A GOOD IDEA THAT WASN’T

Being new to the world of blogging (my first post was May 20, 2016), I am learning about blogging the same way I am learning about style….by trial and error. A couple of weeks ago, I had the idea to spend the $50 gift card I received for my birthday to buy an outfit and blog about it.  That part of the idea was great! At least to me. 🙂

HOW TO BUY AN OUTFIT FOR LESS THAN $50

The second part of the challenge was to have a contest, and give a $25 Amazon card to the winner.

SHOPPING CHALLENGE

This was the error part of the trial and error! In my mind, many aspiring fashionistas would send me photos of themselves in adorable $50 outfits. I was so excited to see the results.

HAHA.  Here are the results:  Four family members said they would enter. (None did).  ONE…yes, that’s right, ONE beautiful lady whom I do not know sent me a photo.

So, I did not get to see a lot of cute outfits, but I did get to see one cute outfit, and I am declaring Patti Patterson from New Castle, Pennsylvania as the official winner. She will be receiving a gift card. Now aren’t you kind of sorry you did not enter??? Your odds were really good. LOL

Here is the cute outfit she came up with for a grand total of $49.97

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  • Dress: ANA from JC Penney $19.99
  • Necklace: Liz Claiborne from JC Penney  $10.99
  • Shoes: Madden Girl from Down Under Consignment  $7.50
  • Purse: Bangles from Peebles Department Store $8.99

Way to go Patti!  The outfit is adorable, and so are you. I hope you enjoy shopping some more with your gift card. Thanks so much for entering my contest.  It actually was a good idea for you. 😉

 

15 thoughts on “A GOOD IDEA THAT WASN’T”

  1. Congrats to the winner!! I am new to your blog which I find very interesting. Like your outfits (sans the orange – not my color) and your hair cut & color. Keep up the good work!!!

    1. Hi Kay,
      Thank you! I too, used to hate orange and NEVER wore it. But one day something just clicked and now I love it. 🙂

  2. I never saw the challenge — I could do it though. My outfit today is under $50; all courtesy of Target. 🙂

    Would still live to have you come do a makeover though!

    1. Yay Target! I hear so many people say they get great stuff there, but the one in our town is small and I never find anything there.

  3. Well this is a surprise! Too bad you didn’t get entries, this challenge was a lot of fun. So I am happy to accept! Thank You!
    Patti

  4. I am very happy about winning..the fashion challenge was fun. I enjoy clothes, and shopping. I work at a consignment store so I can bargain hunt really well. Maybe try this again..it would have been interesting to see some of the outfits. Thank you!!! Patti

    1. You did a great job! Thank you so much for entering. I sent the gift card to your email, so if you don’t get it check spam or let me know. If you use it to buy clothes, send a photo.

      1. I did get the gift card..haven’t used it yet. I am waiting to go through my fall clothing and see what I need. Thank you again! Patti

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