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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New Orleans Classics

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Guys, I’m the worst style blogger ever. I took ONE (count it…one) set of outfit photos while I was on vacation…and these are it (taken with iPhones so the quality isn’t the best either)! #bloggerfail

However, there are a few pairings that are more classic than a trench coat, ballet flats, and stripes combination, but one such pairing might be New Orleans, Cafe du Monde, and beignets. Yum!

I was honestly looking forward to the food in New Orleans the most, and the city did not disappoint! Beignets, cafe au laits, plates of seafood etouffee, and bowls of gumbo (not to mention a hurricane drink or two ;)). Can’t wait to go back sometime in the future and enjoy them all again!

I’ll try to share some outfit pairings that I wore/would have photographed on the cruise/in Mexico tomorrow, along with some other vacation photos!

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Fall Capsule #1: Target, Target, Target

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This list + this list = my entire thoughts about Target. I found myself “yupping” the entire way through both of them. So I thought I’d share them with you all, my fellow addicts and friends.

Some special highlights?

“You’ve come up with things to purchase JUST to go to Target.”

“You always try to take more than six items into the dressing room and rarely ever succeed.”

“And you’ve been looking through the clothing section only to realize that you’re literally wearing all Target clothes.”

Whoopsies.

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Outfit 28

  • On Target item: Merona Plaid Pencil Skirt (exact)
  • Chambray Shirt: Old Navy (exact)
  • Necklace: Target (Winter 2013; similar styles here)
  • Trench: MICHAEL Michael Kors (scored recently at Nordstron Rack for under $100; exact)
  • Purse: Target (exact – reverses to gray!)
  • Heels: Merona, Target (exact)

Fall Capsule #1: Graphic Sweater

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • Day Off Of Work!
  • Traveling to Grand Rapids tonight to attend my very first blogging event! So excited! I made blogging business cards, because I’m a nerd.
  • This sweater is the softest thing in the world. I never want to take it off.
  • These boots = perfection (Loft did not pay me to say that, but I wish they would!)
  • Still going strong on the no clothing/shoe shopping during the fall capsule challenge. However, I have definitely been slowly decreasing my bank account with some outerwear/accessory purchases. Loop holes, my friends!
  • 15 outfits down. 59 to go! I’m actually loving the challenge, and it hasn’t even been challenging yet!
Today’s not-so-fun highlights:
  • Missing The Husband and The Puppy this weekend!
  • Going through keepsake boxes at my parents’ home…sooo many great memories…so much stuff!

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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Outfit 15

  • On Target item: Mossimo Graphic Sweater (exact; solid colors – I want them all!)
  • Purse: Madewell (exact)
  • Trench: MICHAEL Michael Kors (scored recently at Nordstron Rack for under $100; exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Ankle Boots: Loft (exact)