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Off the Rack: Spring Shoes Arrive at Target (And They Are So Good!)

Spring shoes arrive at Target, and they are so good!
Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to see brand new spring shoes at my local Target - surprised because I thought we usually get stuff late, but that was not the case this week! Nevermind that it was 39 degrees look at these dv espadrilles ($27.99) in blush pink or black-and-white stripes and I was whisked away to the sandy shores of Cabo (or something like that).

In addition to espadrilles, I saw lots of lace-up sandals, laser cut details, wearable block heels, global influences, mules, and slip-on sneakers. The color palette was mostly neutrals, blush pink and classic black, which I love because they're all so easy to wear and mix and match.

There are too many favorites to list but I'm eying spring boots like the Dillon and the Mossimo 'Hessie' which we featured in this celebrity look for less

I think you guys will be psyched about stylish peep-toes like the Alyson and these festival-chic designer look-a-likes called the Kayla. There's even a Jack Rogers dupe! (Thank you to the reader who first alerted me to these on Snapchat, sorry I can't credit you by name but the message disappeared before I could jot it down!)

Keep scrolling to see all my pics, which styles are you ready to scoop up?!

The Look for Less: ASTR Fringe Sweater Dress

Try the fringe dress trend for less.
An email from alert reader Julianne A. of NYC first called my attention to this Who What Wear fringe sweater dress, something she purchased in black and reported was a perfect winter work dress, great quality and a gorgeous look for under $40. It gets 5 stars from shoppers and it's definitely got a designer vibe - just check out the similarities between it and this ASTR fringe sweater dress, which is nearly sold out at Winter's not over yet and I think either dress could be styled so many ways for work or the weekend. Scoop one up now using the links below...

The Look: ASTR Margo Dress, $138 at

For Less: Who What Wear Fringe Tunic Dress, $36.99 at (also on clearance for $27.98 in plus sizes!)

And thanks to Julianne, I also learned the newest Who What Wear spring styles are out (faux fur mules! Lace-up skirts!) check them out here!

Desk Candy: See the Latest Sugar Paper for Target Office Essentials Collection

See Sugar Paper's latest collection for Target.
Every good #girlboss needs super chic desk accessories to help her run her empire, and Sugar Paper for Target gives you just that and more. Each elegantly bound planner and stylish desk accessory will help you stay organized while beautifying your space (and your Instagram feed, too).

I resolve to get organized at the start of each new year and while I rarely if ever follow through, a girl can dream as she pages through this notebook and doodles in this faux leather padfolio. For pro tips, Sugar Paper co-founder Chelsea Shukov shares ways to get organized on A Bullseye View here.

Shop the Sugar Paper for Target collection in stores and online at - prices range from $9.99 to $19.99.

MORE: Oh Joy! for Target Spring 2017 Collection Lookbook

Lookbook: Oh Joy! for Target Spring 2017

See the Oh Joy for Target Spring 2017 Lookbook.
I think ever since I discovered Pinterest, I've been committed to transforming everything in my home to white (you know, white kitchen, white furniture, white walls, white bedding, the list goes on) - but one look at the Oh Joy! for Target spring collection and suddenly I'm craving bold and bright pops of color!

Joy Cho's newest home collection at Target includes a mix of whimsical and colorful pieces, like the OMG vase set in gold, gold lady planter, and rainbow stripe pillow. They're fun and on-trend yet show a level of sophistication that makes them unique additions to pretty much any decor scheme.

Oh Joy! for Target's spring collection is now available in Target stores and on through early June. Read more about the collection on her blog here.

MORE: Threshold for Target Winter 2017 Collection Lookbook

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