I Shopped Jason Wu For Target

That’s right, I woke up at the crack of dawn. Picked up my BFF Anu. And headed out to Target Kapolei to test my luck among the other crazies fiending for their share of the AMAZEBALLS Jason Wu for Target Collection! Here’s the 411:

I was lacking a good night’s rest because I was chaperoning teenagers until the wee hours (oh how I forgot the ridiculous levels of energy that 4 four – yes, 4 – teenager girls have). But I survived. And so did my closet after I let them raid it for items I could live without. So, after finally getting to bed around 1:30 am, you can imagine I wasn’t too thrilled about the 6:30 am wake up call I received from my BFF Lauren, making the most bizarre claim I’ve ever heard, “Malia, get up! Wika went to the zoo! It was $800, but he’s safe.” EXCEPT, it was 6:30 am on a Sunday and I was dead tired and clearly not in a fashionable state of mind. What she really said: “Malia, get up! Wika (her BF who lives in San Diego) went to Target and it was a zoo. He spent $800. He got everything just to be safe.”

Well, of course that’s what she said. Fast forward…..get up, brush teeth, wash face, get dressed, get in car, drive, pick up Anu, drive, get coffee, drive, arrive at Target…

As I turned into the parking lot, I immediately spotted Lauren’s car and pulled up alongside her (with my game face on). We simultaneously rolled down our windows, not to say good morning, but to rejoice, “NICE – we’re the first ones here!” (BTW: anyone not keen on what happened with Missoni for Target and thus the significance of arriving first, should read up here.) Lauren, Anu, myself and Lauren’s Dad, Uncle Jer-Bear, (I’ve already nominated him for uncle/dad of the year. I know you were about to tell me to send in his name) stayed in our cars watching cautiously for any “threats”. Of course once we saw the first woman plop down at one of the iconic red Target balls, we knew it was time – game on beezies.


Game faces.


Lauren and Anu claiming their place in line...at 7:30 am!

First of all, it wasn’t a Zoo. BUT, I can assure you that the 30 or so fiends standing in line were more than enough to clean out the 3-rack Jason Wu for Target section in minutes. Between the three of us girls, we snagged up about 25-30 pieces and bolted to the fitting rooms.


Fitting room pic!

I ended up with a handful of ADORABLE items including four tops and two dresses. Lauren and Anu also walked away with oodles of cute Michelle Obama-esque dresses, skirts and tops. Unfortunately none of us managed to score any of the purses. BUT, it’s ok because Wika (the one who went to the Zoo and spent $800) managed to do that for us before we even woke up. Wika, I never thought I’d say this, but, YOU ARE THE MAN.

More photos to come of the items I scored. In the meantime, why don’t you drool over Wika’s $800 Zoo bill.


Yes, Wika. Yes. #drooling

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13 thoughts on “I Shopped Jason Wu For Target

    • Yeah, Wika scored some major points in BF department! Hopefully you’ll get lucky and find something. People return things so you never know!

  1. HOOOOLY shizballs. You guys are intense! I checked Target.com at like 2 in the morning and the collection was up, so I bought a couple of things real quick. The Target near my house is in a terribly unfashionable area so I figured I’d be safe to check it out in the AM, but then again by time I talked myself into buying what was in my cart, it was like 3. So getting up was not an option. Love your fun Target fashion fiend adventures!

    • Smart to shop online! Target in Hawaii wasn’t too crowded, the inventory was so limited that things sold out quick. I wish I would have found the white a-line dress online because they didn’t have it at our Target!

  2. This post was hilarious! What a haul! It was a zoo at my store too, although a calm one compared to the stories I have read. I did pretty well, and I’m so excited to wear my new pieces! Congrats!

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