Sometimes when I am supposed to be doing other things, I go to Target.
I go just to look mainly, or to get toilet paper or paper towels. It is a totally Zen experience for me (provided I have not made the mistake of going on a Saturday morning near Christmas or at any point in August before classes start). I just sort of zone out and take it all in. I am sure a few of you can relate, this state of Zen is also achievable at places like HomeGoods/TJMaxx/Marshalls, the bookstore, and occasionally, the super market (but only fancy supermarkets… with cheese departments…). Today, it was Target. And it was perfect.
Even though it is snowing here, (sigh) the good people of Targét (tar-shjay) were rolling out all things spring. This includes bathing suits, of course, which is to assume that it will ever not be winter here in Boston. And that I will ever feel like being in a bathing suit …but that is another matter. I was delighted to see all of the ditsy prints and ginghams and lovely summerish frocks made of jersey! Brights and tiny prints and anything made of jute snap me instantly into longer days and windows open and lilacs in bloom. Here's a little sample of the things that are ushering in spring:
1.) The fedora trend has been going strong for several seasons now, and I have to say, I still really like it! I can't personally pull it off (too much hair!) but I am always wishing I could. Especially with this cute straw one with a floral band!
2.) This Mossimo Supply Co. Smocked Back Dress is a perfect spring/summer staple! Love it alone, or layered with a camp shirt or little cardi. Great for beach days with flip flops or outdoor dinner with wedges. Also comes in a perfect green color!
3.) Bring a pop of color to a simple tank with this Crocheted Bead Necklace.
4.) This Gingham tote is the perfect thing to take to the fleas or farmers market. Cuffed jeans, white tee and Chuck Taylors and you're off!
5.) I have grown fond of funky colored plastic watches as plucky accessories but I like them on the bigger side and worn as a bracelet. This Teal Bracelet Watch is pretty close to perfect!
6.) Loving grey and white gingham. This lightweight scarf is a perfect way to perk up any outfit.
7.) Perfect ballet-flat shape? check. Perfect yellow color? check. Perfect way to brighten your day? Mossimo Odell Flats in Bright Yellow: all of the above.
8.)This little zip clutch from the Global Girlfriend line is a great mix of modern and ethnic. Just love the natural linen with a pretty pattern and a button to boot!
9.) These Dolce Vita for Target Rope Wedges are sure to find their way into my wardrobe at some point. I love the combination of leather and rope. A perfect chunky shoe to wear with a flirty dress.
10.) Ditsy prints can read 'grandma' or 'toddler' really fast if not executed well. This Mossimo Ditzy Top is done oh-so right and would be perfect layered with a tank and some slim cargos!
All items were spotted at my local Target store, which I love. They are also available on their website , which I don't love. (terrible to navigate btw, if anyone from Target is out there reading…terrible! no fun at all! just sayin'.)
Have you spotted anything fun for spring? Let me know!