, which I guess is sort of the point, but I like to find unique pieces. And, I totally agree that the website thing is a joke. I mean, come on. Websites from mass retailers don't crash like that. When else has a major store's website gone down? Total ploy.

Legallyblondemel said...

I completely agree that the website & weensy supply given the huge marketing budget / Target audience is all just clever Target marketing. I bought into it too, obviously, but - well played, marketing gurus!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the coat! I tried to get on the website. I think it really just crashed.

AndreaLeigh said...

that coat is gorgeous! the color is wonderful on you! and girl, you look SO THIN!

I wasn't really into missoni, but I did get flats. I went to Target at 3pm that day and surprising there was still a lot of pieces left.