T.J. Maxx “Carried” Me Away

Some of you may not know this about me, but I’m a pretty big Sex and the City fan. Is it bad that I’ve been watching it since I was ten years old? In my opinion, I was just a smart kid taking fashion tips from a character who eleven years years later is still a style icon, Miss Carrie Bradshaw.

So, I was super excited when I was approached by Rocket XL for this T.J. Maxx review. They gave me what one might call a challenge. My “challenge” was to find my favorite Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha or Miranda look at a T.J. Maxx or Marshall’s store to show all of you that even if you don’t make money like the girls from the city or have Mr. Big’s wallet, you can still afford to look just as fashionable as Miss Bradshaw herself.

I decided to check out T.J. Maxx since I found some great clothes there last Summer. I browsed the clothing racks in every department that suited me. My favorite thing about this store is that the clothes are organized by size so I don’t waste my time “ooh”-ing and “aah”-ing over clothes they don’t have in my size.

I tried on about 10 items and settled on the two dresses photographed below. The dress on the left reminded me of the Carrie Bradshaw look in the photo above and it was on clearance. Guess how much it cost? Five freakin’ dollars! Can you believe that? The dress on the right was $16.99 and it hugged my curves in all the right places. It seemed like a dress that Charlotte would most likely wear.

My favorite purchase from this shopping trip is most definitely the Guess pumps I found for only $39.99. These shoes are usually at least $75 elsewhere. These pumps look stunning with both dresses (but especially the striped one). Photo credit on the shoes below goes to a seller on eBay because mine are packed away on account of the move to our new home yesterday, but these are the exact ones I bought.

Those shoes alone made me feel like I met this Sex and the City challenge. Thank you to Rocket XL on behalf of T.J Maxx and Marshall’s for this review opportunity. Don’t forget to check out Sex and the City 2 in theaters tomorrow.

Disclosure: I was provided with a gift card by the PR company in order to conduct the review. The gift card covered most of the cost of these items, the rest came out of my pocket. The gift card in no way swayed my views on the company. My opinions are 100% mine.

11 Responses to “T.J. Maxx “Carried” Me Away”

  1. 1

    That striped rosette top is gorgeous!
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    OMG!! What a fun challenge! Looks like you found some great deals too. :P
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    Andrea H says:

    Those shoes are gorgeous!

  4. 4
    Amber G says:

    Really pretty shoes – now you have me wanting to go shopping!

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    I love the stripped dress with the shoes!! You definitely made a Carrie outfit there!! AWESOME job!!
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    Jennifer says:

    beautiful dresses! Great choices.
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    Louise says:

    Those outfits you put together are very cute. I love TJMaxx and Marshalls. They are so amazing. Such great brands at outstanding prices.
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    Kayla says:

    That is like TOTALLY awesome :D
    I’m not a big ‘Sex’ fan, but I do appreciate good fashion!
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    Emily says:

    Those shoes are gorgeous!

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    Evelynn says:

    Those shoes are definitely reminiscent of Sex and the City to me! Love them, but ouch! I don’t think I could get away with wearing them for two long. I’m such a baby about wearing heels.

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    Sable says:

    Great dress choices, but I also grew up watching Sex and the city. TJ Maxx is such a great store to find cute clothes for a cheap price.
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