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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...

Old Navy Spring 2017 Lookbook

See the Old Navy Spring 2017 Lookbook
Earlier I shared in-store pics of the latest spring styles at Old Navy, and now you can see them as styled for the Spring 2017 Lookbook (which was too big to share in its entirety, but these highlights should give you a plenty of inspiration!)

It's all about playful optimism with classics updated in bright colors, greenhouse charm (florals, ruffles, and embroidery) and a nod to all-things-nautical.

There are plenty of off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, fun graphic details, bold prints, and even stain resistant white denim to freshen your look.

You know I'm already a huge fan of this "Bon Voyage" sweatshirt, and this pineapple sweater got a lot of love from all of you on Instagram.

I'm also already plotting ways to wear colored denim now and later...always a sucker for mint skinnies, and how fun are the strawberry dust and yellow squash hues?!

I don't know about you but I'm pinning a bunch of these for styling ideas! Are you loving Old Navy's spring collection?