Shopping the #PBOStyle Challenge at Palm Beach Outlets

Dress: Express Outlet c/o Palm Beach Outlets | Rings: Charlotte Russe c/o Palm Beach Outlets | Eyeliner: Benefit ‘They’re Real’ via Ulta c/o Palm Beach Outlets| Jacket and Shoes: From my closet (H&M leather jacket, Nine West leopard pumps)

Last weekend, I was fortunate to be invited by the Palm Beach Outlets to participate in a blogger brunch and shopping challenge. We met at BJ’s Brewhouse to get our assignment: shop the mall for a fun fall look for under $100. After a delicious lunch, we all hit the stores to put together our looks. Palm Beach Outlets will be running a contest on their Facebook page and you’ll be given the opportunity to vote for who YOU think has the best outfit. (And obvi, you’ll be voting for me, yes?) Head over to Facebook and LIKE my photo!!

So what did I get? I went in with a strategy. Having recently shopped the mall for the first time, I had spotted a few things in-stores that I had instantly fallen for. Namely, the heart stripe sweaterdress at Express. Truthfully, I had spotted the dress LAST holiday season in the full-line Express store and didn’t take the plunge. I’ve basically been regretting it ever since. (NOTHING haunts us like the things we didn’t buy.) It was originally $75 in-stores, but I managed to scoop it up for $35! (Amazing, right?)  I also wanted to hit the Francesca’s Collection outlet store for some jewels. I was psyched to learn that all clearance necklaces at Francesca’s were on sale for $9.95, so I scooped up TWO.  I ended up not wearing EITHER with my sweaterdress, because it was really a bit much. I’ve already gotten use out of both and they’re probably the two best jewelry pieces I’ve scooped up in awhile. (Trust me- I’ll be wearing them all the time.) I also scored some great midi rings at Charlotte Russe that were in a pack for $5. Midi rings are something I scoop up in bulk, because I’m forever flinging them off in stores, losing them in fitting rooms, or similar. I lose them too much to spend more than a few dollars on each one, so this is perfect.

I LOVE the Marketplace adjacent to the PBO… they just opened up a brand new Ulta (my fave beauty outpost!) so I took advantage and scored my THIRD ‘They’re Real’ gel liner by Benefit. This eyeliner literally changed my beauty life. I can’t rave enough about how amazing it is. If you’re in the market for a new eyeliner? Invest. TOTALLY worth it.

So, what do you think of what I got? I’ll be updating you all when the contest goes live so you can vote!

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