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In Real Life: Target's March Shoe Highlights

I've decided to start referring to my "Off the Rack" posts as "In Real Life" - let me know if you like/dislike/don't care about the change. Moving right along, yesterday I checked out the shoe offerings at my local Target. It was the first day of spring and sandals were finally out! I fell in love with a pair of nerd-chic Mossimo flatforms but the back strap kept slipping off when I walked. I wanted to love them but they just didn't work out. So then I turned my attention to some pewter sandals that are a DVF "Opal" knock-off (which I posted earlier here). These wedges look great on and feel pretty comfortable. Other highlights include some brown and orange strappy wedges, very Tory Burch-esque, bright cobalt and turquoise platform sandals, ankle-cuff flats, and ankle-strap espadrille heels. Really, there are so many great wedges right now. Keep reading to see dozens more IRL photos - which ones did you buy or plan on buying?

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Thanks for the Target Spring 2012 Shoe Preview! Nice cross section of styles. Love the electric blue heels!
#1 Felecia Ward (Homepage) on 2012-03-21 16:52 (Reply)
I have to say... sky-high heels make me want to vomit. Why are women still willing to cripple themselves like that??

Love the last couple pairs though. I only wish Target shoes ever had arch support.
#2 Sandra on 2012-03-21 17:24 (Reply)
i like "off the rack" better, lol. anywho, i have the "philomena" wedges in black. wore them to work yesterday and let's just say that these aren't good for standing long periods at a time- at least not for me. i love them, though.
#3 Niki Cheapskate (Homepage) on 2012-03-21 18:29 (Reply)
I just bought a pair of sandals from target and their selections were pretty great. I thought "off the rack" had a nicer ring to it.
#4 Tracey on 2012-03-21 19:58 (Reply)
I like "off the rack" better
#5 Sandy on 2012-03-21 20:55 (Reply)
I'm in the minority here but I like "In Real Life," mostly because when I see things on a web site or in a magazine, I always wonder if they look as good in real life.

I love those black flats with the silver toe cap. Some of the wedges are really cute too. The heels are nice, but I don't know how anyone that has to be on their feet much can wear them.
#6 Sara (Homepage) on 2012-03-21 21:31 (Reply)
I like Off the rack but in real life is a better description so maybe combinne the two =D

I love these posts by u though!
#7 salmeen on 2012-03-21 22:35 (Reply)
Off the rack was better... thanks for the recap!
#8 Laura on 2012-03-21 23:12 (Reply)
I am not sure which name I like better. Maybe a combo??? I am no help! Target has been KILLING it in the shoe department. Great choices and prices! Thanks for sharing
#9 Mandy @ in the Fashion Lane (Homepage) on 2012-03-22 02:26 (Reply)
I'd say Off the Rack. I've shopped at Target before, but it's been a while, I knew they had great handbags and underwear, have you seen their bra selection! You really don't need Vici Secret. I haven't checked out the shoes though, but now I'm going to, those are so cute. I love the blue ones!
#10 Sarah Miller (Homepage) on 2012-03-22 04:23 (Reply)
I've picked up some really cute bras and loungewear at Target as well. They have cute work-out gear too!
#10.1 The Budget Babe on 2012-03-22 08:26 (Reply)
I prefer Off the rack. in three words I know what your post is about. Gotta get to Target! Maybe use "In Real Life for celebrity Dress by number or look a likes. love your posts :-)
#11 Stacey Costin on 2012-03-22 05:54 (Reply)
I agree, I like off the rack as well. I love Target shoes, it's my first stop whenever I'm looking for anything. Very rarely have I left without finding alot of things I want! And I agree with Sarah Miller up there, there bra's are pretty amazing....and such a great price!
#12 Jessica Garcia on 2012-03-22 07:47 (Reply)
Ya know, I think I kind of like "off the Rack" better. Great pics though! Those neon wedges look cute but sort of painful.
#13 Kate (Homepage) on 2012-03-22 08:05 (Reply)
Thanks for all the feedback, I will stick with "Off the Rack" - I didn't really have a good reason for changing it anyways! :-)
#13.1 The Budget Babe on 2012-03-22 08:09 (Reply)
In real life is ok but I think I like off the rack better! It just has more of a ring to it! But great post thought Target is like my aboslute favorite store!
#14 Airess on 2012-03-22 10:04 (Reply)
There are 4 pairs I want really bad. I know the velvet-looking bright blue criss cross heels are $30, and the blue flat sandals are $20. They really stepped it up on their shoe collection. I need to do some serious summer shoe shopping! I like Off the Rack as well.
#15 Thrifty Lizzie Couture (Homepage) on 2012-03-22 10:20 (Reply)
The Off the Rack posts are my favorite! Definitely stick with the name Off the Rack though! :-)
#16 Lindsay on 2012-03-22 10:29 (Reply)
I also like Off the Rack better, my favorite posts.
#17 Davina West on 2012-03-22 11:16 (Reply)
aw thanks!
#17.1 The Budget Babe on 2012-03-22 18:22 (Reply)
I like "Off the Rack"! The coral Pollie wedges are so cute. Tried on the cobalt Dolce Vita knock-offs a while ago...they're not very stable, despite the thick heel. I'd rather save up for the real thing.
#18 Shannon (Homepage) on 2012-03-22 11:36 (Reply)
I must be in the minority, I like the title "In Real Life..." But seems the majority likes "Off the Rack" maybe you could save the new title for something new...
#19 MrsDla on 2012-03-23 11:20 (Reply)
I love target shoes. I only wish they would last longer than 2 months.
#20 Silvia (Homepage) on 2012-03-26 11:29 (Reply)
Ahh! Love the second orange espadrilles! I think I'm going to check out my local target for them tonight!
#21 Meagan (Homepage) on 2012-03-26 16:27 (Reply)
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