Holiday Glam On A Budget

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The table the cleared.  The turkey is revisiting in leftover forms.  Thanksgiving sales have come and gone.  Your gift list is almost conquered, but now….what to wear for the office holiday party?  Or to New Year’s Eve?  Or both?!  Have no fear, we’re here to help.

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You can’t get a lot more glamorous than this dress.  The mixed metal look of the sequins make this a look that is super on trend.  And the strong geometric print of this dress makes a statement all on it’s own.  All it needs is a pair of AMAZING black heels and you’re done!

Oh, one more thing:  NOTE the ponytail.  It’s perfect.  If you do a dress like this (look at Express, Apricot Lane Boutique and Banana Republic for a similar style), the ponytail just sets the whole thing off.

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Yes, there are more sequins.  If it’s shiny, sparkly, or furry….it’s probably a good idea at this time of year.  But with this photo, we’re talking about color.  Don’t be afraid to make a statement with color: the more saturated, the better.  We’re featuring a gorgeous deep color, but there’s a whole world of color out there, people!  Don’t be afraid to choose a color that draws attention.  Another great thing about a strong color; it needs very little else to go along with it.  Pair this sequined top (again, this is something that you can find at Express, LOFT, Apricot Lane) with a pair of jeans and heels,  a simple pair of black trousers or a pencil skirt and you’re done!

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This is how separates are done, everyone.  Just look at it:  that’s a high-necked sleeveless knit top, a skirt and a pair of heels. They aren’t hard to find, or to find for all body types.  We just saw a skirt almost like this at TORRID!  Pull them altogether and voila!  Instant holiday va-va-voom!    tAnd the best part of holiday shopping for gifts and party outfits is….SALES.  The month of December is full of hot sales on fabuLESS outfits for all occasions.  Treat yourself!

 

 

Lighting Up The Holidays in a FabuLESS Way!

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The holidays are almost upon us and we can’t think of a more fabuLESS way to usher them in than a tree lighting concert!  So, for this one post, we are going to talk about the best look to attend a holiday concert in; i.e., the Holiday Tree Lighting Concert!

The concert is on Saturday, November 12 and features Ashley Argota, who plays the role Lou in Freeform (formerly ABC Family Channel) The Fosters.  Ashley has also been featured on the Disney Channel (How to Build a Better Boy) ,  and Knickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP.  But that’s not all!  This FREE concert will also have Andi & Alex, semi-finalists from The Voice performing!  With Santa on board to light the tree, autograph signing and giveaways and sales all day long, you’ll want to dress warm so you can see it all!

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Tis’ the season to give and this year, we are partnering with SSM Health/St. Clare Hospital on The Bear Project.  The Bear Project comforts children who are in need of medical services by giving them a teddy bear to snuggle.  Bring a new Teddy Bear donation to the event and receive a voucher for a FREE Outlets at The Dells Moonlight Madness gift card.

 

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So, dress for photos and autographs and Santa and come to The Outlets for the Tree Lighting concert!  For more information and a complete schedule of performers, visit OutletsAtTheDells.com

A Boot-iful Fall

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Brrrr!  The first taste of fall has finally hit us….and we couldn’t be more EXCITED!!!  After a long summer of pretty spectacular flip flop weather, it’s always refreshing to not have to maintain perfectly polished toes.  And what better way that with…..BOOTS!  Tall ones, short ones, mid-calf:  they’re all a great addition to any fall and winter outfit.

Maurices has boots galore now:  we love these lace up wedges!  And pairing them up with a a cuffed skinny jean provides the perfect amount of “ankle cleavage,”  a term we just learned about!   If you wanted to ear your skinny jeans and your booties but didn’t know how:  This.  Is.  It.  maurices3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And if you’re looking for another “boot-iful” option for fall, check out these bits of suede loveliess, courtesy of Apricot Lane.  Love the cutout detail.  Love the stacked heel.

Follow Apricot Lane on Instagram for gorgeous boards like this!

 

 

 

 

Bass Factory Outlet shows the men’s side of the boot with this look, but their women’s boots are fantastic as well!  Note the cuff on the jean:  this fashion trend is not gender bass-cuffspecific.  Also note:  Bass Factory Outlet is extending their hours this weekend and offering an additional 15% off the in-store sale on your entire purchase!

 

 

 

 

 

But not all boots are short and for that, soo…what’s a girl to do?  Wear them like our Maurice’s model.  Tuck in your lmauriceseggings/skinny jeans and head out the door. It’s a great look for a girls night out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So get yourselves some boots and let your toe nails go au naturale for a few months.  And if you wait until this weekend, you can swing into Customer Service and pick up and OUTCure coupon to save even more!  Coupons sell for $1 apiece or 6 for $5 and ALL PROCEEDS benefit groundbreaking cancer research at the UW Carbone Cancer Center.  What a boot-iful idea.  oad-outcure-22x28-printer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shopping Extravaganza – Be There!

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“Are you going to Shopping Extravaganza this year?”

“WHAT?  You haven’t gotten your ticket yet?”

No worries, there are plenty of places to get a ticket for yourself and your girls.  But first, let’s give the skinny on what Shopping Extravaganza is and why you should RUN, not walk, and get your tickets TODAY:

  1. It’s a great way to support one of 18 very worthy charities.  That’s 100% correct. Charities from Madison to LaCrosse, Portage, Wisconsin Dells, Baraboo, Reedsburg…all over the area, are selling tickets for $20/ticket.  75% of that ticket price goes back to your charity of choice.  Here’s the list of partner charities.
  2. There’s no need to stretch, get muddy, crawl under or over anything to support your favorite charities.   Not that there is anything wrong with any of that.  But….shopping is also cardio.  Let’s not forget that. 12015252_10204687874029181_8818235198089921477_o
  3. That Shopping Extravaganza ticket gets you LOADS of swag:
    • Swag bag
    • Lunch catered by Bobber’s Island Grill – YUMMMM!!!!Shoes
    • Exclusive offers, just for Shop Ex-ers
    • PRIZE TICKETS – Three to start….but you can buy more if you like, and all that money goes to charity as well!
    • Live music
    • Fashion Show

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  4. So…what are the prize tickets for? This is when it becomes really, really cool:

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That’s right:  GIFT CARDS.  For The Outlets.  For individual stores.  For Dells attractions.  For Dells accommodations.  For Dells restaurants.  Over $14,000 will be given away in fours hours!

So, let’s recap:

  • Saturday, September 17
  • 11am – 3pm
  • Lunch, Fun, Shopping, Music and PRIZES!!!!
  • No need to get muddy or sweaty.  Unless you want to.  We won’t judge.
  • $14,000 in gift cards given away!

Have more questions?  Visit our web site or call 608.253.5380 for more details today!

FabuLESS Back To School Cool!

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ASSIGNMENT:  Stretch the Back To School budget as far as possible.

PLAN: Buy the staples, on sale, and see how many ways they can be used to create totally different looks throughout the year.

Seems easy enough, right?  Well, it is…no need to take notes, we’ve done it all for you!

It’s all about the basics:  clothes that wear well, can be used in a multitude of ways and, hopefully, can be found on sale.  Easily done at the Outlets at The Dells – we jumped into Maurices, where jeggings and graphic t-shirts were 50% off.  So here’s the beginning:

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Cute, right?  Comfy, easy to wear, easy to wash…brilliant.  But…it’s the first day, so we’ve got to do more than this.  Add some cute sandals, sparkly bracelets a scarf and she’s “first day” appropriate:

 

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Change the shoes to sneakers and throw on a denim vest?  LOVE this look:

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Take away the scarf, add a motion pendant and a vest and we’ve got Boho-fabulousness happening:

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So, this takes us through fall, which is great.  But we can use these basics in winter as well.  boots,  super-cute socks and a great jacket.  Adorbs!

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So, 1 pair of jeans.  1 t-shirt.  ENDLESS possibilities.  This is advanced math we can all enjoy!

EXTRA CREDIT: Go to outletsatthedells.com and download Back To School 20% coupons, available August 1 – 31!

FabuLESS Vacation Looks For Summer

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It’s vacation time! Time to pack the bags and enjoy some quality time with friends and family.  A new outfit for such an event is a must.  So research has been diligently completed and here are four fabuLESS summer outfits for under $100!

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Bass UseNothing says “vacation” and “summer” like linen.   Bass Factory Outlet has these easy linen skirts in right now.  Put them with a tank, or a fitted t-shirt for a causal look.  Here, it’s pulled together with a denim cropped shell and some adorable peep-toe espadrilles.  Easy, breezy and less than $100!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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White!  Head to to white!  It’s clean and simple and so completely perfect for summer vacation.  We found these cute skinny stretch denim capris at Levi’s Outlet Store. They feel as amazing as they look.  The cotton shell has an adorable gathered det
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This outfit from Maurice’s, though.  A day at the beach, a trip to the zoo, a picnic at a park…this look translates across all vacation locations.  The gauzy sundress is layered with another sundress, used as a vest!  What a brilliant idea!  Lacy wedge sandals, shades and a statement necklace give the outfit polish while keeping it causal.  So pretty.  So vacation.  Maurices

Banana Republic Factory Store

Havana, here we come.  From Banana Republic Factory Store, this AMAZING sun dress.  The floral print is a statement unto itself; don’t get us started on the details across the back.  We added a woven tote and hat to polish the look.  Someone, please take us to the ocean so we can really show this off!  Banana

Looking for more AMAZING summer fashion finds?  Make sure to shop Outlets at The Dells during your next trip to Wisconsin Dells…you’ll be glad you did!

4 Things Your Mom Was Right About, Kind Of

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Moms:  our supporters, our sounding boards, our teachers.  We all have favorite lessons we learned at their knee.

“If you keep making that face, it will freeze like that.”  

“Life is hard.  Get a helmet.”

“You can’t have caffeine.  It will stunt your growth.”

“I’m the adult, so I can have cake for breakfast.  When  you’re an adult, you can make that choice, too.”

All these are very important, but the fashion rules our mothers imparted upon us still ring in our ears when we walk into a store:

“Never wear white pants before Memorial Day.”

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This is a rule even our moms no longer follow.  We wear white pants year-round now, but these, found at Apricot Lane Boutique, are perfect for spring and summer. They fit perfectly and can be dressed up or down.

 

“Petite people shouldn’t wear all over prints. It makes them look smaller”

FullSizeRenderPetites are just that, petite.  The pattern won’t add or detract from the scale of a body.  Take for example this dress from J Crew Factory.  This is a perfect dress to wear for brunch, the office or a special occasion.  The fit is perfect and the pattern brings a great interest to what could have been just a regular sheath dress.  We think she looks just perfect!

 

Buy good basic wardrobe pieces, then layer in the current trends.”

 

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On this, we agree 110%!  For instance, this look from Maurice’s:  the basis of the outfit are the jeans.  They’re well constructed and will last as long as the flares your mom still has in her closet.  The accessories we could use in a multitude of outfits as well; who doesn’t have a great pair of aviators in their car right now?  The trendy piece is the fringe tank.  It pulls all the wardrobe basics together and makes the look fashion forward and on trend.

“Accessories make the outfit.”

KayYes.  Absolutely. And maybe it’s not a “Mom” necklace, but then again….maybe it is.  These pieces are from Kay Jewelers Outlet, where you could purchase many, many other accessories to wear for just one outfit, or for everyday.  The point is, these are all special pieces that will make an outfit, because they are given and worn with love.

Here’s another “pearl” of wisdom we all heard, “Never buy full price when you can get it on sale.”  All of these pieces are on sale at Outlets at The Dells.  Make Mom proud and shop outlet prices today!  For more information on these items, or for up to date sales and events information, visit www.outletsatthedells.com.