Saturday, August 9, 2014


Saturday morning... 7am... it's a little easier to get up when you know you're headed to a fun shopping event!  

This morning I attended a private shopping event hosted by TJ Maxx/ Marshalls/ Homegoods and it was fabulous!  Not every location participated, but most major cities had a few stores open early today. Thankfully, I have a Marshalls really close to home (even though I was totally willing to drive across town) and it happens to be in West 7th so you know it's a nice store!

I'm not sure how I managed to arrive early but I did!  A few of us ladies were waiting outside the door! And as soon as the store was opened, we were greeted by many friendly, smiling faces, a small breakfast spread and a free gift card!  I had brought my own coffee... never leave home without it... but I was quickly on those muffins and donuts!
As you can see, I wasn't having any trouble finding things to try on...
Marshalls has really done a great job of staying on top of the trends!  If you haven't shopped there in awhile, most stores are really well designed and organized.  They offer more of a boutique feel but still with a much larger selection.  There's always trendy clothing in the front of the stores, and racks divided by designer brand, so it's easy for you to shop your favorites.  Today I found a ton of great patterned pieces... dresses, crop tops, shorts, kimonos and more!
Turns out nothing I tried on actually fit me that well and let's face it, fit is everything so I had to pass on a lot of pieces that looked super cute on the hanger but not so super cute on me!  Just an off day I guess.  Hey, it happens!  Did that stop me from making a purchase? HA! Heck no.  I did find something I loved and... well... probably didn't need, but wanted anyway!
So what's in my shopping bag? (p.s. isn't this a cute reusable bag? also a free gift I received!)...

It's another bag! As soon as I saw it, I fell in love with the color combo.  You just don't see it that often.  I totally didn't need another Coach bag and yes Coach is easily accessible and relatively affordable many places, but I kept going back to this bag!
I have an obsession with tote bags / oversized bags.  I don't know what it is!  I will seriously pack like 7 individual smaller bags for trips rather than 2 big pieces of luggage, just simply because I like so many totes!  But I make a lot of small trips around Texas, staying a night or two here and there, so I feel like bags are justifiable in my sassy world! 

Chris probably doesn't think the same... ha!  He happened to text me from work while I was first looking at this bag and made the mistake of saying, "happy wife, happy life"!!  Into the shopping cart...

The best thing about this bag, I think, is that it has two pieces.  So not only is the bag one big giant pocket, making it easy to pack larger items, but there's a detachable inner pocket too!
Kind of like getting two bags in one!  This smaller bag could easily be used for makeup or your delicate intimate items, or accessories and jewelry!  I love the blue and green combo so much!  And the yellow tag is actually a little more neon lime green-ish than the picture shows, which is fun!  I snagged this bag for $40 + tax!  (Leave it to me to purchase a taxed item on tax-free weekend!)  The original retail price is $148 so I think I got a pretty good deal!

If you're interested in attending events like this, you need to check out the Insider Program at .  All you need to do is sign up with your email address to stay in the know about special events, sales, etc.  Since it is just an email subscription, you can also sign up at HomeGoods or Marshalls.  (All the same company)  It's that easy!

I love shopping at these stores so much because you really can find amazing designer steals!  The handbag section is always a must-see for me... obviously!  Hope you're having an amazing weekend!  Mine started out pretty well!  Happy tax-free shopping this weekend y'all!

1 comment:

  1. What a great bag! I would have grabbed that for sure!.. Love it