Today’s post takes you with me as I try on 5 Target dresses for Fall I found for under $35!
The other day, while shopping at Target for a completely unrelated post, I strayed off my path and into the clothing section. I was drawn in by the first dress you see above. That was a hole I should never have entered! Damn, that Target dress buyer … (excuse my French).
So I admit, I have a bit of a shopping problem. Usually, it’s fabric or something for my studio but lately, it’s been dresses! I can’t seem to get enough of them.
Knowing me, this will dry up as soon as the weather gets cold. But for now, I’m all about DRESSES!
Within a span of 3 minutes or so, I had these 5 Target dresses in my cart. I generally prefer to try them on at home, so along they went with me. Oy!
I told myself that I’m helping YOU by bringing all of these home! It’s not for me, it’s for YOU!! (yes, eye roll please)
So at least, shop with me. If you get one and I get one, then we’re just having a fun day getting to know each other better.
I’ll make some suggestions. You make some comments. And together, we’ll figure this thing out! No guilt. No judgment. After all, these Target dresses are all under $35! We’re just a couple of gals having a good ol’ time without breaking the bank!
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Target Dress 1: The One with Memories
This dress was put in my cart only because I saw one similar on another blogger and it looked great on her. Now, this other blogger and I don’t share the same figure type so I’m not sure what I was thinking. She was petite, smaller chest … okay, she was smaller all over, lol.
When I was smaller too, I LOVED shirt dresses. Whether tied with a belt, sweater, or just left plain they were so easy. I guess maybe this one feels a little dated because I used to wear them so much.
The fact that it needs to be ironed also is a factor as I’m very judgy on myself about ironing.
So I did my best to play the model. Looking front and side, then belted.
The fabric is a light brushed synthetic that, unlike cotton shirt dresses, I don’t think will work with sneakers well. This is what I would probably pair up with it:
Target Dress 2: Wrap dress – this is what started it all
I think I was drawn to this one because it reminds me of the dresses I see Brooke Giannetti wear in a lot of her IGTV videos. If you read my other posts, Brooke is the author of Patina Farms, the book I absolutely LOVED. Here’s a post I did when I shared this lovely hardcover gem.
Can you tell how influenced I am by people I see?! I guess we’re all like that to a varying degree. I digress …
While this dress is super versatile, for some reason I thought of how nice it would be to wear as a cover up over my yoga clothes as I go to give my class. So, as long as the weather holds, I think I would pair this one up with a bit of a random selection:
Target dress 3: pure potential
Okay, hear me out on this one. . . I know, it looks HUGE. Well, it IS huge haha. Yet there was something about it that made me think that it would look much better on ME than on the hanger.
When I put it on, the button at the neck almost had me saying, “NO WAY!” But then I started twirling a bit in front of the mirror. Moving my arms here and there, allowing it to grow on me.
I like it with one hand on my hip. I do.
Yet when I looked at the pics, hmmm. As soon as that hand comes off it’s definitely a big question mark.
Maybe for someone, perhaps yourself, with a smaller chest, this would TOTALLY work. Also, if you’re drawn to this little gem’s potential then I suggest buying a size smaller. This is a medium and I really should have bought a small.
Thinking how I would style this girlie, here is what I’m thinking … she’s too girlie! She needs to toughen up just a bit. Get a little edge, but not too much.
I’ve also thought about the undergarments on this number. A bodysuit is definitely in order to keep the breezes to a minimum!
And if you’re thinking, Allison would never wear that … oh how wrong you are! I love to go a little edgy especially when I’m traveling to NYC or Chicago!
Target dress 4: Sweet sunshine
Now this one caught me off guard. Yellow is one hard color to wear, yet I love the little floral and the small ruffles. I think the rust tones mixed in help with the yellow on the skin.
It gets an A+ for comfort and it has pockets, so BIG points! When it comes to styling, like the last one, I think this little lady is a little too sweet for me as is. Not a lot is needed but just a little.
I’m keeping the styling simple for this outfit. Take a look at what I’ve chosen:
This is a perfect transitional fall look. Take off the layers for those unexpected warm days filled with sunshine. Put them back on when the afternoon turns cool! LOVE!!
Target Dress 5: mamma Jane
The color is blah, the style reminds me a bit of a moo-moo dress, and I normally don’t like this type of split-neck collar … BUT I really like this one. After all, if the Target dress buyer thinks it’s a winner, I should at least be objective!
Maybe it’s the puffy sleeves just to the elbows?
Or that the color is surprisingly very flattering on a lot of skin tones. I swirled in front of the mirror for a while contemplating how to wear this dress. After all, the moo moo tendencies need to be squashed asap!
I’ve got it. What do you think?
Now it’s time to vote!
Comment below with your choice for the Target dress that I should get and let me know what you’re getting. How fun is this?
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I’m really excited to see what you have to say about these amazing Target dresses. And yes, they’re all under $35!! Steal!
That’s all for today, my friend! Namaste,