September 14, 2012

Marshalls Fall Fashion Challenge

I was recently contacted by Marshalls to see if I would like to participate in a Fall Fashion Challenge (and boy was I ever!). The challenge at hand was that I had to create a whole look for under $100, and was encouraged to create a look inspired by one of fall's top trends: color, prints, and ladylike with an edge. Well, I jumped at this amazing opportunity and had such a great time shopping around Marshalls, checking out all of the great fall pieces they have in right now!

I took my time looking from rack to rack for items that I thought would all fit into one of the fall trends, but once I got into the dressing room I realized that each piece that I picked out and loved seemed to fall into a different trend. The coraly-red cardigan was just that pop of color I was searching for, the mixed print dress was spot on, the gold sequin clutch (which actually may be an iPad case) was very ladylike and the patent leather flats were just that bit of edginess I was looking for. I absolutely love how each trend compliments one another in a unique way, and also love that I can rock each of these pieces separately and still be on-trend with this year's fall fashion trends.

I feel like I should also profess to you my love of this Nine West sequin clutch I spotted in the purse section (they had rose gold colored ones too!). I haven't been much into sequins since my high school days, but absolutely love how elegant and classic this clutch is. I've been feeling my fashion comfort box inching wider, and wider these past few weeks, and this clutch has definitely given me that extra push I needed to bring out my inner sequin-loving self. It really is a beauty!

Marshalls also asked me to share with you, my sweet readers, the secret behind their ability to score on-trend designer pieces for great prices-their buyers! They send their treasure hunting buyers all over the world to find great deals on the hottest items, so that they can have new pieces in their stores each week. I can imagine it would be an amazing job to work as a buyer for Marshalls, as I'm always on the hunt for the perfect garment at the best price!

Outfit details (all c/0 Marshalls):
Cardigan: $16.99
Dress: $19.99
Clutch: $14.99
Flats: $29.99
Grand total: $89.58

I really had a great hunting for the perfect pieces for this fall fashion challenge, and really love everything I found. I think the best part of this whole challenge, though, is that I get to give away a $100 gift card to Marshalls to one lucky reader so they can go on their own fall fashion shopping spree! Keeps your eyes peeled, you just may see the giveaway go up this weekend!

What fall trend are you loving right now?
-Chelsea xo


  1. wow LOVING that dress! Can't wait for the giveaway!

  2. I love fall colors! I think I might check out a Marshalls this weekend. I've never been there, but I've heard they have great deals.

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  3. i need that sequined clutch! darling! and what a fun collaboration - loved this!

  4. it's funny that you and Elizabeth at Delightfully Tacky bought the same dress for the challenge. - Leah

  5. I love the mixed prints of the dress and the sequined clutch is a stunner! Having it double as an ipad case - even better!

    Chic on the Cheap