On Trend: Hello Yellow

on trend: Hello Yellow; spring 2016 trend

Mustard, sunshine, marigold, lemon, daffodil, and canary.

All shades of beautiful and bright yellow! While I don’t think yellow is the easiest color to pull off…I still love it, because of that very reason!

Many people shy away from yellow, but it makes for such a great pop of color that it’s worth the risk! The Loft cardigan model shows you how to do it (get it, girl) by pairing it with neutrals, and it is always a safe bet to pair yellow with navy and most other blues! But don’t let me stop you there!

So let’s take a chance and let’s say “hello” yellow! Have a look at these yellow lovelies!

  1. Old Navy Yellow Print Cami Dress (so many other pretty prints too!)
  2. LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Rain Boots
  3. Xhilaration Yellow Crochet Top
  4. Merona Yellow Stripe Weekender Bag
  5. Merona Yellow Stripe Wallet and Merona Floral Print Wallet
  6. Sam & Libby Yellow Slide Sandals
  7. Merona Yellow Eyelet Ankle Pants (so cheerful!)
  8. Loft Yellow Signature Cardigan (this comes in so many colors now!)

Relatable Style Blogging

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So even though it’s the start of a new month and on top of that, a Monday…let’s get serious and talk about a goal of mine here on Style On Target that I’ve been thinking about for sometime. A goal not just for Mondays, not just for February, and definitely not just for 2016. Warning…this might be a little longer than a normal blog post, but I promise it’s good stuff.

I want to be relatable (and transparent, honest, funny, and a millionaire, among other things).

Umm, okaaaaaayyy, you might be thinking. Where is this stemming from? Well, two or three weeks ago, I was reading another style blogger’s post, and she linked to her favorite white tee.

“Oh my gosh,” I thought. “I need a white tee that isn’t paper thin and completely see-through! Let’s click on this link.”

The link took me to Nordstrom…and the t-shirt? $150. $150, guys!

Please raise your hand if you have $150 to spend on a t-shirt. Bueller…Bueller? Okay, so I see no hands. Jeans, sure. Nice winter coat, of course. High quality/designer leather purse, definitely (I’ve done it). But a t-shirt? It would have to launder itself for that price.

Full disclosure: That’s not to say that I don’t believe in investment pieces. Pieces you save up to buy and wear over and over again for years and years to come (for example: purses, shoes, and coats). Fran (one of my favorite honest and relatable bloggers) did a great post (here) awhile back on how she looks at investment pieces and how she saves up for them while still remaining on a budget.

But c’mon! I started this little blog in order to show people that fashion and style isn’t about high-end magazine spreads, exclusive boutiques, and high dollar items (hint, $150 t-shirts). And my favorite part of blogging so far? Hearing from you all that this blog is a place where you can go to get style inspiration and know that most (if not all) things shown or linked here are affordable and attainable. I’m out to show that you can find awesome clothes and personal style with clothing, shoes, and accessories purchased within your budget.

As you might know, each outfit on this blog features at least one (if not, many many more) clothing item or accessory that can be found at Target, but I also feature and link to other affordable items (usually I try to stay under $75 with my links). As former Vogue editor-in-chief Edna Woolman Chase said, “Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.”

So all of that said, I solemnly swear that I am up to no good (here’s looking at you Harry Potter fans) that Style On Target will strive to continue to be a place where you can find relatable style blogging (and no links to $150 t-shirts) and relatable life stories (like flinging ketchup on your non-$150 t-shirt or don’t zip up your ankle boots all the way – see above ;)). Pinky promise.

(And if you don’t think I am, then please, please, call me out on it!)

How do you guys feel about this? Any thoughts on this topic…good or bad? Is there anything you’d like to see more of in terms of this topic on this blog? Let me know in the comments or send me an email (styleontarget@gmail.com). I’d love to hear them!

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10 Things Tuesday (12.29.15)

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Ten Things I’ve Loved This Past Week on The Internet:

  1. Polka dots + peter pan collar + four color options in the world’s most perfect sweater? Twist my arm, why don’t you, Kohl’s!
  2. Blogger love of the week: Daphne does it again. This time with the perfect way to wear those winter sweaters and not look like you are coming from a Christmas party!
  3. This is the PRETTIEST little black dress I have seen in quite some time! Got to love a classic fit and flare dress with a little bit of interest!
  4. 2015 might be coming to a close, but not without giving you the gift that keeps on giving…aka 37 ADORABLE puppy photos from 2015!
  5. I’m in love with everything that Pixar does (Up! is one of my top five favorite movies and their Lava short (here) is unbelievably cute), so needless to say, I loved their new short and what it says for bringing more overall representation of what a melting pot of cultures America is!
  6. I really should just make Tommy Hilfiger his own section of the weekly Top 10 Things I’ve Love, because somehow, he’s always on here (#designerswhogetme). But this polka dot A-line skirt was too perfect not to share (and is already in my online shopping cart)!
  7. 13 real-life places that inspired your favorite Disney movies. Spoiler alert, The Husband and I just got back from one of the places!
  8. This faux shearling vest is not my style at all, but I still love it and can still think of a million ways to style it (jeans and blouse, over a dress with tights, etc.)! It looks like the coziest, warmest thing to throw on!
  9. 14 pieces of life advice from your favorite female comedians. 
  10. I know no one is out there buying sandals right now, but if you are…then this pair (from the Gap!) is practically perfect in my opinion. C’mon spring, we’re all ready for you!

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Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

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Dear lovely readers,

This year I am thankful for…

  • Readers/followers like you who make this blog so fun to write and share! I’m seriously so lucky to have great readers and great blog friends! Thanks for coming to this space and sharing your lives with me (and putting up with my dad/bad jokes)! :)
  • The Husband and his wonderful family that is letting me spend Thanksgiving with them this year. He’s my rock and the best coffeemaker in this house (because coffee always tastes better when someone else makes it for you)!
  • Parents who love and support me (and The Husband) on life decisions and just general well-being (aka will talk to me on the phone about Colts football games and where something might be located in the grocery store). I’ll miss them this year during actual Thanksgiving, but I get to see them next weekend!
  • A younger brother who lives super far away, but whom has never been a closer friend and confidant (and does the WORST/BEST Guy Fieri impression ever).
  • Friends who are really like family members.
  • A puppy who is the sweetest, most loyal, cuddliest ever.
  • An acorn blouse that is perfectly festive for Thanksgiving celebrations (and 50% off today)!
  • And a long list of other things that I could list for hours, because I am blessed to the max!

Happy Thanksgiving all, to you and yours! Have a great time with your families today and see you for some shopping tomorrow! :)

Unless you’re ready to go now…then enjoy 40% off apparel and accessories online at Target.com!

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Brown or Purple or Burgundy?

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I have a fun new game for us to play today. It’s called “Brown or Purple or Burgundy?” and the goal of the game…is to tell me what color my sweater is.

Sounds easy, right? Wrong.

It’s labeled here on Target’s website as brown, and I thought when I was ordering it that I was getting this gorgeous (and oh-so-soft) chocolate brown sweater. It arrived, and frankly I thought Target had sent me the wrong sweater (it’s happened before, people!)! No worries though Target, because the color was the beautiful burgundy/oxblood color, and you’re all sick of hearing how obsessed I am with this color this fall. So into the keep pile it goes, and I’m thinking I have a brand-new burgundy sweater!

Well then I head over to my best friend B’s house for Tuesday Girl Date (where we watch trashy TV and catch up on each other’s lives…highly recommend this weekly tradition), and she was wearing the same sweater! Only she thought it was a moody purple-y color!

So it’s up to you guys! Is Target’s website right…aka brown? Or is it my vote for burgundy (don’t be swayed by the home team ;))? Or does B knock it out of the park with her purple vote?

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