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We Walked Into Target With $100…

December 14, 2021


Erin Schrader

You know how it goes – you walk into Target for shampoo and come out with an overflowing cart and a pretty big dent in your bank account. Anyone feel me? I can’t say no to the pillows, or the candles, or the clothes, or the water bottles…. or really anything. Target is my love language.

We thought it’d be fun to give ourselves a $100 budget and see what sort of fun things we could each find! The easy part? Finding $100 worth of things. The hard part? Sticking to $100 because there is SO much goodness at Target right now! Take a peek at what we found below!

Erin’s Target Finds


Windowpane Plaid Throw Pillow // Similar Smaller Green Pillows // Throw

If there is one color I want to buy everything in for our cabin these days, it’s green. After doing our kitchen in green cabinets, I’ve constantly been looking for ways to filter it into other areas of our home. When I walked past these oversized windowpane plaid pillows it was a no brainer that I added them into my cart. I love how easily they tie in with the rest of our decor and offer a bit of a Christmas spirit to them! 

Distressed Vase

Hearth & Hand Distressed Vase // Throw

Just when I tell myself I don’t need to buy one more piece of decor for our home to sit around, I walked by these distressed black vases and knew I’d find a place for them *somewhere* in the house [if there’s a will, there’s a way ;)] I couldn’t believe the price for how heavy duty they seem. Layer them together in varying sizes or just pick up one to add to a coffee table, sofa table, or kitchen shelf! 

5-Wick Candle

Smoked Woods 5-Wick Speckled Candle

If I ever go to Target and don’t buy a candle [or mug for that matter] you know I am not feeling well. Never ever can I resist the latest and greatest that they have to offer in these two departments. I picked up this large 5-wick candle to use on our coffee table in a grouping of other holiday decor and I love that it works for this occasion but will also work year round with other decor! Ps. The smoked woods scent is amazing if you like a little more masculine scent! 

Hannah’s Target Finds

Cookie Sheet

Cookie Sheet

It’s that time of year friends — holiday traditions are underway and I’m baking up a storm! We’ve been making all sorts of treats and cookies and I realized my cookie sheets were in desperate need of an upgrade! Target’s options are great quality and super affordable! I forgot to grease the cookie sheet several times and the cookies slid right off! If you’re in need of new cookie sheets, I would give these a try! 

1/4 Zip Pullover

¼ Zip Pullover [TTS, wearing in XS] // Leggings [Size down if in between, wearing in S but could do XS] // Base Layer [TTS, wearing in Small but should have done XS] // Sneakers [Size down .5]

This time of year means outfits that will work for my workouts and running kids to wherever they need to be, last minute Christmas shopping or running out to the store because I forgot something… again…. These All in Motion Leggings are buttery soft, so dang comfortable and they don’t roll down!! Perfect for a throw on and go outfit or working out! And this ¼ zip is so insanely soft and makes it easy to look like you are put together and didn’t just throw it on before leaving the house 😉 


Crewneck Sweater [TTS, wearing in XS] // Similar Jeans // Boots [TTS] 

Why yes, it’s true… I’m wearing something other than black and the color of this sweater is even better in person!! I thought for sure when this arrived it would be see-through due to it’s woven material but it’s in fact not and it’s perfect for Fall and Winter! I also can’t get over this color — such a pretty shade of purple/blue and will be great for Fall, Winter and Spring! 


Super Soft 2-Pack Crew Socks 

I wish you could feel how soft these are through the screen!! These socks are heavenly and perfect for Fall and Winter!! They aren’t too heavy which makes them perfect for all of my boots and I love the funt stripe/marl detail since they stick out of the top of my Sorel boots just a bit! These would make a great stocking stuffer too 😉 

Claire’s Target Finds

Throw Blanket

Cozy Knit Throw Blanket

I finally got my hands on the famous $25 Target throw! I’d been hearing a lot about this one and its similarities to Barefoot Dreams, so I had to see what all the fuss was about. I do already own this $150 throw and I’m happy to report the Target version is even softer! I will say the blanket itself isn’t quite as thick and heavy as the BD throw, but for $25, I’ll absolutely be purchasing more! Ps. I did notice some reviews about it shedding, but I didn’t have any issues with mine. For reference, this is the Neutral color!

Slouch Boots

Scrunch Boots [TTS]

I’ve been searching high and low for tall boots [that wouldn’t break the bank!] this year and had been coming up short! But as always, Targ is here to save the day! I love that these are slightly slouchy, the block heel is easy to walk in, and they can be dressed up or down! If you’re in need of a pair of boots that can work with dresses AND leggings, these are great. They are under $30 today and available in 3 colors!

Chunky Knit Bed Blanket

Chunky Knit Bed Blanket [King, Natural]

I recently got a new, larger, mattress and have been slowly purchasing all the pieces to make it a cozy space! I’m a warm sleeper, so I knew I didn’t want a traditional duvet. I love the look of this Chunky Knit Bed Blanket – and I love the price tag even more! If you’re cozy-ing up a space, I can’t recommend the Casaluna line at Target enough [and it’s pup approved ;)]! Next on my list: throw pillows!

Lauren’s Target Finds

Sweatshirt Dress

Long Sleeve High Slit Dress [true to size, wearing medium] // Boots [true to size] 

The second I saw this dress in store I knew I had to try it, and by the time I got it home and tried it on [dressing rooms closed], I couldn’t wait to wear it! Throw it on with tall heeled boots, sneakers, or booties, and head out to dinner with the gals or a date night with your man!

Puffer Vest

Oversized Puffer Vest [size down, wearing in small, typically a medium or large]

For 40 degree days, you can’t put me in a puffer vest and leggings fast enough! I saw this vest online and immediately fell in love, and was so excited when I saw it in store! I absolutely love the sherpa and black combo. It’s very oversized, so definitely size down! 

Wine Stopper

Wine Stopper

Wine is my go-to drink of choice, and while I love it, a glass or two is plenty! Whether I’m enjoying a glass in the evening or sitting around with girlfriends, this gold stopper is a pretty way to keep the wine covered between pours! But if you’re going to be letting it sit overnight, I’d recommend this wine vac to get the air out and keep it from going bad!

40 oz Mug

Reduce 40 oz. Stainless Steel Mug 

I feel like I spend half of my day running kids around and running to and from appointments and errands, which meansI need a big water bottle to get me through the day! I love that this one is 40 oz but still fits in my cupholders! It has an adjustable lid so you can chug it or use a straw, keeps drinks cold for a long time, and is dishwasher safe [yessssss!!!]. Available in several colors!

Katy’s Target Finds

Faux Fur Blanket

Duvet Cover & Sham Set [mint] // Faux Fur Throw Blanket [brown ombre] // Gray Throw Pillow Covers // Similar Shag Pillow // Similar You & Me Pillow // Headboard [light gray]

I have been on a journey to get my bedroom together and decorated how I wanted and I think I am finally there!! I had been looking for a throw that added a soft, romantic feel and this faux fur blanket was what I was looking for. It is soooo soft and you can use it for extra layers at night or take it to the couch for a cozy evening!

Hiker Boots

Sherpa Hiker Boots [size down .5]

I love hiking, but these are hiking boots that you may not ACTUALLY go hiking in 😂 I’ve been seeing hiking boots with a slight wedge or heel for Winter and am loving the trend – it was time for me to jump on it and I’m not disappointed!

Sherpa Sweatshirt

Sherpa Sweatshirt [size up one, wearing Large on the left for super oversized fit and Small on the right]

I was browsing the aisles of Target and this sweatshirt caught my eye immediately! From the sherpa to the snaps to the tassels, I loved it for a cute and casual look! I tried the Large to test out a super oversized look but think I will stick with sizing up one in the Small! It is slightly cropped but nothing crazy. I ordered two colors to try but will be returning one! Which color do you like more?

Macy’s Target Finds

Picture Frame

Black Picture Frame

The photographer in me just can’t resist a good picture frame. This classic black frame with a white mat provides a clean look that will look great in any room. Also, here is your reminder to get those photos printed! 😉 It’s such a great way to add a personal touch to your home or office. 

Bud Vase

Black Bud Vase

Add the perfect little touch of black to your shelves with these cute distressed bud vases from the Hearth and Hand collection. I bought both the 3 inch and the 9 inch.  I added a twig of greenery from our Christmas tree to for the winter. In the summer I will add a fresh sprig of eucalyptus or any other summer bloom I find outside.

Table Lamps

Table Lamps

These cute little lamps stand just 12.5 inches tall. They are the perfect fit for a nightstand which is just what I did. The lamps I had before took up our whole nightstand so I didn’t have room for anything else. Now I have extra space to add a small vase of flowers or a book.

Hoop Earrings

Braided Hoop Earrings

I love me a good gold hoop! These hoops aren’t too big and they’re not too small. They are lightweight and perfect for any occasion. The braided look makes for a unique statement piece.


Short Sleeve T-Shirt [Size up,  wearing size small]

This tee goes great by itself in the summertime or layer it with a cardigan or jean jacket in the winter. I sized up for more of a loose relaxed fit. Once I don’t have a bump anymore I will wear it tucked in with jean shorts this summer. It’s so comfy!

Quilted Sweatshirt

Quilted Sweatshirt [TTS, wearing size small]

This sweatshirt literally feels like I’m wearing a quilted blanket. It’s loose fitting and ridiculously comfortable. I might just have to order in more than one color. I sized up so I can be sure it will fit through the winter months with this growing bump of mine. Dress it up with black jeans and booties or wear it with jeans and tennis shoes for a more casual look. Either way you don’t want to miss out on this quilted blanket…I mean sweatshirt 😉

LIY Ambassador’s Target Finds

Heather’s Target Finds

Sweater [size up one] // Jeans [true to size] // Boots [true to size] // Toddler Sweater // Toddler Jeans // Toddler Boots // Dog Sweater 

Hi LIY friends, Heather and Emma here! If you enjoy a Mommy and Me outfit, grab this one from Target! There are so many fun colors to choose from and there’s even a matching dog sweater!! I can’t believe my Emma just turned 3 so I’ll soak up all the Mommy and Me moments I can! 🥰

Lisa’s Target Finds 

O-Cedar EasyWring Spin Mop and Bucket System

Lisa here with a great solution to help you get your home ready for the holidays. I no longer call it “house work” I call it “house love” (perspective ❤️) and this gadget is so fun to use! This great mop option makes cleaning my hardwood floors a breeze. The foot pedal makes it easy to wring the water out (hands free!) and with the microfiber mop head it can easily be used wet or dry. Here’s to clean floors for the holidays!🎄

FRISKA Nightly Reboot Digestive Enzyme and Probiotics Supplements

Who is in overdrive right now with the holidays right around the corner?🙋🏽‍♀️ As an exciting time of year it is, I’m always up for a little reboot whenever I can get one. I saw this cute package on a Target shelf and immediately wanted to learn more. After some online research, I decided to give Nightly Reboot a try and add it to my vitamin regimen. This is my 2nd bottle and I find it truly has helped aid in my digestion and I find myself falling asleep soundly. This might just be the calm you need in the evening to wake up bright. Happy Holidays!🎄

Sweater [size up for oversized fit] // Jeans [true to size] // Similar Boots

I have found the softest sweater from Target that you will be reaching for every casual Friday at the office. This style would look great with a pair of leggings and boots, but no leggings allowed at my office; so this great denim option are my go to’s. The sweater is a boxy/oversized style. I could have sized down, although I love the oversized look; adds the extra comfort on a chilly day! I’m wearing a M which is my normal size!

Ashley’s Target Find

Top [true to size] // Jeans [true to size] // Boots [true to size]

I snagged this simple, sweet little combo at Target a few weeks ago.The lightweight sweater is great for layering in the Fall/Winter and I’m loving the color! It has just enough detail at the neck and sleeves. The jeans fit like a glove and don’t break the bank…I’ve been a loyal Express jeans wearer for years but am always on the lookout for new options that make me look & feel beautiful! These fit the bill 🙌🏽

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