Monday, June 4, 2012

Great Oaks

Blouse: Merona at Target {similar here} {and here}
Skirt: Merona at Target {here}
Purse: Paloma Picasso, vintage and thrifted
Shoes: Christian Louboutin "Decoltissimo," thrifted {similar here} {and here for $75}
Earrings: Vintage, gifted {expensive here} {cheaper here}
Necklace: Vintage, thrifted
Bracelets: Target {similar here} and Vintage {similar here}
Bangle Watch: gift from my Mom {here}
Sunglasses: Tom Ford "Anouk" {similar here}
Lipstick: MAC M.A.C. Red {here}

Happy Monday friends! I frequently have good luck with the Target clearance racks and the Merona line. It's women-sized, not junior-sized, so it's more forgiving in ample areas like busts and hips. I found both this shirt and skirt on the clearance rack (though at different times) and I'm happy with the quality. Many of the items I've bought I consider to be on par with other retailers like Ann Taylor/LOFT, Banana Republic, etc. I really like the reptile print on this skirt - it's noticeable, but not obvious. This skirt is lined, made of a substantial cotton material, has pockets, and has a hidden zipper closing the center back seam. Readers, do you have good luck with the Merona line?


Katie- Hems for Her said...

I like the Merona line too- I just wish they'd expand it. Less junior clothes, more real clothes! ;)

That's a great skirt, definitely looks more expensive than it was. I blogged about cheap-o Wal-Mart today! Yay for expensive clothes!

Martina said...

your smile is beautiful, great pictures and i love your vintage necklace!

Lilly said...

You look so pretty! Love that top and skirt.
I find Target clothing to be quite great quality as well. And I love their sales :)

Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

I was actually pretty surprised when I read that your skirt is from Target! I love it! I only have a few pieces that are Merona, and I love them all.

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

Anonymous said...

You always look so beautiful and put together. I love the necklace so much. That's a really nice find.


TheTinyHeart said...

You got some great scores off the clearance rack! I usually don't have much luck with Target clearance...I tend to buy their juniors line since I'm so petite.

The Tiny Heart

Michelleesque said...

I absolutely love that pop of green!


Mrs C said...

Beautiful scenery! You are the 3rd blogger I saw in green today.. hmmm, its growing on me now :)

Come see my final part of maxi skirt styling!

Juneli said...

Merona indeed has some great stuff! Well, I've not yet been lucky with the clearance clothes rack yet, but shoes, yes, I've scored some fab deals!! Love the green blouse and the skirt really seems so chic and well-made! You look beautiful as always!

Ramona said...

You look amazing. Those skirt looks so chic and combo with that blose it's juste match made in heavan.Wonderful photos and beautiful place.

xoxo Ra

R.Ramakrishnan said...

You are dashing debonair & beautiful !

Juju said...

cool green top... and no words for shoes, fabolous!

claude said...

I think your earrings are really really pretty!:)

Elizabeth Keene said...

I love this look! The printed pencil skirt with the kelly green blouse is just perfection. Of course the Louboutins don't hurt either :) Fabulous!

Samantha said...

You look so pretty Mary Ann!. This is a gorgeous color combo - green and black/white! It reminds me to pull out a top that hasn't gotten enough love lately. :)

xo, sam

Jenee C. said...

Lovely! Congrats on being featured on Links A La Mode too, that outfit was stunning.

Alessia Morello said...

Amazing look and great photos!

Bernadeth G. said...

such a gorgeous look, love the combination!

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Anonymous said...

The skirt looks amazing! :)
Take care,

DressCode:HighFashion said...

Beautiful pictures!

I love your outfit - so fresh and contemporary yet classic. You look flawless. Perfect Michelle Obama look.

Best, Jen

Rocio Larrea said...

love the necklace!
Un kiss

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful outfit - perfect for the setting! I can't believe those pieces are from Target, although I should - I love finding clothes there! And your Loubies... I have shoe envy!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your sweet comment! Great outfit and blog! Would you like to follow each other?


@jackiegiardina said...

I love all the target lines!!! I never go in there to buy clothes but always come out with something

xo Jackie

Anonymous said...

I love the way that reptile print almost looks like it's superimposed on an ikat or floral motif. Makes it classy and subtle.

<3 Cambria


Mary Lou said...

oh green is a gorgous colour on you!!! and i love that collar!

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

This is such a feminine outfit - a look you do so well. Congratulations on being featured in IFB!

Always Maylee said...

You look so pretty! I love the color and details of that top.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Emily said...

Those shoes are THRIFTED? I need to stop by whatever thrift store you're going to! Holy crap, they're beautiful. I'm loving the toe cleavage. Your sunglasses are adorable too. You look so chic!

May the force be with you.

Carmen Hummer said...

A look very lady, you're pretty, the skirt is divine and green favors you. A kiss guapisima


Ashley Aspinwall said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! gorgeous location for pictures! you look so pretty : ) just started following, hope you follow back! stay in touch!

xo SideSmile,

SideSmile Style Blog

Angela Marie said...

What a fabulous outfit!!
I love the colors. I am usually not a fan of green but this makes me love it!
You look gorgeous :)

I love your blog, now following! Hope you do too :)
Angela - The Lovely Cup

Kacrates said...

gorgeous and classic. Good looks dear :]

Anonymous said...

I love your skirt - and the way you smile and don't look even the least bit awkward in your photos!

Am2Pm Chic said...

You look gorgeous as always, I love how you styled the look. Great shoes.

olikaera said...

Absolutely stunning, love it! The top is to die for))) great combination!

Bernadeth G. said...

i love everything! such a great outfit :)

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