If you have read this blog for any length of time, you know that a)I love to save money b) I love Target and c)I love magazines.
Needless to say, I was thrilled that Target currently has a special going on where these loves are combined. Buy both InStyle and People Style Watch and get a $5 Target gift card (through December 7).
I took Adeline with me to run some errands on Saturday – including to pick up the two magazines. We went to the Dollar Store, Michaels, Sams and then Target was our last stop. As I pulled Adeline out of the cart at Sams, I noticed her leggings were wet. Her diaper was somehow crooked and leaked.
Of course, I decided NOT to bring the diaper bag (just a diaper clutch) and had no change of clothes for her. Murphy’s law, right?
Well, a little accident wasn’t going to stop me from finishing my errands- especially with Target being the last stop.
And since it was 67 degrees, I knew she would be fine going into Target in just her shirt, socks and diaper.
Clearly she’s a future fashionista for InStyle or People Style Watch, eh?
A pantless fashionista.
She thought she was hot stuff in Target, especially when I let her sit in the back part of the cart. She had removed her ruffled socks by this point. I think I said “Adeline, sit on your bottom please” 150 times. Look at that naughty smirk on her face. I might have had a smirk as I chided her. The child kills me.
In addition to picking her up some jeggings, I took advantage of that magazine deal. Since we are going to be road tripping for Christmas, I wanted to get a few special magazines that I don’t subscribe to.
This deal made the decision of what magazines to pick up pretty easy. I love how substantial both People Style Watch and InStyle are in size. I felt like I was getting a lot for my money, you know? (I hate paying $4.99 for a thin magazine!)
Plus, with the $5 gift card, they made for very reasonable roadtrip reading. The $5 gift card has to be used on a future purchase, which was fine with me since I am at Target basically every week.
When Adeline and I got home, both she and Elias took a nap. I savored the quiet and couldn’t help but take a sneak peak at the magazines (though I still left enough unread for my Christmas road trip).
I would definitely not consider myself someone who is super into fashion, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying my new magazines. I was pleasantly surprised that I found glimpses that I am not completely hopeless in both magazines.
A few of the trends shown that resonated with me:
- Gold (personalized) jewelry (thanks to Lisa Leonard and her new gold line)
- Taylor Swift (her new album Redis so good!)
- Color blocking
- Cardigans and long tops (total staples in my wardrobe. My favorite ones are from Zulily – did you know they have women’s clothes every day?)
So yay for magazine indulgences, good deals and toddler fashionistas who bring a smile. I hope this post helps you if you are looking to save a little money this Christmas season + get some good light reading. Remember, the gift card offer ends this Friday!
Would you consider yourself very fashionable? Do you ever look to magazines to help inspire/encourage your style? Also, have you ever taken your child into a store only partially dressed?