There’s something magical happening at Marshall’s these days. I was there last week checking out their clearance section (where else would I be?), when I found their yellow stickers. Hmm. I was not familiar with their yellow stickers, which apparently are similar to the yellow DSW stickers. These stickers mean further reductions than their standard red clearance stickers. Anyway, I saw a dress marked down from $130 to $7. $7 you guys. Why was that, might you ask? Well, I’m guessing because the strap was broken.
Now, a quick stitch job will generally not get in the way of an otherwise good quality find. I figured I would be able to repair the strap, no problem.
One thread had come loose, so I fixed that thread and then the strap, and the dress was as good as new!
I was loving this high/low dress in the wind! I added my mini blazer for in-office wear:
And then was able to ditch the mini jacket once outside:
I wore it with flats for day wear, and then heels at night for dinner. I think flats or heels would have worked for day or night, but my feet wanted a break from heels during the day!
Dress: Romeo and Juliet Couture ($7 marked down from $130)
Mini jacket: Forever 21 ($20)
Shoes (heels): Lula Townsend at DSW ($12 marked down from $79)
Shoes (flats): Dolce Vita ($20 marked down from $100) (If these look familiar it is because I also have them in orange! I randomly found them at Marshall’s, thoughI found the other pair at the Bloomingdale’s outlet. I loved the orange so much, I definitely wanted them in turquoise as well!)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) Even if you don’t know how to sew, simple repairs are generally pretty easy to fix. Quick fixes, to me, are buttons missing, broken strap, or a loose thread along a seam. I’m not a particularly talented seamstress, so I will not even attempt to fix an obvious tear in the middle of a piece or something that needs a lot of tailoring. If you don’t know how to sew and don’t feel comfortable trying to repair something, ask one of your friends or family to help. I do this for others and truly don’t mind- most things take approximately five minutes to fix, such as the strap. Don’t let a quick fix deter you from an otherwise good piece!
2) Apparently Marshall’s has yellow stickers just like DSW. Most items I saw with the yellow sticker were $15 or less. Interesting, the dress I picked up was the only one with a repair needed, everything else with a yellow sticker was in great shape. The yellow sticker items were in the clearance section, and then a subsection labelled as “final sale.” Check it out for yourself!
What do you think, readers? Do you ever buy something even if it needs a little love? Or do you leave those items behind in the store?
Thanks for stopping by, readers! Happy weekend!