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Off the Rack: Finding the Perfect Kimono Under $60

Off the Rack: The Perfect Kimono Under $60
Kimonos are the spring and summer cardigan and we are all about them! Talk about an effortless way to add interest to an otherwise basic jeans & tee look. Their versatility is a huge bonus, for anything from dressing up with heels and trousers to a cover-up for the pool. Almost every fashion brand is making them…but who has the best prints, quality, and prices? Stay tuned to find out!



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).