Favorite Friday

This dress may be my favorite deal I have ever gotten! I stalked this dress (yes actively stalked) for about 3 months. I did not want to pay $30 for it (what they were originally charging at TJ Maxx) because I wasn’t sure how often I would really get to wear it. However, I was patient (and lucky) and at the end of last summer this dress was on clearance! And the only one left was in my size Huzzah!

I especially like this dress because of the shape (I love me some full skirt) and the neckline (I like how high it is) AND the pattern. I mean seriously. This. Pattern. Is. Amazing! Whenever I wear this dress I just actively stare at it all day long. There are so many things to see! Unfortunately, this dress spent most of Friday under my academic robes.

We had a campus event on Friday for which we had to wear our full regalia. The purple shoes were still visible (which was fun because my school’s colors are purple and yellow) and they got a lot of attention, but the dress didn’t get to make an appearance until late afternoon. Still, I was glad I wore it because 1.) robes are hot and this dress is nice and cool and 2.) this dress has pockets so I tucked my phone and keys in them so I would not have to carry a purse over my robes (which I think looks tacky).

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


Dress: Maggy London, purchased at TjMaxx on clearance for $15

Shoes: Nine West, purchased on sale at TJMaxx for $19.99


The Haute Professor


Just got the sandals and the purse today, I’ve been wanting a purse like that for so long and I found it at such a great price at T.J.Maxx. Some of my sandals are getting old, too, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get some matching shoes! I’ve been eyeing some sandals like that for awhile, as well. I love that it’s all matchy-matchy, even with my iPhone.


This dress was the ultimate steal at TJ Maxx! When Troy and I first started dating, I stopped by the TJ Maxx in his town before heading home one morning after staying over. I ran in to buy a pair of sunglasses and walked out less $200 with two pairs of sunnies and a cart full of stuff I had no plans of buying before I walked in. Among my finds was this in three different prints. I guess they had been having trouble with the back zippers and they had all been marked down to 50 cents or a dollar “as-is.” I fiddled with the zippers for 5 minutes in the store and had fixed all three before purchasing them!
I love this dress with opaque or transparent tights but since I paired it with this oversized dolman cardigan (American Eagle) and knee high moto boots (Shoedazzle) I decided sheer nude hose were the right choice. This little aztec bib statement necklace was a cheap find at Rue 21! That store can give me kind of a headache sometimes but their jewelry is inexpensive and has always lasted me longer than expected. My watch is Michael Kors and so is the saffiano leather plaque bracelet on my other wrist (both under $200 total!) Because most of these items can’t be purchased online I’ve linked similar (and affordable) options below.