7.16.2012

Outlet Success



Blouse (Limited): Skirt (Banana Republic Outlet); Shoes (BCBG find at TJMaxx);
Bryan B Photography

Going to the outlet mall can be a lot like a first date... it's exciting, you have all high expectations, and you don't want to waste your time.  And I've been burned in the past... I've walked into Gap outlet encouraged by a window display to find everything inside boring, and I wonder if the prices truly are better.  But I had a fabulous first date experience at the Banana Republic outlet store where I found this skirt. It's completely my type and came at a perfect price ($12).  And like successful first dates, this experience gave me hope for my future of outlet shopping.  And if you must know, the date did end with kiss :)

40 comments:

Chahrazad said...

Love your whole outfit. Your blous is so cute!
And that skirt is just adorable. Indeed, it was certainly a succeed first date.

x
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still being [molly] said...

okay... heather... this outfit is amazing! i love love love the pattern of the skirt - and SO true about outlet shopping being like a first date. SO true! :) BTW: you should totally come link up to #YOLOmondays today if you want! :) have an awesome monday, heather!

Tara St said...

I love the Banana Republic outlet stores...and also hate the Gap outlets. I've also had good luck at J. Crew outlet stores. That skirt was a terrific find for only $12!
Tara
Penniless Socialite
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Katie- Hems for Her said...

Shut your mouth! $12? You hit the jackpot. This outfit is so beautiful and classic, I am dying over here! I love it!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

That is so true about the outlet mall! Love your description. You look so cute. I love that blouse!

Amy



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Candice said...

That skirt is fabulous! What a great find!!!

Rachel Lynne said...

Such a cute skirt!!!!! You look fabulous! :) P.S. I'M GETTING A PUPPY! :)

xoxo,
Rachel

Daniella said...

Gorgeous skirt sweetie, love the print! Such a great piece! :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Francesca said...

This has a real vintage feel to it- you look gorgeous.

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Cafe Fashionista said...

The color of that skirt makes your eyes totally pop - beautiful! And I love the comparison between first dates and outlet shopping - totally true! :)

TheTinyHeart said...

That skirt has such a cute print and was such a great price! There's an outlet mall right near me, but I'd rather shop at the regular mall. I find the outlet merchandise is usually poorer quality than the regular store so it's sometimes not worth the savings.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

My Vintage Curves said...

Only 12 $? What a great deal!!!

Bethie The Boo said...

Great find for $12! That is the best kind of deal! And it's so pretty!

Outside Looking In said...

CUTE! I love the skirt and that's a great find for $12! Nice find with the shoes too!

Kathleen Lisson said...

Did you kiss the skirt? I have the same feeling about outlet shops - sometimes the prices aren't that much cheaper.

two birds said...

i haven't been to the outlet malls for so long, but now i kind of want to go. i tend to go a little crazy in the kitchen stores, so i try to steer clear! i love this skirt, and those shoes are amazing!

becks said...

great finds! love that top x

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Lilli said...

lovely look!:) kisses!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

great skirt heather

Xo Megan

Dana said...

$12 for that great skirt!! I'm long overdue for an outlet shopping trip - you just inspired me :)

Dana
Big City Farm Girl

Shea said...

I love outlet shopping, but you're right sometimes they can be such a let down. I LOVE that skirt though! I've always had good luck at the Banana Republic Outlet too.

yiqin; said...

love this <3

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

banana republic has an awesome outlet. what a great skirt! i love the print and colors. love that ruffled top. have a great week!
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Shubhi said...

Such pretty pictures. love the print on your skirt. and you are so harmonized with the fab background. love it:)


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Diana said...

Adore this skirt!! xx

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Juneli said...

You look lovely, Heather, in that gorgeous green skirt!
It is always exciting to me to visit Outlets as you never know what treasure you might find there! I actually spotted this same skirt in BR outlet but I had to resist myself from buying it as I already did some purchases and did not want to go over board!
Love
Juneli from Fashionably Yours

Sarah Stright said...

I've gotten in lots of trouble (with my credit card) inside a Banana Republic outfit. The sales are just TOO GOOD. Love this skirt, the colors are gorgeous! Ps.. Hosting a blog hop today, would love if you'd come share your blog with everyone :)

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Krystal said...

i love outlet malls!! they just do not have that here, its sad :(

Tarah and the City said...

Hey there,
I know what you mean about outlet stores, either you love them or hate them. :) This is a beautiful outfit so graceful and classy as usual.
You look amazing Heather.
Always,
Tarah and the City

newpetite said...

Outlet shopping is very intimidating for me! You look lovely and I love the blouse on you!

The Curvy Girl said...

I am loving those shoes!!!

Bravoe Runway said...

I never find anything good at the BR and Gap outlet! So I am jealous of this amazing find of yours!

ashy said...

loveeeee that skirt! wow, good snatch at 12$ n i agree with ur description, BR outlets never disappoint. i think outlets are first dates with hard-to-get/expensive brands - i always head to those stores first.
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smalltownbigwardrobe.com said...

Ha! That is the perfect metaphor for the outlet mall! I seem to always have bad experiences at Banana and Gap but J. Crew gets me every time. Love that skirt and those shoes are awesome!

Jamie said...

I just love the pattern in this skirt!! I'm a bit obsessed with the blue and green print combo lately :)

The Blue Hour

Christi Lynn said...

you look gorgeous! really so pretty!

Laura said...

Great find, I love that pattern! It's so great when you find a something you love that actually feels like a bargain - it's always sad when you end up getting nothing because the deals aren't even worth the drive!

Amanda Raborn said...

More like outlet SCORE! Love that! You look fantastic! :)

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

Kat said...

Great analogy of outlet shopping being like dating. I love those shoes! I like how the shine amps up the neutral colour and the heel height and shape are perfect. These will be wonderful for fall too, I'm sure (maybe with some coloured tights??)

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