very victoria (Victoria Beckham for Target)

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I haven’t seen a ton of reviews on the Victoria Beckham line for Target, so I wanted to offer my two cents. First, excellent work Target in prepping. At least in the US, the website seemed to be in better working order and did not crash when I was attempting to order. And while somehow my 5 am wake-up to place my order still meant I didn’t get a dress I had my eye on, I thought the process was a lot better than previous years! Second, the quality is truly as good as you’re going to get at Target and still a lot better quality than other Target items. To be fair, I actually think you get what you pay for and a little more at Target, so that’s not a criticism on my end. I heart Target for life. Lastly, the pieces are truly unique, and pose some interesting styling challenges. I have a couple more pieces to style and post, but here’s my first glance!

Top: Who What Wear for Target (approx $9 marked down from approx $30)

Skirt: Victoria Beckham for Target ($30)

Jacket: Gap ($25 marked down from $130)

Interested in checking it out? It’s still available in some stores and online. You can find it at Target.com

NOLA hurrah- part 2

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If you saw the last post, you’ll notice that I basically am going to post the same shoes in every vacation post! While I wear heels most days at work (when I’m really not walking much at all), when walking around on vacation (and when running errands, for example), I absolutely must must must wear comfortable footwear! I’ve suffered from plantar fasciitis a number of times and swear by my Crocs sandals for long distances. If you’ve ever been in the same foot boat, I recommend trying out Crocs. They really have come a long way from their standard clogs to having shoes that pair pretty easily with dresses. And no, I’m not paid by Crocs 🙂 Have a good one, readers!

Dress: Forever 21 (a lot of years ago! But I think around $20)

Denim top: thrifted ($3)

Shoes: Crocs ($40 marked down from $60)

It’s #monthlymani time again! This month we picked a #Aprilshowers theme. I created a cloud theme by sponging color on my nails with a tissue; super easy! Be sure to head over to Kristi to check out her #Aprilshowers #monthlymani! And join us next month for the #Mayflowers theme!

NOLA hurrah – part 1

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Y’all (southern style), I am overdue for a post! I apologize for the delay; I was on vacation with my hubs and am now back to work and life! Thanks to lots of sunshine and warmth, I managed to snag some great photos and will post them over the course of the next few posts. I miss the sun, food, people, culture, music, and everything else already! But, everything’s not lost, I’ve got the memories and photos to share…

Dress: Voom via Thred Up ($7 retails for $100)

Shoes: Crocs (seriously, magical for walking 10+miles a day)  ($40 marked down from $60)

 

all basics (black and white)

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The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. –Leo Tolstoy

Top: Poof via Nordstrom Rack ($1)

Jeans: Old Navy ($11 marked down from approx $35)

Blazer: Elizabeth and James via Rue La La ($55 marked down from $500)

Necklace: House of Harlow via Nordstrom Rack ($25 marked down from $60)

Shoes: Christian Siriano ($22 marked down from approx $40)  on clearance here 

Fashion Huntress tip: Winter, spring, who knows anymore?! But I’m enjoying looking through the ‘end of season’ sales that are happening right now! The sales at J Crew and Banana Republic are both great right now, if you’re looking for any winter items. For boots, the sale prices at 6pm.com are reaching seasonal lows!

faded and frayed (+#monthlymani!)

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Spring is in the air, readers…I’m eagerly awaiting some greenery and flowers in our lives here in Chicago! In the meantime, I continue to embrace layers and patience. (I’m tapping my bow high heel (sort-of) patiently).

Top: Burberry (gift)

Blazer: Elizabeth and James via Rue La La ($55 marked down from $500)

Jeans: Old Navy ($10 marked down from $40)

Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft (approx $10 marked down from approx $50)

Shoes: Betsy Johnson via Marshall’s ($50 marked down from $160)

It’s #monthlymani time again! This month we picked a Spring Fling theme. …readers, I just really wanted to paint my nails to look like a magical spring unicorn. I mixed a few colors and the result was, indeed, a glittery shimmery unicorn (in my opinion). #nailedit. Be sure to head over to Kristi to check out her Spring Fling #monthlymani! And join us next month for the #Aprilshowers theme!

 

black and white bold

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If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? -Percy Bysshe Shelley

Top: thrift ($3)

Skirt: gift!

Jacket: Milly via ThredUp ($18, retails for approx $450)

Leggings: TJ Maxx ($5 marked down from $20)

Shoes: DSW (can’t remember! few years ago…)

I tried out the new Orly Breathable polish, which is a nail treatment and color; I have to say, readers, I am a fan! My sad peeling winter nails are much happier with breathable polish on them and seemed much stronger once removed. The color options are fab too! You can check it out here: http://www.orlybeauty.com/breathable-treatment-color.html

 

a week in review

Despite now having blogged for years, this is the first time I managed to 1) photograph my outfit Monday-Saturday and 2) dress up every day! Usually by Friday, I’m mentally about two steps away from yoga pants and a sweatshirt at work, but it was fun to challenge myself to rotate through some oldies but goodies in my closet. I haven’t posted on each of these outfits individually yet, but here’s a preview of what’s to come…! Have a fabulous weekend, readers!

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Anyone else challenging themselves to a closet rotation challenge? I vote, go for it!