Fall Fashion

Sneak Preview of Narcisco Rodriguez for Kohl’s & a Giveaway

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Pictured: Some pieces from the new Narcisco Rodriguez for Kohl’s collection

Yesterday I got the most pleasant surprise after a very long tough day: Kohl’s sent me samples from the Narcisco Rodriguez DesignNation collection. Whoop! My day turned around. Readers, this collection gets a big rave from me. It’s really fabulous. I received the coat on the left, and the dress second from left, as well as a pair of leggings and a fabulous blouse/top with classy bow tie at the waist.

Pictured: My new Narcisco Rodriguez for  Kohl’s Top. ( photo  M. Hall)

So why I am I so in love with this collection? Let me tell you what I love.  The color blocking on the dress is genius.  It makes me look 10 lbs thinner.  It’s amazing, truly.  The dress is also a very comfortable ponte knit with stretch in it, you can sit in it all day at work comfortably and then head out for dinner and cocktails with ease.  The fabric will not wrinkle.  The colors are great for fall also, I like the raspberry, black lavender palette. The dress is reasonably priced at $68.00 US.  I’m also loving the top in white and black with the tie at the waist (see picture above). This style is also very slimming and although the fabric is a polyester blend it looks luxurious. The coat is tailored with a high neck and a placket with covered buttons. It’s a very elegant topper perfect for the holidays. I really can’t wait to see the rest of this collection in Kohl’s store on Nov. 7th. (Note: The stores will open Nov. 7th at 7 am so shoppers can get in early and get their designer goods.)

Bottom line, Narcisco Rodriguez for Kohl’s is better quality fabric with better fit and tailoring than any of the Target designer collections that I have seen. The styling is sophisticated and sleek.  The garments are not junior sized like Target’s Go collections.  Visit my Pinterest board to see more looks from the Narcisco Rodriguez for Kohl’s collection.  Now, since you’ve all been such good readers, I’m going to reward you with a giveaway!   I’m giving away a Kohl’s gift card for $50.00 for one reader to shop the collection. Here’s what you need to do. Leave a comment here on The Recessionista and tell me your favorite piece from the collection. You can get more entries by following my social media communities. This contest will run from now until Nov. 7th at 11:59 pm EST.  I can’t wait to hear from all of you about this collection. To enter the contest, log-in to the Rafflecopter widget below using your email address or Facebook sign-in.

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  1. Stace

    October 26, 2012 at 5:03 am

    I really like the dresses! Going to have to see what I can find afterwork.

  2. Stace

    October 26, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Love the dresses! Going to hope there's some left when I get out of work.

  3. Existential Ella

    October 26, 2012 at 5:17 am

    i love the lounge pants! and i UBER love the color blocked dress that will slim my lines!

  4. SAUCY | f. | BABY

    October 26, 2012 at 6:50 am

    •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I love the Slim Two-Tone Ponte Dress in Black/White as well as the Textured Jacket.

    — Nicole O>

  5. Alexis

    October 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I'm really liking the coat and the blue dress with green trim

  6. Sherbygirl

    October 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    The pink color-block is the one I have my eye on, as well as the green one (although I wonder if the v-neck is too deep for work).

  7. JC

    October 26, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I like the Cocoon Coathttps://pinterest.com/pin/36732553182238011/

  8. Samantha Tananbaum

    October 26, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Love the purple and black color blocked dress!

  9. Giovanna

    October 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    My favorite is the Blue dress with Green Trim

  10. Andrea Darst

    October 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I really love the coat, the black and white dress (2nd pin on your board) and the teal peplum top

  11. Adrienne

    October 26, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Love the dresses! What a great collaboration.

  12. kellyr78

    October 26, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I would like the Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation blouse

  13. Anonymous

    October 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Love the black shift with the red and purple color blocking. Slimming and very modern looking.


  14. tannawings

    October 26, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I really like the jacket a lot- I like the detail and also the pattern. It looks like it would be great for cool days or evenings.

    ellen beck
    tannawings at gmail dot com

  15. Elena

    October 26, 2012 at 8:17 pm

  16. Lise

    October 26, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    the colorblock dress caught my eye.

  17. MANDY83

    October 26, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I like the black, white and gray skirt!
    Amanda Sakovitz on rafflecopter form

  18. Chele

    October 26, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I love the coat. It looks sleek, slim and chic!

  19. Chele

    October 26, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I love the coat. It looks sleek, slim and chic.

  20. Mami2jcn

    October 26, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    I like the black & white colorblock dress.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

  21. Amy Lynn

    October 27, 2012 at 2:27 am

    I am loving this! My favorite piece is the colorblock shift dress (with pockets!!) I can't wait to check it out! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  22. ellie

    October 27, 2012 at 3:29 am

    I like the Black and White NR Dress

  23. Thomas Murphy

    October 27, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I want the Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation blouse.
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

  24. Petunia

    October 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    that coat looks so fun! i love the black and white dress julianna wore to the opening. so much to chose from. i think the little b&w top you received would work well with so many outfits. decisions decisions

  25. Clewis

    October 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I have to say, that coat is AMAZING! So sleek, and looks much more expensive than it is…the true recessionista way!

  26. Roberta Wade

    October 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Unparalled, flattering construction. fuchsia and black dress…

  27. tinagirl

    October 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    I'm loving the Comfy #KohlsDreamLooks Narcisco Rodriquez colorblock dress!

    Tina Renee Barker
    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

  28. jenmalonee

    October 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I like this dress


    jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

  29. G

    October 28, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I like the dress with purple/pink black, it will make me look slimmer! I love Kohl's dresses in general. Thanks! xtinamfan AT gmail DOT com

  30. Susana Higuera

    October 28, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I love the blue dress with green trim! Super trendy

  31. this is my stuff (urisilog)

    October 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I LOOOOVE all the pajama pants! HAHA I would wear those out of bed for sure 🙂

  32. Tabathia

    October 29, 2012 at 12:52 am

    I like the trench coat length jacket in gray

  33. Shana

    October 29, 2012 at 1:45 am

    I absolutely have to have the pink/purple dress with the black sides for my BFF's bridal shower.

    shanahattis at gmail dot com

  34. Kirsten

    October 29, 2012 at 1:54 am

    My favorite piece by far is the black & grey tweed coat!!! Gorgeous!!!

  35. Barbara Montag

    October 29, 2012 at 3:10 am

    I go for this one – Black and White NR Dress.
    Thank you!

  36. Barbara Montag

    October 29, 2012 at 3:13 am

    You’re on my blogroll: http://bmontag.blogspot.com/

  37. Courtney B

    October 29, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    i love this top

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com


  38. AubreyLaine

    October 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I like the turquoise blouse.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  39. Ann

    October 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    LOVE that hot pink coat! I'm definitely going to be looking at Kohl's because I do love NR's clothes.

  40. Tj and Amy

    October 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    i love this on DesigNation blouse, amypugmire@live.com

  41. Kellie's Camera

    October 30, 2012 at 3:32 am

    love the black and white colorblock dress!!

  42. MamaStace

    October 31, 2012 at 4:59 am

    The Narcisco Rodriquez colorblock dress is cute!!


  43. Curly Chic

    October 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I am digging the DesigNation top!

  44. Rebe

    October 31, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I love the purple and black colorblock dress.

  45. Rebe

    October 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I love the purple and black color block dress!

  46. Running In Boise

    November 1, 2012 at 5:42 am

    i like the color block top.

  47. amramazon280

    November 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    love the white and black colorblock dress

  48. Toumei

    November 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    The black and white paneled dress is absolutely exquisite~! I love the construction.

  49. Christie Mackey

    November 2, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Ilike the black and white dress. I love the lines all all these dresses though. Very flattering.

  50. amyorvin

    November 2, 2012 at 5:11 am

    I like the Pants and top for lounging


  51. LisaSun

    November 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I hope the quality really is that good

  52. Jeccica Simpson

    November 3, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I love the Black and WHite Narcisco Rodriguez for Kohl's Top

  53. RambleSAHM W.

    November 3, 2012 at 1:06 am

    I love this top! “My new NR for Kohl's top–wearing out for parties this weekend. #KohlsDreamLooks”

  54. Stacey

    November 3, 2012 at 2:23 am

    I really love the purple and black colorblocked dress!

  55. Kiwi

    November 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I love the raspberry and black dress. It looks like a Victoria Beckham dress I saw that was over $2000. Just wondering what the back looks like. Love your posts!

  56. the chick with cents

    November 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I adore the color blocked raspberry dress. So cute!!!

  57. the chick with cents

    November 3, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I love the raspberry color blocked dress!

  58. Kristin Hunsucker

    November 3, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I want it all, lol. Seriously though, I adore the teal pants with the sleeveless blue/black colorblocked top. By far my favorite outfit.

  59. Patti

    November 4, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I like the green top with black trim. Lebl9077@bellsouth.net

  60. embelladorn

    November 4, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Firstly, I want your belted top! It's so pretty. If I couldn't have that, I would love that black and fuschia dress. It had color-blocking to it and it looked very figure flattering with the lines it had going on it was thist: https://pinterest.com/pin/36732553182237986/

  61. Helen S

    November 5, 2012 at 1:50 am

    I like the Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation blouse

    helyn4 at yahoo dot com

  62. Anonymous

    November 5, 2012 at 4:45 am

    I like the Black and white top featured in the post, i think it's one of the few item i may fit…

  63. tuesday

    November 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Love the black dress with red color bloacking- looks great on everyone!
    tuesdayef (at) aol dot {com}

  64. Kimberlee

    November 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    So excited for this collection! Love the black & white color block top 🙂

  65. Amanda @ It's Blogworthy

    November 5, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    HUGE Kohls fan and I also LOVE black/white!

  66. Abigail

    November 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Very cute! I've recently lost some weight, so a lot of my clothes don't fit well. But especially with the holiday coming (and hopefully soon a pregnancy) I don't want to pay for too many clothes in this current size. A GC from Kohl's could be a nice workaround.

    Or we'll get some nice accessories for the home. I really like their selection of shower curtains.

  67. Jill H

    November 6, 2012 at 4:31 am

    I like the Black and White colorblock dress

  68. Mary Heuser

    November 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I wish I could pick everything but I'm loving the teal top with the black piping. Need that!

  69. kwai yip

    November 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    everything from his line is gorgeous but i would love this dress: Unparalled, flattering construction. Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation #Kohls http://pinterest.com/pin/36732553182237986/

    chuyip at gmail dot com

  70. Charity/CC

    November 7, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation blouse.

    ccboobooy at gmail dot com