First up is the "Satin Floral Maxi Dress" with orchid print. This is the dress I was most excited to see in person, however, I was disappointed. Aside from the fact that they didn't have my size so the fit is all off, the quality of the fabric was less than what I was expecting, as was the stitching. The part where the slit is - it's like the thread tension on their sewing machines was wrong so the seams aren't smooth. Also, looking at the promo shots, the bodice is a little different. The retail version crosses over more and the ruched waistband is skinnier (and also didn't continue to the back of the dress like I would have wanted). I think it's overpriced at $70, however, I like it enough that I may consider ordering online it in my size before making a final decision. Trying on a size 6, way too big for me.
Up next is the second dress I was very interested in, the "Wrap Dress - Ruby Hill." This one I wasn't expecting to like as much as I did. I love the color - it's perfect for Fall, especially with the long sleeves. I also love the tie/sash. The tassel detail is my favorite and I was glad to see that it wasn't a neck scarf (as shown in the promo pic). I tried this on in a 2 and a 4, and while the 2 fit better in the shoulders and sleeves, it was too high-waisted for me and the hips were a bit too snug, so I went with the 4. I will also sew the bodice crossover shut so it doesn't gape open; I may shorten the sleeves, as well. I think this one looked better in person than it does on me in the picture. Shown in size 4 and purchased.
The next dress I tried on was the "Peasant Dress Swiss Dot." My friend was interested in this one so I sent her pictures. I saw the long version online and like that one, too! I thought this one was cute and I liked how the top fit me, however, the bottom was very frumpy. I would definitely need this hemmed. Trying on a size 4, may consider ordering online in either the short or long version and in size 2. Still undecided, however, because that's a lot of polyester and Georgia heat/humidity + poly is not a very good combo.
The last item I took pictures of was the "Sweater with Crane Embroidery." I really like this sweater - it's soft, and comfy, and I love the gold embroidery. However, I think this is overpriced at $50 (the embroidery is glued/ironed on, not sewn on [REVISED: I went back to Target later for something else and re-examined this sweater. I was wrong - the embroidery is actually sewn on. There is a piece of black fabric fused to the back of the embroidery to presumably keep the metallic threads from scratching the skin.]) and I will wait to see if it goes on clearance. Trying on a size Small, will buy if it goes on clearance.
I did try on a couple more items, but didn't take pictures because I either forgot or was in a hurry. Overall, I really like the look of the collection and there are some nice pieces (the jacquard and velvet fabrics were nice, particularly this Jacquard Pencil Skirt), but there are some cheap quality items, too. I will continue to keep my eyes open for when/if it goes on clearance! Thanks so much for stopping by.