Luckily, I’ve been blessed with a part-time job during school that doesn’t require me to work weekends! This is both a blessing and a curse. I have two whole days that I can catch up on school work, do laundry, workout, and do pretty much whatever I want to fill my time. With that being said, I was quite productive this morning, but after my shopping excursion that I’m about to fill you in on, I haven’t gotten as much done this afternoon.
I’m absolutely in love with TJMaxx and it’s affiliate sister stores, Marshalls and HomeGoods. I also love walking into a Ross and looking at all the wonderful items they have in stock for hours on end. Lucky for me (but not my wallet), TJMaxx is the closest store to my apartment, and is where I decided to go to reward myself after finishing my last assignment for this past week. So, after writing my one page paper on the western gorilla diet, I grabbed my keys, phone and wallet and set off with giddy excitement. The best thing about these types of stores, in my opinion, is that the stock is constantly changing. Each week new shipments are brought in and stocked on the shelves so it’s like Christmas every time I walk into the store.
If I can get a nice, quality photo uploaded, I’ll insert it here, but until then I’ll make a list of what I bought.
1. finn&clover maxi skirt – retail: $22.00, TJM: originally $14.99, on clearance for $7.00
That’s right, I got an extremely comfortable black and white stripped (so it’ll go with pretty much anything, whoo!) maxi skirt for SEVEN DOLLARS. Since I’m definitely a saver more so than a spender, my wallet was very happy with that purchase.
2. wake up fuel & go! caramel apple flavored coffee – retail: $8.00, TJM: $4.99
I’ve been contemplating buying a fall flavored coffee to get into the spirit and festive feeling that Autumn usually brings. TJM had a pumpkin spice flavor that sounded great, but I decided to go with the apple flavor instead. Unfortunately, it’s still pretty warm where I live right now, to the dismay of many female college students who would love the opportunity to whip out their cute sweaters and UGG boots. This warm weather is really putting a damper on my excitement for fall.
3. essie nail polish “who is the boss” – retail: $8.00, TJM: $4.99
4. essie nail polish “navigate her” – retail: $8.00, TJM: $4.99
I have a pretty small nail polish collection to begin with, so once I saw the variety of colors TJM had in store today, I was sold. “who is the boss” is a muted gray/blue color and is currently on my nails (I just couldn’t wait). It’s a very nice fall/winter color and will go wonderfully with any outfit that I decided to wear with it. “navigate her” is a mossy, light green color and is my current nail polish color. Can you sense the excitement I had for these two colors? Again, this green color is a nice fall transition color. I don’t have any colors remotely like these in the polishes that I own, seeing as I usually gravitate towards pinks and blues.
Amount due: $22.57
I love coins, so of course I paid the full amount in cash, right down to the penny.
Overall, I would say it was a quite successful trip to TJMaxx and I’m very excited for the next time that I’ll step foot in store.