The Fashionable Housewife teamed up with A Few Goody Gumdrops recently to take part in the Maxx Style Scout Blogger Challenge. We were given a $100 gift card to shop at T.J. Maxx (our FAVORITE store!) and were sent on a mission to create a designer outfit for less based on the spring trend of black and white stripes.
Here is a snippet from our experience:
“Sarah received a T.J.Maxx gift card and we shopped til we dropped. We choose to style Sarah in one of this season’s hottest trends….black and white stripes. T.J.Maxx provided us with endless possibilities to find our personal style. We sought a very cool fashion-forward look.
If you ask me….Sarah and I did an amazing job with the designer outfit and accessories we chose. Sarah’s hair, makeup and cutting edge black and white nails were the perfect compliment to her ultra stylish outfit.” [Source]
Here are the items I found at TJ Maxx that were a LOT less than if I had shopped anywhere else.
- Jacket: Steve Madden – on sale for $40.00 (originally $78)
- Shirt: Express – $7.99
- Shoes: DKNY Casual Flats – $34.95 (originally $75)
- Clutch: $16.99
TJ MAXX Total: $100
Other items from my personal closet…
- Jeans: Old Navy Rockstar Jeans in black for $34.99
- Nails: Sally Hansen Nail Strips in “Check It Out”
- Bracelet: Cold Water Creek Ombre Resin Bracelet in orange flame
- Earrings: Willa M Diamond Cut Hoops
- Makeup: Urban Decay Naked Palette 2, Urban Decay Naked Skin BB Cream, Mally Perfect Red Lips (Click here for more info about my makeup routine)
I am SO honored to have had the opportunity to work with A Few Goody Gumdrops and TJ Maxx. I had an awesome time shopping in TJ’s (as I always do!) and I’m so amazed that we put together this fabulous outfit for $100! I am most excited about the ultra cool denim and leather biker jacket that was on sale. It’s so gorgeous and I will be able to style it in a million other outfits!
I saw so many things in TJ Maxx that were both totally on trend and very affordable. I could have spent many more hours in the store than I did because there was just so much to see! I will definitely be heading back there this coming week to grab a few more things including some home decor items for my living room that I am re decorating.
TJ Maxx has amazing designer items for a lot less than department stores, so you can leave knowing you will look like a million bucks but didn’t have to spend a million bucks!