What to Pack: Texas in the Winter

Another trip, another packing guide for you guys! This time…what to pack for the great state of Texas…in the winter time (though to be honest, we had weather mostly in the 70-80 degrees).

In case you’ve missed prior ones, feel free to click through the archives below to find some packing ideas/inspiration!

What To Pack: Hawaii Edition – What to Pack: Cruise Edition – What to Pack: Europe Edition (2015) 
What to Pack: Florida – What to Pack: Europe Edition (2016)

what to pack for texas, winter edition | Style On Target blog

Full disclosure: there are of a lot of other style bloggers who do “What to Pack” guides. Only they’re normally they’re checking a bag…and I don’t/didn’t.

This might have been the most simple of all my packing guides, but it was also one of the easiest to utilize. I knew what I wanted to wear every day and had a ton basics to utilize. I sometimes wish I was one of those bloggers who thinks of travel “theme” outfits, but I’m definitely not. I like to explore and squeeze in as much adventure as I can while traveling, so my favorite pieces and versatile basics are always what I build my suitcase around.

Plus, I’m notorious for forgetting to take outfit photos while on vacation (guilty AGAIN), so why waste that valuable carry-on space for something you won’t wear again? I guarantee that all these items can fit into a regulation sized carry-on suitcase, your personal item (use a backpack/tote and put your purse inside it along with your in-flight entertainment items), and what you end up wearing on the plane.

Super great right? Feel free to send me the $20-50 you save on checked bag fees. ;)

  • Black Tee: Casual and cool and works with everything (jeans, patterned shorts/skirts, etc.). Enough said! 
  • Gray Tee: Equally casual and cool.
  • Stripe Tee: You know I love me some stripes and definitely can’t last six days without them. Wear it with….everything.
  • Patterned Tee: Perfect for days when you don’t want to wear solid colors.
  • Jeans: I would wear these onto the plane (takes up less room that way!). You choose the rinse and wear them with everything, duh! ;)
  • Black Dress: I almost embarrassed to admit how much I wore this on this trip. We were only there for 6 full days, so I’ll let you wager your own guesses as to how much I wore this bad boy.
  • Print Shorts: Because you got to have a little print in your life to keep it interesting!
  • Denim Skirt: When you can go bare legged in February, you do.
  • Stripe Dress: Because more stripes is never an issue.
  • Cardigan/Blazer: I wore my new favorite cardigan-blazer on the plane and after the sun went down, and it was so cozy and comfy. Plus, I got a billion compliments. #win
  • Jean Jacket: A great light layer piece…ideal when the temperatures drop at night or the air-conditioning is blasting. 
  • Flat Sandals: When it’s practically summer weather, you wear sandals. And you wear flat ones, because you’re walking around all-day and don’t have a personal driver, because you’re not a Kardashian. ;)
  • Crossbody Purse: Hands-free traveling is the best kind. This purse looks super roomy and is affordable! It easily holds a wallet, tickets, sunglasses, camera, and a small bottle of water, which is exactly what I need it to hold and no more!
  • Ballet Flats: Bring your most comfy flats, because if you’re sightseeing, you’re going to be on your feet.

So that’s it for my “winter” in Texas packing guide. Obviously, you’ll need accessories, undergarments, toiletries, books/magazines/Kindles/iPads, etc., but that’s more specific to each person!

Is there anything you would add or subtract from my list?

3 Ways to Wear: The Polka Dot Blouse

3 ways polka dot blouse | Style On Target

This time around in this 3 Ways to Wear series, I’m trying to see if I can justify purchasing this awesome black and white polka dot blouse from Uniqlo.

And the answer is…yes, yes I can.

1.) Because I can nearly ALWAYS justify a new clothing purchase (it’s one of my many, many talents).

2.) But especially one that is neutral and can easily make the jump from work to weekend to weekend nights!

I honestly had another 3 ideas on how to wear this shirt, but I limited it to these three. So you better believe I hit the checkout button this shirt, and we’ll see how it fits when it arrives!

Ready, set, remix!

3 ways polka dot blouse work | Style On TargetOutfit 1:

3 ways weekend polka dot blouse | Style On TargetOutfit 2:

3 ways night polka dot blouse | Style On TargetOutfit 3:

Sugarfix by BaubleBar for Target

sugarfix by baublebar for target | Style On Target blog

Let’s just confirm it here and now…Target has been killing it in the collaboration department lately. And they’re not slowing down anytime soon, especially with the latest rollout. Drumroll, please.

SugarFix by BaubleBar!

I mean look at those gems and baubles below! Statement jewelry pieces for a sweet, sweet price (pun intended). And in case you don’t regularly stalk the jewelry section at Target like I do (what can I say…I’m very dedicated to my blog research!), I’ve rounded up my favorite pieces below. Most are under $20, but all of them are definitely under $30!

And my absolutely-favorite-piece-that-I’m-sure-to-buy? That bold link necklace (first row on the right below) that comes in three different colors. Now to decide whether to get it in navy or berry?!

 

Red, Pink, and White For Valentine’s Day (or Night)

Red and White For Valentine's Day (or Night)

We’re just over two weeks away from the holiday that you either love or hate depending on your relationship status, how you feel about commercialized holidays, and whether you like chocolate or not! ;)

I’m pretty “meh” about Valentine’s Day as an adult (even though I love my valentine, aka The Husband, an TON!), but I do like an excuse to shower him with love and enjoy some street tacos together, which has now become our yearly tradition. Growing up, my parents always made the day special for me. One year my dad brought me a bouquet of flowers (so sweet), and another year, my mom bought me this giant, super soft zebra print blanket that I still have.

But really I just like an excuse to wear red and hearts (no pink for me though)! So to make sure that we’re all ready to don our hearted apparel in whatever activities we’re participating in this year (date night, Galentine’s Day parties, hanging out with your cat/dog on the couch… been there, done all of them!), I’ve rounded up some perfectly festive pieces for your Valentine’s Day (just click on the item you love)!

And in the loving spirit of the holiday, I’ve included pink items on Style On Target. Gasp. :)

ps. I’m also curious how you all feel about Valentine’s Day…love it or loath it? Let me know in the comments!

24 Things From Loft I Wish Were Hanging in My Closet Right Now

loft spring 2017

I’d like to give a special shoutout to the 55+ degree days that we had this weekend in the Midwest, since it was perfect for peaceful protests, puppy walks, and parties! Which leads me to believe that spring is coming. Spring is coming. Spring is coming!

And it is bringing with it a fresh batch of new arrivals that are perfectly perfect for my closet. Especially the new pieces from Loft! The Spring 2017 collection features a whole lot of red, white, and various shades of blues, which is always a-okay in my book!

So, magic closet fairies…feel free to leave some of the below pieces in my closet. Thanks in advance! ;)