October 26, 2012 - Easy Outfits, Style

Payday Pretty | Tar-jay Holi-day

Payday Pretty is Alison’s regular Friday feature where she challenges moms to squeeze 20 bucks out of the family budget to buy something fun for yourself.

 Call it luck or an evil plot to destroy my bank account, but I have a Super Target right down the street.  And I’m NOT exaggerating when I tell you that I’m there almost every day.  Most of the employees know me.  I even buy Christmas gifts for some of them.

So it should come as no surprise that a lot of my style is built on wardrobe pieces from Tar-jay.  It’s just so darn affordable and trendy and the quality ain’t half bad either.

For those reasons and many more, I bring you this week’s Payday Pretty featuring holiday outfit builders from Target for $20 and under.  Build an outfit around any of these essentials and you’ll look smashing for all of your holiday fetes.

1.  Sequin Ballet Flats – $19.99.  You NEED these sequin flats.  I bought a pair a few weeks back and am surprised at how they work with so many things.  These flats add the perfect amount of holiday sparkle to any outfit.

2.  Snakeskin Bangle Set – $16.99.   These snakeskin bangles combine the perfect amount of toughness and sophistication.  Wear them with an LBD for a fancy party or jeans and a blazer for a less formal event.

3.  Ultrasoft Cardigan – $19.99.  It won’t be a Blue Christmas with this cardi!  Last year I bought one of these in mustard yellow and wore it with everything.  This year I gotta have this perfect shade of blue.  Add some sparkly accessories and heels and it’s party ready.  These cardigans are so soft and pretty, you’ll want to throw one on every day.

 4.  Coated Denim – $20.  You have NO idea how thrilled I was to discover that Target is carrying coated denim.  I’ve really been wanting to try this trend without investing a lot into a piece that I might not get much use out of.  But at this price, I’ll be getting at least two pairs.  These are a great mom-friendly alternative to the leather pants trend.  The sheen makes them the perfect dressy jean for holiday galas.

5.  Bib Necklace – $16.99.   Bib and collar necklaces are all the rage now.  Get on trend and wear this gorgeous beaded bib to dress up an ordinary sweater or t-shirt for your celebrations.  **UPDATE!  I went to Target today and this pretty is now on clearance in stores for just $11.48.  Go get you one! 

Photos:  Target.com 

It’s Your Turn:  Which of these holiday outfit builders has you wanting to run out to Target right now?  How will you pair it up for your holiday merrymaking?  Tell me in the comments!

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  • I LOVE all things Target 🙂 That bib necklace is awesome!

    Pearls & Paws

    • PrettyOn

      It’s a must have on my list! Have a great weekend.


  • Love Target…one stop shopping rocks! The coated denim is on my must-list and that color is fab! Sign me up!

    • PrettyOn

      Can’t wait to get my hands on a pair of those! Thanks for stopping by the blog.


  • Um, I would love to go out and get it all! The sequined flats are so cute and a great deal. I think a trip to Tar-jay this weekend is in order 🙂 Have a great one! Heather

    • PrettyOn

      Best part is that you can have it all for under $100! I swear my paycheck should just get get written out to Target. TGIF!


  • I LOVE those sequined flats! I haven’t seen those at my store!

  • So crazy, I was looking at bib necklaces today and was torn between that Target one and one more expensive, now my decision is made can’t beat that Target price!

    • PrettyOn

      Hi Erin – I couldn’t believe the price on it. Hope you’re able to snag one!

  • I can’t believe someone else is at Target everyday like me!! MY favorite store!

    • PrettyOn

      LOL, maybe we need some kind of Target addicts support group!

  • I love the coated denim and have been eying it at Target waiting for a markdown (yes, I’m a Target clearance lover!) Recently at Target I got ponte pencil skirts for work for $5.98 and the cutest animal print flats for $4.50! Can’t beat their prices!!

    • PrettyOn

      Those are incredible deals Peggy! I often wait for things to go on clearance too. It’s worth taking a chance to see if they will still have my size. 🙂

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