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Wardrobe Wednesday: Trendy (Spring Edition)

We had so much fun last time giggling at researching 2012’s fall fashion trends that I thought it might be time to take a look at what spring has to offer.

I found myself with 6 child-free hours (more about that tomorrow) last Saturday night, so among other delightfully kid-free activities, I headed back to Target to see what all the hip and trendy girls are wearing these days.

First up, here’s what I wore to Target:

{Warning: I didn’t take the time to edit, crop, straighten, or in any other way alter these oh-so-attractive cell phone pics; I did, however, attempt to peel off the rather unfortunately placed mirror stickers…to no avail}


Oddly enough, this is an extremely similar color scheme to the outfit I wore to Target last time (it’s even the same cardigan). I didn’t plan it that way, but apparently, this is my “trendy post” uniform.

Once again, even though I didn’t even have the twins with me this time, the experience was a whirlwind race through the entire clothing section as I identified what appeared to be themes and then grabbed pretty much the first example of said themes I came to and threw them in my basket for trying on. I promise you that I in no way attempted to find either the best or the worst of each trend that I spotted.

So, what’s in style these days (according to Target, anyway)?:

  1. The Mullet…everything. Seriously. Dresses, skirts, shorts, shirts…if you can think of something, then it probably comes in a high-low hem.
  2. Maxi dresses
  3. Teeny, tiny are-you-sure-that’s-not-a-shirt dresses
  4. Light-colored denim
  5. Polka dots
  6. Florals (OF COURSE; it’s Spring)
  7. Lace (OF COURSE; it’s Spring)
  8. Neon
  9. ‘90s floral prints

So, based on that assessment, I’m working two trends (neon…ish shorts; polka dot top) from that list in the outfit I showed up in. Woot!

And now we have…


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THE TREND: 90’s floral prints + apparently a “50’s housewife dress” trend that I didn’t even know was happening

CONCLUSION: Now granted, the fact that I only found this dress in a version that was 2 sizes too big does me no favors. But still. A navy house-dress with white daisy ditsy print? I feel the sudden urge to dig out my cold cream and curlers.


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THE TREND: 90’s floral prints + maxi dresses.

CONCLUSION: I know my mom has this exact print in her closet still from the first time it was in style.  That, or she has some cloth napkins that are a dead-ringer. Either way, I passed. Why buy when you can borrow, right?


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THE TREND: 90’s floral prints + mullet hems.

CONCLUSION: Thin, crinkly, clingy fabric never did anybody’s figure any favors. In fact, it pretty much stomps on your toe and kicks you in the shin while laughing. Shiver.



THE TREND: 90’s floral prints (AGAIN!) + light-colored denim

CONCLUSION: Remind me to buy this jacket the next time I don’t want to carry a diaper bag. I could use the sleeves as extra storage!


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THE TREND: Hi-low hems + maxi dresses

CONCLUSION: My ankles are feeling a sudden draft


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THE TREND: Mullet hems + more mullet hems

CONCLUSION: I think I like my business and my party mixed, instead of confined to the front and back. Could these two pieces look better not paired together? Definitely. Could they ever actually look good? Debatable.



THE TREND: Neon + light-colored denim

CONCLUSION: I’m not completely sold on wearing an outfit that might prompt an elementary school kid to mistake me for one of his best study supplies.



THE TREND: Polka dots + mullet hems (that shirt has one if I remember correctly)

CONCLUSION: Remember the harem pants from last time? I found some more! And they’re just as worrisome as ever.


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THE TREND: Lace + polka dots

CONCLUSION: I have a sudden craving for lemon drops. That is all.



THE TREND: Light-colored denim (as in stone-washed)

CONCLUSION: There are no words.


I had quite a bit more in my basket, but the dressing room attendant kept staring pointedly at his watch every time I came out to get a fresh round (it was 10:30 PM by the time I finished), but I couldn’t wrap the post up without showing you, perhaps, my most treasured find of the trip:


A hallucinogen of a tuxedo jacket with…

{wait for it}


…coordinating p.j. pants.

And, for some reason, I find myself at a loss for words yet again.

So, what do you think of this spring’s trends?

Do you have a favorite?

Just like last time, there was only one look I was even tempted by (because I’m not a very hip cat…as evidenced by my used of the words “hip cat”). But this time I actually did buy something. Can you guess what it was?