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Target GO International Designer Collective Look Book (Part I)

This spring, Target is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its GO International program with a collection that features 34 dresses from 17 past GO International designers. Ranging in price from $24.99 to $44.99, the GO International Designer Collective will be available March 13 through April 10, 2011 at most Target stores and

The limited-edition collective features dresses from Luella Bartley, Tara Jarmon, Paul & Joe (by Sophie Albou), Behnaz Sarafpour, Proenza Schouler (by Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez), Libertine (by Johnson Hartig), Alice Temperley, Erin Fetherston, Jovovich-Hawk (by Milla Jovovich and Carmen Hawk), Rogan (by Rogan Gregory), Richard Chai, Jonathan Saunders, Thakoon (by Thakoon Panichgul), Tracy Feith, Rodarte (by Laura and Kate Mulleavy), Zac Posen and Tucker (by Gaby Basora).

It's nice to see Target's first "retrospective." Budget fashion has come so far. (Can you believe it's been five years?!) Wonder where GO will go next...

Since there are 34 images, I'm breaking this lookbook into two posts so it won't take forever to load. Click here for Part 2!

Off the Rack: February Shoe Offerings at Target

I finally got around to checking out the latest spring shoe offerings at my local Target store, which is currently undergoing renovations as they improve the store and expand the grocery section, so it was kind of topsy-turvy and many of the shelves were bare. Anyways, I saw a couple of the new Dolce Vita for Target Spring 2011 offerings, as well as the Mossimo 'Pilar' wedge (which looks identical to Dolce Vita's 'Pela' wedge. Why they didn't just include it in the Dolce Vita for Target collection is beyond me.) I didn't get anything on this trip but I need the Pilar wedge and hope they don't sell out. I wasn't feeling any of the flat sandals so I didn't photograph them. If you've bought any shoes recently at Target and love your purchase, let me know in the comments! I need help narrowing down my choices.

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Mossimo for Target Spring 2011 Lookbook

For Spring 2011, the Mossimo for Target women's collection highlights olive and khaki tones, relaxed silhouettes and understated florals. There are plenty of modern basics including lightweight cardigans, distressed jeans, drapey tees, and a double-breasted trench coat, plus short shorts and skinny cargos in a variety of colors. Highlights for me include the utility shirtdresses in both green and tan, the spring blazer and the shoes. Lowlights include the floral-print short shorts. I'm a big Mossimo fan so my expectations were high for this lookbook, and while I'm not thrilled with the styling (where's the wow factor?), I know I'll be shopping many of these individual pieces and getting a lot of wear out of them.

Mossimo for Target's spring line is available exclusively at Target and - click through to see all the looks along with prices and availability. What do you think?