TAA | Target Addicts Anonymous

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Hi, my name is Christina and I am an addict.  
{everybody say, "Hi Christina"}

I am addicted to Target.  
{try to hold back the gasps}

Their clothes, accessories, decor, and anything and everything in between.  
I can't stop.  I won't stop.  
This is my story.

I opened up my closet on a cold snowy day and decided to do some reorganization.  I put the dresses together (color coded of course), the pants together, the tops together (also color coded), the sweatshirts, shoes, scarves, belts, etc.  I then started noticing a tiny little trend: Target labels.  Everywhere.  Mossimo...  Merona... Xhilaration...  I couldn't escape them.  So I began counting & this is what I found:

50% of my cardigans are from Target
43% of my shoes are from Target
35% of my dresses are from Target
and
100% of my prescription medicines are from Target
(not to mention shirts, scarves, and other accessories that I didn't have the time to count out!)

evidence as seen in the last couple days worth of outfits:

boots + legings a la Target
{awkward lip bite + thumbs up a la... me}

cardigan +  scarf found at the big red
{and let's all pause to recognize my standing-on-the-toilet skills}

and even this beaut was found there
{on clearance, none the less...}

That little bullseye gets me every. single. time.  They are so damn clever with their dollar bins upon arrival which are then conveniently next to the women's accessories, clothes, & shoes...  Not to mention the seasonal stuff is always in the opposite back corner and in order to get there I have to pass the makeup, craft, and home goods aisles.

Touché, Target, touché.  

So I come to all of you ask: Do I need an intervention?! 
Do I need to kick the 'ole walk-into-Target-to-pick-up-your-$8-prescription-only-to-leave-$100-dollars-poorer-with-a-bunch-of-adorable-merchandise-habit...?

Or maybe just maybe this is "normal" enough for me to overlook...  

With your help, we can decide: do I Walk Away OR feel free to Tar-Jay?

{and Nick, your input will not be counted... hee hee}


let me know whatchu think!

Shanna, I'm counting on you & your link-up to help a sister out

*I was in no way compensated for this post, but if anyone from Target is reading, I'd be happy to get in touch & do some business ;)

16 comments:

Aimee said...

Ahh don't worry! I always say that basically Target has a $50 cover charge. Even if I go in for a box of tissues, I leave with a necklace, new lip gloss, and skirt for my daughter. You are not alone. And you are so spot-on with their marketing; they MAKE you walk past all the hot spots. But as far as I'm concerned, Target is a good vice to have. :)

Katie said...

i have no advice for you but I will join you in your addict group. I LOVE target. and I love how you stand on your toilet for pictures. :)

Jordan said...

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^ I think you will appreciate this! And welcome to the dark side. I have zero advice as I am also a Tarjay addict.

Noel Marie said...

Ahh I am a target fanatic! And now they have groceries too? Are you kidding?? There is going to be no need for any other store on earth!!!

New follower, yay!!

noel @ highheeledmama.com

Brooke Houston said...

I have to do the same thing with my mirror. Maybe I should invest in a floor length one and buy it at TARGET! haha but yeah, I love target too. I wish their stuff fit me better though.

Sheila said...

Umm... I am a Target addict too! I will join your group! ;) I used to go almost twice a day every week. And never fails, I always come out spending more than I should. My husband finally told me I have to cut it down and now I hardly get to see a Target until we move into our new house then I'll be close to one! YAYAYAYA! :)

I love how you take your photos standing on the toilet!

Found your blog via Shanna Said So! :)

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Rachel @lifeasMrs said...

um no you should not give up.. Target will never give you up. think about that!

Brittany said...

I was just at target thirty minutes ago! I walked out with buying only eleven dollars worth of stuff. My roommates and I got to target together at least twice a week! We bought a sled for 3 dollars! I fully encourage your Target addiction, and I have been an addict for over 19 years (my entire existence)!

Alyssa @ Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice said...

I think I should go to the same meetings you're going to! It's a problem!! I love how you are standing on the toilet, that's pure talent- I'd probably fall :)

Eliza :: Case Study said...

I am a huge Target addict! But I choose to remain that way - because while it dents my bank account in a bad way, it just makes my life so darn beautiful and that is something I can't say no to ;) So happy I came across your blog + found we have something in common right away. xoxo! eliza

Kacie said...

I love Target! I'm your newest follower :) I'd love for you to follow my blog too. xo

http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
http://www.daisyraeboutique.com

Robin said...

What's the problem? Their products are largely good for the prices, and it's even better when they have clearance sales. :)

smk053078 said...

First of all, you standing on your toilet for these pictures made me LOVE you even more!! I am a Target addict, but I think Forever 21 is even worse for me. Half my closet is from there! Hey. at least it's not crazy expensive. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do! Shop on, sister!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

My name is Stephanie, and I am a Target Addict too.

At least it's nice stuff for not so much money?

Doing what I do best...rationalizing my addiction.

Kat said...

gah! we don't even have target where i am (toronto, canada)!!! how we live is beyond me.

Suzanne Bruce said...

I like the dress with the leggings.. super cute..

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