After not having any luck last week, I got the scoop from an inside source that my local Marshall’s would be packed with new goodies this weekend! In the meantime I thought I’d share some of my favorite finds for my busty body from last year.
Marshall’s is my favorite “discount designer” store. It’s walking distance from my home and once you learn how to shop there, it’s pretty stress-free. The key is to not overthink it. You can’t really rely on the size tags to be correct so I just use them as a guide and “eyeball” it. Then I “speed shop”.
At stores like these you never know if by the time you come out of the dressing room that item you left will still be there. If it looks great, grab it. If it has potential, take it. If you go back to look at something more than twice, throw it in. Don’t worry about how many items are allowed in the dressing room. Believe me, they are used to customers parking their cart or basket outside the dressing room and picking things from it to try on as they go. Think of it the same way you do when you are shopping online. Once you’ve added it to your cart, it’s yours until you put it back.
Here are my 3 favorite dresses that I purchased at Marshall’s last year.
I wore this maxi with a cropped cardigan (also purchased at Marshall’s) to a graduation party, bridal shower and because it’s so comfy, it’s great for shopping and brunch. It was on sale for $45.
If I would have just paid attention to the size 6 tag, this maxi would have been left in the store, but because I was using my “Marshall’s Rules”, I just tried it on. What I discovered was that because it was designed to be baggy for a smaller busted women, it fit my large bust perfectly, the elastic waist hits just under my bust (one of my smallest points) and because I am much smaller on the bottom than I am on top, the skirt falls straight and slims. It was on sale for $40.
I bought this Calvin Klien peplum dress to wear to my Nana’s funeral but it could definitely be worn for work. this is the second time I’ve found clothing by this designer with enough room in the top for a larger bust. It came with a skinny black belt but because I am short waisted as well as large busted, I need to cut myself into as few sections as possible, so I don’t wear it.. It was on sale for $50.