Guess who was awake at midnight a couple of weeks ago for the launch of the Altuzarra for Target collection?  I was so excited to check out the selection after the recent press about the highly anticipated launch, and I was not disappointed! Quite a few of the pieces sold out in minutes online on Target and also on Net-a-Porter (the only other retailer with access to the coveted collection). The price points were unbeatable with the majority of the items selling for around 40-80 bucks.

I purchased six items, including dresses, tops, and shoes, in order to sample a wide variety of the collection. Even though I love everything I bought, this dress is my favorite! The deep wine color is so rich and vibrant – perfect for fall. Every aspect of the design is captivating – from the ruching and gathering on the bodice to the faux wrap. The tasseled tie around the waist adds an interesting detail and provides the perfect separation between the v-neck and the split running up the front of the skirt.

These booties, also from the collection, are so chic! I love the classic, feminine style with the pointed toe and lace-up effect (side zippers aid easy slip-on). I must admit to being a bit concerned about the quality when I ordered the booties, as they’re not genuine leather; but I was pleasantly surprised at how great they look in person! Plus, you can’t beat the price tag of $60, and they’re perfect for work and after-hours! Double win. Despite the price tag, Altuzarra did not skimp on the design details and delivered croc-effect front panels and all-encircling ankle straps.

I discovered this sophisticated faux croc clutch at Zara when I was in Austin a month ago, and it has made quite a few appearances in my handbag rotation recently. I had been eyeing a couple of croc-alike options online and stumbled across this one on accident. I love the boxy shape and gunmetal accents. It’s the perfect after-hours clutch for bars because it’s easily cleaned with a wet cloth and ready for the next outing!

I added my gold Elaine Turner Knot Necklace as a simple, yet charming accessory to complete my look. Come get your own on October 23 at my “Dream Big. Stay Chic. Be Unrealistic.” event! I wear it constantly and keep it handy on my bathroom counter at all times for easy access.  I have my fair share of statement pieces, but I’ve come to realize and appreciate that sometimes less is more!

I can’t wait to share my other finds from the Altuzarra for Target collection with you!

Stay chic,

Lisa Dawn



  1. Megan

    What a stunning color! Love it!

  2. Joey T

    Love it! TARGET OMG!!! Want it…check and check

  3. Jyoti Patel

    This dress and the color look beautiful on you! I wish I had the energy to wake up (after falling asleep)…haha! Maybe I’ll run into one at Target in my size…doubtful though! Regardless, love this look on you!

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