totally target (dress)

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Oh man. Target. Let’s face it. It’s really hard to get out of Target with just one item. How much time do I spend in the dollar section before I even make it to the rest of the store? Now, I find myself strolling through the women’s clearance clothing racks before I make it to the grocery/cleaning supplies/actual necessities section. One such stop resulted in this great dress marked down to $10. I swapped out the belt it came with (photo below), jazzed it up with another belt I had at home and a clutch. Totally Target style.

Dress: WhoWhatWear for Target ($10 marked down from $10)

Belt: Urban Outfitters ($5 marked down from approx $60)

Clutch: Reed for Kohl’s ($5 marked down from approx $30)

Necklace: gift

Tights & shoes: (so long ago, I can’t remember!)

Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I’m a fan of swapping out a “generic” or “standard” belt for a statement belt to jazz up a dress. I think a custom belt adds a little edgier or more custom look to any dress. You can see both belts in the above photo.

2) I would definitely gentle wash and hang dry most dresses and thinner fabric items from Target. It’s really easy to underestimate wear and dry from washing and drying items, but if you want clothes to last (especially when you aren’t sure about the quality), I definitely recommend minimal washing and drying wear and tear. I also tend to wear long sleeve t-shirts under dresses in winter just to add a layer of extra warmth and to minimize any staining from lotions (a necessity in winter), perfume, and deodorant, which also cuts down on heavy washing needs.

Anyone else liking Target style lately? I hope everyone has a lovely rest of their week! Thanks for stopping by, readers!

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nod to the nineties

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As you probably all know by now, I’m a fairly nostalgic person. So, when I put this outfit on, I knew I was drawn to it because of its 90s feel. As my girlfriend put it, it’s my “90s coffeehouse look…maybe Phoebe at Central Perk or Blossom hanging out.” …that pretty much covers it.

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Dress: Nordstrom Rack ($20 marked down from approx $45)

Sweater: Gap ($12 marked down from approx $55)

Leggings: Limited (approx $10 many years ago!)

Boots: DSW ($15 marked down from $50)

Necklaces: (gifts)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I’m normally big on belts. I rarely layer bulky/flowy pieces without a belt. But, in the interest of ‘change it up 2014,’ I decided to try something different and ditch the belt. I ended up liking the look. Though, for the record, I kept a belt in my purse all day in case I changed my mind! One way to change up looks is to add a belt, remove a belt, change your tights, change jewelry, etc. All of those changes would change this look and allow for more usage of the dress and sweater as one outfit.

2) Sweaters over dresses. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, this is a brilliant strategy for getting more uses out of dresses (that I take no credit for). I last featured this dress as a dress:

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I loved this dress as a skirt, however, and it was good way to winterize an otherwise warmer weather dress. I haven’t found many dresses that can’t be layered/styled into skirts, so give it a try with your own dresses!

How does everyone else feel about layering without belts? Is it a fashion do or a fashion don’t?

Happy Sunday, all! I hope everyone had a good weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by!