Sleeveless Tee in First Date Print, XS, $26.99 (here)
Aside from the Floral Crush Dress, I thought this item had a lot potential when I first saw it. I love the mirror print and the sheer top portion (similar to the Jason Wu floral top that I bought via kind-hearted Jean). I thought the fit was pretty good and the price was decent, but the deal-breaker was the super-itchy inner stitching along the edges of the mesh. I only had this on for a few minutes and was dying to get it off.
Verdict: No, due to skin irritation
Beware of the itchy stitching and the large-ish armholes.
Dress with Full Skirt, 2, $49.99, (here)
I tried this solid version to gauge how the Floral Crush Dress would have fit me. The size 2 fit well in the shoulders / ribs, but was a little tight at the bust (for reference is 34") as indicated by the pulling. The waist is cut very high and is really at my ribs. My hand is placed at my actual waist to show the difference (~2-3" lower). A very cute dress in concept (love those black waist insets for a slimming effect!), but it just doesn't work on my body type.
Verdict: No, due to fit issues and would have preferred the floral print
The red version is 100% polyester, has a ribbed texture (like a grosgrain ribbon) and a slight sheen. The size 4 is about an inch bigger through the torso, but the waist is still too high for me.
Short Sleeve Dress in First Date Print, 4, $39.99, (here)
This dress was adorable on the hanger, but when I put it on, I thought that maybe the print + contrast would have worked better on a fitted sheath dress silhouette than this flirty skirt one. Size 4 is a little too big as evidenced by the floppy excess fabric in the chest and torso.
Verdict: No, not in my size and not into the silhouette for this look
Sleeveless Blouse in First Date Print, XS, $26.99, (here)
The fit on this one seemed a little billowy for me and the armholes are cut a little low. The details are cute though!
Verdict: No, fit is meh on me and it seems a bit "young" for the old mommy in me :P
Amazon Price Matching Experiment
I read on Twitter (I think from Kimmie?) that Target was price-matching Amazon.com and decided to give it a try. I brought 5 items (2 x Tylenol, Listerine, ant gel, and shampoo) with me to Guest Services and asked how the Amazon price matching worked. The associate looked at me and asked, "All of these?" A little judgmental there, but she was nice otherwise. The process took a total of 10 minutes (plus 5 minutes of waiting for my turn). They busted out their iPad (which did not have the Amazon app for scanning and thus had to hand-type each item and then search for the correct size) double-checked with me to make sure the price they showed matched what I had found, and then charged me those prices. I saved ~$14 which accounted to more than 50% of my bill.
Would I do it again? I would for large savings, but would probably stick to 2-3 items early in the morning when there isn't a crowd.
Have you tried price-matching? If so, would you do it again?