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Death, Taxes, and TARGET.

This past weekend Easter came a week early for me. As I’m wont to do, I do-si-do’d into my church Target for my various sundries, begging my inner willpower to resist temptations and not leave with a $250 credit card charge. (WHOOPS!) FAIL. I managed to leave with a Brinks truckload of goodies, because there are so many good things. I’ve rounded up a gaggle of ‘em below, but hurry – you never know how long these deals are gonna last:

Women’s Cheri Pumps | Now $27.99 (reg $34.99)

Women's Cheri Sam and Libby pumps

How hot are these shoes?!  Right: On Cheat Chic (who you MUST follow). I literally can’t stop thinking about these shoes. It’s debatable how long I have to wear them until my dogs start barking, but they’re practically perfect.

Plaid print clutch wallet | $16.99

White clutch from Target

Because at some point I’mma have to ditch my beloved Grandma’s wallet I’ve been carrying since ’06… Or maybe I don’t, but this wallet’s adorbs.

Mossimo Footbed Sandals in Gold | $19.99 (reg $24.99)

Mossimo Footbed Sandals in Gold | Target | Covet Living

Hi Birkenstock, meet your sassy hippy cousin who’s WAY less $$$ than you.

Women’s Reversible Tote Handbag: $36.99

Women's Reversible tote bag | Target | Covet Living

Perfect for a work bag.  There are a bunch of fun colors to choose from, too.

Faribault for Target Wool Striped Shawl | $29.98 (reg. $59.99)

Wool Shawl - Prairie Stripe

Something tells me this won’t be available online much longer. It’s way marked down, and way cute as a sweet little wrap.  Steph bought one similar at a cute boutique and I steal it whenever possible.

Pom Pom Kimono Jacket | $22.99

Pom Pom Kimono Jacket

Kimono and Karrie | Target | Covet Living

Right now Tarjay’s got kimonos for days, and they’re cuuuute. Right: Moi, a couple weekends ago in this Kimono I snapped up. I get compliments whenever I wear it!

Solid Fedora Hat in Brown | $16.99 (reg. $24.99)

Mossimo Fedora Hat in Brown + Karrie | Target | Covet Living  You guys, this hat is just perfect. Right: Again, sporting it last weekend. Plus there are a couple others here and here. Whether you’re wearing these to a festival this year or while watching the kids around the pool, they’re so versatile and go with everything!

Fedora hats in burgundy and black | Target | Covet Living

Women’s Carolyn Slip On | $19.99

Women's Carolyn Slip On | Target | Covet Living

Comfy and casual but very So Cal stylish

Women’s Woven Hobo Handbag with Tassels | $59.99

Women's Woven Hobo Handbag with Tassels at Target | Covet Living

It’s a smidge pricier than the usual Target fare but it’s just so cute. Muy on trend right now, too.

And last, the most controversial clothing pick yet, as all my friends think this new trend is ridonk but I think it’s kinda cute…. because I’m perpetually my 15 year old self….

Denim Overalls | $34.99

Denim Overalls | Target | Covet Living

Listen, I get it, Color Me Badd is no longer in heavy rotation and you’re dubious that overalls should once again be as well. But c’mahhhnnnn, if worn slightly more fitting, rolled at the bottom and NOT WORN WITH MULES like on the Target model above left, they can be cute and sporty.

Ok, that’s it for now… Has anyone seen anything cute on Tarjay I should be aware of? And I’m thinking of posting more regularly on the wicked cute stuff seen at the big red bullseye. Lemme know if you think that’s a good idea.


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Estate Sale Round 2: Steph’s Home Decor!

THERE’S MORE!  (Lots and LOTS more).  Still packing and MAJORLY downsizing.  I sold through almost everything from last week’s post in 1 day.  Everything (except furniture – local Columbus, OH pick-up only) can be shipped.  Purchasing instructions at bottom of post.


Only a few months old and scarcely sat in.  Perfect Condition.  I have this as a banquette currently on one side of the dining table…

But you could also do it in an entryway, as a sofa in a studio/small apartment, or at the foot of a bed.  67″W x 30″D x 41″H


I refinished this bad boy recently – the exterior is now cream, interior slate grey, and the hardware/brackets are rose gold.  3 adjustable shelves.  59″ tall x 46.5″ wide x 17.5″ deep.  I’ve used this as a kitchen pantry, a linen closet in the hallway (with cubbies), a bookshelf, an organizing station in a med room and a china cabinet.  Super sturdy and versatile.


This one pains me to sell…  Beautiful armoire / TV cabinet purchased from GDC in Charleston, SC for $1500. Cream distressed finish, 2 large drawers and upper & lower cabinets. I have always used this to house my TV, but it does have a bar inside for hangers, so you could use it as a wardrobe for the bedroom. We had to remove the moldings once to fit it through the door of my apartment in Chicago, so they are currently secured with thin nails. I would recommend gluing and permanently nailing these back in once this piece is situated in your home.  Craigslist link is HERE for more pics.  Dimensions:  47″ wide x 77″ tall x 28″ deep

SECTIONAL SOFA (2 pieces) – $500 OBO

Generally acknowledged to be the most comfortable couch on the planet.  Purchased from Bassett Furniture for $3000 a few years ago.  It’s recently been cleaned but it’s not a spring chicken and does have some wear.  I had this custom made in the most beautiful, cozy cream fabric, but came to realize that it pills, so the seat cushions are pilled pretty good.  All back cushions are down.  30″ height x 38″ deep x 108″ across back (on left if you’re looking at photo) and 86″ across right side


Fully lined.  Rod pocket or can be hung by clips.  Would be really sweet in a kiddo’s room.  52.5″ wide x 96″ long.

MOROCCAN ARCH DELIA SHADES | Grey & White | 3 Panels – $100

I used these for a designer show house I did a few years back and have hung them in every house I’ve lived in since.  They are stunning…  super light weight, and the most amazing thing is that while they allow light in and don’t obstruct your view of the outdoors, you can’t see in through them from outside.

Also seen in Martha Stewart Living…

Also seen in (TOP) My bedroom in Chicago…  (BOTTOM LEFT) By Designer Jessica Helgerson…  (BOTTOM RIGHT) My powder room in Chicago.


I used a few of these on my dining room wall in my house in Charleston (below).  Great to hang, or to use at Thanksgiving.

Small Plates (qty: 16)

Large Plates (qty: 4)



Really hard to find.

FUNNY FACE POSTER (Professionally Framed) – $40

Distressed silver frame.  White Mat.  19.5″ wide x 23.5″ tall.

SILVER LEAFED NOTRE MONDE MIRRORED TRAY – $100 OBO (retail: $500 – see similar to show here)

Gorgeous designer tray.  I used it to corral liquor decanters on the bar in the dining room.

TOSS GARMENT BAG – $25 (retail: $151)

Sadly never used this.  I just found it in storage.  Details / dimensions here.


14″ x 14″.  So sweet.  One of the bulbs/candles is currently out – I think it’s an easy electrical fix but it’s beyond my expertise.  I’ve had this looking pimp in a closet, and would also be sweet in a nursery or powder room.  eBay listing HERE if you wanna go that route.


For details/specs: Washer | Dryer

Who needs an ALMOST brand new Washer/Dryer?  So sad to leave this little push-button bad boy.  Just purchased in 2012.


Almost brand new.  Whirlpool.  Clean as a whistle.

See anything else you want?  Shoot me an email.


1. Send me an email at with the name of the item you want to purchase in the SUBJECT box, your shipping address (for shipping costs, if applicable) and your PAYPAL email address so I can send you an invoice.  I can also do Chase ePay if you have a Chase acct.  Cashier’s Check if you’re local to Columbus.

2. Wait for an invoice which will include total amount due + shipping costs.  The buyer is responsible for all shipping costs and will be agreed before payment.

3. Make payment ASAP.