Who What Wear x Target: Fitting Room Review + Outfit

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I have been attempting to take a step back from shopping in February since I got so many new items in January, and after so many bloggers talking about the new collaboration of Who What Wear with Target, I wanted to see what it was all about.

Now just so you know, I had some pre judgements about the line because they were not carrying plus sizes in store.  On a recent Target run with my hubby I scanned through the section to see what was available.  I did select the Birdcage Skirt (plus sizes, straight sizes) in a size 16 and was pleasantly surprised at how well it fit.  That piece came home with me and I will be reviewing it and showing pictures of it later in the post.

Several days later, I headed over to Target to really take in all the other items in the collection.  I picked up several pieces in the largest sizes they had in stock at my local store and headed to the fitting room to test them out.

First Look-3All Over Printed T-Shirt + Denim Pencil Skirt + Utility Vest

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The All Over Printed T-shirt (plus sizesstraight sizes) is a high neck, short sleeve white tee with mottled black and gray dots.  It was semi opaque and I would prefer to wear a tank underneath for modesty coverage.  I am wearing an XL and found it to fit well, but would have preferred a larger fit in the arms, so a plus size X or 1X would have probably felt better for my own personal taste.  I also like tees that have a lower neckline instead of this high one, so with all that being said, I passed on this piece.

The Denim Pencil Skirt (plus sizes, straight sizes) I picked up was a 16 and is the largest size this line carries in store.  It was super tight in the belly area, but I still loved the details it had to offer such as the shape with it tapering down at the knee, the just below the knee length (on my 5′-5″ frame), the raw edges at the hem, the distressing, and the front slit.  While this size did not work for me, I decided to order this in an 18W online with free shipping.  I am hopeful that this will work because I love the concept of it.  The online picture of this does not do this skirt any justice.

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The wash I saw was much darker in person and the slit was not nearly as high.  I have to admit, looking at this pic, I would have never looked at it twice.  That slit is dangerously close!  I will follow up on this when it comes in.  Update: I got my skirt!  See my outfit and review of it in my post Denim Pencil Skirt with a Twist.

The Utility Vest is a piece I could not find online.  I am wearing the XL although there was an XXL available on the rack.  It is very soft and flowy in comparison to some vests in this style I have seen that are more of a canvas and are stiff.  I found it to fit in the shoulders well, but the length felt awkward on my frame and would have preferred it to be shorter.  I liked the drawstring waistband and how it defined my waist, even when worn open.  This piece did not come home with me either.

Pros: I love the combination of this outfit.  When I get the denim skirt, I am going to try it with a similar Ava + Viv black and white tee with a v-neckline and olive military jacket I already have.

Second LookTrench Vest + Solid T-Shirt Dress

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I saw the Trench Vest (plus sizes, straight sizes) on Crystal of Sometimes Glam and wanted to give it a shot.  I picked up this gray t shirt dress (plus sizes, straight sizes) to put it over that was not from this particular collection.  The long line trench has a drawstring waist with what I describe as flaps that come out on the front.  It is meant to be worn open and has no closure.  The fabric was stiffer than the previous vest I tried so it had a little more body to keep its shape.  I stood in the mirror for a long time looking and considering this piece.  While I appreciated the style, I decided it was not going to work for me and my lifestyle.

Pros: I am loving this color combination of gray and olive.  A simple gray tee and olive military jacket I already have in combination with some skinny jeans will make for a great casual outfit.

Third LookSleeveless Fluter Shift Dress

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I got major 90s flashback when I slipped on the Sleeveless Flutter Shift Dress (plus sizes, straight sizes).  This is an XXL and I am sucking it all in to take these pictures.  Like the description of the dress, it is a shift with it being straight in the bodice, then flares out with an asymmetrical flounce in a drop waist.  This size was much too small and I would probably have to size up two sizes for it not to be tight around the midsection and hips.  I did appreciate the bold colors and floral print.  Again, the high neckline is not a favorite of mine and if it had worked for me, I would pair it with a denim jacket, necklace, and chunky heel booties.  I decided to pass on this dress as well.

Pros: This bright and bold cobalt blue is a color I am going to seek out for Spring 2016.  I love how it brings out the blue in my eyes.

Well, what do you know, I shopped my own closet and found this cobalt blue cardigan.  You can bet that will have an appearance again on the blog!

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Fourth LookBirdcage Skirt

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Outfit Details

The Birdcage Skirt fit me high waisted very well at a size 16.  The fabric is nice and thick which means it does not call for lining.  It has three large pleats on the front and on the back and a fixed waistband with no stretch.  The pleats themselves lay nicely on my body and are not too voluminous.  I really enjoyed the longer length and even though I am wearing it a few inches above my natural waistline, it still hits right below my knee.  So far I have come up with seven more outfits to go with this white, black, and gray polka dot skirt.  You probably will be seeing it a few more times here on the blog!

I also have to mention that I totally stole this style tip of belting over a boxy denim jacket from Suzanne Carillo.  I fastened one of the buttons right where the belt hits and I am obsessed with the look.  Thanks Suzanne!  The jacket is layered over a simple white tee and a fun turquoise and red necklace for some color.

Although the collaboration was a hit and miss for me, there are so many more pieces in its entirety while I just sampled a few.  Check out the full Who What Wear Collection on Target.com.

 

Today’s Postivity Note

Today will be what it is.  I will be who I am.  And there is beauty in both.

 Be Blessed!

Janeane

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2 comments

  1. I love the fourth outfit with the printed skirt. Definitely my favorite of the pieces you featured. It’s so cute with the denim jacket and statement necklace. It’s an outfit formula I want to replicate for spring! I also love the print and palette on that flutter dress, but I would want a wider or deeper neckline. I see that it comes in a pencil skirt, but I wish it came in a fuller silhouette. I haven’t been terribly impressed with Target’s plus size styles, and I’m disappointed that the print I do like doesn’t come in a silhouette I like. Sigh. I appreciate you keeping them on my radar though because it keeps me checking back on their new arrivals.

    ❤ Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

    1. Yes, that printed skirt was my favorite and I am happy it came home with me. I am not always one to go for neutrals, so it is a much needed piece in my clothing collection.

      I saw that dress on another blogger and wanted to try it, but as you said, the neckline just did not do it for me personally, but looked fabulous on her. I agree, I would have snapped up a full skirt in that print in a hot minute!

      I have gotten some nice basics at Target and for me that is where I like to save a little money, so it is good on the wallet for layering tees and such.

      Janeane

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