Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Marshalls Project Fab: My $100 OOTD Challenge

I'm so excited to tell you that my favorite designer bargain store Marshalls has sent me a $100 gift card to participate in a contest called Project Fab to find the most fab items I can and share my findings with you. Being an avid Marshalls shopper as you may have noticed on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook, I'm not afraid to scour the racks to find the best deal. And you know how much I love a bargain, so this was quite the fun task for me.

I made myself a goal, I wanted to find a chic head to toe outfit with name brand pieces while staying within my $100 gift card budget. It wasn't necessary to do, but I love giving myself a challenge to prove my bargain hunting skills. ;)

I already had my mind set on a pair of shoes and a clutch that I HAD to have, so going in to the store I was prepared to center my outfit focus on these two pieces and bring it together with a chic edgy ecombo.

Let's see how far $100 can go at Marshalls, shall we?

Start Cost at $100.

1. Must-have gold cut-out flats by Kenneth Cole Reaction $25 on clearance! Such a steal compared to the going rate online right now for $69.95!
$100-$25= $75 left to spend

2. TasHa (Nordstrom brand) studded clutch with knuckle bling! For $29.99 this is a statement piece-not to be messed around with!

$100-$25-$29.99= $45.01 to spare

3. Black & White Stripe Top w/Vegan Leather side detail by Cynthia Rowley. This is going to give me the Parisian chic touch I'm aiming for.

$100-$25-$29.99-$14.99= $30.02 can I do it?

4. Free People black moto stretch pant, on trend and perfect for fall! A great basic piece that is versatile yet with an edge.
$100-$25-$29.99-$14.99-$34.99= -$4.97

This whole OOTD cost me
 ...a grand total of....
$104.97 (not including tax)!!

Just putting me over the $100 mark by $4.97. Not bad at all.

Here's how I ended up styling it.

My final touch was the bow on top and a red lip.
Feeling very Audrey Hepburn.

It feels pretty darn fabulous to find a whole ensemble at Marshalls for ~ $100. 
It can be done ladies & gents!
And with this complete OOTD I felt like I can take on the baking world by storm. Oui!

*Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.


  1. I love all your finds! The top is so perfect for those jeans! :D

    1. Thank you so much Closet Fashionista! I'm in love with all my findings too.

  2. Love every piece you found - very Parisian chic!! Marshalls did well choosing you for Project Fab, best job ever!! :D


    1. Who isn't fascinated by Parisian style on a budget? Thank you SO much Tracy, so sweet of you to say.


  3. How fun and a great look! Love the knuckle clutch :)


    1. Thank you Cathy! The knuckle clutch is one of my fave clutches right now too.


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