Jumping the Gun

2.8.12c{Similar Cardigan, Blouse, Skirt}
Yesterday’s semi-warm weather got me all gushy inside for spring. In other words, I should have worn tights today. It is not bare leg weather yet. The optimist in me is hoping for sunshine by noon. Or maybe I’ll just run home for some tights. 
I braved Target at 8:30 am on Sunday to check out the Jason Wu collection. There were surprisingly no crowds (and none of these people) and I pretty much had the collection to myself. I picked up this number I’m wearing and this top, too. I was a little sad I didn’t get in a  fight with anyone for my sizes, but I still pushed over a rack just for the sake of it. 

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  1. I bought the same top! Such a gorgeous color, and I love how you’ve paired it with more brights :)


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    • plantmade says:

       Me too! Now I can’t wait til it arrives in the mail! I bought way too much from the Jason Wu sale! hehe.

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  2. Alicia says:

    LOVE the new blog look!

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  3. I as well am getting too excited for spring.  70 degrees the other day, and then it’s back down to mid 50s :(

    Love the outfit!

    xoxo Jessica

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  4. Tairalyn says:

    Nice…. I would have done the same thing…. pulled some random woman’s hair… just for the sake of it. 



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  5. Yorkie says:

    Was the Wu collection for Target equal to all the hype?

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      There are definitely super cute pieces but I never know if anything ever lives up to its hype! But this is probably one of my favorite collaborations in a while.

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  6. Teal says:

    I picked up that same shirt and I love it. You’ve also inspired me to pair it with mustard yellow, so thanks! However, I did have to fight through the claws and hissing of women on a bargain mission. Craziness.


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  7. Alison Deering says:

    I’m glad to hear your Jason Wu experience was less hectic! My Target was crazy – I had to throw some elbows to snag the stuff I wanted. Well worth it, though, and highly entertaining. 


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  8. Sara says:

    i love that skirt! I got a little bit of Wu, too – the navy poplin dress. I pretty much bought it just to wear on the 4th of July.

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  9. Jessalyn says:

    No crowds at my Target either. Cue deep disappointment.


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  10. I am very ready for spring, too. No judging here 😉

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  11. Jessica says:

    too cute!!

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  12. you look super cute in this lovely spring outfit!



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  13. StaceyZ says:

    You are too funny.  I love your posts.  Great meeting you the other day.  Congratulations on all of your success.

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  14. Your colour combinations are always amazing!

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  15. Rebecca Hansen says:

    Great shirt! Love the whole outfit, freezing legs or not.

    Rebecca (hearts)…

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  16. Mary says:

    so glad you found a way to get your aggression out. love that skirt- worth a few downed racks i think.

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  17. elizabeth says:

    oh, i love everything about this outfit. 

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  18. Asher says:

    I love all of these beautiful, bright colors together!! Great look :)

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  19. rhiannon says:

    love this post, made me giggle. and your skirt is so adorable!!


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  20. Andrea says:

    love your top <3

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  21. ModaMama says:

    Lovely top.  I’m in Canada so we don’t have that wonderful collection coming to us!  I’ll live viacriously through you though!

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  22. Mariah says:

    Keep evoking spring! This is lovely.

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  23. Jen says:

    I ADORE your hair! Any tips on how to get a similar look?

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  24. Michelle says:


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  25. Samira says:

    I really love that floral skirt!!!

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  26. aislin says:

    as usual, i get the perfect amount of little snickers from your posts :) so good to laugh on wednesdays [especially when they seem to d r a g out]

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  27. Eesh says:

    Cute! I love your hair!

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  28. kaylan says:

    love the new blog look! 

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  29. I live in NYC, and the Jason Wu collection was pretty much gone within 15 minutes of store opening.  Luckily, I got up really early and snagged some stuff online.  Cute top!


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  30. What did you think of Jason Wu collection Kendi? I’m in Toronto, so we don’t have the collection, and I’ve just been seeing the collection in magazines and on blogs, and I have to say I’m not wowed. I mean the stuff is super pretty, and wearable, but I guess I was just expecting more. Did the collection meet your expectations?


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    • Kendi Lea says:

      The Target I went to had maybe half of the collection that they have advertised, so I didn’t get to see everything. With my experience with Target, you are kind of buying the designer’s name instead of quality pieces, ya know? But yeah I thought everything was cute. I had my eye on a dress but they didn’t have my size so I ended up getting two tops. I honestly liked this collection better than Missoni just because it seems more wearable. :)

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  31. Love the floral skirt!


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  32. With all of the SMASH commercials, I have decided that you have a twin!!

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Haha, yes we kind of do look alike! I watched the show and was a little freaked out by the end of it, but mainly because I struggled for years to get in a broadway show and finally got the part in a production about marilyn monroe.

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    • Ah, you are so right!!  Kendi is gorgeous!

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  33. Keesha says:

    Oh wow that couple bought EVERYTHING!!!! Thats nuts…anywho, I love your outfit! 

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  34. Brandi says:

    This is a simple yet super pretty look!


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  35. Erin says:

    Love this look!  It’s quite ladylike, but the shoes add a little sass!

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  36. Jess says:

    I went into my nearest Target and there is nothing left!! So sad!! Love this outfit!

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  37. There was no hope for the Atlanta targets, stupid big cities :)
    As always, you look stunning!!

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  38. We were there at 7:40 and it was all gone in a matter of minutes after the doors opened. Madness.

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  39. Kara M says:

    I waited until 3:00 that afternoon to go and there was still a little left. OMG though, I can’t believe those people bought the entire line!  That is just wrong!!

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  40. WUAS says:

    wow I can’t never get over how amazing your outfits are!


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  41. Nikell says:

    I love those shoes! Too cute (^_^)
    I had to laugh at that couple buying the entire collection! No, it’s not very courteous but at the same time, you can’t knock them either. They saw a business opportunity and took advantage of it. 

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  42. Elisha(: says:

    Cuuuuteee!! Love the dress (:

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  43. Ashley says:

    I was wondering how his collection would be…looks great!~

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  44. Alyssa says:

    love, love, love the aqua-blueish top and the skirt is to die! Go floral prints. :)


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  45. Katie says:

    We got up early to go to Target too, but here in Alabama I don’t think they were impressed with it. Everything was still on the shelves. I thought about buying up a bunch of stuff and selling it on ebay at double the price, but I’m a good person, so I didn’t…

    Did you see the bicycle print dress? Precious!

    Also I’m wearing a Target dress on today’s blog- so cute! You should check it out and then buy it and then wear it better than me!

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  46. Jason Wu… I must check this out…

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  47. Jess says:

    Love this ensemble!!! Great blog! xo Jess

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  48. tashia graham says:

    Love the aqua top with the mustard colored cardigan. I was afraid to brave the crowds at the one Target in Boston, so I stayed up late and ordered the blue floral handbag online. I’m anxiously awaiting its arrival!


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  49. Booo I wish this was available in the UK, I love the poplin dress!

    Love the new header btw :)

    [ life/style/flash. blog]

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  50. Jenn says:

    There was no crowd at the Target I go to and the only thing I saw was this girl purchase practically every purse (which I thought were ugly). Bleh.

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  51. Sara Hinton says:

    This outfit is ADORBALE! Thanks for the outfit ideas!!

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  52. Amy says:

    I cannot wait to see his collection! Especially after this outfit.


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  53. Jjanga says:

    Love the cardigan and the top! Those colors together are amazing, would have never thought to put them together! :)

    xoxo, Jjangawww.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  54. You’re too funny!  I think you should have Brian do a photo shoot of you pushing over said clothing racks.

    My Target adventure was pretty unadventurous as well.  I was disappointed in some of the pieces in person and ended up putting back all of the clothing I thought about buying.  I did walk away with a cute straw clutch, and didn’t even have to knock anybody over to get it :)   

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  55. that top is AMAZING. didnt get anything from target,sadly :(



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  56. Natalyascloset says:

    Soooo pretty! I love the spring colors and those heels are so chic! XOXO, http://www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  57. Unidentified lifeStyle says:

    Oh I really like the color of your shoes! I wish I could go out barefoot ,too. It’s so cold right now I can’t even go out without gloves!



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  58. Mara says:

    I adore this outfit! I may have to steal it.

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  59. wildchild says:

    i love all of those colors together! i did the same thing today- with a skirt and tights, except i wore tights when i should have worn real thick leggings. oh, winter. i cannot wait to move to houston.

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  60. Zsazsazsu says:

    Has elegido una combinación de colores sorprendente ¡pero queda genial!


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  61. Mrs. Baker says:

    nice outfit!

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  62. You’re the first fashion blogger I’ve seen to wear the Jason Wu collection….and you look AMAZING. Love it girl. Congrats. You are arwesome.

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  63. love that top! i tried it on but it didn’t look as good on me.  i too am excited for spring!!

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  64.  Sooo cute and girly!!


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  65. Eleonora says:

    Gougeous skirt! Love it!

    |FolleMente Fashion|

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  66. Tariro says:

    Wow I love your skirt!

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  67. Anita says:

    the skirt is so great! and the combination looks like spring! is it already that warm where you are?
    xxx Anita

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  68. Loren says:

    I bet Target was MAD about the mess you made. I love this skirt on you, the floral is just so cute.

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  69. I can’t wait to see you style the second top! Both are adorable. And, coming from someone who grew up just outside Miami, that video does not surprise me.


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  70. I’ll have to check out the collection, although my Target is a Hot Mess, so it might be the same scene you described. Very cute. 

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  71. bf+v says:

    i wish you would’ve considered grabbing handfuls of wu and running up and down the isles screaming, “they’re mine, bitches!  bwaahahahah!  all mine!”

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Now I didn’t say that I didn’t do that, now did i? 😉 

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  72. This is one of my all time favorite outfits! I can’t believe you got those shoes at Payless!

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  73. Cara says:

    I didn’t even try Target in my area as I knew it was a nightmare during the Missoni launch.  Love the top mixed with the mustard cardigan.  Adorable shoes!!

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  74. Lani says:

    I just picked up that top too!  Love the way you styled it!

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  75. I wish I had gotten to mine earlier. The dress I was coveting was sold out by the time I got there at 9!

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  76. TAKippy says:

    Cute Target find!  My Target’s clothing department completely sucks.  They only had three dresses from the Jason Wu collection, and they only had L and XL by the time I got to see them.  Lame.

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  77. Your top is adorable, I wanted to check out his new collection but alas… poor student :) But I love your cardi too, I have a mustard cardigan and I LOOOOVE it :)


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  78. rach says:

    so I saw your pin yesterday of the mint/mustard combo…so of course I wore my mustard cardi today because I thought it would make me cool like you…you pulled this off smashingly!  and those shoes!!  pure awesome.


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  79. witheachpassingday says:

     The blouse look good on you compare to me. The good thing about living in a major city is that there are several Target store. I went to the one I thought will have the least amount of people. I was one of those crazy ladies. hehe I arrived at Target at 7:15 am. There was no one there. I was able to tried on a few piece since the Target I went to have a limited selection. I end up with getting the Navy blouse polka dot blouse with tie. =)

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  80. The warm weather has me doing the same thing!

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  81. Hahah you go girl! That rack had it coming…

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  82. Lucky you re: Jason Wu collection — it was the opposite up where I am, with stuff disappearing within seconds (and I was in line @ 8 am!). Very cute outfit, and it makes me pine for spring. :)

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  83. Houseofhemingway says:

    hahahahaha. It’s always your last sentence one-liners that always get me! lol


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  85. zahara says:

    nice mix of colors!

    xoxo, zahara tales

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  86. Jen C says:

    I hope you ran home for some tights!  You are brave!  This outfit is making ME wish for Spring!  Very nicely done!

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  87. Genie says:

    I love the textured look of your blouse against the floral skirt! So spring, and girly looking :) I wanted to battle with others in Target, but I totally missed the opening day instead…maybe I could lift some of the pieces from Ebay…



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  88. Melina says:

    lovely spring ensemble! you are making me want to break out my florals too!


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  89. meg says:

    love the new layout!

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  90. Sarah says:

    Such a pretty, feminine outfit, perfect for spring. You look great!


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  91. I love his collection for Target! Also, this outfit is adorable! It screams Spring! :)

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  92. viviennebeard says:

    Beautiful spring outfit!

    Much love, Vivi


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  93. How do you mix all those colors and patterns and look so darn cute?! I’m afraid I would look like a crazy person, but you look absolutely adorable. Why is this? I need to be more adventurous with pattern and color. You’ve inspired me!

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  94. noe says:

    Love how you mix your outfits.  lovely.
    noe at  http://www.hotcelebration.com

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  95. Love this outfit! And your new header is super pretty :)
    xo Jac

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  96. Emily says:

    This outfit is absolutely adorable. I love the floral skirt, so cute. 

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  97. Crystin T says:

    So colorful! I love it. Perfect for (almost) spring. And you’re lucky. Yesterday’s semi-warm weather got me excited for spring. But then it snowed today….

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  98. Myrna says:

    I was lucky that I didn’t have to wake up and brave the Target fashionistas I went in and racks were still full and ready for me to attack. I love how you paired this top, very spring. Loving all the color you have going.


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  99. BrianneWeber says:

    I missed out on the goodies at my local Target, they were wiped out of all Jason wu :( this is such a cute shirt! I love the new header too!


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  100. You must have a very nice closet to hang all these clothes in. And a very accommodating husband to let you have it all haha.

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  101. It’s never too early to start channeling spring!

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  102. Ha – I knew I recognized that top… don’t worry I got into a fight for ya 😉


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  103. dani c says:

    I have those shoes and I LOVE them! SO freaking comfortable and cute!!

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      SO comfortable! I was thinking that yesterday, it was 5 pm and I totally forgot that I was wearing heels. That’s the sign of a good heel :)

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  104. I looove your outfit!! Random question: is your hair, the way it curls, naturally or do you use a curling iron? Thanks!

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    • Kendi Lea says:

      Not at all natural. My hair is stick straight. I use a 1″ curling iron to curl it. :)

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  105. Mary says:

    love your floral skirt and the poufiness of it!


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  106. Love the flower print! And your new blog template!

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  107. Love the skirt on you!  So feminine and flirty.


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  108. that pretty floral skirt looks so darling.
    love this look.

    xo katlinkaitgirl

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  109. I had a dream that Jason Wu chose only those who could defeat him at fencing to purchase his line. Although on the dream field I beat him, when I woke up in reality to go the dress I wanted was gone :(

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  110. Eura Ryan Szuwalski says:

    Whenever I see you wearing something from Payless it always reminds me that I need to check them out! Some of my favorite shoes are from this unappreciated store. 


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  111. Thelifeafter says:

    I like your style, but this skirt not at all! Too old fahion..

    The Life After

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  112. Annie says:

    I really like your booties! :) Glad you didn’t meet any vultures @target!!

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  113. Bettina says:

    These shoes from Payless are darling! And, I’m sure you’ve been told this already, but you bare a strong resemblance to Katherine McPhee! I just noticed it today looking at your blog, probably because I recently watched Smash.  

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  114. Юлия Гонт says:

    amazing skirt! I would be happy to shop with no people next to me! I do never fight for size (in my country girls are so big that I can barely find anything not too big) but I’m always in the look out.

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  115. triskelos says:

    So many great colors! love it to the bits <3


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  116. I love your style!  I just discovered your blog and will be following it from now on. :)


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  117. Kelly says:

    I was sort of disappointed with the collection, but I did get this adorable cat scarf: http://27passions.blogspot.com/2012/02/jason-wu-for-target.html so it wasn’t a total waste. I’m also planning a DIY for that lace black clutch; I liked it but didn’t want to pay the $35. 

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  118. Nicole Gomez says:

    Your shoes always surprise me, who knew payless had such rad items!?

    xx giraffelegs.com

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  119. i love the combination of the mustard with this soft, feminine floral.

    i hope your rack crushed some of the other target racks featuring polyester sweaters, thereby impeding other customers from perusing the seductive, alluring, but ultimately crappy and disappointing wares. i swear, sometimes i fall so hard in love with some target things, and just wish they would use cotton!

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  120. Jupe_Cambria says:

    I am quite, quite envious of that gorgeous skirt…what a delightful flare it has!

    <3 Cambria

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  121. Aw, Kendi! You look so “springy” I can hardly stand it…I can’t wait for warm weather, bare legs, and spring colors! Love this! 


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  122. Amy says:

    This is so pretty, I’m going to check out Jason Wu after work today.  I want some fun pieces.


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  123. gorgeous colors!

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  124. Liz says:

    Hilarious. I do not post much, but I LOVE your blog, and sometimes I read your update (via my email notification) on my phone in the morning when I’m trying to get up. This morning’s post made me crack up big time!

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  125. Mica says:

    Love the colours of your outfit! :)


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  126. Lyndsayo says:

    I bought this shirt and LOVE how it looks on me. I realized too late though that it’s 100% poly and I find that polyester shirts make my pits stinky. Do you have that problem too (or am I a lucky one?) and, if so, did you find this shirt to be no exception? 

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  127. Nkemdilim01 says:

    This look is so CUTE!!!! Love it on you. amAZING!!!


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  128. Tanya says:

    Absolutely love the color blend here. It reminds me of spring and i am so over winter!


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  129. Britt says:

    This is absolutely one of my favorite outfits of yours! I have a similar skirt that I’ve had since high school (a whopping 9 years ago) and I am always on the lookout for a new way to style it! Love all the colors and is making me that much more ready for spring!

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  130. Elizabeth says:

    I LOVE this outfit! I would never have guessed to mix all of those colors together but it totally works! Beautiful… 

    Just found your blog, and I love it already! 


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