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So What Do We Really Think of Victoria Beckham for Target?

Victoria Beckham for Target arrives April 9.
Yesterday Target released the complete Victoria Beckham for Target lookbook, a collection that includes more than 200 pieces for Women, Girls, Baby and Toddler, set to launch April 9th. Inspired by Victoria's daughter Harper, the collection is grouped into five categories (pressed English flowers, circus scallops, English lace, clever bunny and pop floral) and features playful mother-daughter looks with "soft pastels, bright pops of colors and charming prints."

Whenever Target releases a new designer collab lookbook, I tend to go a little crazy with excitement. But now that the dust has settled somewhat and I've had a chance to really examine the looks, I'm beginning to see things with my practical goggles...and things aren't as rosy.

When Target does a designer collab they rely on prints. Average shoppers, so I've learned over the years, tend to shy away from prints. But that's okay, because a designer collab is the perfect time to inject one or two fun print pieces into your wardrobe.

Average shoppers, myself included, also shy away from pieces that are sleeveless and/or shapeless. There are a lot of these qualities in the Victoria Beckham lookbook. You can certainly add a moto jacket to this bug-embellished dress or a blazer to this fuchsia top but sometimes it's nice to have sleeves.

And this lace shift is doing nothing to highlight the model's beautiful figure, so I'm not sure how flattering it'll look on me. At least it's fully lined.

Now the childrens' options, on the other hand, are absolutely adorable. I love this blush pink dress, this sage green dress, and this poplin tank and pant set is making me want to have another baby.

Overall I'll have to see this collection in person to really decide how I feel. I was lukewarm about the Who What Wear collection when the lookbook first came out but once I saw it in person, I fell head over heels in love. It's just rare to find any criticism of Target collabs from the major news sources so I'm curious to hear what you guys think - are you excited to shop Victoria Beckham for Target come April 9th? No doubt it will sell out fast either way...

Victoria Beckham for Target arrives April 9.

I love the fuchsia pants! I wouldn't get the top that goes with because its too boxy.

Sleeveless choices are a big plus for me because I live in Florida and sleeveless is good, very good. I have to restrain myself every year from buying cute sweaters and heavy jackets because they are not very useful here. Although, we do tend to have really good clearance prices on stuff like that.

The children's stuff is adorable. If I still had little babies I'd be in line for the bee print booties. Too cute! And without being cloying! I see many dresses my 10 year old girl will love, especially the bunny one.

I agree with you about the wild prints. The only time I have seen them sell really well (and I mean there were lines and by the time Target had been open 30 minutes it was all gone) was the Lily Pulitzer stuff. But, I also saw a bit returned not long after, although none of the dresses. I didn't really get the Pulitzer thing, but it sold like crazy here.

Completely off topic, but Target does have some really nice Jack Rogers dupes that just hit here in St. Petersburg. The are very popular with the college girls.
#1 Buttercup on 2017-03-17 09:36 (Reply)
Ah yes it's easy for me to forget when here we are still buried under snow - thanks for sharing your perspective! Love those Jack Rogers dupes, thanks for the tip!
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2017-03-18 08:50 (Reply)
I like a lot of it, I ordered the same exact dress as the Orange Drop Waist Scallop Trim Dress but pink from Shein over a year ago which I thought was weird.
#2 Danielle Stephens on 2017-03-17 15:17 (Reply)
Hmm that's interesting. Thanks for the feedback, I'll be curious to know what you buy! xo
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2017-03-18 08:49 (Reply)
I don't see it here but there was a blush varsity jacket on my love list and the black pants are on my "must" list. I'm not built for those shifts.
#3 dtwrites on 2017-03-17 15:27 (Reply)
I looked up the blush jacket, it's nice! Overall the collection is well designed.
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2017-03-18 08:48 (Reply)
I am pretty disappointed with the adult pieces - There isn't really anything that is on my short list. The pieces are very boxy and that doesn't really work for me. I was really hoping for an awesome spring trench coat.

Is it just me or have the lilies been done before in a previous target collab ?

The kids clothes are super cute. But for now, my red card will be taking a break.
#4 Sarah on 2017-03-17 20:10 (Reply)
The pop florals remind me of Marimekko, too.
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2017-03-18 08:47 (Reply)
Very thoughtful comments BB on the womens's looks, they do look shapeless, and the Calla Lily prints is a bit shall we shall overwhelming? :-)
#5 Mary Hall (Homepage) on 2017-03-17 21:33 (Reply)
Thanks Mary. I can't see Ms. Beckham wearing that print so I'm not sure why she included it.
#5.1 The Budget Babe on 2017-03-18 08:24 (Reply)
I was disappointed by the lookbook. I usually love what Victoria Beckham wears, and her designer line (at least when it first came out) was very sleek and minimalist. I think a lot of the women's clothing in this collab is childish and weird. I'm 35. I don't want to wear peter pan collar with a bunny embroidered on it, or ANYTHING "circus-inspired." I think it was a mistake to pair the children's line with the adult line like this.
#6 Kara on 2017-03-18 09:52 (Reply)
I honestly wish the items were a little more in line with her original line. With that being said I do plan to set the alarm just for the striped shirt dress!

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#7 Heidi on 2017-03-19 14:02 (Reply)
That shirtdress was made for you! Love that structured detail on the shoulders/sleeves, the fabric, minimalist silhouette. So good.
#7.1 The Budget Babe on 2017-03-21 16:33 (Reply)
I'm most excited to get my hands on the orange scallop romper. It's so perfect for summer!
#8 Tiffany Elam on 2017-04-07 09:33 (Reply)
#9 Chacha on 2017-04-09 21:30 (Reply)
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