Daily Dose of Design: The Best Target Finds for Summer (that you can't resist!)

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Best Target Finds for Summer (that you can't resist!)

Could you really pass up a pineapple lamp at this point?! I know I can't! Target always manages to outdo themselves and this season it's no different - there's endless aisles of things that make you fill your cart up way too fast! Whether you're looking for something specific, stocking up on outdoor gear for the summer or need absolutely nothing at all, this season's Target finds can't be beat. Check out these 15 finds that you won't be able to resist adding to your cart today!

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1. Monogrammed Mug: none of us need a new coffee mug. Not one single person, I know. But does that ever really stop you? No? Me either. ;) How cute is this?! It'd make a really great gift too!

2. Travel Jewelry Case: the perfect size to put in your handbag when traveling, fits a ton more than it looks like it does AND has a spot to hang earrings on. Doesn't get much better! The floral print is just a super cute bonus.

3. Wooden Beaded Chandelier: this fixture is actually metal with wooden beads - so coastal and pretty and most importantly, different! I see these kinds of lights all the time but never at this good of a price. If you're looking for an upgrade this season, this is a good one!

4. Pinstripe Ruffle Wrap Dress: the prettiest, lightweight summer dress you'll live in this season! It's shape is flattering and it's $30 - you can't beat that.

5. Blue Fringe Slide Sandals: Target has been absolutely KILLING it lately in the shoe department. Between all of the designer dupes they always seem to come out with and the fun, colorful slides and wedges for summer, you could basically create an entire shoe wardrobe just in the aisles of Target!

6. Travel Makeup Case: the way this makeup tote is designed gives you so much room to fit allll of the makeup you know you're going to pack (that you likely won't use most of, but hey...) and won't be able to fit in one bag otherwise. It has a spot for everything and it's incredibly compact.

7. L'Oreal Liquid Highlight: do you ever walk into Target and aimlessly wander through the beauty section, picking up as much makeup as you can carry before having to go back for a cart (because you're "just there for one thing")? this liquid illuminator is one of those things that I just happened to find and it's one of my favorite drugstore beauty finds EVER. It comes in three different shades and it blends easily and gives you such a natural looking glow! It's perfect for summer, only $10 and it most definitely can rival a higher end liquid highlight - that's how good it is!

8. Scalloped Frame: a fun little summer detail to add to any home!

9. White Kimono: wear it on the beach, dress it up and wear it to dinner, or wear it casually to run errands in - so versatile, so dainty (zoom in online to spot the pretty detailing!) and only $24!

10. Straw Crossbody Bag: Target outdoes themselves in the shoe department but they really have a great summer handbag selection too! The circle bag trend is everywhere you look - this one is so different and seriously the perfect size EVER.

11. Pineapple Tealight Candle Holder: the cutest outdoor entertaining must have you didn't know you needed. Seriously. And there's full-sized candle holders that match. Obsessed!

12. Pineapple Desk Lamp: I. Mean. When I saw the new(ish) Opalhouse collection come out at Target a month or so ago, my eyes went right to this lamp (naturally). It's even cuter in person. It can go on your desk, on a nightstand (or two - never too many pineapples! ;) or even just an accent table. This might just be my favorite thing to ever have bought at Target, hah!

13. Embroidered/Tassel Lumbar Pillow: the embroidery on this pillow is stunning and it comes in an orange/pink also - I have to say, I really like the two together! Such a fun summer color palette!

14. Espadrille Wedges: aren't these so pretty?! I couldn't believe these were Target when I saw them, they're a great height and look like they were so expensive!

15. Wicker Patio Furniture Set: this set comes with both chairs and the side table all for $279. Seriously. And it's prettier wicker in person than it looks online - I ordered this for my front porch and I can't wait for it to come!

What's on your Target list this season? ;)


  1. OMG I'm dying over those cute wedge sandals and that Pineapple Lamp. I'm so ready to get some new decor for the summer! These are great ideas!

  2. Okay those blue and white fringe sandals are to die for! Target really has stepped up their shoe and apparel game.

  3. I saw that wood-bead chandelier in an email & about died, that piece at that price is amazing! I wish I had somewhere to put it, because if I did it would be coming home with me!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  4. Target always has such great merchandise! I've got my eye on that throw pillow, and now I want those fringe sandals too!

  5. I live for target! I really love that lamp so gorgeous.


  6. I bought a set similar to your patio set! It was such a good deal and it's so comfortable and fits on my balcony perfectly!!

  7. That pineapple lamp is EVERYTHING! I like the candle holder as well, but don't think it can surpass the fancy lamp haha. Great deco ideas!

    ~ Sanziana

  8. How cute is the pineapple lamp! I have decorative touches of pineapples all over my apartment, so that would be so cute in my place.

    xoxo A

  9. Okay I NEED that pineapple lamp in my life. That's too cute!

  10. I love it when Target puts out new products. I am really loving the outdoor chairs.

  11. That Target dress is the cutest! IT'd be perfect for lounging by the pool or as a coverup for the beach!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  12. omg, now i want to go to target xD i love the idea of all of these items in one place!

  13. Target's the best! And OMG that pineapple lamp is amazing! My mom loves them so I think I need to pick one up for her upcoming birthday!

  14. A straw cross body bag has been on my wish list! This one from Target is so cute!

  15. I tried that dress on the other day and it did NOTHING for my body but I bet it would be cute on someone else, haha! I'm living for their Opalhouse line of kitchenware - perfect for summer BBQ's!

  16. Target is really the greatest store ever! Love the pineapple lamp!

  17. Those blue & white slides are so adorable! I love the new home decor lines from Target, too :)

    -xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

  18. Okay, I need all of this like immediately! haha

  19. I am loving the light blue and white stripe trend this summer. It's honestly one of my favorites.

  20. Like everything here! THAT MUG is screaming my name! And the jewelry case is so cute.

  21. That pineapple lamp is too cute! I love everything on your list!!

  22. I am swooning over that straw circle bag. It's so perfect for summer!

  23. Target is usually a home run but I have seen stuff that makes me shake my head. Like the fake bear head from this past winter. Not sure where they were going with that one.

  24. Target ALWAYS has the best stuff! So dangerous for my wallet haha


  25. I'm having a major FOMO. Target is not available where I live sigh sigh. The stuff you selected is amazing

  26. I'll take one of each please! It's all so cute.

  27. All of the items are so unique and cute. But I m gonna add wicker patio furniture set and pineapple tealight candle holder for my new home. Althogh all the stuff are perfact for summer. Keep sharing the ideas, Thanks! modern reception desk