Jason Wu for Target


I am sure everyone is just as excited as I am for the Jason Wu for Target collab. Out of all the recent Target-designer creations, Wu’s ladylike aesthetic might be my favorite. This dress in particular has me hoping for February 5 to hurry up and get here. I am still deciding if I should go to an actual brick and mortar store after the site going down for the Missoni line, or if I should take my chances and order online. What are you eyeing from this line?

Fall jackets part 2

By now you must know that I am obsessed with jackets. Wearing one really is a great way to offset and compliment an outfit. Not to mention keep you warm during fall’s fluctuating temps. I love that tweed can be worn a number of ways from the office to going out, and the embellished versions available now look very dressy and demure. I am quickly becoming a fan of the leather jacket. Not only has it been a garment symbolizing cool, from James Dean to Joan Jett, the tough exterior really creates a great contrast to the frilly, girly dresses and outfits that I love to wear. Lastly, the equestrian jacket, which remains a staple for lines like Ralph Lauren, and pops in and out of mainstream retailers. The best part of the equestrian jacket is that it is so flamboyant you only need it and some very subtle accompaniments to wear it. It is the statement. And fall is the best time to wear this hunting-inspired piece.
1. J.Crew Houndstooth bomber, $298
2. J.Crew Shimmer tweed Ruby jacket, $325
3. Loft tweed jacket, $148
4. Express Leather quilted shoulder jacket, $98
5. Target Moto jacket, $39.99
6. Delia’s Layla ruffle jacket, $79.50
7. Piperlime Tinley road equestrian blazer, $59
8. Jack Wills Queenhill equestrian jacket, $449
9. Anthropologie Garment district blazer, $148

Diagonal lines

Isaac Mizrahi started his collaboration with Target in 2003, and was one of the first to do so. When I came across this dress at the thrift store the other day, I knew I had to have it. It bore the name of the Target/Mizrahi colab on its tag and that reminded me of when Target started getting more stylish, and when I too, started to look at style and fashion more closely. The collaboration took place right before I started college and ended right after I graduated. This dress stood out as something unique and fun, and it made me think this whole thrift store idea actually works. I have to give credit to some of the bloggers who make it look so easy on their blogs, where I look for inspiration.

Bloggers who thrift:
Jen Loves Kev
Kansas Couture
My Edit
My Style Pill
District of Chic

Isaac Mizrahi for Target dress, thrifted: $8; Nine West Pumps; Antique pearl necklace; Nordstrom cardie; Pac Sun sunglasses; Macy’s pearl earrings; Kennneth Cole watch: gifted from the boy

Shopping temptations


Number one rule while trying to not spend money: Don’t go into Forever 21. Rule number two: Don’t go into Target.
I think these two places are my biggest weaknesses because they always feed my need for instant gratification. I can walk into either of these stores and find something I could justify buying whether it’s really cheap or it’s the perfect trendy piece for my wardrobe.
When I went into Target the other day to exchange CDs, I was bombarded with their spring clothes. It’s January and they already have a fully stocked section of bathing suits and cover ups as well as cute spring dresses. I have been able to avoid Forever 21. I haven’t even looked at its Web site for weeks, but Target is a much easier place to get caught in.
If I am going to stay strong, I will need to avoid both of these stores for as long as possible. But I thought I would post some things I spotted there so you can understand the torute I am going through. Look at the cute patterns on these dresses. And the frilly bathing suit!!! WAHHHHH!!!!!