Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My New Love for TJ Maxx

By no means is this a sponsored post.  I would LOVE it if it was.  But, no.  This is just a mom who recently discovered that she should've pulled her head out of the sand eons ago.  Not that I had never shopped at TJ Maxx before.  I just had never shopped for the LION.  And, let me tell you...  It may be my first and possibly only stop from now on.

You see all that?  It cost $54.  TOTAL.  No, you didn't read that wrong.  That is 2 sweaters, 2 button-down shirts, 2 pairs of jeans, 2 jersey pants, 6 socks, and a pair of shoes.  For FIFTY-FOUR dollars!  And they are NICE clothes.  The sets are Nautica and usually retail at $54 a piece, on clearance at TJ Maxx for $20.  Why?  I don't have the slightest clue.  They're adorable, well-made clothes from everything I can determine.  Maybe because they're not blue.  But that makes me love them all the more.

Speaking of blue.  I'm really darn sick of blue.  I understand I have a boy.  I think I'm pretty clear on that.  But maybe, just maybe, he wants to wear a different color once in awhile.  Or at least I want him to wear a different color.  It's bad enough that boys' clothing sections are about 1/8 the size of girls', but they also only have blue.  Maybe some brown.  Maybe some grey.  But there's not even red or black most of the time!  There is a weird trend of lime green being mixed in, and thank goodness for a touch of orange (my favorite color), but the options are very limited.  And I'm not talking about just one store.  It's a conspiracy amongst every children's clothing retailer, that we can only ever dress our little men in shades of blue.  SICK of it.  So I was thrilled at the red and yellow.

Anyway, I just thought I'd share in case anyone else had missed the memo.  BE A MAXX-ONISTA, or however they spell their slogan.  I know I am.


  1. I WANT to love TJ Maxx... but I'm too lazy! I feel like I have to dig and dig and dig for everything there and by that point, Evie is annoyed I'm taking so long, I'm hungry and possibly sweaty depending on the air circulation in that place and well, I just admit defeat and go home and shop online.

    But now, I may have a renewed vigor for such a shopping feat!

    I'll keep you updated.

  2. All of my best friends LOVE TJ Maxx however I agree with Whitney! I get so dadgum annoyed having to search through rack after rack!!! Maybe I will give it a go though for Anne looks like you have some great finds!

  3. I completely agree about the blue!! And I LOVE TJMAXX - we just don't have any close!