Thursday, March 29, 2012

J'adore Marshalls

{Photo Credit: Marcia B. Linking up to Trending Through the Decades: Brights}

Yesterday I attended the sneak peek media launch at Marshalls in Ottawa Trainyards, a day before the department store opened to the public. The door was unlocked for me (√† la Kim Kardashian) and I was ushered inside to a fashionable fairytale complete with live models, private tours, delicious snacks, upbeat music and a red carpet (ok I may or may not have imagined that part).  Oh and the clothes- let's not forget about the v√™tements! Stripes, plaid, brights, pastels, chiffon, leather, colour blocking & name it and Marshalls sells it (at surprisingly low prices!)

The whole experience was somewhat surreal, almost like a scene out of Willy Wonka (if candy bars were fabulous shoes, oompa loompas were the attentive staff and I was Charlie!) How often do you get to be one of the first shoppers in a brand new store- it's a fashionista/bargainista's dream!
{Two of the adorable models rocking their Marshalls ensembles}

{Highlighter brights as far as the eye can see!}
{Stripes galore- I added a couple new pieces to my collection!}

{The dress selection is expansive and exquisite}

{These are called 'cubes' a section for tweens and teens to shop all the latest trends in a fun environment- even the music selection is different! I may be twenty-something but I'm a teen at heart so I couldn't resist and picked up a hot pink and orange top, people already think I'm under age so might as well dress the part!}

{The teenage boy cubes. I loved the amount of floor space that was allocated to menwear- almost as much square footage as the ladies wear which is rare in most retail settings!}

{Playful scarves, perfect for springtime.}
{I visited on my lunch break so had to be very strategic with my hour of shopping.  The manic shopper rushing around with her cart overflowing with goodies? Yeah that would have been me!}

{You would light up the gym in these bright coloured exercise pieces- stand out in a sea of yogi black!}
I love window shopping but bringing out the plastic is much more fun! Check out my new purchases from Marshalls which I plan on incorporating into my spring/summer wardrobe, starting with next week's trip to St.Kitts!


  1. This is awesome! How exciting!!! You lucky girl. I am loving those jeans. They are POPPING with color. Love the Willy Wonka analogy. Excellent post!

  2. Emily
    this looks so fun
    Jealous over here
    Followed your tweets
    you got some great.stuff

  3. Looks like you had a swell time! Love the pastel shades + striped tanks! They'd be perfect for the warmer weather :)


  4. wow, sounds like it was a really great event to have attended, and there are so many things I would have bought! Have to go to my marshalls now, haha.
    Chic on the Cheap

  5. I"ve never been to a Marshall's before, but have heard good things from my friends who travel often to the US. Of course it comes to Ottawa just after I leave!

  6. "there's no crying in baseball." name that movie. emily had fun at marshalls. we are going to have fun seeing how she wears her new clothes. :D

  7. oh, what a cool opportunity, you lucky lady! seems like you found hundreds of new goodies, hehe :P definitely looking forward to seeing your outfits with new bright pieces!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  8. wow! looks like so very much fun! very happy for you!

    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. very happy I'm following you from now. such a cool blog!

  9. Love your style....and the name of your blog. I thought i was the only one who made tin foil tiaras as a kid ha!

  10. Third time has to be the charm to leave a comment!
    I think I may end up going to marshalls on sunday...hope it wont be crazy but then again I think i see a bright coloured shirt thats calling my name ;)

  11. Nice! All those neon colours make me happy. I will have to check it out eventually, if I can ever get to the Trainyards again... it's in such an awkward place to get to by bus.

  12. Oh my gosh, I can't wait to check it out! You know I LOVE Winners so this is right up my alley. The B&W jumpsuit is adorable and since it's Vero Moda I'm sure it's fit well. I can't wait to see how you style it.

  13. Wow you are a lucky girl. Great post. Love your Flickr picks. Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  14. Very cool. I love the brights! I think a Marshalls trip is in order for this weekend.

  15. Moi aussi, j'adore Marshall's!! They have such awesome deals, and I love that the pieces are almost always high-quality.

  16. I love the bright neon pants and striped tanks. I would have definitely been running around with an overflowing cart!

  17. you're making me wanna go to Marshalls right now! seriously, i might pack up and go shopping. i love those brights especially!!!


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