Monday, May 2, 2011

Calypso St. Barth for Target® Collection: The Day After

Happy Monday Everyone! I want to start off by saying a big THANK YOU to all of you who sent Happy Birthday wishes to me! I really appreciate each and every one of them! My day was absolutely wonderful and included lots of shopping, dinner out with my husband, and then family movie night...very enjoyable and lots of fun! :)

My first stop yesterday was my local Target to see what they had available in the store for the highly anticipated Calypso St. Barth for Target® debut. (Look for Target Coupon Codes for this exciting line.) The women's clothing selection at my store was minimal, but there were plenty of jewelry and accessories...I even managed to snap some pics to share. :)







(The jewelry selection can be purchased online here.)



(Shoes and Accessories available online here.)



(The clothing can be found on the website here.)


(The Beauty items can be found here.)

So, what did I end up getting? I came home with the Tie-Dye Maxi Dress in Pink and ordered the Dip-Dye Tiered Maxi Skirt in Green online, since it wasn't available in the store. They are the two main pieces I wanted out of the collection, so I am pleased I was able to find both of them.

The Maxi Dress is well-made and very flattering on. I purchased the size 2 and the fit is perfect. Here is one of the ways I plan on wearing it...


I haven't received the Maxi skirt yet (of course), but will post my thoughts on it once it arrives. There really were so many cute items in the jewelry, accessories, and beauty sections, too...however, since I can't afford to get everything at full-price, I will be trying to catch them on sale. :)

So, my overall impression of the CALYPSO St. Barth for Target® Collection is that it was worth the wait. The clothing items that I saw IRL appeared to be well-made and the fabrics did not feel *cheap*, either. The jewelry, accessories, and beauty items were beyond cute and definitely worth checking out, IMHO.

Did you shop the CALYPSO St. Barth for Target® Collection yesterday? What are your thoughts? Did you end up getting anything? Please do share! :)

Have a wonderful rest of your day!

xoxo,

34 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you got to stop by yesterday and get something for your birthday! The maxi was really cute and I'm sure is adorable on you. I took home the silk crochet tops, a couple home pieces, and the turquoise espadrilles. :) I had hoped to see that maxi skirt IRL too, so can't wait to see what you think. I posted pics yesterday of clothing items I tried on.

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  2. Happy Birthday FFM! I am late to send you good wishes but I am happy to read that you had a wonderful day!
    I absolutely ADORE that dress, it will be so pretty on you, great with the silver accessories to.
    We don't have Target up here in Canada sadly, it looks like a lovely collection!

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  3. Happy Bday! I bought the silk crochet top in blue, the green maxi skirt and the green bikini. I love the maxi skirt but it is very long on me and if I pull it up to wear as a dress, the top is too big. However i love it so much, I'm going to wear it as a skirt. Let me know how yours fit when you get it.

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  4. I thought about you yesterday while I was browsing! Happy bday!

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  5. I thought about you yesterday while I was browsing! Happy bday!

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  6. ooh I totally missed that maxi dress! It does look gorgeous :) I'll have to stop back in...and check out the jewelry as well!

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  7. I wanted a pouf and they appear to be sold out already! boo.
    I really like the quality of the calypso stuff!

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  8. That dress is fabulous! I bet you look fantastic in it!

    I only purchased the crochet medallion tunic (not sure what the right name is - it is silk and pink) but I was surprised and happy with the overall quality of all the pieces - nice job, Calypso for Target!

    (BTW, happy belated b-day!)

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  9. Happy Belated Birthday FFM!!

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  10. Sounds like a perfect birthday! I ordered the caftan, and a couple of the 3/4 sleeve tunics. By the time I made it to the store after church, inventory was completely picked over. I came home with the navy eyelet tunic. I hadn't given it a second look online, but it had a flattering fit and looked cute IRL. Do you have a brand recommendation for a long 1/2 slip? They are hard to find, and all over the place price-wise online. TIA!

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  11. I shopped both in store and online. My favorite pieces are: the metallic pouf, crochet bib tunics, elephant chain belt, and pendant necklaces. I love the store photos you took, it's nice to see what each store got in stock. I'm in California, and we had lots of swimwear, tops, sleepwear, and jewelry. Not so much inventory for the train cases, makeup bags, or earrings. If you want to read my review, here is the link:

    http://fashiontrendguide.blogspot.com/2011/05/calypso-for-target-review.html

    Enjoy your new purchases! Happy belated birthday!

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  12. Happy Birthday! I am headed to my local Target tonight to check out the collection...can't wait!

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  13. Hi ladies! Thank you all so much for stopping by today and for the Happy Birthday wishes...I really appreciate all them! :)

    shopwithm: I love all the tunics on you! My store didn't have hardly any of them, so that was disappointing, but at least the maxi dress was there. Which home pieces did you get? Most of them were sold out at my store when I got there. I'm guessing because they are a perfect motif for Florida. :)

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  14. DaniBP: Thank you! My birthday was much more low-key than last year, but still really, really wonderful.

    Sunny: Thanks! Congrats on all your great items! What size did you get in the maxi skirt? Did you see that they are offering it in Petite online? Maybe something to consider if you want a shorter one?

    Thank you Tabitha! :)

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  15. Peggy: THANK YOU! :)

    Katherine: Definitely give the maxi dress a try...very flattering on, and well-made, too. There are SO many pretty jewelry pieces. I really had to show a lot of restraint to not come home with more than I did. Let me know what you end up getting. :)

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  16. CT Cupcake: I am pleasantly surprised at the quality, since so many of the previous designer collaborations have been total misses. Sorry you missed out on the Pouf. Did you happen to do the store locate online to see if there's one anywhere near you?

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  17. Lisa-respect the shoes: Thank you! The tunic you picked up is so pretty! I can't wait to see it on you! :)

    Anon@2:03pm: Thank you so much! :)

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  18. laurie_miw: Oh please let me know what you think of the Caftan when it arrives. I really contemplated getting it, but decided to just go for the other 2 pieces right now. Perhaps I'll be able to catch it later on sale.

    As for the long 1/2 slip. I actually found mine on Ebay last year after searching high and low everywhere for one that was reasonably priced. It was a vintage piece but still in excellent condition. It seems like most of the longer ones are vintage now since noone seems to want to make them. There are several on Ebay right now. Be sure to go by measurements and not the size since the garments of today run larger than they used to. Click HERE. If you don't want to go the Ebay route, the other place I have found that sells a few is Amazon. HTH! :)

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  19. Thank you Lizzy T! :)

    Poster Girl: Thank you! :) I also love seeing pictures of other Target stores merchandise. It sometimes amazing at how much they can differ. We did get the Elephant belt at my store and it is really cute! Thanks for the link to your review, btw. I'll be over to check it out soon! :)

    Thank you Erika! Let me know if you what you think of the line, and if you end up getting anything. :)

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  20. I snapped up a couple of swim suits and adorable tunics for my little girl, and got the sequined straw bag for myself! I would like the bag better if it were lined, and if it had leather handles instead of vinyl, but for the price, it's really cute.

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  21. I love your picks, that dress is so cute. I love how you've styled it-just adorable. Happy belated Birthday! I just ordered some cute things for my daughter, love this collection.

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  22. I went online and then to the store. I tried on the Maxi Dress...it was cute but the pattern was a little bit too much on my short frame. I loved the shorts (online) but they didnt have them in store :( I thought the quality of the items in store was great. Just for some reason, nothing really jumped out at me. I ended up just buying a super cute CSB hot pink nightie with racer back.

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  23. Happy belated birthday FFM! I shopped online on Sunday morning and ended up getting the same two items that you got! They are not here yet but now that I saw that you got a 2 in the maxi-dress I think that it will probably go back (I got a size 2 as well based on the "Junion Fit" description but it will probably be too big/long on me). I am also thinking about the kaftan but I would prefer to try that one on before buying.

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  24. Happy Birthday May Baby! I've been wearing those little leather cuff bracelets for awhile now--just got that blue one--didn't realize it was a Calypso piece--so will say that's my first Calypso piece. LOVED their Scarf beach cover ups that match with their swimsuits-very chic!

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  25. Happy belated Birthday FFM!!! I love the dress you picked. :)

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  26. Real Working Mom of OC: I almost bought that sequined tote, too! It's very cute IRL! The little girls had so many cute pieces. I'm sure your daughter is going to look adorable in all her new Calypso goodies. :)

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  27. Andi: Thank you for the birthday wishes! I love everything you got for your daughter. She looks absolutely adorable in her dresses! :)

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  28. Nicku: I agree about the quality of the items. I'm very pleased that the line didn't end up feeling cheap or way overpriced.

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  29. Ema: Thanks for the birthday wishes! :) I agree about the maxi dress, you are smaller than me, so the size 0 may work out best for you. Let me know how it works out when you get it. :)

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