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Target buys

On my trip to Target the other day, I did something I usually have the willpower to avoid – I took a stroll through the women’s clothing section. I’m definitely a person whose wardrobe is mixed with higher-quality timeless basics and cheaper trendier pieces. And I find that Target can be a great place to augment your closet with those inexpensive buys.

They had TONS of sweaters out – some a little on the heavy side for southern California. But the three I picked up will be perfect for our chilly mornings and evenings.

Xhilaration Juniors Short Sleeve Cardigan – $24.99


You can’t see it well in this picture, but the crocheted detail on the back is really pretty. I like how it’s mesh on the front and then has a more delicate lacy feel to the back. This is a pretty light sweater – perfect to throw on over a tank or even a long sleeved tee.

Xhilaration Juniors 3/4 Sleeve Sweater – $19.99

This is more like a poncho/cape, but it doesn’t have that boxy appearance when you put it on. It looks great with a pair of skinny jeans to balance the looser fit.

Merona Women’s Open Cardigan Sweater – $29.99

This picture doesn’t show the selling point of this sweater at all. On the back, there is a really pretty braided band that elevates it from just being a long cardigan. Also, the cut is different. You can kind of tell from the photo, but it almost has tails – it doesn’t cut straight across on the bottom. I’ll try to post a pic when I actually wear it so you can see the details better.

The great thing about these sweaters is that they all work with my favorite basic outfit – skinny jeans and riding boots! Throw one of these guys on top and you have an easy, comfortable, stylish look!

What’s your go-to favorite outfit base? Jeans, ballet flats, and a flowy top? Skinny jeans, pumps, and a tank?

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Express sweater sale

Here in Los Angeles, it’s nowhere near sweater season yet. I took a 1/2 mile walk to Starbucks this morning in shorts and a tank, and definitely got a little sweaty (tmi?). But I couldn’t help checking out Express’ sweaters when I got the email that they’re having a B1G1 50 percent off sale! It’ll cool off here eventually, right?! Here are a few I have my eye on. (Photos are linked to sweaters on Express.com.)


Skinny stripes like this can hardly ever go wrong. I also love wide necklines and slouchy fits- so cozy! AND, the short sleeves are perfect for warmer LA autumns! Another plus – it’s machine washable.


I love the metallic sheen of this one. It also comes in 4 other colors. I could see dressing this up with a black mini and a statement necklace.


Now if I still lived in Boston, this one would get a lot of wear! It just looks SOOO cozy! I can picture curling up by my parents’ fireplace in this sweater with skinny jeans and slipper socks on. 🙂 (Not sure if it’d be so functional to wear it with shorts like the model? Haha)


Cable knit sweaters are always a classic look in my book – this one just gives it a stylish twist. I love the short sleeves and the big armholes.

Do you shop at Express? What are some of your other favorite “mall stores”?
I like some stuff at American Eagle. LOVE J. Crew but often can’t afford it! Forever 21 is good for cheap trendy accessories.

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