Friday, November 5, 2010

Target of my most-shopped places!

In my last blog, I talked about discount store fashion and if it's even worth buying clothes from stores like Wal-Mart, Target and K-Mart. I also mentioned that the only thing I get from Wal-Mart, really, are things like tank tops and t-shirts for layering, but I also forgot to mention accessories. Though I'm not crazy about the jewelry, you can get a cute functional watch from Wal-Mart for something around $10. Nothing too fancy, but I've bought watches there over the years for work or school.

Also, I love how Wal-Mart had these Michael Jackson fedoras last year, not too long after the King of Pop's death. I bought a black one and it came with a Michael Jackson button on the side. They also have cutesy totes and messenger bags, which aren't too expensive, and are wonderful if you like hearts and stars all over everything, or if you want to buy something for a younger girl.

With that being said, yes, you can get cute accessories at Wal-Mart, but you can get even cuter accessories at Target! The bags there, though they are not a major design brand, are quite trendy-looking and a steal for under $30.

The main reason I like shopping at Target is the brands. Merona and Mossimo have the best fashions, from everyday wear, to frilly dresses, to business attire. The fabrics are good quality and will last you a while also. Over the summer, I bought 3 different dresses that were about $25 dollars each. I really like dresses, short and long, and that's all I really wore all summer.

Also, I have to mention, as a mom of 3 little girls, I can't help but to find my way over to the kids' section and I love dressing my little girls. Here is my issue, not so much with Target, but with many stores and designers...when was it okay to dress our little girls like little adults? No one should look at my 3 year old and go "she looks like a miniature woman". Why is it okay for the fashions that we are putting on ourselves to also be put on our daughters? I'm a strong believer in the old adage that one day, they will be adults and they have plenty of time to wear hoochie skirts and bikinis and make-up! With that being said, my little girls stick to Hello Kitty and Disney Princesses! I want my little girls to look like little girls while they're little girls! I like the bargains on the clearance racks, which is usually out-of-season clothing, such as at the end of summer, you can find shorts and tank tops for very cheap. Once, I went into Target and spent very little for a bunch! I got my girls things that were only a little over a dollar! And because they're close in age, I could get them matching or similar outfits.

So, in conclusion, I think Target honestly has the best fashion out of the 3 main discount stores, with Wal-Mart a close second and K-Mart very far behind, but that's my next blog!

(Image is of a Merona dress at the Target website currently for $8! I bought it at the beginning of the summer for more than twice that! LOL...just goes to show you how much they drop prices at the end of the season on certain things)

Here's the link:

Target Merona dress

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