Sunday, November 11, 2012

in the family





peter pan collar shirt, pink polka dot sweater, and tights all c/o TJ Maxx gift card.

I didn't have a car for most of college, but I lived within walking distance of a shopping center with a TJ Maxx. I spent many a day wandering through the aisles and looking for bargains to take home, after a study session at the local Panera. Peppered with late nights and local shows, this pretty much sums up my antisocial college life outside of actual school. If you followed me back in the livejournal days, you might remember just how much of my clothing came from either TJ Maxx or a thrift store. I couldn't afford to shop much, but I still wanted to dress well. Both of those stores are great options, if you're on a budget. Case in point: I spent under $30 on this sweater, top, and tights - combined!



 


I'm still in Nashville, which means I've had time to spend with my cousins! My cousin Claudia
and I obviously have something in common when it comes to our personal style: we both went for cozy sweaters and feminine details: lace, peter pan collars, and soft hues. Isn't my cousin adorable? She's usually behind the camera, so I'm glad I got a chance to put her in front of it.

Thank you, TJ Maxx, for sponsoring this weekend of Fall fashion - and thank you to my friends and family for showing us what they're currently wearing! My weekend with TJ Maxx is over, but you can find more style inspiration on their pinterest.


52 comments:

  1. So cute! I love how you put that outfit together for $30. I need to spend more time at TJ Maxx! :-)

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  2. Aw, cute style runs in the family! I love your polka-dot top & I can't believe you basically got your entire outfit for less than $30! I love that your outfits don't always consists of pieces that are hundreds of dollars which is basically unrealistic for normal people to afford on a regular basis!!

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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  3. You both look gorgeous and sweet! I like your sweater very much :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  4. I really love your sweater, it is soo cute!!

    Joyce xxx
    Come and visit my blog :)
    Sunshine & Rain





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  5. I love what you are wearing!! So cute and romantic.

    http://fashmagsbypam.blogspot.com/
    www.facebook.com/allthingspam02

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  6. I love your style and very very pretty outfit! I need to hit up TJ Maxx. Love the looks.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  7. Cute outfit! I love bargain, thrift, and vintage shopping because you're more likely to find unique items for cheaper prices. If I were to go out and buy more expensive clothes more often I would have less money and I would look like more people, so my preferences are really a win-win situation!

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    1. If given the choice between going to a thrift store or going to a department store, I will ALWAYS choose a thrift store. I love thrifting!

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  8. soo cute! love the glasses!


    http://lavieenliz.com

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  9. You're adorable! And this outfit is too! :) I love TJMax.

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  10. I love both of your outfits! Hers is very sweet :)

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  11. Both these outfits are soooooo cute! Now I really need to get a peter pan collared top :P I do practically all my shopping at thrift stores ;) There's just something so fulfilling about scouting out fashionable articles that would otherwise be neglected and never rise to their full styling potential!......and getting a killer deal doesn't hurt much either ;D

    xo
    summer

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  12. Awesome look.
    www.giftsbymadison.com

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  13. You both look so cute! Love the peter pan collars!
    jennybodell.blogspot.com

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  14. The jumper is just so sweet and cozy! I wanna grab the same :)

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo,
    Agnieszka

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  15. You both chose very feminine looks! I guess style runs on the family!
    Your jumper is so cute, I'd never guessed it costed less than 30$!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you! It was $12.99. My friend got the same one!

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  16. your outfit is great and other look too! amazing :)

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  17. you look beautiful, and have so pretty sweater! :)

    www.seesimona.blogspot.com

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  18. I absolutly love your outfit! The sweeter is very pretty! =D
    You look amazing, dear! =D
    You would like follow each other on GFC and instagram? Tell me... ^^

    Big kiss,
    http://touchofpurple.blogspot.com/

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  19. Gorgeous! Love the Peter Pan collar and the touch of lace. Wish we had TJ Maxx here :)

    Life etc

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  20. I could not live without TJ Maxx during these college years! That Peter Pan top is darling on you!

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  21. i love both styles and sweaters in you and your cousin's outfits! and tjmaxx has been one of my favorite places to go recently - so many great styles to pick from. :)

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  22. i was a huge tjmaxx shopper through out college because i couldn't afford to go anywhere else! and now i'm a huge fan of the hugely discounted expensive stuff there (it's my go to for helmut lang). :)
    indieelectronicalternative.com

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    1. Me too! I love Helmut Lang jackets but can't afford full price. I've found two at TJ Maxx, and two at outlet centers. They were over 75% off!

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  23. You look so chic and cute!
    Love your jumper!
    And your cousin looks cute too xx

    http://thecurvygirlinthecorner.blogspot.com

    P.S. Liked this post on Bloglovin ;)

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  24. i have a two-mile commute to and from work, and within that two miles is the best tj maxx ever... it is shacked up in a less than desirable, sort of sleazy and skeevy shopping center, but is stocked for a very wealthy, and chic demographic... win!

    you and your cousin look adorable, and i love how, despite the similarities in styling, how different you each look in terms of tone and personality.

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

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  25. great shopping! I love when I buy such cute clothes with such little money! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  26. i love everything about this outfit!
    especially your glasses! i know you always wear them but they look so great on you!
    and thanks for sharing your college days story. that's exactly where i'm at right now. in college and broke haha. guess i should head over to TJ MAXX

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  28. Simply ADORE your polkadot sweater! So CUTE!
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  29. Loving both polka dot outfits!!!

    Just wanted to let you know that I'm doing a Heylee B. Boutique Giveaway! I thought you might be interested.

    xoxo
    A-

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  30. Gorgeous! Both of you! I love TJ Maxx

    xo Emily
    www.bupster.blogspot.com

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  31. SO cute! I love stores like TJ Maxx and I am a die hard thrifter.

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  32. Lovely! That sweater is devine.

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  33. We don't have TJ Maxx or Target in Canada, but every time I come to the States I make sure to get to them both!

    I love the outfits!!

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  34. Love the polka dots and peter pan detail. Now I want to hit my local TJ Maxx!

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  35. Hi! Love the polka dots! You always look amazing in all your photos! I admire you!
    Please checkk out my blog and leave a comment, I would love to hear your thoughts!

    xo,
    Deanne

    MyFashAvenue.blogspot.ca

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  36. Love the lace part on the bottom, couldn't figured out if it's skirt or shorts or just part of the shirt :P
    Btw, what lipstick are you wearing in this look? I would really like to have it for myself. thanks!

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  37. My college was in a very upscale suburb of Boston, so the TJ Maxx and Filene's Basements were like my go-to places to have Me Time. There's just something to be said for the thrill of the hunt. I will never understand anyone who says they don't love shopping. I think they just aren't going to the right places!

    ICouldBlush.com

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  38. i love this outfit of yours.. u look cute , sassy n studious all together in 1 outfit i <3 it :D
    http://fashionlovers01.blogspot.in/

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  39. Great sweater!

    Typhanie
    www.mygarmensofpraise.com

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  40. Love it!


    http://owleyevintage.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/OwlEyeVintage

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  41. Where did you get those cute black heels in the first set of pics? Love the whole outfit!

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