The love of outlet malls is practically in my blood. To give some perspective, the women in my family take multiple road trips each year, strictly for the sake of hitting up outlets across the country. And who can blame us? Everyone loves the thrill of a good bargain hunt, right?
Since moving to Cincinnati, I’ve taken several of my own road trips to the Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe, Ohio. As I mentioned above, I’ve been to a fair share of outlet malls in my lifetime, but the Cincinnati Outlets are by far one of the best I’ve seen. Some other outlets only have a handful of stores that I would normally shop at, but the CPO has so many more… often making my trips a whole lot lengthier!
My fellow Thread Cincinnati ladies and I were invited by the Cincinnati Premium Outlets for an exclusive blogger event, which was such an honor to be a part of! So last week, I ventured back in search of some closet staples for spring. With a strict budget in mind, I was determined to put together an entire outfit for $100 or less. So how did I do?
First stop was Nine West. There was a serious sale going on — 50% off all shoes! In addition, as part of the Simon Premium Outlets VIP Shopper Club (which is free, btw…) we scored an additional 20% off our $100+ purchase. In total, these navy Jet Set alligator-patterned sandals were only $39.50, and quickly became the inspiration for the rest of my outfit!
Next was Banana Republic. I found this striped, eyelet crop blouse in the Petites section. Eyelet is totally trending for spring, and it went perfectly with my new shoes! Total cost: $13.49.
Then finally, as all good shopping trips end, I finished off at J. Crew Factory. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect white jeans, and as luck would have it, I spotted these right in the front of the store. To finish off the look in true Chelsea fashion, I picked out this floral statement necklace. It also comes in pink, yellow and turquoise, but I went on the safe side and chose the pearl/grey. All together, the jeans and necklace came to $72.03.
For those of you keeping score at home, my entire outfit cost less than $130. Though I went a bit over my initial budget (oops…) I was still extremely impressed. A ready-to-go spring look for that price is almost unheard of these days! So if you want to grab some of the pieces from this look, head on over to your local Simon Premium Outlets now! And if you want some spending cash for your trip, check out the giveaway below 🙂
Now it’s time for a giveaway!
Simon Premium Outlets was kind enough to give us all $50 gift cards to give away to our fabulous readers! All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win one of the seven gift cards we have up for grabs. With seven prizes, the more ways you enter, the greater your chances of winning this awesome prize! The gift cards can be used at any Simon Premium Outlet location, but if you’re in Cincinnati, you’ll definitely want to head to Monroe to score some of the amazing pieces we purchased. Please follow the rules and actually follow along (we will be checking!) for your entries to count. Winners will be announced this Saturday on the Thread Cincinnati Facebook page, so be sure to follow along there. Good luck!
Special thanks to Simon Premium Outlets for providing me with a $100 gift card to shop for my outfit as well as a $50 gift card to give away to my readers. Also, thanks to all of the outlet stores who contributed items for our amazing swag bags. As always, all opinions are my own.