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Target Try On! (2-21-18)

If you follow my instastories, you know that I stopped into Target yesterday for a little try on session. As promised, I wanted to post everything here on the blog so it's easier for you all to shop! The purpose of a try on session is to take the work out of it for you!! You can see what these items look like on a REAL person and not a model with some fancy photoshopped background. My sizes are listed below for reference and I will tell you how each item fits (true to size, runs small/big, etc). All (affiliate) links to items will be directly under the photos or you can shop from the widget at the bottom of the post. 

Most of the items I tried on are from Target's new brand, Universal Thread. It kind of reminds me of a Madewell or Abercrombie with the muted tones and boho/casual style. Some items I loved and others, I wasn't fond of... But, most of what I tried on I really liked! So, here are a few winners below...

I am 5'2"
I wear a 4/6 pants or 27/28 jeans
I typically wear a small in tops, but may size up to a medium for fit if it is a button up

So, without further ado... Here are my iphone photo, horrible dressing room lighting, try on session pics in all their glory!

Outfit 1: I loved this button up! It says it's 'red' as the color on the website, but it definitely is a pink and white stripe. I love that you can tie it in the front for a fun look too! It would be really cute for spring with white jeans or shorts as well! I am wearing a size small in the top. 

I also LOVE these dark wash jeggings! I am wearing a size 6 short here, but could probably go with the regular length, so I would say they run true to size. They are SO soft and comfy! Feel like leggings and look like jeans! 

I'm also wearing these booties (run true to size) in all the photos which are so cute and a perfect transition shoe into spring! 

Outfit 2: Probably my favorite and all of these items I will most likely purchase! I love how soft this button up plaid shirt is! It's also not heavy fabric, so it could definitely transition into spring and would look so cute with white jeans! I am wearing a size medium here (they didn't have any smalls) and I actually like the oversized fit of this one!

Wearing the same jeggins and booties as above...

Outfit 3: I love how soft this denim shirt is and I love it paired with these pink jeans.  I am wearing a size small in the top, but probably would size up to a medium for a better fit. I LOVE these pink raw hem skinny jeans! They are high waisted too, which is a plus! I am wearing a size 8 in the photo below (they didn't have my size) so, I would probably order my true size 6 in these (runs true to size).

Outfit 4: I was skeptical of the tie front cropped sweater, but after trying it on I am a believer! This sweater is so soft! And I actually love the tie front detail as well!

Outfit 5: Moving on from the Universal Thread line, I came across this cute little tank! I love how soft it is (I obviously love soft clothes apparently 😂) And perfect for the gym, running errands or just lounging! I also love it paired with this cropped zip up hoodie and my high waisted zella leggings!

Outfit 6 & 7: Both of these outfits are totally out of my comfort zone! I thought I would give them a try and you know what... I actually like them both! I think kimonos will be the new 'cardigan' of spring for me! And I'm loving this bell sleeved embroidered top! Would be so cute with white jeans for spring too! I am wearing a size small in all tops and XS/S the kimono.

Outfit 8: Last but certainly not least, I grabbed this dress last minute as it caught my eye! I was a little skeptical with the off the shoulder (sometimes I think off the shoulder can be a bit annoying), but I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this little number on! I love the bell sleeves and the cinched waist! I thought it went well with the booties too. Would be so cute for Easter! 

Of course, I didn't love everything I tried on... So, I will leave you with a few 'misses' ....

Believe it or not, these 2 tie front tops are all the range with a lot of other fashion bloggers... They just didn't do it for me! Could be because I have a short torso and wide hips, so this style isn't necessarily the most flattering on my body type. I also only found an XS in the plaid top and probably needed a small for better fit. The distressed high waisted shorts probably would have been better if I sized up! I'm wearing my normal size 6 in these and they were too tight and short for my liking! 

Phew! That was a lot! I hope you liked this post and that you found it helpful when shopping online with Target!

This post was in NO way sponsored, by the way. I just love these types of posts and follow a lot of bloggers on instagram that do these 'try on sessions' on their stories and I always find it so helpful when trying to shop online. 

Do you like this type of post? Please let me know in the comments below and I will keep doing them if this one is a hit!

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Favorite One Pieces under $50!

Hey, friends! This is totally a last minute post that was not planned ahead of time, but I had some friends ask about some one pieces for up coming trips, so I thought it would be good to share on the blog as well! Plus, I am starting to really get excited for my upcoming girls trip to Puerto Plata in early June and I'm starting to scope out all the best swim suits for the trip.

First of all, Target is having a great sale on swim wear right now! When you buy one, you get the second swim suit for 50% off! So, now is the time to stock up on your favorite styles. Also, I've rounded up a few of my favorites from Amazon that are also less than $50. Just FYI, I always size up for bathing suits especially because I'm a little on the 'busty' side (so, I usually order a medium in suits).

affiliate links below (left to right)
top row: one | two | three
middle row: four | five | six
bottom row: seven | eight | nine

So many cute styles online this year! There are 2 in the round up above that I own and love. I bought #4 and #9 last summer and I love them both! I got a size medium for both and they fit pretty well! Number 4 is great for those of you (like me) that are a little on the 'busty' side and need a bit more coverage in that area. And number 9 is a good one as well! I might even have to get that one in black this year! 

Both Target and Amazon offer free shipping (for Target card holders and Amazon prime members) and free returns, so I love ordering from both of these sites! 

Which ones are your favorites?

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Friday Finds | Vol. 5

Happy Friday, friends! This week flew by! I was busy catching up on work, house work, etc. But, it felt good to get back into the swing of things after traveling last week. Did you all have a nice Valentine's Day? I loved that both boys had little Vday parties in their daycare classes and they got so many cute little Valentines! They both came home yesterday with their little decorated boxes stuffed with goodies! It makes me so excited for these types of holidays as they grow up!

Bill was out of town the beginning of the week and returned home on Wednesday just in time to enjoy my homemade heart shaped pizza I made for him! The boys actually liked it too! It was a little bit more thick crusted for our liking, so I may try rolling out a bit thinner next time, but I'd say I did pretty well for my first homemade pizza experience. Bill also surprised me with a gorgeous bouquet of red roses! I mean, what girl doesn't want roses on Valentine's Day? 

I wanted to share a few finds from this week with you all before the weekend, so if you are bored you can do a little online shopping! I might be on a little shopping freeze for a while because I just booked a trip to Puerto Plata with some girlfriends for the first week of June! I'm so excited, but that means I need to rein in my shopping habit 😁  So, I will live vicariously through you all if you are shopping this weekend!

Here are a few things I have purchased recently that I'm loving:

1. AE High Waisted Distressed Jeans - These are still on sale for $37! I just received these in the mail this week and they are amazing. They have great stretch and the rips are just right. I don't think I will ever where anything other than high waisted pants for the rest of my life!

2. Fleece Pullover (Amazon) This fleece pullover is a dupe for this one from Abercrombie that is 3 times the cost! I will say when I received it in the mail, I can tell the quality is probably not as good as the A&F one, but it's still very cozy! It definitely has more of a dark blue/navy tone than black (like the picture shows) too. And it runs SMALL so size up at least one size! I got a medium and it fits good, but could have probably gone with a large for a looser fit (I'm normally S/M, Medium in pullovers/coats).

Also, wanted to share a few fun sales that are happening this weekend!

Loft is having a huge sale this weekend (I feel like they always have sales, but this is a good one!)! You get 40% off your purchase in stores or online with code: HAPPY! They are also offering 50% off all sale items! Here are a few of my favorites:

Here's a few Easter dress options:

Also, H&M is offering free shipping and up to 60% off selected styles this weekend! Make sure to check out their home decor section too!

Last, but not least, Nordstrom is having their winter sale with up to 40% off items through Feb 25th! As always, they always offer free shipping and returns, so I love shopping on line with them! Here are a few stand out sale items that I love:

That's all I got for this edition of Friday Finds! Hope you all have a fun weekend!