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! Â 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. Â It’s walking distance from my home and once you learn how to shop there, it’s pretty stress-free. Â The key is to not overthink it. Â You can’t really rely on the size tags to be correct so I just use them as a guide and “eyeball” it. Â 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. Â If it looks great, grab it. Â If it has potential, take it. Â If you go back to look at something more than twice, throw it in. Â Don’t worry about how many items are allowed in the dressing room. Â 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. Â Think of it the same way you do when you are shopping online. Â 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. Â 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 Â straight and slims. Â 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. Â this is the second time I’ve found clothing by this designer with enough room in the top for a larger bust. Â 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.