I’ll be honest: if I was Ariel, my first thought once acquiring human legs wouldn’t be to find a prince. It would be to finally try on awesome pairs of jeans and heels that, until now, I wouldn’t have dreamed of being able to wear. Because yes, while falling in love with a prince is great, falling in love with the perfect fitting pair of jeans is like finding your soulmate.
At least that’s what I tell myself every time I try on a pair of jeans from Target’s Ava & Viv Collection. We all have our reasons for hitting up the retail giant. Mine usually involve picking up a new tub of Laneige Water Sleeping Mask (fantastic for normal to dry skin for waking up hydrated) or Merona tank tops (perfect for layering. Their tees, tanks, and long sleeve tees fit me perfectly in XXL!). However, when I need a pair of jeans in a pinch, I simply search for Ava & Viv jeans in my size, in the cut I need. The denim is thick but has stretch and I’ve yet to wear out the inner thighs (a definite perk when you’re plus sized!). On sale or not, the price is difficult to beat. While they don’t have a wide variety of colors most of the time, it’s a great place to stock up on your blue denim of all shades.
So while the sea has a hot crustacean band, I think Ariel would marvel at all the items she could add to her collection. Like these jeans and purple suede wedges (throwback to her seashell bikini!). Think of all the shoes she could hoard and Prince Eric becomes an afterthought.
So while the Ariel button down is long gone from Torrid, you can easily swap it for a layering tank or tee. Personally, my favorite part of this outfit are my earrings, a gift from my dear friend at Vivid Embellishments. The different pearl sizes remind me of bubbles!
Being a part of this world definitely means coffee post-shoot. And shopping, lots of shopping to add to the grotto.
Top: Torrid (old), here’s a different Ariel print top // Cardigan: Hot Topic , similar // Jeans: Target // Shoes: Kate Spade, similar, similar // Bag: Coach, similar, similar // Necklace: Forever 21 // Earrings: Vivid Embellishments // Lipstick: NARS Audacious Lipstick in ‘Annabella’