Springing Up My Wardrobe with a Kohl’s Shopping Trip {Giveaway}

by Melanie Edwards on March 21, 2013 · 282 comments

in Giveaways, Women

Shopping for Spring Clothes at Kohl's

I’m not sure what happened, but my wardrobe is seriously lacking these days. I’ve never been one to be super fashion-conscious, but I know that my closet used to look better than it currently does. I half-heartedly joke all the time that I need to be on one of those TV make-over shows where the stylists tell the person exactly what she should or should not wear. I just don’t really pay much attention to fashion trends nor do I often shop for myself. When I do shop for myself, my logical and practical senses tell me I should buy items that I can re-use, mix and match, and wear for multiple occasions. I very rarely buy items that are for just one occasion or that only go with one specific outfit. I would much rather have an array of items that I can grab and go. And, that’s how the problem began.

These days, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find me in jeans and a blouse or shirt – every day. My daily routine consists of dropping the kids to school, working from home, picking up the kids, and running errands. On the weekends, we sometimes go out as a family, but again, it’s not a major occasion and in my mind, not one to merit wearing anything fancier. So, jeans and some type of shirt it is, again. I cannot deny that I’m always comfortable, but I definitely feel like I’m in the middle of a major fashion crisis and would love to spruce up my wardrobe. I may just have to get over being practical, enhance my wardrobe a bit, and start combining different pieces to make things look different.

Shoes from My Current Wardrobe

I took a recent opportunity from Kohl’s to brighten up my wardrobe and start thinking differently about my outfits. Kohl’s challenged me to shop their recent Grand Opening sale to find spring items and coordinate with a favorite piece already in my closet. I decided to try to find items that would allow me to use two sandals I currently have in my closet, both of which I really like, but don’t often wear. The good thing is that the wedges have a variety of colors in them, many of them already bright and perfect for spring!

Kohl's Women's Dress

With my shoes in mind, I was determined to find bright colors and at least one dress, to change things up from the jeans I normally wear. Let me tell you, it’s hard to stray from the norm and force yourself to look at different clothes! But, I tried my best and after trying on a variety of clothes, I settled on a couple of outfits. The first is a pink dress that I think I can either dress-up or wear more casually, depending on the accessories. I like that I can switch out the belt to wear with different color shoes, including my wedges and my silver sandals if I use a silver belt.

The other outfit I picked out is certainly full of spring colors and very different from anything I have in my closet. I chose teal Jennifer Lopez jeans, a basic white tank, and a pink cardigan. I love how the colors combine and though hesitant at first, I am happy with this outfit. It too goes well with my silver sandals. I happened to see a pair of beige ballet flats that I thought would work well with this outfit, plus other pieces I already own, so I grabbed them up also. I saved quite a bit of money too with the pieces I picked out; the jeans were actually half off, as were many other items in the store!

Spring Clothes from Kohl's

What do you think? Did I do good with my Kohl’s shopping trip? It was actually pretty fun to find different clothes I’m not accustomed to buying and piece them together. I may just be on the right track to upgrading my wardrobe after all!

Kohl’s Gift Card Giveaway ****Giveaway closed****

To help you get your wardrobe ready for spring, we’re giving away a $100 Kohl’s gift card! See giveaway details below.

How to Enter

Required entry: If you’d like to enter this giveaway for a $100 Kohl’s gift card, simply leave a comment telling us about your favorite closet piece. Do you have a favorite blouse, dress, pants, pair of shoes? Tell us all about it!

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All entries must be in by Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. You must be 18 or older and a U.S. resident. No purchase necessary. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your entry.) Winner will have 72 hours to respond and claim prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Prize will be provided and fulfilled by giveaway sponsor and modernmami™.com is not responsible for lost or damaged goods.

Disclosure: I received a Kohl’s gift card to shop the Kohl’s Grand Opening sale and facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Amber March 21, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I just adore my favorite pair of jeans, they fit well and look great dressed casual or more trendy.

Amber March 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm

I follow you on Twitter (roomofmyown)

Amber March 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm

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Maria Jose @verybusymama March 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Melanie, GREAT choices and great shots 🙂 I really think you should take pictures of yourself wearing these pieces – I love seeing how it all comes together. We should “swap blogs” for a day and you can post your outfit on my mine and I can do one on yours. Let me know!

Amber March 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm
Maria Jose @verybusymama March 21, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Following on twitter @verybusymama

Maria Jose @verybusymama March 21, 2013 at 10:29 pm

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Maria Jose @verybusymama March 21, 2013 at 10:30 pm
Maria Jose @verybusymama March 21, 2013 at 10:31 pm

I have so many favorite pieces, but I can’t live without my Tieks! They are great looking, comfy and add color to all of my outfits 🙂

Tracy March 22, 2013 at 5:34 am

I love those striped wedges with the dress – you’ll look so pretty!

As for my closet, my favorite piece of clothing – I kind of don’t love much of anything in there right now. I love whichever pair of jeans fits. LOL

Tracy March 22, 2013 at 5:34 am

I follow on Twitter via @Latinaish

debbie March 22, 2013 at 6:05 am

I have a favorite pair of jeans. I wear them alot.

debbie March 22, 2013 at 6:07 am

I am a email subscriber.

Mami2jcn March 22, 2013 at 6:55 am

I have a pair of black dress pants that are comfortable and my husband always says my butt looks good in them. LOL!

Mami2jcn March 22, 2013 at 6:56 am

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Tonja March 22, 2013 at 7:07 am

My favorite piece is a black wrap that can be casual or dressy so it extends my wardrobe!

Vicki Wurgler March 22, 2013 at 7:08 am

I have a dark navy dress that I layer sweaters and jackets over that I love

Vicki Wurgler March 22, 2013 at 7:09 am

e-mail subscriber

Tonja March 22, 2013 at 7:09 am

And, I’m an RSS subscriber.

courtney b March 22, 2013 at 8:26 am

does my prada handbag count ? i love it!

courtney b March 22, 2013 at 8:26 am

following your twitter @meandbells

courtney b March 22, 2013 at 8:28 am
Susan Christy March 22, 2013 at 9:14 am

Don’t like any of my clothes right now – they are all too big and I need to go shopping. But I do love my zebra print peplum jacket that I wear with black pants and a red necklace.

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