Ladies in Navy: A New Week + Target Giveaway

Monday, April 29, 2013

A New Week + Target Giveaway




Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had lovely relaxing weekends and are prepared for the new week ahead. I can confidently say that I am not prepared. I had a lovely weekend, some photos of which I've already shared but to recap, the weekend involved: an almond roca shake from our local retro-shake-shop slash diner, taking myself out to a movie, reading a novel in verse (The Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson, highly recommended), doing some rudimentary watercolor art (see on my instagram or above), visiting a new park and taking outfit photos, and buying a new dress from Target (pictured above). The Target purchase is particularly apropos, because today one of my sweet sponsors, Jai, from The Fat and Skinny on Fashion, is on the blog today discussing her blog and giving away a $25 gift card. Target fans among my readership will be thrilled because the Kate Young collection is out and there are some awesome summer sandals available right now as well! Learn a little bit more about Jai below (she has some amazing ideas on making an accesible blog to all readers) and enter to win this great giveaway too!

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The Fat and Skinny on Fashion was blog I started while I was in grad school for my fashion journalism degree from the Academy of Art University. TFAS is a blog for women of all cultures and sizes where they can find fashion and beauty tips without feeling self conscious or left out like other mainstream blogs. 

I started TFAS 4 years ago, and it has been growing ever since.  I love this blog because I have been able to met some really awesome people and experience some really neat things too like New York Fashion Week. I usually go there twice a year, and I hit up other fashion events to bring readers the latest trends. 

Besides writing my blog, I love to knit and crochet. Yarn crafts are the perfect stress relievers.  You also get a really nice feeling of accomplishment when finish and make something. I also like to read, visit art museums and galleries, travel, and of course...shop! How else would I feed my love of fashion? My hobbies boost my inspiration, keep me grounded, and help me to continue learning and fuel my mind.



P.S. Congrats to Niki C. from Glossy Blonde on winning the Wantr giveaway to Zara! and congrats to Amy P. on winning the Gap/Old Navy giveaway from Nina! Linking up with YOLO Mondays.

26 comments :

  1. Adorable pictures!
    Have a nice day!

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  2. Sounds like a great weekend! Love that maxi dress :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  3. Love the maxi and your pics are great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. Sounds like you had a super awesome weekend!

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  5. The book you recommended looks *fascinating*--I had never heard of it before so I will have to track it down!

    Bevin
    www.magnoliareverie.com

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  6. Her blog sounds very interesting, and I love your beatifull dress!

    xx

    liquoriceandpumps.blogspot.com

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  7. Great pictures! you look beautiful!

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  8. Sounds like you had a nice weekend! Love that maxi dress :)

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  9. Love the pictures! I wish I was an artist and great giveaway. I love Target.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  10. great giveaway xx
    www.vicariousLA.com

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  11. That maxi dress is KILLER!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

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  12. amazing pics! love your dress!!

    xx

    Laura

    http://www.pursesandi.net

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  13. Yay thank you so much!!! I love Zara (and Wantr)!! xoxo

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  14. Adorable dress! What a perfect outfit!

    X0x- Simply Sabrina

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  15. Great photos! And I love the dress!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  16. That's such a nice maxi dress!
    I love watercolour as a way of pass the time, I checked instagram and loved what you made :)
    xo
    http://polkadottedpearl.com

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  17. Totally loving the print of your dress

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  18. cute post!
    http://theartist-mona.blogspot.com.es/2013/04/rainy-day.html

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  19. Just checked out some pictures on instagram; they are adorable rudimentary or not! Love the little flowers!

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  20. Love that dress - the back is amazing!

    --Allie
    http://lunavida23.blogspot.com/

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  21. Love this tangerine color on you!!

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  22. OMG I die for that skirt!!! It's not quite red but not quite orange. I like it

    Great post! And your blog rocks! Check mine out. Maybe we can follow each other :D
    Alicia
    Lattes & Lacee

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  23. amazing dress, youre such an artist!
    hope u like my purposes as i loved your blog

    www.malesclutch.blogspot.com
    Sergio, xx

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