This One or That One?, Vol. 1

Guys, I need help! I went in to Target Saturday looking for a black, drapey, and long cardigan and found these two. I like them both, but am not sure I can rock the long cardigan look – though I am a sucker for all things cardigans.

Above are the lovely dressing room photos I took. Does either one look good? Option 1 (left photo) or Option 2 (right phot0)? Option 1 has faux-leather panels where the sleeves meet the shoulders and is super chunky and warm, and Option 2 is thinner with subtle striping.

What do you think? 1…2…or neither?

Target Review: C9 by Champion Softshell Jacket

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Another new blog feature (the whole blog is new, which means I need new ideas?) will be reviews of “foundation/essential” pieces. These, in a sense, will be your investment pieces (though they don’t have to be at investment prices) as opposed to your trend pieces. So staples versus fads?

First up on the docket for a Style on Target Review is this black softshell jacket from C9 by Champion. I had been wanting a fall/spring weight jacket that was longer in length and was made of the softshell material. Oh, and it HAD to have a hood. I was willing to spend around $100 for it, since I knew I would be wearing it a ton. I looked all over – online and in-stores – and couldn’t ever find what I was looking for. I just happened to be in Target and stumbled upon the beaut in the athletic/C9 by Champion section. I couldn’t try it on fast enough.

It was EVERYTHING that I was looking for, so I took it home…for 50 BUCKS! Score me.

I’ve worn it pretty much nonstop since then, and I am trying to sneak a few more wears out of it, before the weather turns on me. Check it out online at the above link or in store!

Pros—-

  • Hood (hugely necessary for me, as I hate being rained on, but also hate carrying an umbrella)
  • Warm enough for both winter and spring (lined and I got it big enough to wear another thin jacket underneath if need be)
  • Exterior zip pockets (perfect for keeping stuff in)
  • Double zipper (allows for zipping up and parting bottom for walking)
  • Softshell fabric (thick and wind/water resistant)
  • Sleeves are cut at an angle, which is a cool feature
  • Paneling on jacket gives a slim look
  • Color choices (comes in this black, light gray, purple, charcoal, and teal – so pretty and I almost got this color)
  • Price

Cons—-

  • Honestly none at this time!

Casual Weekend

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This is one of the few weekends in November and January that the Fiance and I are traveling, so I am excited for a chill and easy weekend, especially since I seem to have caught a cold and might need some couch time to recover. I made the Fiance take me out for pancakes this morning at The Original Pancake House, and we shared some pancakes (his: banana and hers: bacon) and downed some coffee. He’s off to a nerd card tournament, and I am going thrift shopping with my best friend, B.

This outfit works well for both pancakes and shopping, and it will keep me warm, as the temperatures are dropping here in Indiana.

Cheers to a great weekend!

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  • On Target item: Merona Sweater (recent)
  • Necklace: thrifted
  • Green jeans: Walmart!
  • Ankle boots: Old Navy (recent)

What I Wish I Wore, Vol. 1

Black and Gray

So a feature that I am going to run on Wednesdays (possibly along with a daily outfit post) is called “What I Wish I Wore Wednesday.” I’ll be piecing together an outfit on Polyvore (which I have never used before blogging, but I really like it) with all Target items to show you what I wish I was wearing and just how easy it is too look cute on a budget. My obsession with Target will never end… I posted this one on a Saturday, because I am having too much fun.

Houndstooth is a huge trend this fall/winter, and I really like how this sweater is in a traditional pattern, but in a non-traditional color scheme (gray and white vs. the standard black and white). I own a pair of shoes from Target like these (cough in three different colors cough), and they are a common work wear item for me. The skirt provides a pop of color from the cobalt shade and looks to be super comfy. I think the necklace would nicely tie it all  together and give it some pizzazz.

What do you think? Would you wear this? 

Blazer This, Blazer That

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These Target blazers are out of control. The fit and style is exactly like more expensive versions (mainly J. Crew), and the price just can’t be beat. All of mine were bought either on sale during a weekly ad sale (or the 20% off promos online) or using the Cartwheel app. They fit me so well that I have bought a total of seven of them and have the polka dot version coming to me for Christmas  — courtesy of the Fiance who was forced to go to Target with me and buy the last one in my size. Fate, my friends, fate.

I just think a blazer smartens up any outfit and instantly makes you look more put together. That is a-okay in my book.

Plus, this is probably the only “pink” (I call it coral) shirt you will ever see me in. So there’s that?

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  • On Target item: Merona Blazer, (in store and online)
  • Shirt: thrifted
  • Black jeans: Denizen, Target (recent, tall and short styles online too!)
  • Boots: Tahari, Macys (old)