After seeing so many of my favorite bloggers model the new Ava & Viv Spring 2015 Collection for Target, I really wanted to go and check it out for myself. I went to the Westminster Mall location in California and was pleased to see a large section of the Women’s department was dominated by the new items.
Since I have found from my closet clean out, I have some colors (hello coral!) that are kind of dominating my wardrobe, so as much as I love that solid one you see there on the left and that abstract watercolor looking one there on the right, I decided to expand my horizons and look for something different.
I first tried the Long Sleeve Popover Top in Amparo Blue and Leisure Legging Pant in Black since I ended up selling my other black leggings because they did not fit correctly. Unfortunately, I had the same problem with these pants that I did with the others. The front of the rise came almost right under my bust and the back kind of dipped down. Oh, the wohs of being short-waisted. The color of the top was really pretty and I liked the thickness of it, making it feel substantial.
I slipped on the Long Sleeve Blazer in Heather Gray over the top just to get a feel for how it would look. This piece I really liked. The cut was fitted, yet not tight. I loved the fact that it did not have lapels and that the knit construction would allow me to push the sleeves up without being tight.
This navy floral woven blouse was next. I liked the abstract print and collarless blouse feel. The fit was nice and the back hem is lower than the front.
I threw on the gray blazer again and thought how great it was how everything looked together from the collection.
Since the jacket is a little shorter, I like how the back hem peeks out and shows the floral pattern.
This look I was really hesitant to show. When I picked it up on the floor, I thought it would be cool to pair the shirt with the matching navy floral palazzo pants to create a jumper look. Well, I really do not like the way this looks. I felt I looked really bottom heavy and made me look bigger than I really am. Untucked it looked like I was wearing pajamas.
Ok, so coral made it’s way in! But in the form of a dress this time. The Short Sleeve Dress in Fifties Pink called my name. Although I was thrilled with the fact that it had pockets, I did not like the way they stuck out when not in use making my hips look wider. I would have preferred this dress much more had the neckline been a little lower. The thickness of the fabric was again very substantial without being heavy or uncomfortable.
Well, those were my in store picks of the new Ava & Viv 2015 Spring Collection for Target. I have to say my favorite piece out the ones I tried on was the blazer. It fit me well and could be a useful piece in my wardrobe.
Have you tried the new Ava & Viv collection? What do you think?
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