Growing up in Long Island, I’ve frequented many a strip mall, but one in particular always stood out in my childhood as being an all-dayer, boring event. The one that housed TJ Maxx. Why you ask? Because my mom has a “TJ Maxx rule of three.” Meaning: we have circle the entire store THREE times to make sure we covered our based and found the perfect items.
As a kid, this was not only boring, but a recipe for disaster when coming to my mom and I getting along for the day. On top of getting on each other’s nerves, we would argue over what clothes I can get, should try on, or were just plain out of my mom’s taste, obviously, because I didn’t have my own money yet.
Recently, mom and I returned to our local TJ Maxx, and because I was under a time crunch to get back home, and mom was feeling generous, we had a quick time at TJs and still scored some great finds! Two pairs of flats, which I really need more than ever now that I’m training for my half marathon. A pair of Coach, and a pair of Michael Kors shoes:
I know, not only live up to my Long Island roots by strip-malling it, but bought the two most popular brands with Long Island girls. Though these are really more fall shoes, especially the MKs, they are both wardrobe staples that are sure to last! Good ol’ TJs!