My approach to spending is quality over quantity, meaning I'm inclined toward high-end staples or art pieces over lots of cheap stuff - but only at a great deal!
I'd had a Leith faux fur jacket on my Nordstrom wishlist for about a week since I'd spent my budget already on Labor Day Sales and decided to wait. Well, I waited a week too long because when I went back for it, it had sold out. Bummer! It was one of Fall 2014's major trends - a wild print fur jacket, in black and white, and really just perfect. Oh well.
Fast forward to today and Altuzarra For Target hit stores and online. The Altuzarra Faux Fur Jacket had been namedropped all over the internet and I thought, now is my chance! If I woke up early enough to shop the collection before it sold out, it was meant to be.
Well, at 3:30a EST I cracked open my netbook with one eye open and refreshed Target's site. The collection had finally gone live. At that time, nothing was sold out. I promptly plucked the Altuzarra fur jacket then some Sam & Libby boots and headed for checkout. Success!
By 10a I went back on and quite a few Altuzarra items, especially the lower-priced ones, were sold out, including the faux croc belt and the chic pencil pants.
Around 3p I went back on and nabbed the Orchid Print Sweatshirt in a size smaller than the one I would have preferred (a size up from my norm). The size I wanted was sold out, as well as more items from last I checked.
The jacket has an open front and is cropped at the waist, perfect for showing off a baby belly. The sweater just seemed like a novel, cozy Fall item. I figure, if the jacket feels cheap/scratchy or is otherwise undesirable, I could probably sell it on eBay for more than what I paid for it.
Seems like the Altuzarra For Target collection has been a success at Day 1. I know they were selling select items on Net-a-Porter as well, and some have sold out already.