Fab Find at Target

No matter a woman’s age, education, occupation, or financial situation, we all have one thing in common: we love a fabulously savvy fashion find.  Target is one of my favorite places to score big on a small-ticket item.  Much to my husband’s dismay, each time I run in for groceries or a household cleaner, I make it my business to peruse the women’s clothing section, in the hopes of locating a must-have for my ever growing wardrobe.  This week was no exception, and my Target shopping definitely paid off.  Amid the racks of juniors clothing (Yes, that’s right.  The juniors department holds hidden treasures.  Just remember that you will probably have to go up a size.), I found my perfect piece; an olive green, lace mini-skirt.  The real treat was that is was just $16.99.  You just can’t beat that.  And, it is the perfect color for the fall season. 


Here is a close-up of the skirt.


The important thing to remember when purchasing a cheap chic piece, like my skirt, is to pair it with some of your pricier items.  Not only will this reflect a well planned fashion style (No one wants to look like they purchased an entire outfit from a single mannequin.  Where is the fashion fun in that?), but it will help inexpensive items look like a higher quality than they are.  Like it or not, the reason that Target, and other discount stores, can produce clothing at such an inexpensive price point is that they are using less expensive products and production than a high-end distributor, like a department store.  By mixing inexpensive items with your department store staples, your lower-priced items will take on a high-quality appearance, and may even become the key component to finishing off a fabulous outfit! 


Here is a look at my finished outfit and a guide for mixing cheap chic pieces with high-end staples.



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