If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, or if you know me personally, you know that I frequently shop at TJ Maxx—it’s just such an amazing resource for designer clothing and accessories,  beauty products and even housewares—all at a reduced price, of course. You can pretty much find a TJ Maxx near every major city in the country and, even if you can’t find the exact same item as someone else, you’re bound to find something you love. My love of TJ’s is a long one (I still remember the day I found a Moschino dress for under $100 when I was 15) so imagine my surprise when I received an e-mail from TJ Maxx, informing me that they were “so impressed by my Maxxinista style, that they’d like to offer me an Ultimate Maxxinista Experience as a reward.” In plain English, they asked if they could fly me up to New York City for an all-expenses paid trip, shopping spree at one of their flagship stores and a photo shoot where I would put together all of the items I pick out, as part of this Ultimate Maxxinista Experience. Not only that, but I would be the star of all of their online content for the month of October.

Am I dreaming? This is a dream, right???!!!!

Obviously, I screamed said yes, so I flew to NYC last month  for the shopping extravaganza. It was an amazing, whirlwind experience, full of makeup, hair, styling and, of course, some serious shopping. TJ Maxx treated me so well, and it’s an experience I will never forget. I came back to Florida with much heavier suitcases, thanks to all of the amazing items I scored, and a smile on my face that hasn’t quite faded.

So here we are. It’s October, so I can officially announce that I am a #Maxxinista and a “guest editor” of TJ Maxx’s Tumblr. I hope you’ll follow along this month, to see what I picked out on my shopping adventure and how I put it all together. I’ll be posting all about it here, of course, as well as on Instagram (@VChamlee). TJ Maxx will be also be posting photos throughout the month, on their Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram pages.




    • The fur is my own vintage fur collar. The shoes are Delman, from TJ Maxx :)

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