Our T.J. Maxx Summer Self-Expression Style Challenge!

We teamed up with our good friend Betsy from A Few Goody Gumdrops again to participate in another T.J. Maxx Style Challenge! This time we decided to rock this Fall’s hottest trend – METALLICS!

Here’s a tidbit about the challenge…

A Few Goody Gumdrops thoroughly enjoyed participating in the second T.J. Maxx Summer Self-Expression Style Challenge. Naturally, we enlisted the help of Sarah-Jean Ballard, our fashionably stylish friend from The Fashionable Housewife to help pull this off! If you recall, we recently partnered with Sarah-Jean and T.J. Maxx, your favorite off price retailer to take part in The Maxx Style Scout Blogger Challenge earlier this year.

T.J. Maxx provides their shoppers with endless possibilities to express their personal style. Sarah-Jean and I decided to express our personal style with one of this season’s hottest trends….metallics! We specifically decided to work with gold metallic for this challenge. T.J. Maxx carries the hottest on-trend, brand name and designer fashions. Sarah-Jean and I had no trouble selecting some fabulous pieces to fulfill our challenge. Not only did we find some absolutely perfect metallic pieces for Sarah…she updated the look with gold nail polish, shimmering gold eye shadow and gold lipstick. As you can see Sarah-Jean rocked the metallic look like a true fashion model! Sarah’s ultra-trendy metallic look is perfect for day or night.[more...]

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Here are a few pictures from the photoshoot including a behind the scenes shot after the jump…

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TJ Maxx Style Scout Blogger Challenge – Stripes!

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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]

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TJ Maxx Style Scout

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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…

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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! :-)

Enter our ‘Score Big at T.J. Maxx’ Giveaway!

T.J.Maxx has always been my favorite place to shop because T.J.Maxx carries the same high-fashion designers that boutiques and department stores sell – at unbelievable prices and for up to 60% less!

I always check out the handbags as soon as I first walk inside the store. I then immediately head to the clearance section and scour the racks for my size! I always end up finding some ridiculously cute things for unbelievable prices.

In order to get my summer wardrobe ready for Fall, I needed a few key items. So I headed to my local TJ’s to see what I could find…

Looks like a major shipping spree, right? Well, what would have cost me over $1,500 in a department store cost me less than $250 in T.J.Maxx! Oh yeah, I’m a Maxxinista baby…

L to R: Knee socks for $8, fleece lined leggings for $5, dotted tights for $3, black leggings for $3, scarf for $3.99, and my favorite… leopard fur studded ballet flats for $16.99!

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My TJ Maxx Maxxinista Shopping Spree

Shopping with Jaclyn for over 3 hours in TJ Maxx for her Maxxinista Makeover was so much fun. And even though I tried really hard to focus on shopping for her, I managed to fill a shopping cart of my own!

During Jaclyn’s little maxxinista shopping spree, I helped her find some absolutely fabulous pieces including an Elie Tahari blazer that retailed for $400 and was marked down on clearance for only $39.00! If you haven’t seen the video of her shopping spree yet, please go watch it!

I didn’t find any deals quite that amazing, but I did find a couple items I had been on the hunt for!

Here’s what I found for myself…

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All my items that came to only $111.86!!


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L to R:

    Leggings $3, $7, and $5
    Calvin Klein Skirt $5 (Retail $55.00)
    Leather like Jacket $10 (Retail $49.00)

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L to R:

    Denim Leggings dark $13 (Retail $35.00)
    Denim Leggings gray $12 (Retail $30.00)
    Gray Skirt $5 (Retail $20.00)

Jaclyn and I totally cleaned out the belt section of that TJ Maxx store…

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L to R:

    Chinese Laundry studded belt $10 (Retail $30.00)
    Betsey Johnson red belt $7 (Retails $78)
    Linea Pelle leather belt $20 (100+)

So what do you think of my purchases? I am super excited and I can’t wait to shop at TJ Maxx again!



Thank you to TJ Maxx and RocketXL for providing the gift cards so we could have this amazing TJ Maxx Maxxinista shopping experience!

TJ Maxx Maxxinista Makeover & Shopping Spree

The Fashionable Housewife teamed up with TJ Maxx to give one lucky gal a Maxxinista Makeover!

What is a Maxxinista?

Maxx-in-is-ta: A fashionista who gets it all for much, much less at T.J. Maxx. She’s a confident, savvy women who never pays full price for this season’s hottest fashions.

Department store prices? I think not. Boutiques that break the bank? Bye bye. This is fashion – direct from designers, to you. You can get this season’s latest styles for a lot less from TJ Maxx because they deal directly with the designers.

Now that you’re smart enough to know what’s in style, be savvy enough to know where to get it for less! TJ Maxx is that answer!!

We took the lovely Ms. Jaclyn on a little shopping spree to TJ Maxx in an effort to teach her how she could round out her Fall 2009 wardrobe at TJ’s for less than $300.


(Sorry the video is so dark! I took it with my camera…)

Can you believe she only paid $39.00 for that Elie Tahari Blazer that retailed for $400?!?! We were freaking out with excitement over that one! And it looks so fabulous on her too…

Here are some close up pics of the items she purchased. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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I absolutely love the Tahari shoes she got too! They were only like $30 down from $78 I think? And the Betsey Johnson purse was an awesome score. There were like 5 in the store and this was only one marked down to $22. Nothing wrong with it! It’s flawless and soooo pretty in person!

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We definitely turned Jaclyn into a Maxxinista and you can be one too! Become a fan of TJ Maxx on Facebook and then follow them on Twitter!!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the makeover!



Thank you to TJ Maxx and Rocket XL for providing the gift cards so we could have this amazing TJ Maxx Maxxinista shopping experience!

Smart People Shop at TJ Maxx and Marshalls

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Now we know that TJ Maxx and Marshalls are two different stores, but they are so similar and we absolutely love both! It’s so easy to refresh your wardrobe or stock up on this season’s latest trends without spending a fortune.

Maxx-in-is-ta A fashionista who gets it all for much, much less at T.J. Maxx

Department store prices? I think not. Boutiques that break the bank? Bye bye. This is fashion – direct from designers, direct to you. You can get this season’s latest styles for a lot less from TJ Maxx because they deal directly with the designers.

Now that you’re smart enough to know what’s in style, be savvy enough to know where to get it for less! TJ Maxx is that answer!!

Don’t forget to check out our super Fashion Makeovers at TJ Maxx

Shopportunity Your opportunity to pay less by shopping at Marshalls!

At Marshalls, you’ll find top name fashions for ladies, men and kids. All for up to 60% off department store prices, every day. Not to mention their fabulous Shoe Megashop that is absolutely filled the best selection of this season’s hottest styles. And the clearance shoe section? Well, it’s to die for. (I got a fabulous pair of Me Too ‘Mission’ Ballet Flats from Marshalls for only $34.99!)

Don’t forget to check out our fabulous Fashion Makeovers at Marshalls where I helped 2 ladies purchase complete outfits for under $100!

Leave a comment and tell us your best bargain from Marshalls or TJ Maxx!