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My Outfit Reveal: Dixie Outlet Mall’s “She Who Hunts Finds” Challenge

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After being challenged by Dixie Outlet Mall to put together a Spring outfit whilst saving as much money off of the suggested retail price as possible (read more about the challenge here), I immediately knew which direction I wanted to go: floral.  I mean, does anything else scream “Spring” quite as much as flowers do?! This outfit is extremely versatile (wear it to work, a night out, or even a Spring wedding), and I’m super excited to tell you all about it, and my experience at Dixie.  Let’s get started!

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Upon arriving at Dixie Outlet Mall, the first thing I began looking for was a fun, colourful, floral print.   As soon as I laid eyes on this gorgeous Vince Camuto jumpsuit at Winners, I knew it was meant to be. It is super comfy and lightweight, and I love the stunning, bright, waterprint-ish colors.

Suggested Retail: $80.00

I Paid: $49.99

Total Savings: $30.01

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Next up, I needed some shoes.  For a while, I debated between a nude sandal and a navy pump, but eventually spotted these awesome white statement heels from Aldo Outlet.  What I love about them is that, with this outfit they look a simple pair of white, pointed-toe pumps, but when worn later on with a skinny jean or shorter dress, you can see the edgy, studded detailing on the ankles.  I also love that the white shoe keeps the outfit bright and fresh.

Suggested Retail: $90.00

I Paid: $69.98

Total Savings: $20.02

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With the jumpsuit and shoes in hand, I now needed something to carry all my essentials (phone, wallet, lipstick, keys).  I knew I wanted something navy to play off of the colour-blocking around the neck of the jumpsuit.  I found this navy clutch at Nine West Shoe Studio, and was pleased to discover it was on major sale.  I love that it is large enough to carry all I need (and more).

Suggested Retail: $85.00

I Paid: $30.00

Total Savings: $55.00

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We all know that Spring equals sunshine, and this means a pair of chic sunglasses is essential.  I scored these white Roots aviator-style sunglasses from Winners.

Suggested Retail: $28.00

I Paid: $14.99

Total Savings: $13.01

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Next up: jewelry.  I found all I was looking for (and a lot more) at Ardene. They had almost all of their jewelry on sale: 10 items for $10.00!  I decided to go with 5 pieces for this outfit: a set of midi rings, 2 pairs of earrings, and 2 bracelets.  I wanted to keep the jewelry in the gold family to play off of the gold detailing on the neck of the jumpsuit.

Suggested Retail: $30.46

I Paid: $5.00

Total Savings: $25.46

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At the end of my shopping trip, I had just enough left to purchase this pretty lilac nail polish by Revlon from Cosmetics N’ More for Less.  As someone who loves makeup and beauty products, I probably could have spent the entire shopping trip in this store alone!  I love that this polish is subtle, but has a hint of color that ties into the lilac tones in the jumpsuit.

Suggested Retail: $8.97

I Paid: $2.00

Total Savings: $6.97

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I had so much fun participating in this challenge, and hope you like my Spring outfit as much as I do! In total, I saved $150.47 off of the suggested retail prices for the pieces I purchased.  All of the items I purchased were high quality, gorgeous pieces that I’ll be wearing all Spring and Summer long.  I highly recommend shopping at Dixie Outlet Mall, whether it be for yourself, or for a friend/family member.  There are many great deals to be had from a wide variety of stores, and she (or he) who hunts, is sure to leave with an armful of finds!

Interested in a deal-hunt of your own? Stay tuned for a giveaway that will allow you to do just that!

Spark Sessions Fashion & Beauty Blogger Conference 2014

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It’s finally here! Spark Sessions Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference is now just days away.

The conference is Canada’s first of its kind, and is taking place November 15th and 16th in Toronto.  Started by Marissa Anwar (Editor-in-Chief for Chic Darling and Thirty Six Months) and her awesome team, Spark Sessions hosted their first conference in 2013.  Returning in 2014, they have nearly tripled their number of registered attendees at over 250 bloggers!

As stated in the official press release, “attendees can expect top-notch teaching, insights and networking opportunities with a vast array of high quality online media, blogging, and PR speakers”.  You can check out this year’s agenda here.  Sponsors for 2014 include Benefit Cosmetics, Nivea, Clarisonic, Jergens, Biore, Pure and Simple, OPI, Kiss, Best Buy, Keurig, Diet Coke, Bench Canada, and more!

Interested in attending? A limited number of tickets are still available at: www.sparksessions.ca/register

Unable to attend? Not to worry, I’ll be sure to provide an update about my experience in a future post (and on Instagram @elyse270).

Already attending? Let me know in the comments below, and looking forward to seeing you there!

Blogiversary Giveaway!

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It’s hard to believe it has been (a little over) a year since I started WhatDidSheFind.  Blogging about beauty and fashion is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I’m so glad I finally “took the plunge”.  To all of you who take time out of your day to read my posts: thank you.

I’m excited to announce that, in honour of my 1 year blogiversary, I’m hosting a giveaway!  One winner will receive two items I’m currently loving: this adorable “Stay Chic” clutch (or makeup bag), and a limited edition Barbie for Forever 21 lipstick trio (red, fuchsia, and baby pink).

Entry requires that the winner be both a follower of my blog and my Instagram account.  For extra entries, you can choose to share this giveaway on Facebook.  The giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the U.S., and the winner must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter link below.

Here’s to many more fashion and beauty-full years to come!

Elyse

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