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Target’s Inner Circle

I’ve been absolutely dying to share with you some amazing news for some time. I mean, I literally feel my heart bursting out of my chest with excitement with this one. I’m the first to admit that this blog has afforded me many incredible experiences, friendships, (some cool swag!), the ability to find new brands and products, and much more. Truth: It’s also had it’s share of frustrations and time away from other moments, however it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done and I credit these — and something about to share — moments with lots of hard work. Still, I literally had a “whhhhaaaaa, this can’t be for real” moment early this summer when Target approached me…

…. to be part of their INNER CIRCLE! Yeah, they invited me, umm ME, this typical gal living in Florida who loves to write and share, this insane opportunity. {did you hear me faint on the floor this summer? This was why!}. I’m flattered, honored and down-right excited! They’ve ID’ed about 20 other ‘social influencers’ to give exclusive scoop and inside access to the Bullseye.

To kick things off, I’m in NYC today meeting with the rest of the Inner Circle (nerd moment: I’m kind of in love with saying I’m in the Inner Circle, haha) starting off with a trip to the Harlem Target, then heading to Target’s media day and lastly, a 50th Birthday Celebration. Woot, woot! Word has it that today I’m getting an exclusive look at Target’s insane/amazing holiday collection (remember when I shared this??), meet with execs, and get details on other upcoming plans. The birthday party means we’ll be mingling with media, execs and…. celebrity partners. Umm, if I meet Giada or Nate, I might just die right there. {man, you can’t take me anywhere, can you? ha!}.

Throughout the year I’ll be teaming up with Target for a variety of experiences involving beauty, home/office decor (ps: giveaway in store for you!), style, food + more. As many of you can tell from my posts the past two years, I’m head over heels for Target so I can’t be happier… and can’t wait to bring you all along for the ride! Be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (@avggirlsguide) and elsewhere for sneak peaks of what’s happening.

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    Tiffany M
    October 17, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Saying I’m jealous would be a complete understatement but if it had to be anyone I’m so glad it’s you. You so deserve being a part of the “Inner Circle”. Feel free to pass photos of the holiday colab into my email so I can be prepared 🙂 And I totally agree with Kimberly- if anyone happens to drop out you can pass my name along as well 🙂 Congratulations Alyson!!
    beijos,
    Tiffany

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    TalkingWithTami
    October 17, 2012 at 6:07 AM

    Congrats to you, I love Target!

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    Marissa
    October 16, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    SOOO cool! and jealous (being honest) but mostly happy and excited for you!! You’re in with the cool kids now!

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    Patti
    October 16, 2012 at 9:58 PM

    Congrats! You so deserve this!

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    Erika Batista
    October 16, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    Congrats ! So excited for you XO

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    PinQue
    October 16, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    that is amazing! congratulations! can’t wait to hear more about your experience 🙂

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    Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie
    October 16, 2012 at 7:26 PM

    That’s awesome, Alyson! Your hard work continues to pay off 🙂

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    Julie L.
    October 16, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    Congrats!!

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    Tara
    October 16, 2012 at 4:49 PM

    Congrats Alyson, I’m super excited for you!

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    Mel
    October 16, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    This is so awesome and so well-deserved, Alyson! Congratulations!

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    Lauren | Seventeenth & Irving
    October 16, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Yay! Congratulations!! Well deserved, Alyson.

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    Amanda G.
    October 16, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Way to go, Alyson!! That is an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait for more!

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    Christine
    October 16, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    That’s fantastic!! Target gets me every time I go in so I understand your excitement! Looking forward to new sneak peaks 🙂 Instagram @christineincolor; twitter and pinterest @christinencolor

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    Laurel Walker
    October 16, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Congrats!!! You wear enough Target stuff and have influenced me to get things… so I definitely think that Target has made an excellent choice!
    http://www.theopinionatedgirl.com

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    Samantha Tananbaum
    October 16, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    SO excited for you! This is totally deserved 🙂 Have an amazing time!

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    C. Reed
    October 16, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Congratulations! I got chills just reading this… so I can imagine you’re weak in the knees! Can’t wait for the full report…!!!!!! Enjoy and savor every moment.

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    My Dressy Ways
    October 16, 2012 at 7:07 AM

    Congratulations Alyson!!!!!!! No one deserves it more than you!

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    PennyPincherFashion
    October 16, 2012 at 5:42 AM

    So, so excited for you Alyson! This is an awesome opportunity and you totally deserve it. Also, it someone randomly has to drop out of the “inner circle”, feel free to tell Target that I’d be happy to step up to the plate – LOL! 🙂

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

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