Tuesday, December 21, 2010

William Rast For Target

On December 19th, the William Rast for Target collection became available in most Target stores and on Target.com. William Rast, which is co-founded by Justin Timberlake, had recently paired with Target to create this limited edition collection that is available until January 22, 2011. The prices range from $16.99 to $199.00, which is much lower than the brands normal $50 to $700 price point.

I must admit that when I had first heard about this pairing back in July I was more than thrilled. I love the lines normally rugged, yet feminine style. After eagerly awaiting this collection for a little over 5 months now, I finally made it to Target to check out the collection in person.
I must admit that I was somewhat regretting not braving the holiday crowd on the opening day of this launch. By getting to the store a day late, some of the items were already picked over.  I also wasn't impressed with the selection of pieces that were available in the store. Some of the items I was looking forward to, like the green military jacket and the brown and black leather jackets, were not available at the two locations I went to. Still, I decided to try on a few items I found mildly fashionable.
The three looks above from right to left are as follows:
1. William Rast for Target® Woven Embellished Tank in Light Gray - $26.99
2. William Rast for Target® Plaid Button-Down in Green/Gray - $34.99
3. William Rast for Target® Tank in Gray - $16.99

I liked the fit of the gray embellished tank, in fact, this ended up being my favorite item from the line. I didn't necessarily love the polyester material though. The other two tops I wasn't that impressed with. The button down plaid shirt wasn't my favorite, as it was made of very thin cotton and I worried that it would fall apart after the first wash. Also, I am little over plaid at this point. The most comfortable top was the gray logo tank, however I wasn't very impressed overall look of this tank. I thought it looked rather cheap, but for only $16.99 I guess it is. It might be okay with a black cardigan over the top, or perhaps tucked into a skirt. Not surprisingly, where I was impressed was in the denim pieces.
The first pair I tried on were the Bootcut Jeans in Dark Wash, which are $49.99. In terms of fit and quality, this pair did not disappoint. I normally buy from the regular, more expensive William Rast denim line, and the fit of this pair was very similar. So, too was the length, but being only 5'4, I expect to hem all my pants. These fit very true to size (for reference I tried on the size 26).
The other pair I tried on were the Bootcut Jeans in Medium Wash, which are also $49.99.  These too fit pretty well, however I personally like the darker wash better as it is a more versatile color, allowing you to wear them casually for day or more dressed up for night.

Unfortunately, I actually didn't end up buying anything from this collection. In the end I felt like I already owned items similar to the entire line of plaid shirts, embellished tanks, and logo t's. The droopy fabric and flimsy construction left me underwhelmed. I did like the denim though and I would recommend this to those that are on a budget. I would also recommend buying some of the pieces online since the selection there seems to be a little better than in the store. If the pieces don't fit, you can always take them back to your local Target.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Look For Less - Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad was recently spotted at the "Disney On Ice" celebrity event in Los Angeles on December 15 in a cozy vintage style sweater, black tights, slouchy black beanie, and black riding boots. What's especially notable is that her sweater is from Urban Outfitters for a pretty reasonable price of $48. This is an effortless, comfortable look that I love. I have put together a few of the items Lauren was wearing and have offered a few lower cost items to make this a look for less.
1. Urban Outfitters BDG Speckled Raglan Tunic - $48.00 (Use coupon code "Gifted" for an extra 10% off)
2. J. Crew Aigle® Jumping boots - $199.00
3. Urban Outfitters Wooden Ships Katya Cable Beret - $28.00 (Again, use coupon code "Gifted" for an extra 10% off)
4. Forever 21 Leatherette Riding Boot - $32.00
5. Nordstrom Jolt Skinny Jeans (Juniors) - $34.00

Lauren Conrad image from celebrity-gossip.net

Friday, December 17, 2010

Beauty Addicts Rejoice!

BeautyTicket.com is my go-to site for everything make-up and skincare related. They have daily deals that last only a few days, however if you check there regularly you're sure to find some of your favorite staple beauty products at a fraction of the price. The steep discounts (up to 85% off) allow you to shop almost guilt-free and allow your budget room for make-up experimentation, skincare splurges, and bath and body delights. I always check here first for my beauty needs before heading to more expensive stores. Some of the great brands they sell are Stila, Nars, DuWop, Yves Saint Laurent, Tarte, Fusion, Too Faced, Smashbox, and Bliss just to name a few. Check out just a few of the deals I found today!
1. Bliss 'Spiff Upper Lip' Age Defying Treatment - $19.99 (MSRP: $48.00 You save $28.01)
2. NARS Balanced Foundation in "Hawaii" - $11.99 (MSRP: $41.00 You Save: $29.01)
3. Stila Lip Plumping Lip Glaze in "Vanilla Mint" - $8.99 (MSRP: $24.00 You Save: $15.01)
4. Smashbox Eye Shadow Duo (Assorted) - $11.99 (MSRP: $24.00 You Save: $12.01)
5. Smashbox Eye Shadow Single in "Still" - $9.99 (MSRP: $18.00 You Save: $8.01)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Melie Bianco: 12 Days of Savings

I stumbled upon Melie Bianco awhile back in an issue of People StyleWatch. Since then I have noticed their bags are continuously featured in all the latest fashion mags, and with good reason. What's great about this line is they are spot on trend, high quality, Vegan friendly, and affordable! I also love that they continuously advertise amazing sample sales with extremely low prices and feature special online discount sales regularly. Their current sale is "12 Days of Savings" and features some great bags, all $40 or under. This is a great deal for those last minute holiday gifts or a little treat for yourself. Their sale runs from December 13th to December 25th. Below are a few of my favorite bags featured in their sale.
Melie Bianco

Rachel Double Tassel Cross Body Bag $30

Bridget Mini Pyramid Studded Crossbody $18

Winter Kate Holiday Savings!

I don't know about you, but I have been obsessed with Nicole Richie as a designer every since she came out with her House of Harlow jewelry line. My current obsession is everything Winter Kate, her fashion line she launched earlier this year. Most of these pieces will run you at least $200 or more, so while I may love it, with the hefty price tag I can't justify buying the whole line! Instead, I have been slowly buying pieces here and there when the best deals strike. Recently, while scouring the web for great Christmas gifts I have found some great deals on some of my favorite Winter Kate pieces. Below are just a few:

Winter Kate "Jasmine" Silk Peacock Print Cardigan on sale for $199.50 (Reg. $285.00)

Winter Kate "Dixie" Print Silk Chiffon Dress on sale for $157.50 (Reg. $225.00)
For all Bloomingdale orders use promo code "Merry" at checkout and receive free shipping on all orders over $100.

Tea Leaf Clothing
Winter Kate "Jade" Jacket in Mauve Silk Burnout Velvet for $410. However, use promo code "Richie30" and snag an extra 30% off, making this jacket $287. If you live in the United States you will also enjoy free shipping!

Winter Kate Vintage Silk Jacquard "Clementine" Cami in Vanilla $120. Again, use promo code "Richie30" and save an additional 30%, allowing you to score this cami for $84.

Happy Shopping Everyone!

About GorJess Fashion For Less

After many years of scouring the web for online deals and the best fashion pieces, I have decided to share my coveted knowledge of designer deals and fabulous fashion finds (for less) with everyone! GorJess Fashion For Less hopes to share this knowledge base with its readers, posting the best fashion trends, sales, and beauty finds daily.

About me:
I am a twenty-something fashion enthusiast with a love for fashion and a love for getting the best fashion for your buck. After all, who doesn't love a good deal while still looking amazing?

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