To make a long story short, this past Spring I was having some health issues and was pretty depressed on top of my Postpartum Depression. I was tweeting about all of it on Twitter and to my surprise a representative of Marshalls and TJ MAXX heard my cries. She asked me if I was interested in a “Spendervention”. Well, I love to shop and being offered this opportunity surely raised my spirits !
I have always shopped at Marshalls and TJ Maxx (although I must admit, I dont go to these stores too often, just because I never think about them). They have wonderful bargains, and I definitely LOVE the name brands they have at the lower prices. When I was there, I say purses from Juicy Couture, shoes from Aerosoles and Chinese Laundry, Clothes from NIKE, Sean John, and many many other Big Name Brands at up to 50% off regualr retail prices. I am talking Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom fashions at a fraction of the cost.
My experience of shopping at Marshalls was a great one, my whole family went and we each we able to get something with the $50 Spendervention money (yes, I shared). I loved just walking around and looking at everything they have.
With my our $50 I was able to get the following:
a pair of Aerosoles sandles for myself, a pair of shorts for my husband, a pair of shorts and a shirt for my son from Avirex, a summer outfit for both of my daughters, and a t -shirt for my other son.
This shopping trip definitely raised my spirits, not just because it was free, but because now I know more about the stores and what brand names they offer, and at these ridiculously lower prices. I am positive I will be shopping there more often.“The notion of being frugal is fashionable again. That doesn’t mean however, that you have to give up your fashion forward preferences, you just have to shop smarter.”
If you too are a “fashionable recessionista” you will want to visit your closest Marshalls and/or TJMaxx to get yourself all of the hottest buys. “Why should you ever pay full price, when you can get the same name brand lables for less ?” = Your right, you shouldn’t !
“We all need to RE-THINK Retail and Discover Off-Price.”
Let loose and welcome in spring with long flowing maxi dresses and
pretty prints. This spring, take these hot trends and make them work day and night. The spring’s hottest
looks are all about wearing the top trends from head to toe in different ways allowing shoppers to extend
Off-price retailer, Marshalls, which offers designer and brand names that trendsetters crave for up to 60
percent less than specialty and department stores, is just the place to find the perfect spring pieces to mix
and match without breaking the bank. So, those that don’t want to spend a lot, but still want to look fresh
and rock spring’s hottest looks, should start by shopping at Marshalls.
“It’s so important to stretch your budget this season. This spring it’s all about utilizing the hottest looks in
various ways,” said Marshalls’ fashion expert, Laura McDowell. “By taking one key versatile piece, such
as the maxi dress, and take it from day to night, you’re getting the most for your money, and are shopping
The top trends of the season include the maxi dress, ruffled blouses, and white jeans. When making
the trends work in different ways, it’s important to know exactly how they are best worn. Here are some
tips on how to make these looks work best:
- Maxi dress: There are three perfect, yet different ways to wear this look – hippie chic, beach-y
babe and night on the town. “Flower power” is back this season – add a fun headband, flowing
cover-up and gladiator style-stilettos to create the perfect hippie chic look. For a day on the
beach, take off the gladiator stilettos and add a fun wedge or flat sandal, and use the dress as a
fashionable bathing suit cover-up. To take this look in to the nighttime, lose the headband, grab a
stylish clutch, layer long gold necklaces, and throw on a pair of gorgeous strappy sandals.
- Ruffled Blouse: The top two ways to wear the ruffled blouse are under a lady-like suit or paired
with jeans and a fitted cardigan. Channel Coco Chanel this season by pairing a ruffled blouse
under a beautiful bouclé suit for an elegant daytime look, or layer a fitted cardigan over the
blouse. Accessorize with a skinny belt, fringed heels and an over-sized patent leather bag to
create the perfect date-night outfit.
- White Jeans – No need to wait for Memorial Day to wear white anymore. White jeans are hotter
than ever! Pair the jeans with black and red accessories like headbands, sandals and bags to
create a trendy and chic nautical ensemble. Or, throw on a black and white shirt, but accessorize
with a brightly colored oversize bag and simple jewelry for a more polished and sophisticated feel.
Step Out In Style
To complement this season’s variety of fashion options, every fashionista needs the perfect shoes in
different styles to complete the outfit. And there is no shortage of hot styles to choose from this season at
the Marshalls Shoe MegaShop with more than 5,000 square feet of designer styles. Some of the hottest
shoe trends this season include:
• Gladiator Sandals – Look for detailed styling on the front of flats and heels
• Driving moccasins and loafers – Perfect choice to complete that preppy look
• Heels – There are a plethora of selections this season – the wedge, platform and chunky are all
• Brightly colored flats and heels – Make a statement in one of this season’s brightest colors –
green, yellow, orange, red
• The disappearing foot – Sometimes the perfect outfit requires the shoes to be almost invisible.
Neutral tones are popular this season – in heels and flats.
Recessionistas rejoice – all of these hot spring trends and more can be found at Marshalls. Skip the mall
and the boutiques this season, Marshalls has the same looks for 20-60 percent off. And, new
merchandise is arriving every week – up to 10,000 new items. It’s like visiting a new store every week!
For juniors and shoe-lovers, visit the CUBE and the Marshalls Shoe MegaShop to find all of your spring
The CUBE is Marshalls in-store boutique intended for young women who are looking for the season’s
hottest trends and styles, this easy-to-shop ‘boutique within a store’ showcases up-to-the-minute looks in
apparel, shoes, handbags and jewelry. The CUBE presents a stylish look and feel, with an attractive
color scheme, music and lighting unique from the rest of the store. Rather than being arranged by size,
apparel in the CUBE is organized by style, so shoppers can find what they’re looking for and create a
stylish, head-to-toe outfit more easily. To find a select Marshalls with a CUBE location near you, visit
Marshalls Shoe MegaShop
Marshalls Shoe MegaShop offers hundreds of designer styles for every activity on your schedule. From
your city flats to those rich suede knee high boots, Marshalls carries a wide variety of sizes and colors for
your shoe fetish. After all, no outfit is complete without the perfect pair of shoes, and in some instances,
the shoes can make the outfit. Check out the great selection of designer and brand name shoes at the
best prices around…we know you will come back for more! To find locations of the Marshalls Shoe
MegaShops (found inside most Marshalls stores), or for more information, visit
Marshalls is one of the nation’s leading off-price family apparel and home fashion retailers with over 800
stores spanning 42 states and Puerto Rico. Marshalls offers a wide selection of current season, top
quality, brand name fashions for the entire family as well as giftware and domestics for the home at prices
20-60 percent less than department stores, specialty boutiques and catalogs.
The Plus Size Mommy