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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 Finds From $12.99 at Marshalls

Fall fashions at Marshalls are affordable and on-trend.
Yesterday I had one of those rare "I'm a great mom! I can do this!" days, and it included a little trip to Marshalls with two amazingly well-behaved boys. I wanted to scope out the fall fashion for you guys, and I was really pleased to find a ton of on-trend pieces mostly under $30 for clothes and under $60 for boots and bags. I only made it through the contemporary/juniors department on this trip, and that's where I found lots of cozy sweaters like geo print cardigans and loose weave pullovers in shades of olive, burgundy, navy and tan.

3 Meaningful Gift Ideas this Season at Marshalls, T.J.Maxx and HomeGoods


Everyone hopes to find the perfect gifts for loved ones that will make them light up...the sort of gifts that show you truly care. That's why this season, Marshalls challenged me to pick out special gifts for the deserving people on my list. Because great gifts don't have to be expensive! To complete this holiday gift roundup, I stopped over at my local Marshalls (which has become a weekly occurrence for me as of late) armed with a gift card courtesy of the company. Both my mom and I honestly do love Marshalls, T.J.Maxx and HomeGoods a whole lot, mainly because it feels like a treasure hunt. I’m always pleasantly surprised by something else with every corner I turn. I think that even during the hour that I was in the store, the staff added more lovely gifts to the shelves (which of course I had to look through again!) So, sit back, relax, and get your wrapping hands ready because these gifts are about to be everything you need for everyone in your life.

Off the Rack: Fall Boots at Marshalls (See 35 In-Store Photos!)

Cute fall boots at Marshalls - need these!
My quest for the perfect fall boot continues, so last week I visited a Marshalls in a neighboring town that's a little more posh than my area and found lots of great options. Many of the styles I saw were identical to the fall boots I saw at my T.J. Maxx...not surprising since they're owned by the same company, but I was hoping for a little more diversity. Still, the selection is strong: Ankle boots from Steven Madden, Franco Sarto, Coach, Lucky Brand and Michael Michael Kors stood out on top (the MK boots above retail for $295 here).

15 Cute Spring Shoes Under $30 Spotted at Marshalls - See 20+ In-Store Photos

Cute sandals under $30 at Marshalls
A few days ago I paid a visit to the Marshalls Shoe MegaShop to check out the latest spring styles. I'm not going to say I was blown away by the selection on this particular trip, but I was definitely able to scout out some gems under $30 (some as low as $15). My kind of prices for shoes that will get beaten up during the summer months! Brands I love at this price range include Chinese Laundry, Union Bay, Franco Sarto, Nine West, DV by Dolce Vita, MIA and Steve Madden. I've owned all these brands and have found comfortable, trendy styles that are well made (i.e. won't fall apart after one season). Two new brands that I hadn't seen or noticed before at Marshalls include Aerin and Mila Paoli - scroll down to see some cute floral flip-flops from the former and sporty mesh flats by the latter. I also couldn't resist including a pic of some slides by Kate Spade embellished with chunky rhinestones on clearance for $80, as well as a cute beach bag, crochet maxi dress, and two pretty tops that would be perfect for Memorial Day weekend. It's everything you need to kick off the unofficial start of summer in style!