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Off the Rack: October Highlights at Target

Target fashions in stores now

Cozy fall sweaters, cool jackets and day-to-night dresses are just a few of the must-have pieces you'll find at Target right now (a major improvement from my last visit!) Here's what caught my eye - read on for riveting commentary and lots of photos!
Target fashions in stores now
This open front shawl cardigan caught my attention because it feels so substantial and looks really luxe - also comes in gray and black. I live in sweaters like this paired with skinny jeans and tall boots all winter long.

Target fashions in stores now
I resisted the urge to buy these ankle boots on clearance for just $10.48.

Target fashions in stores now
We featured these Nate Berkus elephant candle holders...

Target fashions in stores now
...and this black and gold frame in this post (they look just as good in person!)

Target fashions in stores now
This piece reminds me of a Rick Owens moto jacket.

Target fashions in stores now
These Sam & Libby 'Selena' ankle boots boast a chic leopard print and classy shape, although I will say these look better from a distance - up close you can tell they're a bit cheap (but who's going to put their nose to your shoes?)

Target fashions in stores now
The Peter Pan collar is a nice touch on this mod dress.

Target fashions in stores now
You can never have too many striped cardigans. I'll take one of each, please.

Target fashions in stores now
Add a little edge to your everyday looks with faux leather inserts.

Target fashions in stores now
Loving these deep shades of red...

Target fashions in stores now

Target fashions in stores now

Target fashions in stores now
You can't tell from the photo but this shirt is made from a rather thick fabric and reminds me of a top I saw at J.Crew - I remember thinking the fabric choice was odd but that's what makes this top stand out and look more fashion-y.

Target fashions in stores now

Target fashions in stores now
I question how well this lace front sweatshirt will hold up in the wash but it's a really cute way to get this trend for less. Here are two more options we posted earlier.

Target fashions in stores now
I fell in love with this geo print sweater after seeing how Atlantic-Pacific's Blair Eadie styled it for Target's fall '13 lookbook (HERE).

Target fashions in stores now
This houndstooth sheath is the perfect day-to-night piece.

Target fashions in stores now
This plaid jacket looks better in person than in my photograph. It has a 'Gwen Stefani' attitude but would look sophisticated enough for the office, too.

Target fashions in stores now
Apparently Target has a jewelry collab called Cara Accessories - pretty stuff. I see many items from the collection are on clearance HERE.

Target fashions in stores now

Target fashions in stores now
This Merona bag looks expensive.

Target fashions in stores now
These accessories make me look forward to hat and scarf weather. I might go back for the striped set.

Photo credit: TheBudgetBabe.com
Comments
I'm going to Target today, I hope I find those ankle boots!
#1 Davina W. on 2013-10-13 09:14 (Reply)
Let me know if you do!
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-10-13 20:44 (Reply)
I forgot to look for the ankle boots, however, I did buy some knee boots.
#1.1.1 Davina W. on 2013-10-14 10:13 (Reply)
Even better! Which style...?
#1.1.1.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-10-14 20:32 (Reply)
I got the Mossimo Kamari boots in brown. I appreciate when you do posts like this. Thanks!
#1.1.1.1.1 Davina W. on 2013-10-15 09:08 (Reply)
I have the Merona bag in Cognac. I get so many compliments and everyone is shocked to hear how inexpensive it was!
#2 Heather on 2013-10-13 09:32 (Reply)
I just purchased an identical pair of Sam Edelman boots from lastcall.com for under $50 in black suede! Also, there's a Rebecca Minkoff satchel that looks almost identical to the Target version. It really does look as nice in the photo as it does in person! I really like your choices.
#3 LISA (Homepage) on 2013-10-13 11:34 (Reply)
Wow those are identical! love the black suede, very versatile and luxe.
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-10-13 20:44 (Reply)
that geo print sweater is gorgeous! good finds.
#4 happyasannie.com (Homepage) on 2013-10-13 16:34 (Reply)
Wish more of the tops were nursing friendly. Love the jackets, cardis and sweaters, though.
#5 Gabrielle on 2013-10-14 01:18 (Reply)
As the weather gets chilly I'm having trouble finding things that are nursing friendly, too. Also trying to figure out how I'm going to use my carriers with a coat!
#5.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-10-14 20:32 (Reply)
I plan to wear my coat on top of whatever carrier I use (most likely my trust Beco Gemini). I'm thinking as far as nursing friendly tops, I'll have to stick with V neck sweaters or cowl necks and use a scarf for neck coverage. Those are the necklines that have worked for me in stretchy fabrics. Oh, and scoop necks, too.
#5.1.1 Gabrielle on 2013-10-14 23:18 (Reply)
I loved the black snake jacket. It looks great on, but it's on the thin side. I was trying to use the 20% off Women's outerwear from the Cartwheel app, but it wouldn't take so I didn't get it. :-( I would have saved $7 off the $35 retail price.
#6 Liz on 2013-10-14 08:48 (Reply)
Oh boo. I forgot to use my Cartwheel app on my last trip, ack!
#6.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-10-14 20:30 (Reply)
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