So even though it’s the start of a new month and on top of that, a Monday…let’s get serious and talk about a goal of mine here on Style On Target that I’ve been thinking about for sometime. A goal not just for Mondays, not just for February, and definitely not just for 2016. Warning…this might be a little longer than a normal blog post, but I promise it’s good stuff.
I want to be relatable (and transparent, honest, funny, and a millionaire, among other things).
Umm, okaaaaaayyy, you might be thinking. Where is this stemming from? Well, two or three weeks ago, I was reading another style blogger’s post, and she linked to her favorite white tee.
“Oh my gosh,” I thought. “I need a white tee that isn’t paper thin and completely see-through! Let’s click on this link.”
The link took me to Nordstrom…and the t-shirt? $150. $150, guys!
Please raise your hand if you have $150 to spend on a t-shirt. Bueller…Bueller? Okay, so I see no hands. Jeans, sure. Nice winter coat, of course. High quality/designer leather purse, definitely (I’ve done it). But a t-shirt? It would have to launder itself for that price.
Full disclosure: That’s not to say that I don’t believe in investment pieces. Pieces you save up to buy and wear over and over again for years and years to come (for example: purses, shoes, and coats). Fran (one of my favorite honest and relatable bloggers) did a great post (here) awhile back on how she looks at investment pieces and how she saves up for them while still remaining on a budget.
But c’mon! I started this little blog in order to show people that fashion and style isn’t about high-end magazine spreads, exclusive boutiques, and high dollar items (hint, $150 t-shirts). And my favorite part of blogging so far? Hearing from you all that this blog is a place where you can go to get style inspiration and know that most (if not all) things shown or linked here are affordable and attainable. I’m out to show that you can find awesome clothes and personal style with clothing, shoes, and accessories purchased within your budget.
As you might know, each outfit on this blog features at least one (if not, many many more) clothing item or accessory that can be found at Target, but I also feature and link to other affordable items (usually I try to stay under $75 with my links). As former Vogue editor-in-chief Edna Woolman Chase said, “Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.”
So all of that said, I solemnly swear
that I am up to no good (here’s looking at you Harry Potter fans) that Style On Target will strive to continue to be a place where you can find relatable style blogging (and no links to $150 t-shirts) and relatable life stories (like flinging ketchup on your non-$150 t-shirt or don’t zip up your ankle boots all the way – see above ;)). Pinky promise.
(And if you don’t think I am, then please, please, call me out on it!)
How do you guys feel about this? Any thoughts on this topic…good or bad? Is there anything you’d like to see more of in terms of this topic on this blog? Let me know in the comments or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). I’d love to hear them!
- On Target item: Mossimo Ultrasoft Sweater (exact)
- Lip Color: Revlon (exact – in Candy Apple)
- Scarf: unknown (similar)
- Coat: Old Navy (similar)
- Nail Color: “Rhapsody Red” (exact)
- Purse: Merona, Target (super similar)
- Skirt: Loft (similar)
- Tights: Merona, Target (exact)
- Boots: Nordstrom (similar)