So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye

Loft palm leaf skirt + black Target tee + black vintage coach purse + red orange wedges; easy summer outfit | Style On Target

There’s a sad sort of clanging / From the clock in the hall / And the bells in the steeple too
And up in the nursery, an absurd little bird / Is popping out to say “cuck-coo”
Regretfully he tell us / But firmly he compel us / To say goodbye / To you…

Dear friends, family, readers, fellow bloggers, and fans of red/blue colored outfits, dad jokes, and great budget-friendly Target finds,

Oh man, you guys, starting a blog post off with some heavy Sound of Music lyrics…can’t be good, right? This post has been a bit hard to write, but necessary too (and probably a long-time coming). So after that musical introduction to soften your hearts, let’s get into, shall we?

Style On Target’s time as a blog is coming to a close after nearly 4 years of posts. What started out as creative outlet turned into that and so so SO much more (journal, website skills, daily vent sessions, style development, and most importantly, friendship developer), and I have all of you to thank for that.

Thanks to anyone (and everyone) who has read a blog post, left me a comment or note (I read them all even though I rarely respond), asked a question, showered my outfit/style/me with compliments, or made a suggestion. I’ve learned so much from you all, and I can’t thank you enough for your time/attention/screen space for the last 4 years.

The good news is that you can’t get rid of me that easily. I’m not giving up my Instagram account (here), which I know is not the same, but it will be as close as I can get AND keep my sanity. I am planning on posting some of my daily outfits, great Target pieces, What I Wish I Wore style posts, other things/events that I’m up to, and most importantly, pictures of my dog Cooper. Plus, I occasionally throw in a few dad jokes too, so you can get your fix there. So you won’t miss out on much, and if you’re still interested in what you saw here on the blog, it will all be there (here)…just in a square format. So follow along if you’d like!

I can’t say that this is goodbye forever, because who knows what the future will hold, but I can say that I’ve enjoyed the ride immensely.

So long, farewell / Auf wiedersehen, adieu / Adieu, adieu / To yieu and yieu and yieu


  • Karen

    Nooooo! I didn’t see that coming :( I wish you well and will keep following you on Instagram. You’re my favorite blogger and you’ll be missed!

  • crystal timbrook

    This makes me so so so so sad. Definitely didn’t see this coming! I will miss your real style!

  • katiechapman

    Oh man….I thought you were doing a post to say goodbye to the Merona line…LOL!!! Wow, I am pretty bummed to hear this. I read every day and although I rarely if ever comment I often buy your recommendations, especially on 10 things Tuesday. Thanks for the style inspiration these past 4 years and I will definitely be following you over on Instagram. Auf Weidersehen from another Katie!

  • Lora

    I was on the same page as katiechapman; I too thought this was a farewell Merona post. I wish you all the best, girl!

  • Lois

    I’ll definitely miss your blog! I loved all your outfits, but guess I’ll see them on instagram. Best of luck!

  • Kaci

    Sorry to see you go, but I’m glad you’ll still be on Instagram! Your blog was my gateway into fashion blogging back in 2014, and I’ve enjoyed your relatable style posts for three years. Plus it was awesome to have a fellow Indy resident’s blog to follow!

  • So sad, your blog is one of the few I check out regularly. Thanks for the style inspiration… where will I get my blue/red and polka dot fix now? 😀

  • I’m a somewhat new reader in the last year. I have really enjoyed your posts and love your style and humor. I’ll continue to follow on Instagram and get my blue & red fix from you. Best wishes, I will miss your blog!

  • I’m so sad to see you stop blogging! I don’t really scroll through Instagram much so will really miss your posts.

  • Lee4

    Oh, I’m sorry to hear this! I’ve enjoyed your blog so much and read it every day. Ten Things Tuesday was probably my favorite! Best of luck to you & thanks for the style ideas & humor you’ve shared with us!

  • Sarah

    Sorry to see you go. I have been checking in daily for quite a while and have enjoyed your blog. I wish you well, and all the navy and red, stripes and gingham! See you on the gram. =)

  • Sharon

    Nooooo! I’ll miss reading your upbeat posts everyday! Best of luck with everything you do in the future! :)

  • Caitlin

    Ah, I’ll miss Style on Target! But I understand wanting to maintain your sanity as well, so doing whatever’s best for that is paramount. Best of luck for the future!

  • I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye…gooooooddbyyyyyyeee. And Sound of Music lyrics are the only thing that can soften this blow – sad to see you ending this fun space that I have always loved following, but you can’t lose me on Instagram :) Been so fun finding you as a fellow Midwestern stripe-loving blog buddy. Yay for creative fun that turns into so much more.

  • Caroline Chrisco

    I have enjoyed your blog and will follow you over to instagram!!

  • rose102

    Oh I’ll miss your blog for sure, one of the few that I read daily! Especially loved your Tuesdays posts.
    Good luck!

  • L Gonser

    Well….bummer….you will be missed. I’m not a big IG user…so guess this is the end of the road. Enjoyed your posts so much. Wish you the best.

  • OMG I somehow missed this post until just now and I’m sooooooooooooooo sad. :( Dago was singing at me and I frowned and he thought it was him but it’s that your beautiful face and outfits won’t be on my computer screen every day anymore! I’m so glad that blogging brought us together and that we even got to meet in person. I’m glad you’re not leaving the Internet altogether and that I’ll still be able to catch your #content on da ‘gram. Though, if you decide to come back to the blog, I’ll still be here readin’, pinnin’, and commentin’! <3

  • Karla

    You will be missed, Katie! Thanks for all your styling tips and suggestions these last few years. I’ll be following you in IG for sure. Definitely need to see how you style that cool suede moto jacket you recently got from the nsale!