Shopping with Elle (Peter Pilotto + Target)

While everyone is at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, I've been plotting on this new Peter Pilotto collection for Target.  I almost forgot about it considering my series of events this weekend with Elle of the Ball and covering the Hoops and Heels event (blog post on Monday) at the Time Warner Arena, but thank God for iPhone reminders!  I jumped up this morning with only 25 minutes to spare before Target opened its doors to shoppers and upon arrival to my surprise, the store was virtually empty.  I'm most certain that the chaos of #NYFW has attributed to this, but also, I didn't see a hard push from Target on this collaboration like they did with the Philip Lim collection.  Lucky for me, I had plenty of time to browse the collection (or should I say the few looks that were in store) and pull a few pieces for my weekly Shopping with Elle column.


I'll preface by saying that as a professional shopper (yes, I shop that much) you must arrive with a game plan and even pre-plan when necessary.  Always, always, always wear comfortable and loose fitting clothing.  You'll be changing multiple times and the easier it is to get out of your clothing (and put it back on) the more apt you'll be to enjoy the experience and try on more.  Secondly, my rule of thumb is to wear a pair of heels so that you can see the potential of the look when trying options.  Lastly, and as a former boutique owner, the store's will LOVE you for this, wear little to no makeup (I wear only a light gloss or lip balm when shopping).  Let's not stain or dirty the garments before we get them home, or even for the person after you should it not make the final cut.

With that said let's get into the looks!

Look 1:  Peter Pilotto® for Target® Belted Dress in Red Floral/Check Print - $44.99 - purchase HERE


This dress is the least of my favorites but I included it anyway.  While it's cute and dainty, it just doesn't pack the POW and WOW that I tend to gravitate towards.  My favorite detail of this dress is the belt!  The belt ROCKS - its a black and white combo with snaps in the back that gives a perfect fit.  I'd buy the dress just for the belt, lol.



Look 2:  Peter Pilotto® for Target® Dress -Green Floral Print - $39.99 - purchase HERE  /  Peter Pilotto® for Target® Cardigan -Blue/White Colorblock - $34.99 - purchase HERE



The dress alone is cute, but when I tried it on, I felt that it needed something additional.  I decided to pair the dress with this preppy cardigan, also from the collection and instantly I was sold.  Alone the dress just looks like a sea of print, but when paired with the solids in the cardigan you can appreciate the print a little more.




Look 3:  Peter Pilotto® for Target® Sweatshirt -Light Blue Floral/Stripe Print - $29.99 - purchase HERE  /  Peter Pilotto® for Target® Pencil Skirt -Light Blue Floral/Check Print - $34.99 - purchase HERE



This was my favorite look overall for today.  Although it's kinda casual (for me, that is) I really love how comfy, yet stylish this look appears.  The sweatshirt is perfect for a cool day and the pencil skirt is adorable.  I can even see myself pairing it with a solid black crop top in the warmer months.  There's a short sleeved crop top from the collection that could also be paired, but my preference would be to go with a solid top so that the detail of the skirt can shine through.





Stay tuned for where I'll be shopping next week and if there's a store in mind where you'd like to see me create some looks feel free to comment or email directly at info@ellevj.com.




15 comments

  1. yellow, blue and black dress... a WIN! You had me at Target...

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  2. Love the first dress! And those boots are incredible. I can't ever "handle" heels that tall! Haha. Target always has great finds :)

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    1. The boots are definitely TALL - I make sure to carry flats in my bag (for walking) when the heel is that high!

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  3. This is a cute collection! As much as I love Target, how did I miss this. I will definitely be going after this.

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    1. You definitely should check it out, there should still be a decent selection in stores.

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  4. Really amazing pieces! I'm going to have to check this out asap! Thanks for sharing!

    - Kerri
    http://kerriwaller.com

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    1. Absolutely Kerri, they have Peter Pilotto swim wear too!

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  5. The sweatshirt and pencil skirt are cute! Love the dresses.

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  6. I love looks 2 and 3. You have a nice classic style. #admired #inspired

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