It's the first warm(ish) day in New England in months and everyone has spring fever! What does spring mean to me? Iced coffee, bright colors, stripes and watching the people trickle into the gym that haven't been there since they gave up on their new year's resolution. What's not to love?! Anyway, I mentioned stripes- a staple for many, but especially those who live by the water and can't avoid that urge to dress nautically. I am one of those lucky people. So, as I began perusing my usual fave sites craving a bit of stripey color- I came upon a too-cute for words, impossible to pass up, and probably worth the cost because it's a classic dress. (BTW- these are the thoughts that stream lucidly through my mind as I am justifying a purchase.) As I got ready to hit "buy" and feel the familiar rush of purchasing something I really can't afford, I realized- I already own this dress! In fact, I just bought it a couple weeks ago! Some teeny tiny differences 1) mine is black stripes; not pink and 2) mine was less than half the price. YES- I literally bought this same exact dress at T.J. Maxx mere weeks ago for $150 compared to $400. You may think "The Maxx", as I like to call it, pays me. They do not. You're right thought they should! (hint, hint- JK- not really) The lesson? Digging through the racks pays off- and of course, never pay retail!
Kate Spade Celina dress approx $150 via TJ Maxx (image from Kate Spade)