I’ve been following Target Style for a few months on Instagram and the other day they highlighted a pair of Sam & Libby shoes that I thought were adorable. Then on Glitter Guide I saw this “25 Pieces That Look More Expensive Than They Are” post and I knew that I had to make a trip to Target. Twist my arm.
Before I went I looked online to see if they were selling the things that I was interested in locally. It turns out that they were, so instead of ordering online, I decided to make the trip to scope the goods out in person. My main purpose was to get a couple of new sports bras because the Champion sports bras are my absolute fave, but I definitely wanted to check out the shoes too.
I always end up buying more than I need when I step into Target, so honestly, I try to only go with a purpose. Yesterday my purpose was sports bras and cute shoes. Critical obviously.
I am usually skeptical of things that look good from afar (or online) at Target because they typically end up looking fairly cheap up close. As I’ve gotten older (and thus wiser?), I’ve realized that quality is better than quantity, so I tend to lean towards other items. I probably would have ignored these shoes, but I saw them mentioned online several times, so definitely wanted to see them for myself.
Do I need to tell you where this is going? Yes, I came home with a couple of items on the Glitter Guide list… I couldn’t help it… The Sam & Libby pair were cute, but ran big and then when the length of the shoe fit, it was too snug across my foot. Sad.
(Note, both of those pairs of sandals run large – I went down a full size in both.)
The jury is out on whether I will keep the kimono jacket, not sure it’s really me. There were a few other shoes that I really wanted to try, but they didn’t have them in the store (probably a good thing).
Target is seriously winning in the shoe department right now. If only it weren’t currently snowing in Chicago…
Want to hear about a couple of my other Target must haves? In addition to the sports bras, I regularly purchase the following…
A couple of months ago I learned about their Assets tights, which is a Spanx brand. I was unsure, but I bought a couple of pairs because I love tights, especially Spanx (minus the crazy price tag). I have worn and washed these several times and they’re still going strong. For less than half the price of regular Spanx, these are definitely worth a try. They are REALLY similar. They even sell the maternity version, including a girdle – don’t mock it until you try it.
I am also a big fan of the Mossimo Long & Lean tanks. Mine are so frayed and gross that it’s time to re-stock, but these are definitely my go-to tank top for sleep, under sweaters, and on their own in the summer.
Tell me what other must have fashion items I am missing out on at Target!