My teenage daughter, Eleanor, and I love to look at fashion magazines together.Â It is amusing to see what is trendy and to talk about what we would buy if we had unlimited money.Â So when I heard that InStyle and People Style Watch were running a special promotion I wanted to find out more. When you buy both magazines at Target through you will receive a $5 Target gift card!Â This is like getting both magazines for more than 50% off.Â This promotion only runs through Friday, 12/7/12, so don’t miss it.
While Eleanor was at ballet class last week I headed over to Target to pick up a copy for us to enjoy. The magazines were right inside the door, by the registers. I was surprised to see that there werenâ€™t any signs advertising the promotion, because it seems like a deal that they would want to promote more in the store.Â But the deal is going on at all Targets, whether there are signs or not.
The magazines were right next to each other, and there were plenty of copies of both.Â So I grabbed a copy of each and headed for the checkout.Â The register automatically prompted the cashier to give me the gift card, and it was quick and easy.Â I put the gift card aside to slip into Eleanorâ€™s Christmas stocking, and just showed her the magazines.
The next day we sat down for some quality mother-daughter time.Â I am not very daring with fashion, but Eleanor has a good sense of style, and she is not afraid to take fashion chances.
There were some interesting articles in the issues, like the one on Miley Cyrus and her transformations through out the years.
Eleanor has always been a big fan of Miley, but she agrees with me that Mileyâ€™s latest ultra short blonde hair style is not overly flattering!
There were quite a few articles on winter wear, and since we live in a cold climate we paid particular attention to those.
I donâ€™t like to spend a ton of money on clothes, so we like articles that help us save money, like the Look for Less articles that People Style Watch features.Â I like the fact that these magazines are focused on clothes that are not only trendy, but affordable.Â They also include clothes that look good on everyone, not just stick thin models.
Of course after spending all that time looking at the fashion magazines we wanted to go shopping!Â I didnâ€™t want to spend much on clothes this close to Christmas, so we headed to the local thrift store to see what kind of deals we could score.Â I was amazed at how many name brand clothes there were at the thrift store; it took a little time to go through the racks, but it was worth it.Â We had fun trying on clothes, and came home with 6 pieces while only spending $14.95!Â Eleanor especially loves this Aeropostales cable sweater, since it is a sporty neutral colored pullover with a hood, like the one she saw in the magazine.
She also loves this striped cropped top from Express, since it has asymmetrical stripes and is is perfect for layering.
We had a great time looking at fashion together, and I know we are going to do it again soon.Â I even picked up some bling accessories for myself to wear to the office Christmas party this weekend!
Donâ€™t forget, the free gift card deal ends on 12/7, so you need to take advantage of it soon. You can connect with InStyle and People Style Watch on Facebook and twitter at the links below: