I’ll be honest, I’ve turned my nose up at Walmart clothing for as long as I can remember. Even just the thought of going to Walmart has given me anxiety for years because it’s such a massive store, it’s always packed, and in the past it simply hasn’t done a great job with branding and creating a positive shopping experience (like Target does). But then I flew home from Hawaii and my mom was there waiting for me at the airport. Looking adorable. In a high neck striped swing dress from Walmart. I was immediately intrigued. I knew that she had been buying bras and workout clothes at Walmart for years but I didn’t realize she had started wearing real Walmart clothes. And I didn’t realize they were actually cute. Unfortunately the dress is completely sold out and I’m so mad she didn’t tell me about it earlier! Ok, not really mad, but bummed I couldn’t add such a cute and affordable (under $10) striped dress to my wardrobe.
We went to Walmart a few days later to get some groceries and I couldn’t help myself. I just had to scope out the clothes. And you know what? I found some adorable stuff! I’ve since made 2 or 3 more trips to different stores and have found something every time I’ve gone. I’ve noticed that the smaller sizes are typically pretty picked over in stores and online, but if you catch an item when it’s relatively new, or if you scope out a few different Walmart locations you can often find some real stunners.
So far I’ve purchased:
3 peplum tops (red gingham, black gingham and blue stripes…they’re sold out now, unfortunately)
a pair of white jeans (under $17 and they are now my most favorite pair of white jeans ever. I’m wearing a size 2. My top isn’t from Walmart but it’s cute and affordable so here is the link.)
a striped tie-waist sweater (I tied it higher and differently than it’s done in the website photos and I think it looks way better this way.) I’m also wearing the white jeans from Walmart in this photo.
I got a pretty big response after sharing some of my finds on Instagram, so I knew I had to compile a blog post to share more of my finds. My favorite brand there is Time and Tru. While the photos on the website don’t do many of the items justice, and you really have to wade through some not-so-pretty things before striking gold, I have been so impressed with the cute things I’ve found. Unfortunately their sizing runs large, in my opinion, and I think the size Small tops are a bit too big on me and they don’t offer an XS. (I’m 5’5″ and 125 lbs.) I’ve gone with the size Small though because you just can’t beat the price!
If you love a bargain but have previously turned your nose up at Walmart like I have, I suggest you give them a look! They offer even more options on their website and that’s where I found the striped dresses.