TJ Maxx Pink Rose striped sweater

#tjmaxx #maxxinista Have you ever pinned something & then without realizing it bought something very similar within 24 hrs? Well yup… That happened!

TJ Maxx Pink Rose striped sweater & inspiration • ClothingCult.com

 

Image on the left from http://jseverydayfashion.com/home/2014/12/24/todays-everyday-fashion-candy-canes 

However I will say I’m also loving the texture and the colors when up close with this sweater as well. My only complaint is that the sleeves are just a hair short so I went ahead and pushed them up and they looked fine. Still worries me that it might shrink but hopefully not!

TJ Maxx Pink Rose striped sweater by itself  • ClothingCult.com TJ Maxx Pink Rose striped sweater up close color  • ClothingCult.com

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Target haul basic tops Jan 5 2015

#target #haul #clothinghaul they had light sweaters and other basics on sale/clearance so I decided to stock up. All this ended up being just under $60!

Target haul basic tops Jan 5 2015 • ClothingCult.com

From left to right: Black Lace Trim Long & Lean TankMossimo Supply Co. • Long & Lean Tank – Mossimo Supply Co. similar • Long Sleeve Vee Tee – Mossimo Supply Co. same shirt but different colors • Ultrasoft V-Neck Sweater – Mossimo this one is teal on the front and black on the back and I can’t find an exact match similar & similarStriped Ultrasoft V-Neck Sweater – Mossimo both the grey and the blue striped sweaters

Proof (and I think I saved more than the $8 it says I saved at the bottom):

Target receipt Jan 5 2015 • ClothingCult.com

Some TJ Maxx shopping / Cynthia Rowley Haul {May 10, 2014}

Navy and white striped linen blend Ellen Tracy sweater with 3/4 length sleeves. Great for layering over tanks.
Navy and white striped linen blend Ellen Tracy sweater with 3/4 length sleeves. Great for layering over tanks.

So I went shopping at TJ Maxx Saturday looking for some simple business casual pieces that would work well in the hot summer heat and with my existing wardrobe. I was mostly looking for light layering pieces like short sleeved breezy cardigans and super light light sweaters that would work well over tank tops.

Let’s start with the items I passed on:
(and then we’ll get to the good stuff)

NOW on to the good stuff:
(I went in thinking I might find one good piece but instead found a bit more!)

I ALMOST passed on the silk tank top because of the price. It’s been awhile since I spent $30 on a single shirt. But it’s a good business meeting piece and comfortable so it came home with me. Really cute button top in the back that I didn’t take a better photo of too.

As for buying TWO short sleeve linen blend cardigans – I already own some long sleeve linen blend cardigans [seen here and here] and LOVE them which is part of the reason I just bought both short sleeve linen blend cardigans. I also have the same long sleeve jacket in black as well as the neutral shade.

I probably could wear the long sleeve cardigans in the summer they are so light but they look warmer than they are. They are also warm enough though to cut the chill on a cool evening.

A surprising amount of what I bought was Cynthia Rowley. I did not plan it this way as I tend to shop by look and feel of the fabric quality when shopping in a store like TJ Maxx (I also do this when thrift shopping.) I’m clearly attracted to rayon, linen and silk though….

Anyway – WAY more items than I expected to find shopping on Saturday but they were all such good wardrobe building basic that I didn’t want to pass any up!

Blue and black stripe with bright orange


On a recent shopping trip to Kohl’s I found a super cute blue a black stripe sweater. I had brought a bright orange tank into the dressing room and somehow the two complemented each other. Then I found a bright orange scarf that worked to bring it all together. Cute, a bit preppy and a bit unusual all at the same time! Sold.

I have my doubts about this sweater holding up well over time because of the loose knit but we’ll see.

black and blue stripe shirt layered with orange black and blue stripes with bright orange