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Off the Rack: 20 Things I Wanted to Buy at Target Today But Resisted

More Issues than Vogue sweatshirt at Target

I'm only slightly exaggerating when I titled this post "20 things I wanted to buy at Target today but resisted" - I mean, who can't use another cozy sweater or long cardigan to pair with skinny jeans or leggings this winter? And that faux fur vest - so glam. I passed it up, knowing my toddler's sticky fingers would find their way deep into the fibers. And those denim overalls - I've been wanting to try the overall trend for months now! But I know better. Can't pull it off. I could, however, pull off a wintery Fair Isle knit by Merona. Yes, that's certainly more my style. Sadly, I only shopped the fashions with my eyes today and instead left with a huge haul from the dollar aisle - I'm in panic mode, wrapping presents and finishing up little DIY goodies for everyone on my list. It's exhausting, but at least it wasn't expensive. What have you bought (or resisted buying) at Target recently?

Winter Fitness Fashion: December Fabletics Review

Fabletics review

While I prefer to work out in shorts or capris, I have found myself tugging on my leggings instead due to this cold weather! And it’s important to cover up after breaking a sweat so you don’t catch a chill! Thankfully Fabletics has you covered for both your tops and bottoms. The selection of colors is endless, but I love that they have gotten more creative with paneled designs on their leggings. And I am a huge fan of the cranberry red color they have splashed their most recent lines with. So here’s what I chose this month (courtesy of Fabletics):

My Westfield Style Guest Blog Series: Holiday Gift Guides

Holiday Gift Guides

In case you're still shopping for holiday gifts (raises hand), check out my holiday gift guides for the new Westfield Style blog - I've rounded up affordable options for the hostess as well as charitable gift ideas. There's something for everyone, and everything's available at your local Westfield shopping mall! Read my gift guides here and here.

Disclosure: Westfield Style is one of my lovely sponsors.

10 Gifts for the Hostess (that give back!)

Holiday Gifts that give back

In this weekly column, I'm sharing high-style tips and finds that are budget-friendly, too! This week, I've rounded up some of the best gifts with a charitable twist. Find more holiday ideas on my blog, A Vintage Splendor.

If your holiday schedule is anything like mine, then you're on the home stretch with holiday parties coming up in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully, you've bought all your gifts, wrapped them up, and are enjoying them decorating your home. Hostess gifts always seem a last ditch effort with many of us rushing to the wine shop for a bottle. I know, you can't go wrong with wine, but this year I have another game plan: gifts that give back.

Forever 21 Debuts Limited-Edition Collection with Artist & Designer Ron Bass

Ron Bass x Forever 21

Forever 21 is teaming up once again with New York-based artist and designer Ron Bass for an exclusive collection of limited-edition women’s and men’s apparel. The collection includes tank tops, t-shirts, hooded jackets and pants featuring emblazoned paint splatters, scribbles and sayings that are signature Ron Bass designs.