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Monday, October 15, 2012

I like to score

T.J.Maxx has long since been my favorite place to shop, I can spend hours in there, pouring over the racks, searching for the perfect piece, hoping for that designer item on clearance that I will actually be able to afford.

Because T.J.Maxx is a store that I frequently shop at and blog about, (and a purse I bought there four years ago is sort of the reason I started this blog in the first place) you can imagine how excited I was when T.J.Maxx offered me $250 to go shop and find my perfect Score.

I almost always head to the clearance racks first, and this WDNY printed blouse drew my eye with it's gorgeous design and great autumnal color pallet.
Then I checked out the petites section (wish it were a little bigger) and found this Calvin Klein pencil skirt. I am a sucker for the small details; exposed zipper pockets with leather trim? Sold.

Checkout the rest of my scores at the bottom of this post and come back later this week to see how I've styled them and for a giveaway!

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The Rundown
Top WD.NY c/o TJMaxx
Skirt Calvin Klein c/o TJMaxx
Boots Migliorini via TJMaxx
Willis Bag Coach Thrifted
Bracelets Thrifted, The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Ring Thrifted
Earrings Thrifted

For $250, here is what I bought.
If I had paid retail, the total would have been $641.
Hello savings.
Ray ban Bag
Ray-Ban Meteor Sunglasses
MSRP $145 - TJX $60
Tahari Bag
MSRP $258 - TJX $99
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Ellen Tracy Belt
MSRP $28 - TJX $15

Sterling Silver Ring
MSRP $80 - TJX $40
WDNY Blouse
MSRP $40 - TJX $15

Calvin Klein Skirt
MSRP $90 - TJX $20

TJMaxx provided me with the $250 gift card, my thoughts and opinions are my own. 
My opinion is that TJMaxx is awesome.


  1. TJMaax IS awesome, totally agree. Love your outfit!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  2. Wow, you DID find lots of awesome stuff! That purse looks like an awesome buy, and I love the print of the blouse! I haven't been to TJ Maxx in a while, but I love going to Marshall's!

  3. What an amazing opportunity - I'm so jealous. And you found amazing stuff, as always!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  4. Oh my gosh, those boots are killing me absolutely dead. Nice work!

  5. I'm glad to see an epic leopard belt made its way into your haul. :)

    I like TJ Maxx too--I just got the most amazing ceramic horse head for $25. It's identical to one I'd been wanting from Z Gallerie, but like $150 cheaper. Baller status.

  6. You did score! Love the top, it is beautiful. Looking forward to see how you style your other pieces.

  7. In britain we have Tk maxx, its the same as tj maxx but british I too can spend hours and hours in there trawling through every single rack to find an armfull of great stuff at great prices! I love your picks and the leopard print belt is particulary lovely :)

    Rose x

  8. Oh wow, you really got a variety of great things! $250 from TJ Maxx sounds like a dream come true. One does not simply walk out of TJ Maxx empty-handed.

    I love that belt and purse you picked up... and the details on that skirt are stunning!

  9. Wow, great items. I love how you styled them too! The boots are really fantastic. How fun that you got to have a shopping spree at your favorite store! I need to find a TJMaxx close to where I live...

  10. You are the luckiest girl in the world! What a score indeed. This pencil skirt is so gorgeous--I love the pockets very much. The blouse is very pretty too!

  11. Haha, yes TJ Maxx is awesome! The print on the blouse is gorgeous! Nice finds dear!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  12. What an awesome opportunity! And how much fun! You got great items...the skirt is such a classic. So timeless and streamlined, I thought it was Ralph Lauren when I first looked at it.
    The Fashionable ESQ

  13. OMGGGGGGG how exciting !
    I love TJ Max- and have scored a great deal of things there.
    I just squeeled a little, i love LOVE that shirt, what a great find - well i could not expect less from TJX.

  14. I think that was so awesome of them! You are a faithful shopper to TJ Maxx so it was nice that they gave something back. Love everything you purchased. That outfit looks great on you. They have some LOVELY things!

  15. LOOOVE TJ Maxx!! Great finds! Love that skirt and those boots!

  16. Perfect outfit the blouse with the skirt and boots and the bag just fab! you can do soo much with each separate piece also!

  17. You're such a loyal shopper, I think I even heard about them from you initially, lol. You look beautiful, and what great items bought! xx

  18. I love the details in the skirt and am happy to have found another petite blogger who has curves.

  19. Lucky gal! You got some great pieces - I really need to go to TJ more often. I adore that Tahari purse you scored!

  20. Best outfit ever, Lydia, ahhhhhhhhhhh
    Love and WANT the blouse and boots, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  21. I'm in love with the blouse, love your outfit!

    You can find me on
    TheVogueTeller and Bloglovin'

    xo, C.

  22. Looks like you scored some great deals.

    I used to love to go to places like TJs all the time but these days I simply don't have the time or patience for it all. But you have such a good eye for these things!

  23. I always zone in on the clearance racks first too. What can I say, I'm cheap. ;)

  24. You look amazing in that outfit! Gorgeous.

  25. tjmaxx is awesome!! I love them for their shoes!!

  26. I WISH I had the patience for TJ Maxx, but most of the time I don't haha :) Love that blouse, and your thrifted bag is amazing!

    The Other Side of Gray

  27. that is so awesome and yes, TJ Maxx is awesome.

    LOVE the skirt and the look is great - love how you put it all together and you really got some great finds for only $250!

  28. that's an offer i wouldn't be able to turn down. that print looks amazing on you! same goes for the raybans. and i've been thinking about getting a leopard belt. gonna have to check my local tj maxx :)

  29. Classic chic perfection!! You have such amazing luck at TJ Maxx!

  30. how fun!
    you did a great job
    love the blouse and boots the most

  31. You got some awesome things...can't wait to see how you style everything else!

  32. a score for sure! love ur top!


  33. What a great outfit. Those boots are giving me palpitations. They're so gorgeous. Head to toe this outfit is perfect.

  34. JEALOUS!!! You got so many amazing pieces! Can i steal those sunglasses? ;)

  35. I'm glad you decided to get the sunglasses. They look great on you!

  36. That is a pretty amazing SCORE! Nice job--you look chic beautiful! I love TJMaxx too!

  37. what an awesome opportunity!! i love the outfit you picked and that bag is so chic (glad that you picked the smaller version!)

    xo Diana


  38. I love the skirts details! You are a much more patient woman than I, I'm horrible in stores like TJ Maxx. I hate to dig! Good thing you did though! Great finds!

  39. looks great!


  40. what?!?! i LOVE TJMaxx!! what great finds!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  41. I know it would be easier to take photos in the evening, but by them I couldn´t be bother, LOL
    Thank your so much, Lydia.

  42. What a classy lady.


  43. I love this bag- it's so cute. I always tend to lean towards black, so I probably would have picked up the black one, but I like this color as well!

  44. I love TJ Maxx I just need to stop by more often. You always find such great scores there. Especially that blouse, skirt and bag!

  45. I am definitely majorly jealous of that gift card. I'm totally a fan of the scarf prints I've been seeing around lately. How lucky to have three great TJMaxx stores! I think New York can be hit or miss, and sometimes so expensive :(

  46. Love the outfit & black vintage coach bag!


    Abi K

  47. I have been looking for a great pencil skirt! That one is great!

  48. That skirt is beyond! Great finds. I can't believe the bag is thrifted. Wish we had a good TJMaxx in the city.


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