Sunday, August 26, 2012

Denim Dilemma

Left - All Skinnies: Forever 21 $12.50 (aunt hemmed), Vigoss via Nordstrom $50 + $25 hem and skinned (before), J Brand $70+ $15 hem, William Rast for Target $25 (aunt hemmed), Guess via Macys $30 (super skinny with lots of stretch), Paige via Ross $50 + pending hem.

Let me start off by saying that I love wearing jeans, dark washes specifically. I have tried on lighter shades of blue, but it didn't work out for me. I tried on a few colored denim at Target, but unfortunately, they don't make them in my size (argg). I'm not jeggings fan. I keep my jeans and my elastic waisted pants relationship separate. My bottom half thanks me for it. The thing is, I hate buying jeans because of the combination of my height, thighs, and calves, but when I am on a denim hunt roll, I pick up as many as my wallet allows. Oh, I'm also super picky about my butt pockets. Has anyone else noticed that Gap's butt pockets are ginormous?

Last Fall I picked up a pair of Paige jeans from Ross for a whopping $50! The tag claims they're "irregular," but I wasn't able to locate the irregularness so I bought them. And these jeans have been sitting in my closet ever since! The reason why, one, I am lazy to go out and get them hemmed when realistically it's about a 15 minute pit-stop. Two, I'm not sure if I want to make these into skinnies when I ask for a 4 inch hack job. The bottom of these pants are between a straight leg and a boot cut. I'm thinking since I already have 5 pairs of skinnies that I can rotate through (usually J Brand, William Rast, or my new favorite, Vigoss), maybe I should keep them as is and just have them hemmed shorter...but then I go back to the reason why I had my Vigoss jeans taken in -- I just didn't wear it enough and now I'd wear them 3 days straight. Oh, the decisions of first world problems...

Happy Sunday!

Readers -- What do you think I should do? What would you do? Do you have any favorite jeans that you gravitate towards?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Target Finds

Two hour before closing Target shopping is the best thing ever. There's no crowds and unfortunately, I have to admit, there are relatively few screaming kids at this hour. Anyways, back to the best thing ever part. I found two amazing finds this week! Full price, but still amazing.

I am always on the hunt for affordable black flats. I burn through black flats relatively quickly. I trip in them, I scuff them, and I make the flats (hold your breath) smelly since I don't wear socks with them. And it's almost time to say good bye to my Report flats, the one with the flower at the toe box. At the same time, I'm trying to give my beloved flats a break between wears. I'm scared for the soles disappearing. The other night, I came across a quilted pair of ballet flats that look very similar to a pair I purchased and return from Piperlime 9 months ago for half the price! (I blogged about them here.) I tested them out in the store and then at home, very comfortable and not scratchy in the back.

Merona by Target, Item #: 096019249, $19.99, similar

I wondered into the little girls department looking for absolutely nothing and came across this lace tshirt. The tshirt is not see through and has an under-layer under the lace. I purchased this in gray in a 14-16, XL. I am (5'2", 30D/32C, 115lbs) normally a XS - S in tops at Target. The length of the top hits me a little below the hips (22.5" from the shoulder seam) which is great! The downer about this top is that it is straight down from the armpits, but that's nothing too bothersome. Surprisingly, the boob pocket hits me at the right spot. I am thinking that I should take more trips into the children's department since the women's/juniors department has not been doing their job recently in dressing me. I really cannot wait for thicker and non-see through pieces to appear. In the mean time, I highly suggest this lace top! 

Readers -- Do you have any recent favorite Target finds?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Unexpected Shopping Hatus

I'm not quite sure how I feel about summer break coming close to an end. It's bittersweet. The sweet, summer clothes will slowly fade away while the warmer fall and winter clothes come back into season. Although I'm a huge fan of summer (and summer break), summer clothes does not play well in my wardrobe. The Bay Area has very few days of summer weather, which is why I prefer the "warmer" pieces. The bitter, school starts again. Don't get me wrong, I love learning, but...I'm not sure where's the but. Going back to school isn't as bad as I thought it would be.

This year, I'm looking into adding flowly blouses and cute (less kiddy and minimize the number of floral prints) tops into my wardrobe. Last week I purchased this top at H&M while I was in Roseville, CA. I love that it's a loose fitting blouse that can be dressed up or down. The pattern is something to adore as well. Plus sleeves and the length of the shirt complements all body types.


The only downer about this top is how sheer it is! I bought it thinking I would be able to wear this with a white or nude cami. The white was awful and the nude just didn't make the cut. So without anymore hesitation top is going back. 

This is the only top I've purchased in about two months which is great for my wallet. I like to think of it as saving up for the upcoming splurges on Fall collections (hopefully it won't be full of neon, animal prints, and studs). 

Readers -- What are you looking forward to this Fall?