Affordable Fashion Blog | Walking in Memphis in High Heels : RetailMeNot Fashion Challenge

Monday, December 9, 2013

RetailMeNot Fashion Challenge

 J.Crew Factory Floral Blouse c/o RetailMeNot // J.Crew Silk Sweatshirt c/o RetailMeNot // The Limited Skirt c/o RetailMeNot // Michael Antonio Pumps c/o RetailMeNot // Banana Republic Snood(save, splurge) // Boutique7Even Bag c/o // Citizen Watch c/o // Kendra Scott Necklace c/o // Candy Couture Bracelet c/o  

I have been using RetailMeNot for over 5 years, so I was so excited when they asked me to share a holiday look for their Holiday Fashion Challenge with you today! Since I use them most everyday, it was only natural that I would be so excited to share the site with you! 

With the holidays right around the corner, it can get so expensive to find a new outfit to wear to parties. This is why I love buying pieces that can easily be worn multiple ways, instead of just buying a fancy holiday dress that can only be worn once or twice a year. In leiu of all the typcial red dresses, I wanted to put together an outfit that would be great for a Christmas party with friends. It is a little more casual since it's a party with friends, but it is still fun and trendy. The entire outfit is made up of beautiful jewel tones such as cobalt, burgundy and teal. It is season appropriate, but most of these pieces could actually be remixed and be worn year-round which will stretch your budget even further!   The first thing I look for when buying an outfit is whether it is on sale or whether I can find a coupon for it through RetailMeNot.  The second thing I look for when buying almost any item is the versatility of that item. Can I wear it most of the year? Can I easily dress it up or down? Can I wear it to work and wear it out? These are all very important questions to ask when trying to stay within your budget but still have a fabulous and versatile wardrobe.  The beautiful skirt is a deep burgundy lace print that screams holiday party! It can easily be paired with a black velvet halter and statement jewelry for a dressier party also. The blue silk sweatshirt was the first piece I purchased when putting together this outfit. I can see wearing it so many ways, including with black leggings, a fur vest and booties. I fell in the love with the beaufiul floral print on this teal blouse, but I didn't want it to take away from the beautiful skirt. I decided to try something different, so I layered it under my other blouse and then just rolled up the sleeves so you could just see a pop of color underneath. The last piece I purchased to go with this outfit was the suede pumps. I had been wanting some for a while, and the price tag on these was perfect, especially when paired with the additional RetailMeNot coupon.
I mainly use RetailMeNot to find coupons, but I also occasionally share coupons on the site for others to use also. It is the first website I go to before making a purchase. I never go shopping anywhere without first checking out the site. I find all my online and in store coupons there. I even use their mobile app before I checkout in stores just to make sure I didn't miss a coupon. For instance, I made a last minute stop at Bath & Body Works on Black Friday. Right before I checked out, I searched the RetailMeNot app, found a coupon for $10 off a $30 purchase, and the store even accepted the coupon right off my phone. When shopping for this outfit though, I did all my shopping online using the website. I was able to research which stores had some of the best coupons first, and then I went to their site to begin my shopping. It was fast, easy and overall it saved me about 45% off the orignal prices for this outfit including everything but the purse and jewelry.  Have you tried RetailMeNot yet? 
Original Price $59.95
Purchased for $29.98 with 50% off coupon
Original Price $79.50
Purchased for $39.50 with 50% off coupon
Original Price $110
Sale Price $89.99
Purchased for $62.99 with 30% off coupon
Original Price $19.99
Purchased for $17.99 with 10% off coupon
Grand Total $150.46
Total Savings $118.98 
This post is sponsored by RetailMeNot, but all opinions are my own.
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Jaela Lopez said...

Lovely and like I commented on IG beautifully put together, burgundy and blue is always my two lovely fall colors. You look great. Love your hair.

Lewis Lane said...

Retail Me Not is a must. My favorite discount site

Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...

that skirt is sooo cute! i've never used that site before but i'll have to check it out.

ashleykiraand said...

I love Retail Me Not - fabulous post. I am kind of obsessed with "chic" sweatshirts and yours is definitely a great one!

Ashleigh Jean said...

Love this look! Great scores, I love that site :) The silk sweatshirt is my favorite, I adore silk!

xo, Ashleigh @ Fashion in Flight

lena said...

your skirt has such a adorable colour :)

Tea&Sequins said...

I love this color combination so much! I've used RetailMeNot before, but I need to be better about always checking it before I shop!


FitTravelerAJ said...

That lace skirt is SO pretty! You're such a thrifty shopper :-)


Closet Fashionista said...

Loving this look! I'm a big fan of RetailMeNot too, never finish an order without visiting! That skirt you got is beautiful

Kelly Ann said...

This skirt is gorgeous and I love the color of these shoes!

Sparkles and Shoes

vickie said...

I've used RetailMeNot in the past, but I had forgotten about it. I'll have to start back using it. Great look!

Vicki Wilde said...

I haven't tried this website yet, but I'll have to check it out. I love deals :) Maybe I can get those heels, I love the color!

Danielle {Envision Pretty} said...

I keep meaning to try this website/app! I had it downloaded for a while and now I can't find it... I will have to get back on the bandwagon! Cute look!


Happiness at Mid Life said...

One of my favorite fall color combos! looking great as always!


Lindsay Truax said...

Cute heels. I have not tried the app. I will give it a shot. What savings on your outfit!!

Taramixandmatch said...

Love, love, love that skirt on you...the color is gorgeous!

KatieMc said...

Thanks for into to RMN! You have legs for miiiiiiiles! :-)

Rachel said...

I really love the contrasting cuffs on your top--the bright color really makes them stand out! And you really got some good deals! I've never heard of that site before, actually.

Dee Kay said...

Adorable, love everything about this. The heels, the lace skirt, the necklace! Great outfit
Ms Dee Kay