Well, Happy Target Tuesday friends! I am sorry it’s been a while since my last post. I have had a touch of PTMD (post traumatic moving disorder) since we transitioned from our very first home as a family of four to hopefully our forever home, but still as a family of four or five counting our sweet puggle, Tucker.
Whew! Moving is no walk in the park, especially with kids and a dog. Luckily, we had great help (thank you Grandma and Pop) and we were just moving from one neighborhood to another so we didn’t have to travel too far.
Now, as we are finally settling in, and making our “new” home our very own, I can get back to my traditional Target posts.
By the way, if you love and want this fun doormat, visit the Etsy shop, Sunshine and Peony. Isn’t it the cutest?!
Now, moving on (haha really no pund intended there) to what we are really here for. Our weekly dose of Target therapy.
This week and really all summer long, I am all about outfits that you can just throw on, add a fun accessory and be done. No thinking or stressing allowed. It’s just too hot.
I love this dress in this bright blue color, maybe because the shade leans toward a certain college team I love (Go Gators!) but it also comes in a really fun pattern here. I don’t usually go for a high low style, but for summer why not? You could wear this dress in this striking style, to an outdoor cocktail party or even a luncheon, depending on how you accessorize. Because the of the bold color, you can do one of two things…and this depends on your personal style. Remember you have to stay true to yourself, even if you may be stepping out of the box just a touch, you still have to stay true to your personality and what suits you and makes you feel comfortable. Basically, you don’t want to feel like you are dressing up for Halloween. You want to feel like yourself, just stepping it up a notch.
So with this color, I would add statement earrings and a woven style clutch or small tote. If you don’t want to do the statement earrings, then add a gold cuff bracelet, a fun clutch in a colorful pattern and then neutral wedges.
Speaking of earrings and a cuff bracelet, this is what I would suggest…I have this bracelet and I wear it almost every day, and then I just ordered these earrings. I can’t wait to get them in and start styling them with all the things I already own. Sometimes all you need is the right accessory to make an outfit.
My next “one and done” outfit is this adorable embroidered dress. To be honest, I would probably even wear this as a cover up with my big sunhat and favorite comfy sandals. If you wear this out for a casual dinner date and it’s a little chilly ( I mean imagine, my southern friends anything less than 90 would be heaven), throw on your denim jacket or a light weight wrap. So summer chic.
Again, add that cuff bracelet I mentioned and if you want to dress it up even more, wear some nude wedges. Here is my favorite. And another favorite. You may have seen this on my spring Target Tuesday.
I love the idea of this jumpsuit. I love the easiness of it, the pattern and colors. You could add a denim jacket or even a white blazer if you wanted another layer. Or just wear some delicate jewelry as this jumpsuit lends itself to an effortless and simple summer look. To me, it’s a great look for a young mom on the go. All you have to do is add classic gold hoops, a delicate necklace and taupe sandals or wedges and your mom bag filled with Goldfish crackers hopefully.
I have been known to make an outfit around shoes or even a necklace. The right animal print is hard to find especially for different skin tones. You want to be sure you don’t pick one that fights with what you are wearing. You want it to complement you and your ensemble. So to me this is the perfect pattern and shade. I would wear these with my white jeans, denim skirt, and navy or black sundresses.
Have a wonderful July 4th holiday!