Saturday, May 2, 2015

My Bargain Outfit Reveal

Last week I mentioned that I was taking part in the Dixie Outlet Mall She Who Hunts Finds Blogger Challenge. I was given a $200 giftcard and challenged to "save as much money as possible, while building a Spring outfit I love." I'm SO excited to finally reveal my finds!

Pink Kenneth Cole Reaction Dress Red Danier Clutch

So what do you do when you're challenged to find a Spring outfit you love in a mall full of bargains? You end up buying TWO outfits! First up is this gorgeous pink dress I spotted at Winners - designed by Kenneth Cole Reaction, it was marked down from $188 to $60. I love the light material, midi length and small sleeves.

Nine West Black Snakeskin Heels Red Danier Clutch

To accessorize, I added these sleek Nine West Heels (priced at $60 instead of $100) and this luxe leather red wallet clutch from Danier. I can't tell you how much I love this clutch! Similar in size to my Chanel WOCs, it's made of saffiano leather yet was on sale for $25 (down from $69).

Black Floral Wrap Dress Red Clutch

I had my dress, heels and bag BUT I also had quite a lot of money left on my gift card - so I headed to Fairweather to check out their dresses. Nothing says Spring like florals - and when a dress is marked down from $80 to $20 - you HAVE to grab it, right?


Here's a breakdown of my spending - I paid $165 for $437 worth of clothes - saving $272 in total. So if I saved more than I spent, does that even count as shopping LOL? I really enjoyed my Dixie Outlet Mall experience - I felt like I was able to find classic pieces at bargain prices. Where else could I spend $165 and end up with two amazing outfits? You'll have to tell me - which of these dresses do you prefer - pink or floral?


I'm so excited that one of my readers will be able to go bargain-hunting at Dixie Outlet Mall too, because I have another $200 Dixie Outlet Mall gift card to giveaway. Enter the rafflecopter below to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

DISCLAIMER: I received a Dixie Mall Gift Card so that I could participate in this challenge.
OUTFIT PHOTOS: Thanks to Shizzy!

UPDATE: Winner is Tammy Mitchell

21 comments:

  1. There is absolutely no possible way to choose between those two gorgeous dresses. They both are lovely, and I see them for different occasions. :-)

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    1. Thank you Mary-Irene - I actually ended up wearing both of them last week - they're definitely great spring dresses!

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  2. You look gorgeous in both!
    I like the look of the complete outfit (bag, shoes) of the floral dress best. Great finds!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, the black shoes and red back definitely match the floral dress better :-)

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  3. I love your pink outfit! The colour is perfect for spring!

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    1. Thanks Jackie - wearing pink makes me happy - so I'm glad I could find such a wearable dress!

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  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the floral dress! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Elaine, it was a fun challenge!

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  5. Great finds!! Love that pink dress on you!
    Thanks for the chance to win! *fingers crossed!*

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  6. Amazing finds Ella! Love both dresses...the pink one a little more lol You look beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Lilly! I really love both dresses too - I think the pink one is a bit more unique though!

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  7. I had a strong feeling you were going to go for the pink one haha. It's a lovely shade of pink and you look gorg! Love both of the outfits. I ended up doing two as well :D Check em out if you like. I also love the shoes you chose!!

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  8. This is such a cool post! It reminds me of a column that I believe InStyle does. You look gorgeous! I really adore both dresses, and they fit you so well too. They really suit you!

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    1. It was so much fun to put this post together - I hardly ever shop for complete outfits - just bits and pieces - so this was a different experience :-)

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  9. I have been looking for a red clutch = LOVE!

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    1. It's a great clutch - so well made and reasonably priced!

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  10. The pink one is super pretty on you.

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