Trend Watch Wednesday: Runway Style for Less

Yay, it's my favorite day of the blogging week here on A Blonde Ambition....Trend Watch Wednesday! I established TWW so I could pass on hot trends of the moment that I stumble upon.

Here's what's happening on the fashion front this week:

Part One: Anna Sui for Target

How would you like to dress just like your favorite celebs for a fraction of the cost? Before you say, "A girl can dream...", check out Target's new Anna Sui for Target collection. Inspired by the hit show Gossip Girl, designer-to-the-stars Anna Sui has managed to churn out affordable, yet oh-so-chic garments just for gals like you and me!

None, I repeat, NONE of her pieces are more than $70 and most are less than $40. I looked online yesterday and found out that most of the collection is out of stock, but a little birdie at Target (thanks Abby) told me that they'll be stocked up again by the end of the month!

These dresses are a must-have for the office this fall. It just so happens there is a Target store nearby my apartment and I believe I hear these outfits calling my name.....

This may be a little strange, but I simply am obsessed with these pants. They are European inspired "riding pants" and were seen all over the Paris Fall runways. Man, that Anna Sui, she hit this one out of the park!

Part Two: Patterned Hosiery and Mary Janes

Patterned hosiery is going to be BIG this season, so go and buy some now. Wear them with below-the-knee pencil skirts and even under slacks instead of trouser socks. Do avoid wearing them with short skirts though or you'll run the risk of looking like you belong on a street corner : )

Mary Janes. Remember those? We all had a pair when we were little I'm sure, but many designers are putting a sexy spin on the classic Mary Jane this season.

Check out these teal Mary Jane stillettos from Target for only $32.99. And we all know that teal is THE color this Fall. The black are also from Target for $29.99 by Mossimo.

I threw in the clutch by Tod's (above) and it costs somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 Zillion dollars. My mission is to find a good knock-off of it by next Wednesday, so wish me luck!

So what do you think of Anna Sui's Target collection and the patterned hosiery trend? Bold, beautiful or baffling? Let me hear you girls!

P.S.- If you discover a trend that is just too good to keep to yourself, email me at askblondeambition@gmail.com. I would love to feature your trend finds in future editions of Trend Watch Wednesday!


  1. Thank you for posting this! I've been wondering what her Target line looked like but hadn't had the change to head over to check it out!

  2. Those outfits are adorable! I might go and get some new outfits once I start working :) Thanks for posting them!

  3. I went to Target and tried on a couple of the Blair dresses. I was disappointed that the other black Blair one wasn't in stock in my size. Also, I LOVE high-heeled Mary Janes!

  4. Can I just say that I love that all the items you tend to feature in your blog are stylish AND affordable! Thank you! :)


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