/ /  HOME  / /  ABOUT  / /  WORK WITH ME  / / 

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Cloudburst on clearance

It's a pretty frequent occurrence that I see something on another blogger and then immediately want it for myself.
When I first saw Dotty wearing this very dress, I told her I thought it was "divinely adorable" and I meant it.

When I was perusing the clearance racks at TJ Maxx the other week and I spotted that cloudbust print, I snatched it from the hanger, saw the $25 clearance sticker and did a a little happy dance.

Then I noticed it had an ink stain about two inches long, undoubtedly courtesy of a ball point pen, and was sad again.

I brought the dress up to the register to inquire about perhaps a greater discount due to the stain and was told that I could try to get it out, and if I couldn't, I could just return it.

I went home and attacked the stain with dish soap and q-tips, and everything came out!

Because I was so excited and happy about my wonderful TJ Maxx score, I submitted it to their weekly facebook contest. But everyone seems to think Sam Edelman shoes and Anne Klein dresses are better, because I'm in last place.
That's okay. I know that my $198 dress for 87% off was an amazing deal.

cloud burst-5.jpg cloud burst.jpg cloud burst-3.jpg cloud burst-6.jpg cloud burst-2.jpg cloud burst-1.jpg
The Rundown
Cloudburst Dress Joie via TJ Maxx same print
Grey Jacket H&M
Sandals Frye Gerry
Pink Clutch TJ Maxx similar
Bracelets Town & Reese similar
Crystal Bracelet Taken for Granite similar
Necklace c/o Jami via LuckyFabb
 Nail Color c/o Julep Claire via LuckyFabb

Markdown

55 comments:

  1. I love TJMaxx - I'm always surprised by what amazing things I can find!
    ♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yay, thank goodness the stain came out! And I'm very surprised they didn't give you another discount--most stores do if something like that happens. Oh well, you came home with an awesome dress!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Our TJMaxx is a freaking hot mess everytime I go in there. I never can find anything because everything is laying on the floor. I wish I had good luck at ours, because you always find the greatest things there. Heather

    ReplyDelete
  4. I always do the happy dance while in TJ MAXX!
    great dress and i love how you have accessorized it - just voted for you via FB BTW.

    ReplyDelete
  5. wow what an amazing find! and congrats on getting the pen out - that is the worst when that happens after finding a great deal
    tiffany
    www.hydrangeasandhandbags.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I voted for you too! :)
    love TJ Maxx and Marshalls.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a pretty dress on you - I'm glad you got it for a deal!

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a deal!!! And it is super adorable - I love it paired with that jacket.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. good job! it's hard to shop for great outfit on such a great deal!

    http://www.freeteyme.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I totally love this dress, what a great find!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    ReplyDelete
  11. Q-tips and soap and lots of scrubbing is the secret to getting stains out, eh?? I've had a few times when I've come across something cute at Ross or TJ Maxx with a big ole stain on it, but I guess next time I shouldn't let that sway me from buying it... hmm! I'm glad you got that stain out, though, because holy crap this dress really is cute. I adore the pattern and this all grey ensembe on you... and the pops of turquoise are just ever so lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love that print and now I really want to go to TJ Maxx!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

    ReplyDelete
  13. I do freakin' love TJ Maxx...I got $179 dress pants by Laundry By Shelli Segal there a few weeks ago, for $19.99. I did a happy dance as well :D

    ~Sara

    ReplyDelete
  14. What luck that you were able to get that stain out! Ahhh isn't it rewarding to see the $189 tag right next to the $25 one???

    ReplyDelete
  15. Awww, that polka dot dress is so pretty and all that effort is so worth it! Never mind the contest, what matters is you love what you are wearing and your happiness makes the dress even more beautiful!
    Love
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

    ReplyDelete
  16. Uh-oh, I feel a trip to TJ Maxx coming on. I would totally wear this. I will check out that FB thang and vote for ya if I can :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Talk about a major score at TJ Maxx!! Great dress and lucky you that you got the stain out!!! =D
    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. holy smokes that is an awesome deal. I am so happy you introduced to me this store. There is nothing I like better than scoring deals at TJ maxx. Its addicting.

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a very happy ending (no matter the place in the contest) to a very pretty dress! I love the jacket too Lydia! Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  20. A cute dress and a great deal, what's not to love?

    ReplyDelete
  21. Que vestido tan bonito, me ha encantado, precioso.

    Besos

    http://rinconcreacion.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Fabulous Lyddie! It's a beautiful dress and what an awesome discount! So glad you were able to get the stain out. It was meant for you! Enjoy it!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

    ReplyDelete
  23. You just have the best luck at TJ Maxx! That dress is a fabulous find and since you got the stain out, it was meant to be.
    Have a good weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  24. amazing dress :)




    chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow, that's amazing! I'm terrified of getting pen, marker, etc. on my clothes. If it happens, I'll try your method.

    I love the mostly monochrome. And I'm jealous of your necklace. I got earrings and they are definitely not as cool.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh, I'm so happy for you that the ink stain came out! This dress looks just fabulous on you.

    ReplyDelete
  27. awesome find!!! I was in Tjmaxx yesterday and bought 2 pairs of shoes.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Love your dress. I got a $200 Theory Maxi Dress in Olive green for $40 so I love TJ Maxx! I always get a rush when I find such a great deal.

    ReplyDelete
  29. What a great bargain on that dress! It looks beautiful on you, I like it with that jacket :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  30. Ah I love the colour of your dress and jacket! Lovely weather too. I'm surprised they didn't give you a further discount for the stain!

    ReplyDelete
  31. i love it with that jacket! i hope they still gave you a discount...because a huge ink stain is kind of a big deal! but i'm glad you got it out :)

    ReplyDelete
  32. great your dress honey, and nice that this ink stain has dissapeared!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  33. love your jami necklace! mine came in gray, but I love the green :)


    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

    ReplyDelete
  34. Last place? Who's voting??? I love the dress, and wow, that jacket matches perfectly! I love the bits of green (even in the background)! Great look!

    ReplyDelete
  35. What an amazing steal/deal!! YAY FOR YOU! I am also glad I'm not the only one that does a happy dance in TJ Maxx when I find an awesome deal!

    ReplyDelete
  36. sweet bargain!! I love when that happens!!
    Very cute dress :)
    www.stilettosorpajamas.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. What a great deal!

    Shall we follow each other?
    Jessie xx

    ReplyDelete
  38. Your find is way better - and I voted for you just now! Seriously, this dress is really is amazing. Love it on you!

    ReplyDelete
  39. congrats on finding the dress! mine is totally too big for me, but that print just suckered me in!

    dash dot dotty

    ReplyDelete
  40. tj maxx is the best
    so glad the stain came out for you
    love the way you styled this dress
    brett

    ReplyDelete
  41. cute dress!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. Wow, such a great deal, and lovely look. I really like the pop color of turquoise .
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

    There're a GIVEAWAY on our blog, let join us.

    ReplyDelete
  43. What a lucky find! I am loving the green details in this outfit, green isn't used often enough in my opinion. It is such a wonderful colour :)

    /Cindi

    http://cherriesandsunflowers.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. omg! dont know why youre in last place lydia but i LOVE that dress and for $25?! such a steal!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Love the print on the dress and I'm glad the stain came off.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Love your dress :)

    www.fashioncontainer.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. What a great dress! It will be so versatile. I'm happy you gave it a chance despite the stain! You find such awesome deals which is admirable.

    ReplyDelete
  48. oh this look is perfection. love the grayish tones & mint! sooo pretties. xoxo linds {{www.rubygirlblog.com}}

    ReplyDelete

Hi! Thanks for stopping by, I love reading your comments!

I'd also be happy to answer any questions you might have; for a prompt reply, make sure I can get in touch by email.