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RetailMeNot Spring Fashion Challenge

My RetailMeNot Spring Fashion Challenge

Spring has already sprung and I'm quickly realizing that my closet is totally unprepared for the warm weather and crop of activities coming up (like my baby shower - woohoo!) So when RetailMeNot challenged me to put together the perfect spring outfit for $100 or less using RetailMeNot coupons, I jumped on the opportunity.

As longtime readers will attest, I've been a huge fan of for ages. It's the first place I look for online coupons, and now it's the first place I look for printables and mobile coupons on my iPhone, too.

On with the Spring Fashion Challenge! I was given a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of RetailMeNot to put together my look. The requirements: Select and purchase at least 3 items (clothing, shoes, purse and/or hat) from 3 separate merchants using coupons you found on

Here's what I got:

  • Kohl's - LC Lauren Conrad denim moto jacket, orig. $68 on sale for $34
    Hi-lo chiffon skirt, orig. $58 on sale for $40.60
    Online coupon: Save 20% On Sitewide Orders + Free Shipping On $75 Or More. Some Exclusions May Apply. Expires 4/24/2013. Code APRILGIFT
    Final price of jacket + skirt: $59.68

  • Target - Mossimo "Patricia" wedge sandal, orig. $29.99
    In-Store coupon: $5 off $29.99 shoe purchase (no actual coupon needed but I found out about the deal via
    Final price of shoes: $24.99

  • Old Navy - Maternity Jersey Stretch Tank, $12.94
    Online coupon: Take Up to 30% Off Spring Clean Sale Items + An Additional 15% Off Women's, Women's Plus and Maternity + Free Shipping on $50 through 4/24/13 with code ONSAVENOW
    Final price of tank: $11

Kohls: $59.68
Target: $24.99
Old Navy: $11
Total: $95.67

Since I'm 34 weeks pregnant, my spring style is all about feeling comfortable yet feminine. The hi-low skirt I picked out has a girly floral print while the elastic waist band gives me breathing room. I'm also loving lightweight layering pieces like the denim moto jacket that I can wear post-baby, too.

Want to see the amazing looks that my competition fellow savvy fashion bloggers put together? Of course you do! See all the under-$100 spring outfits over at the Spring Fashion Challenge article on The Real Deal by RetailMeNot.

How did I do? Do you use online/mobile coupons? Let me know in the comments!

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My RetailMeNot Spring Fashion Challenge

My RetailMeNot Spring Fashion Challenge

My RetailMeNot Spring Fashion Challenge

My RetailMeNot Spring Fashion Challenge

My RetailMeNot Spring Fashion Challenge

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RetailMeNot.
You look GORGEOUS!!! And you did such a great job...I am now addicted to the RetailMeNot app! =)

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife
#1 jenn~the stylish housewife (Homepage) on 2013-04-30 09:27 (Reply)
Thanks Jenn. And like I said on Twitter, I love your look...wish I had snagged that eyelet dress too!!
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-04-30 10:24 (Reply)
You look adorable!! That baby is so ready to pop!!

#2 Kayla (Homepage) on 2013-04-30 09:41 (Reply)
No kidding!! Thx :-)
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-04-30 10:25 (Reply)
Adorable! The chiffon is so light and airy, perfect for spring, and great for summer. Love the pop of orange too! Tks for alerting me to RetailMeNot's newsletter 'cause I didn't know they had one.
#3 lisacng @ (Homepage) on 2013-04-30 12:06 (Reply)
You're one very stylish momma! Love the skirt!
#4 Megan (Homepage) on 2013-04-30 17:44 (Reply)
well hello gorgeous gal!
#5 megan, (Homepage) on 2013-04-30 18:31 (Reply)
:-) What a great outfit! I love your moto denim jacket--so cool. I am a big fan of RetailMeNot and have used many coupon codes from there for my online shopping. I love getting great deals. Speaking of, with a deal that is listed on RetailMeNot, I just got a great GAP jacket on Thredup's new women's clothing page for $5 plus $2.99 shipping. They are offering a $10 credit to new customers which is awesome for us shoppers on a budget.
#6 Brooke M. on 2013-05-01 01:49 (Reply)
look at that adorable baby bump!!! you look amazing and i love the outfit you put together. way to rock it at 34 weeks!!! im so impressed and so so happy for you!
#7 jennifer {} (Homepage) on 2013-05-01 10:32 (Reply)
This outfit is adorable and you look radiant! Great job! And of course I love the maternity inspiration.
#8 Alicia on 2013-05-03 15:51 (Reply)
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