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Okay, gals. Today’s post is about something I’m extremely passionate about: Saving money.
Lol okay, so I’m actually talking about buying shit on sale because technically you’re saving money in the process.
So, basically the same thing. Potato, puh-ta-to.
Nika — the dog I’ve been watching for the week — and I spent the weekend wandering around the Windy City — when it wasn’t raining, at least.
(CAN YOU EVEN HANDLE THE CUTENESS!?)
The temps fluctuated from day-to-day, annoyingly; but nonetheless, I was appropriately outfitted for the occasion in head-to-toe sale finds from — are you ready? — Kohl’s.
I’m convinced that retailers like Kohl’s exists so that you almost feel like shopping is a game.
So when the brand asked me if I’d like to see if I could style a full look from head-to/toe for less than $200, I was obvs up for the challenge.
Believe it or not, though, Kohl’s and I go way back. We’ve got history.
My nostalgia for the brand is a pretty easy way to peg that I grew up in a suburban city (in Ohio).
My mom and I used to play this game called “how much can we save vs. spend” when we’d venture out on our Wednesday night dates — dragging her mom (my gram) along with us.
Always Wednesday’s, since that was Senior Citizen (additional) Discount day. Rain or shine, gram.
Over time, it wasn’t just a standing calendar invite. It was the holy grail of mother daughter grandmother activities.
Also, quick side-bar:
Why isn’t “Bargain Shopper” something you’re able to proudly display on a resume? Do people have any idea how much goal-setting, patience and persistence goes into such a feat?
Marketable qualities if I’ve ever heard ’em.
But anyway, did you know you can buy the same things at Kohl’s versus other department stores for 30% less.
I totally made that number up, but there’s a lot of truth to it.
Take my outfit, for example:
Sonoma jean jacket,
Levi’s striped crewneck top,
Levi’s white boyfriend jeans,
LC by Lauren Conrad sunglasses,
Sonoma women’s boater hat,
Circus by Sam Edelman sandals,
I actually got these high-rise jean shorts (in “Indigo Kickflip”), a pair of nude sandals and the same Levi’s crewneck (in black stripe) — and was still just under my $200 budget (after adding two additional Kohl’s promo codes I googled around for).
Anyone else up for the challenge? And who else among my Midwestern babes goes way back with Kohl’s?
May your outfits be Insta-worthy and your checking accounts full.
In this look (c/o)
White boyfriend jeans: Levi’s
Striped crewneck shirt: Levi’s (also comes in black)
Denim jacket: Sonoma in ‘Crosshatch’ (size small); comes in six washes/colors
Women’s boater hat: Sonoma “Goods for Life”
Red sandals: Circus by Sam Edelman (in multiple colors)
Oversized tote: Sonoma “Goods for Life” (cute striped version here)
Sunglasses: LC by Lauren Conrad
Created in Partnership with Kohl’s