I promised to share some outfit photos of my new Target gift card clothes, so here ya go. One of my basic must haves for summer are comfy capri pants. One of my basic must haves for all the damn time are black pants. Oddly enough, I realized that I had ZERO pairs of black pants in my closet. The last pair I had sadly became a little small last year. During my shopping spree at Target on Saturday, I managed to pick up two pairs of capris, one in a lightweight denim fabric, and the other in a black linen with a drawstring waistband. Both pairs were on sale for $15, but free of course to me with my gift card.
OOTD from Monday, April 19th:
Blue IZOD Grampa Sweater: Recently Thrifted at GoodWill
Black T: Gap Outlet Store in San Marcos, Texas
The Pants: Target, with my birthday gift card
Sandals: Target, 2009
Blue Flower Pin: Gifted from my friend Erin, vintage
Yellow Bag: Vintage, gifted
I've been getting tons of compliments whenever I wear this bright blue color. Maybe I'll look for a dress or a pretty top in this shade of blue, too. I am in love with this yellow bag. I'm now the proud owner of TWO yellow bags, but really, a girl can never have too many, in my opinion.
OOTD Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Red Cardi: I thrifted this from GoodWill at the same time as the blue IZOD sweater.
Animal Print Cotton Top: Thrifted last summer.
White Tank: Same old tank top from WalMart.
Black linen capri pants: Target with my gift card.
Sandals: Target, also with my gift card.
I can not tell you how much positive feedback I got on this outfit today! I've been wanting some pants like this for quite awhile and I stumbled across them at Target a couple of weeks ago. I waited to buy them, hoping for some birthday money. I almost waited too long, since the sizes had been thoroughly picked through on Saturday. In fact, the website shows that these pants are now completely out of stock! I bought these in an XXL but I'm pretty sure I could have worn the XL's. I'm happy with these, though. I don't mind a flowy linen pant for summer.
Now, a lot of people don't like the wrinklyness of linen. Me, I think it just adds to its character. I'm wearing linen! Yes, I will iron them before wearing them, but once I've got the pants on, the wrinkles can have a little wrinkle party. Have at it, I say.
They had these pants in a few more colors and I'm kind of wishing I had picked up the khaki ones too. I don't really understand white linen- you can see right through it! But people love that stuff.
I'm still working up the courage to wear my new strapless maxi dress that I also bought on the trip to Target. I'm kinda thinking I want to save it for a special date night with Amos. Do you do that- save new clothes for a special night out? It's silly, really. If you like something, you should just wear it! But this dress seems really special to me, so I'm saving it to wear with Amos instead of just to work (for the first time, anyway). Plus, it will mark a YES I DID IT moment, since, ya know.... it's STRAPLESS. I'm still trying to figure out the bra situation with that one.
I'll post pictures when I do wear it, but only if it's a success and I don't lose my top.