I've been having so much more fun getting dressed each morning now that the weather is finally getting nicer! Check out some of my favorite new arrivals for spring below (click the photos to shop). XOXO
I am having so much fun doing these Target try-ons!! I am going to try making these a monthly occurrence. Check out what I found in store this April below. Happy shopping! XOXO
Who What Wear Shirt, $24.99
I gravitated towards this shirt because I thought it had a fun, vintage-looking vibe that would be cute for spring/summer. I sized up to a medium for a more roomy fit and it looked great front tucked with jeans. I love the quality of the fabric and the length of the sleeves. This top could definitely be dressed up for work (with a pair of trousers and mules) or down for weekend (with distressed denim and slide sandals). It looks like something cool you'd find in a vintage clothing shop, so you'll look hip and unique but you'll secretly know it's from Target. ;)
Who What Wear Shirtdress, $34.99
This dress is a little more preppy than my usual style, but the fit is so flattering! The tied waist really gives an hourglass shape, and the length is perfect for work or a daytime party (on a thin or curvy figure). I think it would look great with a pop of color in a clutch/purse and sunglasses. Then pair it with white sneakers (to keep it effortlessly cool) or dress it up with some simple heels. Again, the quality is great for the price! I could picture this being worn at daytime brunch or an outdoor party. For size reference, I'm wearing a small.
Universal Thread Dress, $24.99
This dress is a casual, timeless classic that I could see paired under a denim jacket with some classic white sneakers on a summer day. The quality is not as amazing as the Who What Wear items I tried on, but the fabric does have a nice linen-feel to it. The belted waist is flattering, too, and the wooden buttons add a nice touch. I am wearing an XS but I think I would have liked the fit of a small better. This is the perfect dress that's easy to throw on for the weekend but still looks put together.
Universal Thread Jumpsuit, $29.99
This jumpsuit was probably my favorite item I tried on. It is so flattering and insanely comfortable!! You'll feel like you're getting away with wearing pajamas out of the house! I love the tied detail at the waist, and the length on the pants is perfect. This could easily be dressed up for work with mules or block heels (and layered under a cardigan on chillier days), and dressed down for weekends with some cool sneakers or Birkenstocks (throw on a denim jacket when it gets cold). I'm wearing a size small and I love the fit. I actually ended up buying this piece because I loved it so much. I wore it for an event at work and felt comfortable but cute.
Over the weekend I switched my garment rack over from winter to spring, so there's no turning back now! Check out what i've worn lately below, and shop using the links at the end of the post. XOXO
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It's officially spring and there are so many cute new collections hitting the stores! Check out my favorite new arrivals below (and shop by clicking the photos). XOXO
Happy Friday everyone! This is that awkward time of year where everyone in NY is like "Pleaseeee, I can't take the cold anymore!" Fingers crossed that the weather starts warming up soon because I'm so excited to break out my spring clothes and stop wearing heavy jackets. Check out my March favorite things below, and have a wonderful weekend!
Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
If you shop at Trader Joe's, do yourself a favor and pop this in your cart the next time you're there. I love it!! It's basically a bottle of the seasoning from everything bagels. I like sprinkling it on roasted veggies for some extra flavor (it's great on brussels sprouts!). I feel like it would also be yummy on roasted potatoes. You can even sprinkle it on top of your cream cheese on a bagel. Delicious!
Keep It! Podcast
I was never a podcast person and I never really understood why people always went on about them (I can be stubborn and avoid things that people keep telling me I "have to" do/see haha). But this year I've started listening to them on my commutes and I really do love it. The Keep It! podcast is one of my favorites. It's about the week in pop culture and it really catches me up on everything happening and cracks me up! I've definitely laughed out loud on the subway listening to this. Highly recommend it!
Dr. Teal's Epsom Salts
I've recently started taking baths for the first time in my adult life and it's become one of my favorite ways to relax and recharge. I probably do a bath about one night a week and I use Dr. Teal's Pure Epsom Salts. You can find them at Target and they come in a variety of scents. I've tried a bunch and I love them all for different reasons. Epsom salts help to ease sore muscles (which is great after a long week of hunching over a computer or during my period) and detox the stress hormones from your body. I love that Dr. Teal's are scented with essential oils. They smell so delicious! I also recently read that a hot bath burns as many calories as a 30-minute work-out. Sign me up!
Dating Around on Netflix
Adam and I had so much fun watching this reality show together! Each episode features a different New Yorker going on a bunch of blind dates, and then they surprise the viewer with who they decide to meet for date number two. We loved guessing who they would choose and laughing about the awkward moments, etc. I'm so curious if any of the couples will end up together long-term!
Target has really upped its fashion game lately and I'm always surprised by the adorable styles they have in store. I have already professed my love for their Universal Thread denim (so affordable and so cute!) but I wanted to try out some of their other collections. So over the weekend I had tons of fun doing my very first try-on session to share with all of you! I dug through the racks for cuteness and quality and tried a bunch on so you don't have to (FYI the Target fitting rooms have a 10 item limit haha I'm an expert now). My Brooklyn Target (which is located inside of a small mall) just redid its fitting rooms and they are gorgeous, and actually have great lighting for pictures. Check out my thoughts on what I tried on below and click the links to shop. If you like posts like this please let me know in the comments! I'm thinking I might make these Target try-ons a more regular thing. XOXO
My name is Abby Formella and I'm a 27 year-old working girl living in the lovely borough of Brooklyn, New York.