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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Something like vintage

Even though American Eagle forever closed the doors on Martin + Osa over a year ago, earlier this month this little floral top popped up in the racks at TJMaxx.
Martin + Osa
With the original $70 price tag still swinging, and TJMaxx's $15 tag besides it, I had to bring it home.
Martin + Osa
I'm ignoring the fact that my sister told me it looks like a curtain. She's said far worse about some of the clothes I love.

I always wonder about how things end up in TJMaxx... I've seen their commercials and all; "swooping in for the left overs when designers order too much" ...but it seems odd for Martin + Osa to make an appearance so long after the stores closed. Oh well, I was plenty happy to see it there!
Martin + Osa
Martin + Osa
Martin + Osa
The Rundown
Top Martin + Osa - Skirt Gap - Cardigan Express - Oxfords G by Guess Wonda - Necklace Klara Design Jewelry - Tights Kohls

40 comments:

Mrs. J said...

Beautiful blouse, I never find anything nice at TJMaxx. I usually head towards Marshalls or Ross for good prices.

Ooooh before I forget, I love your necklace and oxfords!! ;)

The Fancy Teacup said...

What a terrific find (and a steal of deal). The Martin + Osa blouse is sure a beauty. And I love the bow detail on your skirt!

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much love.

Shey said...

I second Mrs. J, I think your outfit is beautful and I would love to wear something like it, the top is very nice.

E said...

Such a pretty top! What a great find!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love that top! I saw a Martin and Osa dress the other day at TJ Maxx.
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Vanessa said...

love the shoes. cute and comfy

fashioneggpplant said...

it's so pretty! so soft and romantic :)

Michelle Elizabeth said...

It look really wonderful on you! Not like a curtain at all
:)

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kileen said...

omg, Martin + Osa at TJMaxx!! you got so lucky!! this is a definite buy and keep. i love the way you styled it and the color is absolutely gorgeous!

cute & little

Claire said...

fantastic blouse! this outfit is classic, lovely and so refreshing! i love TJ Maxx. They have the best deals. you definitely found a great piece!

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DaniellaBella said...

On a scale of 1 - looking like a curtain... you certainly don't! I love the colours you paired up here!

buttonjar said...

I have serious love for that skirt - the gathers in the front are so flattering. Yeah, I wonder about TJ Maxx too - makes you wonder how many clothes are sitting around in warehouses! (And why I can't get my hands on them!!)

Lydia x

THE said...

Gorgeous photos! You look amazing

xo www.thefashionguitar.com

Courtney Erin said...

What an adorable blouse!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Anne said...

That blouse was such a steal, and it looks great! I like the way you've styled it here, it looks great paired with navy.

silvergirl said...

I love it when I stumble across something fabulous at TJ Maxx
Not often, but it is so exciting
I don't think it looks like curtains at all and that color blue is so in right now Great job styling it
Brett

Aynna banahna said...

Beautiful! And you styled it perfectly! I love it!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

curtain? nooo I love how soft the powder blue is...

Rachel said...

Awesome find! It is a bit weird to see it on the racks like that, but it's so cool that you got such a great deal!

Rebecca said...

That top is really pretty. I like the color on you.

Diana Mieczan said...

The top is really beautiful and I love the whole outfit. You have such a great style, sweetie
Enjoy your Thursday, kisses

CessOviedo said...

Such a lady! love the top and necklace was the great finishing classy touch!

<3 Cess O.
The Outfit Diaries

Nikki said...

Everything can look like a curtain on a hanger! it's all about the styling right? ^^ i love this top in you :) x

Lorena said...

Scoreeeee! that is such a pretty top. Hear me, your sister ONE DAY will be borrowing it from you - begging: "Can I please borrow.... " Sit and wait.
I am going to say something that may sound as weird but last night I had a dream and you were in it with a guy named Zach. I know, totally odd.

ponchmor@nauticom.net said...

I just bought a shirt of similar cut and I am glad to see how well you have styled it. I was trying to figure out how to wear it without it looking like a tent or curtain. Cute outfit.

Amber Blue Bird said...

you know I have never actually gone inside my local TJ Maxx...i need to make a stop in soon

Yeri said...

I may have to disagree with your sister. Looks cute! And I LOVE TJ Maxx. It's one of my favorite places to shop.

brittneynikkole said...

Pfftt, not curtainy at all. In fact I think its a great soft pattern for spring. Also love the way you toughed it up with the boots. Very cute.

Mimi said...

$15?! wow!!! that's a great deal! :D

<3, Mimi
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Jessica said...

Pretty top - and it doesn't resemble curtains in the slightest! I found Martin + Osa sweatpants at my TJMaxx a few months ago - love them! If I had realized how great the clothes were when the store was open, I would have shopped the brand!

Jess said...

Very pretty blouse. It doesn't look like a curtain at all! It is a shame Martin + Osa closed their doors. Maybe I will head to TJ Maxx to see if they received any Martin + Osa merchandise.

Jodi said...

cute top and looks perfect with the detailing on the skirt.. tell your sister whatever, and ummm when she comes by to borrow it because she sees how good it looks on you, too bad for her!!!

LOL

oxox J

Jess said...

Great find! I love the pattern.

Cee said...

What an amazing find! I absolutely adored Martin & Osa and was devastated when they closed... I'm definitely going to rush out to TJ Maxx the next time I'm south of the border and hope to find a few last pieces from them! The top you found is just gorgeous, I love the combination of lavender and white. And the necklace that you paired it with is just perfection. Lovely look.
xox,
Cee

Dina's Days said...

Holy smokes! You look hot!

shealennon said...

Well if it's a curtain, then it's one of the prettiest ones I've seen! I love it with that necklace--the colors really compliment each other.

Stylepint said...

Great blouse! M+O had such cute things before it disappeared. You're so lucky to have found it...I never get such great things when I go to TJMaxx.

Jenn Giles said...

Despite what your sister says, I think that blouse looks stunning. :) I really like how you paired it with the navy skirt. Totally worth the $15, in my opinion!

Sue said...

So pretty! ... it doesn't look like a curtain at all.

Alex Elizabeth said...

It definitely doesn't look like a curtain! The light cardigan and top definitely make this look springy :) I can't wait for real spring to get its act together.