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Target is Officially Bringing Life to My Closet this Spring!

February 25, 2021

This post is in paid collaboration with Target and Rewardstyle, but all items were hand-chosen by me. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep this blog running.

After months of being stuck inside, it’s official – I’m done with winter! As the remnants of our last snow storm stubbornly melt away, I’m ready to shed my winter uniform in exchange for breezy dresses, strappy sandals, floral prints, and pastels. Luckily, Target has your girl covered on all fronts – and I’ve been eagerly updating my closet with some of my latest finds. If you’ve been inside of a Target recently, you’ve certainly noticed all of the cute spring pieces currently on display.

Case in point – this gorgeous lilac frock from A New Day. Just looking at this outfit has me dreaming of weekend brunch in the city at one of my favorite outdoor cafes. The dress speaks for itself, so I kept the accessories simple with a straw boater hat, rattan belt, and tortoise-print sandals.

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Next up is this stunning tiered maxi dress with balloon sleeves from Universal Thread. This dress is the stuff that dreams are made of. I mean that literally, because it may or may not double as the perfect house dress when worn loosely without a belt. The material is so floaty and lightweight – and did I mention that it has pockets?! It comes in several different colors, and I’m tempted to snatch up another one soon.

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And last, but certainly not least, I present to you this cute and ridiculously cozy tie-dye lounge set from Stars Above. I’m generally not a sweatshirt and joggers type of gal, but this outfit completely won me over. This look is perfect for those busy work-from-home days when you just need to hunker down and complete a project. Throw on a pair of smart sneakers, and you’re ready to take a break and grab a quick cup of coffee.

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And there you have it – all of the wonderful spring items from Target that I’ve recently added to my wardrobe! Let me know which one is your favorite down in the comments. Target is easily one of my favorite places to shop for great outfits that won’t break the bank. I’ve already got my eye on a few more pieces linked below. And for more of my Target outfit styling – be sure to check out this YouTube video.

Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day!

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Closet Confection: The Little Dress That Could…

July 9, 2011

When the lovely folks over at SuperTrash invited me to pick my favorite piece to style according to my personality, I immediately gravitated towards the gorgeous, cobalt blue, silk Daimy dress. As soon as it arrived, I did what any self-respecting fashionista does when she acquires a new wardrobe addition…

I played DRESS-UP!

I was pleasantly surprised at how versatile this little dress turned out to be. Check out the pics below for the 4 different looks I was able to create.

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For my first look, I decided to let the dress do the talking by playing up it’s bold hue with fun, colorful accessories.

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{SuperTrash dress, Forever 21 sunglasses, necklace & handbag, Anne Klein earrings, Amrita Singh bangles, J. Crew belt, Guess shoes}

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The second time around, I tossed on a flirty leopard-print miniskirt. I really liked how the pop of blue peaking out below the skirt added an extra dose of color. I went with patent navy heels and a coordinating clutch to polish off the look.

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{SuperTrash dress, Zara Skirt, Forever 21 sunglasses, necklace, earrings, & handbag, H&M ring, DKNY shoes}

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They say the third time is the charm, so I piled on my favorite vintage necklaces to add a touch of bling to this casual ensemble. If you look closely, you’ll see there’s a miniature fortune cookie and a working whistle alongside my tassled pendant.

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{SuperTrash dress, Zenana Outfitters bandeau dress, Michael Kors belt, Forever 21 clutch, Vintage necklaces & bracelet, H&M sunglasses, Sam Edelman sandals}

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Since this is, after all, a style off… I couldn’t resist being a little cheeky with my last look. And yes, I was in fact a science geek back in high school… albeit a well-dressed one!

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{SuperTrash dress, Tracy Feith for Target dress, Marc Jacobs wristlet, Guess shoes, H.S. Science Fair showribbon}

SuperTrash is a fun, contemporary label founded in L.A. by socialite Ava Rily but brought to big European success in cooperation with the Dutch fashion entrepreneur Olcay Gulsen. The brand stands for living a successful life, being sophisticated and exposing yourself as you are. SuperTrash is a combination of outspoken personality and effortless style, never too polished and always arranged into a blend of surprise. Be sure to check out their online shop for more great style!

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One Last Hurrah: A Daffy’s Shopping Excursion

February 1, 2011

As you’ve probablydaffys4 figured out by now, I love a great bargain.  There’s nothing I enjoy more than scouring the clearance racks, pouring through endless Ebay auctions, and frolicking through the aisles of discount retailers. So when the groovy folks over at Daffy’s offered me free giftcard to go on a mini-shopping spree and give my review of the experience, you betcha I was willing to squeeze in one last hurrah before starting the 30 for 30 Challenge!

If you’ve never been, my quick take on Daffy’s is that it does require a tad bit more patience and a sharper eye to separate the wheat from the chaff than some of the other bargain shops I frequent.  But I have to say that whenever I do take the time out, my patience has always been richly rewarded.  Some of my biggest scores have come from this place, including a $3000 shearling coat marked down to… wait for it… $300!  To me, Daffy’s is like a hidden gem in the realm of bargain shopping in the city.

On this particular excursion, I was pleasantly surprised to see that they had some great pieces by Tracy Reese, Nanette Lepore and Les Copains in stock.  I walked away with these two numbers:
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RIGHT: $49.99 marked down from $168, Plenty by Tracy Reese
LEFT: $16.99 marked down from $60, Nick & Mo

I can’t wait until spring to rock these babies with a pair of cute heels!  Speaking of cute heels, I was crushed when I couldn’t find these in my size:
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Another item that didn’t make the cut due to sizing issues was this amazing bold print dress by Nanette Lepore:
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Things to keep in mind if you decide to shop at Daffy’s:

  1. Take your sweet time in the shoe aisle.  I’ve gotten some crazy steals here, including two pairs of Irregular Choice heels (seen here and here) for just $13 each!  Not to mention Members Only boots for just $30!
  2. Bypass the handbags (unless you prefer synthetic materials).  I personally am very hard on my bags and carry tons of crap, so I need higher-quality materials that will last.
  3. Check out the home goods section.  I have a mini-redecorating project planned for my living room this spring, and I spotted all sorts of vases, bowls, dishes and figurines that will look perfect in the new scheme.daffys
  4. Try things on and watch out for damages and irregularities.  It’s one of the perils of discount shopping, so just be aware.  For instance, I was stoked to find an identical pair of those Members Only boots in black for just $20 until I realized the zipper was broken.
  5. Be on the lookout for lesser known labels.  I’ve noticed that Daffy’s tends to carry a lot of European designers that I personally have never heard of (although I’m no fashion insider).  But sometimes I’ll go home and Google the name, only to find that they’re pretty well-known and respected labels.
  6. The one on 34th street in Herald Square has the best selection, in my opinion!

And that’s all folks!