Saturday, April 7, 2012
I Went Back to the Target Sale and Big Lots
Today is the last day for part of the Target sale. So I am posting this just in case someone forgot. I wanted to go back to Target to possibly buy the Stardoll with Chanel like jacket. No intentions to buy anything else. I always go to different Targets because they all carry different things.
I've been wanting this set for a long time. Didn't want to pay full price and it has disappeared from MattelShop.com. It was on sale for $17.98. I don't think an AA set even exists. This Shelley doll's height can change. I bought it because I am rebuilding my pediatrician's office. There is a new I Can Be Pancake turning set that I almost bought. It was the AA set and the little girl is a new dark skinned Shelley version. She is really cute! Unfortunately, they gave this doll the colored legs, which do not move well. I didn't think I had a darker SIS body to swap her to, BUT I DO! No, I am not going back to Target!
I wanted this set too. I only had one set of skis and ski boots and needed a second set for the ski trip. I really like those graphic type pants much better than I thought I would. Yes, it was on sale.
This is one of the older Fashionista sets. I was really surprised to see it there. Back when it came out, I was so against these sets. Couldn't stand them. I have learned how to look at these sets with more of a discerning eye. I had to let go of my "but they aren't Fashion Ave clothes" hang up. That jean jacket was showing up everywhere on flickr last year.
Now that I am better at the mixing and matching, I can see outfits in my head using certain pieces. I really wanted these pants. I thought the top was cute too. Great little casual piece. Last year, I'm sure that purple dress totally turned me off. I am singing a different tune, now. Laaaaa.
I remembered that Tina and Shantavia's daughter had already picked out purple outfits to wear to the wedding. Voila, Shantavia will be wearing that purple dress to the wedding. It looks kind of sad in the pack, but I think it's going to look nice on her. Tina's purple dress is from a Stardoll accessory pack. The dress is really cute, but extremely short. If you are wondering how Tina got invited to the wedding, she is accompanying her new man, Harrison. Who, if you recall, is Leslie's dad. Go on Ms Tina. Do your thang!
I now pay attention to the footwear in the packs, too. I really like these boots.
Okay. Now on the surface this pack looked pretty bad to me. Two things caught my eye in this pack. I could picture the little graphic dress (the yellow one) looking really cute with leggings and a jacket. And those boots!
These boots are killer! I had to justify buying this pack just for the boots. Watch me work.
So, the name of the pack is Tokyo. This dress says I love Tokyo. Again at first glance not something I would choose to buy. The outfit in the center was worse. But that's because I had my own personal style in mind. There aren't a lot of Vanessa's roaming around Morristown. There are all kinds of people with lots of different styles.
Then I remembered Mari, my Asian teenage performer. Both those outfits would be great performing outfits. Problem solved. I got my boots and Mari got her new outfits. Now all I need is the Bratz stage.
Kara rushed home from the salon and picked out her dress. Tell me she is not rocking this dress! I love this dress on her. So does Chris, her husband. This is the one that is worn by Stardoll Bonjour Bijou 2, the redhead. Yes, the Stardolls are on sale at Target through today.
She will not be carrying this bag, but this is one of my new favorite handbags. Probably because I carried something similar when I was in college. This is from one of the Stardoll accessory packs. Yes, they are on sale. I don't mean to be an enabler, just an informant.
By the way, we got Melanie covered, too. Chyna couldn't pull police duty for the wedding, but she sent S.W.A.T. (I don't have a doll that I think properly represents Chyna, yet. Still looking). You won't see them at the wedding. They will have the perimeter covered and will be checking all cars as they enter to make sure she doesn't get in.
I stopped by a different Big Lots. I always check for Power Team guys. I saw only one and I didn't like him at all. Looked at the rest of the toys, then headed to the restroom. After leaving the restroom I decided to look through the toys again. What is it with us addicted doll people?! Low and behold there were two more PT guys that I somehow overlooked. This was one that I really wanted. I hope to name him Rain, but I have to get Ebony's permission first.
One last thing. These were $1 in the $1 section of Target . I plan to use them to organize some of my doll projects: one for woodworking, one for sewing, one for food, and one for furniture.
They have 4-5 clear pockets inside.
Whew! I'm tired. Got to go make furniture now. I promise, no more posts until tomorrow. Have a wonderful day.