12 Days of Christmas Tops, day 3: Red Buffalo Plaid shirt from Target. This top is totally affordable and perfect for a Christmas house party or a Holiday dinner out with friends. I love to dress plaid shirts up with a super sparkly accent necklace like this or this to make it a little more holiday-appropriate.
Ps. Check out all of the 12 Days of Christmas Tops.
October is the month of months – perfect weather: it’s cool but you don’t need a jacket, it’s warm but you don’t sweat profusely. Fall flavors: pumpkin, apple, cinnamon. Fall clothes: jeans, vests, long sleeve shirts. And Halloween! Kids talk about for months and months what they’re going to be, you find the perfect costume to buy (or make) and then they wait and wait to wear it. There are a few costume-optional events leading up to Halloween (for example we went to Davis Farmland’s weekly Halloween party last weekend and it was great!) but really it’s a painful month of waiting excitement leading up to the one big night. To help things along I’ve picked up a couple cute Halloween clothes for my kiddos to wear all month to get a little of their Halloween fix in. Here’s a round-up of some really cute options. That pumpkin shirt from Target was like $5 or something, definitely snag one before they sell out!
1. Zara Boo dress (Zara has tons of adorable, non-traditional Halloween clothes for kids, check out the whole line!) 2. Target neon orange pumpkin shirt 3. H&M Bat bow tie 4. Old Navy Halloween undies 5. GAP onesie (teething is scary especially when it wakes your baby up at 5am every day for a month…eeeeeek!) 6. Zara ghost pants 7. GAP Halloween socks 8. H&M ghost dress 9. Zara costume party top
If you’re like me, you have a plethora of striped shirts in your closet. There’s something so simple yet stylish about a striped shirt, am I right? Wear it with jeans while running errands or dress it up with a statement necklace for a night out. In my book, a striped shirt is almost a neutral and pairs well with any bottom – brightly colored pants, denim, and even floral patterns. Now personally, I need another striped shirt like I need a hole in the head, BUT an affordable, decent, quality striped shirt is hard to come by these days. I always went for the shirts at J. Crew, and I don’t know about you, but I find they end up getting tiny holes in them if the material is thin or they pill around the armpits if the materials is thicker. So, when in my travels I always seem to have eyes in the back of my head keeping watch for a good-looking striped shirt.
And so the story of this striped shirt is that we were at Target earlier this week and when you’re at Target around 11:30 with a toddler and a baby there is little to no time to be browsing the clothing racks – you have to get in, get what’s on your list, and get out before anyone needs to eat lunch, tinkle, or sees the dollar area. And obviously you should walk a crazy route around the store and avoid the toy aisles at all cost. But, on our way to check out and avoid the dollar area, out of the corner of my eye I spied a great looking striped shirt that I had a gut feeling about and decided immediately I needed it in my closet. I only stopped fast enough to feel the fabric (it’s so soft and thick!), find my size, and throw it on top of our cart. You guys – this is an awesome striped shirt that you need in your closet right now. I love the thickness of the fabric, the scoop neck, and the fabulous exposed zipper in the back – exposed zippers are a favorite of mine.
And it’s only $23!!!!!!!! It’ll be a great transitional piece from now to spring. Run and get yours before they’re gone (I searched for like 15 minutes on target.com and cannot find this shirt online, maybe it’s in store only? It’s Merona brand)! And no, this is not a sponsored post, I just like to report when I find good deals on great striped shirts.