And also, pretty much impossible to acquire within the limitations of my budget. For example, this (I love!), this (oh, yes, please!) and this (I need a life that requires dresses like this one). At least, until now.
Jason Wu has launched a contemporary line called "Miss Wu" that is debuting exclusively at Nordstrom.
All I can say is, "Happy sighs."
There are subtle stylistic differences between the designer "Jason Wu" collection and the contemporary "Miss Wu," line. The latter is younger, more practical for day-to-day wear, and as he puts it, more "downtown." And while I absolutely adore the designer line, I recognize right away that this contemporary line would play well with the rest of my closet, in a way that the designer line would not.
While generally speaking, my contemporary-line acquisitions are awesome sale finds (full-priced is full-on splurge-time for this gal), with some careful sequestering of my discretionary funds, I think I can definitely manage to make some Miss Wu mine.
So, for starters, I love the two outfits above. But I've also got my eye on these others:
1. Miss Wu Belted Cotton Trench Coat (I love this coat - the deep olive color and the black ribbon-like belt. Lovely!)
2. Miss Wu Floral Print Silk Dress (I love a good shift dress and this print is so great. I'm a little ambivalent about the fact that the print doesn't continue across the back, but it's a great dress nonetheless.)
3. Miss Wu 'Bella' Belted Feather Print Dress (Black and white seem to be the colors of the post-holiday season, so this dress is a playful take on that - and the pops of yellow on the feathers? Genius.)
4. Miss Wu Lace Print Silk Twill Dress (Really so pretty! Can't you see it paired with a Jackie cardigan for ladylike or maybe a longer cardi for a more librarian look? Can't you imagine wearing it to brunch or dinner or a more casual wedding?)
5. Miss Wu 'Lush' Stripe Silk Twill Skirt (I love this skirt. There are about a million and five things I could wear with it, sitting in my closet right this second. Surely that means I'm allowed?)
So, what do you think? Will you Miss Wu?