As a Stay on the Farm (stay at home mom) I don’t really have the most amazing fashion sense. Since I’m always home I’m either in a t-shirt and jeans rocking that messy bun, but there are those days I do decide to dress up more. Whether I’m going to church, date night with the hubby, or I’m going to be into town for more than a few hours, I tend to dress up more.
When I go shopping I tend to stick to my top three rules. Comfort, longevity, and price. Comfort is absolutely huge to me, I don’t care how pretty it is, if I’m going to wear it a few hours or whatever the reasons I WON’T BUY IT. Heck I wore boots at my wedding because I can’t wear heels long and I don’t really want to spend money on something I might wear once. Longevity, well that’s a no brainier, I got a toddler and a baby, I don’t want a shirt that will fall apart with a yank. Finally price, sometimes I don’t follow this rule, like when my husband says “I don’t care what the price is” or I haven’t been shopping for me in a while, other than that, sorry Nordstroms your not in my price range.
Here I will tell you my favorite stores to shop at and what my must haves are. This can range from every day wear or my splurge outfits for those special occasions, maybe a few bonus stuff too.
Probably one of my first go to stores mainly for jeans and tanks, my absolute must haves. First and foremost the jean, oh my goodness I have fallen for their rockstar skinny jeans, they are sooooo comfortable. I was one of those girls growing up saying leggings aren’t pants, yoga pants are for working out and the famous ‘you’ll never see me in skinny jeans’ well I was wrong, those are my mommy life savers. The jeans are so soft and affordable too. They come in different styles and colors too! Now the tanks, I have a whole drawer dedicated to tanks. You can wear them on their own, layer them or use them as an under shirt, having a baby spit up all the time I tend to layer because I just take off the top shirt and tada! They breathe so well, very loose feel and come in so many colors. Finally Old Navy has the cutest items in store, I love shopping in the winter and stocking up on the flannel, kinda an obsession of mine…. but I do find a few in spring and summer. Bonus they have Maternity!!!
I may or may not have gone online shopping while watching, I mean look how cute that sleeveless dobby is!♥
I love western stores, boot shopping, the smell of the leather and their cute outfits. I recently went shopping at one and found the cutest floral shirts, plus they have the best sales! Now of course boots is my everyday wear, I do have a pair of tennis shoes but boots take the cake, I have 3 pairs, a work pair, an every day pair and a fancy pair (no snip or pointed tips, sorry). They have the cutest shirts and dresses too. When I shop here, for me not my babies or husband, I go straight for the everyday/nicer wear. I use these for church, date night and the ‘I wanna dress up a little’ day. For Valentines day my hubby bought me these Ariat slip on moccasins and I love them. It actually got me out of boots for a bit. Its a little bit pricier, but worth it.
Now this being the most expensive I don’t shop boutiques often. When I do it sale racks and hoping I win that give away on Facebook. Now owning a business of my own I am all for supporting local small business, just sometimes I cant afford it. That being said they do have the cutest things that are cheaper as well, such as the cute novelty T’s. Also I tend to shop for some dresses here as well. I’m not one for dresses, but these are cute for dates and work well during pregnancy as well for all you pregnant moms out there.
When it comes to make-up I’m not the most practiced. I just do my eyes and put on some long lasting lip gloss and walk out the door, I’ve asked for help, but never really get it. When I do my make-up I tend to go more for the natural look, browns, copper, the occasional light pink and that’s it. Well I recently took a trip to ULTA and found the world of make-up, it was overwhelming, I got me some foundation and a new pallette for eye shadows which I fell for (I’m in this rose gold kick right now). When it comes to my lips I do have a few colors, but my main go to (other than chapstick) is the velvet matte from Victoria’s Secret. I grabbed it one day to make the money mark for a free item and I never looked back.
Well there is one store that every girl can’t pass up, and that’s Target. I will spend hours in there and not even spend money, ok that’s a lie. With the Starbucks, Adorable kids clothes, and dollar section whats not to love? When I go, I usually go for my boys. They have the cutest clothes, I mean look at that, Wyatt is my cuddle bear or ‘bear’ so anything that has a bear on it I’m sold. Now their nightgowns changed my life in my opinion. I was the one putting on my husbands shirts to go to bed at night. Well after him constantly complaining about where his clothes went, *cough* I gave in and went shopping. These are so comfortable I can stay in them all day long! They are really affordable too. Now lastly Joanna’s Hearth and Hand, I have no words how excited I was for this. I took a trip to Magnolia and loved all their stuff, just not the crowds or prices. When they came out with the Target brand I was skeptical but very surprised. You need to check it out in my opinion.
If you do plan on shopping and don’t know the sale days let me do you a favor. 😉
Monday – Electronics, Accessories, Kids Clothing, Books, Baby and Stationery
Tuesday — Domestics, Women’s Clothing, Pets and Market (food items)
Wednesday — Men’s Clothing, Health and Beauty, Diapers, Lawn & Garden items and Furniture
Thursday — Housewares, Lingerie, Shoes, Toys, Sporting Goods, Decor & Luggage
Friday — Auto, Cosmetics, Hardware, & Jewelry
I mean look at this stuff!