To be completely honest I feel like I’m a little bit out of the clothes shopping loop because most of my free time has been spent staring into space or looking for fabric and accessories for the living room. Obviously I’ve been very busy.
Earlier this week I had to venture into Target for something that seemed important at the time, but clearly wasn’t because I can’t even recall why I was there. It may have had something to do with getting a new coffee maker for P because the one he had was stainless steel and he hated it. I know he hated it because I had to listen to a lecture every morning on the ills of a stainless steel coffee pot and all the ways it was RUINING the taste of his delicious Ted Nugent coffee.
Needless to say, I can’t just run in Target without taking a spin around the entire store because what if they have a really cute linen lampshade? Or some type of topiary thing for my mantle? Or some stylish Mossimo goods in stock? Now that I am forced to shop at the overshopped Target located an additional three stoplights from my house, I have to jump on those items quick or they will be gone. Says the girl who is still bitter about the boots that might have been.
Target did have a few cute things but I feel I need to give the disclaimer that I didn’t try anything on so I can’t vouch for fit or quality. I also thought I’d share a few other things I’ve liked this week. Of course that doesn’t mean I’ll like them next week because I am a fickle creature prone to change my mind at a moment’s notice.
1. Merona pleated top
This top is a little pricey for Target, but they are trying to justify it by labeling it as part of the Merona COLLECTION. Which is clearly superior to the plain old Merona.
The sad thing is that price doesn’t include the hidden cost of all the mornings I’ll need to do the 30 Day Shred to get my arms back in the shape they need to be for me to wear a sleeveless top and not frighten small children.
When I was in Houston last weekend, I met a girl named Heather and she was darling. In fact, I’m sad that I didn’t ask her about how she had her hair pulled back and this really cool lucite necklace she was wearing. But fashion hindsight is always 20/20 and often cruel.
Anyway, the point is that I really wanted to link to a necklace like the one she had on, but I couldn’t find anything similar. HOWEVER, I found this really great turquoise necklace which has nothing to do with anything I just discussed.
3. Tie front top
I enjoy a simple top paired with jeans and I’d love this in black. It would be perfect with the aforementioned lucite necklace that I can’t find.
4. Hailey twistneck dress
This was another Target find and it looks better in person. The yellow isn’t quite as blinding, but more of a festive, cheery yellow. A yellow that says hello spring and summer.
Of course it may look terrible on, but let’s pretend that it won’t.
Listen. I am about three pedicures away from being able to wear any sort of open toe shoe right now so I’m not even sure why I’m talking about sandals. I just thought these were fun.
Plus, now that I took the time to hem the pants of my seersucker suit, I could wear these sandals with it for a casual look. Even though I’m not sure that a summer consisting of going to the pool every day and complaining about the heat will require a seersucker suit.
However, see #1 for disclaimer about arms.
7. Big Buddha Soho bag
I realize this is a fall/winter bag due to the suede, but I stumbled across it and adore it for its bohemian chicness. (And, yes, I’d prefer that you pronounce that “chickness” as you read)
Remember last week when I linked to that striped scarf and sweater combo at Boden? And I said that I needed to find the budget version?
Well, I still haven’t found the sweater but I was killing time in Old Navy last Friday and spied the gray striped scarf. I’m halfway there.
9. Breakfast pajamas
Pajamas with eggs, bacon and toast on them make me happy. I appreciate some whimsy in my sleepwear.
I never pulled the trigger on these last fall because…oh I don’t know why. I wasn’t sure I was ready to embrace the boyfriend jean. I was conflicted about my feelings for it and confused by all the footwear options and didn’t understand if it meant I’d have to tuck my shirts in. It was a dark time.
But I’m ready. I’m ready to make the boyfriend jean part of my wardrobe and I think this darker wash is part of the reason why. Or maybe it’s because I really want to buy a pair of Converse tennis shoes to wear with them.
That’s all I’ve got for today because I need to pack and get ready to head to Austin for my dad’s retirement party. Of course, by the time you read this, the party will have already happened but as of this moment my hair still needs to be washed.
Y’all have a great Friday.