Five for Friday, Vol. 6

*So a feature that I am going to run on Fridays (along with a daily outfit post) is called “Five for Friday.” I’ll be featuring five items from Target’s website that I am lusting after and feel could work wonders, if I had them in my daily wardrobe.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I ate too much dessert…story of my life. I’m off to look online for Black Friday deals, as I am too much of a wimp to battle the crowds. The five items I picked this week reflect the sweater sale that Target has been running all week. 40% off sweaters!

1. Merona bow cardigan (put a bow on it, and I’ll probably want it)
2. Merona colorblock sweater (like your classic cable knits, but cooler)
3. Merona Peter Pan cardigan (sweet with the Peter Pan collar and cool with the studs)
4. Merona open cardigan (love a good black/white graphic print and this one seems pretty swell)
5. Mossimo graphic sweater (love the mixing of patterns on this one)

Enjoy this sales and the family time during this weekend, and this sweater filled Five for Friday!

Thankful 2013


This year I am thankful for…

  • The Fiance who loves me through the ups and downs of our relationship, eats all the leftovers so I don’t have to, and gives the best hugs.
  • Parents who love me even though I am spending Thanksgiving with my “new” family.
  • A younger brother who lives the farthest away he has ever lived from me, but whom has never been a closer friend and confidant.
  • Friends who are there and present and who know how to make a fool of themselves.
  • A puppy who is healthy and very happy, especially when his favorite toy is being thrown for him.
  • Readers like you!
  • And a long list of other things that I could list for hours, because I am blessed!

Happy Thanksgiving all, to you and yours!

Target Haul, Vol. 3

DSC02341*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.

You guys, I think I might need an intervention. This is my third haul post this month, and trust me, I have been several other times and bought several other things prior to posting them on the blog. Maybe admitting this will help curb my spending? I highly doubt it. I’m thinking of doing a no-spend December. I might keep thinking. Hah!

Anyways, these bad boys were on sale (40% off sweaters going on at Target right now), and I couldn’t help myself. I love sweaters (the warmth, the feel, the look), and they’re so practical for me right now with winter coming up and my office building being an icebox 365 days out of the year.

  1. A few posts ago, I mentioned looking for a long black cardigan, since that would be a classic, practical staple. This black and white open cardigan is long…and so not a staple, but I love the fit and the newly discounted price, so I had to have it, while I wait to find the perfect long black cardi.
  2. This is the second fair isle style sweater I have bought from Target this year (also have this red one). There is no reason for this. I just love the style, and I like how classic this one is, but with this fun color combination.

What sweaters do you want from the 40% off sale? How do you stop yourself from wanting them all (asking for a friend…no, really)?

What I Wish I Wore, Vol. 2

Winter White
*So a feature that I am going to run on Wednesdays (instead of 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.

I obsess over this winter white jacket and these brown ankle boot wedges every time I am at Target. I am notorious for spilling things on myself (all the time), so a white jacket isn’t a good piece for me, but I do love the fit of this one and how crisp it looks. These boots have a 3 inch heel, so not ideal for me either (I’m 5’9″), but my friend from work has them, and they look J. Crew quality for much much less. I haven’t seen the dress or the earrings in store, but I love the color mixing in this one. Plus, who doesn’t need a bold polka dot tight? I know I do.

What do you think?  And happy (early) Thanksgiving to my readers!

Copycat!, Vol. 1

Outfit Inspiration from: The House of Shoes


I love Pinterest and have an unhealthy addiction to it. I find myself pinning and viewing pins for hours. Hours, guys. I find myself pinning a bunch of outfits combinations that I love, but I have a board of 289 pins currently! I need to start making this work for me. So, yet, another new feature for the blog: Copycat! I will try to recreate these stunning outfits using my closet, and each one will, per usual, utilize at least one item from Target. I’ll try to have one of these per week.

So check out my first attempt above for work today (jeans all week thanks to the holiday!). I changed the colors from black and white to blue and white to work with the items that I actually have. I think it turned out pretty well, though I am coveting her boots still!

Do you have a fashion Pinterest board, and if so, have you ever tried to replicate the outfits?

p.s. I really have to wear different shoes tomorrow. This is like 4 days in a row!


  • On Target item: Merona Sweatshirt (from Spring 2013)
  • Shirt: Cherokee, Target (boys dept., old)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target Jeans, (got mine in August, in stores)
  • Necklace: thrifted
  • Shoes: Old Navy (here)