Tuesday, April 30, 2013

RetailMeNot Spring Fashion Challenge

I am so excited to be a part of the RetailMeNot spring fashion challenge! When I was presented with the opportunity I was thrilled because I love the idea of creating a head to toe look for under $100. I am proud of the fact that I am a very thrifty gal, I love getting the most bang for my buck and I don't think you have to spend a fortune to look stylish.  Although I'm used to scouring clearance racks, couponing was completely new to me. RetailMeNot is the largest online coupon a site, so being armed with their mobile ap while shopping allowed me to score all the savings I needed to create a chic spring look for under $100 using a giftcard that they generously provided to all of the 9 contestants. 
Before heading out to shop I did some online research to see what the stores had on sale.  My first stop was Old Navy, because I knew I could score trendy items for a fraction of their retail price. I found the perfect neon blouse on clearance for $8.49 and a floral print cardigan for only $6.47. I then used the RetailMeNot code ONSAVENOW to get an additional 15% leaving me at a grand total of $12.72 for my first two items. After buying the top portion of my outfit, I knew I wanted to create a ladylike meets preppy look that would be perfect for shopping, a day at the office, or brunch with girlfriends. I was on the hunt for the perfect colored pants when I stumbled upon these Kelly green cuties at Express. I spotted them on clearance for $39.99 and I was a little concerned that I might have to leave them behind. I quickly consulted my RetailMeNot mobile ap only to realize that there was an additional 30% off clearance items, bringing my new total to $27.99.
 Finally, I decided to face the biggest challenge of all - shoes and a bag. I head straight to Target knowing that I had seen some chic and trendy pieces at great price points. I spotted this pair of silver pumps and knew they were the perfect statement shoe, but the price? They were on sale for a cool $14.98 and then out of the corner of my eye I saw the perfect kelly green faux-croc clutch on sale for $9.98. I took a moment to breathe a long sigh of relief before going into accessories mode. I wanted to save jewelry for last because although I know it's important in an outfit, I had to make sure that I had room in the budget. With a little over $35 to spend I knew that I could find the perfect statement piece. I quickly ducked into Macy's where I discovered a sparkly statement necklace. It was on clearance for $23.27 plus an additional 25% off using my RetailMeNot mobile ap. This brought the new total to $17.45. Lastly, before calling it quits, I scooped up a pack of stud earrings at H&M for $5.95 plus an additional 20% off bringing the total to $4.76. 
Now that I am familiar with RetailMeNot I'll definitely be using their site again. You can also score great deals on a budget and even get discount alerts while shopping at your favorite stores if you sign up here. To see the chic spring looks under $100 that the other 8 bloggers came up with click here.
The Savings
Target Merona Croco Clutch originally 19.99 on sale for 9.98 
Target Mossimo "Vivian" pumps originally 29.99 on sale for 14.98 
Express Editor Ankle Pants on sale for 39.99 plus and extra 30% off clearance items In Store w/ RetailMeNot mobile Ap 27.99
Old Navy Neon Button Down Shirt originally 29.94 on sale for 8.49 plus 15% off w/ RetailMeNot code ONSAVENOW 7.22
Old Navy Printed Cardigan originally 29.94 on sale for 6.47 plus 15% off w/ RetailMeNotcode ONSAVENOW 5.50
H&M 9 Pack Earrings Originally 5.95 plus 20% one item off using RetailMeNot Mobile Ap 4.76
Macy’s Statement Necklace originally $42.50 on sale for $23.27 plus 25% off w/ RetailMeNot Mobile Ap 17.45

Total: $87.88

** Update**
I am so excited to be the winner of the RetailMeNot Fashion Challenge! I competed against 8 other bloggers and my look was chosen! A big thank you to RetailMeNot for including me on this challenge! Happy couponing!

Xo -Elizabeth 

6 comments:

  1. I love this! Those pants are perfect and I can't believe how much you save/got this outfit for!

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  2. Thanks so much, Rachel! The coupons really helped me save a lot of money. I was surprised too. Thanks for stopping by!

    Xo
    Elizabeth

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  3. Love this entire look-- especially loving the heels! Great look for a great price!! Congrats on being the RetailMeNot fashion challenge winner! I participated in the contest as well. It was a blast!

    Kati, your newest follower!
    www.glitzandgold.com

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  4. Thanks so much, Kati! I really enjoyed the contest!

    Xo
    Elizabeth

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  5. I love all the outfits! You did a really good job selecting these items for great prices.
    xo
    Priscilla

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