February 2017 Budget

Hello budget my old friend…I’ve come to talk ABOUT you once again…(such a great song, shame she had to ruin it in her silly blog post)!

But yes, I’m officially back from vacation and ready to confess all my awesome February purchases. And get ready, because there are some great ones (I mean…look at that solid color scheme)! And yes, I probably went overboard this month, but that’s because all the retailers are putting out new SPRING merchandise AND had great President’s Day sales…and who saw that coming? Not me!

Check out February’s budget below to see the damage:

february budget 2017 | Style On Target blog

February 2017 Budget
+ Merona Blue Suede Block Heel Sandals (here – other colors available)
Merona Tan/Beige D’Orsay Flats (here)
+ J.Crew Yellow Crossbody Purse (here – comes in so many colors that I need to stop myself from getting another!)
+ J.Crew Tan Regent Blazer (here)
+ J.Crew Navy/White Polka Dot Tee (here)

Bonus Items:
+ Merona Black D’Orsay Flats (here – bought with gift card)
+ J.Crew Navy Sweater Blazer via Poshmark (exact item, but in gray and black)
+ J.Crew Gold Star Sweater via Poshmark

Still going strong (mostly) with this “five piece” budget. I feel like this month was more a cheat than ever (my “thrifted” items still had the tags on them, but were still marked down considerably), but I’m still counting it as a success.  Just a reminder, thrifted items do not count towards the budget and accessories (that aren’t shoes or purses) also don’t count.

I’m also continuing the bullet point summaries of each item, because I think that is the best way to discuss these beauties!

  1. These beautiful baby blue suede block heels from Target were definitely similar to a pair that was mighty trendy last year, and fingers crossed it will be back again….because I have plenty of outfits pinned and now I can join in on the fun! This style comes in four other colors from Target.com, so snag them up while you still can (I love the red ones, also)!
  2. These Merona beige d’orsay flats were an impulse buy, as I actually went in for the black ones (here) as seen in this ‘Gram (here). But I couldn’t decide between the two, and that’s what leftover Christmas gift cards are for…right?
  3. This yellow J.Crew crossbody purse was brought to you by a super sale, a rewards cash coupon, and best friend enabling. I loved my red one so much from last month (and I’ve worn it nonstop), and I wear blue so much that I knew the yellow one would be well loved in my closet. And now no more purses…for quite some time.
  4. This J.Crew tan Regent blazer. I ordered this, because Fran wears and raves about hers all the time, and I certainly love the way it looks on her (and me). I had some credits and a great coupon code, but I didn’t/don’t really need another blazer (though this one looks way better than my old Target blazers). I was honestly thisclose to sending this bad boy back. But then The Husband came upstairs while I was trying it on and actually loved it…and he HATES blazers. So, since this was obviously end of the world territory, I kept it!
  5. And lastly, BUY this navy polka dot J.Crew tee! It’s true to size. It’s classic AND quirky. And if you like this blog, you know that navy is good for you. Enough said!

And because I was continually obsessing over my gray J.Crew sweater blazer (here) and constantly getting compliment after compliment (seriously, a flight attendant on our flight from Austin stopped me to tell me she loved it), I bought another one off a Poshmark seller…this time in navy (which they apparently offered only last year in the fall)! Major score there, along with the sold out Tippi sweater in gold stars (here). Constantly Poshmark/eBay searching does pay off!

Things That Didn’t End Up Working
+ Literally nothing, I tried some work pants on at J.Crew that I didn’t love,  but everything this month just happened to work out!

Annnnnd as for March? I’ve got my eye on these gold wedge sandals (because I have to add to my collection from last year….favorite sandals ever) for sure. I did order this polka dot blouse that I raved about in this 3 Ways to Wear post, but it hasn’t arrived yet so we’ll see if I end up keeping it. What I really need to do is another closet cleanout and make a good list of things I want to add this spring!

How did you do this month on your budget? I’m linking up with Franish’s Budgeting Bloggers, and you should too!

Trench Coat Season

trench coat + Target stripe tee + Michael Kors purse + Loft jeans; Style On Target; spring casual outfit

Today’s fun highlights:

  • This might be an old photo (full post here – prepping outfit photos before a winter vacation is not one of my strong suits), but it is exactly what I am actually wearing today! Hard to believe that it is trench weather here in Indiana during the month of February!
  • We had a wonderful vacation to Texas! The weather was picture perfect, all the food we ate was delicious, and we got to see all of the sites we wanted to see (more to come in future travel diary posts)!
  • The highlight of the trip for me was seeing Nicole from Writes Like a Girl! I loved her online personality and presence (not to mention her wonderful writing), and if possible, she is even better in person! She’s also responsible for 90% of the amazing food locations we visited. So lovely to meet you, Nicole…and if you or Dago ever find yourselves in Indy, let us know! <3
  • This weekend, we’re celebrating some birthdays over here (my mom and my grandma) and doing some major cleaning up. We were hoping to do some outdoor activities, because we kept hearing how great the weather was in Indiana while we were gone, but it apparently has a taken a turn for the colder since we came back. Major bummer, y’all!

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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Five for Friday, Vol. 172 – 5 More Pairs of Target Shoes You Need

five for friday Target spring 2017 shoes

And because the five spots in last week’s Five For Friday post (here if you missed it) weren’t enough, I’m back with another five pairs of Target shoes that you need this spring.

Because you can never have enough shoes…or enough spring!

Pretty Please With a Cherry On Top

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I mean what other cherry pun was I going to use for the title of the first post featuring this fun cherry graphic print dress?

No, but seriously…do you know any others that I should use in the future? Submissions are being accepted. Dad jokes accepted here. ;)

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What I Wish I Wore, Vol. 172 – Scalloped Polka Dots

What I Wish I Wore, Vol. 172 - Scalloped Polka Dots | Style On Target blog

Truth be told, I probably AM wearing a similar outfit to this one today, as we explore Austin! Because a jean jacket is a suitcase staple no matter where I am traveling to and because polka dots are a pattern that I just can’t quit.

And because the more scallops on your feet, the more Austin street tacos you get to eat.

Or something like that. ;)