day dreamin’ (aka up, up and away)

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When it’s June, 70 degrees, and breezy, I always think of school year summer vacations. You remember those days…waking up when you want, maybe heading to a summer job, reading outside, going out for ice cream and long drives….sigh. I’m a romantic at heart, as you all know. I love the idea of hanging out with your head in the clouds all day…which is probably why I love a whimsical print. This hot air balloon cardigan immediately brought me back to those days. Hanging out on our backyard swing set, watching the hot air balloons float by. While I was day dreaming, I pulled out my “Up” themed necklace that I made a couple of weeks ago to complete my day dreaming themed look. Why not daydream a little? I may no longer get 3 month long summer vacations…but a girl can dream, right?

“The adventure never ends.” Disney, Up
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Cardigan: Target ($7 marked down from approx $25)
Top: Express ($17 marked down from $40)
Pants: Gap ($17 marked down from $50)
Shoes: Aersoles via resale ($6, retails for $55)
Necklace: Made it! (used locket from Michaels, construction paper, and Mod Podge)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I generally don’t frequent Target for clothing all that much, but they actually have a pretty good clothing selection there! I usually shop their clearance section, when I do go, though I’ve noticed the clearance section is significantly bigger online than in-stores. Their prices are so-so full price for the quality, in my experience, but the sale prices are quite good. I like their shoe selection, as well, but have found that their shoes don’t really last beyond one season, so keep that in mind. You might be better off looking somewhere like DSW or Nordstrom Rack for around the same prices, but slightly more durable shoes. However, I’m open to feedback on this, if anyone has had other experiences! 
2) I’m still a huge pan of the colored pants collection at Gap. Seriously, I may have a problem. I wear their colored pants all year long, and find that you cannot beat the prices. When you shop their sale section, look for pants around $5-$15. You might be surprised how many pairs you find! One thing I’ve noticed there is I’m not the same size in all pant styles, so you may want to try on various styles and sizes before writing off any particular pair you find.
Does anyone else have tips for Target shopping? Or have any feedback on their shopping experiences there?
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39 thoughts on “day dreamin’ (aka up, up and away)

  1. I love to look through the sales rack at Target and I’m pretty happy with the quality but i wash gently and hang dry. But I must say I have a pair of basic black peep toe pumps from Target that have lasted me for years (more than 5 years) and are so comfortable! And they show no signs of wearing out {knocks on wood!} =)

    • Awesome!! That’s great feedback! I agree, wash gently and hang dry, is a good strategy for anything, really! Interesting about the shoes- maybe I need to give them another go?!

      On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 3:58 PM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:

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  2. What a great outfit! I think that one resonates particularly well. There’s a certain ease and comfort in your poses that tells me that it’s one of your warm weather favorites.

  3. Ah three month summer vacays…those were the days. Why did we ever want to grow up, what was wrong with us? I have those pink pants in a skinny jean leg from H&M for $19 love it and can’t wait to break them out this summer 🙂

  4. Love the necklace! I may just have go and get my own UP necklace. After seeing that movie I made myself and adventure book that summer! I bought the bicycle cardigan at Target, Love it!

  5. Such a cute look! Love the hot air balloons! I love Target’s designer collaborations…even if they don’t exactly “work” sometimes. If anything, I can pick up a lot of the designer inspired items on the discount rack since the lines don’t typically appeal to the majority. Their shoes are pretty good too! xx…Cortneybre…
    http://cortneybre.com

    • That’s so funny, because I completely agree! A lot of times, especially in areas where it didn’t seem as appealing to people, all of the designer collab is on the clearance rack- and, of course, then I getting inexplicably excited to get the quirky stuff!

      On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 2:14 PM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:

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  6. Wow, the outfit does look dreamy. Or creamy. Or both. 🙂 I love the cardigan and absolutely want to steal that necklace from you… 😉 But the shoes are so strickt and dark for this, like they hold you back from going above the clouds in day-dreaming… 🙂

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