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


  1. Mary-Irene
    May 2, 2015 / 11:33 am

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

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 10, 2015 / 5:21 am

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

  2. VeryUnseemly
    May 2, 2015 / 1:27 pm

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

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 10, 2015 / 5:22 am

      Thanks! Yes, the black shoes and red back definitely match the floral dress better 🙂

  3. Jackie
    May 2, 2015 / 1:27 pm

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

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 10, 2015 / 5:22 am

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

  4. Elaine Atkins
    May 3, 2015 / 1:58 pm

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

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 10, 2015 / 5:22 am

      Thanks Elaine, it was a fun challenge!

  5. Britt Stager
    May 4, 2015 / 12:56 pm

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

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 10, 2015 / 5:24 am

      Thanks! Good luck with your entry!

  6. Lilly Style
    May 4, 2015 / 1:27 pm

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

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 10, 2015 / 5:25 am

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

    May 4, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    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 😀 Check em out if you like. I also love the shoes you chose!!

  8. Beautygirl 24
    May 4, 2015 / 6:14 pm

    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!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 10, 2015 / 5:26 am

      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 🙂

  9. Tammy Mitchell
    May 4, 2015 / 8:51 pm

    I have been looking for a red clutch = LOVE!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 10, 2015 / 5:26 am

      It's a great clutch – so well made and reasonably priced!

  10. Em Vee
    May 7, 2015 / 5:27 am

    I love the pink dress!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 10, 2015 / 5:27 am

      Thanks – I love it too!

  11. Christina Dragan
    May 8, 2015 / 5:24 am

    The pink one is super pretty on you.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 10, 2015 / 5:27 am

      Thanks Christina!

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