Monday, May 7, 2012

TJ Maxx Striped Dress

It's absolutely gorgeous weather in the Bay Area. We had a beautiful weekend and it's extended into Monday. I'm loving it.

Today I'm wearing this great cotton striped t-shirt dress that I picked up at TJ Maxx for $12.99 last night. I went initially to find a gift for my contortion teacher, who is about to give birth to her very first baby. It's a girl! I found some fabulous gifts for the baby and I also ended up with this amazing dress and these platforms. I can't seem to just shop for others, especially in TJ Maxx.

 I styled the dress with a vest and a scarf. I'm wearing a statement necklace so that when I take the scarf off, there's still something interesting visible. This bag was an amazing find on sale at J Crew. It's originally $128 but I got it for $17.49. Pretty exciting when that happens.

Please go check out my guest post for Tiffany of Breakfast With Tiffany. I'm discussing how short ladies, like myself, can wear a maxi dress or skirt. Go check it out.
Dress: TJ Maxx
Vest: BR
Blazer: Asos
Scarf, Necklace, Bag: J Crew
Shoes: Chinese Laundry via TJ Maxx $24.99
Sunglasses: Elizabeth and James

20 comments:

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

I'm so glad your weather has gotten good. Our has too and I'm thrilled.

I love that dress too. I really want a t-shirt dress but haven't found one I really like yet. I want it fitted but not too fitted. Maybe I'll head over to TJ Maxx though...

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

So cute...loved how you styled it!

Tiffany said...

I LOVE the way you styled that cute dress! The purple scarf is the perfect pop of color for the look!

silvergirl said...

i know what you mean about keeping the shopping down to others... just doesn't seem to happen!
addicted to stripes and the necklace looks awesome!
brett

SylviaLovesPink said...

Great dress and shoes. I love TJ Maxx!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I love purple and olive together- what a great colour combo and striped dress- you can never go wrong! It's finally starting to warm up here- I hope I can put away my winter gear for good!

Shybiker said...

Pretty dress. Great scarf. Cute shoes.

And your smile slays me.

Ashley said...

That is a crazy good deal. I'm jealous. The shopping here is horrible.

I am also like that with shopping for others. My Christmas shopping motto is, "One for you, Two for me."

I saw your guest post and luffed it! Just like I luff you!

Dawn said...

Hi twinsie, I had those shoes on in DSW...love them. Comfy too. Hope all is well. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

Fashion Tales.... said...

Excellent deals! I love the stripes with that vest. Great outfit!

Closet Fashionista said...

So jealous of your nice weather! XD
And I am loooving that TJ Maxx dress....best store ever! (well.../Marshalls, haha)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Bella Q said...

Good weather in SF? Wha? Good!
You look great- almost nautical (so are you up in today's Everybody Every Wear?)

I'd like to thank you(and virtually hug you) for all the sweet comments you leave me...seriously you make me feel so treasured. thank you!

Now off to read your guest post, my huckleberry friend...

woreout said...

Shut the front door! You got that amazing bag for under $20?! I'm having serious shopping envy right now. You styled this look perfectly, the layers work well together without looking bulky, always a win!

Cee said...

Hold up. You got a gorgeous $128 bag for $17.49? I clearly need to go shopping with you, stat, because that is an incredible deal! I am the worst sale shopper, it's really painful - and don't even get me started on TJ Maxx, I get so overwhelmed that I leave with nothing and then I'm always envious of people like you who leave with adorable striped t-shirt dresses. End rant :) Seriously though, two amazing finds in one post!
xox,
Cee

Jeannie @ gracefully50 said...

Hi Tracy!
I'm so in love with stripes this season! Love how you paired it with a vest & scarf...great look!

Lindsay said...

What an adorable little dress~ But I have to say my favorite part is those adorable wedges. Love them! TJ Maxx is great for dresses - I've found a few good ones there over the years. Adorable styling, miss!

Laura Go said...

Same with me! Whenever I go to TjMaxx I end up buying more stuff for other people.... I love that dress and the platforms!

♥ laura
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Audrey said...

Great T.J.Maxx find! You can never go wrong with a classic striped dress! www.casualglamorous.com

Laurice Anderson said...

I visited the link you posted here and I definitely enjoyed reading it. LOVE the way you styled those maxi dress especially the first pic. Just want to know where did u get that dress? Actually, since I got 2 kids, I never go shopping to mall anymore, I usually check online looking for cheap clothes instead of searching through racks and racks of items at the mall. It's been so easy and comfortable since I don't have to carry my kids at all when buying clothes or any stuff I need.

Ylenia said...

nice essemble!!!! I love the quirkie match of colours and patterns

Love, Ylenia from Longuette