T.J. Maxx’s middleman becomes shopper’s best friend

Happy first week of fall to my fashion-forward followers! I am so excited for this blog post! I am about to get your fashion senses tingling while maintaining that college budge of yours! Soooo… lets get started!!

As I was thinking of what I wanted to share with you guys this week I overheard some people talking about T.J. Maxx and it hit me! T.J. Maxx is a gem for the college student. I decided to swing by there on Tuesday (September 24) in hopes of finding at least one good steal to share with you guys. I was overly surprised when I found not one, but five great steals! All these steals I found are under 40 dollars and can all be utilized for the new season that is upon us.

TIP No. 3: BE PREPARED TO DIG THROUGH SOME “TRASH” TO FIND SOME GEMS 

I am going to start with No. 5 and work my way to No. 1!

5). Jessica Simpson leather wallet. 2013-09-24 15.27.13

After sifting through some odd colored clutches and a few over-priced wallets, I came across this dark tan wallet. Jessica Simpson’s line has been an up coming name for a few years now, and look at that price! At T.J. Maxx it is $12.99 as compared to $24.99 somewhere else. That is 50% savings, plus this wallet is a great fall color!

4). Nautica suede shoes. 2013-09-24 15.33.18Not only are these bad boys emerald –which according to Pantone is a color to watch this fall– but also they were on clearance which means ever more savings! These tasseled and roped flats are $20, as compared to $40 elsewhere. Again, that is 50% savings!

3). Cobalt blue Ralph Lauren dress. 2013-09-25 20.40.20This item was the priciest of the five “steals” I found, but it also rendered the most savings. I think this is a true gem because this dress can we worn casually or spiced up for a nice event. The color is a great in-between color so that you can wear it now, or wait and bust it out for spring/summer. This dress was originally $134 and was marked down to $39.99!! That is a savings of about 70%. If you need a new dress, head on over to T.J. Maxx. That is all I have to say about that!

2). Calvin Klein thick leggings/riding pants. 2013-09-25 20.43.28I am going to be honest, this was the hardest thing for me to turn down. I wanted so badly to get these pants, but I said no (for now!) These riding pants are $34.99. On the tag they are compared to $70, but on the actual Calvin Klein tag they are $79.50, making the real savings over 50%! (Read this article by Elle Canada about the in and outs of wearing leggings)

1). Columbia full-zip fleece. 2013-09-25 20.41.45HOLY COW, PEOPLE. Columbia is a huge name brand when it comes to fall/winter outwear and here they are at T.J. Maxx offering a jacket for $24.99, regularly $60!! The selection was quite large and contained six different colors, some vibrant and some neutral. This would be a great gift for someone (or for yourself) and a great price. If you are looking for a coat, do not turn this opportunity down!!

If these steals of deals didn’t get your fashion heart racing, then you are on the wrong blog! Happy gem searching!

Have you had success at places like T.J. Maxx? Please share your experiences!

XOXO, Alex

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