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So You Are Saying You Want Me To Shop At Target? For Clothes?

Logo of Target, US-based retail chain

Home Of The Perfect Fashion Basics? Really? Trust Me I Am As Confused As You.

So my fashion life revolves around 3 things…A- Finding and buying basic, timeless pieces in black. 2- Finding and buying unique, chunky and at times masculine accessories and D-Finding and buying the highest and in my opinion, sickest, vegan heels I can locate on this fine planet.

I shop in someway, everyday of my life. I do not necessarily buy stuff everyday, I just am constantly looking for the things I need. The timeless things, the things that are unique to myself and things I just know I cannot do without. Once I find a basic I need, that fits, I buy at least 2 in black and then look for one in white or gray. Maybe a bright pink or something if it is the season for that.

Since I do shop so much I try on lots of stuff in every single price range and let me tell you that just because a basic tank dress is $200 does not mean $hit. For Real. It makes me so pissed to cuz lots of the time I will order it on-line, get it, be like ‘WTF, $200 for this cheap material, ill-fitting piece of garbage?’ Thanks but no thanks. So I return it. Then I will be somewhere like say, Target, stocking up on body lotion and toothpaste and I will skip through the woman’s clothing section. And I find what I am looking for. Time and time again.

I have now realized this is not coincidence. I found my long black tank dresses there and bought 3 for $20 each, this was after I tried on Alexander Wang ones that were over $200. I found my black baggy off the shoulder T-Shirt there and bought 3 on sale for $11 each. This is after I paid $50 for one at Express and never wear it cuz the Target ones fit better. Yesterday I went to get body lotion and boom, I find the perfect short, tight tank dress for $20 and buy 3, after I spent over $200 on a Citizens Of Humanity one I have never worn even though I bought it last year. Full price.

Last week while I was in ‘color for wardrobe planning’, my teacher was talking about fit and quality of clothing and she was talking about good quality clothing at a low price point. She brought up Target right away. Her exact words were ‘Every time I walk into Target I am blown away, Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you cannot get quality clothes at a low price point at Target.’ I had to chuckle cuz I was wearing my baggy black off the shoulder T-Shirt from Target that class. My next class I ended up getting called out for my outfit, my teacher loved it. It was the long black tank dress I got from Target accessorized to the tilt.

So the moral of this rant is… If shopping at Target is not only good enough for, but recommended by the teachers at the Fashion Institute of Technology (aka the infamous F.I.T. in Manhattan) then maybe you should take a look 😉


Shop Here: Big Buddha Store.

Big Buddha Store In Englewood, NJ.

I had the pleasure of going to the Big Buddha store in Englewood, N.J. last Saturday. I managed to score the last ‘Vegas’ clutch they had in stock which made the trip even better 🙂 I had totally forgot there was even a Big Buddha store in Englewood, I knew in the back of my head but forgot. Lucky we parked right around the corner and walked right past it as soon as we started to tour the town. The store is super cute with tons of merchandise. There are SO MANY bags and purses there, I was in heaven. I could have spent 2 hours there but my boyfriend was with me. Nuff said, right?

At Big Buddha besides bags there was also a bunch of shoes and clothes for sale. There were these beautiful kimono like short dresses for only $42. I am so upset I did not get one, it was the perfect summery, beachy, goes-perfect-with-espadrilles type of dress. Englewood happens to be a really, really cute town too. There are lots of places to shop for unique jewelry and clothes, plus lots of places to eat and have dessert.

If you do make the trek to Englewood, N.J. have a walk around, buy something sweet at Big Buddha then get in the car and drive 3 miles to the town of Teaneck and eat lunch or dinner at Veggie Heaven. The drive is like 5-8 minutes and super easy to make. There is ample parking in both Englewood and Teaneck so make a whole ‘cruelty free’ day out of it 😉

Big Buddha Store. 34 Dean St Englewood NJ. 201-569-4555. Open 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday. Closed Sundays.

http://stores.mybigbuddha.com/StoreFront.bok Big Buddha Store In Englewood, NJ.

For Lunch:

http://www.veggieheaventeaneck.com/ Veggie Heaven Website.

Veggie Heaven. 473 Cedar Lane. Teaneck, NJ. 201-836-0887. Open 7 Days A Week. All Vegan. All Kosher.

Veggie Heaven In Teaneck, NJ.


Matt And Nat Sample Sale May 31-June 4, 2011.

Matt and Nat sample sale will be held in Montreal from May 31-June 4, 2011. There will be savings up to 90% off and this is a CASH ONLY sale.

Hours are:

Tuesday May 31st to Friday June 3rd from 10am to 7pm and on Saturday June 4th from 9am-3pm.

Location:

333 Chabanel O. Suite 555, Oest,  Montreal, QC H2N.

http://www.mattandnat.com/ Matt And Nat.

A sample sale in New York City

SAMPLE SALE!!!


Shop Here: Moo Shoes.

Moo Shoes is an all vegan all the time shoe store located on the island of Manhattan. This  awesome vegan boutique offers a little bit of everything from shoes by Olsen Haus to belts by Vegetarian Shoes and Matt and Nat. They have an awesome selection of shoes, I mean amazing. There are sneakers and work kicks for men, sandals and high heels for women, a massive selection of belts and wallets for both sexes.

Moo shoes is open 7 days a week 11:30-7:00 Monday-Saturday and from 12-6 on Sunday. The store is located at 78 Orchard St in the Lower East Side. As luck has it there are also like 3-5 vegetarian restaurants within walking distance of the store so you can go get your cruelty free shop on then get your grub on. Check out Wild Ginger Pan Asian Vegetarian if you stop by Moo Shoes, it is the perfect all Asian all vegan restaurant.

http://www.mooshoes.com/ Moo Shoes Homepage.