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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Getting the maxx

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I can't help but to fall in love with all the bright spring colors currently filling the racks, and this almost obnoxious yellow sweater was too cute to ignore. At $17 it was too good a deal to pass on (especially since the MSRP was $60).

As you know I frequent my TJ Maxx weekly, and I simply must showcase some of my recent purchases; this sweater, a seafoam green embellished tank ($17), and a pair of coral skinnies ($20).
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There were several pairs of shoes I was seriously considering, including a pair that I'd seen at TJ's exactly one year ago and desperately wanted at the time but couldn't find in my size. It was an odd little blast from the past and at first I thought they were a must, but ultimately I realized I'd moved on, the $40 peep toe oxford pump just felt so last year.

My biggest score however was in the home goods section; a collection of Kate Spade for Lenox items with some hefty markdowns.
My favorite is the hors d'oeuvre tray. I first spotted this lovely on January 7th, the TJX price was $55 (MSRP is $75). Then I came across it again last weekend and it had been reduced to $40. I still resisted. Finally, this weekend in a different TJ Maxx it was reduced to $23. I was sold.
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In the end I got $150 of Kate Spade housewares for $50.

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The Rundown
Sweater Cyrus Knits via TJ Maxx - Skirt Gap - Blazer Express - Shoes Adrienne Vittadini - Willis Bag Coach Thrifted - Tights Gap - Necklace Thrifted - Watch, Rings, Bracelets The Cavernous Jewerly Box - Bracelet American Eagle - Rhinestone Bracelet Taken for Granite Similar - Earrings c/o Anjolee - Sunnies Halson - Nail Color Essie Turquoise and Caicos - Dog Chloe - Pearl Leash Fabuleash
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54 comments:

Sarah said...

I am loving the current bright colors as well. I just want to have a crazy bright wardrobe for spring.

This is such a great look. i love just how bright the yellow looks against the darker skirt.

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Gray Skies said...

I am constantly impressed by all the good things you find at TJ Maxx! Maybe the reason why I rarely find anything there is because I don't visit often. Love that seafoam green top! I may have to visit my nearest TJ's to see if they have it :)

Anne said...

Wow, you are so ready for spring with all those fun pastels! And I love how willing Chloe always seems to be to do photos with you :)

CessOviedo said...

Love the pop of neon-ish neon and the silhouette of your skirt! Great pastel purchases!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Savvy lady- I've wanted that Kate spade tray for a while - great find!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Frannie Pantz said...

Look at all of your great scores lady! I love love love all your springy colors! We're not far off now! Great skirt and yellow sweater in this outfit as well!

The Suburb Experiment said...

That shirt was a great buy, the fit is perfect. And I'm pretty jealous of the coral skinnies. :)

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Porcelain complexion said...

What great finds, I love the colours you chose & the goodies from the homeware department

sacramento said...

That shade of yellow is so flattering, and I just adore your necklace, dear Lydia.
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sharon lei said...

L, you look wonderful in that bright colored sweater! I wish we had a TJ Maxx here on Maui. I bet there are wonderful finds there. :)

OMGGGGG your pup is freakin' adorable!! She and Pooma need a play date. heehee.

Hope you're having a great week so far.

xx Love & Aloha

Outside Looking In said...

Love the sweater! Great color! You got some nice stuff too--love the skinnies! What a cute dog!


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Natasha Fatah said...

That yellow sweater is lovely and exactly what I've been looking for weeks. You'd be surprised to know how hard it is to find a pretty, simple yellow sweater in Toronto ... at MY price point. ;)

xoxo
www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh I love all your buys!! I saw that Kate Spade stuff too...I want it, ha ha
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Annie said...

LOVING bright colors right now as well - and that bright yellow is such a great colors on you! Love how you paired it with the black :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

You look amazing. I adore that neon yellow sweater ^^And I saw your tweet about the tray a while ago and am happy to see that you found it eventually! xo Nikki

eek said...

I love love love the bright yellow sweater! TJ's has good finds, I just don't have the patience for it but you seem to get some good stuff.

Ali said...

You and your amazing TJ Maxx finds-- that sweater is so perfect. I love how you put soft pearls against it to sort of tone it down. Your seafoam nails and accessories are such a nice touch, too... I must hit up my local TJ Maxx now.

Robyn said...

I lurves me some TJ Maxx. :) Great skirt and necklace!

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Tashia said...

Great finds! I am excited to see how you wear all those pretty pastels! I love the housewares section of TJMaxx. I have found some really inexpensive and amazing things there.

Courtney Erin said...

I'm so glad you got that tray! You always find such great stuff at TJ Maxx...my luck there is less good.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Morgan said...

i love the skirt!!!


TJ Maxx is definitely awesome for knickknacks

Diana Mieczan said...

I adore that sweater on you, darling and all your finds are amazing. Have a great day. xo

Heather said...

LOOOVVEEEE your top. Also love the top mixed with the mint green. And you have the perfect accessory a cute puppy!

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Amber said...

I'll have to hit up my local TJ Maxx this weekend. I love all the spring colored clothes you scored.

Amber said...

Gorgeous photos. Your dog is so sweet looking!

I really love the skirt you're wearing... the detailing in the front is really pretty. And Kate Spade houswears!? Oh yeah!

Alice Barton said...

You looked lovely! and that cutie doggy, so cute. like how the bright yellow pops on yiu, very flattering!
Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

silvergirl said...

wow you certainly scored big
love all the pastel shirts you got
brett

Shawna said...

Your such a Maxxanista, great finds. I love the color of your sweater and the sassiness of you dots. Suite!

Loren said...

I haven't been to TJ Maxx in a long time. But I might have to stop by. The stuff you got is really cute.
Also, that puppy is adorable.

The Closet Shopper said...

Great deals, my little maxinista! I really love that sweater next to the color of your fingernails. So great.

xo,
Tracy

chillairandperfume said...

Your yellow sweater is SO pretty, but I am even more excited about those coral skinnies you found. I'm currently obsessed with both colored denim & that coral color, so those jeans are right up my alley. Can't wait to see how you style them :)

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

SIENA.STYLE said...

love your look!

TaraMixandMatch said...

I would so love that yellow top, great find!

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

Love that skirt and those coral skinnies you picked up! I'm also really digging that nail polish color!!

Laura Go said...

It's official-- your TJ Maxx is LOADS better than mine. I have yet to see Kate Spade housewares in mine! GAH those are just darling!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Ashley said...

That bag is such a winner. So are your new Teej items. Can I say that? I'm going to. Everyone around here just calls it "T.J." which drives me up a wall, so I think it's okay for me to be equally obnoxious and just call it "Teej."

Eli said...

ahh such a cute outfit! You're reminding me I havent gone to TJ Maxx in forever (mostly because I dont think we have one is SF, sometimes we have to go to the suburbs for chain stores). Cause I'm dying over the Kate Spade stuff, sooooo cute!

Alex Elizabeth said...

Is that the train station? I looove the shirt and the tights! The light's so nice, too.

I need to get to TJMaxx. I have gift cards :)

Kavery said...

Still lusting after your Coach bag. Any chance you'll find another one .....for me? :)

Christine Yun said...

I love it when I find good deals while shopping. I love how your styled your outfit, that highlighter yellow sweater looks so good on you!

-Christine
http://trendenvy.blogspot.com/

Shen Dove said...

I love the bright neon color of your sweater! It looks so great with your accessories and skirt.

atouchoflovely said...

Love all of your steals!!! I really want to incorporate some of this gorgeous yellow into my wardrobe but it completely washes me out!

Shey said...

You look so prettyyyyy!!! I love it, hey it looks like your TJ Maxx has a lot of cute stuff, I rarely find something I like, I mean I do but when I walk out of there is not like I have to leave things behind, I usually buy just one item every time I visit. Love this outfit!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Adorable- I love the bright yellow sweater and your pastel finds at TJ Maxx (wish we had one where I live!) The Kate Spade houseware set is adorable- now you just need to find an excuse to use it!

Desiree Laidler said...

pretty outfit, love the colours

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rlutz said...

I never have good luck at TJ Maxx... you scored!! Love how you paired that great bright sweater with all black!
I cannot wait to see how you style those coral skinnies!

Jessica said...

Oh my - this post is about to make me explode with glee. Pastels! Swiss dot tights! Kate Spade housewares! ::sigh::

Natasha said...

So many fantastic finds! I love shopping in TJ Maxx (Or Winners here in Canada), I always find the best things there!
I LOVE this sweater...what a deal for $17, I love it with the black :)

Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

Shannon said...

I love TJ Maxx! They have the best deals. I love your Kate Spade dishes, and I love your outfit too.

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

tiny dancer said...

Adoring this outfit - your sweater is so sweet and spring perfection. And your pup is the cutest fluff ball on the planet <3 Adorbs!

Tasia
http://rufflesandsequins.blogspot.com

Mrs. J said...

Great scores, love the lime green sweater! You must tell me when did the Kate Spade dishware come in and how long has it been there. I'm definitely going to me local TJ Maxx tomorrow!!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

You got some great items Lyddie! I love your yellow sweater and other pastel clothes. And what a fab deal on the Kate Spade. Awesome!
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

The Fashionable ESQ said...

You scored some great finds! I love my local TJ also ;)

http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

Daniela said...

love this outfit!!