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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.


Always Maylee said...

TJMaax IS awesome, totally agree. Love your outfit!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Shea Sayers said...

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!

Courtney Erin said...

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

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Vanessa. said...

The top is great!


JewishGirlBlog said...

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

thepreppyleopard said...

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.

Style Journey said...

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

Rose said...

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

Ali Hval said...

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!

Katie Aman said...

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...

Frannie Pantz said...

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!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

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

Chic 'n Cheap Living

yiqin; said...

that top is <3

The Fashionable ESQ said...

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

Lorena said...

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.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

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!

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

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

~Jeimy~ said...

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

Fashion Tales said...

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

Anthea Sanna said...

I've a new post!!!

versatilestylebytracey.com said...

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

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

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

Sacramento Amate said...

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

Cinzia Savino said...

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

You can find me on
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xo, C.

eek said...

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!

Amber said...

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

Stacey said...

You look amazing in that outfit! Gorgeous.

Daniela said...

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

Annie said...

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

Islandia Lane said...

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!

danielle said...

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 :)

rlutz said...

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

silvergirl said...

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

TaraMixandMatch said...

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

MOSAMUSE said...

a score for sure! love ur top!


Lisa said...

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

Closet Fashionista said...

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

Franziska said...

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

Outside Looking In said...

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

Diana said...

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


Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love that top and those skirts
Xo Megan

Jill said...

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!

GlamorousGirl said...

looks great!


Sandy a la Mode said...

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

Sandy a la Mode


pretty outfit!


♥ Ellen

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Lucky you - some fab investment buys.

Sacramento Amate said...

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.


What a classy lady.


Gia Liao said...

Great autumn outfit! Love your style!


Nnenna said...

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!

Mrs. J said...

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!

Alex Elizabeth said...

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 :(

Abi K. said...

Love the outfit & black vintage coach bag!


Abi K

Shawna Walker said...

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

Jill said...

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