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Here is my second look from the Altuzarra for Target line! As some of you may know, our photographer Alfonso "Fonzi" Borrell is my boyfriend and today is our three-year anniversary. To celebrate, I chose this dress for our date night out together. This Swiss dot maxi dress with gold sequin embellishment on the bodice and sleeves is gorgeously crafted, and with the right accessories, can be styled for a day or night look.
I kept my accessories minimal, as the gold sequin embellishment along the sleeves and bodice substituted for jewelry. I wore gold drop earrings, which I believe I bought from Target several years ago, a Target banded ring and black ankle-strap suede and leather wedges from Urban Outfitters. These are a go-to pair of shoes for me that have lasted for years, are comfortable and match with just about everything I own. If you haven't yet, invest in a good, classic black wedge for when you want to be stylish without sacrificing comfort.
Once again, I loved how this look was styled in the look book, so I paired it with the python-embossed belt from the Altuzarra for Target line. I love how it really cinches in the waist and how the python contrasts with the Swiss dot fabric of the maxi. I opted for a bold and sultry deep red lip with MAC's Party Line lipstick and kept my hair sleek and swept to the side.
As much as I adore this dress, it's not the same dress I saw in the look book. That dress had a much higher and more dramatic slit that reached about mid thigh, offering an Angelina Jolie leg-pop-reveal at any moment of the day. The mass produced dress sold in stores, however, had a much more inconspicuous slit that reached just above the knee and was placed right on the side of the dress, making it barely noticeable. Just for it to show in the shoot, I had to shift the skirt over! Also, the dress featured in the look book had a dramatic deep-v neckline and was floor length, on who I imagine was a very tall model. On my dress? No deep-v. As far as the length, I'm 5'7, average to above average height, so I don't expect the dresses to be super long, as that wouldn't fit the general population. But it came up so short on me compared to the look book photo and I debated if heels were even a good choice as the dress barely hit my ankles!
Besides those few differences, this dress is truly impeccable.
Check back this weekend for more looks from Altuzarra for Target!