Dress-ed Up Plaid

blue green plaid J.Crew vest + gray sweater dress Loft + black tights + black chelsea boots J.Crew; casual winter outfit | Style On Target blogblue green plaid J.Crew vest + gray sweater dress Loft + black tights + black chelsea boots J.Crew; casual winter outfit | Style On Target blogblue green plaid J.Crew vest + gray sweater dress Loft + black tights + black chelsea boots J.Crew; casual winter outfit | Style On Target blogblue green plaid J.Crew vest + gray sweater dress Loft + black tights + black chelsea boots J.Crew; casual winter outfit | Style On Target blogblue green plaid J.Crew vest + gray sweater dress Loft + black tights + black chelsea boots J.Crew; casual winter outfit | Style On Target blogblue green plaid J.Crew vest + gray sweater dress Loft + black tights + black chelsea boots J.Crew; casual winter outfit | Style On Target blogblue green plaid J.Crew vest + gray sweater dress Loft + black tights + black chelsea boots J.Crew; casual winter outfit | Style On Target blogblue green plaid J.Crew vest + gray sweater dress Loft + black tights + black chelsea boots J.Crew; casual winter outfit | Style On Target blogblue green plaid J.Crew vest + gray sweater dress Loft + black tights + black chelsea boots J.Crew; casual winter outfit | Style On Target blog

I’m soooo over winter. 

I’m sick of putting on snow boots and sleeping bag coats (cough puffer coats cough), remembering where I put my gloves, smashing my hair into a pom-pom hat (though I have a very cute collection going on), scraping ice/snow off my windows, and trying not to slip and fall on my way into work or the grocery store.

So please, please, please, Mother Nature (or that infamous groundhog whoever is really responsbile)! Bring on spring with its mild days, bounty of tulips, and sunshine.

But until then, you’ll find me over here in tights and sweaters (included this old sweater dress from Loft) and ankle boots….and likely buried under a mountain of fleece blankets.

———-

Mad for Buffalo Plaid

black white stripe dress + black vest + black tassel crossbody purse + black and red buffalo plaid scarf | Style On Target blogblack white stripe dress + black vest + black tassel crossbody purse + black and red buffalo plaid scarf |Style On Target blogblack white stripe dress + black vest + black tassel crossbody purse + black and red buffalo plaid scarf | Style On Target blogblack white stripe dress + black vest + black tassel crossbody purse + black and red buffalo plaid scarf | Style On Target blogblack white stripe dress + black vest + black tassel crossbody purse + black and red buffalo plaid scarf | Style On Target blogblack and white stripe dress + black vest + black tassel crossbody purse + black and red buffalo plaid scarf | Style On Target blogblack white stripe dress + black vest + black tassel crossbody purse + black and red buffalo plaid scarf | Style On Target blogblack white stripe dress + black vest + black tassel crossbody purse + black and red buffalo plaid scarf | Style On Target blog

Today’s fun highlights:

  • Only two things for you today…
  • Yay for it being Friday and a half day and a week before Christmas and Star Wars release day (nerd alert)!
  • Today is also a big day for my immediate family. My baby brother launched his indie video game, Astroneer (here), today, and I’m so PROUD of him! This has been a long, long time coming, and he and his team have put so much time and effort into it! If you or anyone you know are a fan of space or exploration-style games (like Minecraft), check out this cool new game (for PC or X-Box)! The perfect Christmas present, I think (though I am 100% biased)! So proud of you, R!

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

———-

Turkey Coma + Teddy Bear Vests

black sweater + fleece fur vest + jeans + leopard print loafers | Style On Target blogblack sweater + fleece fur vest + jeans + leopard print loafers | Style On Target blogblack sweater + fleece fur vest + jeans + leopard print loafers | Style On Target blogblack sweater + fleece fur vest + jeans + leopard print loafers | Style On Target blogblack sweater + fleece fur vest + jeans + leopard print loafers | Style On Target blogblack sweater + fleece fur vest + jeans + leopard print loafers | Style On Target blogblack sweater + fleece fur vest + jeans + leopard print loafers | Style On Target blogblack sweater + fleece fur vest + jeans + leopard print loafers | Style On Target blog

Today’s fun highlights:

  • I don’t know about you guys, but I’m beyond stuffed today after eating too much and watching a ton of football with my family. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!
  • We also ran in our local pre-Thanksgiving charity run (the Drumstick Dash) yesterday morning before heading to my parents, and it was the most perfect weather for a fun run with proceeds going to one of my favorite local organizations! The Husband and I have had a 4-year strong tradition of alternating between this race and volunteering to pack Thanksgiving meals for individuals in need. Perfect way to start the day of thanks!
  • And since it is now the Day After Thanksgiving, I’ll be taking frequent breaks from my schedule of walking (off all those mashed potatoes) and napping to enjoy some online shopping! Is anyone braving the crowds today? Godspeed, and you are seriously braver than me! I’ve been one or two times, and I’m too impatient that I can barely manage the parking lot!

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

———-

Prague Travel Diary

red and white stripe tee + J.Crew Factory puffer vest + color block blanket scarf + black superga sneakers | Style On Target blog

Our last (and favorite) stop of our European trip was the city of Prague in the Czech Republic. This is the furthest we have ever been away from home, but it felt like the most home-like of all the cities. It could be that we stayed in an Airbnb that was very nice and felt like we had an apartment in the heart of the city. We loved our three full days there, learning more about a country and city that we didn’t have a lot of knowledge about and experiencing a culture that we had never been introduced to!

Prague, you’re a gem! Never change…except for maybe those cold temperatures…maybe we can talk about that! ;)

Prague Travel Diaryred and white stripe tee + J.Crew Factory puffer vest + color block blanket scarf + black superga sneakers | Style On Target blogred and white stripe tee + J.Crew Factory puffer vest + color block blanket scarf + black superga sneakers | Style On Target blogPrague Travel Diary

Top Ten Things to Do in Prague (in the order we did them):

  1. Drink a Liter (of Beer) – Prague loooooves their beer (or pivo as they call it). Our guidebook said that the restaurants might even bring you a liter of beer before you even order anything (even water)! We never experienced this, but did experience tons and tons of beer. The Husband approves…while I enjoyed some alcoholic cider (which they always serve with ice cubes…and I didn’t mind at all)!
  2. Walk Along Charles Bridge – We did this during the day and at night for very different experiences. It’s one of the most iconic, most beautiful spots in Prague. It’s lined with 30 statues and offers some of the best views of the Vltava River. A must see!
  3. Taste a Trdelník – Essentially an elephant ear cooked over an open fire! But since you’re eating it in a foreign country, it’s exotic and beyond delicious! ;) I prefer them plain, but you can dress them up with chocolate or apple pie filling or ice cream (or all three if you want).
  4. Meander Your Way Through Old and New Quarters – Rick Steves is our go-to guy for all of our European trips, and he has a great walking guide for all of Prague, but especially these two quarters. We got to see famous churches, an ancient astrological clock (way ahead of its time…pun intended), historical sites and buildings, and hidden shops and restaurants. When in doubt, Rick Steves should be your first choice while in Europe! Also, we stumbled upon the cutest pancake cafe, Den Noc (that turns into a wine bar at night), for brunch, and I had the best pancakes of my life. They were peanut butter and jelly flavored…and they might be worth the flight to Prague alone!
  5. Bus It Up to Prague Castle – And then hike back down. The entrance fee and line were definitely worth it for this one! Prague Castle is roughly the size of seven football fields and is the largest ancient castle in the world. The complex includes gardens, palaces/royal residences, churches, etc. You could spend the whole day just touring St. Vitus Cathedral, but make sure to leave some time for the great views of Prague City on your way out of the castle.
  6. Eat a Traditional Czech Meal – Goulash (but not like we have here in America), schnitzel, dumplings, bratwursts, and hearty stews. Prague has them all, and they are all warm and comforting. Pair them with a beer/pivo, and you’ll be full enough to fuel yourself for all the walking you’ll do around the city!
  7. Take In the View From Petrin Hill – We didn’t quite make it up here, but I heard the view is beautiful. We instead took the view in from the Strahov Monastic Brewery, because you can see the city, Prague City, and the Eiffel Tower-like structure on the top of Petrin Hill. Oh, and The Husband got to enjoy the monks’ brewed beer. But either way, be sure to get out of the city to see how pretty the city actually is!
  8. Appreciate the History – Prague has been through a lot (and under a lot of different ruling bodies), which I didn’t know before being actually in the city and reading up on its history. Until 1989 (within my lifetime, folks!), Prague was still under Communist rule! It’s nice to know the history of a place (without have to memorize dates and people) to appreciate what it’s been through and where it plans to go.
  9. Walk Through the Jewish Quarter – The Jewish Quarter in Prague is one of the best preserved of nearly all the European Jewish quarters despite going through significant hardship. It features six synagogues, a Jewish Town Hall, a cemetery, and a lengthy and tragic history all to itself. Persecution of the Jewish people here, unfortunately, started as early as the 11th century and continued up to the end of the World War II. Today, this area is a testament to the lives lost here (and elsewhere) and to the culture and perseverance that remains. It’s a sombering spot to visit, but nonetheless, very very very important.
  10. See the Dancing House – This building, you guys (see it below on the right)! It was designed by the famous Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry and Czach architect Vlado Milunić and was originally referred to as Fred and Ginger (after the American dancing pair). It’s the cutest building ever and worth the 15 minute walk to it, since it is outside the main part of the city. A cutesy end to a very memorable trip!

Prague Travel DiaryPrague Travel Diaryred and white stripe tee + J.Crew Factory puffer vest + color block blanket scarf + black superga sneakers | Style On Target blogred and white stripe tee + J.Crew Factory puffer vest + color block blanket scarf + black superga sneakers | Style On Target blogred and white stripe tee + J.Crew Factory puffer vest + color block blanket scarf + black superga sneakers | Style On Target blogPrague Travel Diary

And that’s a wrap on our 2016 European travels! I hope you guys enjoy these travel diary posts. Lord knows that they ALWAYS get me itching to pack my suitcase and book another plane ticket!

Luckily, The Husband and I are lucky enough to have some good travels plans in 2017, so there will be more to come then! :)

———-

Style Soulmates, Vol. 6

plaid flannel shirt + j.crew factory vest + loft red skirt; casual fall outfit | Style On Target blogplaid flannel shirt + j.crew factory vest + loft red skirt; casual fall outfit | Style On Target blogplaid flannel shirt + j.crew factory vest + loft red skirt; casual fall outfit | Style On Target blogplaid flannel shirt + j.crew factory vest + loft red skirt; casual fall outfit | Style On Target blogplaid flannel shirt + j.crew factory vest + loft red skirt; casual fall outfit | Style On Target blogplaid flannel shirt + j.crew factory vest + loft red skirt; casual fall outfit | Style On Target blogplaid flannel shirt + j.crew factory vest + loft red skirt; casual fall outfit | Style On Target blogplaid flannel shirt + j.crew factory vest + loft red skirt; casual fall outfit | Style On Target blog

Another month, another style soulmates post! This time featuring a look from Carly from College Prepster!

When this photo came up again and again on my Pinterest feed, I just knew I had to copy it, plus I had all the right sartorial “ingredients”! ;) Everything about this outfit just screams fall! And I just love how the rich red looks with the navy vest, and they’re both tied together with the subtle colors of this flannel shirt.

Speaking of flannel shirts, I HIGHLY recommend this one from Uniqlo. Perfect for outdoor activities or snuggled up inside on your couch (as one does). Oh, and it is super soft, which is really what you’re after in a flannel shirt…softness and warmth! Flannel plaid shirts, the underdog of fall fashion.

So thanks to them (and Carly) for making this outfit happen!

ps. Yes, my skirt is short. No, I’m not apologizing! ;)

———-

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 11 |