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Off the Rack: Jumpsuits Under $25 at T.J. Maxx

Budget Babe Review: Jumpsuits at TJ Maxx
If you’re an avid fashion blog follower or even just shop frequently, you know that jumpsuits are all the rage this spring and summer. With a cousin’s wedding coming up next month in Southern California, I decided that it was the perfect opportunity to try out this trend, instead of the predictable option of a dress.



Off the Rack: Summer Clearance Highlights at T.J.Maxx

The Budget Babe finds the cutest things at T.J.Maxx!
T.J. Maxx Kimono (just $16.99! similar here) // Jeans (now 40% off! I love these. Fit is TTS.) // Sandals (on sale for just $32, real suede!) // Tee // Necklace // Bag


The summer clearance event is happening now at T.J.Maxx, so I went to check it out this weekend as I needed to pick up some gifts for a birthday party, too. I'm so glad I did because the deals are amazing!



Off the Rack: Spring Trends I'm Loving at T.J.Maxx

See what's new for spring at T.J.Maxx.
This weekend I stopped by T.J.Maxx to scout of the new spring trends. When my friends at T.J.Maxx found out, they sent me a little giftcard to help with the hunt. What I loved most was the mix of spring brights and soft neutrals, which you can wear separately or mix and match.

In the handbag department there was an entire aisle dedicated to pink, from blush to flamingo. Over in women's clothing, I noticed a ton of spring break essentials like boho coverups and swimsuits. I'm not heading to any beachy resort anytime soon, so I moseyed on down to the misses section (okay, juniors) where I felt more in my element with essential distressed denim, updated basics and mom-iform must-haves like denim jackets.

In footwear, my heart skipped a beat when I spotted some tan patent loafers under $40, and some dusty pink sneakers under $20! Also loving the block heel trend which you can wear with shorts or dresses, and the nude sandal trend for that leg-lengthening effect.

And let's not forget accessories: T.J.Maxx has some super on-trend tassel earrings (seeing these all over Instagram), the latest sunglasses (which are either retro or futuristic) and even athleisure finds like sporty baseball caps in crushed velvet. I'm still building my spring wardrobe checklist so this was just a recon mission...as I hone in on what I really need and want I'll be heading back.

Check out all my photos below (I try not to photograph anything over $40 with the exception of some handbags, I think the scalloped pink one was $79.99) What's catching your eye for spring? Anything specific you want me to hunt down? Let me know in the comments!

10 Things I'll Only Buy at T.J.Maxx and Marshalls

10 Things I'll Only Buy at T.J.Maxx and Marshalls
We all have our favorite sources for different things, from food to fashion. While browsing the aisles at Marshalls the other day, I realized there are many thing I will only buy at either Marshalls or T.J.Maxx, and it's been that way for years. From the price to the quality to the convenience, I keep going back to my favorite off-price retailers for these 10 things (and no, unfortunately this is NOT a sponsored post!) Do you have things you always buy at Marshalls or T.J.Maxx? I love hearing what other people shop for - let me know in the comments!

Off the Rack: Fall Bags and Shoes at T.J.Maxx

New fall arrivals at T.J.Maxx are so good!
Yesterday I visited a T.J.Maxx store near me to see what was new for fall. Let's start with the all-important accessories, like bags and shoes, that can easily update your look for the season. I spotted lots of cognac brown bags as well as rich colors like burgundy, dark blue and a few emerald green. Brands like Michael Michael Kors, Steve Madden and Vince Camuto caught my eye on crossbody bags and genuine leather totes. The MK bags were expectedly classic while the others had a boho vibe (think fringe and braiding). BCBG makes some really nice-looking Chanel inspired bags that are perfect for going out and just $34.99 (you'll know it when you see it!)

On to the shoes: I'm really feeling the peep-toe bootie again. This season's options aren't as edgy as previous years, which makes them more wearable for everyday - and now's the time to start wearing them, when you can still bare your toes but cover the rest of your foot in these season-defying shoes. I also am loving the lace-up block heel sandals by Steve Madden (I recently saw someone style these with a simple t-shirt and drawstring shorts and thought it was genius). Then there are the perforated ankle booties by DV Dolce Vita for $69.99...can I really justify another pair of ankle boots?! Signs point to "yes". Ghillie flats for $29.99 are another great buy in a fall-ready taupe faux suede. And if you need not-so-basic black ankle boots or the perfect leopard pump, T.J.Maxx has those, too, from Sam Edelman and Donald Pliner.

Head to my Facebook page to see what I bought on this trip! Who's ready for fall fashion?