Friday, May 6, 2011

You Can Leave Your Hat On

Hello darlings!  I've been so excited about seeing some comments from new readers!  When I started this blog, I honestly thought no one would read it but my mom & my boyfriend.  So I'm super happy that I have some readers.  So thank you so much for reading!

I've got a few pictures for you, the first being a pretty boring layover outfit.  I was in Baltimore and was heading out for a walk with the plan to sit & read a new book (Packing For Mars by Mary Roach!) while I sipped my beverage only to find that particular Starbucks not conducive to book-reading.  No comfy chairs! Only hardbacks at tables and they were all occupied.  So I took my cup of coffee to go and headed back to my hotel room.  So I maybe wore this outfit for all of an hour.  But my hair looked cute, which is worth documenting!  I've started curling my hair a new way, by wrapping my hair around the barrel of the curling iron & NOT using the clip.  It produces more of a wavy curl and I love it.

I was seriously just walking out the door when I decided to take the pic, hence my hands being full of headphone cords.

Floral cardigan - H&M; White v-neck tee - NextLevel via; Joe's Jeans - Nordstrom Rack; Black pointy-toed flats - Nine West via; Black purse - LEN

I am especially pleased with today's outfit.  All last summer, I saw girls with cute side-braids wearing straw fedoras and I wanted one so badly, but I hesitated and then couldn't find one.  I happened to be at H&M yesterday with some girlfriends and I found this one for $6.95.  There was NO WAY I was passing it up.  Also while out shopping, we stopped into DSW where I hit up the Clearance room hard, trying on just about every wedge sandal I could find before happening upon this pair of blush-pink patent pleather wedge sandals from Guess.  They have a really nice cork wedge and they match my skin tone pretty well.  I walked to Target & back today (about a mile each way) and my feet didn't fall off, so I declare these babies my official Shoes of Summer.  I'm really pleased with them.  The rest of this outfit is old news, but I really feel like the addition of the hat and the shoes really brought everything together!

Straw fedora - H&M; Black Cardigan - Marshall's; Sheer floral blouse - Forever 21; Skinny-leg jeans - Express; Pink wedge sandals - Guess via DSW

So I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with Target's GO International Line where they have big name designers create collections to be sold in Target stores.  And if you're familiar with that, you're probably also familiar with the re-issue of some of the dresses from that line.  While there were definitely some pieces I like, I'm cheap.  I wasn't willing to pay $30+ for a dress from Target, so I perused the racks and left them be.  However, now those same dresses are showing up on the clearance rack.  I pulled one of the Jovovich-Hawk dresses into the fitting room today and gave it a go.

Sorry the picture is a little blurry.  Ever since I first put those shoes on yesterday, I've been building whole dream outfits around them.  And that includes so many floral dresses.  And while this fits the bill of a summer-y floral dress, the sale price on this one was $27.95 and I felt that was a little much for what is essentially a fancy-looking nightgown.  Maybe if the price comes down under $20, I'd reconsider.  But for almost $30, meh.  A few years ago, I bought a purple strap-less dress with a big poufy skirt from the Behnaz Sarafpour collection.  It was on sale and I wore it to a New Year's Eve party.

Have any of you purchased any of the GO International re-issues? Or did you buy any pieces the first time around?


  1. Yay! I have found that the best way to get more readers is to take the time to comment on other blogs. It's a great way to build relationships/friendships too!

    Have you seen those cone shaped curling irons without the clip part? I've been wanting one. Pretty much the same effect - your ends stay kinda natural.

    I tried that hat on too! Been wanting a fedora for forever but I'm just not a hat person, no matter how much I pretend to be. It looks great on you!

    Omg, I am such a cheap ass at Target. I can't bring myself to spend too much on their dresses either! I finally got that mustard lace Proenza Schouler skirt on eBay for like $7 last year and I still haven't worn it. I like to pretend I'm a skirt wearer too. Sigh.

  2. I bought the black Tucker for Target dress. I liked it better than the magenta one that all the style bloggers seem to have. It works so much better for my body type.
    I did pay full price for it, but that's because the larges seem to go first and I wanted it badly enough to not wait for clearance.

    I saw that Jovavich Hawk dress at the Target here on the rack for 17.99 I think.

  3. Oh! I forgot to mention. I was reading another MPLS blogger and she said that the Salvation Army on I think 4th has an entire floor that is all Target samples and clearance. New Target for super cheap. She calls it fake Target.

  4. That dress is sooo cute on you! I can't believe you didn't buy it! And I also really love the shoes. You need that dress!!!