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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Target Shoes: How to justify shoe shopping plus a giveaway


I am hearting Target really hard right now.

I was recently advised that they have Super Target in the US.  It has everything a girl's heart could desire - booze, the usual Target wares, food, aisles dedicated to Hello Kitty and $1 items, and it also has booze and a Starbucks.

I AM MOVING IN THERE WHEN I HIT CHICAGO FOR BLOGHER13.

I do hope they have a camping section, so that I may have some privacy when I find time to sleep in between all the shopping and boozing and Starbucksing. 

Aside from that, my Target loving has always extended to their shoes.  We've just had our first bit of lovely Spring weather here in Perth, and I was left examining my shoe collection for something to wear.  It was all kinds of tragic.  Tragic circa 1992.

So I jumped online when I heard that Target's extensive shoe collection is available online.  There is nothing better to drown out the sounds of The Feral Threesome attempting to enact natural selection upon one another than going to a combination of two of my happy places - online and shopping.

There were so many gorgeous pairs of shoes.  My spirits soared, and I didn't even notice The Feral Threesome pummelling one another.  It turned into quite the lovely afternoon.

But it wasn't enough.  So as soon as #1Hubby got home from work I made a quick trip to my local Target under the guise of 'ducking to the shop for the two B's' - Booze and Broccoli.  The booze is a given, as if #1Hubby would object to me going out for wine.  The broccoli was a tactical move, as the fruit and veg shop is opposite Target.  My plan was to innocently stumble in the wrong direction and find myself at the back of the store where the shoe section is.  While looking for broccoli.

So while the natives were restless and ready to eat each other as it neared dinner time at home, I went to Target.  For broccoli.

I got these on-trend watermelon wedges for a very affordable $40:


They are officially 'coral' in colour, but I'm going with watermelon because it fits this post and that's what I call the colour, okay?

I was tossing up between those lovelies and a pair of these flats:
Not wanting to clue #1Hubby in to my real reason for shopping, I put my new shoes on in the car so that he wouldn't see any tell-tale shopping bags.  I grabbed a bottle of red wine and made my way home, waving the wine around to distract him from my shoes of awesome.

Mstr3 immediately came up and said "Nice shoes Mummy.  They're like Super Batman shoes."

Complete with a solemn nod of approval.

Super Batman, for those of you not in the know, is the highest being in all of the world, above all else including SpongeBob and Tiny Teddy biscuits.  We're talking serious high praise.

Miss3 and Miss6 both joined in, confirming they had never ever seen these nice new shoes before.

And they would both know, since they wear my collection of shoes more than I do.

#1Hubby raised his brows, and asked where the broccoli was.

Without hesitation I replied: "I got watermelon instead..."

And that, my friends, is how you justify new shoes as sustenance.  Because they are - sustenance for the soul.  Full of all the soul-nurturing goodness that watermelon provides your physical self.  Kind of.

In a freaky twist of awesome, Target sent me this:



No kidding, they sent me at random both of my favourites from the extensive Target shoe collection.

Clearly this is a relationship made in heaven, and the day they send me George Clooney is the day I will tattoo the Target logo on my person. In a location of their choosing.

What does all of this mean to you?

A couple of things

1.  You can shoe shop til your heart's content with Target online.  Target has always been a reasonably priced shop of choice for me, but I love that their online shop also has both a Clearance and Below Cost section.

2.  Target have an awesome collection of shoes, and clearly their affordable pricing means you should get more than one pair.

3.  I have a giveaway so that you too can indulge in shoe soul sustenance!


For your chance to win a $50 Target giftcard:

1.  Follow this blog.  Otherwise how else would you know that by linking booze and broccoli to shoes, you get justifiable shopping while you should be at home preparing dinner?

2.  Head to Target online for bargains, bras, books, boots and all things B...but not broccoli.  Check out their latest shoe offerings, then come back here and comment with which pair makes your own soul sing.

3.  For extra entries, share the competition on The Book and/or The Bird


Competition closes midnight (WST) Sunday 23 September


The fine print

Competition is open to Australian and New Zealand residents only (sorry Interglobal Peeps)
Competition commences Wednesday 12 September and closes midnight (WST) Sunday 23 September
Winner announced on the blog Monday 24 September
Winner has seven (7) days to respond before I have to go buy another pair of Target shoes (I have my eye on a pair of gold sandals) to console my soul, and then conduct a re-draw.
Maximum three (3) entries per person:
  1 x Follow and comment entry
  1 x Twitter share entry
  1 x Facebook share entry



Action shot. For effect



81 comments:

  1. I'm not a big shoe fan but those do look nice - I'd be going for the flat ones (I don't do heels or I would spend more time on crutches than anything else !!!)
    Have the best day !
    Me

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  2. whilst I pretty much live in my pluggas of all descriptions I can't go passed these
    Helga Wedge Flats - Black Snake

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  3. The Josie Flat Shoes with Bow in Red would be perfect for the summer days when thongs just wont do.

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  4. The Momento sling back wedge sandal in black is my style. Easy to dress up or down. Great for summer.

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  5. Ah shoes! My first love! All shoes are my fave but I'm particularly loving your snakeskin ones. Very cute! I've always been a very high heel girl due to my lack of height but I've slowly converted to the practical but cute flats way of thinking.

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  6. I love the teepee slip on shoes as I spend a lot of time on my feet and need something comfortable to wear.

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  7. whoa!! love the
    Powertrip open-toe ankle boot, in black. My daughters engagement coming up and these are fantastic xx

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  8. Have shared on facebook and twitter :)

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  9. I love the the Daphne Peep Toe Wedge - Black! A little bit of heel, but not so much that I'm towering over everyone! Would be a nice change from my well worn thongs!

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  10. I adore the Derby Slingback in black, can see myself strutting around in summer xxxx

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  11. I really like the cute denim Lana lace-up canvas shoes - they're really cute and quite different to what I'd normally wear.

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  12. Pink Derby sling back sandal looks lovely, perfectly matches with my printed dress.
    Shared on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/melissa.jones.336333/posts/261867860582891

    Retweeted https://twitter.com/Parental_Parody/status/245629115309375488

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  13. I am absolutely adoring the Ritz leather shoe boot. I've been searching for the perfect boot for a looooong time and it looks promising!

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  14. I love the Sassi Mid-heel Pumps. I adore high heels.


    I follow you by email.
    I shared on facebook

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  15. Love the Nikita Flat Sandal - White.
    Match anything in my summer wardrobe!

    I follow you by email.

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  16. The JOSIE Flat Shoes With Bow are fun shoes for the coming Summer. Practical & comfortable too.

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  17. I really love the Mirage Wedges. Either colour look fantastic. Can wear with anything so they are a great buy.

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  18. I love the Mikki Platform Wedge Sandal - Black, sylish for sure!
    shared on facebook https://www.facebook.com/ParentalParody#!/tracy.boulter/posts/480292005323297
    tweeted https://twitter.com/JesseBelles/status/246226446417272833
    t.boult@hotmail.com

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  19. The Josie ballet flats with the bow are cute. These would go perfect with the new spring wardrobe I am hoping to buy myself. That's if I ever get a chance to go shopping without ankle bitters.

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  20. Loving the Jennifer Dress Wedges in BlackFollowing, have tweeted https://twitter.com/wishitliveit/status/246236855744462848

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  21. Oh Gosh I am so there moving in with you to the Target Store in America! Imagine the fun one can have with so much to look at!
    I love Target shoes - my favorties are http://shop.target.com.au/derby-sling-back-sandal-pink would love to buy a pair for summer!

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  22. Snotface Stinkbum's MumSeptember 14, 2012 at 6:24 AM

    ooooh i'm liking the Daphne peep toe wedge in black - GREAT for work! and the swirl zip back sandal in black for casual.... i hate having to hold my shoes on with my toes!

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  23. I'd love the Dilemma toe-Cap Ballet Flats - Blue or Black - I can't wear heels on the farm or tractor.

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  24. I tweeted https://twitter.com/Trish_Drumboys/statuses/246409717042274304

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  25. The mercy sling back heels are the one for me- perfect to go with an outfit for a wedding in early November. russellcathryn at yahoo.com.au

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  26. I have tried on the wedges and loved them, but wasn't allowed to buy them on account of a sprained ankle and my husband foreseeing that my inevitable future would involve more use of my crutches.
    But I want them

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  27. I love targets shoes this season. They are definitely setting themselves up to be more upmarket than the other Department stores. Love them!

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  28. I love me some watermelon, it's very good for you ;-)

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  29. I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485 :)

    I loved the 'Jacqui Leather Flat Shoes - Red', I really need to start buying shoes in fun colours instead of 'practical' colours. I walk a lot so the fact that they're flat and comfy is great!

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  30. Daze Laser Cut-Out Thong- White as I can dress them up or dress them down, they will always look stylish with whatever I wear. They are cool and summery.

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  31. The Josie Flat Shoe in Red. I love these because I have the disgusting condition of Morton's Toe (my second toes are longer than my first). It looks hideous. I hate it, and that's why I freak out in summer when my feet are meant to be on show. I avoid it at all costs. That's why I love these so much. They look great, and I could get away with teaming these with shorts or dresses throughout summer, without the weird stares I got last year (Ok, so Dr Martens at the beach was a fail for me, I admit it now!) And as an added bonus, the fact that they are named Josie, which was the name of my hubby's secretary, who had a crush on my hubby, seems fitting. The fact that with every step I take, I can say "Josie".STOMP. "Josie." STOMP. Yes, I like that.

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  32. The purple and green tie gumboots. Who said I can't be awesomely stylish while mucking out the chookpen?

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  33. I love the Momento slingback wedge. Wedge heels are so comfy and these look so pretty.

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  34. Hehehe, hope you love the Super Target as much as I do. As far as the shoes....I'm seriously in love with the Atlanta Cork Wedge. I am very sure I would be able to cook, clean, run after Mr 5, rescue the cat from under the bed (don't ask) and maybe even sleep in them. But I would try really hard to get them out for more exciting trips.

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  35. Those Morgan Raffia Wedges look like my style - no risk of falling from a great height, having a Brittany-style stumble while carrying the Little Sister and no sinking into the grass at the farm. Great giveaway - I love Target!

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  36. Brittany Flat Shoes. They may not make my soul sing, but they are just perfect for work. I'm on my feet all day, so I need flat comfortable shoes. Finding ones that are both comfortable, and still look good isn't always easy, but these look great!

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  37. i love ballet flats and the Josie pair look so comfortable and versatile :)

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  38. Dynamite Cross-Over Sandal - Black :)

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  39. Sugarshack Sling-Back Wedges - Black & White :)

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  40. have shared on FB & Twitter also

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  41. Joyce @ TOT: HOT OR NOTSeptember 17, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    I love the snakeskin ballet flats that you got - I need nice new shoes as my pregnancy continues and feet start swelling :(

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  42. St Tropez Stripe Ballet flats for traipsing across the school oval to get my little *ahem* cherubs from school.

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  43. The Nikita flats in green would make me feel like summer is on its way!

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  44. Doze casual flat sandal in black. A versatile sandal that goes with anything.

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  45. http://shop.target.com.au/milly-raffia-court-wedge-black -- decisions, decisions, well going with the Milly raffia court wedge, a bit of ommph and the covered toes my (office)work (what the?!!) requires. I really want to go to super Target USA too. About to share on FB and will follow once I work out how.

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  46. Duo Comfort Slide - Black - love them... need new casual shoes for the upcoming warmer months.. have shared on facebook & twitter also

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  47. I would really like to get a pair of Delite Slip-on Flats Black Ballet shoes. They are beautiful and go with everything.

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  48. Tessa Woven Strap Sandals: they have a Gladiatorial feel about them which reminds me of how Russell Crowe bulldozes through life (and press packs) which is just the inspiration I need to deal with telemarketers who ring at dinnertime. Also, they looked great with his leather mini skirt so should be great for accessorising.

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  49. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/unwitterer/status/248714668179341312

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  50. Love the Ritz Leather shoe boot - very funky!

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  51. Love the Ritz Leather shoe boot - very funky!

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  52. I'm a "flatty" so am loving the Twister Knot Front Flat's (they're very cute) .I'd love to able to wear heels and not look like I'm walking on stilts.

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  53. I quite fancy the swirl zip back sandal in gold.

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  54. Follower on your lovely blog
    loving

    Niagra Rope Wedges - White

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  55. black and white sling-back wedges <3

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  56. I love the white flat sandal

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  57. love the pink mid height sling backs,not too high for me!

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  58. Any of the wedges would get me a singing!

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  59. I love the Daybreaker ballet flats in grey. They look so comfy. (Plus, hubby prefers me in flats, otherwise he feels like Keith Urban!)

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  60. I adore the Linger Peep Toe Heels! I would love these for work AND for Saturday nights!!

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  61. Sugarshack Sling-Back Wedges - Black & White, these make me squeal and swoon!

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  62. Shared to twitter as well and I'm following on GFC :)

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  63. i love their Daybreaker flat shoes it has a floral badded comfortant instep good for my walking all day chasing my mother around

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  64. Sassi Mid-heel pumps - just the right mix of sexy and business!

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  65. Dana Flat Comfort Casual - Black They look fun and comfy

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  66. The watermelon wedges make my heart sing too!!

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  67. Swirl Zip-Back Sandals in gold make my heart flitter flutter!

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  68. I love the Mikki Platform Wedge Sandals in Black. Very snazzy! Following via GFC as Di from Max The Unicorn :)

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  69. Shared on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/dianne.childs.39/posts/118262648323425

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  70. Shared on Twitter @FunkieFrog
    https://twitter.com/FunkieFrog/status/249705231259140097

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  71. With the sweet Sunshine Peep toes, I'll never go wrong
    to get my soul singing all summer long

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  72. St Tropez Stripe Ballet

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  73. Piping Hot Spot Print Thong hit the spot for me leaving me '100% happy'! They're right on 'TARGET' for cuteness and comfort :)

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  74. Merryl, I hope you know how to do the chicken dance, because you are the 'winner winner, chicken dinner!'....yes okay, I know, I'm rather lame. I will do better next time. Until then, congrats, go crazy, get ready to get you some Sassi mid-heel pumps because you've won the Target $50 giftcard!

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