Saturday, January 14, 2012

Adventures in Window Shopping

Since I was out and about looking for rental houses, I made an impromptu stop to one of my favorite stores, Target.  I hadn't been there in a while (suprisingly) and I must say I was excited about what I saw.  They have really brought their A game for Spring/Summer.  They had everything from waterproof trench coats, neon trimmed bags, stylish tote bags (on clearance), animal print shoes and bags, and even a dupe shoe that I know you've seen before.  When I saw all they had to offer, I had to whip out my camera and take pictures.  I often wonder what people are thinking when I'm in a store randomly taking pictures of their merchandise.  I hope they don't think I'm planning a heist after hours or something like that.  Anyway, let's take a look at what I saw, shall we?

How cute are these boots??!! I can definitely see these with a wide array of outfits.  The sky is the limit with these.

Every woman needs a pair of black heels in their shoe wardrobe.  These can be worn to work, out with the girls, to church, or a night out on the town with your significant other.  You can't go wrong with these and the price is right too.  Not to mention they come in other colors too.

And who doesn't need a leopard print of heels? If you already have a pair, there's nothing wrong with having a back up pair.  These can be worn with just about everything.

             These heels will have you channeling your inner Dorothy.  

            And they also come in a wine colored faux suede.  Gorgeous!!!

These shoes are a good dupe to a pair of heels I recently tried on at a local store.  Both of which will remain nameless.  If you know who I'm talking about, you also know those shoes cost a pretty penny.  But, since these cost around $30, you can still afford to be on trend and be cute at the same time.

I had to try on these wedges when I saw them, and they are very comfy.  And at $30, you can afford to buy both pairs.

Can you believe these tote bags were on clearance for like $8??!! These would make great beach bags, or for the green ladies out there, stylish grocery bags.  

This nice bag was also on clearance.  If you want to wear an animal print, but don't want to commit to an article of clothing or shoes, a bag is the best way to go.  

         And for those that love zebra print, Target's got you covered as well.

Neon is all the rage this spring and summer and Target is getting in on this trend as well.  I really like the hot pink on this backpack.  

             Trench coats are always in style.  Target has them in the traditional tan color.

             For those ladies that like to spice things up, they also have them in red.  Loves it!!!

And they also come in spring appropriate yellow and always perfect black.  I wouldn't mind having one in each color.  But, as of right now, funds will not permit me to do so :(

 I. LOVE. THIS. HAT.  I have always wanted a floppy beach/summer hat.  Now they have them at Target, I've gotta get me one.  It comes in blue too.

Seeing all these cute accessories in Target definitely has me looking forward to warmer weather, sandals, and longer days.  But, until then, we've gotta deal with cold air, snow, and the day ending early.  Sigh...

Until the next post...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Wow, Where Did The Time Go?

Hello everyone!! I know you've heard it by now, but I would like to officially say Happy New Year!! We can leave behind all the good, and the bad, and focus on making ourselves better for 2012.  Last month was really exciting for me.  Besides celebrating Christmas with my family, I also received my Bachelor's of Arts degree in Communications.  Graduation was bittersweet for me.  I'd been working on this degree since 2005, and for various reasons (had my son, working full time jobs) I finally made it out this year.  That was the sweet part.  But now I have the daunting task of looking for a job (I've been unemployed since June 2011.)  That's the bitter part.  So for 2012, one of my main objectives is finding a job where I can utilize my degree.  I'm optimistic that I will find something; and even if it's not what I want, I can work it until something else comes along. I actually have a job interview on tomorrow, so wish me luck!!

So, I wanted to share some pictures with you of my family during our Christmas get-together at my Aunt's house.  I know, I know, but it's better late than never.  Just humor me and look at my pictures, please?! Lol!!

My Aunt's Lime Punch

My Aunt

My Ma

My Sis

My Nephew, His Girlfriend and My Son (he wanted to get in ALL the pictures)

I would've gotten a picture of my Daddy, but he was busy frying fish and chicken out on the carport.  Anyhoo, my sister called me Rosie the Riveter because of the headscarf I was wearing.  I really like it; it has a really silky feel to it with really nice colors of turquoise, charcoal gray, black, white, and navy. The only thing I don't like about it is I think it's for someone with really long or really thick hair because of the way it's made.  It's sort of bonnet like and when you tie it, it kinda flares out at the top (picture the top of a brown paper bag.) So I have to play with it to get it to look the way it's supposed to.  Anyway,  I'm also wearing my Old Navy chambray shirt (which I LOVE), and the navy blue wide-legged trousers from this post.  And to keep the look comfortable, I put on a pair of Mens Tretorn sneakers that I got from DSW for a whopping $10!!!! I saved over $50 by getting them on clearance.  So, here's a summary of what I'm wearing.

Headscarf:  Target $7
Earrings:     Cooper-Young Festival $1
Shirt:           Old Navy $15
Belt:            Target $16
Trousers:    Lane Bryant $60
Sneakers:   DSW $10  

So, how did you spend your holidays or is it too late to ask? Lol...