Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Curse of Target

My blouse for today is from, you guessed it, Target. Years ago when I was growing up on the East Coast, Targets were nonexistent. So when I traveled across the country to go to college in California (where Targets are aplenty), Target was like a veritable Garden of Eden with all sorts of delights to behold. From trendy clothes at affordable prices to colorful dorm decorations to midnight snacks, it was easy to spend hours in the store. Not only did the shopping excursions there eat up hours, it was impossible not to come out with a basket full of stuff, much of which you don't really need, thus eating a hole in your wallet as well.

Some things never change. Last month I was in line at Target and my favorite checker asked me if I found everything I needed. "Yes" I responded, "and then some!" To which the checker told me, "Well, that's the curse of Target." And indeed it is. My blouse today, with its flowers and lovely hues, was too cute to pass up. If leaving with one or maybe two extra things in my cart at Target is a curse, then I am guilty as charged!











Linking Up With: A Labour of Fashion and Thursday Fashion Files
What I Wore to Work and Fun Fashion Friday

 Blouse: Target/Merona here
Skirt: J. Crew Factory no. 2 pencil skirt
Sweater: J. Crew
Shoes: kate spade
Bag: J. Crew "Claremont"
Necklace: J. Crew
Sunglasses: Prada

18 comments:

  1. I cracked up when I saw you post title! It is so true! Your blouse is so cute! I love the floral print styled with the polka dots!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. Thanks Jill! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Hahahaa, Target gets us all the time. I love the blouse, necklace and shoes. Great outfit for Spring and so happy-bright!

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    1. Thank you Ada! Yes, it's finally feeling like spring here (actually summer) and I suppose this outfit is perfect! Have a great weekend!

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  3. Found your blog through A Labour Of Life. I love your shoes. They are adorable! Targets are not quite as good in Australia as they are in the US but I did buy three tops from them this year which is the first thing i have bought from there for 20 years so things are looking up! I'm hosting a link up this week, stop by if you have a chance :)

    http://www.sydneyfashionhunter.com/

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    1. It's interesting that Targets are not the same in different countries. Maybe they'll eventually improve in Australia? Thank you for letting me know about your link up. I'll be sure to stop by next week!

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  4. Such a cute combo! I live in Italy so I only get to go to Target when I'm back in the states visting! I think that's probably a real blessing as I never get out of there until I spend a ton of money!

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    1. Yes, it might be a blessing! Target is really addictive! Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. Targets are everywhere here in Cali! Love your look, and can we talk about those shoes?! :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. Thanks Shauna! I bought these polka dot shoes in two colors and I am just starting to wear them a lot now. They seem to go with everything for spring.

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  6. Super cute and classy look … and my gosh yes … the curse of Target ..hahah! I always say that it's impossible to walk out of a Target and spend less than $100. Impossible! ;)
    Thanks for linking up, Dear!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. I know! It is so easy to walk out and look at the bill and wonder "how did I spend so much?" However, I always feel like I am getting some good deals. Have a great weekend Dawn!

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  7. Love all the bright colors in this outfit! Adding to pinterest! I don't think I have ever gone to Target and only left with what I needed!

    -Karen
    www.ladyinviolet.com

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    1. Thank you Karen! I appreciate you pinning my look! I think the overall consensus seems to be that everyone gets more than what they need at Target. I am glad I am not the only one. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. This is such a beautiful feminine and Spring look. I love your blouse - so beautiful. :)

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. The title of your blog post is SO true... and, now I need to find this blouse at Target! lol! Love how you styled it.

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  10. Oh dang...I passed this one up for another floral blouse in Target the other day, but I have a green skirt and seeing these pieces together on you makes me think I need to go back and get this one too.

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  11. The shoes are so awesome I cannot stand it!

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