Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Shopping = Bargains Galore!

Whenever I start to see those TV commercials showing the new crop of spring dresses, shoes and handbags arriving at TJ Maxx, Ross, and Marshalls, I make a point to check it out and am always glad I did.

 It never fails that I come away with some great new items and at bargain prices!

Like this crisp navy shirt dress by Laundry that is super slimming!

It is ruched at the bust along the buttoned placket which is very flattering.

And the fabric drapes in such a way as to make you look taller, especially if you are wearing 4" heels like I do!

I also found this gorgeous LBD by 

 And I thought he only made leather jackets, who knew? 

The cut out on the front is so chic and looks amazing on! You can skip the necklace on this number.

I don't know if you can tell but there is the most beautiful fine pleating on the top half of the front and back and the fabric is very fine and delicate with the most gorgeous but subtle sheen.

Quite a bargain for an investment piece that will never go out of style. The challenge will be keeping my weight stable!

At TJ Maxx I found this dress by Kenneth Cole.

It is a basic dress packed with a lot of style!

Love the fabric, color, and the mix and varied scale of the snakeskin, and of course the fabulous shot of coral at the neck and hemline.  Even the cap sleeves are flattering!  It looks super chic with a pair of black peep toe pumps and my black Balenciaga motorcycle handbag.

The price was more than I wanted to spend but I think I will get a lot of use from this dress.  To start, I plan to wear it on Easter.

 Moving on to Marshalls...

where it's all about the shoes!

One of the things I love about shopping in these stores is discovering a brand that is new to me. My new crush is Kanna.

I have so many shoes that when I buy a new pair, which isn't often believe it or not, they must not only look good but must fit the following requirements... high but comfy enough to wear every day, ALL DAY.

At the ripe old age of 53, I need my foot to be as evenly elevated as possible, meaning they must be platforms where I feel like although I'm taller I feel like I'm in flats.

These definitely fit the bill!

I couldn't decide so I bought both.
Which pair do you like better?

A quick spin around the store yielded a several month supply of Caldrea hand soap...

  and a bar of this delicious smelling soap packaged in this great Union Jack box.

A nice change of pace from the usual Dove bar!

 Just as I was making my way to the registers I spied a pair of amazing bamboo directors chairs which I couldn't resist bringing home at just $29 each!

 I almost forgot I also found a couple of fun hostess gifts which are always good to have on hand!

They are hanging lanterns.

Another bargain at only $5.99 each!

 When you shop in these stores you have to get it while you can... bargains like these don't last and it's all about timing!

What have you scored lately?



Unknown said...

Hi Terri,
What a great stash of goodies! That dress is so cute, and the sandals will match it perfectly too. Those are really sweet lanterns. You had better tuck them away, or else you'll want to keep them for yourself. That has happened to m. Have a great day. -Al

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You found some super pieces that will be stylish for several seasons. I love both of your dresses, and the shift is such a cute summer piece. The shoes look fabulous also. I found several tops recently and love how they have refreshed my wardrobe. Hugs, Marty

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

WOW you did have fun! Love the first two dresses especiall, and you have tiny feet!!
Thank you for stopping by and pointing out the word verification thing, I thought I had cancelled that, now it's done!
maybe we should have a chat soon?!

Olive said...

I just bought a top in Marshalls and the cutest nightgown on clearance for ten dollars. I like those shoes you bought.

kim @ whitebarnbasics said...

OOH! My favorite stores! I am now reminded that I must head to out to them, soon!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

I love the shoes! And the directors chairs! But, 4" heals and size 6 dresses!? Really? I have never worn a size six, except when I was about 2 months old!
Just giving you a hard time, little one! Green with envy!

Beach House Living said...

I like all the dresses and the shoes too. I treated myself to a pair of navy suede peep toe ankle boots and now I'm looking at your sandals...

Good thing there isn't a Ross store around here.

Kathysue said...

Wow!! Love all three dresses, but the last one is my favorite for a fun Spring/Summer look, love it. As far as the shoes I would keep both, the patent are a little more dressy and the leather strap on them. Too cute to not keep both. Now you have made me want to go shopping!! xo Kathysue

Seaside Style said...

Hi Terri,

Thanks so much for coming by my blog and for your sweet words! I am so happy you found me! Thanks for adding me to your sidebar as well! Look forward to getting to know you! The dresses and the other goodies are Fab! Have a great day!


Blooming Rose Musings said...

Each dress is absolutely adorable and will look wonderful on you. I can't believe you can wear a 4" heel...lucky you. You always have such cute things to show us and I know you will enjoy wearing all your new clothes and shoes. And, you will look smashing! What a fun day you had! XO

cjsullivan133 said...

All too stylish and totally amazing. I need to start looking at the racks. I never do. I just head straight for kitchenware. You scored. Love all the dresses. First one, second one, third one are all tres' gorgeous!

Chris said...

Hi Terri, wow, you sure made a killing. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris