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Looking good shouldn't be hard work. It should be fun, right? Look at the lovely, always-on-point Kathleen Murillo. As a Berkeley Psych grad and freshly-minted member of the workforce, the blogger behind the engrossing Inspirafashion has mastered her youthful, sophisticated Cali-girl look, smiling all the while. How does she do it so effortlessly without breaking the bank? Well — confession time here — her go-to resource for on-trend must-haves isn't the web, a consignment shop, or some magical super-secret boutique to which only bloggers have the key. It's T.J.Maxx, and this lady truly knows how to shop it. Because she's such a sweetheart, she offered to take us on a tour of her local store and teach us how she makes the most of its killer deals. Read on for retail strategies and of-the-moment seasonal picks from one very smart shopper.
Photographed by Molly Decoudreaux;
Hair and Makeup by Katie Nash
Photographed by Molly DeCoudreaux
Here's the scene: You've been breaking it down on the dance floor at your company's holiday party for the past two hours. You take a breather, mosey on over to the bathroom for a quick mirror check, and suddenly realize that all the makeup you carefully applied pre-party is now streaming down your face.
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