Monday, June 08, 2009

Sprucing up for summer!

Its kind of embarrassing for me to even relay the follow comments that I heard about myself, but I must. I was recently told by two 5th graders at my school this:

1. They think I look like a barbie doll and
2. I win for the best dressed teacher at my school

I would not say that I agree with either of these statements, but I have to admit, I am learning to love shopping and I always keep my eye open for a great deal. The best places to get designer clothes, but at 60% off is TJ Maxx and Marshalls. For those of you that know me around the house, you can vouch for me that I prefer jeans, and sweatshirts.
However, it's important to me that I dress well at work. Someone once told me, "Dress to the level you want to be, not the level you are."
That stuck with me, so I usually try to dress well when working or attending special events. It doesn't take much to dress yourself up a little, my biggest trick is accessories. Earings, necklaces and scarves- they do the trick.
To me it doesn't make any sense to pay full price for anything! If you are like me, then you have to check out TJ Maxx and Marshalls for the great designer and very fashionable deals.
EVERYONE in today's economy is looking to save some money somewhere. If you need more convincing to check out these great stores, here are The Top 5 Reasons Why Off-Price is the Way to Shop This Spring:

1. Buying Power – Our merchandise strategy can be summed up in two words – opportunistic
buying. While other retailers buy merchandise several times a year, our buyers travel to
market over forty weeks a year, sourcing from 10,000 vendors in 60 countries. These wide
and frequent market trips allow us to buy closer to need and be smarter about trends. Also,
because we are making deals closer to need, we are in a good position to negotiate a better
price with vendors, and pass those savings along to our customers.

2. Unbelievable Savings – Today more than ever our buyers can negotiate even better prices
with vendors due to many factors: department stores planning their inventories much lower,
overbuying and then canceling orders, or designers overproducing. All these things allow us
to deliver the same merchandise sold in department stores, at the same time, at much lower
prices to our customers.

3. Product Quality – At T.J. Maxx and Marshalls our values extend to the important
partnerships we have with our vendors. The vast majority of our merchandise is sourced
directly from top designers and manufacturers. Over 95% of merchandise at T.J Maxx and
Marshalls is the same first quality items that you would find at a department or specialty store
at the same time.

4. Fresh Merchandise – While department stores only receive new merchandise seasonally,
our stores receive more than 10,000 new items each week. When you shop at T.J. Maxx and
Marshalls, you’re bound to find a new, differentiated selection of merchandise with every
shopping experience.

5. No Sale, Ever - Our reputation has been built on offering our customers an ever-changing
selection of brand name family apparel at great values every day. We know customers are
bombarded with “sales” and savings messages all the time. We try to keep it simple for them
by offering great values every day. There is no need to wait for a sale or clip coupons.


  1. ooohhh, Barbie AND best dressed. way to go Steph!!! :)

  2. Obviously, these 5th graders haven't looked at a barbie lately. My curvy body is nothing like Barbie!


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