In an effort to save money (and reallocate my budget toward organic groceries) I stopped buying clothes and accessories for myself. It's been an interesting few months as I've bypassed sales racks and the jewelry section all together. But I've saved money.
Just when I was dreaming of running off to TJMaxx and going on a wild shopping spree, I got an email from them. I'm not kidding! They were offering me $50 to spend at TJMaxx and Marshalls to see if I could snag any great fashion deals. How did they know? I told you this world is a crazy place!
I gotta tell you, I would have went for free. ;) Just the mere suggestion would have sent me to get my car keys. But sending me with $50 to spend was so much better.
I happen to live just a few miles from both stores, so I headed out and filled up my shopping cart.
I went in the dressing room over and over again with the maximum number of items. I tried on jeans, tops, shoes, scarfs, dresses, and skirts. And even though I had mad money to spend, I checked prices. Diligently.
I found an awesome pair of Seven Jeans at a steal of deal, but alas, they didn't fit just right. I was so close....to joining the club, lol. But here's what I did find.
A super cute black top (it looks so much cuter on!) and a pair of skinny jeans. You heard right - skinny jeans!
Another pair of jeans and a white shirt (an always welcome staple!)
In case you can't see the prices, I took a close up for you. This was the going price for jeans at both TJMaxx and Marshalls. I was shocked. It's been awhile since I've had to buy my own jeans (thanks to a former shopaholic sister - Thanks Steph!)
I may have bought jeans sooner if I had known they were this great of a deal. Especially during times of weight fluctuation. Do you know how long I dealt with jeans cinched as tight as a belt could cinch that still fell down. Don't hate me for losing weight. Hate me because I looked like I had a dump in my pants!
If you're dealing with pants that don't fit - honestly, they were $12.99 people!! TJMaxx repeatedly says their prices are 60% less than department stores. $12.99! You do the math.
I did pay $5.99 for a white t-shirt. To me, that's a good deal. Much like my sneakers (my sisters and husband have my permission to roll their eyes,) white tees are a staple in my closet. I'm positive that I could buy a pack of men's t-shirts for less, but B-A-R-F. Men's clothes fit like men's clothes.
I came away from the store feeling like I had found some great bargains. And I had 2 pair of jeans that actually fit. Mission accomplished.
*Disclosure: I was given $50 in gift cards to shop at TJMaxx and Marshalls for this review. This did not sway my opinion and all opinions are my own. I do regularly visit both TJMaxx and Marshalls even when not asked or paid to do so.