Sunday, March 3, 2013

Prabal Gurung and Daniel's Birthday Weekend!

Oh Prabal Gurung for Target how I love thee...
I am so glad that I am finally getting around to wearing AND posting about this dress.  I am in LOVE with this floral "crush print" dress.  It was part of the Prabal Gurung Collectin for Target and I stalked it from the time I got a peek of it in a magazine (can not remember which one) till the time Target opened it's doors on February 10th.  I am so happy that I came away from the store that day with this piece.  I have to say, that for $49.99, both the design and construction is impeccable.  The colors are vivid, the fit is amazing (a skinny belt adds the perfect touch!) and the print is timeless and so fun.  I am super lucky to have a husband that not only got up with me that Sunday at 7 in the morning (we actually missed our alarm!) but also drove me to two different target stores when we didn't find the dress at the first one.  Luckily when we got to the second store they still had the dress in my size (phew!).  And super thanks to my Uncle Jeff and Aunt Donna for the holiday gift card that made this beauty practically free (even sweeter!) Did anyone else follow the Prabal Gurung Collection??  This is actually the first collaboration I've stalked.
Today is Daniel's Birthday (27, whew!!).  We have had a really fun and busy weekend, I am so sad it's almost over!  Friday night we went out for Malaysian food (super yum), yesterday I went on a hike and had lunch with my friend Diana and then we had Daniel's family over for Dinner, and today we had brunch with my folks, stopped over at the Comic Book store (Daniel's favorite :)  and are now enjoying some relaxing time at home...

Outfit Details:  Dress (Prabal Gurung for Target), Cardigan (Francesca's), Earrings, necklace (Clothes in the Past Lane, Belt, shoes, headband (Forever 21), Tights (American Apparel)

I hope you enjoyed my bright springy outfit (so excited for warmer weather!!!!) And hope you all are having a wonderful weekend :)

Off to enjoy the rest of the evening with Daniel! 
xo, 
Alyssa

53 comments:

  1. Oh man, I'm so jealous that you snagged this dress. It looks like it was made for you!! Seriously, so pretty! And happy birthday to Daniel :)

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    1. Aw Elana, you're too sweet haha. Thank you!

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  2. Oh this dress really is wonderful! So pretty!

    xx

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  3. I adore your style and that dress is all kinds of awesome!

    http://enidtwiglet.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thank you Enid :) I was very lucky to snag it!

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  4. You look gorgeous in your new dress! I absolutely love all the pretty colors in the print and the shape is fantastic. Your bright blue tights look perfect with it. I love your little blue bow headband too. This is adorable in every way!

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    1. Thank you Jamie! I was pleasantly surprised with how well the headband coordinated, and I had just bought it and was looking for the perfect outfit for it's debut, so it worked out nice :)

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  5. So awesome that you were able to get your hands on it, it looks so pretty on you!

    xo

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  6. This dress truly is absolute perfection, and so is your styling!

    -Kati

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    1. Thank you Kati! I had a lot of fun with this dress with all of the bright bold colors (always my favorite!)

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  7. Glad you found it. I liked the collection as a whole but only found a couple pieces I would actually buy. This dress was one of them but I never got around to going for it. Regular store prices seem so expensive when I've been thrifting like crazy. I know I'm so cheap! lol.. Happy Birthday to the hubby! Sounds like he had a good one!

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    1. I can totally agree with you! I don't think I would have been as eager to buy this dress if it actually cost me full price, I was totally lucky to have that gift card! And thank you, he did :)

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  8. it looks GORGEOUS on you! I've always been a fan of that dress. Love the colors and i love how you added a yellow cardi and blue tights. fabulous!
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  9. Hattitude Style Blog

    thanks for the kind words :)

    ah you are the QUEEN of wearing and pulling off BRIGHT colours. SO UNIQUE i love love love it. everything you post for some reason works SO well. You have a gift my friend!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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    1. That is super sweet, Hattie. I am so flattered by your comments :)

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  10. the amount of colors here is so wonderful and happy! i love this new dress of yours!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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    1. Thank you Lindsey! I am so in LOVE with the colors in this dress!

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  11. Totally amazing dress! I can see why you wanted it so badly! I would have driven to 2 different store too to get it! We don't have Target yet is Canada but it is coming in a few months! Love the tights you paired with the dress too!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. haha glad you understand, Rebecca :) And yay for Canada getting a Target soon, too!

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  12. Alyssa you look stunning!!!That dress is so amazing and you have paired it so fabulous.

    xoxo Ra


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  13. Oh my gosh Alyssa, this dress is absolute perfection on you! I tried this dress on and it looked so horrible on me! I have a long torso so it seriously started flaring out right under my bust. I looked like a cupcake (in a bad way). You hubby sounds like such a sweetie for taking you around to get it. I think it was definitely worth it!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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    1. LOL I can totally understand how you might've felt like a cupcake. I tried on two different sizes and I went for the larger one because the waist fell a little bit lower, but it could very easily be too high on someone with a long waist and look to voluminous. Thank you for your sweet comments, Ashley! :)

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  14. I should have known you'd like the Prabal Gurung collection at Target!! I've been obsessing about it for months and I ended up getting the sweatshirt, but I haven't done a post on it yet. You look awesome, I always love to see what you're wearing :)

    Mackenzie
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    1. hehe, yes, very much so :) And thank you so much Mackenzie! I always love checking up on your blog, too!

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  15. Okay, so this dress is seriously PERFECT for your super colorful personality (and wardrobe, hehe!). The print on it is so unique and I love the bright colors against the white like that. You're just so stunning and bright with your outfits! I've always wanted to become more colorful and daring with my clothing, so maybe one day I'll be as brave as you!

    Your headband is so cute, too!

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    1. Aw Ali, you are too kind. So flattered that you find me inspiring enough to try more colors, that's seriously the best compliment I could get. Thank you!

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  16. That is such a fun dress! And it works so well with all your colorful accessories<3

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  17. You look so amazing in bright colors, and this dress is fabulous.

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    1. Aw thank you Meanz Chan! I feel most myself in bright colors, dull colors truly dull me out, haha.

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  18. Oh wow, I love that dress! I've been seeing the commercials for this collection everywhere and have so wanted to hit up Target to by the whole darn thing out :-) Of course between your tights and cardi and cute headband and I am just loving it all!

    Sounds like a fun bday weekend for your Mr. Malaysian food - yum! Was that in Philly?

    xoxo Marisa

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    1. Hey Marisa, thanks so much! The malay food was actually at a SUPER good restaurant here in Newark, Delaware called Pinang. They have THE BEST malaysian food! :)

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  19. That may be the cutest dress ever. I think I've finally found someone who loves colors as much as I do--maybe even more haha! You look so chic and I love the pretty photos!

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    1. I seriously LOVE colors, so fun that we both do :D And thanks so much Lily!

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  20. That is such a cute little dress. And I love the yellow sweater with it. I hope you have a fantastic day.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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    1. Thank you Heidi! I am so happy it's Friday!

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  21. That dress is fantastic! You look great! <3

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    1. Aw thanks super much! Going to check out your blog now! :)

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  22. Gah! I love this dress! My Target had NOTHING of this collection. I've been stocking ebay for that coral calypso dress. I need.
    I love this one too and this collection is so perfect for you and your love of colors!! So pretty :)
    -Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww Jessi, that sucks! I felt so lucky to have so many pieces close by (wish I could've afforded more of them, haha!) I am sure you will find the coral dress though, it is sure to appear! Thank you for your sweet comments!

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  23. Oh, you look adorable! This dress really looks made for you! Hope you had a great weekend!

    XO,

    Simona

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  24. Where did you get the jacket from?

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    1. Hey Alyssa! I actually got the jacket from ModCloth when it was on sale, I think it was also for sale at Grassroots on Main Street but they may not have it anymore. It is made by "Ryu". Thanks for asking! :)

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