So I got a total of $50 in TJ Maxx/Marshalls gifts cards for Christmas thanks to my mom and Lisa my boss!
I got 4 great items, and I'm so excited! I've already worn three of the pieces this week and I'll probably make it four by Friday.
I was on the look out for a plaid top with ruffles. Here is what I found for $10. I love the blue color! I wore it with a gray cardigan, brown comfy boots and jeans:
Today I'm wearing a tiered lace top that I'm very excited about for wearing now with layers and then later for spring with skirts and even shorts. It was 12 bucks. I'm wearing this with skinny jeans and my cognac Kady boots I got from Target. The necklace is a locket my dad found at a flea market, and the scarf was a Christmas gift from my dear brother.
The other two items I got are great too! I found a long gray/black marled cardigan for $13. I love it! It's so comfy and warm, but it's short sleeved which keeps me from getting too hot and lets me layer with turtlenecks or other long sleeved shirts. It's super cute and I'm regretting not buying the other two colors I saw there. (I went back and checked - they're gone!) The sweater looks a bit like this one currently sold out a JCrew, but mine has elbow length sleeves:
Finally, I wanted to find a casual 2fer dress. You know the dresses that look like a skirt and top combined? I wanted one that looked cute and young but not trashy. I found an adorable one with a gray and white herringbone top and a tiered gray skirt for $15. I'm planning to wear it now with a black turtleneck underneath and black tights and boots and cardigans. But I can't wait to wear it on its own for spring! I think a light pink cardigan would look great with it... must add that to the list!
It looks a lot like this one from Francesca's, but was about $40 cheaper:
I love TJ Maxx! I got 4 items for $55. Great deals! I cannot wait for spring fashion and shopping, but for now these good deals are making me happy. Fashion is sometimes the only thing that gets me through winter!