DISCLOSURE: I was provided a gift card to put together an outfit from stores at the Palm Beach Outlets and share my shopping experience.
I love to shop. This is no surprise to those of you who've read our FASHION posts here and followed our What We Wear feature here. I shop for myself. For NewsyDad. For Monkey & Lil Tank. Before we had human children, I also bought outfits and accessories for NewsyDog. NewsyDad hated it.
When I shop, I like to pull together pieces that you wouldn't usually think go together. That's my style. I love bright colors. You'll rarely see me in all black... unless I'm going for some sort of monochromatic look. Otherwise, I usually throw in a pop of color... whether it's earrings, a statement necklace, handbag or shoes, you'll see color. I love putting together outfits. It's fun, a great way to showcase my personality and give you a little style inspiration as well.
So when my friend, Sahily who blogs at Pretty in Pigment, invited me to the Palm Beach Outlets for a style challenge, I accepted! We were each given $100 to shop several stores at the center and pull together our best outfit. Reveal coming up...
First, we fueled up at BJ's Restaurant located on property. Indulged on baked potato skins, potstickers, angel hair pasta with scallops and their handcrafted root beer. Delish!
Shopping at the Outlets is easy. The layout of the stores is great. The white tents provide sufficient shade making for a very pleasant experience.
Armed with my map and coupon book, I headed for my favorite stores - the ones that have a petite selection. Standing at 4'11", these clothes are more proportional to my size.
I visited a number of stores including Banana Republic, Loft, Francesca's, Forever 21, Aldo, Talbots, White House | Black Market and mentally started piecing together outfits. It was hard to narrow down just what to get. In the end, I chose this.
- Jacket: Banana Republic
- Blouse: Loft
- Necklace: Loft
- Bracelet: Forever 21
- Shorts (mine): Etiquette Boutique
- Tights (mine): TJ Maxx
- Boots (mine): DSW
I think it's a great holiday look. Black polka dot jacket adds warmth and dimension to the outfit. Crimson rose blouse gives it that pop of color. Necklace with crystal and green stones with gunmetal and crystal combo bracelets provide plenty of sparkle. Since it's Florida, the winter weather is perfect for tights, shorts and over-the-knee black boots. It's my way of layering without all the layers.
What do you think of my look? If you like it, please vote for it on the Palm Beach Outlets Facebook page here. The winner will receive a $250 gift card. If I win, I"ll be shopping for looks for NewsyDad, Monkey & Lil Tank... maybe even ones to compliment mine for a family friendly fashion statement.
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- Website - http://www.palmbeachoutlets.com
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Visit in person:
1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. Phone number 561-515-4400.