Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Target.

I love me some clothes and I've often smiled at the Lord's providence that he would put me in a ministry where my taste in fashion has absolutely no relevancy.

These kids' think my clothes are plain because they don't have glitter or sparkles and I'm not really into "Forces", or "Jordan's" which would be just about the only items that could make this ol' lady fashionable in the hood.

I also laugh that our budget and the fact that we have six children doesn't really allow me to actually purchase 99% of the stuff I see in magazines. Therefore, 99% of the stuff I own is from Target. Clothes, dog food, bacon. It's all good.

Out of the blue the other day, a sweet friend with a sweet closet gave me a fabulous dress. It's by a designer who's stationary is expensive, let alone her clothes, and I could no more afford to buy it even if I sold one of my children which I wouldn't do because I like they way the top of their heads smell and they like to 'fnuggle.

I also apparently like run-on sentences.

So, feelin' pretty sassy and stylish, I wore my super-cute, new, designer dress to a baby shower the other day. The first comment I got was from the mom-to-be...

"Hey! I have that dress, too, only it's maternity! We need to take a picture! Target, right?"

Riiiiight.

Oh, Lord, thank you for faithfully continuing to humble me in every aspect of my life. And for Target with their pretty convincing knock-offs.

17 comments:

hannahgarippa said...

I have to admit Target has lost its appeal. I'm not sure who they think they are but they've gotten pretty pricey lately...or maybe I've gotten more frugal.

You looked smashing in your designer dress!

emily said...

Oh my goodness. Sweet, sweet post.

I bet you looked marvelous.

mindalou said...

Your dress was totally cuter than mine! It totally stole the show!

Abby said...

That is REALLY funny.

Mostly because I'm so in the same boat and love Target.

Casey said...

I only wish my clothes (and bacon and cat food) came from Target. Oh how I miss that place! It's all perspective I guess :)

Candy said...

God is faithful, is all I'll say!
Went to a wedding last year when SIX Dallasite women had on the identical dress---all were assured that Neimans was the only store that had it. Just didn't mention they had it in every size!
Love you.
C

Holli said...

I don't even like to speak of Target.... I have with drawls....
When I have walked into a target the first time in a year I felt like I was floating- TOTAL HIGH!!!
Ok better spot thinking about it I am getting the shakes.....
:)

Jess said...

Ok...this got me laughing today!!!! I happen to love Target as well. I won't even lie. I totally shop their juniors department for cute shirts and friends always think I hit up Jcrew. Nope. Just a little Target. Now that I weigh a little more with the baby and all I still get some kicks there. I just buy the big sizes and wear them with pride. :0)

These Three Kings said...

oh wow! what a lesson
I heart you girl
love how you see the LORDs hand in all circumstances! :)
"i bet you looked like a bomb" as they say around here
LOL

have no idea what that means!
gotta love the hood

Christy@pipandsqueak said...

YOu need to post a picture of your sassy new designer dress.

Traci@TotalMomsense said...

Well, aren't you glad you didn't buy it? It's always good to have girlfriends with impeccable taste and stout shopping habits. They are a life saver.

Becca said...

Target is great! :-) good choice for fashionable clothes on a budget. I often look at my clothes before going to work (ministry with my kiddos downtown) and wonder what comment they will make. . . they love making fun of what I wear! :-)

Jess said...

I love this story!!

I was at a baby shower once and told a girl that I liked her dress and that I almost bought it too. Then she said, "Don't tell anyone I bought it at Target!" I thought in my head, "What would she think if she knew I didn't buy it because it wasn't on SALE at Target!"

Enjoy the designer dress!!! You deserve it ;)

Kim said...

I love this post and can totally relate as I am sitting here in my target t-shirt and jeans. How sad that I am anticipating missing my Target Shopping during our upcoming 2 year adventure in Hong Kong!!!

Sue said...

That is so cute! God has gifted you with a tremendous sense of humor even if not a big budget for designer duds!

You made me smile :-)

Jen said...

such a cute post!

Danni said...

Liar! Your dog food totally comes from WalMart (unless you switched)!