Fall Capsule #1: Basic

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Guys, I’m so “basic” (reference this list for more information). I found that list a few months back, and I nearly fit every single one of them (except, I’ve never watched a full episode of Friends or Gilmore Girls, shocking…I know). Specifically #4, 23, 32, 36, and 47. But most of all….#1. Oh my word, definitely #1.

You know what is also basic? This outfit. Which is a-okay with me. This whole challenge was about taking my style, developing it, and utilizing things in my closet that I would like to keep in there for a long time. I can definitely see myself wearing variations of this outfit for a long time to come.

Until Kate Middleton tells me not too…

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  • On Target item: Merona Red Crossbody Purse (old; similar 1, similar 2)
  • Gingham: J.Crew Factory (exact)
  • Vest: J.Crew Factory (exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Belt: Mossimo Supply Co., Target (exact)
  • Boots: Corso Como, Nordstrom (scored during their Labor Day week sale, but they’re now gone; similar)

Red, White, and Blue, and Leopard Too

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Welcome to Red, White, and Blue week here at Style On Target, where basically I just use this upcoming patriotic holiday as a chance to wear my favorite color combination on repeat.

I wore this look last week on Thursday, where we randomly had jeans at work, but it was way too hot, so I chose a skirt, which is now my summer default. I had originally thrifted this skirt last year to distress it and have a cool distressed skirt, but then realized that I’m not that cool and then probably couldn’t wear it to work. So it stayed fancy (or as fancy as a denim pencil skirt could be), and now I have this look.

Slightly preppy, slightly sassy, and slightly patriotic, which is exactly how I would describe my style on any given day. Win, win.

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Gingham and Fair Isle

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gingham and fair isle

gingham and fair isle

gingham and fair isle

gingham and fair isle

gingham and fair isle

gingham and fair isle

gingham and fair isle

So this weekend did not go according to my Friday post plans. We didn’t end up making the drive to Kentucky to see C (big thanks to Mother Nature and her snow/ice storm), and we were kind of forced to stay inside all day Sunday. I’m super not pumped about it (I was going to get cupcakes with C), but I tried to make the best of it. The Fiance and I did try to get some errands done and did get to try a new burger joint out in Indianapolis, which was delicious (BRU Burger, in case anyone ever comes to Indy!).

I wore the above combination of gingham and fair isle to stay warm over the weekend (before the snow hit, clearly). I’m not an expert of mixing patterns, but I seriously loved this combo. It is kind of a mashup of summer and winter patterns, since gingham tends to be light and breezy, while fair isle is sweaters and warm. I also loved how my green Target jacket (purchase inspired by blogger friend Sara) looks with bright red. Red and green tend to mesh well together (opposites on the color wheel), but it is so hard to make them NOT look like Christmas.

Did your weekend go according to plan? Let me know what you ended up doing in the comments, if you don’t mind!

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  • On Target item: Xhilaration Junior’s Anorak Jacket (super thick/heavy and super recommended…if you are on the fence about this, check out your clearance racks soon, mine was $20).
  • Sweater: Mossimo Supply Co., Target (Winter 2013; similar 1, similar 2, similar 3 – all on sale)
  • Gingham Buttondown: J.Crew (thrifted; black/white similar, blue/white similar)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact – tall and short styles online too!)
  • Ankle Boots: Old Navy (exact)

Copycat!, Vol. 1

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Outfit Inspiration from: The House of Shoes
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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!

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  • 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)

Borrowing From the Boys

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Here’s a secret. I sometimes buy dress shirts from the little boys department of Target (and other stores).

I can’t help it. They’re cheaper. They fit. They come in cool patterns/prints that are completely classic and don’t look overly masculine at all. Not masculine at all, especially when paired with a leopard heel and a fun pop of color with a belt. It is taking the whole masculine/feminine trend to a whole new level, and I like it.

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  • On Target item: Cherokee buttondown (from the boys department)
  • Belt: Merona, Target (old)
  • Pants: Gap
  • Shoes: Merona, Target (old)