I Bought Target (+ a Bath & Body Works Mini Giveaway!)

Do you ever have one of those shopping days where you score so many awesome deals that you want to show them off to everyone like a giant nerd? That’s me today. I stopped by Target after my riding lesson on Friday to grab some coffee & bottled water, and walked out with the entire freaking store. I bought an entire Target.

Okay, maybe not quite the entire store, but it felt like it! It seemed like almost everything that caught my eye was either on clearance for a billion percent off or on sale or had a Cartwheel deal or a combination of the above!

BTW, when I pulled up Target.com to grab images and links for this post, I saw that they have a Presidents Day sale until the 15th going on for 25% off regular priced clothing with the promo code PRES! SQUEE! (Also, this post contains affiliate links, so if you click/buy anything through those, you are totally keeping my cats fed! And feeding my Target addiction. Both important!)

Okay, here’s stuff I bought and loved or tried but didn’t buy!

Target has been carrying a new-ish brand, Knox Rose, and I love almost everything they make.  Their pieces all have a sort of romantic bohemian vibe that’s right up my alley.


I had legit just gotten off a horse at this point, so I’m looking pretty rough!

I loved this peachy gold color and the embellished neckline, but the fabric was pretty sheer, so I passed since I hate having to worry about having the right color bra to wear under such a thin top and I’m also not a fan of layering a cami or anything under something that should feel effortless.


I’m tempted to order this violet-grey one, though, especially while they’re 25% off. (aka $17.24, or $16.38 if I use my Red Card.) It was equally gorgeous but less see-through and I wish now that I’d tried it on, but I guess I can always return it if it doesn’t work out. However…


I think I might like this burgundy embellished tank (same brand) even more! Which one would you get? (This one is $20.)

I also tried on the paisley dress I mentioned in my Friday Favs a couple of weeks ago. I always have to size up due to my chest, so it really needs a belt or something to define my shape a little.


I didn’t buy it at the time because I wanted to wait on a sale (regular price is $23), so I might grab it now with the President’s Day promo code!

Ironically, out of the six items that I tried on, the one that I really loved was the plain grey Mossimo tee that I grabbed to try on under the cute navy/maroon patterned kimono shawl that you can see in the background of the dress pic above. I have plenty of t-shirts, but this one had such a flattering fit that I couldn’t pass it up. I went back to check the price, and found that they were buy one get one free! That led to several minutes of standing in front of a mirror holding other colors up to decide which other shirt to get. I went with the Lively Lilac, since I own almost no purple shirts and it seemed to be the best with my skin tone.

Target Mossimo Supply Co Lively Lilac Crew t-shirt

Target Mossimo tees crew neck

The colors look a little different online, so here’s a shot of my actual shirts. 

I always swing through the lingerie section to see if there’s anything new and awesome. I did a little dance of joy when I saw that instead of the usual 5 for $20 special, the Xhiliration and Gilligan & O’Malley underwear was buy 4, get 2 free. $3.33 each? SOLD! (The buy 4 get 2 free deal is available online, too!)

Okay, this is the part of the blog post where I show you my underwear:


I guess this is the least creepy way to do that?

I couldn’t find them all on Target’s site, but here are the aqua laser cut pair at the top of the pic (LOVE how comfy and seamless those are!!) and the aqua lace trimmed mesh ones in the middle. The leopard ones are this style, but only black, blue and mocha are available online. Also got this blue lace pair which isn’t pictured above because, uh, I’m already wearing them. (TMI?) The other two patterned pairs in the pic don’t appear to be anywhere online. Sad face.


I didn’t buy either of these cute PJ sets, but I loooove them! You get top + shorts for $18!


Also kinda obsessed with this octopus sleep top. Couldn’t find it online. 🙁

Now that I’m horseback riding on a regular basis again, I wanted to look for some cute boot socks to wear under my riding boots, so I hit the sock aisle. Nearly died when I saw the clearance selection there!


Ummmm, yeah, if you can’t quite read the price tag in that photo, those yeti socks, bunny socks, and sloth socks were each 45 cents a pair!!! I will take ALL the cute animal socks at that price! (I actually sent my BFF/heterolifemate Katie the sloth socks for Christmas back in December, so now we have matching socks! She just moved to Poland for her husband’s new job, and you can read about their adventures on her new blog here!)

If you love those and want to be sock twins with me but can’t find them in your local store, the yetis and sloths are available as part of a $6 four pack of socks that also includes super cute lemurs and puffins. I spent ages searching, but couldn’t find the bunnies anywhere online!


I also spotted these Valentine’s Day dinosaur socks, which I HAD to have! (Few things make me happier than dinosaur socks.) They were full price (four whole dollars!), but so worth it! And I really needed boot socks!

You know those coupons that sometimes print with your receipt at checkout? Well, the cash register gods smiled upon me on my last trip, and I somehow ended up with 2 of those coupons that were each good for a free bag of Temptations cat treats. I get some good coupons at the register sometimes, but I don’t think I’ve ever got one that was all “Oh hey, take this free stuff!”, let alone TWO! Let’s just say I had some super happy cats when I got home! (They’re buy 3, get 1 free online, too! Treat yo cats!)

Temptations cat treats


Also grabbed the kitties another “stuff on a string” type of toy – they LOVE these things! It was on sale AND there was an extra 10% off on Cartwheel. Score!

I’m guessing that we all hit that beauty clearance endcap to search for treasures on pretty much every Target trip, right? I just dyed my hair this week, but when you find hair color for $1.76, you grab that stuff up!


All together I spent about $65 (including about $25 on food, ’cause a girl’s gotta eat and literally all of THAT was on sale, too!) and my savings was $27 after all the crazy sales, Cartwheel, and Red Card discount. I usually earn at least one $25 Target gift card a month on Swagbucks, so I used one of those and only paid a little under $40 in “real” money. I deem this trip a huge success!

One other non-target sale heads-up: Fabletics is having an AMAZING Presidents Day sale where you can get an entire outfit for $15 with free shipping! I got this one:

Fabletics Presidents Day Sale

This is my first time ordering from them, and I’m super exited! Check out the sale here! (They have a referral program where you get $10 for every friend who signs up, so it doesn’t take much to earn free clothes!) I didn’t realize when I was first browsing, but each outfit has multiple colors to choose from for the pieces. For example, this one has 15 different colors of pants to choose from! I went with a sort of wine-colored purple color. (Technical term!)

After my Target escapades, I stopped by the Branson Landing to refuel with frozen yogurt at my beloved Orange Leaf, only to discover it’s no longer there! Where am I going to get my rainbow sprinkle fix now?? Anyway, there’s a Bath & Body Works right across fro Orange Leaf, so I drowned my no fro-yo blues in some therapeutic candle sniffing. I didn’t end up buying anything for myself, but I DID pick up a mini body wash and lotion set for YOU!


I don’t know about you guys, but the dreariness of winter is totally getting to me. I loved how bright & sunny this set was, so I’d like to share some sunshine with one of you! Just enter via the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is open to US only since I’ll be paying to ship the prize. Gotta be at least 18 to enter, void where prohibited, and all that jazz. All entries are optional, so do as many as you like to increase your odds of winning!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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28 Responses to “I Bought Target (+ a Bath & Body Works Mini Giveaway!)”

  1. Vanessa Sterling says:

    I love bath and body works!

  2. Amber says:

    Makes me want to shop at Target! I wish there was one closer. Looks like some great deals!

  3. Jenna H says:

    This is such a lovely scent. Especially this time of year when people are having the winder blahs!

  4. I absolutely adore that octopus top! And thank you so fairy much for the chance to win. I need all the sunshine I can get this winter.

  5. Lorna Drach says:

    I am totally loving your blogs – have followed since you did a great Disney trip report on the DISboards. Keep up the good work

  6. Amy Orvin says:

    I have never tried this scent yet. Thanks for the chance to try it free!!

  7. I love shopping at Target.

  8. Cute giveaway! And love your Target roundup review:) You got some awesome deals!!!


  9. Michelle Levine says:

    I love bath and body works

  10. Debbie Yoder says:

    Yes! Bath and Body Works is my fave!

  11. Nancy says:

    Glad you had such a successful shopping trip!

  12. Bath & Body Works is a family favorite. The products are always great and we love the variety of scents Bath & Body Works offers.

  13. Heather B says:

    I love target it! IT is my favorite retail store!

  14. Wehaf says:

    I am absolutely jealous of your sock finds and rolling over that octopus sleep top! Now I’m going to have to find myself some cephalopod pajamas…

  15. Fiona N says:

    I love the paisley dress You tried on! So beautiful 🙂
    Thank You for the giveaway!

  16. Amber L. says:

    I adore the Coffee is my BFF PJ set…so cute!

  17. Marcia Goss says:

    I really enjoyed reading about your trip to Target! I just love that store.

  18. Missy Marie says:

    Love bath and body works. Thank you for the chance!!

  19. patricia delgado says:

    My husband and I love going Target clearance hunting, we sometimes do it on our “date nights”.

  20. Helen says:

    I am so addicted to gray shirts. I love the one you picked out the most.

  21. Shakeia Rieux says:

    My favorite scent is the Moonlight Path from Bath and Body Works

  22. lissa crane says:

    I love this Target haul! One of my favorite things about Target is when I find these unadvertised deals on the end caps or clearance racks! I have plans to go tomorrow and see what I can find!

  23. Lisa Jagodzinski says:

    I love target and bath and body work! This is an awesome giveaway and would make my day to win!!!

  24. wen budro says:

    I love shopping at Target. They have such a wonderful selection and their prices are pretty good. Bath and Body Works always has such great scents.

  25. Christina Anne says:

    I love Bath & Body:)
    Thanks for giveaway!!!

  26. Angela Saver says:

    I love Bath & Body Works too! I’ve been wanting to order from Fabletics to try them out! I live in Springfield Missouri, about 1/2 from Branson! We love to visit Branson &. Eureka Springs, Arkansas! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  27. marnie ward says:

    It sounds like so much fun turning a dreary day into a fun filled one full of shopping escapades and savings. I have no doubt that my winter would get warm and bright with the Love & Sunshine Set from Bath & Body works.

  28. Sue Hull says:

    I love Bath and Body Works! When I walk in the store it smells so good. Thank you for the chance 🙂