Last week I told you guys that I would be visiting the Dixie Outlet Mall, who had challenged me to create a fashionable outfit on a budget as part of their She Who Hunts Finds Blogger Challenge. Well, this past weekend I set out with $200 and a goal in mind, instead of finding just one outfit I wanted to see how many outfits I could create with the money. I always emphasize making the most of what you have and it’s so important to me that I show you how easy it is to be fashionable on a budget. I don’t think you need to spend that much on one outfit so instead I created three.
I must say that the Dixie mall was much larger than I expected and it was packed with some of my favourite stores and brands. Even though it was so large, it was super simple to navigate and find what I wanted. I made a plan ahead of time and knew which stores I wanted to hit first and what sort of pieces I was looking for. I think that is a simple trick that can make shopping so much easier when you are surrounded with so many people and so many options.
At the end of the day, I had discovered some pretty amazing deals and scored some killer pieces that will work for the rest of summer as well as transitioning into fall. I ticked off almost every item on my list and left feeling totally victorious.
Since I decided to create more than one outfit, I chose to take a quick shot of each outfit but there will be full posts of each one in the coming weeks so stayed tuned for even more details.
The first two outfits were inspired by this awesome army green muscle tee from Urban Planet. I saw it on a mannequin and knew I needed to have it for fall, it is the perfect shade of green that I feel like I can actually wear and it has a warm earthy vibe to it that I just love. It cost me $9.99 and I think it was worth every penny. I knew I wanted to show you a way to wear it super casual but also dress it up a bit because it’s such a versatile piece.
For the dressier outfit, I picked up a black midi skirt from Urban Planet ($16.99) and then paired it with these amazing lace up heels from Sirens ( $34.99), a pair of sunglasses ($4.98 from $12.99) and a necklace ($12.99) from Aldo.
For the more casual outfit I took the same tee, heels and necklace and paired them with my go to Old Navy leggings, a long line cardigan from Sirens ($12.00) and another pair of sunglasses from Aldo ($4.98 from $12.99)
My third outfit was a spur of the moment addition because I saw this stunning powder blue dress in Dynamite and it was on sale from $39.99 to $15.00! I already own the same dress in a peach colour and it is one of my absolute favourites dresses so I just about died when I saw this shade. For the finishing touches I added the same pair of gold sunnies from Aldo and a pair of nude flats from Aldo ($19.99 from $39.99)
Overall, I was able to create three outfits for only $131.91, I picked up a couple other random goodies as well but I couldn’t be happier with the outfits I created. Even though I paid full price for some items, I still saved $60 and that is a total win in my books.
Which outfit is your favourite?
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