Today I had a list of about 5 errands to run, and I was on a mission to knock them out so I could get back to work. The problem? One of those errands involved a trip to Target, also known as the deep abyss. My wallet has yet to survive the lure of relatively-inexpensive pretty things, and today was no exception – even with a list in hand.
First stop was the plus size clothing section, which has been downgraded to about 4 racks of mismatched, wild printed monstrosities. It was really bad, and made me sad as I used to be able to find decent basics like tees and dresses there. Officially over the Target plus sizes now.
Next to the clothes are shoes. I was lured by a very tall cobalt blue wedge shoe that stood at the end of the aisle. I contemplated them before nixing them because they’re strictly sitting shoes – not ones I could walk in for an extended period of time. Then, I saw the boots. For kicks and giggles, I thought I’d try to shove my feet and calves into some $35 cowboy boots, not expecting them to fit. Can you guess what came next?
My new motto with boots might be: “If they fit, then I must get!” They are so comfortable. I love, love, love boots. I am hoping to style these with different looks, including some new things on the way from Gwynnie Bee. I am putting together a roundup of wide-calf boots for fellow boot-lovers – look for that soon. Edited to add: I am wearing a size US11 shoe and the circumference around mid-calf where the top hits is about 16.75 inches.
As if grabbing a pair of cowboy boots wasn’t enough, I also spent a little too long in the makeup section. My virtual Sephora cart is currently sitting at $400-something, which will never happen. Instead, I grabbed some budget e.l.f. Cosmetics items to fill the trends I wanted to try, including a red lip. I always think I look ridiculous with most lipsticks, but wanted to try a red lip since it’s so hot right now. Enter the $3 e.l.f. Studio Matte Lipstick in Rich Red.
I think a more blue-red might be better, but this is a good budget-friendly way for me to get acclimated to a red lip.