Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tucker for Target: Part 1

I'm beginning to think I should rename this blog Carrie for Tucker by Gaby Basora seeing as I've been wearing so much of it in posts of late.  Over the past year or so I have fallen in love with the brand.  The prints are bright and carefree, and the designs are Parisian and flouncy - whether you're looking at a dress, a blouse or a pair of pants...yes, pants!  In early spring I met Gaby briefly at a trunk show and fell off the wagon purchasing the blouse I wore here.  To be honest I never really considered myself a blouse person, but as soon as I put that first one on I was a goner.  The top was soon on instant replay (just like they warned me) and my closet now holds tunics, blouses, tanks and even a vest.

When the Target collaboration was announced I went weak in the knees, but was unsure of how the line would translate into Target speech given that there is no way a silk garment can be made inexpensively.  A week or so ago Gilt offered a preview sale of Tucker for Target and I hauled out of bed early prepping my index finger for mad clicking skills.  Even though I didn't get every piece I'd hoped for I was lucky to purchase a few, and they have far exceeded my expectations.  Following is the first piece to arrive, a dress.  I had the opportunity to wear it to brunch this past weekend and got complimented more than once leading me to believe the line will be a hit!

True to form the flow of the garment is spot on.
The print is tell-tale Tucker and the fit is right in line 
with other styles I own.
Even though it comes with a fabric belt I switched it for this one from J.Crew.
The leather brings out the burnt color of the pattern within the dress.
It was the Chef who noticed the "Tucker" name on the buttons.  Cool!
I wore the dress with my mauve clogs (seen here), but
have also pictured wearing it with my knee high brown suede boots.
In the meantime these are just fine.  
I'm more than happy soaking in the warm rays of late summer - sans socks.
This picture was one of my faves. 
It picked up the electric blue tones that live in the dress
reminding us that even though fall is upon us we're not asleep in winter just yet.

I just received the other two items (a dress and a tank) yesterday so haven't had time to get pictures just yet.  Hopefully over the weekend I'll be able to snap a few and feature them in next week's posts.  In the meantime, what do you think?  Personally I'm really impressed with the way this dress turned out.  This is going to be one great collaboration when it's released in mid-September!!

Outfit details:  Dress - Tucker for Target, Belt - J.Crew, Shoes - Dulce, Bag - Foley+Corinna, Sunnies - Tom Ford

88 comments:

Krystal said...

it's SOOO beautiful! I love the print so much. I miss target :(

Café Bellini said...

What a pretty dress (love the colours)! The leather belt goes really well with it.

Jesa said...

Ah love the colors in this! Agreed this is spot on :)

Georgia's simplyprettythings said...

I love this. The colours especially are beautiful. Those clogs are fantastic too :) xx

Katie said...

Loving this! Can't wait to see the Target line.

Collette Osuna said...

Really pretty dress......cant wait to see the line released!

Diana Mieczan said...

The print is so sweet...I love that dress:) Cant wait to see your new pieces as well:)
Happy 1st of September,sweetie

Kisses
Ps: I will be hosting a really lovely GIVEAWAY today… so please join in :)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

The print is so charming - and that belt is so pretty - love the colour. Looking forward to the new items;-)

style'n said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Carrie! love the print paired up with the belt and adore your style
naina

Debby said...

It looks well made and gorgeous! I love it with the J.Crew belt. My wardrobe feels frumpy when I visit your blog. I need you to dress me! xo

Taylor said...

Ah, the joy of Target collaborations! I cannot wait to see what this is all about! I love your style, so breezy and natural. I looooooove this dress and those clogs...make me drool. Have fun stomping around in those!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I can't wait to see the entire line. I missed out on the Gilt preview and have been sad ever since!

Staley Mc said...

Love the dress! I can't wait till it hits stores. I missed the Gilt sale and was totally bummed when I remembered and everything was sold out!

Lynzy said...

I am obsessing over your shoes! Flipping adorable<3

xo Lynzy
http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I love that dress - and I am highly anticipating the release myself!

Cara said...

the dress is adorable!
<3

Lori said...

Oh ~ how I love Target! It is like an event here when I get to go stateside and shop... Love the colors in the dress Carrie ~ looks comfy cozy.

Thanks for popping by ~ and I will take your comments as a compliment as there is no one better to be compared to for Wordless Wednesday!

merciblahblah said...

Cannot WAIT for the line at Target. I already have several pieces I intend to get, since EVERTHING was sold out in seconds on the Gilt sale (and now I now who got them - arrrggghhh!!!). Love love love the dress - it looks fab on you. Love the belt, and those shoes are S-I-C-K.
Merci,
Shan

TOPCOAT said...

Your dress is gorgeous! xx

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Closet Fashionista said...

GORGEOUS!! I can't wait to go try them all on in the store :D
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Barbara said...

oh your outfit is great!!

Shop T.O. Live said...

Pretty dress. I love the shoes you paired with it. And I think it would also go fabulous with suede knee highs.

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Nikki said...

Love it! I havent seen any of the Tucker stuff yet before this. The dress looks great on you, and love your shoes!



xx
Nikki

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

It's gorgeous! Can't wait till it hits stores! :)

Taylor said...

love love love!!!!! I got one of the tops, wan't quick enough for a dress too, but I will be getting some once they head to the stores!

You look sooo cute! (Even though there are no sequins!LOL)

Half Dressed said...

The colours are so vibrant in this dress I love it, great styling too, those shoes are cute :)

L x
Half Dressed

Annie said...

You look sooo pretty! Great color on you. Love that belt too!

Ms. Givens said...

Those shoes are fabulous! The dress is totally you and perfect on you!

Jessica said...

Okay first of all I am completely jealous you own this dress! I too was ready to purchase this and several other pieces from Gilt but was too slow and my size sold out within seconds I'm pretty sure! You look fabulous in it though. I'm hoping to pick up lots of items when the line hits stores! xo

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

you look stunning and I love the dress. Target has now once again became a place to shop and not just for notebooks and video games. I can't wait to check out the new collection.

Vic said...

perfectly dressed:)

Caroline said...

I love the belt!! Love!

Brianna said...

Very pretty. I'm excited to take a look at this collaboration. The collaborations in the past haven't been that great, in my opinion.

Josie said...

Hello, lovely! I am enamored by this charming print, and the color is so perfect on you, lucky girl! And I love the belt you paired with it.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Marie Z. said...

I LOVE the dress! It fits you perfectly and you look great in it! I wish we had a Target in Canada! : (

Fifth Sparrow said...

so pretty! the colour is awesome on you and that print... augh. so. cool! see, now why can't canada get some of this brilliant stuff too?? xx

sophiasa said...

Gorgeous dress! Wow, I love the way it drapes, and that purple print is to die for!!

Daisy said...

Carrie I love it. the beauty in the colors and flow of the fabric are perfection!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Such a beautiful dress!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Carrie, How can you look GREAT in every single thing!! ( :
Hahahha! That cracked me up and I laughed out loud at your "go mike" comment! That was just hilarious to me!!!!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, that is a great dress! Although you had me at "cat rescuing (and loving)" in your profile. :)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I have never bought clothes for myself from Target- But if you say I should give it a try then I will check it out- thanks for the post lady-

You look beautiful.

What a good eye your chef has-

Abby said...

It's beautiful! Love the style of it. The only things I've bought from Target are underwear, jeans, and tees.

Catita said...

that dress is gorgeous, the colours, the shape, everything about it and with those amazing clogs! they remind me of "mocassins" with a heel on it, I love!
Catita

Daniela said...

can't see the last picture(?). :/
Love the dress though!

DolceDreams said...

Wow love this! I will have to keep my eyes out for this line ( I am a Target designer junkie)...
Nathalie

Valerie said...

That dress is definitely a huge hit. I love the way you swapped out the fabric belt for the leather one. And those clogs keep getting better and better. You look like such a lady in this dress. Maybe this will be your retirement dress soon. I'm over here working on a plan for us.

xo
Valerie

Wild and Precious said...

great pairing of items! smokin' cute!

Claire Kiefer said...

You're so lucky!! That dress is lovely--what beautiful colors--I can't wait to see the other two pieces. I'm always scared to order stuff online unless I know exactly what size I need in that brand. Also: love those clogs! (never thought I'd utter that sentence) . . .

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ruthy ann said...

omg....its gorgeous! and those shoes are so cool!

Stacey said...

The print and colour is very flattering on you. The dress is stunning!

Tamara Nicole said...

Ohhh your dress is lovely!!! I love the colors, everything:-) Looking hot in those shoes too I might add:-)

dennicapearl said...

beautiful dress <3
i love the colors! reminds me of a peacock's feathers.

<3 dennica pearl
http://eyesofapearl.blogspot.com

kendall k. said...

ADORABLE!! I thought Tucker for Target started mid- Sept. OMG I have to go to Target asap!

Great style you have there missy:)
xo

Draffin Bears said...

It was great to discover your blog and many thanks for visiting mine.
Love your pretty dress and shoes.
Enjoy the warm rays of summer.

Carolyn

A said...

i must check out this collection asap! you look wonderful, darling.

RedPoppy said...

Thanks for introducing me to this line! Gorgeous dress, the colors are amazing!

Alicia said...

Yay I am so excited for this Target collaboration and thank you for testing the waters for us! :) I will definitely be heading to Target mid-Sept

The Owl's Closet said...

Ooo thanks for the review on this dress! I love how this dress looks on u! Can't wait to check out the collection when it launches:) Thanks again for ur comment on my blog. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it to the actual F21 sample sale in LA, but I agree, it's gonna be mayhem!! lol

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

Taj Acosta said...

I just love the colors in that dress. I am looking forward to seeing these pieces in person. You look great doll ;) hugs

Style, She Wrote said...

Great outfit. Love that dress. I tried to get it on Gilt but it was sold out! Hopefully I will be able to get it when it hits stores Sept. 12th.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

That dress is so pretty! I love the color and pattern! I was just at Target too, but didn't look at their clothes. Maybe I should go back!

the chirpy bird said...

sigh.....perfection my love!
xo tash

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

This is a beautiful dress! You lucky Gilter =) I am waiting to see how the Mulberry for Target line is.... I would love to snag something if there are good snags to be had.

Amie said...

so exciting, that's a beautiful dress!

I am pretty sad...I didn't realize this was going on until it was too late and the pre-sale was over. I'll just have to wait for the real deal!

Jammer said...

Target is really bringing their A game! ANd, I can't believe I missed the Gilt sale...I'm afraid I'm losing my online shopping edge :/

Need to get my shopping swagger back asap...

Jamie said...

I LOVE IT!!! I am so excited for the Target line! And I really love the way you accessorized with the belt and shoes! Fantastic!!

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t said...

Great dress!

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ryan said...

That is a gorgeous dress and it looks even more gorgeous on you!

Jess said...

Oh wow - hadn't heard about this collaboration yet. I'm definitely going to be checking this out. Gorgeous dress!

megan at Transmission Me said...

That dress is totally blowing me away, I love the print, the cut, the fabric, everything!! So glad we get to preview the Target line through someone as fashionable as yourself :) You look amazing girl!!!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love that target is bringing great design to those who cannot spend hundreds of dollar on one piece but still they do it in a way that doesn't cheapen the brand...

this free bird said...

PM - Amen to that!! I thought Zac Posen was good, but this is really impeccable.

Carrie said...

adorable dress! i love it!

Carrie
http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Love the Target designers! Especially that you were already in love with this month's collection. I love that dress on you and I think it was a wise choice to add the more expensive belt, the cheap ones sometimes don't get the job done! I love your shoes ... like a lot! You need to do a ponytail post because I always heart yours! also- I'm glad you "felt me" on the missing comp but sorry you went through that!!! :)

Join the Gossip said...

That is a great dress!

Rachel said...

I love that dress! I didn't even check out the Tucker sale. I was too busy trying to snag a Mulberry for Target bag. Lol. (I managed to get a blue satchel though!) I definitely need to check Tucker out when it's in stores.

Chas said...

Cute dress - it's gorgeous!

http://fromdenimtodessert.blogspot.com/

Martha said...

I love the colors on the garment and the cloth I think it's one of my faves. Love the shoes you paired it up with!

xo

devilishlypleasurable said...

such a beautiful dress!

Sarah said...

This dress looks lovely! Very flowy and the clogs are perf.

Royaltygirl said...

I just picked up the T for T orange polka dot top! I need the skirt next! I love that dress and will have to try it on next visit to target! You look so cute!

maryse said...

what size did you get? im not sure whether the line runs small or not and im debating between an xs and an s.

Jaclyn said...

i'm having target envy! the target stores in Sydney are nothing compared to this. you look stunning! x

20 York Street said...

Oh me want this dress, please help on how to? I know cheap copy cat eh? But I've never even heard of this being in Ottawa/Montreal and all! Waaah, is it all gone?

20 York Street said...

Sweetie, you don't understand how many times I browsed over your Tucker for Target - many, many times! I would love this dress and I'm crossing my fingers they'd still have it?

Sending you an e-mail when I get to work, better internet con.

besos,

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Emily said...

I just love how you put this together! Fantastic look!

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