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My $5 Pineapple Tee and More Amazing Summer Finds at Target

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.
Pineapple prints, colorful lace, gingham checks, madras plaid and more amazing summer fashions greeted me at my local Target store yesterday. I had one of those extremely rare, super-successful shopping trips with both kiddos (candy bribes may or may not have been involved) and was able to snap some pics and try on a few items, too!

Shown above: Pineapple tee (just $5!) and Mossimo Low-Rise Boyfriend Shorts 6" Inseam, wearing size 4/27 (fit is TTS). I think this is the pair online but can't quite tell for sure.

My main mission was to get some shorts for summer that aren't too short, and I found the perfect pair by Mossimo (I think this is the pair but not 100% sure) - they're called the Mossimo Low-Rise Boyfriend Shorts ($22.99 and I used a 10% off Mossimo apparel Cartwheel app coupon) and have a 6" inseam which is great when you're bending over a lot with kids and have kids climbing on you, using your leg as a fireman's pole, and just pulling on your clothes in general! LOL! #momlife

Then I picked up two tees for $5 each, one in pineapple print and another with tiny embroidered lemons. So cute!

The other stand-out find was this lace top ($24.99) and these print shorts (just $12) that look like J.Crew or Ann Taylor at a fraction of the price! They look awesome together (scroll down for a photo). In terms of sizing, I find everything by Merona fits me TTS, similar to brands like LOFT. I size up with t-shirts because of shrinkage and sometimes with jackets, too, for layering.

Finally, I was loving all the lightweight shirts and casual shorts from Merona. I don't know why, but when summer hits, I'm all about those weekend-in-the-Hamptons vibes (which is obviously a far cry from my real life but I like to pretend!) - hence the long-sleeve button downs, madras plaid, gingham checks and more. I think the key to making these pieces feel modern and youthful is to mix and match with some edgier finds, for example, pair the check shirt with denim cut-offs.

Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them! Have you found any great pieces at Target lately?



The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.
This fruit shirt! $19.99 by Merona

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

Green plaid shirt by Merona, so soft, light, and perfect for summer! Also love this mixed stripe longsleeve shirt.

On the bottom, I'm wearing these Mossimo chambray shorts, just $12 online! Super casual and perfect for hot days when you need something lightweight with an elastic waistband.


The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.
This lace top is AH-MAZING. It comes in four gorgeous colors that are perfect for summer. It runs TTS (I'm a small in Merona tops) but note that it does not have any stretch to the fabric, so it was a little snug getting it on over my head, and it was almost too snug in the bust area.

And let's talk about these shorts! Just $12 online! These would look amazing with a white tee, a chambray top, or full-blown matchy color like I've done here. Pair with gold jewelry and some cognac wedge sandals (or gold flat sandals) and you've got the ultimate summer party/date night look. So good.


The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.
Merona Stripe Shirt with floral embroidery

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.
How amazing are these green check shorts!? Just $12!

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

The Budget Babe reviews summer styles at Target.

Comments
was the white popover with pineapple print online? was it merona? in love with that!

And the sandals!
#1 Diane on 2017-05-25 11:21 (Reply)
It's actually a lemon print by Merona, but I can't find it online!
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2017-05-26 06:58 (Reply)
Totally unrelated but I LOVE your necklace!! Where is it from?!
#1.1.1 Elise on 2017-05-31 11:37 (Reply)
Thank you - it's totally related! My necklace is by Baublebar:

http://rstyle.me/n/cf64begsvw
#1.1.1.1 The Budget Babe on 2017-06-01 07:29 (Reply)
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