Off the Shoulder Smocked Dress

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Dress XS

Happy President’s Day Monday. I hope that you are off from work today and doing something fun….like taking advantage of all the great sales today or just sleeping in. Whatever floats your boat. Despite the fact that the  rest of the country seems to be deluged in snow, we have had gorgeous weather here in San Diego. Getting a kickstart on Spring, I wanted to share this off the shoulder dress I picked up from Target. It’s no longer in stores but is still available online with an extra 20% off of the $24.99 price tag! That goes for all of Xhilaration brand so get your shopping on.

It’s cute for a day date or brunch and is even comfortable enough to run errands in with some flip flops. It has a smocked top which is nice and fitted which flares out just a bit from the gathered waist down. AND it has pockets!!!

Definitely go check out the extra 20% off Xhilaration right now at Target! They offer free shipping on orders $35 and up. Have a beautiful Monday and I hope you remember today how beautiful you are!!

 

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Friday Fitting Room Finds

Welcome to Friday! We made it. Any fun plans for the weekend ahead? We have zero plans over here and that’s the way we like it. Today I wanted to share some fitting room finds from Target (aka my second home).

Have you had a chance to check out Universal Thread at your local Target or online yet? They have some really cute pieces and the shoe and accessories line up are amazing. I have found that their denim shorts and pants do run a little bigger despite offering a 00 size in store.

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Wrap Dress * Booties

I was excited to see this dress was restocked at my store as it was previously sold out. It’s a wrap style dress that is shorter in the front than the back with ruffles. It’s an orangish coral color. Beyond cute, alas it was just a little too big in the chest and waist. I hope it works for you though because I love it and would totally wear these boots with it (and a denim jacket!!)

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Next was this flirty top that reminds me of the weekend. It would be perfect with some black or white skinny jeans on date night or a weekend BBQ. The XS was roomy and loose, but that is the style of this top and balances well with the off the shoulder cut. I don’t see it online yet, so I will link it up once it shows up there.

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Tank

I bought this New Day tank top. It’s so springy and I plan to pair it a couple of ways… with white shorts, under a blazer or cardigan and with a black maxi skirt. There’s at least three different outfits! By the way, these tanks are $8 each or 2 for $14 and I have a variety of colors as I use them for layering and underneath sheer tops.

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Tie Dye Tank

And yet another tank…did I mention it’s been 75 degrees in San Diego for this entire month of February?! We are blessed and loving this sunshine. I like the tie dye and it fits comfortably and on the looser side.

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Off the shoulder top

Last but not least, another off the shoulder, boho style top. The bell sleeves are super dramatic on this one which is kind of fun, but I imagine myself accidentally dipping them into my plate of food or lighting on fire while I’m cooking. I probably would become a safety hazard if I wore this. I do love the baby blue color and smocked top detail.

And that’s a wrap. I hope you have a beautiful Friday and weekend!

Peasant Top Under $20!

Made it through Monday and a Super Bowl Monday at that! I am just popping in today to share a top that I love because it’s on clearance and under $20 right now. I paid full price for it awhile ago (whomp, whomp…). It’s a cute, little peasant, style top with 3/4 length sleeve.

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Peasant Top XSWedges * AE denim 00Reg

What I love about this top is how lightweight it is without being see-through. The color is kind of a dusty rose and the lace detail is so feminine. I always get compliments about this top. Really flattering and beyond comfortable! Did I mention it’s machine washable AND you can throw it in the dryer on low heat.

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Peasant Top XS *  Wedges * AE denim 00Reg

 

Hope you have an amazing day!

 

Bell sleeve striped top

DSC_0033Bell Sleeve Top XS * Wedges * AE denim 00Reg * Necklace

Target’s new brand, Universal Thread officially launched today and I am loving it so far. My local Target already had the brand shop set up and it was a mad house with all of us shoppers tearing through it. I was able to get my hands on this adorable bell sleeve, striped top. It is very reminiscent of Madewell or J.Crew.

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Bell Sleeve Top XS * Wedges * AE denim 00Reg * Necklace

I paired it up with my favorite Mossimo and Supply Co wedges and a little stone pendant necklace also bearing the Universal Thread brand name.

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Bell Sleeve Top XS * Wedges * AE denim 00Reg * Necklace

The fabric is really thin so you’ll want to wear a tank underneath. How about a red tank or coral tank for a pop of color?

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Bell Sleeve Top XS * Wedges * AE denim 00Reg * Necklace

Really fun button detail down the back. Good job yet again, Target!!

Petite friendly maxi under $30!

Hallelujah for the weekend. Any big Super Bowl plans? We’ll be playing it by ear this year as neither of us are loyal football fans but we do enjoy a good game, food and friends, so we’ll see. Today I’ve got another Universal Thread piece that I was able to snap up AND love. When you’re petite and you find a maxi dress that doesn’t drag on the ground, you buy it…no questions asked! I did have this dress altered just a tad on the sides. Honestly, it would have been fine without alterations, but I wanted it just a bit more fitted rather than flowy.

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Maxi Dress * Shoes (old) similar here

It’s super comfy and is 100% cotton but feels and looks like linen. Now for the shoes…I am 4’11” and did the flip flop test and the dress does not drag on the ground. So verdict is you can pair with flat sandals or wedges. These wedges are old, but I linked up one of my latest favorite wedges that would be really cute with this. Excited to wear it to a BBQ or brunch- I suppose I best get to planning something!

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Before alterations pic…a little loose around the waist and on the sides. Now, keeping in mind that this dress is 100% cotton, it might shrink a wee bit in the wash.

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Maxi Dress * Shoes (old) similar here

Loving Lightweight Plaid

Howdy! So you might have noticed a new brand popping up at your local Target called Universal Thread. Although the brand’s official launch date is February 4, I started seeing shoes, denim and dresses trickle in to my local store and snapped them up. This new brand’s feel is a little boho, a little grunge with a lot of denim options. I am a big fan of the label already and pricing is affordable and in line with other brands like Xhilaration and Mossimo Supply.

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Long sleeve plaid XS * Booties * Jeans size 0

Over the next few days I’ll be sharing the outfits I’ve been able to snag so far in store along with those on my wish list. Today’s outfit is a Universal Thread lightweight flannel style top. It reminds me of the early 90’s grunge rock band style. Anywho, I love that this top is really lightweight, loose and the mustard color detail. The price is right too at $19.99 AND it comes in four different colors.

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Long sleeve plaid XS * Booties * Jeans size 0

I paired with my dv Jamison booties and some distressed Eunina brand jeans (not from Target). These booties are beyond versatile and I have them in black too. I can honestly say that I have walked through most of December and January in these booties. So comfortable with just the right heel height.

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Long sleeve plaid XS * Booties * Jeans size 0

I am wearing the flannel in XS and booties in size 6. I’d love to hear what you think of Universal Thread so far and if you’ve picked up any pieces.