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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:

  1. 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.

    thequeenofwanderlust.blogspot.com

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  2. 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 :)

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  3. 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 :)

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

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  6. 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!

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

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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

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  9. That shade of yellow is so flattering, and I just adore your necklace, dear Lydia.
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  10. 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

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


    www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

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  12. 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

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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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.

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

    http://bestdressedinthenest.tumblr.com

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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

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  21. i love the skirt!!!


    TJ Maxx is definitely awesome for knickknacks

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

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

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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

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  25. 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!

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

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

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

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  29. 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.

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

    xo,
    Tracy

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  31. 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

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  32. I would so love that yellow top, great find!

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

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  34. 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

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  35. 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."

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  36. 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!

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  37. 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 :)

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

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  39. 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/

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

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

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  42. 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!

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  43. 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!

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  44. pretty outfit, love the colours

    http://paisley-desireelaidler.blogspot.com/

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  45. 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!

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

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  47. 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

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  48. 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/

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  49. 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

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  50. 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!!

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  51. 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/

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

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

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