Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Somebody's Knocking...

God bless Pinterest. Thanks to the site, I have FINALLY been able to get beachy hair like I have been wanting for like, ever. It's not QUITE Shea from Cheyenne Meets Chanel hurr. Okay, it's NOTHING like Shea from Cheyenne Meets Chanel hurr, but I have been happy with it nonetheless.

I would still LOVE to know how she gets those just bent ends of the hair but still smooth looking on top hurr. Gina - is it hurr tutorial time yet? Lemme know, mama.

You know what else I am God-blessing??? TJ MAXX. For reals. I scored the deal of the century there today. You know those blogs you read, and someone is all - Ohhhh, look at meeee...I found an amazingly awesome (insert high end designer) whatever at my TJ Maxx? And you are NEVER happy for them, because your TJ Maxx NEVER gets amazingly awesome random high end designer stuff in? Unless, that is, you consider Liz Clairborne an amazingly awesome high end designer. And instead you're GREEN with envy, and you consider writing a nasty letter to the higher ups at TJ Maxx blasting them for not getting some of the cool stuff at your local stores that you see ALL OVER THE PLACE?

Yeah, me neither. Except today, it WAS me. I found an amazingly awesome All Saints completely beaded/sequined dress. Original price when I googled it? $480. Price on clearance at The Maxx? $59.

Ya'll, it must weigh something like 10 pounds. I feared it was going to break the hanger it was on. Went into the dressing room, and everything I had on just. WORKED. together. The shoes, my jurreys. The problem? Where the hell do I have to wear a completely beaded, sequined dress? I'll tell you - bezactly NOwhere. I called Amy, asked what I should do - I mean, I COULD wear it to my 25th high school reunion that is occurring this summer - then sent her an emergency text with photo, and she was all, "Girl - why are we even debating this? GET IT." So I did. Here are the craptastic phone photos for your viewing pleasure. You can even see the above outfit wadded up next to me. Nice. Way to treat your clothes, Shannan.

It's actually a wee bit too big, but I like how it slouches off the shoulders. I just won't be able to raise my arms all night long when wearing it. Shit. Now I have to come up with some new dance moves.

See - I TODE you the shoes look goooood with it. TJ Maxx - are you listening? Cuz I think I just found your next Maxxinista. I think you hear me knocking, and I think I'm coming in.

Jacket: Macy's
Tank: Old Navy
Jeans: Target
Shoes: Vince Camuto
Necklace: Threadsence
Earrings, Cuff: F21



Jamie said...

Fab dress!!! I hardly ever hit big at my local TJ Maxx either. I've only ever had 2 and both were at Ross - my Ross stocks BCBG dresses every now and again and I've snagged 2 at sub-$25. But I agree - everyone else seems to find these elusive amazing deals!!

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

That dress is to. die. for. Looks amazing on you! Our TJ Maxx, Ross and Marshalls are just chock full o' crap. I can find things every once in a while (like a pair of Cole Haan shoes for $7) but those finds are few and far between. The thrill of the hunt I guess LOL!

this free bird said...

Holy sh*t! I'm just going to state the obvious: my tj maxx (low caps for those liars) NEVER gets good loot like that!!

You know where you're going to wear that? Wherever you want including around the house to vacuum. What a frwaking deal!!

this free bird said...

Ps.since you can't move your arms you're going to need a Roomba. This just turned into an even greater purchase.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That sequin jacket is killer! Have you tried surf spray?

MerciBlahBlah said...

Jamie and Jennie - I feel your pain. Until I found this dress, the stuff I was finding at our local store was less than stellar, to say the least.

Carrie - your comments made me laugh out loud. Thank you for that.

Kristin - why thank you, milady. I have indeed used surf spray. Just used up my Bumble & Bumble and found a WAAAAAY cheaper option at CVS (Not Your Mother's Surf Spray) that I love. Din't use it for these photos, but I do use it from time to time.