Steal That Looks Like A Splurge
I needed to buy an outfit for my upcoming conference. Glam Media offered me a promotional post to blog about the Sears Trendsetting program just in time. I had browsed on the internet for outfits that would be suitable, and I found several at Sears.com. I also found a really cool application on the website where I could look at my local flyer and then select the items that iterested me into an online wish list. Then after I had selected all my wish-list items, I was able to text the list to myself to my Andoid phone so I would have it handy when I went shopping in store.
When I went to Sears to go shopping for my CES conference outfit, I was in luck! They had just pulled out the clearance racks and added an additional 50% off the already marked down price! I was able to get a complete outfit: shoes, earrings, necklace, pants, shirt, and sweater for under $75.00. I added up the full retail price and the total came to over $200. I would say that was a steal that looked like a splurge. I love shopping, and I love to save money; so being able to do both made me feel downright giddy! I even had to call at least three people on my way home to tell them of my great bargain. I am confident that I put together an outfit that will make me look stylish, business-casual, trendy and most importantly comfortable.
I really needed a pair of comfortable, black shoes that I would be able to be on my feet for 12 hours while walking from meeting to meeting. I wanted them to be cute and stylish with an open toe to show off my pedicure that I would splurge on before CES. I was thrilled to see such a collection to choose from, and I was really hard-pressed to make a decision. I was drawn to the boots as usual, but I made myself think comfort. I finally found a pair of Wear Ever Karina shoes that were on sale for $34.99 from $39.00. I walked around in them for a bit while trying on other styles and I finally decided these were the ones.
The Misses Cleo blouse chiffon tank was made by Covington. Originally priced at $40 it was a steal at $7.49. I liked the option to be able to wear the tank with or without the cardigan, and the “new-to-me” color I tried out looks great with my new black hair. I also selected the ruffle front black cardigan made by Apostrophe. The long-in-front, askew cardigan is one of my favorite newest trends, and I left my last favorite black cardigan at BlogHer. The conference was so hectic, I am lucky that was the only thing I left behind. I really liked how the light sweater gathered at the back, giving an illusion of a slimmer waist instead of just draping over my back-end.
While we are on that subject, I love these Junior’s Bongo blue pants. They have a curvy hip built in to the cut, came to mid-rise and had a slightly flared leg. I am so pleased that Bongo has a line of pants out for curvy hipped women. I cannot stand it when I buy the pants to fit my hips and they end up gaping at my waist. These pants, originally priced at $39.99 left with me at $8.99! I was so excited to see that I was getting a head to toe outfit for under $$65, I went over to the jewlery section to hunt for the finishing pieces to complete my outfit. I figured I was on a roll, why stop now.
Although the jewelry I chose was not on sale, the necklace and earring set was affordable at $12.98 bringing my total to $75.93. The peacock colors off-set the color of the shirt nicely and the chunky style of a long draping necklace is the in style much to my delight because it is light to wear around my neck which means fashion and beauty do not have to equal pain.
Sears has quite a few trendy fashions these days. The Kardashian Kollection had many pieces that caught my eye especially for the cold winter nights that are coming up. The UK Style by French Connection had great leggings and tunic combos, and Bongo, one of my favorite brands, had plenty of stylish jeans and tops to wear through all the seasons. So whether you are shopping to splurge or shopping to save, you can do both with Sears Style!
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