Since so many of you liked last Friday's Fabulous Finds from Target, I wanted to report back with the skinny in case you were considering purchasing any of those lovely things. And also, before I start, I just want to state for the record that going into Target, $40 gift card in hand, with the intention of not purchasing anything in-store is the hardest thing ever.
These boots are just as cute in person as they are online. I should mention a few things, though. The folds aren't as noticeable nor are they as symmetrical as they make them out to be in the photo. I would say they're a bit slouchier and "unintentional" if you will. While the material does a pretty good job of mimicking suede, it's not suede and you can tell when you're up close and personal. These boots are knee height (on me, anyway) and the cuffs were a bit loose around my skinny calves. I don't think you ladies blessed with calf muscles would have a problem fitting into them. I tried them on over jeans and that helped them fit better on my legs. As for sizing, I went down a ½ size because although my usual 7½ fit just fine, the 7 fit nicely too but with a smaller cuff.
The Kady Boot in Cognac from Mossimo at $34.99
These boots are just beautiful and definitely look like you paid more than $35 for them. If you're wavering between the Cognac color and the Black, I would recommend Cognac because it really looks like real leather, while the black does not. They fit true to size and aim to please ladies of all calf sizes, thanks to the adjustable buckle. I actually convinced an older (60-ish) pair of sisters to each buy a pair when they saw me trying them on. They didn't follow my advice to go online and get the Buy One, Get One 50% Off deal, but they adored them.
I wasn't seriously considering buying this ring because I really needed new boots more than anything, but I stopped by the jewelry counter to check it out. Unfortunately, my Target didn't have it in stock, but I can say that Anna Sheffield's jewelry line is super cute. She has a lot of fun pieces and what I imagine would surely be conversation starters.
I really loved this trench coat. Not only does it come in the white patterned version, but also the same pattern in black as well as solid light blue and solid purple (they call it blue online, but it's definitely purple). The only problem with it was the fit. I'm a petite girl and I was swimming in the XS, not only in length but in actual girth. I usually have this problem with Merona sizing though. The coat hung well past my knees and just didn't fit me well. However, it's really beautiful and I think you taller ladies would look great in it.
I searched and searched but couldn't find this dress anywhere! Sorry I have nothing to report on this one.
And so, the final verdict? I went home and bought both pair of boots online and the final cost to me was only $15.50, thanks to the aforementioned deal and free shipping. I can definitely handle that. My feet will thank me once it really cools down!
Edited to Add: Neither boot is tight on my leg (ankle and calf), but I'm okay with that. If you have skinny legs too and are looking for something tight, these might not be the boots for you, but I would definitely try them on in the store.