Week 16 :: of something old, new, blue and Target

Another aborted Doctor Who week.


With temperatures rising, there’s just no way I can justify coats and jackets and trousers, even in the climate-controlled environment of my classroom.  And with summer right around the corner – 17 more days, in fact – I’d look pretty darned foolish in any Who get-up from now on.

Oh, well.  I guess I’ll save it for the 50th anniversary special in November.  (Especially now that I’ve just discovered that MATT SMITH IS LEAVING THE SHOW!  WTW?!  He was just starting to grow on me!)

Anyhow, this decision left a gaping hole in my theme schedule.  Thank goodness for the cleverness and resourcefulness of regular reader Selah, who came up with three suggestions, two of which I’ll save for Yale and one which I grabbed onto for this week like a drowning man to a life preserver.

I present to you, my friends, Selah’s suggestion:

Favorite Stores Week

She actually suggested favorite brands, but I’m not much of a label gal, and the majority of places I shop have their own label anyway, so I guess brand and store are pretty synonymous in my universe.

Regardless, it’s actually quite genius on Selah’s part and we must’ve been psychically connected, because I was thinking of doing an entire week of wearing at least one Target item in every ensemble.  Selah’s suggestion is a lot more challenging, though, and definitely stretches my creative juices.

Of course, it being Monday, I decided to take the easy route, if only to make my back to work day a little more palatable.  We start off the week then, with my absolute favorite: Target.

Fave Stores Monday

So many choices!  So many clothes!  I probably shouldn’t do an actual inventory of the Target stuff I own because I might just perish from shame.  As it is, I think it’s crazycool that I can outfit myself in head-to-toe Target clothing, right down to the accessories.

Fave Stores Monday

And Target sure stands the test of time.  The Merona pinstriped button up I’m wearing is years old, probably as old as Aly.  Of course I have to wear my flat-boob bra (that’s a post for another day) to make it work since I’ve pudged out since then, but it’s still in pretty decent shape.

The shirt pairs quite nicely with my most recent Target purchase.  J over at J’s Everyday Fashion turned me on to this skirt with her engaging post about the Blue Willow print, but KS#2 hated it on sight so I reluctantly put it back.  However, I spotted it on the 50% sale rack last month and couldn’t pass it up.  And because it’s Merona, the blue of the skirt goes perfectly with the blue of the top, which makes pattern mixing a breeze.

Fave Stores Monday

I think I’ve already talked up these Macha flats to death here, here and here, so I’ll just concede that I’m finally overcoming my anti-flats stance, and all because of these babies.  I don’t even mind when my students lose me in a crowd (I’m that vertically challenged); it actually just makes me that much more ninja.  An added bonus?  My forty-year-old feet thank me every day I don’t wear stilettos.

Fave Stores Monday

Over to you, my friends.  Do you have a favorite brand that allows you to go head-to-toe in it?  Or are you more a mix-and-match kinda gal/guy?

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
everything Target

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10 thoughts on “Week 16 :: of something old, new, blue and Target

  1. Del says:

    Loev the outfit…and your matching nail color!! 🙂 yes, i noticed!!

  2. jenortega says:

    Ah! Selah! I love the Frances books, and I remember that tea set! Maricel, I really love this skirt just because it is reminiscent of teacups, but in an unexpected place (which makes it really fun).

    • mtsedwards says:

      See, am I the only one who didn’t know this pattern until J’s blog?!

      • Selah says:

        As a fabric pattern, I think it’s a new trend, but as a china pattern it’s at least 200 years old. 🙂
        Now that you’ve heard of it, you’ll see it everywhere.

  3. Selah says:

    I’m glad I could help. 🙂

    All of my dishes are Blue Willow – the obsession started with A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban http://books.google.com/books/about/A_Bargain_for_Frances.html?id=dOKHPgAACAAJ

    As for Matt Smith – I had heard a rumor, and I’m not surprised, but I’m a little sad (and a little excited too).

    • mtsedwards says:

      I wouldn’t be able to do shorts at work, but this was a perfect theme suggestion!

      I tend more toward modern graphic prints for my housewares but do appreciate this pattern on clothes.

      I sobbed and sobbed when Tennant left, and I feel like Smith has barely been the Doctor but I guess his tenure is already 4 years long? Maybe the Ponds outshone him coz I sobbed and sobbed when they left. But yeah, I think I’m also excited about a new Doctor. I hear it could be a woman this time?!

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