Friday, July 31, 2009

Recent Finds at Target

I have been trying to get back to blog-land, but it's been crazy this week with trying to get things done before heading to the beach tomorrow for a week with hubby's family. (Lots of) Work to finish up. Errands to run. Laundry to do. Not that I'm complaining...ok, I am complaining, but I'm just bummed that I haven't been able to spend more time in the blogosphere this week.

I have had a couple good finds at Target lately that I wanted to share. The first is activewear - which is great as activewear...but also works well as casual wear. I could not find this item online, unfortunately, so you'll just have to rely on the pic at right. It's a tank with a shelf bra attached. And since it's "activewear", it's a pretty decently supportive shelf bra - not the dinky thin lining some camis & tanks have. I got it in gray and a light blue. I think it also came in a pink and maybe white.

Obviously, this is great for walking/jogging with Lucy. And it's fantastic for lounging around. But also with jeans, shorts, skirts; under a sweater, sweatshirt, cardi...you get the idea. Instant outfit examples from my closet to get started - (1) with white jeans and spring daisy Jackie cardi, (2) with regular jeans and black jacket, (3) with khaki cafe capris and white ATL cardi, (4) with new ATL tiered skirt in navy or brown and sandals, (5) outfit at right with flip flops. Perfect in summer when you want to wear a tank and don't feel like wearing a bra.

I like the thinner straps on this, too - a little prettier than my standard tank. I would recommend sizing down-ish on this. I got the M and it has plenty of room.

Next up...the knit skirt of my dreams...I think. The JC Esplanade didn't do it. The ATL tiered skirt was ok, but I have found it's not great with some of the bf tees because there's too much fabric past the waistband and it gives me more of a pooch than I have (maybe I should have sized down more, but I have 2 of them in M, so I have to make it work). I stumbled upon this skirt the other day and actually tried it on this week. Love! (again, couldn't find online) It is available in this olive color as well as black. To be honest, the black ones didn't look as good - the color saturation was a bit off. I love the length, just above the knee, I love the fit. It has waist tabs as it comes with a belt, but they are flat and don't poke out so much with a tee (you know, the bf tissue tee, of course). And the belt was pretty cute with it - for those of you who tuck in, it would be very cute either with this belt or with a different belt.

So I wore the skirt yesterday with the bf tissue tee in navy. And the garden pearl bracelet in clementine. Here's a closeup of the waist detail, in case you are interested in checking it out yourself. And it's a nice closeup of the garden pearl bracelet, to boot. (you're welcome, Patina)


And here's my Polyvore attempt with this outfit, using J Crew safari skirt as sub.

Great skirt - I do believe this will be my travel skirt tomorrow for the trip to the beach. With a gray bf tissue tee and Havaianas. Comfy!!

19 comments:

Stylestance said...

Such a cute skirt! Target has some great thing on the clearance racks right now too ... Just picked up 3 dresses I had been looking at for while there. Have a great week at the beach!

snaphappy said...

Very cute skirt - what Target "department"?

Have a great time at the beach!

AppGal said...

hooray! congrats on finding your "it" knit skirt! i love it when that happens :) have fun at the beach! sooo jealous...we start back at school on monday :(

HeidiG said...

Stylestance - oooh, excellent scores on the Target dresses!!

snaphappy - regular Misses department. It's Merona, but not Merona Collection. At Milestone, it faces the aisle between the clothes and the paper towels, etc.

AppGal - Next Monday? I thought NC had passed laws about that? (my nieces live in NC). Yuck!!

Jordyn said...

What cute skirt! I'm so with ya...I LOVE target for active wear. In fact I'm wearing some champion shorts from there right now! I'm going to go check out those "supportive" bra tanks you have on too..I love them all year round, so comfortable!

Dr. Drama said...

I am loving that bracelet more and more, each time I see it!

Kathy said...

Cute top, I will have to look for it next time I am in Target. Have a wonderful time at the beach!

Patina Cabachon said...

ohhhh, you look so nice. love both of your outfits. have a great time at the beach. I can't believe how fast we are speeding through summer. GEESH!!!

mrs.anketell said...

love target for active wear-----and so sad to hear you are not enjoying the ATL skirt! i have only wore mine twice, so i don't see what you are talking about..yet. I bought the medium in the ATL skirt, too. But, the target skirt you got is cute!

Jemma Ruby said...

Have fun at the beach, you look cute as always!

Kat said...

Cuuute!! Have a marvelous time at the beach!

GingerSnap said...

I am totally loving your pearl bracelet! I have been really into J.Crew jewelry lately and that bracelet is just gorgeous!

Summerilla said...

I love the Target finds, I am going to have to look into the shelf bra tanks. Skirt and cute too and of course I love love the bracelet! I want one myself more and more every time I see it on you.

gigiofca said...

Cute skirt!

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

You look great and your Target finds are fantastic! Have a wonderful time at the beach! :)

HeidiG said...

Jordyn - thank you! you'll love the tops, I promise!

Dr. Drama - thank you, I am really enjoying it! I hope it goes on sale again soon.

Kathy - thanks - def check it out!

Patina - thank you - and I know! August starts tomorrow!

mrs.anketell - sorry to be a downer about the ATL skirt - I think it's just the bf tees, though, and would probably work better with other JC tees, like perfect fit or soft - the bf may be a little too thin/loose at the waist.

Jemma Ruby & Kat - thank you!

GingerSnap - sorry for being tardy, but congrats on being done with the bar! I agree with you - they have had some fab jewelry lately.

Summerilla - you would love the top, definitely. Wait until the bracelet goes on sale again (I would hope it would - hate when they mark things back up to FP!!)

Gigi & FFM - thank you!

Lula Mae said...

Love your finds at Target. I snagged a few cute items too...your skirt is one I would have taken as well!

snaphappy said...

I found the skirt at Target today -- it's on sale for $12! I picked one up!

HeidiG said...

Lula Mae - love Target!!

snaphappy - $12 - yay! love the Target sale!