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{universal thread at target}

Do you know what I love?  Long walks down each isle at Target.


That’s what I love.  HA!  Sometimes I even write it on my calendar.  Like a date!  A date with Target.  And I have a feeling I’m not the only one doing this?!?!

I designate a lunch break to Target.  Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever designated a lunch break (almost every week) to anything or anyone else.

Target, you’re my boo!

But, what I really want to chat about today is the new-ish clothing line at Target.

Universal Thread


Have you checked it out yet?  They’ve got some good stuff!  So, if you’re trying to “be good” I suggest you don’t mosey you’re happy little self to the women’s clothing section.


Here’s a peak at what I’ve purchased + what I’ve got my eye on…..

I wore this exact outfit to Madewell the other day and got stopped multiple times.  Chicks in the store thought I bought my top and shoes from Madewell.  Nothing better than saying, Nope – Target.  $20!  Ha.

Then I had a long covo with some of the gals working at Madewell.  We started talking about the Universal Thread line and ALL agreed on one thing.  They totally copied Madewell.  Which, for us, is a really GREAT thing.  I’m sure as hell not mad about it.  You can get Madewell style for a Target price tag.

All the pieces are simple.  Clean lines.  Well constructed.  Universal (hence the name).  I’d say more classic than trendy.


Top // Levi’s ($39) // Shoes 

Striped Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt – Universal Thread™ Cream

This top is effortlessly cute.  It’s a classic striped button-down shirt.  Tied at the wait.  Tucked in.  Unbuttoned with a cami underneath.   I’ve tried it all three ways and love them all equally.  I gave mine one extra sleeve roll too.


Only downfall…..

It comes out of the wash completely mangled.  And you know how I feel about ironing, right?  I don’t do it.

After reading over and over about how much Lisa at Salty Lashes LOVES her steamer.  I ordered one with my Christmas giftcards.

Say hello to my new best friend.  The Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer.


Best $50 investment ever!

Check out the before + after of this top.

That steamer handled it.

Except for the crease around the sleeves + down the front of the top.  I STILL bust out my flat-iron to do creases…lol.  Always have.  Always will.  The CHI is badass.

I bet you’re going to try it now, huh?!?!  Let me know, k!?!?

A couple of other Universal Thread items I’ve collected…..


Striped Kimono – Universal Thread™ Navy

You should see the ruffle sleeves on this bad boy.  They are BIG.  Just how I like my ruffles.  The bigger the better!!  The muted stripe is perfect for pairing with any color underneath.  I’ve done white + pink + grey so far.  For $24 this piece feels like I paid wayyy more.  Great quality piece.


Convertible Backpack/Shoulder Bag – Universal Thread™ Cognac

Carry your belongings in effortless style with the Convertible Backpack/Shoulder Bag from Universal Thread™. In a soft cognac hue, this simple bag will pair seamlessly with just about any look. The unique design allows you to carry it traditionally on your shoulder, or use the back straps to carry it as a backpack. With a roomy interior and multiple pockets, your essentials will be organized and easy to access.

Isn’t this backpack/shoulder bag too cute?  And $30!  I have to admit, I haven’t taken her out for a spin yet.  I have a rule with shopping.  If I don’t wear it within a week or two, then it goes back.  You should be excited and wear that item immediately.  I’ve been known to wear an item out of the store because I was so obsessed…ha.  True story!  If not, then you probably never will.  And that’s a huge waste of money.

I think this bag would be perfect for Farmers Market Saturday’s.  Concerts.  Sporting events.  Especially with kids.  Would make a really great diaper bag….just saying.

So I’m giving her till this weekend.  Not because I don’t think it’s super cute.  But because I have to stick to the rules.


Here are some other Universal Threads that I have my eye on…..

I hope Universal Thread is here to stay!  I for one, and really diggin it!  Let me know what you love from the line.  You know that I LOVE talking all things clothing 🙂

xoxo stacyb

2 thoughts on “{universal thread at target}

  1. I bought those slides a couple weeks ago! I cannot wait until it’s warm again…I already have an outfit picked out to go with them.

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