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Spring Fashion Haul: TJ Maxx, Target, and H&M


Spring fashion haul

One of the most frequently asked questions I get here on CF is, “Where did you get that piece of clothing?” Unfortunately, I know many of my clothes are from local boutiques or a few years old, and might not be available to you. So, for this post, I wanted to do a round-up of some accessible and affordable clothes I’ve purchased recently.

As usual, this is not sponsored. I’m just a huge lover of TJ Maxx, Target and H&M! Scroll down to check out my spring fashion haul:

1. TJ Maxx

TJ Maxx is so inexpensive, has so many different clothes, and now you can even shop online. (And if you’re reading this TJ Maxx, I’ll gladly be your next spokesperson.)

Leah tj maxx shopping haul

In the words of Colbie Caillat, this sunflower dress makes me feel brighter than the sun. This frock is unique because it has off-the-shoulder sleeves as well as regular, thin straps. I like the off-the-shoulder look without the scary strapless feeling. We’ve all been that girl who has to keep pulling up her strapless dress and it is not fun.

Let’s all pledge to not be that girl again: I solemnly swear I am up to no ill-fitting strapless tomfoolery. 

My black sandals are an oldie but goodie purchase from Old Navy.

Gray and white running shorts

Here are my new gray-and-white running shorts. I find that cute clothes are my motivator to go work out. What I lack in muscle I make up for in stylish gym clothes.

People have asked me before if my workout clothes are Lululemon. Like the shorts above, most of my gym clothes are the brand MPG from TJ Maxx. I love their sweat-wicking material and bright, fun patterns.

However, these shorts are not grandfather-approved. Mine took one glance at this stunningly beautiful summer pattern and said they reminded him of drapes. Ouch!

(P.S. – If you would like to see an article on cute gym clothes, please let me know in the comments section!)

Stripe madden girl backpack

Has my never-ending hunt for the perfect backpack ended?

This nautical stripe backpack was a steal at $25. The straps on the back are surprisingly comfortable, plus since the straps are conjoined in the middle, I hope they will stay on my shoulders. Do you guys have that problem of backpack straps slipping off and away? #storyofmylife.

This backpack has passed the notebooks, textbooks, and laptop test, which makes it a winner for sure.

2. Target

Target high waisted denim shorts

If anyone asks, I raise both my hands to high-waisted shorts. However, a lot of high-waisted denim shorts are cut off and tend to fray a little too much. The crochet detail on these Mossimo shorts not only prevents that, but adds a little extra bohemian touch.

Personally, I think these would be perfect for festivals/outdoor concerts. Also, FYI, an article on high-waisted shorts is coming your way soon, so stay tuned!

3. H&M

H&m black beaded bandeau swimsuit

I’ve never tried H&M swimsuits before, but I’m very excited to wear this beaded bandeau top. Unlike many in this style, it feels tight and secure, and even has wiring on the sides. I think this will look cute with a pair of patterned or solid neon bottoms.

Tell me what you think!

Would you like to see more shopping haul posts in the future? Which of these pieces is your favorite? What are some of your recent spring buys? Please let me know in the comments down below what you want to see next.

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20 Responses to “Spring Fashion Haul: TJ Maxx, Target, and H&M”

  1. 1
    March 23rd, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I love all of your articles. You’re hilarious and your fashion is inexpensive and adorable! I shop at ON, Target, and TJ Maxx all the time!! I have a problem with super short shorts. I have trouble finding ones that are long enough. I’m super short so it shouldn’t be as big of a problem. Could you possibly do an article on midi-shorts?

  2. 2
    March 23rd, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I would love a post on cute gym clothes! I always just wear old sorority t-shirts/tanks and and soffee or Nike shorts.

  3. 3
    March 23rd, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I love the way write. It’s refreshing, fun, witty and interesting. I wanna be a fashion writer and would love my writing to have these qualities. GREAT post.

  4. 4
    March 23rd, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks Sarah! I wish they made shorts just a little bit longer too.

    Your wish is my command, Karen.

    Ijenna, you just made my day. I hope you have a great Sunday!

  5. 5
    March 23rd, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Love your posts! Always look forward to them. Gym clothes would be a great article!

  6. 6
    March 23rd, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Please do an article on cute gym clothes!

  7. 7
    March 23rd, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I’m super excited about the post on high waisted shorts! I’ve been looking forever for a good one that is not ridiculously short so I second Sarah’s request.

  8. 8
    March 23rd, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I love the sunflower sun-dress at the top. Here I come TJ Maxx!

  9. 9
    March 23rd, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I’d love to see an article on cute gym clothes!
    I both run and lift weights at my school’s gym and as it’s always busy I don’t want to show up in a ratty tee and sweatpants, but I don’t want anything too revealing (my prof or TA might be there!) .
    I’d love an article with several kinds of gym clothes to fit different activities- yoga/weight lifiting, running, etc. I’m at the gym every day so the same old clothes get really old after a while!

  10. 10
    March 23rd, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Avery, I love that idea. I also do a variety of different classes too so hopefully I’ll be able to accommodate several activities.

    GC, Lexi, and Nat, keep your eyes peeled for those in the future :) Super excited to write these!

    Alexis, you won’t be disappointed. It’s so bright and sunny and perfect for spring and summer. Not to mention it has pockets, which makes it the best dress ever.

  11. 11
    March 23rd, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Yes! Definitely a thorough article on gym clothes!! For the budget fashionista of course!

  12. 12
    March 23rd, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Love all of your articles Leah! Yay for cute gym clothes, I’d love to see an article on them :)

  13. 13
    March 24th, 2014 at 6:34 am

    I want an article on gym clothes :)

  14. 14
    March 24th, 2014 at 7:39 am

    TJ Maxx and Marshalls are my addiction, it’s such a problem! I love the sunflower dress, and am super jealous it’s warm enough to wear it there.

  15. 15
    March 24th, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I’d love to see an article on gym clothes! Especially campus friendly outfits easy to wear to the gym.

  16. 16
    March 24th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    gym clothes!!

  17. 17
    March 24th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Do you know if that dress from TJ Maxx is still available? Btw loving this post! :)

  18. 18
    March 24th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I love that backpack! I got it yesterday and then I come on here and there it is! It’s surprisingly spacious and I’ll be bringing it with me to my theatre competition tomorrow!

  19. 19
    March 25th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks guys! Gym clothes are definitely coming :)

    They will be college budget friendly, Gwen.

    Hmm, MBS, I can’t for certain but I think TJ Maxx would still have the dress.

    Hailey, that is awesome. I was surprised by how much I can fit in there, too, it’s like a Mary Poppins bag/ Tardis time machine.

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    March 29th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Great post, I’d love to see more of these! And as always, your writing is phenomenal! I can’t wait for the article on high-waisted shorts, I’ve had such a hard time finding a pair I like (I like the ones with four or five buttons in the front instead of just the one, but they’re so impossible to find right now!), and I’m not sure how I’d style them aside from crop tops!

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