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Friday, January 4, 2013

RetailMeNot Winter Fashion Challenge



I am so excited to share with you today a style challenge that I am participating in with a handful of other bloggers for RetailMeNot.  If you aren't familiar with their site, they have a daily list of printable coupons & codes for thousands of retailers & online sites.  For those of you who check my Sales Alerts tab frequently, you know how I love to keep up on those deals!  

They graciously gave us $100 each to spend towards creating a winter outfit that exemplifies our own personal style.  We were asked to use the coupons on their site and then go shopping to put together a complete look.  It took a little bit of hard work to find the best deals on the things I wanted, but using their site as a guide for sales was a HUGE help because I was able to make my money go further.  



I decided to stick with classic pieces that are wardrobe staples & would be easy to mix and match with items I already have in my closet.  Here is a snapshot of what I purchased & a break-down of the savings I scored using RetailMeNot coupons:

1) Apt. 9 Angora Sweater - original price: $60.00; on sale for $36.00; paid $25.20 (using Kohl's 30% off coupon)
2) Gap Slim Cropped Pants - original price: $49.95; on sale for $19.99; paid $13.99 (using Gap 30% off coupon)
3) Old Navy Wool Coat - original price: $54.94; on sale for $27.47; paid $21.98 (using Old Navy 20% off coupon)
4) Chinese Laundry Pumps - original price: $99.00; on sale for $34.65; paid $29.45 (using Macy's 15% off coupon)
Grand Total = $90.62

This outfit would be perfect for a day at the office, church or brunch with friends.  You could also swap out the trousers & pumps with skinny jeans & boots for a more casual day look.  Want to save big like I did?  You can subscribe to RetailMeNot & get their coupons delivered to your inbox so you never miss a sale again -  sign up here!


Accessories
Necklaces: c/o Christina M. Boutique (here) & c/o Best Personalized Jewelry (here), Rings:  c/o Stella & Dot (here), Vintage clutch

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63 comments :

christineincolor said...

I'm impressed! Things like this make me think maybe I shouldn't spend $100 (or more) on one thing at J. Crew... haha :)

http://christineincolor.com

Wake Up Your Wardrobe said...

Love that you are a serious bargain hunter! So nice to have someone who can pull together classy looks for a great price. This look is too cute :) LOVE the olive wool coat!

xo,
Morgan of Wake Up Your Wardrobe
http://www.wakeupyourwardrobe.blogspot.com/

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOVE that coat and clutch! i ALWAYS check retailmenot.com for coupon codes whenever i shop online! great picks girl!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Natali said...

I like your coat and sweater very much :)

http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

You did fabulous with the challenge! Love your outfit.
http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

theurbanemaven said...

Girl, you did an AMAZING! job! I am impressed--four quality pieces nder $100! I always use that site (among several others) before I make my purchases...

~Mom Wife Boss Life~ said...

I love the colour of the coat and pants together. Timeless and classy!

xx Kelly

ZxM Style-Squared said...

SO PRETTY!!!!

Debora said...

I'm loving you little clutch! I have been looking for something cute, though nothing has caught my eye as yet! As love you monogram pendant... I should be getting my one soon in the post!
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Lubna said...

Amazing outfit! Love the military coat and those trousers!

Lubna
WWW.ELLEVOX.BLOGSPOT.COM

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

Gorg! Love that bag!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
http://poorlittleitgirl.com

Laura Boswell said...

I've been using retailmenot for a couple of years now. I never buy a thing without first checking their online and in store coupons. Great example with your outfit!!
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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

you really are the best at finding great deals! love this look!

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

For All Things Lovely said...

Such great deals for an amazing outfit! Good job! xo.
Megan

www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com

Sofia Donatelli said...

Wow that coat was 21.98? What a great deal to a classic piece in your wardrobe. You look beautiful in earth tones.

Thanks for the site. I didn't know about them. I really appreciate it.

XO
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Caitlin Wilson said...

You have such a knack for putting together polished outfits. I love this color combo; I actually recently paired camel with green on my blog and loved the result. And that vintage clutch is fantastic! I love the texture on it.

Caitlin
http://re-mix-her.tumblr.com

KenzeLee said...

You have inspired me to start shopping smarter (maybe this should be on my list of goals for 2013). I can't believe how much you got for so little! Just took a little work!

X Kenzie

www.CaveGirlintheCity.com

Andréa said...

Love retailmenot and love how everything go purchased was under $100 but still looks so polished! Great job!

-Andréa

ohvadarling.blogspot.com

Melissa Myers said...

I have the same coat! I love it! I got lucky and got it for $20.

Alissa said...

I am HIGHLY impressed! I can see that outfit being perfect for numerous occasions!

taylor casto said...

that olive jacket is to die for! loving the gold buttons on it! great find pretty lady!

xo,Taylor
iLikeMyClothesTaylored.blogspot.com

Amy Shaughnessy said...

This is so great! I'm glad you decided to stick with classic pieces too. I love your clutch by the way. SO cute!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

Minted Glam said...

LOVE everything you picked out! Such a perfect outfit for so many different occasions. Hope you have a great weekend!

Katherine

http://mintedglam.blogspot.com/

Kim Almonroeder said...

Awesome job! I love RetailMeNot! I need another coat like I need a hole in my head - but SUCH a steal!

Kim
Six2Eleven

Kayla Gilbert said...

Amazing!! Totally inspiring!! AH!

Kayla
lovelucygirl.com

Estefanía Ainoza said...

So nice!!!! I love it!!!

Margo said...

Great outfit for an amazing price ~ I especially love the coat!

Margo
classroomcouture.blogspot.com

LyddieGal said...

I love the peacoat, it's a lovely classic piece - old navy does a good job!

Chic on the Cheap

kodijo said...

I went straight to the bottom of the post to find out where that clutch was from...sad I can't get one of my own! Great find!

Amanda Weiss said...

I love what you put together here! The neutral colors really make your gorgeous eyes pop!

<3 Amanda
FashionableeMe

Amanda Weiss said...

I love what you have put together here! The neutral colors really make your gorgeous eyes pop! Stunning!

<3 Amanda
FashionableeMe

huongie said...

What a great look, Kimberly! I've been using Retail Me Not for awhile now and LOVE the savings! Going out to look for that great sweater soon!

le style child said...

GORGEOUS. i absolutely adore this preppy chic look! x

Loop Looks said...

Very, very impressive! An incredibly great deal on a classic outfit.

Milna Mandusic said...

I love this outfit!
You are on fire!

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J Ciriello said...

I have those pants in pink (bought on sale for $39.95 )and then just bought the same pair in red for $19.95 ... great fit and like you said you can wear to work, brunch or wherever ... not too dressy not too casual

Not Going Out Like That

twopugsandanugget.com said...

Wow Kimberly! Nicely done. I love the olive coat, but sadly it is sold out online in my size. Gorgeous pics.

Happy Friday!
xoxo
KH

www.twopugsandanugget.com

Rachel Lynne said...

Wow, great work! Amazing outfit for under $100! :)

clpatters said...

What a great outfit, and great prices, too! Love the sweater - I wish it wasn't angora, otherwise I would buy it in a heartbeat! And the color of that coat is amazing. Also, you are definitely brave to wear heels in the snow and ice - I finally dug out my snow boots for the first time since I bought them at the beginning of last winter! :(

Carla Schwartz said...

Great outfit--www.motownsavvy.com

Lauren Price said...

Love those pants and that sweater! Perfect timeless pieces :)

xoxo,

Lauren

FashionablyLo.com

Alyson said...

what a fun contest, and love how you pulled these pieces together for a great price. that jacket is amazing, and the rest is so classic. retailmenot, ebates and shopstyle are my jam! :)

A J said...

I can't believe this outfit was less than $100! You have some great shopping skills. That sweater is beautiful.

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

This look makes me want to take a trip to find some snow! LOVE!

Gena Palmieri said...

Love the jacket with the turtleneck sweater! Soo cute and comfy!
xoxo, Gena
Visit my fashion blog at Pearls, Curls, and Uptown Girls

Becky Nally said...

I can't believe that outfit was under $100! So classic, like always!

Becky

Alice Warren said...

Such a polish & classy look! You are one sharp shopper!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Allie Emme said...

Wow, those are some great savings!! Love the coat!
xx Allie
A Song to Pass the Time

Deanne Castro said...

Love the neutral colours on you!

Please check out my latest post, I would love to hear what you think!

xo
Deanne

http://myfashavenue.blogspot.ca

secretivestyle.com said...

WOW! You did an amazing job. I love that entire outfit. Now I'm thankful I downloaded the RMN app onto my phone!! xo

TaraMixandMatch said...

Wow, you did a great job! I love all of the deals you always find!

GreenBean said...

Your looks are so chic! It's hard to believe that you do it on a tight budget. This week, I'm asking all of my favorite fashion bloggers to please try an outfit with a men's tie. I hope you will participate.

kimbercrafts said...

Wonderful thrifty scores! I very rarely shop online without a coupon code - Retail Me Not is the first place I check!

Kacie said...

Your clutch is stunning!

www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
www.daisyraeboutique.com

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love the coat
Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

stylewithandie said...

Wow, what great deals! Old Navy has the best after Christmas sales. I have to say that each retailer this year has had great after Christmas sales. I had not heard of retail-me-not so I will definitely check it out now! I am always one up for a bargain. I have never seen a coat in such a lovely color-excellent job on the challenge.

Coupon Refund said...

You have a great post Retailmenot is my favorite coupon site. I also use CouponRefund for exclusive fashion coupons.

Amy Williams Hall said...

I'm so impressed!! Well done!! And I love your nail color!
~Amy

chestnuthillvintageanddesign.blogspot.org

teacups + B cups said...

This is amazing. As in, I am literally amazed at the affordability/adorability of this outfit.

One question, did you buy these items in store or online? I use RMN coupon codes and can find killer deals online, but the shipping costs usually make the savings a wash.

Kimberly said...

I was actually able to buy all these items in store since the coupons were printable or they honored them when I showed them the code on my phone! :)

xo,
Kimberly

Theresa said...

Congrats on winning the challenge! I received an email about it & that is how I found your site. I love it. I love the app from RetailMeNot & am sad I don't live in the city any more when it comes to fashion....

Lia {Smart n Snazzy} said...

Cannot believe the deals you got on these pieces! Great job, Kimberly!
xx
Lia
www.smartnsnazzy.com

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