Monday, April 27, 2009

Two Target Skirts + A Tank Top


OK, after having these for a couple of weeks, I am finally getting around to some reviews.  

First off, the lovely Merona Patchwork Madras Skirt in Blue for $19.99.  All the pink & green blogs I have been reading lately are bringing out my inner preppy.  Please pardon the blush tee/brown cardi with this - horrible combination - but I just threw the skirt on to take a quick blog pic.  I envision this skirt looking fab with any combination of white and/or navy tees, tanks and cardigans, as well as a little light blue and possible some fuschia or a dark pinky-red.  This is a straight skirt, with pockets and belt loops.  In the size 4 it is about 17.5" long down the front center.  Sizing is pretty consistent to what I am wearing in J Crew.


Secondly, the Denim Full Skirt in Light Wash, also $19.99.  This also comes in a dark denim, and stood out to me because of J Crew's retro-chambray Wendy skirt.  It's pretty similar and I can't find the Wendy online anymore. This is pretty full and I was able to size down to a 2 in this.  And I am not a size 2, my friends, so I would say it runs a tad big.


I also came across a table of great little Mossimo stretch micro-rib tanks priced at $8.99.  I purchased the "coral"  and took a photo of it next to my new Papaya "Claire" below to show a color comparison.  I think this tank will be great with the J Crew hues desert brown and light pewter/pewter.  It is very similar to J Crew's perfect tank but at half the price.  I purchased a perfect tank last year online in yellow, and after wearing it for about two hours, looked down and noticed little holes in the front knit.  They were also in the back and there is no way I could have done this unless I took a stapler to it or snagged it on several nails while wearing - which I might have noticed!  And that is the last time I paid $18 for a plain tank top.

12 comments:

  1. OH, thank you for posting about Target skirts! You know, I was in there last week and I saw this cute denim skirt! I knew this was one that you had purchased! I love it! I must go back and check it out----the other skirt is adorable, too:) Can't wait to see some polyvore's on these.......hehe:) I have purchased many tanks from Target (i also like the "Long and Lean" ones from Target!) and i love them!!

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  2. Your papaya "claire" came in the mail already? Or were you able to find it in stores? I purchased mine on the phone Friday and it still says they haven't shipped... I'm dying to get it! One reason I hate ordering things is because I am so impatient.

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  3. Oh I forgot to mention... they only had the other three colors on Friday - but when I went in on Sunday they had a whole row of Papayas along with replens of some really popular items like the rosette tees (blush AND white) and the lavender Jackies. I hope yours ships soon!

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  4. love the madras skirt.....and guess what ?
    I actually like the brown cardigan with it because it totally doesn't look 'too done'......just perfecto ! :)

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  5. Yes, I agree with queen b! YOu look great in that exact combination.

    You think that Target runs a bit big? I got the Wendy on sale for $29.99 minus teacher discount. Glad I got a 0. I have *not* got the smallest rear end around! A 26" or 27" in J. Crew's latest jeans fit me the way my old 29s do. Vanity sizing. (If it's a size or two down from her regular, she'll buy it -- they must be thinking)

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  6. Thank you Queen Bee and fidele... I guess madras is more versatile than I thought! I'm happy to have found this skirt. Yes, sizing has changed quite a bit. It doesn't make sense that I would now wear a smaller size than I did in college... 3 children & about 15 pounds ago!

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  7. I like that madras skirt - but worry it may be too short on me. I'll have to see in person. Love all your finds!!

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  8. Very cute madras skirt...looks like it's out of stock on-line.
    I waited on the Wendy and now it's gone. This could be a good substitute! Denim skirts are a summer staple for me.
    I love all your suggestions!!
    The vanity sizing is driving me crazy. I bought a 2 in pants at Gap and J Crew and size 0 in a Juicy dress. Trust me...I am not a 2 or a 0!!!

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  9. Yes, I agree on J Crew tanks getting holes easily. Same for some of the tees.

    Cute skirt. I have seen Target's version of Wendy & concur that it is very cute.

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  10. Great finds! Love the madras skirt, and I have that pink Target tank...looks great with the J.Crew Dusty Rose Spectator peep toes. :)

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  11. I've been eyeing that skirt too! I might just need it now!

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