Monday, March 29, 2010

Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death!

I'm fairly certain Patrick Henry didn't have pretty clothes in mind when he made his famous speech to the Virginia Convention over 235 years ago, but Target's Liberty of London Collection is so cute and so well-made, it inspired me to hit up seven Target stores in one day.

Yes, you read that right. Seven.

You see, I'd seen the collection at Target and I'd read some reviews on Rosa's blog, but I'd waffled a bit over whether I wanted any of it for myself. But then, after seeing Carol wear the Tiered Ruffle Keyhole Tank (which she styled so awesomely, by the way!) I grew more interested. Haha, Carol always inspires me to push the envelope, when it comes to prints. The problem was, by the time I'd decided I wanted some of the pieces after all, all the stores seemed to be sold out of my size. It took me seven different stores to track down the pieces that I wanted, and even then, I didn't find everything. I was able to track down both of the ruffled halter dresses (in the Pink Martha Grace print and in Multi Color Sixty print) and the Tiered Ruffle Keyhole Tank that Carol bought.

Then I really fell in love, after seeing the Sateen Shift Dress in Pink Garla Print on Carol's lovely and talented sister-in-law, Karen:

The quality of the dress is amazing for the $34.99 price tag. The cut is extremely flattering, the fabric has a substantial weight, and the colors just really pop. The dress is fully lined, to boot~ It's such a great little shift dress and perfect for spring!

Unfortunately, I never was able to locate my size. I tried on a size 8 (the smallest one I could find, at first) and it hung on me like a potato sack. At the next store, I was able to find a 6 (my typical go-to size, when it comes to dresses), but there was still room to spare. I never found a smaller size. Boo!

I do have a lead on a size 4, from a Target up in Central California. My friend lives up there, they're going let me know if they find it. I'll keep you posted if it works out. Fingers crossed!

Haha, I just have to mention Karen's statement, "I had to come all the way to California to buy a Liberty of London dress!" (Karen actually lives in England. But the price of a "real" LoL dress is so high, none of us working-folk could actually afford one.)

So here's me, in the Ruffled Halter in Martha Grace Print:

I do like this dress, but I can't decide if I'll keep both of the ruffled halter dresses just yet. I think it depends on if I manage to successfully track down the Sateen Shift.

So, darling readers, I'll leave off with my OOTD, which is really just a tribute to the lovely Kelly.

Here's her outfit:

And here's mine:

I'm wearing:

Sweater: Nordstrom Double V-Neck Tunic (super-old, purchased at Anniversary Sale in 2005? - similar here)
Leggings: Express Sexy Stretch Legging
Boots: Cole Haan (also super-old, purchased back in 2004? - similar here)
Silver Necklace: H&M (similar here and here)
Long Pearl Necklace: Nordstrom Brass Plum (similar here)

Well, I'm not nearly as gorgeous as Kelly, but I sure admire her style! The outfit actually worked out well, as I found myself at the Ducks game tonight, to honor Teemu Selanne on his 600 career NHL goals. (and trust me, readers - Teemu's scored some very pretty goals in his career. He's also got a lovely personality, so I think he counts as "pretty" *grin*) This outfit was very comfortable, and it kept me warm enough inside the ice rink.

Welp. That's it for now. I'm going to hit the hay and hope for lots and lots of pretty things to go on sale at Anthro on Tuesday. Ciao for now!


  1. I bought both those dresses and featured them on my blog, too!

  2. oh stop! Kelly is gorgeous but so are you!
    I really like the ruffle dress on you, very pretty!

  3. seven targets! don't worry, now i don't feel ashamed to say that i've been to four targets on past hunts :)

  4. Also, I forgot to say - you have had GREAT giveaways I'm sorry I missed!!

  5. I love your blog! I love the idea that it is done by 2 best friends! I found you via Anthroholic and have added you to my blogroll! You can find me at

  6. Love your blog! Linked here from your guest review on Effortless Anthropologie. You know, I was at a local Target in Irvine, CA and I *thought* I tried on the size 4, but left it there because it didn't thrill me. This was last week. I think it was a 4 because that's my go-to size and this one fit well.

    Not sure where in So Cal you are, but just an FYI, I saw 2 full racks of Leifsdotter at the South Coast Nordstrom Rack the last time I was there. Gorgeous stuff!

  7. Kathryn, that halter dress looks so great on you! I loved it so much that I ended up going to Target tonight to buy the dress.

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