I’m Bringing Fair Isle Back

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I don’t know about you guys, but I am not a big fan of not being on Thanksgiving break anymore. Big fan of this outfit, though. I’m continuing to skirt the dress code at work, because these “pants” are actual black jeans (though they don’t really feel like denim material), and we’re back to business casual after a week of being on jeans week. However, I think they look like dress pants if you aren’t paying attention. So I’m going to run with it until I get caught! Don’t tell anyone (wink)! The pumps help “business” it up too.

This sweater is so comfy, and I pretty pumped that I bought the similar one in light blue. Like it so much, I bought it twice. I’m one of those girls. Fair isle sweaters are a big trend this year, and I am so glad. I love over the top sweaters (sign me up for your Ugly Christmas Sweater party), and these are a good, normal way to wear some crazy-ish prints. Expect to see this one and its blue cousin a few times this season!

I topped it off with my new necklace seen in this morning’s weekend Target Haul post. Almost all Target today! What a great commitment to this blog’s mission.

ps. Please ignore my squinty eyes. It was a weird combination of overcast and bright outside when The Fiance took these pictures. You’re here for the outfit anyways, right? Not my glamorous eyes!

pps. Target is having a Cyber Monday sale right now, where it is “Buy One, Get one 60% Off.” I would take advantage of this, but I am banning myself from shopping for clothing items until Christmas (12/25). Ahh!

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  • On Target item: Mossimo Supply Sweater, (online and in stores!)
  • Black jeans: Denizen, Target (online – talls and shorts – and in stores)
  • Necklace: Target (in stores currently)
  • Shoes: TJMaxx

Target Haul, Vol. 4

DSC02371*Another feature that I am going to start on the blog is Target Hauls. Basically, I love to read when other people go and buy stuff, so I thought some of you might be interested to see the latest and greatest finds that I have gotten from Target.

So Black Friday has come and gone, and I actually ended up not spending as much as I thought I would! I went to Target and Old Navy on Friday, but ended up just trying on a few items at Old Navy and running out of there. Too many people in line to wait to pay for a sweater! So then I jetted over to Target, which was busy, but not ridiculous. The sweaters were pretty much cleared out (since they were 40% off), but I did end up finding this polka dot one and am in love with it. I also scored the long tassel necklace on that trip.

The Fiance and I went back out to Target around 7:00pm on Friday to see if we could find some DVDs that his brother wants for Christmas. We did, and I managed to add this amazing collar necklace to our basket. Win-win! I’m looking forward to styling it on the blog, and as The Fiance said, “I’ve never seen anything like it before!” He’s so hip. Hah! I also did an online order for two dresses (since they were 40% online) and will definitely do another haul post once they are delivered.

I ended up going back to Old Navy on Saturday morning and buying the sweater for 40% off versus the 50% on Friday. Worth it! It’s a girls dept. sweater…with horses on it. Yes, I’m five. No, I’m never going to stop buying animal print items.

What did everyone else end up with during the Black Friday sales? Let me know in the comments!

Tutorial: How to Tie the Loop Knot

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As promised, here is the tutorial for how I tied the scarf in my last post. So easy, and no idea if this is even an original idea. Here we go!

  1. Throw one scarf end over your left shoulder and then the other end over your right shoulder so it looks like this.
  2. Bring each end over the opposite shoulder that it was thrown over, so that it crosses in the back and end up laying on your chest.
  3. Fix the neck loop to how low or high you want it to be and then start tying the ends together (basically in knots).
  4. Continue to tie in knots until there is nothing further to tie. Tuck the dangling strings/ends into the knots (or leave them hanging if you like that look).

There you have it! The Loop Knot scarf look. I think it can be done with any scarf really and gives it a different bit of interest. Let me know if you end up trying this out at home.

The Keys to Thanksgiving

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This is what I wore for our Thanksgiving feast with The Fiance’s family this past Thursday. I figured a sweater and scarf were appropriate for a family gathering, and the graphic of the various keys on the sweater kept it fun. These jeans may seem like skinny jeans, but they have tons of stretch in them, which makes them perfect for Thanksgiving. More room = more food = more desserts. That’s one of my many life mottos.

I’m putting up a post today that shows how I tied this scarf. I’ve never tied a scarf like this before, but liked the look, so I figured I would pass it on.

And holy cats, now it is December. I feel like November flew by. Now I have to find time to wrap the rest of the presents we have, purchase the ones that haven’t been bought, and drink plenty of hot chocolate before Christmas! I think I got this.

p.s. Check out that windblown hair in the first photo. Thanks, Indiana weather, thanks.

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  • On Target item: Merona sweater (exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Scarf: London street market
  • Boots: Macys, old

In Review: November 2013

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As November comes to a close, I want to take a look back on all the cool things that happened to me this month. I went through my instagram posts (through my personal account and the Style On Target account). Seems to be heavy on warm drinks, sweaters/warm wear, fall leaves, and good eats, all of which are fine in my book.

  1. Target Review of this C9 Softshell Jacket
  2. At-home brunch of scrambled eggs and red velvet pancakes
  3. Fall sunset while riding in the car
  4. Perfection = winter sweaters from Target and red winter cups from Starbucks
  5. Fall forests in Brown County, Indiana
  6. Compliments from my Target coffee cup
  7. World record-setter Cooper – my dog – has successfully curled himself up into the tiniest ball of fur ever
  8. Bacon pancakes from The Original Pancake house
  9. Casual weekend wear on the blog

December is coming and I am ready for the holiday parties and family time and traditions. I hope you enjoyed your November!