I cannot believe that tomorrow will mark TWO YEARS since Justin and I got married. Really, where does the time go?! This year for our anniversary, we are keeping it low key. With Justin in law school and me currently on the job hunt, we knew it wasn't in our budget to go out and do something too extravagant. Instead, we are opting for a chill evening of going out to dinner, and spending time together (which can be hard do with Justin's homework load!). I wanted to find something fun to wear for our special day-- something that was pretty enough for a special occasion but not too fancy so that I could wear it again and again in the future. And most importantly, I wanted something that wouldn't break the bank. Lucky for me, we have a great TJ Maxx very close to our apartment. TJ Maxx is somewhere that I have loved since I was young, and my shopping trip to find an anniversary outfit did NOT disappoint!
I'm not even ashamed to admit that I spent over an hour looking for an outfit. I could browse their aisles for a longgg time. I picked out about 6 different items, and seriously loved them all! TJ Maxx has such a wide variety of clothing that it was hard to make up my mind on what I wanted. Everything I tried on was so cute! I was debating between a cute top and this beautiful flowy dress. I liked the dress more, and when I looked at the price tag I was shocked! It was SO affordable! That dress was a total winner. The bohemian vibes of the dress just ticked my heartstrings.
Because the dress was much better price than I expected, I didn't feel guilty for finding it a companion. TJ Maxx also has a GREAT purse selection. I never fail to check it out when I swing by one of their stores! I found this simple yet lovely gray purse that complemented the dress perfectly. The best part of the purse is that you can take off the chain strap and use it as a clutch! Of course I would have a wonderful anniversary with Justin no matter what I wore, but what girl doesn't want to gussy up for the most special day of the year?!
The dresses section is AMAZING, in case you were wondering :)
I LOVE the gray with the deep blue. Such a chic combination!
I brought the two lovelies home and used accessories I already had to really doll up my look. Obviously I had to try this look out before officially wearing it on our anniversary date ;-) I love that although my dress and necklace combination are a little wild, adding the solid colored hat, purse, and heels helped to balance out the overall outfit!
Seriously obsessed with the sleeves on this dress!
Funny story: A few ladies in the store right next to where we took these photos started clapping for me and waving at us.
It was slightly awkward/cute/funny/all of the above.
With TJ Maxx's affordable prices and amazing selection of styles, it is easily a go-to destination for finding outfits for celebration of any kind! Whether you have a girl's night out coming up, a birthday party, or an anniversary celebration like me, TJ Maxx has got you covered. If you're going to celebrate, celebrate in style!.... affordably! :-)