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Experiment: Can You Find Fashion Week Worthy Accessories at T.J. Maxx?

All black streetstyle outfit at New York Fashion Week
Recently T.J. Maxx challenged me to find accessories for a New York Fashion Week outfit at my local T.J. Maxx store. The idea for the title of this post, however, came from a friend who asked, "Wait...can you really find a fashion week look at T.J.Maxx?" when I told her about my blogger mission. I hesitated. While it's true that you see all the most luxurious global brands on the guests at fashion week - Chanel, Celine, Givenchy, Dior - you also see that high-low mix. I won't name names, but I know Zara high-street when I see it. So I was confident that I could find some fashion-week accessories at T.J. Maxx.

It took some digging but eventually I discovered a Rag & Bone bag on clearance for $139 (had to get a sales associate to unlock it for me -fancy!), a pair of buttery leather Coach ankle boots for $99, a 100% navy wool hat by Hat Attack for $29.99 (sold at stores like Barney's) and jewelry by Rebecca Minkoff (all under $20 on clearance!). I was super excited with my finds especially since these are all designers who either have runway shows or presentations during New York Fashion Week. And these are items I can wear long after...I can't help being painfully pragmatic, so yes, I opted for pieces that I can wear in my real life, too. My accessories really helped dress up my simple black t-shirt dress and give it some edge, which I thought was a good choice for the Betsey Johnson show that I attended. The designer celebrated 50 years in the business with a spectacularly over-the-top show!

Thanks to T.J. Maxx for the giftcard that helped me shop my look and prove that yes, you can find designer duds at a discount!

All black streetstyle outfit at New York Fashion Week

All black streetstyle outfit at New York Fashion Week

All black streetstyle outfit at New York Fashion Week

All black streetstyle outfit at New York Fashion Week

Disclosure: I received a giftcard courtesy of T.J. Maxx to shop for the accessories featured in this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Comments
Well, you did TJ Maxx proud for sure. That T-shirt dress looks super comfy and the accessories were a hit. Makes you questions some of those "other" prices--no names. Great post.
#1 Angel (Homepage) on 2016-04-08 19:42 (Reply)
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