A Mom Wanders into Target…ALONE…

So Target is basically a mom’s oasis. We know this. I had the luxury of going there sans children the other day, and with my extra time, I decided to try on some pieces from the Universal Thread line that I have been hearing so much about. And what did I end up getting? Four pieces featured below as well as THE BEST nude block heel.


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Rompers and 5’11” women typically don’t get along. While I found this romper to be very soft and comfortable, I knew I would be uncomfortable with how short the shorts were. Now that I look at the picture, I don’t know why I felt that way. Oh well. Honestly…you tall women can commiserate…most of us have a little complex about dresses, shorts, skirts, and rompers being too short on us. P.S. this is a medium, and I am typically a size 6/8.



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I’ve really been looking to add some tank dresses to my wardrobe for summer nights out. I loved the striping and the feel of the fabric in this dress, but I wasn’t crazy about the neckline on me. Honestly, I may go back and try it on with a different (ahem) undergarment on. Maybe that was the problem. This is a medium.

VERDICT: not right now…maybe later?

TRY-ON #3: UNIVERSAL THREAD MONTEREY V-NECK TEE (black and white stripe) and Universal Thread High-Rise Jegging (can’t find specific ones I’m wearing online)

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I love a basic tee. It is the blank canvas of your outfit planning. Trust me. And what outfit combo is more classic with a great tee and jeans? Loved this tee. I could’ve gone down to a small, but I kept with the medium for extra length and a looser fit. The jeans were great. I love where they hit me, as they do great things for concealing a problem area I have: the dreaded lower belly Mom pooch. I could have worn a six in these, but they were a tad too short for my liking, so I sized up to an 8 in these.

VERDICT: Heck yes!

TRY-ON #4: UNIVERSAL THREAD MONTEREY V NECK (gray) (and same high rise jeggings)

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I know this look is similar to my last…but this outfit was my absolute favorite of all. I love a little front tuck with a little interest in the jean (the white paint splatter) and a nude heel to dress it up a bit. You’ll have to excuse the hot mess hair, as I got ready for my garage sale that entire day.



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OK, so totally not practical for summer…but I LOVED the black button detail, sleeve length, and color of this chambray top (wearing a medium). Again, a chambray top is such a great wardrobe basic. The shorts and the Vans were what I wore into Target, but I’m kinda loving this look as is, though my son affectionately referred to these shorts as my “man shorts.”

VERDICT: Get in my closet. Yes.

TRY-ON #6: Who What Wear blazer (not online yet)

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I knew right when I put this blazer on that it was a no, so I didn’t even snap a picture of it. Instead, this is a screenshot of the video I made and added to my Instastories. I felt very Lady Gaga in this and not in a good way, as I don’t exactly plan on performing on stage any time soon. Too much shoulder action for my liking.

Verdict: Nope.

And now to the star of the show: A NEW DAY MICHAELA PUMPS

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You will see me wearing these in every photo posted above. They did so much for my leg line in the romper and dress, and I loved them with the jeans. Basically I can wear these heels with anything in my closet. I think you need a pair, too. Sizing is pretty true to size. I’m a true 10.5, and I am wearing the 11.

The Universal Thread line reminds me of a cheaper version of Madewell or Lucky Brand, so for those of you shopping on a budget, it’s a great alternative. Also, if you’re not already convinced, BUY THE HEELS.



  1. Carrie Sutherland May 31, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Oh this was fun! Virtual shopping at Target with Heather. I see a new reality show in the works. I am going to try on that chambray shirt for sure because of the sleeve length. The sleeves are always too short on every button up shirt I try on. Thank you!

    • Heather Lindenmeyer May 31, 2018 / 2:38 pm

      Yes, Carrie! You need to get it! So glad you could shop with me!

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