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Have you ever window shopped the mall wanting to buy it all but the thought of $50 for one shirt just wasn’t gonna work??

I want to encourage you to find a new way to look at the mall.  Take window shopping to the next level in a sense.  I recently had a girls day out and had a blast first going to the mall and “Window shopping” with my camera.  I took pictures of the window displays and what they were wearing and then we went to T.J. Maxx and Marshalls and recreated a look that I liked for a ton less.

First, why TJ Maxx or Marshalls:

They are the leaders in “Off-Price” clothing.  Everything is still name brand, but the price is between 30-60% lower than in a department store or designer store.  Some people think it is because they are flawed or off season, but really each of these stores get’s over 10,000 new items each week and they work hard to stay in season and with the trends.  According to their website for an item to be in their store it must meet these guidelines:

·    Fashion – It must be a fashion classic or an on-trend, current season style.
·    Quality – It must be first quality. We never compromise, ever.
·    Brand – It must be a designer or brand name that customers know, trust and desire.
·    Price – It must be negotiated to sell for up to 60 percent less than customers will find in a department or specialty store.

Now for the fun:

I walked the mall on Saturday afternoon so I definitely got some looks as I took pictures, even had a few college guys offer to jump in the window for me. It was fun just to start thinking.  I’m not in any way a fashion expert so I wanted to really look at what was in season and in style, and try my hardest to match it.  That challenge is what makes this outing so much fun. I quickly noticed scanning through all the pictures that every window display was wearing a tailored jacket so I knew that was my first goal.  Then to match some of the shirts under the jackets.

After taking my pictures I went straight to Marshalls and T.J. Maxx.  I took the camera with pictures in and then stayed focused trying to rebuild my outfit for the least amount possible.  When you first walk into one of these stores the amount of clothing they offer can be overwhelming so shopping with a direct purpose also made it easier to sort through everything and only grab what worked to recreate my outfit.

The Designer Model


Top Outfit::
Jacket $116
Blouse $54
Pants $68
Total = $238

The Marshall’s Version


Top Outfit::
Jacket $16.99
Blouse $14.99 (Jones New York)
Pants $14.99 (Levi’s with Slender panel :) )
Total = $46.97

Total Saved = $191.03

Total Saved on the bottom outfit was even more since this was a store in the mall I wouldn’t even go in with my kids!!  The jacket alone was over $200 and the Marshalls version, which I love, was $19!

This girls day out was actually funded by Marshall’s & T.J. Maxx for me and I have to say getting an entire designer outfit and still having $3 left on my gift card was a thrill!

A chance to see for yourself the awesome savings potential!!

(2) Southern Savers readers will win a $25 gift card to T.J. Maxx or Marshalls

To Enter – Leave a comment with one fall fashion item you would love to have.

If you are a little like me and have no idea about fashion trends that’s okay just say that.

    • Angela

      I would love to have a nice sweater and I love TJ Maxx and Marshall’s

    • ZJ

      You should also try K&G Fashion Superstores. They offer the same merchandise and their clearance is an additional 50% off this week!! I racked up this weekend!

    • I would love to have a pair of comfy but cool looking walking shoes or boots for Fall. I LOVE taking long walks when the weather is cool and the leaves are turning, especially if it’s cloudy and windy – I just find it romantic. The kids and dog probably aren’t as excited as I am, but they will learn to love it, too!

      And this is a great time of year to hit TJ Maxx and Marshall’s – there are great prices on the clearance racks! And here’s a tip – sometimes things are seconds because they are sized wrong, so always look a size up and a size down and try it on if it looks right.

    • Phoebe

      I would adore a new fall skirt in a not-so-short length!;)

    • Ln

      Anyyhing besides the same old mom attire I usually wear. A nice jacket I can throw on over any kind of shirt would be great.

    • Susan

      I would love to have a jacket that would look great on me and go with jeans! Great work, Jenny! I so appreciate your site!

    • Sarah M

      would love some cute tops, and a great pair of boots!

    • Donna

      i would love a cute jacket!

    • Ramie

      I’d love a jacket that looks girly. Seems everything I have is a leather bomber style jacket, or a ski coat (and I don’t even ski!). Thanks!

    • brooke

      I would also LOVE a new jacket. Something fun and great fitting.

    • Lynn

      I would love to have a new pair of jeans and jacket and maybe some boots?!?! I have shopped at TJ Maxx since I was a kid–love finding a bargain!!

    • Wendy

      I would love to wear something to go on a hot date with my hubby! We are trying to have more “date nights.”

    • Lynn M

      I would love some flat bottom boots!

    • Great job you did!!!
      I would love some new fall tops to mix and match with jeans or work pants!

    • Emma

      I’m loving the new ruffled tops I’ve begun to see everywhere!

    • Kris

      I would love to have some new boots or some sweaters.

    • Janelle

      I would really love some slim looking jeans. I just had a baby in June and really need the extra help:)

    • Summer

      Some leggings!! And a long bright baggy shirt, with a belt!

    • brandi

      I would love some new tops that don’t make me look like a mom or teacher.

    • Sarah B

      I really just need some jeans, I don’t have time to keep up with the trends. :)

    • Erin

      I would love some new tops that will camoflauge my post baby pooch belly (but i hope to get rid of my pooch and still wear the tops;)

    • ash

      new dress for the season!

    • Corrie

      Marshall’s is my favorite, and the budget has tightened so I haven’t been in forever! I would love to have a couple of fall tops and some brown flats.

    • alison

      i would like a new white cable sweater or a nice trench coat.

    • Casie

      I would love to have a soft, fitted jean jacket that I could wear with just about anything, from dresses to jeans, to skirts!

    • Lori Davidson

      I would love to have a few tops and bottoms that I can wear to work. Actually, I’d love anything! I love both stores and the prices are much better!

      Thank you for doing this!

    • Jamie

      I would love to have a nice long sweater with a belt and pair of trendy boots to compliment a pair of jeans that i just bought.

    • Julie

      I’m not big on the trendy things (usually don’t even know what they are…), but I am greatly in need of some new church outfits, and maybe a couple of casual fall tops. Thanks!! :)

    • Tina

      There’s nothing better than a nice fitting pair of jeans.

    • Cara

      I so badly need a new pair of jeans!

    • Hmmm. What WOULDN’T I like for fall? :) Since I need to keep the comment short, I’ll say BOOTS and a jacket. Yeah. That’ll do. :)

    • Shannon

      I would love to find a belted jacket for fall!

    • Definitely a jacket…any jacket! I love jackets that are just waist length and have a good tailored fit to them. I think these are always in style!

    • Leigh Anne

      Boots, jeans, a nice jacket. Thanks!

    • Emily

      I am completely un-savvy when it comes to fashion and putting items together – I love your idea to copy pictures. I would love a gift card to buy some items that actually fit me as I have recently lost some weight!

    • Brooke

      It’s been such a long time since I have been shopping for myself, I am not sure what I would pick!I would love some new fall boots and jeans, but also loved the tailored jackets like you found!

    • Ellen

      I would love a fall dress and a purse!

    • Diana

      I would love a jacket. You can dress up your outfit or wear it with jeans.

    • Melissa Hales

      I need a nice fall outfit for work!

    • Wow, since I haven’t bought for myself in a while, I had to think about this one. A pair of jeans (hard to find for a pear shape!) and some tops to mix and match. Thanks, Jenny!

    • Selma

      I’d like a pair of navy slacks for work

    • Marsha

      I would love to have a cute black or khaki jacket.

    • Victoria

      I totally love this!!! TJ Maxx and Marshalls are my stores. I haven’t been able to buy anything lately though since my husband lost his job. This would be a real treat for me. My fall must have would have to be something purple, since I hear that is the color of the season.

      Thanks for this post. I have been inspired to take the little that I do have and make it work.

    • Robin

      What a smart idea! Marshall is my favorite!! I would love a new pair of boots for the winter as I have not bought a pair in over 4 yrs!

    • Teia

      I can’t wait to buy some tops that I don’t have to worry if I can nurse in them or not!!!!!

    • Beth

      I’d shop for some new jeans and a nice ruffled shirt for fall!

    • Trina

      I got boots last year so this year I would love to add a leather jacket to my fall/winter collection!

    • Maegan Hall

      Add me to the shoes list! I would like a pair of those cute flats to wear with certain pants since heels make them “high waters.”

      If I had to pick a clothing item, I’d like a nice pair of jeans for my current post-baby body, which is 20 lbs heaver than normal.

    • Jason

      My wardrobe consists of khaki pants, khaki shorts, polo shirts, long sleeve button down shirts, and t-shirts. My fashion sense is almost zero, but I sure do enjoy walking out of a store like TJ Maxx or Marshalls with a 10 dollar pair of pants.

    • Lindsay

      I love finding cheap clothes that are super cute! I would like some cute boots and a jacket that would look good with jeans.

    • Allison

      I love to shop at both these stores! As far as fall shopping…I just need a new look. I just had my newest little boy 2 weeks ago and am ready to find some new items that fit my body again!! I would a new pair of jeans that do not require elastic at the waist! :)

    • Christin

      I would really love a jacket that I could wear with jeans or could dress it up and wear it to church!

    • How fun!!! I love it! I have a friend that I think would love to shop with me. I was at the Mall yesturday a store I really like the clothes but can’t afford. They had some cute fall dresses, sweater dress, plaid dresses. I am a Calorfnia girl who now lives in NC. now I know why it’s called fall!
      Can’t wait to try this myself!

    • Nikki

      Hmmm. I’d love anything new! But a new dress/skirt would be great!

    • Grace

      I haven’t been to the mall in awhile, and left discouraged with a tube of mascara instead last time. I saw lots of cute scarves though. I’d also like a new pair of black dressy boots!

    • Rachael

      Well I just graduated college and I have my first “real job” so-to-speak. I would LOVE the gift certificate to TJ MAXX because I NEED work clothes, but being right out of college I do not have that much money to spend on clothing (I’m happy to have a full-time, but the pay isn’t what I was hoping for). I’m in desperate need of dress pants and tops! Thanks so much!

    • Kristi

      I’m really not into fashion too much either. But, I do need some nicer shirts to wear to work and some comfy shoes!

    • A peacoat! I’m determined to find one for a steal this upcoming season!

    • it’s hard to shop in the discount stores because it’s not merchandised like in the mall – especially when you have lots of kiddos! i love this idea and thank you for this! i would love to have a new bag and crisp fitted white button-down!

    • Stephanie

      I would love a new fall jacket and skirt

    • Jamy P

      I am in desperate need for a black skirt and a flouncy white top would be very pretty too.

    • Mollie Hayes

      I would love to have a simple corduroy skirt!

    • Lisa

      Looks Banana Republicish! I used to work there! Well done Jenny! I love to see what boots and dressy items for church are in.

    • Chanele

      I would love to accesorize with a scarf this fall season.

    • Amber

      I would love a new jacket that goes with almost anything!

    • Dianne

      I am not all that fashion forward either, but I would love to have a nice jacket heading into this fall/winter.

    • I’d like a trench coat!

    • cindy

      I need some black slip on shoes, and jackets!! Thanks Jenny :)

    • Tracey

      I would love to have a nice blazer for fall.

    • Michelle

      Very stylish, Jenny! Great job!

      I don’t get to dress up much because I’m home with my kids all the time. I would love to have some new brown or khaki pants to wear with different tops when I go out.

      Thank you!

    • Jessica

      I’d like a nice warm vest to layer over other shirts.

    • Taylor

      I really want some brown knee boots to wear over my jeans!

    • Sharon

      I want a tunic style top and some new jeans! I really need some new clothes! :-)

    • allison fern

      I would love to have a pair of boots!! :-)

    • Teresa

      a jacket and jeans :)

    • EH

      Would love a new sweater coat since the one I bought at a consignment store (also a great source for deals!) is wearing thin these days – I think I’ll check my usual thrift stores:) Also always a great source for great deals and some fashionable finds or things you can piece together to be pretty fashionable – and the hunt is fun!

    • For this fall, I would love to have a great pair of Boots! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

    • Amy

      I would love a tailored jacket. Thanks!

    • nancy

      What a great Idea with the camra!! I would love a new pair of slack pants. or Walking pants. New walking shoes.
      I have never tried a jacket before but next time I am window shopping I will try it.

    • amy

      I would love a denim jacket! Thanks!

    • i’m a purse girl and love finding great bags at marshalls!

    • Ashleigh

      I would love to have a fabulous pair of shoes, shirt, and one of those new trendy suit jackets that are popping up in the magazines! I LOVE this site. My husband recently lost his job and finding this site a couple of months before that happened has saved us a lot of money! I have told all my friends about it!!! Thanks so much for this site.

    • Corinne Hall

      I love TJ Maxx and Marshall’s … I have lost 20 lbs since this time last year and would love to find a new leather blazer for the fall. My current one was always my “go to” fashion piece when it got cooler outside but I am sure that it will be too big for me this year. I am very glad to have lost the weight and to be in a more healthy routine.. but I don’t know what to do without that jacket.

    • Budget shopping for 3 kids can really wear you down. A chance to get anything for me, that would be a first. I would love the chance to Frugal at Marshall’s.

    • Ann M.

      I would love to have a feminine, ruffled blouse. Much of a busy mom/wife/kindergarten teacher day is “in the trenches”, so it would be nice to have something to put on that really makes you feel pretty.

    • Brandi

      I would love anything! We cannot afford to buy much since I lost my job so I would love to have anything new and trendy! Thanks Jenny for your site

    • Beth

      I’d like anything new….shoes, jeans, you name it-not picky

    • ashley

      I would love to be able to get something from TJ Maxx or Marshalls!!! I havent been shopping in so long. I think I would purchase a pair of pants with a nice top. If I had enough, I would throw in the shoes.

    • angela

      I would love to have a new stylish coat because I am going to Italy this November.

    • Sam

      I am fashionably clueless!! But I would love a jacket that fits me for the fall!!

    • vana

      Every year I promise myself a trendy pair of boots…but the $$ goes to kids clothes:) I would LOVE to finally get those boots!! I love these fun giveaways!!

    • Stephanie Howell

      I too love a good bargain! I wear tailored jackets all the time and would like to find some other colors to add with the black and jean ones that are a staple for me.

    • Charlotte in SC

      I would like a skirt, shirt, pants, and jacket set that can be mixed and matched and worn with a new pair of brown boots.

    • Brandy

      At this point, anything besides gym clothes and nurse scrubs would be a HUGE improvement for me! Fall is my favorite season! It would be nice to have a new jacket to wear to high school football games or the fall festivals around town. I have found some amazing deals at TJ Maxx over the years.

    • Dawn

      jeans. jeans. jeans. with a black jacket

    • virginia

      i would like a cool pair of suede boots.

    • Christy

      I am headed to NY in Nov, I need a warm coat! (I’m in Florida!)

    • suzie

      My dream fall item is a pair of black boots. Before I adopted my nephew, I would just go get a pair. Now that I am a Mom, a growing 6 almost 7 year old comes way before my need for a pair of black boots. I window shop and dream of how they would feel and look with my garage sale and consignment store outfits. I know I would feel the same as my son when I treated him to his first pair of Skeetchers that I got him to start school. Everyday he comes home and takes them off, cleans them and gently puts them back in the box. So a pair of black boots would make me feel like a kid again on the first day of school!

    • Emily

      My fall fashion must have is some new shoes. Perhaps a good pair of tall boots that can be worn with jeans or a skirt!

    • Christi

      Tough decision, a fun ruffled blouse or a new pair of jeans!

    • Tabitha

      I would love a trench-style jacket! And some not-so-casual shirts for a casual date night.

    • Elizabeth M.

      Boots!!! I haven’t had a new pair of boots in at least 10 years. I’d love some to wear with a long skirt.

    • Amy

      I would love a pair of really dark hip denim blue jeans .. I am so conservative and plain .. I would really love something FRESH! :) I love a bargain and hate to waste money on clothes for myself .. but I do love window shopping at the mall while I walk too!

    • Alicia Duffey

      I would adore a new ruffled blouse.I think they look very feminine. I am also in need of a new purse. Would love anything that is “new”.

    • amandae

      I would love a fabulous RED trench coat!!!! I can just see wearing it with dark jeans and boots for the fall. I would top it off with a fun scarf tied around my nick

    • I would love to have a short cropped jacket to wear with jeans or a skirt – something that is casual, yet could be dressed up with the right accessories. I’m a terrible shopper and get overwhelmed with too many options, so it is rare to buy something for myself – this gift card would be a nice treat!

    • Sandie

      i would love to have a new pair of boots for the winter

    • Merrilee

      I would love a comfy pair of jeans!

    • RR

      I have done this to! But it was for my children who love Hollister and Justice so we took pics of the looks and went to TJ. Maxx to try and match the styles for of course much cheaper price and the savings were great. The taylored look is great and I would love a nice jacket.

    • Rebecca

      well, I don’t know about fashion, but I’ve always loved TJ Maxx and Marshalls! Mall prices are a big no-no!

    • Jen

      So normally when I go into Marshalls or TJ Maxx I would just get overwhelmed so that was a good tip about having a purpose. I’m not good at fashion, so maybe a new top or a new pair of jeans.

    • Caroline

      I’d like a new pair of jeans…and shoes too! Love TJ Maxx!!

    • Beth

      I have no idea what is in style, but I would find some good deals!

    • Stephanie Jones

      I would love to have a new dress for the fall, something in STYLE this mom of 2 little ones. Something nice for church or a date night!

    • Krista

      A classic white shirt and hip, chic dark jeans. I’m a mom with many children and want to look sassy!

    • Cassandra

      I could use a nice pair of jeans!

    • Denise Jeter

      I’d love to have a new sweater, maybe the argyle kind, with some new blue jeans.

    • heather

      ph, hands down, some new comfy flats. They are all I want to wear when the weather is cooler :)

    • Melanie

      I would love a pair of black boots.

    • Mary

      I would love a cute cardigan in a fall colors to layer over some other shirts.

    • Christina

      Love TJ Maxx!! Wish I could go there more often. I would love a new pair of dressy black shoes that are comfy but classy looking!

    • Kristin

      Big fan of both stores. Love a new pair of boots for fall…

    • Taryn

      I would just love a new coat: pink or orange.

    • Kristie

      I would LOVE to have a new cute dress for fall. I’m losing weight and am embracing my shape! Get it girl!

    • some cool boots! thanks Elizabeth

    • Brooke

      I would love to get a classy jacket- trenchcoat style. I just love that style and it is so practical here in the south for those cooler days where you just need a light jacket. TJ Maxx is one of my go-to places for inexpensive fashion!!

    • Robin

      I would love a new jacket. I used to work and now am a SAHM. I have nothing between frumpy and way too nice to wear everyday.

    • Anita Shipley

      I’m not sure what I would get. I would have to do the window shopping/picture taking thing!

    • Deanna

      I’m in Florida, so fall doesn’t really change anything for me but the colors. I am excited to wear the darker burgundies and chocolate brown! yay!

    • Lori

      What a GREAT idea!!!! I have NO sense of fashion, I am going to have to take a girls day to the mall and get some ideas! It would be nice to have gifts to go with me on my girls day:-)!!!!

    • Mandy

      I would LOVE to just find a pair of jeans that really FIT!

    • Jennifer Smith

      I would love to have a great pair of fall boots. I haven’t had a pair sine before my son (3 yrs ago!)

    • Yuki

      Love Marshalls, Ross and TJ Maxx too!
      I would like to get some dress for my step-daughter’s wedding. I always get kids clothes and I only wear T-shirts and Jeans. This fall I would like to get something nice for myself.

    • Dani

      I would love to have a nice dress for fall. Thanks Jenny!

    • Christy

      I want a nice fitting turtle neck…not too thick, and w a looser neck than one that feels like I am choking! A fabulous scarf would simply top the outfit.

      I started using ur site a few months ago, and tonight I am helping a friend learn how to save money as I have learned from you. U are so awesome for doing what u do! Thanks!

    • I would love to have the perfect jacket…and scarf to wear with jeans for the fall ;-)

    • I’d like a fall skirt with a stylish sweater or jacket.

    • Samantha

      I have no idea about fashion trends. I haven’t been shopping for myself really since before I got pregnant two years ago – and online shopping doesn’t count. This would definitely be a fun way to get back into buying clothes for myself.

    • Betty

      I have always wanted a really nice pair of leather boots. The kind that they wear in the equestrian circles.

    • Deena

      I would love a new dress for fall, though I would also have to do the window shopping picture taking thing so that I would have and idea what is in style.

    • Ashley

      I’m having my first baby in October,and I’d love one of those cute cozy button up/zip up sweaters for layering and maybe a fun new belt to hold it on. That would help hide these post-pregnancy pounds I keep hearing so much about and have me looking fashionable for fall :)

    • becki

      there is something about putting on that first pair of jeans with a cute t and jacket in the fall!! i love fall and would love even more to have a great pair of jeans to wear this season!

    • Heather

      I just had a baby 2 weeks ago and I can’t wait to get out my fall clothes! It will be like Christmas in September! I would love to have some easy pieces that go with alot, but look good for a mom of a 3, 2, and 2 week old!!!

    • jacie

      I need some lighter fall clothes now that I’ve moved down south and the weather stays hot longer!

    • Tabitha

      I would love to find a long jean skirt. It is so hard to find them long enough these days. I didn’t buy new boots last fall/winter either, so I would like to have those too!

    • Haley

      Platform pumps are a must have this season! I am 9 months pregnant, and haven’t been in heels for a loooong while, but I LOVE all the pumps I see in the magazines, and would love to get back in a new pair!

    • Stephanie T

      I would love to have a new fall skirt and a cute top to go with it. Thanks for the website. I love it.

    • Melora

      I NEED a new pair of brown boot/shoes. My budget is more than tight so I will definitely have to check out TJ Maxx for something that works.

      Thanks Jenny.

    • Katie

      I don’t have any idea what I would buy, but I know who to ask! I’d take my friends Shannon or Chrissy with me and ask them to help me pick something cute for the fall! (I defer to the experts.)

    • Caroline

      I feel like I used to be fashion savvy until the kids came along and I tend to focus more on their clothes than mine. I would love to have a gift certificate for just me to spruce up my wardrobe.

    • Leslie

      I am a mother of 3 girls and I am all about comfort. Several years ago, I bought some boots in order to be “in style”. The problem with them is that they kill my legs and back! So… this year I would like some comfortable and warm boots that are also fashion forward! I am sure I could find something like that at TJ Maxx or Marshalls!!

    • Michelle

      This is an awesome idea. I never know what to buy and my 7 year old is already telling me I have no fashion sense. I just refuse to pay a bunch at the mall and don’t shop much for clothes. Instead I just wear what I have had for years in my closet.

    • Janelle

      A new belt (or several at TJ Maxx or Marshall’s) would be awesome! After having a baby, I’m looking forward to being able to wear belts again!

    • Sandra

      TJMaxx & Marshall’s ROCK! Great idea for frugal fun!
      I am a purse-a-holic, so I’m always looking for a great new designer purse…and always have great luck at those stores!
      Thanks Jenny!

    • Ryann

      I would love to get one of those tailored jackets and some new jeans! Thank you T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s!

    • Meredith

      I would actually love a tailored jacket! I have been eyeing one at Gap, but now I might just have to try TJMaxx!:)

    • Ashley

      I would love a new fall jacket!

    • Sally

      A new purse… :)

    • Kathy

      sassy black boots!

    • Holly A

      I would love to buy a new pair of ‘dressy’ jeans and a cute top (like the red on you found- casual but with ruffles :).

    • Tiffani

      I would love to have a casual sweater that I could wear around the house, but also throw it on as I run out the door with my 3 little ones as I head to the store. I’m tired of looking frazzled all the time!!!

    • Alisha

      Those jackets are so cute!! I would love one!

    • erin

      i would love to have a new light jacket and some boots. afraid that some new sneakers might be more practical though : )
      maybe some busy toddler moms might get away with cute boots. not me!

    • Wow! Where to begin? I suppose window shopping would be a great start. I haven’t stepped foot into a mall shopping for myself in Lord knows when. :)

    • Amber

      I wear a lot of tshirts, so I’d like some new tops.

    • aubrae

      I would love to have a great pair of heeled brown boots.

    • I’d like anything without a kid-stain on it!

    • Linda

      I really like the cute jacket you picked out, too! I would definitely like one for myself!

    • Diane

      I would love some cute shoes and new tops.

    • Kim

      Don’t know where to begin – I need a complete fall wardrobe. A great fall jacket – fitted – to wear with jeans.

    • Jenni

      I just had twin girls, so I would love a pair of nice jeans that actually fit! :-)

    • Bella

      I’d love to get a couple of sweaters/jackets for my friend’s children.

    • Alicia

      I am all about the shoes. Found a pair yesterday at Marshall’s that are $19.99 but did not buy, because they were frivolous (6 inch heel with a 1 inch front platform), but they were oh so cute!!! I could justify it if I won the gift card!!!!!!!!!

      Thanks jenny for all you do, you are AWESOME!!!

    • Jmarie

      I would love to find some cute boots or an adorable belted jacket like you found.

    • Jaclyn

      I would love a new dress, a long sweater and a wide belt.

    • Kam

      I would love to have a stylish jacket that matches most everything to leave in my classroom. It is always so cold.

    • Melissa

      I would also love a cute jacket…bonus if I can pair it with both jeans AND pants/skirt for work :) Thanks!

    • MOrtiz

      I love the slender fit button oxford shirts. They look cute and are still comfy for a normal “mommy” day. I also love the blazers that are in for the Season.

    • Lorie

      I would like to have a Fall jacket kind of like the one that you bought. I also need a new pair of jeans!

    • Mel

      I would love a new bag or a new pair of jeans that fit and aren’t mom jeans.

    • Marcella

      I would love to have a pair of jeans that fit me since having my daughter! : )

    • Katherine

      I would love a new anything!

    • Suzanne

      I would love a new denim jacket!

    • KG

      I’d love to find a good tailored jacket for layering, mixing-and-matching, and hiding some midsection curves! ;) I love outfits that have pieces that can be traded out with other pieces depending on mood, season, and occasion. Those deals make the bargains even more worthwhile!

      TJ Maxx is also a great spot for brand name purses–one of my weaknesses!

    • Andrea

      I would love a new jacket and shirt for the fall. It’s great to be able to look like a million bucks without spending even $100!!!

    • Kimber

      love to have a new pair of jeans

    • Dacia

      I would love a new pair of jeans that actually fit well.

    • valerie

      I’ve been on the hunt for a new job and am finding that my wardrobe lacks any professional attire (ie slacks, blazers…). my previous job had me wearing scrubs and i always just threw on pjs or jeans/tshirt when i got home. I am in desperate need of some new pants, blouses, and blazers so I can actually look professional while applying to jobs.

    • Meg

      I REALLY need some pants that fit great; would love that :)

    • Lauren B

      I would love to try getting a pair of capris and a blouse to match within a $25 budget.

    • meghan

      I would love a cute colorful or metallic pair of ballet flats. I have been looking but all the ones I see are over $100 and there is no way I will spend that on a pair of ballet flats.

    • D’Ann

      Well, super trendy fashion can’t be my thing for this fall since I am pregnant with our 6th baby…but I would just love to have a new pair of trendy shoes for this season. And thanks for the mall idea…never thought of it, but will definitely be trying that Spring 2010.

    • Farah

      The Sept issue of All You had some really cute fall fashion ideas I would like to copy. They had gray paired with yellow and turquoise (two of my favorite colors)!

    • It’s been so long since I’ve been able to really shop for clothes that I have no clue. But I would appreciate the challenge.

    • .Jennifer

      Every year I have to buy a new pink warm and cozy sweater. It might not be in fashion but it makes me happy. :-)

    • Denise

      I would love a classic, long black skirt – TJ Maxx is also great for name brand lingerie for FAR less cost!!

    • darlene

      I would love a new fitted jacket to show off all the baby weight I have lost!

    • Sara A.

      I shop at TJ Maxx regularly, but I love your idea of getting “fashion pointers” at the mall first. I’m currently looking for a new wardrobe as the next nine months will require some, ahem, adjustments to my current style (!)

    • I’m no fashion expert but I would love a cute jacket with a skirt to match!!

      Emily Snapp

    • JenBlair

      I would like to have a nice jean jacket.

    • Allie

      I keep seeing that plaid is back in…like, country looking plaid. I want one of those plaid shirts!

    • Christie

      I’d love some hip black boots, a cool new dress and a jacket over it

    • Beth W

      a cute little going out outfit!! when i buy clothes it generally has to be for work so that i get the most wear out of what i buy. I would love an outfit that’s purely for going out!!

    • Olivia

      I love TJ Maxx and Marshall’s. I’m looking forward to buying my first pair of boots this winter (I just moved to N. Georgia from FL and about to experience my first real winter ever).

    • Michelle Valcourt

      I would love to have a white button up classic shirt and a Jacket.

    • I need a new top. I am back to my pre-preg weight…actually less…but my body just isn’t the same. Most of the clothes I have are not flattering on me anymore.

    • Elizabeth H

      I would really love a tailored jacket (finding a long enough sleeve is a challenge, though.)

    • Kelly

      I would be so excited about anything new.

    • Allyson

      I would love a new jacket or sweater that has a belt just like your picture. I too was window shopping last week at the mall and realized my wardrobe needs to be updated. TJ Maxx and Marshalls are my favorite stores!!!

    • michelle

      My fall must have is a new pair of boots! I would really love to get one pair in black and one in brown :-)

    • ashley

      I would love this! I would probably get a new sweater for fall since I am in the in-between sizes after our baby was born a couple of months ago.

    • Julie

      ANYthing new would be nice…

    • Im in desperate need of a cute pair of pants! If I could get a pair of cute trendy jeans, I would be in HEAVEN!!

    • Jerica

      I would love to find a cute little jacket to cover the after baby belly i’ll have in a few weeks! lol

    • Deborah

      Definitely need some new pants!

    • I want a pair of super cute dark blue jeans. Not hipsters, and not those ungly mom jeans!

    • Lori

      i would love a flirty fall colored skirt!

    • amy

      I would love a couple new a-line skirts, TJ Maxx and Marshalls are the best places to find great deals!

    • Rachel

      Some great ankle booties! Gotta have the boots for fall!

    • Trisha

      I would LOVE to get a new pair of jeans and a cute pair of shoes!

    • shari

      I would lole to have a dark denim pair of “skinny” jeans…made to fit a WOMAN’S body!!

    • Lori too

      I love our choices! I also think those stores are great for home acces too :)

    • Lindsey

      A late-fall/early spring light jacket. I never get around to buying something like that, because it seems like the weather here is either too hot for any type of jacket or so cold that you need a winter coat. There is only a couple of weeks like I feel I need a light jacket, so I never want to spend the money on it! :)

    • SM

      I definitely could use some cute fall flats.

    • Lisa

      Being a mother of five and homschooling them I have no me time. a girls day out with money to spend on me would be nice.

    • Angie

      Lost on fashion but would love the gift card. Thanks for the wonderful idea for a girls day out!

    • Sarah

      I would love a new jacket!

    • I really want a cute fall purse.


    • Andrea

      I would love to find a nice leather short jacket with a zip front that fits and doesn’t cost too much. I lost about 90 lbs. over 2007 and 2008 and have been maintaining. I’ve replaced a good chunk of my wardrobe, but haven’t been able to find a leather jacket I like. I wore a 2X one all last winter, even though I wear a medium now.

    • I would love a new jacket, or purse, or shoes – or all three!

    • I want a fabulous pair of jeans to show off my newfound runner’s butt. 8-)

    • julie

      Maybe some new jeans or khaki pants.

    • I would like a sweater to layer over simple tops. :)

    • Heather

      Suede boots

    • megan

      a new jacket & some boots that I will love!

    • Holly

      I would love a new pair of jeans that fit and look good on me.

    • Beth

      I’d love a cashmere scarf!

    • Lisa G

      I’d love a nice pair of designer jeans for the fall.

    • Beth

      I would love to have some new jeans and boots for the Fall. As I usually shop in thrift stores and yard sales for myself, I would not know how to act actually getting something for me from a store. I usually only buy clothes from the store for my husband and children!

    • Melissa S.

      Great idea taking pictures of the outfits! A great jacket that fits well and can be dressed up or down would be perfect!

    • I would love to have a ruffle long sleeve button up shirt!!!

    • Lauren

      Since having baby number two in February – I know that my choices are limited for jeans out of my closet! I need a great fitting pair for this fall/winter!

    • Jessica

      I would love to find that perfect pair of jeans!

    • Suzy

      I would love a nice fitted khaki jacket. I’m also a big fan of TJ Maxx.

    • AJ

      I am new to your site, but after my first month, I am a believer! And also a raving fan of TJ Maxx & Marshalls…anything comfy for Fall but maybe a good pair of “dressier” tennis shoes to wear with jeans to school. Thanks for all your great ideas!

    • Tuni

      I would love a ruffle shirt & high waist pants or a ruffle dress with leggings.

    • I would love some new shirts!

    • I would love a new pair of black loafers. Mine are worn out!

    • I’m an on-the-go mom who looks for comfort…but warmth too….so a tailored jacket would be great for fall.

      Love your shopping trip, good job!

    • Kristee

      One fall fashion item you would love to have is a chocolate brown jacket.

    • Annette

      A great-fitting pair of jeans

    • Terrie Cartmill

      Great job, Jenny! I’d love to have some cute tops & pants that FIT!

    • Cheryl

      I need a tailored jacket and also some great fall shoes or boots.

    • Ginger

      I’m liking those fitted jackets you have picked out. Either would be nice to have.

    • Alicia W.

      I know nothing about it, but would love to try those stores!

    • Jan

      I would love a pair of jeans that fit correctly. After children, the ones they have out today just won’t work.

    • Tiffany

      I would LOVE a new pair of dark trouser jeans and some new boots!

    • I would love a great-fitting pair of dressy black slacks!

    • Heather M-H

      Boots!! I want some new boots and maybe even one of those big boho bags everyone is carrying! I need more room for all my coupons holders. LOL

    • becky

      a cool scarf.

    • I sooooo need a new structured jacket…it so brings an outfit together…you can have a pair of jeans and a tank top or plain T and then through on a neutral structured jacket (with heels,wedges, or really cute ballerina shoes) and you look like a mom on the go that has it ALL TOGETHER>>>>shhh…don’t tell them otherwise heheheheheheh

    • Christine

      BOOTS!!!! WE all need new shoes, right???

    • Tracy

      I would love to have some clothes that don’t have any spit up on them.

    • Shannon in ATL

      A WRAP!!!!

      It can go from work to a football game to dinner out…can’t beat it 3 outfits in 1!!!

    • Carol

      Great idea! I was just at TJ Maxx yesterday and felt a little overwhelmed because I had a squirmy toddler with me, but now I know how to return to find just what I want!

    • Lisa W.

      a cute sweater :)

    • Meridee

      After having 2 girls, nothing in my closet fits anymore! I would be thankful for anything that fits and also really cute and girly!

    • Megan

      Anything that fits! LOL My mommy body is quite different than my pre-baby wardrobe that I currently have :) Thanks for all that you do, Jenny.

    • Pam

      I would love to have a pair of fashionable maternity jeans that are not saggy in the bottom!

    • Fall colors are my colors so I am ready to get some new outfits for this fall! Thanks for all you do!

    • Aymie

      I have never had the guts to wear boots and a scarf here in FL even if its cold.
      I would love to do that!
      I see a lot of girls accessorizing their outfits with cute boots and scarves and it just looks so good on them!
      If I can find a cute and cheap pair of either, I would love to do that!
      And TjMaxx happens to be one of my all time favorite stores too :)

    • Jayna

      I would love to have a jacket!! I just lost some weight and now I’m cold all the time. I’d like a lightweight jacket to wear during the cooler weather.

    • julia

      I would love a nice jacket!

    • JT

      I would love to have a new fitted jacket like you found!

    • Kim C

      I would LOVE to have a nice tailored jacket or a cute pair of brown boots.

      I cannot wait to do this “window shopping” with my bestest friend that’s coming to live down here in Florida for awhile !!! She’s pregnant and her hubby (which is my cousin) just left for Iraq. She’s going to be so excited about this girls day out !!! Thanks for the wonderful idea !

    • A lightweight, flattering fall jacket would be wonderful!

    • To be honest, i would love to have ANYTHING new. I buy everything for my kids and husband and nothing for me. Now if i win, can you babysit. haha. just kidding. hubby can do that. thanks. That sounds like fun even if i don’t win.

      thanks jenny


    • I love the slouchy cardigan sweaters, especially the longer ones. I had a hand-me-down one that was a charcoal color, I loved it until I shrunk it accidentally.

    • Shelly

      I would like a fitted fall jacket to wear with jeans to work.
      Love the website! Thanks for everything Jenny!

    • lisa

      I’m a purse and shoe kinda gal! So I would love to purchase a new purse or a cute pair of ballet flats for fall. Thanks for all you do!

    • I haven’t had dress pants since before I had kids. I wouldn’t mind having a dress up outfit. Thanks for all you do.

    • Terri

      A new purse.

    • Amy

      I would love a good pair of jeans!

    • Wow! What an awesome idea!! I can’t wait to try that idea. I just told my coworker that I spend all my extra money on buying clothes for my two girls. I would love to have some new clothes for myself! I don’t have any idea what I want, but I’m ready to go on an adventure and shop for some great Fall fashions for myself!

    • Emby

      I would love to have a nice crisp, white, collared shirt. Mine aren’t so white anymore.

    • Nikki

      I would love a nice green camo army like (but feminine) coat.

    • Julie Ann

      I would love to have a new purse! (especially so I can change out my summer one this time!!!!) I’m a busy mom of 3 and never had time to switch my purse from last summer to my winter one last year. lol

    • I’d love to have a great, well-fitting casual blazer that goes with jeans, pants, or skirts. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Lisa

      I would love a new semi-dressy jacket or blazer. Seems like Everything I grab to run out the door in the morning is made of sweat-shirt material!! OOPS!! I need something a tad less ‘college days’!! I am a stay-at-home mom but I don’t really always want to LOOK like one!!

    • Aulora

      A great jacket would be wonderful but also cannot forget the scarves! It seems like scarves are being shown on very mannequin I have seen.

    • Cathy

      Definitely fall boots-thanks so much, I love these stores!!

    • Meagan

      I would LOVE a cute new purse and some earrings. I need to learn to accessorize!

    • Patricia

      I’m thinking you can’t go wrong with a new pair of jeans!!

    • I would love a new tailored jacket!

    • Stacy

      A new purse or feminine jacket would be nice! :)

    • Kelly

      A new skirt would be great.

    • cheryl

      I would like to be able to pull off the dark textured tights with the dark heels trend.

    • Kristen

      Ah the look for less! Love it!
      I’d LOVE to snag a comfy sweater from Marshall’s or TJ Maxx!

    • Alysia

      I’m ALWAYS looking for that perfect pair of jeans!

    • I would love to have a cute fall dress that I can wear while pregnant (like I am now) or while not!

    • Deborah

      Boots. I need new boots so bad! And I always need new skirts for work.

    • Dina

      I would love to have a nice jacket!

    • sheri

      A-HA! I found a great challenge! I have a teenage daughter who LIVES, EATS and BREATHES the trends. She first shops the clearance racks but always ends up spending WAY TOO MUCH on that ONE PIECE! Wouldn’t it be interesting to see who can put together a stylish, trendy outfit for LITTLE to NO MONEY??????

    • Blakely

      I love the jackets you found. I could use some jackets for work and fun. I love stuff that can be both. As a mom I love finding cute stuff for my son but I have “forgotten” it seems like how to find cute stuff for Mom! I just wear the same old same old!

    • Jennifer

      I always like to pick out matching outfits for my girls.

    • Andrea

      I am an argyle fanatic, and I would love a new argyle sweater for this fall.

    • Melissa

      I need some new jeans!!

    • Teresa

      I would love to have a nice short blazer style jacket for the fall. Give me a little style with my jeans!

    • Laurie

      Since I can no longer wear high heels, I want a nice pair of boots with a low heel that fit over my enormous calves. Sadly, such things do not exist (though I keep looking). However, I would also love a new pair of jeans – not ‘mom-jeans’ – for going out with the girls or running up to the grocery store.

    • Isabelle

      I would love a stylish cardigan. Gray and cashmere. Something that just covers the post baby pooch but not so long that my booty looks big. I’m certain this exists in the same land where my husband lovingly does the dishes each night!

    • Michelle

      I’m definitely not a fashion expert, but I just had a baby and could use some new clothes that fit! And I don’t want to spend my money on them because I WILL get back into my regular clothes!!…..eventually.

    • Stephanie

      I just want something that fits – probably shirts.

    • Kristen

      Knee Boots!!! I have a 2 year old son and I don’t think I’ve bought anything for myself in…let’s see…2 years and nine months. ;) I LOVE to shop for him, but boy would I LOVE a new pair of knee boots. The kind that wouldn’t make me feel like such a “mom” when I put them on. The kind that scream “THESE ARE NOT SENSIBLE SHOES!” Everytime I look at a pair I’m shocked at the price tag and think about all the things I could buy for my son with that money. I promise if you give me this gift certificate, I’ll spend it all on me! Oh PLEASE pick me!!!!!!

    • Branden

      I would absolutely love a pair of nice jeans and some nice boots!

    • I would love a new fitted jacket!

    • Colleen

      I would love to have a new leather jacket-in a smaller size!!!!!!

    • Jaimi

      I would love to have some of the lightweight printed scarves that are so popular now. They really dress up plain shirts and sweaters without spending a lot! Thanks!

    • LAO

      I would love to have a designer pair of dark washed jeans.

    • Tasha

      I would love some earrings and a purse!

    • amora

      I would love a new “little black dress”!

    • Marianne

      I would love to have a short-sleeved sweater!

    • bhumi

      I have always wanted one of those long slender fall jackets in a non-traditional colors(beige or black), something along those lines but don’t want to spend $100 on it

    • Aisha Hall

      A new pair of jeans for fall would be great!

    • Stacey W

      I need a new fall jacket!

    • Aimee

      I would love anything new for myself! I spend all of my extra money on my 2 girls and there is never anything left for me! I haven’t bought a new fall anything in a very long time!

    • Chrystal

      I would love to have a COMFORTABLE pair of boots! And, maybe a purse too…who doesn’t need a new purse!!

    • Andrea

      I’m loving the tailored jackets! I’d love to have a cool, tailored dark denim jacket this fall. Instead of my oversized, utilitarian one I’ve been wearing for about 5 years now….

    • Jodi

      I would love to get a new jacket for my husband.He has worn the same one for the past 5 years and I would love to donate it to Goodwill and get him something new.Thanks for the chance to win Jenny and for all your hard work.

    • Charity

      I would love a new pair of boots!

    • Lauren

      I HAVE to get some new boots – I’m moving to Denver where they actually get snow!

    • Traci

      I think the tailored jacket is a must-have this fall and winter.

    • Tara

      Definitely a tailored jacket. Denim, perhaps?

    • Katie

      I would love to have a nice classic pair of black boots.

    • elizabeth robison

      I am not up on trends…but would love to have the incentive to get into them this year!!!

    • I am not to good with knowing whats what with the new trends. But I would love to have a nice new blouse and some nice new dress pants to go job interviewing in. Thank you Jennie for finding us all the best deals around.

    • Melanie S

      If it’s not a hand-me-over or thrift store find, I’m out of my element. Would love to have a nice casual jacket for the colder months =)!

    • Jennifer

      I would love to buy my 2 year old niece a cute outfit for fall.

    • Jessica

      I would love a new fall jacket or some new boots…our dog chewed a hole in my old pair. Thanks!!!

    • Becky

      I would love a new pair of jeans for the fall but don’t want to spend the money right now!

    • Suzanne

      I love this idea for current fashion ideas. I would love a pair of boots, a fitted jacket, and/or some snazzy boots!
      Thanks for all you do.

    • I would love to have a new pair of dress pants to wear to church and a new sweater for fall! Love this fall weather we’ve been having in Tn the past couple of days! Thanks!

    • Mary Privette

      I would love some fashion in my life, period. I jacket would be great. I love that look.

    • Candace Griffis

      I would love a wine colored cardigan with brown khakis!!! It’s hard to find my size. Thanks

    • Danna

      I would to get a fitted cropped jacket. I love wearing a cute top under a cute jacket :) btw, love your idea of taking pictures at the mall and then recreating the outfit. Sounds fun and budget friendly.

    • Tracey

      I am pregnant and we all know maternity clothes are never on sale. Anything fashionable when you are feeling not so good about yourself would be great! I know TJ Maxx sells maternity clothes!! Thanks for all your hard work!

    • Having just lost 35 pounds in the last six months – much self denial – I would love to have a slim skirt and/or nice jeans that fit. Everything is too large: although not a bad problem to have, it would be nice to have something that is exciting to wear. Thanks for all you do! My life is forever changed due to couponing!!!

    • Stephanie Jones

      GREAT GIVEAWAY IDEA!!! Just something NEW for fall would be great… a pair of jeans or cool top!! Anything in style!!

    • Deb

      I’m currently a fashion don’t…. I’ve even had a good friend of mine tell me that I need to be nominated for “What Not to Wear”.

      So — any fashion assistance would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks for a great website!!!

    • As a mom of 6 from teenager to baby I am a bit out of the loop on whats trendy. I’d love to shop for myself for a change!

    • Traci

      I would just love something new! With this economy – it’s hard to justify spending any money on yourself when you have children. I would love to walk into tj maxx or marshalls and be able to spend $25 without the guilt of it coming out of our monthly budget!! :-)

    • Anne

      I would love a black or dark gray pencil skirt!

    • gretchen

      I’d love love love to have one of those awesome tailored jackets!

    • Jenny P.

      Can’t wait for the cool weather! I would love a versatile demin jacket for football games.

    • Stacey

      I’ve been shopping TJ Maxx and Marshall’s for designer-for-less fashions for years now and realized what a bargain you get on perfumes, purses,housewares too. My daughter wanted a particular perfume and the 3.4 oz bottle of perfume at dept store was $75 and was $40 at TJ Maxx…yeah!! And they offer layaway! I would love anything from these stores but I would especially like to have a nice pair of boots for the fall.

    • Phillis

      I would love some new distressed jeans and a cute little safari/cargo jacket to go with them.

    • Sarah J

      Excellent job on the outfits! I would LOVE to try some skinny jeans to wear with boots this fall. I just bought a loose sweater on sale at Target but couldn’t bring myself to purchase the skinnies! That would be the item i would choose! :) Thanks!

    • Jill

      I would love a fall dress for work. One that would look great with high boots.

      Love your website!! Thanks for all you do to help us survive.

    • Kim Johnson

      Being the mom of 7 , ages 6,4,3,2,2,1&1, I have little to no time for being in style! fashion may as well be a foreign language!I do however want some stylish, non-mom looking jeans that have a slimming effect so I can wear fashionable tops that do not look like I got them in the maternity shop!

    • Heather

      I would love to have a nice dress for church for the fall/winter. I always wear the same black skirt in winter with a different shirt each week. It would be nice to have a new dress! :) Thanks!

    • Missy Lee

      I need a jacket. Thanks!

    • tina

      Cool outing! I would love some boots or a nice jacket!

    • Jeans. I’d give just about anything to have a pair of jeans to fit my new skinnier behind!

    • earrings!!

    • Fran Harris

      I would like to have a nice pair of brown or tan flats.

    • Catherine

      I have been wanting a bright yellow pair of heels. Such a fun piece that would really brighten up an outfit but all the ones I find are soooo expensive!!!

    • Beth

      I need a lovely new maternity sweater for the fall!

    • Pamala

      Great job! I love the looks that you pulled together. I have had 8 kids in 14 years. Needless to say, my wardrobe is either maternity clothes or sweats. Now that I am all done having babies, I need help and a kick start getting my wardrobe current.

    • Rae

      Hmmm…Since my daughter is 8 weeks old, and I don’t fit into my “pre baby” clothes-ANYTHING that isn’t maternity wear! LOL!!!

    • Raelyn

      I want a striped long shirt, w/ a short fitted jacket and a skinny scarf! Any color is fine, but I think a black & white striped shirt w/ black jacket , add a splash of color w/ the scarf like maybe purple! At 38, I want to look ‘hip’, without looking like I’m trying to be a teenager. Fine line there….

    • Ashley

      I would love some new shirts — but a new staple pair of jeans would be great too!

    • Micheal

      I would love to have a pairy of skinny jeans (the kind you can wear boots over). I was pregnant last winter and went no where near skinny jeans, but now I am ready to try the look…that is, if it is still in.

    • kristin

      Great idea! Thanks.

    • Paige

      I would love to get one of those cute tailored jackets myself!

    • Melissa

      Iwould love to have a new stylish denim jacket, Nice enough to wear to church but can also just throw on with jeans and t-shirt.

    • stephanie

      I absolutely love tjmaxx. I dont have a marshalls near me but whenever we get a chance we always stop there. My husband and I just had the conversation that the malls are overrated anymore. I dont buy clothes for myself very often because I’m usually looking for my daughter and by the time we are done looking for her I’m worn out. But if there were one item i could get it would be a pair of pants that were the perfect fit. My jeans are always too long even though I’m not short, but i’m not tall so I cant shop petites.

    • I have no idea what I’d want. Haven’t been looking at styles in a while. I absolutely love your idea of cruising the mall before shopping though. It would make shopping less overwhelming.

    • Magnolia

      I would love a jacket that compliments any outfit:)

    • Jennifer

      I definitely need a new pair of dress shoes – or maybe jeans, mine are starting to wear a little thin!

    • Tanya

      I would like to have a classic Ralph Lauren looking weekend outfit for outdoor activities like tailgating! Roll Tide!

    • Wendy

      I would love to get my husband something new. He always puts us first and rarely ever buys anything for himself and when he does he will only buy stuff on clearance sale. He really needs new slacks for work. Being a stay at home mom I just don’t have the extra money to buy it for him. I would love to be able to do something for him for a change.

    • I would love a new light weight jacket! And I LOVE TJ Maxx and Marshalls!

    • AngthecouponNERD

      A denim jacket or blazer!

    • Kelly

      I would love a new pair of shoes that are nice enough for work but cute enough to wear out.

    • Stacy K

      I just would LOVE to get a great Fall jacket. I have nothing to throw on over everything. Something stylish and fun that keeps me looking young! I feel like I look like a “Mom’s Taxi” driver (i.e. sleep deprived, thrown together, comfy clothes wearing…) too often!

    • Well, I’ve had two kids in the past two years, so my wardrobe is in serious need of a reworking. The thing I’m wanting the most is the perfect pair of dark wash skinny jeans. (or a tunic sweater, or leggings, or a skinny belt, or….)

    • Kathryn

      I would love to own a “nice” jacket for the fall. After outfitting my children for the back to school season and keeping my babies clothed and diapered, I can honestly say that my clothing needs fall wayyyy on the bottom of the totem pole. I would love to have a jacket I could use daily and look nice in.

    • JessC

      Anything to update the very BORING wardrobe I have now! I love fitted jackets, dark jeans, and some really neat boots! I am back to normal now (meaning NOT pregnant! LOL!), and I can’t wait to get some new clothes!

    • Deborah

      A new jacket, definitely!

    • April

      I would like to find something trendy that fits perfectly on my new post baby body!!

    • Christine A

      I love these stores! go with everything jacket is the key this season!

    • beth m.

      I have always wanted cool trendy pair of boots for the fall/winter weather! Nicer than my go to the chicken house boots!

    • Hana

      i would love some new tops. As I just had a baby, six months ago!

    • Jessica

      I too would love a cute lil’ jacket that I could dress up or wear with denim!

    • I would love some new shoes…flats to be exact!

    • JennyM

      I need the perfect stylish mom outfit to help hide some of these extra places I have anymore. :)

    • Caroline

      New clothes…what’s that? ANYTHING would be awesome!!

    • courtney

      Would love some new sweaters and jeans!

    • I would love a light colorful jacket/sweater that I could grab for any occasion. I wear the same old grey fleece zip up EVERYWHERE.

    • Crystal

      New jeans that fit post baby!!!

    • Jenny

      I would really love to have some calf-length boots, brown, for the fall to wear with skirts!

    • saroo

      i really, really want either some skinny jeans or a cowl neck sweater dress to wear over tights.

    • Would love to have a cool $25 to spend at Marshalls. No idea what I’d buy, but probably something trendy that I wouldn’t spend my “real” money on!!

    • 4man

      i am dying for some flats or boots (all i have are clogs!).

    • Val

      I would love to have a new pair of boots. I know with $25 gift card I could find some awesome boots at TJ Maxx. Thanks!

    • kristin

      I’ve been wanting to get a cute khaki jacket!

    • Emily

      I would love to get a new long sleeved top or some flats for fall!

    • Christie

      haha! Have no clue about fashion trends…just need new clothes since I haven’t bought for me in ages!! :)

    • Tabitha

      I would love a new pair of boots for the fall! You did great on your finds!! Love your site!!! Thanks for all you do!

    • Jessica

      I would absolutely love a nice snuggly sweater to wear on my honeymoon this fall. We are honeymooning in Gatlinburg, TN and would love to sit on the porch of our cabin and sip cider with my new husband wearing a new sweater that I got for really cheap!!!

    • I would love to find a nice plus size sweater. It is always hard to find a nice sized on in all the skinny mini mall stores so I would love to find one at one of the two mentioned stores.

    • Brandy

      Jenny, I haven’t been in the mall since last Christmas. With kids, who has time to shop! I would love to have a chance to “window shop” and actually buy something for myself for a change at TJ Maxx or Marshalls instead of for my kids. I would even take pictures to show you how I did.


    • Sarah

      I am currently on the lookout for a great pair of brown knee high boots. The pair that I have currently have (purchased for $7.49 at 75% off!) seen its final days. Brown boots are a classic look that never gets old!

    • lisa

      great sweater or pair of jeans.

    • Emily

      I’ve seen that scarves are in, so I’d probably get a couple that could go with any outfit.

    • Michelle

      I would ove some new boots and a cute sweater

    • Michelle kapusta

      I would love some apple bottom jeans and the boots with the fur…….

    • Stacy

      I know nothing about fashion. I always let my husband pick out my clothes.

    • Carrie

      I would love a new date shirt for date night that my daughter hasn’t already spit up on.

    • Jenny

      I had a baby 9 months ago, and have bought nothing new since before she was born…I used to know all the fashion, but now I am clueless! Right now I would love anything fashionable that fit my new “mommy” body! :)

    • Jamey

      Right there with the other Jenny on the baby thing…mine is 10 months old and I could use a new pair of jeans for fall since the pre-baby ones are still not happening… :)

    • Tanya

      I had a baby 8 months ago. I have been running, eating right but still can’t get into pre baby clothes. I used to have fashion sense but it has thus lost me. I guess I would like to have a skirt (trying to show my two boys what its like to be a girl) and a nice jacket. No more hoodies.

    • Anne Marie

      I would love a new pair of boots!

    • Brittany

      I would love to have a great pair of jeans and a cute jacket!

    • Stacy B

      Girl, I would love a new pair of jeans!!! Hook a sista up! Thanks for the opportunity! Love your site!!

    • Tara

      I would especially like a tailored blazer (kinda like yours!) and some boots. I had gastric bypass surgery and have lost 115 pounds. I have gone from a size 20/22 to a size 8 (from 246 to 131). Though I’d lost a bunch before last winter, last year’s fall/winter clothes are still too big, so I will be building my wardrobe from scratch this year. Now that I am at my maintenance weight, I’m ready to do something a step up from Goodwill (although I have gotten some KILLER deals there during this time!!!) Thanks for all you do!

    • Sara

      I could use a new blazer this fall!

    • Ashley C.

      My pre-baby clothes are not happening for me either. So I think I would like “anything” that fits correctly!!

    • Mendy

      i have no idea about fashion…i’ll have to ask my sister

    • Since I haven’t shopped for my self in over a year…I don’t know what the fasion trend is this fall…pick me and let me find what is out there :)

    • The last fashion trend, if you can call it that, was maternity clothing, and I’m still trying to get into my pre-baby clothes :(
      Other than that, I am clueless.

    • ang

      I would love to have a pair of boots to wear with skirts so my legs will stay warm on colder days.

    • I would love a ruffle shirt! So cute!

    • Kati

      a great pair of boots

    • Larissa

      I would just love something that is in style but not needing to be ironed.

    • Erika Ebel

      Since i’m pregnant and who knows how big i’ll be this fall, it’ll be basic long sleeve shirts (with ruched sides) and some really nicescarves for me. I would really like a nice jacket to wear over top as well, the tan one you found would be awesome. I’m going to have to try this shopping experiment (without kids in tow, of course), sounds FUN!

    • Jennifer

      It seems like I only buy clothes for my children anymore but some cute tops to go with my jeans that can dress them up or keep them casual would be nice..

    • Ashley

      I feel like I used to know what to put together and buy, but I may have lost it over the years. I do know that a classic white shirt, great fitting jeans and an interesting necklace always does the trick for me! Never goes out of style!!! Sticking with simple and classic pieces is a staple in my closet. Love a t-shirt and jeans look and a good looking jacket! This is really getting me thinking about fall. Any coupons for that outfit????? Ha!!! Thank you for all you do! I am officially on the coupon train and it is heading straight to savings town!!!! Yipppeeeee!!!!!!!

    • Redding

      I would love to have a pair of black boots for the colder months. I love Marshall’s and TJ Maxx and shop there for the best deals often.

      Thanks Jenny!!

    • I so have no idea what would be trendy, but I would love a chance to go out and look!

    • Virginia

      I don’t have a clue what is trendy right now but I love to shop at both stores.

    • Lori

      I LOVE TJ Maxx and Marshalls! I can find stuff for my kids too! Their girls dresses are great!!!

    • Lauren

      Jeans…I had a baby 11 months ago and have no jeans that fit…

      How can I make it through the fall without any jeans that don’t accent my “muffin top”?

    • Christy

      Count me in! I have always shopped at TJ Maxx. They have wonderful deals, but also the best shoes and purses!!!

    • Krystal

      Cute jeans! I love TJ Maxx

    • sloan

      I love TJ Maxx, I SOOO want a jacket and great pair of jeans!

    • Kathy

      This fall I won’t be able to live with out maternity jeans! I just found out that I am pregnant with our second child, and the company I work for is a jeans friendly environment any day of the week. The company I worked for when I had my daughter was business casual, so jeans weren’t in the wardrobe then.

    • Sandra

      Would love anything new but I love sweaters!

    • Merrilyn

      I would love to have a cute denim jacket with a fun, lightweight scarf, or a top that is current (unlike anything I have now, lol!).

    • Erin b

      I could use anything especially pants that fit. I keep looking over my shoulder to see if the folks from what not to wear are sneaking up on me.

    • Jerrica

      Clunky jewelry and knee high boots!!!! Still pregnant and due in November, so my dressing for the season may be limited to stretchy pants and maternity clothes until the belly can resume its place…

    • Christy

      I can’t remember the last time I have shopped at the mall. I only shop at TJ Maxx and Marshalls!!

    • Bre

      I would love a long wool skirt with a pair of new high brown boots and a cute sweater! I have been in maternity clothes for two years and haven’t bought new clothes since, hmmm college, so so scary! My friends are started to talk about me!

    • Denise

      I thought about the required comment and realized I have no idea what the trends are for this fall. I need to get out there and look!

    • krystin


    • Jean

      i love tjmaxx and marshalls. thanks for the fun idea. i would love a fun scarf, some new bangle bracelets and a new dress for fall (i’m liking those ones that look like a shirt & skirt but are really one piece).

    • Ashley

      I’d love to have a cute jacket similar to the one you got!!

    • Lisa

      I have always wanted a black trench-style jacket…you know, the double-breasted kind with the big collar and it ties in the front.
      Finding one that fits my budget is hard enough, but I’m petite so every time I find one I like, it’s way too long! :(

    • Allison

      I would love a pair of jeans that fit!

    • Nancy

      Would love to have some new Jeans!

    • Renee

      I would love to have a nice blouse to wear out. I always am in jeans and a t-shirt (from 10 years ago). The kids get all the new clothes of course.

    • Janice

      Clueless about fashion…but I’ll give it a try with a $25 gift card!

    • Denise

      Desperately need some dress up clothes for church. Can we see more of your mall pictures? Could use the help.

    • Bianca

      I could really use a new dress.

    • sharon mann

      I love T.J. Maxx. I would love a pair of skinny jeans… do not own one…. not sure if it is even is style still!

    • Mary

      Ooooh I love Marshall’s. Though I’ve been trying so hard to be good I haven’t a clue what the trends are for Fall. I just googled Fall trends so that I’d have something to comment! ;) I’m still stumped. I’ll have to research it a bit, but I’m sure I could come up with something fabulous! :)

    • Rachel

      I’d love a trench coat in a good fall color.

    • Misty

      I would love a pair of comfortable, but trendy boots. I always get over whelmed at Marshall’s and T J Max, thanks for the tip.

    • neljo

      I love the ideal of window shopping and taking a pic. Great ideal!!!! I am at a lost about fashion and what’s in style.

      Thank You for all you do!!!!

    • I want a new pair of jeans. They’re a must. But then a trendy top or 2 wouldn’t hurt either. It’s been sooo long since I’ve bought clothes for myself!

    • Laura K

      I looked for some nice brown or black boots to go with skirts last fall and could never find any decent ones in my budget. I’m sure Marshalls or TJ Maxx could solve that problem. ;)

    • Tiffany

      I don’t know too much about fashion but I would love to have to coupon to help me build a better wardrobe.

    • Jeanne

      I would love a new dress to wear out on a date with my husband. Since having two girls I spend all of my money making them look cute. It would be nice to have something cute for me for once.

    • Hailey

      This is great. My wish would be for a great looking sweater in a nice fall color. Thanks Jenny.

    • mary Ann

      I love accessories but never want to spend the money for them. I would love to have some really cute, versatile accessories to jazz up the outfits I already have!

    • I love love love TJ and Marshalls! I’d love a new bag, something in a fall green or mustard yellow!

    • Denise

      New clothes? What is that? My kids get new clothes, sometimes, no wait, those came from a yard sale, . . . I would love anything!!!! Thank you.

    • Kathleen

      All I have is t-shirts and jeans…a cute jacket and shirt for fall would be fun!

    • Laura

      I would love anything new that fits this post baby body!

    • A cute pair of chocolate boots would be nice.

    • Malisa

      I would love to have something that makes me feel pretty and hides my problem areas.

    • Heather

      I’d love a new flippy or paneled skirt.

    • Lindsay Aquila

      I’m prego with my third. And about to pop any day now,
      I could really use some new clothes-Once the prego belly is gone.

    • I would love some cute brown boots, and a new jacket. ;-)

    • Nicole V

      I want a red peacoat!

    • Sarah

      What a great idea, I love shopping but since I have started couponing and saving money (which makes my husband happy) I can’t bring myself to spend the money I am saving for clothes. If I am going to spurge I would rather do it on my husband or daughter it is alot more fun. But as fall aproaches I could really use some new jeans or a nice outfit to wear to church; its been a while. Thanks Jenny for all your hard work.

    • Jennifer G

      I just want a flirty, modest shirt to wear on a fun date with my husband.

    • Tracy C

      I would love a great new pair of jeans, every pair I get are second hand from thrift stores.

    • Mary

      I’d love a new cozy bathrobe to curl up in while I cut my coupons on Sunday morning :)

    • Melanie

      Clueless! I would need to take a camera to the mall first. :)

    • Jenny P

      I just “retired” from my TJ Maxx job after fifteen years, to be a stay at home mom. It was a wonderful company to work for and I love, love, love shopping maxx and marshalls. Don’t forget that you can get jewelry (that always fits even after having a baby), or clothes for the kids. What about fall fashions for your home? They have some unique seasonal products for fall decorating. Oh, I miss seeing all those beautiful fall fashions arrive (insider tip: befriend a maxx associate and find out when their trucks arrive to get the best deals). What a great giveaway, you can go far with a maxx/marshalls gift card!

    • Ashley

      I would love a cute blouse or a new pair of jeans.

    • Mary

      I would like some skinny jeans, but my butt was not made for skinny jeans, I would settle for a pair of jeans that did not have the worn look.

    • Kim

      I will take anything I can get. I just had a baby, and I am desprete for clothes–trendy or otherwise.

    • I would love to have a shirt with the ruffles in the front(similar to the one in the photo that you took)!

    • Janet N

      I would love a tailored jacket. I am a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair and I really live the fact that short jackets are the current fashion. Must less alteration invovled.

    • Just some new jeans. It doesn’t take much to make me happy.

    • Denise

      I would love to have a comfortable pair of work shoes to wear in my classroom.

    • Beth

      I would love a new black skirt.

    • SHOES!!!!!!!!

    • Farrah

      I would just love something new! I’m clueless about fashion, because I’m always busy with my children. Homeschooling 3 and I just had a new baby. I think I would faint from the excitement of going shopping!!

    • priscilla

      i would LOVE a giftcard!! i am not a fashion expert and have no clue what piece i need for the fall, but i have 2 two year olds and a two month old, so i probably won’t need many pieces anyway :)

    • Megan

      I’d love a pair of dress pants with a cute pair of pumps! And i guess i’d need a shirt of some sort too!

    • Leslie P.

      I don’t know much about fashion, but I know what I like. That’s a great idea, to scope out what’s offered at the more high end shops and then buy them for a lot less! I would love to have a great new fall handbag, preferably nice leather!

    • Cassandra A

      I would love a orange leather handbag…I saw one at TJMaxx just today

    • Joy

      I would love a comfortable, flattering, no-iron blouse!

    • Krista

      I am starting graduate school and would love some professional clothes that are still young and fun, but are also comfortable when working with children. I am thinking basic tops in trendy colors.

    • Joni

      I have not bought new clothes for myself in so long. I can’t even remember the last time I went to a store to buy something for me to wear!! Baby clothes are so much cuter and cheaper!! I am not sure what I would buy for fall, but your idea about taking pictures at the mall sounds great. I will have to try that out when the kiddos are at school!!1

    • Amber

      Not a fashion expert but do love the tailored look…I am short so it’s hard to get clothes that come off looking “adult” would love to have a garment that is tailored and “grownup” :)

    • Shannon

      I would love a new blazer or jacket for the Fall!

    • Andrea

      I would love anything new for fall. I am starting Nutri System this week and I can’t wait to get healthier and back into my pre-baby clothes! A great pair of jeans or knee length skirt would be great!

    • kime

      I’d love to have any new clothes since I am so fashionably challenged!

    • angela

      Just a comfy pair of jeans!

    • Annamarie

      Unless I’m buying for my 9 year old daughter I’m so fashion stoopid it isn’t funny but I LOVE that red blouse in the top outfit!

    • Misty

      Sadly, I seem to no longer have a clue when it comes to what is in fashion right now. Like so many other moms, my clothing budget seems to go toward the kiddos ever-changing, always-growing-out-of-something, wardrobe! If I were afforded the luxury of buying something for myself, I would love a fall-colored sweater, and a pair of jeans that actually fit! :)

    • Kayleen

      I love the Jones New York blouse you found. After just having a baby a couple of weeks ago, I would love to get in to pretty much anything that isn’t maternity!

    • Im not going to lie. I have no fashion sense :( fall, winter, summer, spring fashion…….their all the same to me! LOL

    • Krystal

      I just need some new clothes and love to shop :)

    • Cindy

      I am very fashion-challenged, always have and probably always will.

    • molly

      I need some new pants!!!

    • Melissa

      I would love to get a jacket that is plaid or an awesome pair of shoes! :)

    • I’m afraid I fall into the fashion-challenged category too. The thing I’ve been trying to do lately is get more color into my wardrobe. I’ve been gravitating to dark browns, blacks, and navys, and I need COLOR!

    • Karen

      I turned 50 this year,and I feel old and frumpy. A nice new shirt and jacket would help me not be grumpy. lol I’m not a fashion expert at all, but I sure could use a new outfit. Thanks

    • Amanda S

      I have no idea or care for what’s in fashion. I just would love a deal on some new clothes that I like!

    • I would love new shirts! Ever since I had my baby 10 months ago, my “pre-pregnancy” shirts just don’t fit the same.

    • Wendy

      I’d love a flattering jean jacket.

    • Hmm, I’m pretty fashion challenged but I would love to get a pair of boots.

    • Cindy

      I’m a School Nurse. So, I would love to have a new fall scrub top!

    • Chrissys

      Jenny, I would love a chance to update my clothes, I haven’t shopped for them in over 10 years. Yes, I am so out of date.

    • Kendra B

      I would love to have cute jeans for my booty, not mom jeans!

    • The boyfriend Jacket or anything Plaid!

    • I would love to find a great denim or khaky jacket to wear for fall..

    • Jessica

      MATERNITY! Considering that my maternity clothes are all summer, I’d love to buy a winter outfit that will fit my increasing size! (Baby #2 due Feb 4th!!)

    • I am really into ballet flats right now and TJ Maxx always has cute shoes!

    • gina moser

      i know nothing of this thing we call fashion. lucky for me, i have 3 daughters, ages 23, 21, and 14 to help me from being too frumpy when i walk out the door!!
      thanks for all you do, jenny!!

    • Skye

      I do not follow the trends so I have no idea what is in right now but new casual tops would be great!

    • Susan

      I just buy what is comfortable for me and I can always find great deals at TJ Maxx.

    • Keri

      A really cool scarf…

    • JEB

      some cute new metallic ballerina type flats

    • Michelle

      I haven’t been to the mall to see what’s in fashion, but if I win the gift card, I will try what you did and see what’s out there! :)

    • Christine

      Momma needs a new purse! I’d love to check out what deal I could find. Of course, it would need to be stylish, but have some good organization for any coupons I need to stuff in there and carry around. :)

    • Rebecca

      I would like a pair of skinny jeans that actually look good on me!

    • Beth

      I would love to get some Ralph Lauren shirts for my sons!

    • A new pair of boots, but boots that can easily transition into winter.

    • Meg

      I would really love a new and stylish diaper bag to carry this fall!! And TJ Maxx always has some really cute ones!! It is too crazy for me to carry a purse and a diaper bag so I stick to carrying the diaper bag. I would either loose a child or loose my purse! :)Not too fashionable though. Thanks!!

    • Andrea B.

      I’d love to look for something fashionable – I have no idea what it might be! I can always use a new pair of jeans that fit well.

    • Roxolana

      I would like to have some current interview clothing!

    • Kamie

      I would LOVE to have a pair of this seasons newest tights. They have designs on them and come in a wide array of colors. Also, a wide belt to wear with my sweaters. Thanks!!!

    • Kandrea

      I desperately need a few new blouses/tops for fall and winter!

    • Arissa

      I would just love to have something other than maternity clothes. lol

    • tricia young

      I’d love a cute fall jacket…especially after looking at your great deals!

    • rossi

      blue jeans & a tailored jacket!!!

    • jaxfalls

      Hello! I would love some cute tops that would look great at work as well as some better fitting pants! With the free gift card, I could afford to have my clothes tailored as I can never quite fit in them!

    • Kelly

      I would love to find an outfit like the one on page 33 of the August All You magazine: the cute purple ruffled sweater with the tartan plaid A-line skirt with embroidered flowers, minus the 3 inch Mary Janes, I have to chase a 2 year old around all day!:)

    • Heather

      I adore TJ Maxx! I want a dress or skirt. I love feeling feminine. I also need black flat dressy shoes.

    • I would love to find either a new winter coat or maybe even a comfy pair of new jeans. Thanks for the contest!

    • Kathy

      I love TJ Maxx too! I would love a new pair of brown super-low boots. I’ve had mine for close to 10 years and they are falling apart!

    • megan c

      i have no idea but i would love to win a free way of finding it!!! thanks and great job on this site!!!!

    • toney

      Anything new to wear to work would be nice! :) (I can’t believe the # of comments!)

    • Heather

      Wow, what great finds. I’d love one of those cute tailored jackets.

    • lisa

      i would love a new trendy jacket, since i’ve lost weight and my old ones do not fit anymore!

    • Lorie

      OMG, that is such a cooool idea! I have always had in the back of my mind to make a mental note of the higher priced clothes and try to copy them at the less expensive stores, but I didn’t think if just taking a picture. It’s always the simplest things that people do to solve a problem that make you think “Why didn’t I think of that?”! Thanks so much for all you do!

    • Christie

      I have never shopped at TJ Maxx or Marshalls, so I would love to try these stores out and see what fall fashions I could find for less than pricy dept. stores.

    • Rebecca

      Loved to see you outline the savings — I’m a true Marshall’s believer! I would LOVE a cute jacket and some new dress boots.

    • I have no idea what the current trends are! But I’d love to find out!

    • C.w.

      I don’t stay up with what’s in style, but I love classic and feminine styles.

    • I have no idea but I would love to try!!!

    • Tanya Reber

      I would love to have a nice pair of khaki pants.

    • Elizabeth Austin

      Being pregnant for three years in a row, my wardrobe is pretty bad. mostly maternity or worn pants and tops. I would love to have some new swing tops to go with cute jeans. I can always find something in tjmaxx or marshalls.

    • Stacy

      What a great idea! I’d love to have a cute jacket like one of the ones you found!

    • Sasha

      I would like a fall dress, but I’m not sure what’s in style.

    • Stephanie

      I would LOVE a cute tailored jacket like the ones you bought. Great to wear with jeans, khakis, skirts, anything!

    • TJMaxx and Marshalls are two of my favorite stores! New fall pants would be nice.

    • Jenny

      A great pair of casual brown leather boots would be great for this fall. As a new mom, I am working on my “mommy” wardrobe…trying to still look “cute”, but without the high heels of my past office life! We love Marshalls and TJ Maxx!!!

    • Angie

      I would love a pair of black boots for the fall and winter.

    • I would love a pair of jeans that make me look great.

    • Sarah

      Would love a new outfit for my after pregnacy weight loss!

    • Hope

      I would love, love, love a rockin’ pair of black boots for fall – oh and a plum ruffle blouse with a black pencil skirt! :-D

    • Jen

      I am a new mom who does not want lose her since of style- I also own my own photography business and have to look put together and stylish for my clients- Marshall’s and TJ Maxx are so awesome about carrying very stylish pieces that are great quality as well. I would love a lightweight belted jacket for the fall that would be versatile with many outfits or a pair of great boots that would last for years to come. I am a pro TJ Maxx shopper and would make you proud with that $25 gift card!

    • Laura

      I have to be honest, I don’t much about fashion. I can’t tell you how many episodes of TLC’s ‘What Not To Wear’ I’ve watched and still feel completely lost. I do know though that since moving to the south all of my northern winter jackets just won’t due. I’ve been looking for a tailored fitted jacket, similar to the ones above, that could work with several types of outfits and I have yet to find one within my price range. I’ll be looking into Marshall’s and T.J. Maxx now, regardless of if I am chosen. Thank you for giving us the opportunity though! <3

    • Crystal

      I like your tailored jacket idea but I would probably end up with an outfit for my daughter lol

    • Carole

      yep – that would be me: no idea of what’s in style, but I love your window shopping expedition!!

    • Monique

      I think I’d copy your idea and look for something stylish like what is offered at the mall for much more!

    • Dixie

      I have zilch fashion sense, but I do like to try to look nice but still be comfortable. I think Kohl’s has great deals and coupons, and I seem to mostly get gift cards to there, so of course there I go. But I guess what I’ll be looking for this fall is maternity clothes for the winter. I won’t buy much, but I’ll need some, and I’d even be willing to brave TJ Maxx or Marshalls (they usually overwhelm me!).

    • Sabrina

      What a great idea! I should really try doing something like that since I find it pretty difficult to put outfits together using my own imagination. I usually try some clothes on at TJ Maxx, hate what I picked out and end up buying my daughters something from the children section :-)

    • Sabrina

      Oops…forgot to say I need a new pair of good-fitting jeans. I still have some post preggo weight to lose and I want to feel comfortable!

    • Susan

      Need a new pair of black flats (dog ate mine), but would love a new pocketbook.

    • Deb

      I would love to be able to purchase a new dress for church!!! I love, love, love me some TJ Maxx & Marshall’s!

    • Kristi

      Cute shaw or throw

    • Maria

      I am so not into fashion. I wear what’s comfortable, but looks good on me. But Marshall’s and TJ Maxx are great places to find awesome clearance deals along with wonderful shoes!

      The one thing that I have been really looking for lately is a new purse. Been carrying around the diaper bag for more than 2 years now and I’m ready for a downsize!

    • Heidi

      I LOVE TJ Maxx. I love that you can get American Eagle clothing there for nearly nothing. I need a new fall jacket. Something cute and fitted. ps. love your site!

    • Teresa-QOCD

      Nice outfits Jenny. I wuld like to purchase a new pair of jeans to wear when I ride my Harley!

    • Ann

      I’m thinking a new sweater would be nice.

    • Julie

      I would love some new jeans and a new top in a fall color.

    • srtasa

      i could really use a new sweather or a new all purpose jacket.

    • Jessica

      I would love a new fall purse! You know one of those things I carried around before it was replace by that “styling” diaper bag I seem to carry around everywhere I go. Yes…a real purse would be great!

    • I would love a pair of boots for the fall!

    • Mary Whitney

      I would love to have some cute flats to wear with skinny jeans.

    • I used to really love fashion but since becoming a mother of two, I don’t keep up with fashion anymore…it would be fun to have a gift card to spend on something for me at TJ Maxx or Marshalls!

    • Amanda Smith

      I am pinching pennies for a 10 day trip to the Northeast as a chaperone on my brother’s senior trip. No way will the budget include new clothes so I would love a gift card to either for a cute new pair of boots!!!

    • Melissa

      I would love a cute ORANGE outfit for a Clemson Game! Go TIGERS!

    • I would love a fun pair of heels for Fall to dress up jeans.

    • Mina

      One of the first impressions that anyone probably ever has of me is that I ignore fashion. As long as something is comfy and suitable for the weather, I’m content. I wear mostly hand-me-ups from my kids, or my faves that I’ve had since the 80’s. I’d like some really warm new socks and some tight stretch pants to wear as an under layer for winter the most.

      I’d lean more toward slacks and a shirt for my hubby instead of something for me. His are all pretty well worn, and I’d like to see him spiff up his work clothes.

    • Megan

      I live in seaters; i would like a cute jacket to change things up. Even a cute pair of boots to change up work wardrobe. I’m only 18 & engaged – clothes are not at the top of my purcase list. So my wardrobe currently is horrid. :)

      Tj Maxx is amazing – never been to marshalls … i guess i should start. :)

    • M. BARBARE

      I would love a good fitting pair of jeans and nice light jacket to match!

    • Angela, in Summerville, SC

      Cute belted wrap dress for me–in a trendy fall color, of course!

    • Victoria

      What a wonderful way to spend a “girls day out”…checking out the newest styles, then comparison shopping for the best deals at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls. You did great! The one fall item I would enjoy the most would be a new purse (mine has seen a few seasons). Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win a gift card to splurge on something new.

    • Being a mom of 4 small children, I would love a chance to get myself something. I would really need to take a camera along so I could window shop. At anytime you see me, I am wearing the same ole’ clothes (Charlie Brown) and there is never anything “new” in the wardobe. I would not even know where to start!!!! I might want to hit the gym first (to lose some extra unwanted baby pounds) before hitting the mall on my way to TJ Maxx or Marshall’s. Hey, I am getting excited about this… I hope you pick me!!!!!

    • Taylor

      I would love a pair of Old Gringo Boots!

    • Julie Crabb

      have no idea about fashion, but I LOVE TJMaxx and Marshalls!

    • Laura

      Wow! I would love a new pair of pants – great idea for a fun outting!

    • Melinda

      I would love a new pair of “stylish” jeans. All of my jeans are old and faded. I love shopping at Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Great value!

    • lauren

      i need some new brown boots!

    • Amy

      I really need some new tops for fall that will go with basic black or brown pants.

    • Maggie

      I’d love a new tailored jacket. You can never have enough!!

    • Teri

      I would love one of those beautiful fall-colored scarves that seem to be so in style these days!!

    • Annette

      I love new dresses and new sweaters! So easy and quick to get ready in the morning with these items!

    • Catherine

      What a fun idea Jenny! Can’t wait to try this!

      I would love to pick out a fun, bright colored purse! Something big and eyecatching, with plenty of room to carry all of my coupons! :)

    • Kim

      I would love to buy one of those fun and frilly ruffle shirts. I remember those from High School….guess everything does come back around!

    • Angela

      I would love some new dress clothes that are more flattering to my postpartum figure!

    • I would really like to have a nice fall-colored handbag, such as a dark plum or an olive green.

    • amy

      I would love a cute dress/top to wear over leggins..(by the way I found the leggins on clearance for less than $5.00) Also, a new pair of jeans are a staple for me! Thanks Jenny!

    • Jane

      Brown boots

    • Teri

      I love TJ Maxx and Marshalls! I also like to get perfume there when it is on sale… I’d probably buy some boots as I’ve been wearing the same pair for about 5 years now.

    • Terrica

      I would love to find a good pair of jeans for the fall at T.J.Max!!!

    • Dy

      I am so out of touch with fashion….LOL….I could use a little help…..thanks for your inspiration…even though I am a grandma, I want to look fashionable!!

    • Tracy

      A great mom outfit – one that is comfy and doesn’t make me look like I don’t care how I look…

    • Kristi

      I want a sassy fall coat and a dangerously short skirt, to go with my dangerously tall boots. Just because I’m a mom of two doesn’t mean I can’t look fabulous!

    • Jennifer

      Girl, you are too good. You amaze me! I am a mom of 4 beautiful children with little time or money for shopping, except you have helped us to have a little more money lately. I would so love anything new to wear for the fall. Sweater, one of those great jackets, boots, any of those would be fabulous. Thanks for this opportunity!!!

    • Tracy

      a great pair of jeans and a tailored jacket

    • A great jacket or a nice versatile dress.

    • Michelle

      I would love a great pair of jean. They are my most favorite clothing item and you can do so much with them. They are so versatile for a busy mom and can be dressed up for a much needed date. If I feel good in them, they can just make my day!

    • Jaime

      I would love anything that fits this post baby body correctly!! Just had my third baby and it’s a little harder getting the pounds off this time!! I could use just about anything I can wear everyday…jeans, nice tops, a nice tailored jacket (I love that layered look in the pics). Thanks so much for your wonderful site, Jenny!!

    • Cat

      A nice pair of boots.

    • MONICA G

      I would love a new pair of boots! Been wanting these for 3 years! Not to mention, I could use some new church clothes! Thanks!

    • Suzanne

      I would love a new pair of boots for fall!

    • Tonya

      I would like a new pair of boots and a new sweater.

    • Maggie

      Ok clueless! I use to work in the business world but haven’t for 4 years so no clue! Great job on your outfit for under $50 though I have always loved TJ Maxx and Marshalls!!

    • Maggie

      I follow via email love your site!

    • Tammy

      I’d love a nice new pair of jeans and a jacket.

    • Cat

      What a fun post!

      I’d love a nice corduroy jacket!

    • I would like a new everyday casual outfit.

    • I would love a new jacket and a new pair of cords.

    • Marlene

      i like the idea of finding an outfit you like and then a lower priced version. i would love love love a new handbag.

    • Julia

      I would love to have a pair of boots to wear with skirts and jeans!

    • janice

      I had a baby in June. I’m still trying to get my weight off. So, I’m very limited in clothing right now. I would love anything at this point to get me out of my black capri work out pants!!!!

    • Amy

      I would love something simple and stylish. Maybe some nice jeans and a jacket so I can mix and match.

    • Joy

      I’d like a fashionable pair of jeans…that compliment my shape! I’m fashion illiterate! I haven’t clothes shopped for myself in about 3 years due to babies: weight on…weight off…weight on…etc! You get the picture. Now that we’re all done with the family expansion, I’m excited about the possibility of having a mini-shopping spree for ME! On sale, of course!

      The camera/photo idea was great! I’d have to do something like that to even find my way to fashion. Thanks for sharing.

    • Rachel

      I would love to have a great mix and match fall wardrobe. So one piece is hard for me to pick out. I think I’d have to pick some great fitting pants and blue jeans.

    • April

      Hey Jenny! First, I LOVE both of your new outfits! Second, the one fall item I would love to have is a great wear-with-anything jacket. Something similar to the ones you have in your new outfits! I had one that I adored! But after having a baby last year, it no longer fits “just right”. BUT, I am keeping it and hoping it fits in the future. ;) but after leaving CVS with $40 worth of stuff for less than $2, I can’t bring myself to buy a new jacket. Thanks Jenny for all you do! You have helped my family more than you will ever know!

    • Cindy

      I would love to get some new work clothes for fall.

    • Robin

      I saw a bright swirly colored tunic style top paired with gray pants in the September issue of All You that I loved. Tunics are so slimming and the colors were so bright and cheerful for fall. The outfit was paired with some great accessories. I would love to try to find similar items at TJ Max or Marshalls.

    • Migdalia

      I’m in desperate need of new jeans. I’m not a big trend follower but a good pair of jeans is a must in any closet. I’ve had some issues with weight since my wedding and haven’t been able to afford splurging on a new pair of jeans.

    • Okay….once again you’ve come up with an awesome idea I would have never thought of!! LOVE the idea of window shopping for trends and then recreating for a FRACTION of the price. I would like to have a great “go to” outfit. One that works for work and play. A clasic look made a little funky with some cool accessories. Don’t know how else to describe it, since I’m not a “fashionista” at heart. But would like to try to be!! Thanks for the opportunity.

    • Marti

      I would love to have a couple pairs of ballet flats and maybe a new pair of jeans!

    • I would LOVE one of the high waist dresses that look like a blouse, skirt and belt but are attached. :)

    • Caitlin

      I would love a new fall dress and a pair of new jeans! I’m preggo with my first and this fall is going to require some new clothes as I go from month 4 to month 8!

    • Lisa W

      I love TJ Maxx and Marshalls. I am on a major diet, and my clothes are becoming too big. Yeah! I am going to need key basic items, but I don’t want to spend much money since hopefully I will keep losing weight. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    • You are amazing! I would love a fall-colored scarf to accessorize some of my outfits in a new and exciting way… Small additions can make a big difference!

    • I have my son’s wedding and my 25th year reunion all in a two month time frame. I would love to have some new fashion do’s not don’t.

    • Alison Gurley

      Wow! I would love to have a jacket like one of the ones you bought :)

    • Lindsay

      What an awesome challenge. I’d love to have a TJMax card…we’re fortunate to have the homestore in ours also. I got some great home furnishings when we moved!

    • I just purchased a colored jacket to wear with jeans from TJMaxx, but I was on the lookout for a khaki one to begin with – still on the search! Thanks for the opportunity to post!

    • Susan Hackney

      I would love some new tops for fall and a new purse. My kids and I love TJ Max!

    • I absolutely love the idea of taking the pictures. I’ve looked in catalogs but never thought of window displays. What a great idea! I wear everything I love until it falls apart at the seams. I’m down to a couple of pants that I really like so I need new ones — especially with fall coming. Some fall colors would be great!

      Thanks for the chance to win.

    • Suzie

      I have survived Cancer this year, had a baby survive 3 surgeries and 8 hospital stays this past year, and have been in and out of maternity clothes since 2003. I would LOVE a new out fit. I have no idea about styles, but your “picture” idea sounds great.

    • Sharon

      I would love to have any trendy outfit! I have a 17 year old daughter and a 21 year old son. I have always and still do make sure they have the “in” clothes and never buy anything for myself! I love the way you put the outfits together. Could I do this?

    • Kim

      I really could use a new pair of great-fitting jeans!

    • Mary

      I can’t believe how closely you matched the designer outfits! Good work! This fall, I would be thrilled to be able to purchase some cute fall leather boots.

    • Jen

      I would love anything other than a t-shirt and comfy shorts!! A tailored jacket, come jeans that fit good! Thanks for all you do!

    • Sarah

      Thank you for the great idea about shopping for in-style things – never would have thought of that – but think I’ll copy your idea! Thank you for your site, it is simply a huge blessing!!! I think I’d like to find one of those jackets you found they’re super cute. Thanks, Jenny!

    • Dawn

      Every year I say I’m going to buy a nice jacket, and either I never find just the right one or I can’t catch it on sale at a good price. So I most likely would want to get a nice jacket and maybe a low heel boot to go with it.

    • Melanie

      a pair if jeans that fit and look good and don’t cost $100 a pair! Don’t forget about Ross–they have some awesome deals, too!

    • I would like a new pair of pants and a nice jacket.

    • Jennifer

      I love this idea! I am going to grab a couple of other mommies I know who need a “makeover” and try this. My seasonal item: black boots. I’d love to wear them either with pants or skirts. A good pair would be comfy and multipurpose but affordable. I’ve been looking for these for a couple of years and waiting…. Thanks for all you do. It really makes a difference in my home.

    • Jennifer

      I am not a really a fashion trend type I usually buy what is super cheap but that Jacket is so cute. I also like the new length of the dress shirts. I would love to get a gift card. Thanks again for all you do.

    • I would love to get into the whole scarf thing.

    • susie

      tJ Max is one of my favorite places to shop for savings on clothes. I’m a single mom of a teenage boy and getting namebrand clothes for him at a fraction of the cost is awesome!
      I would love a new bulky sweater for football games for myself and maybe some new jeans!

    • Joy

      I would love to find a new scarf! It can really be that pop of color against the normal dark colors of winter!

    • mel

      love tj maxx and marshalls, new boots are always fun!

    • I would love a cropped blazer/jacket for this fall. It is really flattering and great for work or football games!

    • Melanie H.

      A pair of cool boots and jeans would be fabulous! Just thinking about it makes me want to go shopping…

    • since I’m six months pregnant, I’d like to find a pullover sweater that would take the place of a fitted jacket in my wardrobe.

    • Dionne

      Would love anything animal print!!

    • Anita

      I think a fitted jacket would be awesome!

    • Sandra

      I would love a new purse for fall. Something big enough to hold my coupons!

    • I definitely need a new awesome pair of jeans. I’m 5’ll and it’s hard to find jeans long enough to fit me. The ones I have are old, faded and short! HELP!!

    • Lindsey

      As a FTM and SAHM, I don’t normally spend on me- my 3 month old and hubby come first! I would love to get some NON maternity clothes in my new mommy size. I lost weight before I got preggy so I got rid of most of my fat clothes. But now I’m a couple sizes bigger than the fat pants! So I’d love to get a new cute mommy outfit for the fall!

    • Patti

      Wow! This is amazing! I love the idea of pictures to work off of. This fall I’d love a pair of the ankle boots that have come back into style. No little ones at home anymore encourages me to get out of the sweat suits and back into “big girl” clothes!

    • Amy C-

      Hey- I LOVE this idea. I am TERRIBLE at shopping and too cheap to buy cute clothes usually- I have found inspiration, thank you! I could DEFINITELY use a great pair of jeans or a couple cute tops- also need walking/running shoes, oh the list goes on and on! :D Thanks for your creativity and sharing.

    • Jennifer

      I would love a new pair of boots for the Fall! TJ Maxx is one of my favorite places to shop :)

    • Lindsay

      I would love to have a light weight demin jacket..something that would go great with anything whether a skirt, khakis or jeans.

    • Christy

      I would love an outfit of a fitted jacket that is completely versitle with a scarf to match to use as a fashion belt…

    • Diane

      I am in need of new jeans – but I always let my daughter help me pick them out as she has the eye for fashion. And Marshalls is our favorite place to shop.

    • Amy

      I’d have to say that I don’t know a ton about fashion. I bought a tailored jacket last year and loved it, so I would love to buy another one this year too!

    • Jill

      I would love to have a great pair of knee boots to pair with a cute skirt or skinny jeans!

    • Colleen

      To be honest, I would just love to have something new! It’s been a while since I have shopped just for me!

    • Jennifer

      I’m TERRIBLE at putting outfits together, so I will definitely be trying out your window shopping idea. And what a better way to try it than with a free gift card!! I could use some cute tops that will dress up my nicer jeans, since I just started a new job where I can wear jeans most any day of the week as long as I’m still on the ‘dressy’ side.

    • Amy D

      I want a jacket!! =) I’m just way too cheap, I gotta fix that! =]

    • Rebecca

      I would love to find a good sturdy cute pair of levi’s. :)

    • Lorrie

      I love TJ Maxx! I don’t get to shop much b/c I have 3 kids (who don’t enjoy sitting in a buggy while I look at clothes)! I love your outfit too….I am the same way when I try to look trendy, I just look silly :)

    • Chantel

      I would love a new cute sweater and a pair of jeans.

    • I am in desperate need of some new tops!! I was trying to pull together an outfit last night and it just dawned on me that I HAVE to go shopping!! Some dress pants too and maybe some boots. I haven’t had any boots in a long time but have found I am desiring some for this year!! LOL!! I loved the outfit that you pulled together.

    • mandie

      I would love to have a jacket and jeans! Thanks

    • Monica

      I’d love some boots and a tailored jacket. I like your finds! Thanks for all your help for a newbie couponer! My husband, kids and budget thank you too!

    • Paula

      I would love something cute and stylish and totally different from the teacher/ not hip mom look I always seem to have.

    • Kim

      I would love some great sweaters for this fall, and also a cute tailored jacket would be awesome! That and some jeans that actually FIT me, ugh! Thanks so much Jenny!!!

    • Lori

      I would just love a new pair of pants that actually fit. Thanks for all you do! I love your site.

    • Hope

      I would love to find some cute new tops to mix and match with “basics” in my closet :).

    • Elaine

      Thanks for another great offer. I have no clue @ fashion, but I’d love a shirt or 2 that is not a t-shirt and not stained from kids and working on the house!!! I do like Marshalls – we have a Marshalls Home Store near us and they have great home and decorating stuff there too!

    • Marietta

      So I’m a newbie to using coupons but love it so far. I would love some new jeans and a jacket.

    • amy

      I’d love a new pair of cute jeans.

    • Faith

      I would love a new pair of Black pants for work. I were the same thing over and over and would love a new pair. I enjoy saving money and haven’t been to Marshalls in a long time thinks for reminding me of them.

    • April

      I’d like to get some brown boots.

    • Melody Carpenter

      I have no idea what the lastest trends are but I could really use a new pair of jeans! Thank you.

    • ASW

      Fabulous brown knee high boots!

    • Anna

      I would love a new trendy jacket

    • Heidi Stearns

      I would love to have a new pair of short black leather boots!

    • Sue

      Some cute but dressy brown shoes or boots would be on the to of my wish list.

    • Norma

      I really want a fabulous new bag. I’ve been searching websites trying to figure out what the new look is as well as something that would work with my lifestyle. My youngest just went to Kindergarden so I feel like it’s time for me to graduated from the “pre-school mom tote” and move into something a little more sophisticated and possibly a bit smaller… since I’m no longer toting animal crackers and capri suns all day.

      I loved this post BTW. I’ve always wanted to do exactly what you just did. A few years ago I found out I was no longer going to be able to telecommute to work, so I had to go get some dress clothes and FAST. I hit TJ Maxx and found this wonderfully fitted velvet jacket. I loved it. I wore it to work and three weeks later read in a paper how the black velvet jacket was the season’s must have. LOVE being in style AND within budget!!!

    • Kym

      I still get compliments on my “hip” jeans I got at TJ MAXX for $19.00 4 years ago! I love them! David and I love to go on our dates and walk through the back and look at all the cool housewares and kitchen gadgets. I would love to get a new pair of jeans that are a little heavier weight, since it is a lot cooler here in the winter! Thanks for the plug and I am glad you had fun. My girls love going to the mall with the coupon mama…even their friends enjoy it!

    • Jenn M

      Like you mentioned, I would love a tailored jacket. I can dress it up or down so its so versatile.

    • Kristen P

      My “really want” items this fall are a denim pencil skirt and a pair of flat boots to transition my skirts and dresses into fall and winter weather.
      i love your idea of snapping photos of the mall displays for future reference, I often forget what it was that I specifically liked about an outfit.

    • I would love to have a “body shaping” jacket in a not so boring color – no black or brown!

    • Kim

      My fall want is brown shoes.

    • Joy

      I usually TRY to look like I know what is going on but in reality I have no clue:)

      my biggy is jeans and some cool new shoes. I have a Plato’s Closet in my town and they usually have the super $$$ jeans for a good deal so I will be checking them out soon.

    • Nikki

      Maybe a pair of jeans that actually fit!

    • Karlie

      I would love to find some trendy pregnant shirts that would look cute in the fall!

    • Sarah

      I would just love to get out and go shopping! I’d love to find some nice boot cut jeans and some nice tops that look good w/ jeans and also pair well with a skirt for Sunday’s! :-)

    • Laura

      I’d love a jacket like you found as well. They give such a polished, stylish look to an outfit!

    • I LOVE jackets and those 2 you found are SUPER CUTE!!!

    • Jennifer

      I would love a big expensive purse.

    • I would love a great new pair of jeans! New boots would be great too!!

    • April

      OH! Send that gift certificate my way. I’d love to have some new jeans and cute jacket!!

    • Yvonne

      I would love a new skirt and maybe a new sweater!

    • Lisa H

      I just moved out west and I can’t wait to accessorize with warm, fuzzy and colorful scarves!

    • Cre

      We discovered last year that when we moved, we lost my entire box of sweaters! YIKES! So, I’d buy sweaters for the winter to fill my meager collection of goodwill ones!

      But, I’ll confess….I LOVE TJ Maxx for home items too! Hard to choose….

    • Jessica

      I’m finally back to prepregnancy and would love anything new that fits! Love the site….thanks!

    • Kristin

      I’m thinking I might have to buy something in the bright blue I’m seeing on stars and in mags everywhere!

    • Jennie

      I would love a trendy jacket. Just something to make a mommy feel a little bit dressed up.

    • mollie

      what a great idea!! I would love a winter coat that is not so bulky and boring!! I am not nearly stylish enough to figure out how to pull off a pea coat or something like that!!

    • Sheryl

      I’d love a fall skirt/dress!

    • I love fall clothes…..would love to have one of those jackets!

    • Angie

      What a cool deal! I’m looking for layered look sweaters. The kind that looks like you’re wearing a white button down shirt underneath.

    • Charmaine Jerman

      I need a great pair of FLATTERING jeans….I’ve done my research (thanks Oprah) and I know they have to be dark in color, no pockets (they make your tushie look bigger), and not too tight down the legs. I’m ready to shop!

    • I would love some new fashionable jeans…instead of my mom ones! Or some fun, durable, in-fashion, easy to slip on boots that would go with everything…is that asking too much?! :-)

    • I would love some cute new boots!

    • Julie

      Since having my fourth child last summer I’ve lost 20 pounds and could really use a pair of stylish jeans that fit!

    • Amy

      Jeans for me!

    • Rebecca

      I want the perfect pair of jeans!

    • Suzanne

      A jacket would be great. Things are tight right now so anything new is a treat.

    • Amy

      Anything that is fun yet flattering!

    • louise

      I’d also love the perfect pair of boot cut jeans!

    • Bethany

      I would love a nice tailored jacket – something that could be dressed up a little or worn more casual.
      Thanks so much for all you do for all of us, and thanks for the chance to win something so fun!

    • love that you did this! as an image consultant, i take clients to these two stores all the time! i am on the lookout for a long cardigan…a must have for fall! http://fashionistasjournal.blogspot.com/

    • Shelly

      I would love to have one of those tunics and leggings. Saw it in JC Penney Yesterday, but of course I never buy anything there unless it’s super on sale (usually means out of season and out of my size):(

      TJ max and Marshall’s are my kind of places!

    • jessica

      I would love to get some new black boot for the fall and winter.

    • surfergal

      As a stay at home mom I spend most of my clothing $ on two growing baby girls. From time to time I’ll get a “trendy” tee from Target (if it is under $8),needless to say my wardrobe is lacking! I would probably spend the money on a bunch of nice undies since that is the most neglected part of my nonexistent fashion repitore.

    • Ronda

      I would like a nice jacket that I could mix with dressy and casual clothes.

    • Beth

      I’d love some new boots!

    • Megan

      Great shopping idea! I’d like a new pair of stylish and comfortable brown boots for the cooler weather :)

    • Denise

      I would love to buy a new dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Shauna

      I am now 42 weeks pregnant and have stopped buying even thrift store clothes a month ago expecting our baby to come any day. I have definitely felt the need to get out there and get some nicer clothes but wanted to wait until I could buy something that will fit for more than a few weeks :P

      As for fall clothing options I would have to go with some tops that worked well with breast feeding, possibly button down shirts that I can layer. I am going to need those very soon!

    • Pheona

      Ok…This is great! I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’d love a pair of “Skinny” jeans! LOL. At 37, a girl’s gotta do what girls gotta do. NY&Company has them at $46.95/pair – definitely not in my budget. The new, “IN” long shirts, that look like dresses are worn with them. I’d love that type outfit for the fall. I already have the boots from last year. :-)

    • Laura N.

      I would love to have a nice sweater and some dark wash jeans to wear this fall/winter. Even if it’s only to the grocery store, I like to look fashionable. After having a baby last year, the clothes I had last winter no longer fit, but yet I haven’t reached the pre-pregnancy weight yet either. With money tighter than it’s ever been, you don’t know how much a $25 gift card would come in handy, especially when you have 3 kids to buy for also. Hey…at least my boots still fit. :)

    • jess

      I am vertically challenged and live in Southern Florida………..and my dauhter just turned 1 on sunday…….sooooooo, i’m no sure what “fall” item I would buy……….I would just be thankful to have a gift card all to myself…….the last item I bought was myself 5 nursing bras……….oh and i’m still nursing……..evidently my daughter thinks there is magic in my shirt!
      Thank you for all you do………i’ve never been so excited to grocery shp!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tricia

      I would love some new boots.

    • Allison

      Great job on your shopping excursion! I don’t know much about fall fashin trends. I just know that I will be staying very far away from the jeans I see these days that are really really ummm…tight. Fashion experts probably use a different word, but whatever, they’re not for me! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

    • Tarrah R.

      I have never had a pair of REAL skinny Jeans; I’d love to try them!

    • I would love one of three things: dark washed jean, absolutely adorable shoes, or a new jacket.

    • Lisa

      I don’t know how you will chose 2 out of (so far) 736 entries, but I would love a nice leather handbag in an autumnal brown or red. Something simple and sophisticated. My husband and I both LOVE TJ Maxx!

    • jenny g

      I want a new cool pair of tall black boots. I’ve had my old ones for ten years and the heels are totally falling apart.

    • Between the dog slobber and the baby drool, I don’t have a thing in my closet that is presentable! I’d die for a nice long-sleeve top and a fall skirt! :) And I LOVE TJMaxx.

    • Kristie F.

      I would love to have a nice new pair of jeans and a cute sweater. I love your idea about window shopping and trying to find similiar clothing items at a lower price! I love bargains!! THANKS!

    • Sandy Ague

      I would love to have one of those new frilly cardigans to wear with jeans. I’m saving so much in groceries but I still hate to shop for clothes. I wish we had a website like Southern Savers to help the fashion degenerates of the world.

    • Pam

      Would enjoy a new pair of pants~

    • oh man, probably some dressy tops. I have one, lol.

    • Sandy

      Would LOVE a new “Kathy Van Zeeland” purse!

    • Mandi

      A new jacket!

    • Jamie

      I love the cute jackets and their fall bags!

    • Andrea

      A very nice sweater

    • james

      Well, uh, I’m like, a guy, and I have no fashion sense whatsoever, but I think what you did was absolute genius, and I will attempt to for my own wardrobe. I am totally into this couponing thing, and have saved incredible amounts of $ for me and my grown children. Thanks for your great work.

    • Amy D

      I would love to get a new pair of boots!

    • Chantelle

      I would so love a new purse, but would probably buy new jeans as they are much more practical and since one of my pairs is almost worn through on the knees, they are much needed!

    • Kathryn

      I need jeans!!! I had a baby earlier this year and have not had a chance to get a decent pair of fitted jeans. The one and only pair that fits right now are one size too big. I can take them off without even unbuttoning. Ugh….

    • I really need a new winter jacket. Took my kids there for new clothing for school. they loved them and feel like they in style this year. thank you

    • Kristie

      I would love to have a nice pair of jeans that fit nicely. After having 4 children, I feel like my body is not the same and I am ok with that. So rather than be upset about it, I would rather find something to accent what I have.

    • Jennifer N

      I would love a good, classic fall jacket!

    • Nichole in GA

      I would like a nice jacket that I could wear with a dress or dressy outfit. Most of my jackets don’t compliment dressy attire. My family just started a new budget so I’m really limited to my clothing expenses. I have two pre-teen girls who have to share my clothing budget.

      Thanks Jenny!

    • Allison

      JEANS! Dark denim. =)

    • Michele

      I’m looking to find a nice, work appropriate dress in a bright, bold color.

    • Bethany

      I would try to find a jacket with sleeves that are long enough! Those are hard to find for me; they always cost more, and I am a cheapskate, LOL. Or I might cave and get a super soft sweater. I’m a big fan of those. =o)

    • Tracey Stapleton

      I would love to get a new tailored jacket like the one you bought!! :)

    • Carmen

      I would love some new tops and a light weight scarf.

    • I would love a new handbag!! Love Marshalls and TJ Maxx!!

    • Ciel

      I’d love either a lovely pair of dark jeans or a fitted jacket in a neutral color. (or both… )

    • I would love to have some skinny jeans, but when you are a 14/16, they just aren’t that cute!

    • Little Amy

      I would like a blouse or sweater in a warm autumn inspired dark orange shade.

    • Carolyn

      I would love have a new pair of cool boots.

    • Lana

      I would love a cute new jacket to update all the old stuff in my closet.

    • CindyLouWho

      I would really love a tailored jacket or perhaps some chocolate brown slacks! :)

    • Lori

      I would love to have a nice pair of stylish boots. Thanks so much.

    • stacy

      i would Love to add a splash of color to some already existing pieces in my closet by simply adding a bold, colorful handbag. Purses are one of those things that truly make me feel good about myself and so very Girly and Feminine! Every time i purchase a new handbag, i get rid of one i already have and donate it to a charity/goodwill/thrift store. it makes me feel less guilty for getting a new thing just for me!

    • Laura

      definitely some jeans and a pair of boots

    • cherith

      I LOVE TJ’s!! I would like a new sweater and some new khaki pants.

    • Gotta have some tall boots

    • Claire

      I am in desperate need of a great fall jacket! Most of mine have passed the point of wearability and I am waiting to be able to buy a cute new one! I am a frequent shopper of TJ Maxx and Marshalls. If you are disciplined with credit cards, theirs offers a 10 dollar gift certificate back with every 200 spent at those two stores or Home Goods (one other one I cannot remember). If you have some big purchases coming up this is a great thing. We signed up last year at Christmas and ended up getting some good money back – and I pretty much shopped only at those stores!

    • Momof2

      I could definitely use some jeans with that $25 gift card. I love both TJ Maxx & Marshalls however Marshalls always seems to have a little more to offer in the shoe department.

    • April

      I would love to have a pair of apple bottom jeans.

    • Ashley

      a great scarf and some stylish tops! Thanks!

    • Honey

      Yeah, I have 5 small children so my fashion iq has gone out the window. But I would ask a young, hip chick in the store if I was buyig the right thing!!! Thanks!

    • Michele

      You look like you had a ball – I would love to go shopping too. I Love TJ MAXX. I have gotten Ralph Lauren sweaters there for a steal!

    • My own jeans!!! I’m days away from delivering my third child and I am so ready to toss my maternity jeans!

    • Rebekah

      I would love any kind of top – sweater, shirt, jacket – whatever I find!

    • Julie

      I’d LOVE to find one of those awesome looks-like-leather, already-broken-in-and comfy brown bomber vests that is made for a “healthy-sized honey” like me. Then, I’d have to add the world war II flying ace cap and goggles like Snoopy, and borrow an unsuspecting friend’s motorcycle to ride like the wind : D\

    • Rebecca Schug

      I’d love a pair of jean and nice 3/4 sleeve top.

    • Hannah

      I would love new flip-flops. We live in FL- no need for sweaters here!

    • Cris

      I’ll take anything that flatters me =). A jacket or sweater, jeans, pants, boots or shoes, bring it on!

    • Elena

      I would like a new sweater and some boots….actually I want a little bit of everything I need new clothes :)

    • Christine

      I would love a pair of leather riding boots!!!

    • Emily

      I would love a new coat!

    • Angela ang

      I think that most of us want a new pair of jeans. I’ll take some, too. And some comfy,diva shoes. (my husband thinks that is an oxymoron.)

    • Ginny

      Fashion? What’s that? Sure would love to find out…

    • Alyssa

      Oooo!! Love this giveaway! I’d love to reward myself with something swanky after meeting some weight loss goals. Maybe a tailored jacket (following the taste of our savings leader, Jenny!) or a fab skirt. Heck, at TJ Maxx I could maybe even get BOTH!
      Thanks Jenny!!

    • I would love to find a great pair of brown leather boots for the fall. I love shopping at TJ Maxx. No Marshalls in my area or within 10 miles for me… :( Would love to win a gift card! Guilt free shopping!

      Thanks for all you do!


    • Lindsey

      I love a great jacket, even though I’m usually too hot to wear them!! I think they complete an outfit for Fall!

    • Marina

      I would love a new fall jacket– or a pair of jeans that fit me– after losing 20 lbs!

    • barbara

      pants,pants,pants… or jeans!I so need them.i have lots of tops but nothing to go with them so a gc would be a nice thing.love the site.

    • Susan

      I would really like a new pair of nice jeans. I’m not quite back to my pre-pregnancy size and will need some new ones to tide me over :)

    • Deanna

      what a great post! Actually I need everything this fall! Too long since I shopped for myself.

    • Amy

      I am in desperate need of some fashionable jeans!


    • To have a jacket just like Jenny
      Cute, stylish, and not costing a penny!

    • Angela P

      Almost a year ago now I had my first child. Over the course of the pregnancy I only “gained” 2 pounds. That meant I actually LOST about 30 pounds. But I still have to wear my maternity clothes. Nothing else seems to fit… Even after all that weight loss. So I want anything nice that fits!

    • Tanya

      A fitted jacket to hide that post baby belly!

    • Marcey

      A pair of tan UGG boots.

    • Jolene Osmun

      Wow, fashion is not my field, I’ll tell ya. This is a real nice giveaway, Thank you. Ok, I stalled, I admit it, I guess I’d like something that just fits nice. I’ve lost some weight and things are beginning to hang…yep, clothes too…lol.

    • Julie

      would love to have a fall outfit to wear to church!

    • carol

      I am fashion clueless *but* I really would like a good pair of shoes so I will stop getting funny looks when I wear open toed comfy sandals during the winter.

    • Maralee

      I would love to have some new comfy flats to wear for work, and some new stylish work pants!

    • Amanda in Atlanta

      I love the layered look for this fall and a new pair of jeans would be awesome.

    • Debra

      I would just like to have some new clothes. I’m not a fashion expert. I have been losing weight and just have not bought anything for myself in quite a long time.

    • sarah

      I want some skinny jeans and a big over-sized sweater. I just had a baby, so I’m ready to get out of maternity clothes and get back into “real world” fashion :)

    • Tracey

      I would like a few new skirts and tops for church.

    • Janet

      I would love to have a light weight hooded jacket.

    • I used to think TJ Maxx was mostly older clothes and flea market-type items, but after shopping there, TJ Maxx is now my favorite store! (We don’t have a Marshall’s in Cleveland). I wish they would carry stylish shoes in wide widths. Thanks so much.

    • Holly

      it’s not very exciting, but i’m in serious need of some new brown heels.

    • Amy

      SHOES!!! Can you have too many?

    • For fall I would love some nice boots.

    • Aimee

      I would love to have a nice fitted jacket and blouse:)

    • Lisa

      Leather Boots with mid-size heel. I love shopping at both stores.

    • Miranda S.

      Wow!! I can’t remember when I last bought something for myself. I suppose anything would be GREAT! I just seem to keep wearing the same boring things over and over again.

    • Kayla

      A jacket and a new skirt!!!!! Thanks for all your great ideas!!!

    • Mari

      I was just in TJ Maxx yesterday! I would love to have some new jeans or cardigan sweaters.

    • KD

      I would love a new jacket – my husband is going back to school & I am going to be starting a new job in November. Something new to wear down my new path would be awesome! Also… we have Ross which is similar to TJ Maxx/Marshalls. Love your site, use it every week while trying to save in Tennessee!

    • Erin

      I’d like an a-line dark-wash denim skirt that goes to the knee. I hate all those teeny-tiny Band-Aids that they call skirts that I’ve been seeing everywhere!

    • I would love to have a pair of jeans that makes my posterior lok smaller. Alright, fine. Realistically, a pair of jeans that makes my posterior look better than it currently does in walmart jeans. LOL!

    • Janet

      I would love a skirt with leggings, but I am 40 now and thinking I am too old for that look.

    • Amy

      For fall this year, I am looking for some beautiful, lightweight printed fabric scarves to make a relatively plain jeans and shirt POP!

    • Robin

      I need some of everything! I recently lost weight and all my clothes are falling off of me. I haven’t had this problem since college. I love TJ MAXX and your website by the way!!

    • Aymie

      I would love a tailored jacket!! And I love their jeans!

    • Alison

      I would love a comfortable sweather

    • Lauren

      Pick me, Picke me…me, me, ME!!! I love to stay on top of the fashion but with 2 kids under 3 years old, I haven’t shopped around in ages (for clothes for me, anyway). All of my clothes are over 4 years old. I desperately need a new wardrobe. I am way too tired of the “Mommy Look!!”

    • I would love to have a tailored jacket and some of those jeans :-)Is there a better day to go to get the best deals?

    • I would love a big fluffy sweater with the loose turtlenecks!

    • Stephanie

      I would love a cool pair of boots/walking shoes for FALL! :)

      This is such an awesome idea! I will definitely be bringing my camera to the mall!

    • MARY

      I would love a new jacket for work.
      Something to keep the chill off while working around dairy coolers and freezers.

    • colleen

      I don’t really know what is in style this season. I have a few stylish clothes from last year, though – but not many fit. I gained 15 lbs in the past 2 years. SO, really, anything would be nice and appreciated. Thanks. Peace, Colleen