Thursday, May 23, 2019

Summer Styles From Target

Hard to believe that it's Memorial Day weekend and summer is just around the corner!  I am always looking for a few cute affordable pieces to add to my wardrobe with each new season.  I found a bunch of cute summer items recently at Target, so I wanted to share those with you all. I am doing a try-on session on my Instagram Stories with all of these items, so you can get a full fit review.  I am also going to save the try-on session to a highlight labeled "Target" on my Instagram profile.  If you don't already follow me on Instagram, you can find me HERE.

This first outfit may be my favorite.  I love a good kimono as I think they are flattering and so versatile!  The colors in this RED KIMONO are so vibrant and pretty.  The kimono runs true to size and if you are in between sizes, size down.  I paired the kimono with some OFF WHITE BUTTON FLY JEANS that are also from Target.  I love that the jeans are cream verses the usual off white.  They are a good quality thick material and not see through at all!  I think they run true to size.

I love this pretty BUTTON FRONT DRESS! It has functional buttons and small slits on each side at the bottom. It comes with a sash but would also look good with a leather belt  This dress would also look cute paired with a denim jacket for those cooler evenings.  It also comes in black if red is not your color.  The dress runs true to size and I think it would look good on all body types.

Casual comfortable dresses are my summer uniform and this STRIPED TANK DRESS will definitely be in heavy rotation.  I am wearing my regular dress size, but you could size down if you are not busty.

This outfit is another favorite as I love how versatile each piece is.  This FLUTTER SLEEVE TOP has such cute details!  It has 2 layers of ruffles on the sleeves and I love the pretty print.  The top has buttons that go down the back and it runs true to size.  You could also wear this top with some black or navy pants for a workwear look.  I have been looking for a longer length DENIM SKIRT and was happy to find this one.  It hits mid-knee on me (I am 5'5") and has an unfinished hem.  I recommend sizing up one from your standard jean size in this skirt.  

I love the style of this TRAPEZE DRESS! It has a collar, functional buttons and cuffed sleeves.  It is made of a sturdy cotton and is great quality.  I will say that is you are taller than 5'6", this dress may be a little too short.  I sized down from my regular dress size and would recommend that for the best fit.

I can always find great basics at Target.  This CAMO TEE runs true to size and I recommend sizing up one size from your regular jean size in these DARK WASH FRAYED HEM SHORTS.  I also have these shorts in a light wash which you can find HERE.  I also really like these BUTTON FLY SHORTS & recommend sizing up in them as well.  The camo tee also comes in other colors such as this BLACK TEE & WHITE TEE.  You can't beat the prices as the tees are all $8 and the shorts are $17.

I love loose flowy dresses, so I was excited when I saw this BOHO DRESS.  It has tassels that you can tie at the neck and is a good length.  The sleeves have snug elastic at the ends, but I do not think it is uncomfortable.  I would recommend sizing down from your standard dress size. 

In several of my outfits, I am wearing the same pair of TASSEL EARRINGS and COLORFUL SLIDE SANDALS that are also from Target.  You can see how versatile they both are, as they go with so many different outfits!  The earrings are only $13 and are great quality.  The slide sandals are only $23, go with everything and run true to size.  The reviews on line say that the shoes run narrow, but I have slightly wide feet and my regular shoe size fits great.

I hope this post was helpful and you found a few cute affordable pieces to add to your summer wardrobe.  If you did, please tag me in your Instagram or Facebook posts wearing them!  This post is not sponsored by Target, but I do make a very small commission when you purchase something  through the links in this post.  That small commission is what allows me to keep bringing you cute affordable style ideas. Unfortunately I do not make any commission when you shop through the Target app, so I would very much appreciate you shopping on Target's website through my direct links if possible.  Thank you so much for your support!

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I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy the start of summer.  To any of you who serve our country in the military, either personally or as the spouse to someone who does, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  We live in this amazing free country because of the sacrifices of you and so many others, and I am so grateful.   Much love to you all!  

Friday, May 17, 2019

Amazon Best Buys - May 2019


Hi friends!  I did a survey recently on my Instagram Stories about what you all wanted to see next on the blog, and you all voted for another Amazon Fashion round up.  So, I am sharing some of my favorite items I have purchased recently from Amazon.  I will only share items that I really like and will always be honest in my reviews.  I always recommend that you read the customer reviews for any items you are purchasing on Amazon as well, as they can be very helpful.

I am sharing the price and sizing information under each item for your reference.  If you have any questions about any of the items I am featuring, you can comment on this post or SEND ME AN EMAIL.  I am always happy to answer your questions!

First up is this BOHO DRESS with flowy sleeves in a pretty floral print.  I love this blue color, but it also comes in red and cream.  The v-neck in the front is pretty deep and the dress is open in the back, so I wear a cami underneath.   You can adjust the tassel ties to synch the waist for a flattering look.  This dress is great quality and runs true to size.


This MAXI DRESS is one of my favorite recent Amazon purchases.  It is a flattering style and I love that it can be worn multiple ways.  I wore it with one shoulder up, but you could also wear it off both shoulders or on both shoulders. I like that is has a leg slit that goes to about your knee for easy movement and did I mention that it has pockets?!  The dress runs true to size to slightly large.  I think this dress could work for all heights, as I am 5'5" and it hits at my ankles.  I haven't washed this dress yet to speak to how it washes, but the material is a soft cotton and it seems to be good quality.  

When I saw this EMBROIDERED DRESS on Amazon, I immediately clicked "add to cart"! I love bright colors and embroidery, so this dress is definitely my style.  I think the dress runs TTS but is slightly snug in the chest.  I could have sized up for more room in the chest, but think it would have been too big elsewhere.  The dress is slightly sheer but I don't think it needs a slip underneath.  The fabric is thin and there are some seams that are a bit uneven, so I don't think the overall quality of the dress is the best.  However, I really love the cute style and it is very affordable, so I am ok with the quality not being the best.  

I have shared this EMBROIDERED TOP previously on my Instagram and a bunch of you all scooped it up.  It comes in several colors, has pretty embroidery on it and is well made. It is slightly sheer, so I wear a nude cami under it, but you could get away without a cami too.  It runs true to size.  


I thought this LOVE PURSE was such a cute statement bag, and I couldn't resist it for $22.  It is small, so it is not something I could carry on a daily basis, but is perfect for going out at night.   It looks like it costs a lot more than $22 and comes in several other colors if pink isn't your thing.  The bag comes with a gold chain if you want to wear it over your shoulder, but I personally prefer it as a clutch.  

I am a sucker for a super soft tee, and was thrilled when I got this GOOD VIBES TANK in the mail. It is really soft and comfortable and I love the longer length. It comes in several different color options too.  I have washed it a few times and it still looks great!  I love it so much, I also bought it in the long sleeved version!  I bought my usual size for t-shirts and think it runs true to size.  

I have been wanting a MEXICAN EMBROIDERED TOP for a while, but a lot of the ones I had seen on Amazon did not offer not free shipping, and I refuse to pay for shipping on Amazon when I pay for Prime!  So when I saw this one I decided to try it.  And y'all, the quality is amazing! It is a thick cotton material and the embroidery is so pretty! It comes in several different patterns and I think it runs true to size.  It is one of the biggest bargains for the quality in my option at only $22!

CUFF - $18

I have bought several jewelry pieces on Amazon recently and have been very happy with the items I have purchased.  In addition to the ones pictured above, I have linked a few more items that I own below.  

I have also purchased a few items that I will be wearing to the beach and pool this summer and linked those below.

STUDDED BOW FLIP FLOPS - $22 - Perfect to wear to the beach or pool and come in several colors!

COLORFUL SANDALS - $28 - These go with everything!

KAFTAN COVER UP - $19 - Fun bright colors and perfect to wear over your swimsuit!

KIMONO COVER UP - $15 - Another cute cover up that I will be wearing all summer long!

POM POM STRAW TOTE BAG - $32 - I will be taking this bag to the pool and beach all summer!

I hope this post was helpful and you found a few cute affordable pieces to add to your wardrobe.  If you did, please tag me in your Instagram or Facebook post wearing them!  This post is not sponsored by Amazon, but I do make a very small commission when you shop through the links in this post.  (Note:  I do not make any commission when you shop through the Amazon app, so I would very much appreciate you shopping on Amazon's website through my direct links!  The small amount that I make from your purchases is what keeps Smart Southern Style running.  Thank you so much for your support!)

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