Why is it that when you don’t really NEED anything and you really SHOULDN’T be shopping (both kids just got braces and our Am Ex bill just arrived in the mail — with our vacation expenses) — that you find AMAZING things that you really want???
I’ve been looking for an orange handbag since April. And I’ve also been wanting a pair of leopard print pumps. Do I need either? No. Would I like them? YES!!!
So what do I find when I dash into TJMaxx this afternoon?
The orange handbag of MY DREAMS!!! I found a Furla Ostrich embossed leather Greta Tote. It originally retailed for $540. You can currently find it on Bluefly in different colors for $358. And I got it for a DEAL at $179!!! Oh, how I hope my husband isn’t reading this post!
As I walked around the store, do you know how many compliments I got on the handbag? TONS!
I’ve always loved the Hermes Birkin bags. This is probably as close as I’ll come to ever having something similar.
And, I do love Furla handbags. I have a few vintage Furla bags from my European traveling days as a single gal. They are well constructed and have many classic, traditional styles.
Then I browsed through the Shoe department. I can honestly say I rarely find shoes I like at TJMaxx. But what did I find? A cute pair of MaxStudio leopard calf print pumps. Only $49 and they are actually pretty comfortable.
And, I found an adorable pair of Paolo pointed-toe plum suede pumps for $39! I love pointed toe heels! I have several Paolo brand shoes (from Nordstrom’s) that I really like and are quite comfortable. In fact, I was wearing a pair of Paolo sandals today. Can’t wait to wear these plum heels!
I haven’t purchased shoes (with the exception of tennis shoes or flats) in a year and a half. I had knee surgery and have been relegated to flats. So … I’m quite excited to have a couple of pair of fun heels to wear this fall!
I did purchase one thing that I really did need …
How pathetic is this??? Last weekend I used a manilla folder to protect my Macbook Air — so I could slip it into my handbag and take it with me to the BlogHer Conference in San Diego — instead of taking my briefcase or a backpack. The things we women do for vanity sake!
I was quite embarrassed each time I took my laptop out of my handbag. (I attended BlogHer for my Gangaroo business … what a GREAT conference for women bloggers!) Next year the conference is in NYC!
Anyway … I got some great deals today at TJMaxx! Good luck to you on your next shopping adventure!