Coffee Break – Semi Fitted Pants

C9 by Champion® Women's Semi Fitted Pants w/Extended Sizes - BlackTarget is having a pretty great deal today — buy one item Men’s, Women’s and Kids’ apparel, accessories and shoes and get 50% off an additional item from one of these categories — plus, there’s always free shipping when you spend $50. This strikes me as a great time to stock up on exercise duds from C9 by Champion, ASSETS by Sara Blakely undergarments, and all of those Merona and Mossimo dresses I feature so frequently for Friday’s TPS reports — even Dana Kellin for Target. Happy shopping, ladies! (Oh: and the pants are $19.99.) C9 by Champion® Women’s Semi Fitted Pants w/Extended Sizes – Black

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Cowl Neck Sweater Dress

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Reader L writes in to recommend this dress, which looks really cute and has numerous glowing reviews. I like the slightly flared sleeves and the bright colors. While cowl necks can be difficult to accessorize, I might try by either a) wearing a short necklace that hits above the cowl, b) wearing a brooch in the shoulder area next to the cowl, or c) loosely looping a scarf to create more cowl. It’s $24.99 at Target. Mossimo Supply Co Juniors Cowl Neck Sweater Dress – Assorted Colors

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Coffee Break – Multicolor Long Beaded Pendant Necklace

Dana Kellin for Target® Multicolor Long Beaded Pendant NecklaceOne of Target’s latest collaborators is jewelry designer Dana Kellin. Her regular line has prices ranging from $100-$600, but at Target they generally top out around $50. I like this pendant with multicolored beads — it looks like it’s a great way to jazz up a simple button-front blouse or sweater. It’s $49.99 at Target. Dana Kellin for Target® Multicolor Long Beaded Pendant Necklace (L-2)

Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Fitted Blazer

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Mossimo® Women's Fitted Blazer - BlackIn general I’m not a fan of the super cheap blazer, but they have their place: when you’re losing or gaining weight, when everything you own is dirty, when you’re traveling and without your regular wardrobe… and I’ll admit it, I’ve had my fair share of $20 blazers turn into “the piece I can’t live without.” With those caveats, I like this Mossimo blazer from Target — the textured cotton strikes me as a perfect material for a “separate,” and the blazer itself seems pretty inoffensive and basic. It’s $29.99 at Target (sizes 2-16). Mossimo® Women’s Fitted Blazer – Black

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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Odette Knit Dress

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Merona® Collection Women's Odette Knit Dress - Navy/GreenHappy Friday! I’m liking this knit dress from Target’s Merona Collection — a straight skirt, a flattering V-neck, and a “tumble dry low” care instruction? Sign me up. I’d wear it with a navy blazer for the office. The dress is also available in black and a taupey “earthworm,” and all 3 colors come in petite as well (navy/green, black, earthworm). It’s $34.95 at Target. Merona® Collection Women’s Odette Knit Dress – Navy/Green


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Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Pleated Zip Back Dress

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Reader H emailed to suggest this dress, noting “This link shows it in the ‘Hot Orange’ color, which is very on-trend right now. It is made out of jersey and could be worn for a night or day event, but it’s definitely appropriate for work. I’m planning on wearing it (in black, with a jacket) to an event at the White House this week and to a rehearsal dinner next month! I’ve got some major hips and have trouble wearing traditional sheath dresses, but this one is so flattering. I’m usually a size 14, and I bought an extra-large.” It’s a really cute dress, and I can see it easily being a great summer basic. While I’m not sure I would wear a $25 dress to a White House event, a simple dress can be dressed up in so many ways that I can easily see it working — add some quality jewelry and a black blazer and you’ve got a winning high-low mixture. The dress is available in black, teal, orange, and grey for $24.99 at Target. Mossimo® Women’s Pleated Zip Back Dress – Hot Orange


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