Putting my Bargain-hunting Skills to the Test!

I love shopping…a LOT. And I love finding good deals…a LOT. So when Dixie Outlet Mall asked me if I was interested in participating in their She Who Hunts Finds campaign – I said YES in a heartbeat! My challenge? To save as much money as possible while putting together a Spring outfit that I love.

Armed with my deal-hunting kit (gift card, calculator, water and coffee) I headed to the Dixie Outlet Mall (which is located in Mississauga, just off the QEW). Since I’m a TRUE bargain-hunter, you must realize that this wasn’t my first time shopping here…remember this $139 jacket I scored for $29? I bought it at Dixie! With over 130 stores, I knew I would find a lot of my favorite brands – from the Garage outlet (nearly all my denim jeans are from Garage) to the Nine West Shoe Studio and Winners.

Valentino Rockstud lookalike shoes

My first stop was Urban Planet – which had a wide variety of cheap and cheerful shoes – from these $35 MAJORLY Valentino-Rockstud inspired shoes…

…to this adorable bunch of jelly sandals for the summer – my favorites were the Tiffany-blue bow sandals – aren’t they so pretty?

I admired the Antigona-alike satchels at the GUESS outlet (they were all 25% off!)

And then headed into Danier to browse through all the leather goods at ridiculously bargain prices. These $15 wallets are a luxe yet practical gift idea.

At Danier I also spotted this pretty bow bag…very Ferragamo. It’s pure leather and was on sale for $79!

Spring Dresses

I ended my shopping day at Winners. They had such a pretty selection of Spring dresses…I’m not supposed to reveal my final outfit yet – but one of these dresses made the cut…can you guess which one?

Challenge SUCCESSFULLY completed. I chose a new Spring outfit from head-to-toe! Come back next week for my outfit reveal AND the chance to win a gift card of your own!

DISCLAIMER: I received a Dixie Mall Gift Card so that I could participate in this challenge.


  1. GlamDiaries.com
    April 26, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    I'm gonna take a guess here. You chose the pink dress?! I'll have to wait till next week to find out I guess 😛

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      April 28, 2015 / 1:39 am

      Oooh – I can't wait to share my picks – I'm so bad at keeping secrets!

  2. Gina Daily
    April 27, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    What a fun shopping trip! I honestly can't guess which dress you picked! I can easily see you in any of the three, although one and two maybe slightly more? Pink does seem to be one of your signature colors so…can't wait for the reveal. And I love how informed you are on bag designs and can easily name which designer inspired the Guess bags or name any bag any celebrity is carrying! That is definitely not my forte! Gina – On the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      April 28, 2015 / 1:55 am

      It was a fun shopping trip – and so fun to buy a whole outfit in one go – I don't think I ever shop like that! The bag thing is too funny…when I see affordable versions of designer bags – I just NEED to share the great deals LOL!

  3. Sandra D
    April 27, 2015 / 10:54 pm

    The pink dress!! I can't wait to see what you picked. 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      April 28, 2015 / 1:59 am

      I can't wait to see your choices – especially what you found at Guess!

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