Target was just not on my radar when it came to clothes, but my amazing friend has changed my mind! I told her I can't wear jeans from Target and she took that as her personal mission to help me find some jeans from Target. Well, this weekend was the weekend I had been waiting for - a shopping adventure with my friend and OMG, it was so worth it. I didn't end up buying jeans, but I did get some good pieces!
There is nothing more fabulous than a cute top. I mean, your jeans, shoes, and accessories can be on point, but if your top is not right, there is a problem! Tops pull together outfits, in my opinion, because they are the first thing people pay attention to! I was able to get lucky over the weekend and score some beautiful tops from Target. Now, I won't be mentioning labels right now, but you know when I start wearing these gems, you can find all the details on my Instagram page!
So, let's talk about these jeans. I'm curvy and I'm short. Typically, those things don't mix well in the plus size designer world. I avidly shop at Old Navy for jeans and will continue to do so! However, it feels good to know that if I cannot get to an Old Navy but there is a Target near by, I can find a pair of jeans to fit my plus body. I was so excited to be able to wear these jeans, but it didn't start out like that.
I'm my rush to try on clothes, I thought I grabbed the size 20 jeans. By they way, the jeans in Target are cut smaller, so you will have to go up a size (I typically wear an 18). Well, I was trying to zip the jeans and my heart dropped because I couldn't get them zipped. As I was taking them off, I discovered I had tried on the size 18. Oops! Don't worry, the size 20 fit perfectly fine and felt good on my legs!
Yes, the legs!!! Truthfully, that is why I love Old Navy jeans so much because they fit me in the wait, the butt, and the legs. For me, it is really hard to find that combination so when I found it, I stuck with it! I'll continue to stick with it, but I also know Target is an option. As you can see in the photo, I am having the typical problem I have being a short girl - the jeans are too long! Don't worry, there is a wonderful lady in my city who takes care of all of my clothing alteration needs! I keep her in business!
Of course, I had to try on a dress! I didn't walk out the store with this summer style, but it was definitely right up my alley! I love tie dye. I don't know where I get it from, but it just makes me happy! My mom will even buy me tie dye gear because she knows my love for it. Maybe I like it so much because it is different and so am I! This dress felt good on me and I didn't feel like I was being cute in half. I would definitely call that a win!
Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised at all of the things I was able to find in a store I only use for the things previously mentioned. I had definitely been sleeping on the plus size selection in Target, but I won't make that mistake again. Now, I know this store might not be for you! We all have different styles in clothing and that is fine. In fact, it is the differences that make life so perfect. So, whatever store you go to, happy shopping and I hope you find what you are looking for...and then some!
And as promised, let me say a special thank you to Hope! She was the lady working the fitting room area and she was so patient because we had to keep swapping out items because they have a 10 item limit. She was absolutely wonderful and so helpful! Yes, I know that she will probably never see this, but I have to give credit where credit is due!
Photo credit: All taken by my amazing friend on my phone!