Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Target Tag Snag

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Remember in this post when I talked about the shopping spree bonanza my mother in law took me on during Matt and I’s weekend trip to Arizona?  Yes, it was delightful, and yes, I know I promised to show off my goodies (haha, no, not those goodies)…my shopping goodies, you sickos :)  I had all these fabulous outfit of the day posts planned for this week, but with packing, moving, huffing and puffing, there is nothing OOTD worthy around here (unless you consider ratty shirts and high school Soffe shorts OOTD worthy.)

So until we settle in Chicago and I start dressing like a human being again, I thought I would tell you a little tale about one of my recent purchases…

On our third day-o-shopping we hit up Target (for the second time on our trip.)  We browsed cardigans, dresses, and swimsuits galore, and being the thrifty gal that I am, I headed straight for the clearance rack.  I was delighted and surprised to see a great pair of yoga pants hanging in the medium section.  Now, I know what you’re thinking…”Big whoop, Allison.  A yoga pant gets you excited?  Perhaps you should get out more.”  I know, I know, it sounds a little weird to get all giddy about a yoga pant, but ya’ll, I’m 5’10” and it is RARE to find any pants that come within ten inches of the floor on me.  So when I spotted these babies, gave them the once over, I was hopeful they’d fit.  Then, when I tried them (and 856 other things) on for my mother in law, I squealed over how long they were and how well they fit!  And I quote…

“Oh my gah, these are perfect!  I know they’re not anything crazy or unique, but I am always looking for lounge pants, but can’t ever find any that fit.  These are perfect.  They’re surprisingly long enough, not too tight in the legs, and they have room in all the right places for me!”

So imagine my shock when I was unpacking to read the following in the label of my “perfect-have-room-in-all-the-right-places pants…”

“Liz Lange for Target MATERNITY.”

The pants I adore so much, the pants that fit so perfectly, are actually made for someone growing a KID inside of them.  Hahahaha.  Awesome.

Sometimes, you just gotta laugh :)

What’s made you laugh lately?

8 comments:

Maggie said...

The same thing happened to me at Target. I found this perfect white summer dress, got it home and realized it was a maternity dress. I dont know what's worse, the fact that it fit, or that I didn't notice.

Lindsay said...

Thank you for making me laugh this morning, Allison! I'm sure I've done something like that at some point but my mind is completely blank right now...

*niomi* said...

I've bought two Target maternity sale items in the past few years--and I've never been pregnant. One was a cute tank in a jersey knit that was an X-Small--so it didn't look maternity at all. The other was a recent purchase, a pretty floral dress. It *kinda* looks like a prego dress, but if I wear it with a cardigan, it can pass for normal wear. So yeah, it's kinda embarrassing, but eh... :)

Katie Lynn said...

Sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do when it comes to buying clothes that fit properly! Cute story. :)

Leah said...

Oh how funny I love finding perfect clothes in weird places like the little boys department or something. Happy Wednesday!

Evi said...

haha this is absolutely priceless. and yes, sometimes you DO just have to laugh :)

Karena said...

That is very funny, except I have to admit that I did the same thing with a Lange tutleneck!! Had no idea..

Karen

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CarolinaBelle84 said...

I've definitely noticed some maternity tops I wished I could wear. They are making much cuter stuff now and honestly the section kind of spills over into the misses section sometimes (or gets mixed in with the sale).

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