There is nothing like spending a Saturday shopping. I have been in desperate need of a great puffer coat, so I was on a mission to find a great one. I looked at Marshall’s without success, so I decided to try T.J.Maxx to see if I’d have any more luck. Thankfully, I did!
This Laundry by Shelli Segal puffer was hiding on a clearance rack. I snatched it up to see it was only $49 and knew I had to have it! You can get it at Macy’s right now (in aubergine or black) for $280 $149. I love how lightweight it is, but the down really keeps you cozy in chilly weather. Today’s forecast of freezing rain and cold temperatures was a great test run to try it out in! If you’re looking for something similar, there’s another version in different colors: Nordstrom $258 $170; Century 21 $260 $87.
I always love looking in the beauty sections at discount retailers such as T.J.Maxx because everything is usually in great condition, but it is from last season or has a small defect. Perfect example: the bottle of NARS nail polish in Back Room that I found for $3! This goes for $20 on the NARS website, so it was a total steal. The reason it was so inexpensive was that the cap had a chip on it. Thankfully that didn’t affect the polish at all, and I ended up getting the same product for 85% off.
Note: I had never used NARS polish before, but let me tell you, I am sold. I’m usually an essie fan, but I might be a convert after trying this out! It dries quickly and has great coverage.
Last stop: the shoe section. I’ve really been wanting to find a great pair of menswear loafers, but I haven’t found any in my price range that I love. I spotted the Franco Sarto ‘Joella’ Flat and knew it would be a great compromise. I slipped them on and immediately I could tell how comfortable they were. I love the feminine pointed toe that makes for a very interesting yet classic everyday shoe. They come in a number of different colors; I purchased them in saddle for $35, but they are also available online:
Amazon $100 $50
6pm $100 $50
Nordstrom $100 $70
Shoebuy $100 $75