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

i have recently discovered the greatness that is tj maxx and i gotta say…. i’m impressed they got good ass stuff and cheap ass prices! i have been converted into a true maxxinista

Today at work I made friends with these two girls who were shopping. Since I work at TJMaxx, we were joking about the Maxxinista commercials. Oddly enough, I am proud to say I am a true fashionista and 100% maxxinista. I applied at TJ’s because I love the deals and the “look for less” aspect of it. I can put together an outfit for anyone for any occasion and usually throughout the workday I find myself personally assisting people in choices. Two days ago, I helped a woman who shared her story with me while we were shopping. She had recently gotten surgery and had a tumor removed, I loved the 10-15 mins I spent with her, walking around, looking for a nice pair of capris for the summer. Sometimes, it’s more than just shopping, sometimes you meet amazing people. I love helping people. 

Good Deal!!!

Shannon by Adrienne Vittadini

These beauties sell for $89 at any regular shoe retailer. I got these for $39.99 at TJ Maxx.

I first saw these when I was browsing around with a couple of friends, I really wanted them but couldn’t afford them. I told my older sister about all the great heels TJ Maxx just stocked up on, because she was looking for heels. So I went back with her, and picked out some beautiful heels for her. I showed her the heels I fell in love with the last time I came, and she demanded that she buy them for me and wouldn’t take no as an answer. I love being paid in shoes for acting as a shopping consultant.

They’re so comfy, I never thought I’d say that about heels. They might not look like much to another person, but when it comes to heels I prefer the minimal look. I like my heels simple, clean cut, and well made. Simple heels end up going with more outfits, which saves you money in the end. You don’t have to go get a new pair of heels for every new dress or outfit.