Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Get Thee to Target's Go International Collective Pronto

So, everyone knows that Target has featured luxe designers for less in shifts over the last few years.  Well, as of yesterday, Target is celebrating the last five years' worth of designers by placing the "best of" in its Go International Collective.  34 dresses from 17 designers--and almost all of them are under $50.  Below are some of my favorites... and by some I mean... a lot of them... but I managed not to include all of them. 

While I wish I could knock those clogs right off the first model's feet, I guess you just have to go with the photos you find online.  Those nasty a** clogs take away from the flowy shape and the fun polka dot print of the cute chiffon Jovovich-Hawk dress.  That also goes for the rosette affixed to the Behnaz Sarafpour lace tiered sheath.  What you cannot see from the photo above of the Tucker Ruffle Back dress is the flirty u-shaped ruffle dip in the back.  While the Rodarte peach slip dress is grunged out in the styling above, I think I'd probably take a more girlish approach to the outfit.  I think you can add an edge with a studded bracelet or clutch, but imho, the dress screams for some high heels.  I think the choices above can be dressed up or down, but I think I like most of them in the "dressed up" context.  Except maybe the teal/bright blue Thakoon colorblock dress... I may like that dress better if it was set up casually with a pair of neutral or metallic gladiator flats and a white cardi.
I think any of these pieces are great for the office.  From left to right, the Libertine crepe dress, Thakoon printed tie-waist dress [SOLD OUT], and the Rodarte lace print sheath [SOLD OUT].
These are the most casual dresses out of my favorites.  While you could dress up the Jovovich-Hawk floral ruffle hem dress with a pair of cage sandals, I do love the idea of keeping it sort of slouchy and comfortable with a simple belt and flats.  The same goes for the Jovovich-Hawk Lurex mini-dress, but that mini-dress would look very cute with a pair of nude peeptoes or metallic high heeled sandals due to subtle metallic thread details that work its way through the fabric.  I, myself, would wander around in that sporty striped Libertine t-shirt dress with a pair of flippies and a casual crossbody purse for on-the-fly weekend or errand wear--I'm not big on the picture's set up with those super high wedge sandals.  If I were to add a wedge to that t-shirt dress, they would be very subtle wedges.  I love the print and the pleat details of the Thakoon woven pleat stripe dress!!  I would belt it, and add a pair of gold reptile textured cage or gladiator flats.
As you can see, some popular pieces are already selling out!!  So hurry to your Target website or store and grab your favorite(s).  If I do choose to purchase any (which would be a violation of my current clothing purchase hiatus)... I may post a few items complete with my preference for shoes and accessories.  For those that get their hands on any of the items in the Go International Collective, please post comments with your feedback on them!!  I would love to hear from youWho knows... you may be rewarded with a surprise from FleurStyle... ;)


  1. As much as i LOVE discount designs from target, any plans in the future to do some posts on ens clothes? I would be happy to contribute if it starts the ball rolling.

  2. i puffy heart target. it's the happiest place on earth. sorry disney, but your perpetual long lines make me miserable.