Thursday, May 1, 2008

Gold Rush

Run, don't walk, Cap Region ladies!! I unexpectedly struck gold at TJ Max and Marshalls today. I went to get a travel size toothpaste at Target today and since TJ is right next door, I popped in just for good measure. I opened the door and and the black Lilly polo all but screamed my name from across the store. I have heard urban legend of finding these polos at such stores but have never actually witnessed it myself. Until today. $29.95 is a deal if I have ever seen one! Unfortunately they only had the black one in my size. But don't fear, Marshall's is practically across the street. And that's where the rest of this goodness in the form of VV and Lilly came from! I was like a druggie who just found a stash, kids. I about ran an old man over as I was rushing for the stand full of Vineyard Vines and Lilly!! Tons of cuteness that made me moments away from breaking out in song.

This wrap skirt did come home with me but it's going back next week. The material is super light weight and it's a wrap skirt. Just don't care for it. But I love the print. They had it in a different color combo too.


I found two or three different VV tops that were each more adorable than the next. But strapless. I rarely do strapless. But I just loved this top so much that I had to try it on. Um...have you ever had one of those moments in the dressing room where you are half in and half out of a top/dress with your arms up in the air and contorted and you can't for the life of you figure out how to get out of said garment? Yeah, that was me today with this top. I guess VV can join the ranks of every other store I love who makes tops like this to fit size B boobies. Because my DD (sometimes DDD depending on the bra maker. Did you know that every bra design- even within the same company- is a different size? So you are never a set size and should always try bras on just like pants and dresses and everything else. But I digress...) chest was beyond overflowing. And once on, I about couldn't get it off. I had visions of walking though the dressing room to ask the non-English speaking attendant to help me cut this off my body. Luckily I was able to take a deep breath, relax and squeeze my way out without any one or any garment being injured. So needless to say, it did not come home with me. I love it though.



I didn't even try these pajamas on. It was love at first sight. They are in the washing machine right now so that I can wear them tonight.



I love these capri pants. The aqua pants are just so me. Not because they are aqua blue. Rather because I tend to buy things in ever color when I find a style that works for my body. For example, the sweater I am wearing today is aqua blue and I also own it in yellow, pink and orange. So diverse, I know. So these capri pants, I also own them in regular length pants and short skirt from last year. I felt like the capris really completed my collection. The peachy/orange are not a color I usually wear but they are cute, fit really well and add a new color to my crayon box that I call my wardrobe.



Pink man's shirt, as my father calls it, is fun because it fits me up top. That is RARE in my world.


In all, I came home with three Lilly polos. Black from TJ and a white and pink from Marsh. All are also in the laundry so that I can wear a few of them this weekend on my trip to the North Carolina camp wedding.



And I have been on the lookout for many months for a new suitcase that is small enough to carry on board a flight. I have been borrowing my father's black one which is both inconvenient to borrow it all the time and hard to find as it is black. I have seen some cute pink polka dot ones around but they have all felt un-sturdy and cheap to me. But today, this little cutie was adopted by yours truly. Isn't it adorable?! Green with a pink preppy stripe. Easy to spot for sure! And small enough that I can bring on board and store overhead.



All in all, it was a fun day. I thought I was just running out for toothpaste. This was way more exciting! Happy shopping!

24 comments:

Boo and Hooties Mom said...

GREAT FINDS!!!!!!!!!!! I am ALWAYS finding something I like and buying it in every color. It drives my husband CRAZY!!!
I want that suitcase so badly....yes, I am jealous!!!!!!!!

tulipmom said...

You're not kidding .... you sure did strike gold!! I love the suitcase.

And I know EXACTLY what you mean about being stuck in a dressing room with a top you can't get out of ... me and my DDD's (actually H's in the Fantasie brand I buy at Nordstrom's) have been there many a time and I agree it's no fun .... almost like a claustrophobic feeling panicky feeling.

Have fun this weekend!

Preppy Mama said...

I just came home from Marshall's. I tried on some VV skirts and the lily polo, but nothing in my size. Bummer!!
You made out like a bandit!!! Enjoy!!

Amelia said...

I am so jealous!!! You really racked up! I have not been able to find a single VV item at TJ or Marshalls :( I will keep looking though!

Emily said...

Sooo cute! What a great shopping spree! I wish I lived in the States so that I could go to Marshalls and TJ Max! Mmmm I don't even own anything from Lilly or VV isn't that shameful?

Tammy B said...

WOW! I can't believe all the luck that you had. I always strike out.

Kate said...

I am SO jealous!! I love the PJs and polos!

And that suitcase is way too cute!

lisagh said...

Wow! Great finds. One more reason for me to take a trip down south.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Lisagh- I love that you just referred to Upstate NY as "down south!" That has me laughing out loud!

Keep checking ladies. I swear I have been stalking these stores lately. Like usually I can go weeks or months without going in a TJ but lately I try to pop in whenever I am remotely close just to see if they have any polo shirts for me. I did actually need those. The rest is more of a want/need. :)

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh and Preppy Mama- I have to wear at least one size larger in Lilly polos. They run soooo small I think. I wear a Medium in Ralph polos but wear a Lg (or sometimes even XL) in Lilly polos. Shocking I know....but I just ignore the tags.

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

YEA for you!! I am a little jealous of those polos!! And I was just within walking distance of a TJ and Marshalls last week and did not go into either!

I also LOVE those pjs!!

Good for you!! I NEVER am that lucky! Which is why I did not stop in last week at those stores!

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

Oh and I buy multiples too when I find things I like :o)

Buford Betty said...

So fun!!! Jealous!

Cloggsy said...

OK, so I truly believe Richmond VA sucks, because none of the TJ Maxx or Marshalls sell any of that stuff!

cancersucks said...

You scored! I love the pjs and the suitcase the best. Are you going to the Lilly Warehouse sale? I am counting down the days.....

Elliott said...

SO many cute things! The print on the skirt is adorable - too bad the fabric didn't work out. :(

TCP said...

Those are great finds! I'm jealous!!

Belle-ah said...

You did do good girlie! BTW, I can't wait to hear about the camp wedding!!!!!

thepreppyprincess said...

Wow, talk about hitting pay dirt! You made a killing! Whoo-hoo! Can I just say pea-green with envy? The store stalking truly paid off, great job!

Impoverished Preppy said...

Oh, soooo jealous. Our TJs and Marshall NEVER have anything. I guess they figure that no one in WV would be interested in something cute and well-made. Hopefully this will not be the case when we move.

Love the pajamas - so cute!

Kara said...

I am so jealous!! You really did strike gold! I love all of that stuff you got. The suitcase though might actually be my favorite. I wish my big luggage wasn't red....pink and green don't go to well with red. I think I am going to have to return to TJ Maxx soon!

preppypearlgirl said...

SO CUTE!!! I love the print skirt, and the capris!

Maddie said...

You definitely struck gold!!! I know just the feeling you had when seeing the VV and Lilly. This weekend I found a VV boy's belt for $1 on clearance and some cute VV boy's boxers for $2. Gotta love it!!!

Pretty in Pink said...

Oh my goodness!!! I have a lot of that VV stuff that I got last year, FULL PRICE! Geez, I have to find out where the TJ and Marshall's are in Memphis, I think they're in the ghetto though, but this is definitely worth going! Good finds girlfriend!

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