Top: Banana Republic
Skirt: Karen Kane (giveaway prize)
Last month, I came across a giveaway for $200 for an outfit and a styling session hosted by Karen Kane, and I entered, of course, because I love entering giveaways. I was so surprised when I was emailed a few weeks later letting me know I had won! So exciting!!! I mean, what's better than free clothes?
I met up with Angie, a Karen Kane rep, last week for our shopping day at Macy's, and it was really nice to be able to learn more about the company and brand. We picked out a bunch of outfits to try on and I ended up with a few different things, all of which I absolutely adore.
Seeing that $200 is one third of my annual budget allotted to clothes, it was really difficult for me to stomach spending that much money on only three items. And two of the things were FULL PRICE and NO COUPON (!!!!! it should be a crime to pay full price and have no coupon at Macy's). As I left the store, I was thinking that maybe I could return one of them and use the money towards other clothes (because $90 goes a long ways, and using it on only one item seemed wasteful), but I was unable to pick one item I liked least, and couldn't bear the thought of returning any of them. I like them all too much.
Plus, it's nice to wear something other than Target and Forever 21 once in awhile :)
PS. My dear friend Linley over at Dwelling and Telling is hosting her own giveaway for a $200 Karen Kane styling day! Go enter NOW!
PPS. There are no blueberries in this picture. I had no idea what to name this post, and Sorren suggested 'blueberries' - because everyone likes blueberries. TRUE DAT.