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Monday, April 29, 2013 88 0

Striped BCBG Jacket Blue Chanel

Blue Chanel Jumbo Cobalt Boutique 9

Striped BCBG Jacket Blue Chanel

Striped BCBG Jacket Blue Chanel

Striped BCBG Jacket Blue Chanel

Coat: BCBG Outlet. Jeans: H&M. Sunglasses: Gucci. Shoes: Boutique 9. Ring: Stella & Dot. Handbag: Chanel.

 

Happy Monday Everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

 

Since the weather has been getting warmer, I’ve been living in this pretty pink and blue striped BCBG coat.  I picked it up on our way to Chicago last month at an outlet mall in Indiana.

 

The original price of this jacket was $268, marked down to $119, which was a little too high for me.  I tried it on anyway and of course fell in love.  I asked the sales associate if there were any further discounts on the coat, and he said no.  Sadly, I put it back on the rack, but then the sales associate said he could check the price just in case.   To my sheer delight, the coat rang up at only $49!  Obviously, I couldn’t pass it up at that price!

 

My lesson learned, and my outlet shopping tip for you, is to ALWAYS ask a sales associate to check the price of an item if price is deterring you from making the purchase.  Hopefully, it may be cheaper than marked on the tag.

 

P.S. I’m excited to be linking up with sweet Jane on her blog Toronto Shopoholic for her #waywewear light wash denim series.  Check it out!

 

 

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  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    April 29, 2013

    Super duper lovely dress coat….& at that price, you are lucky to the high heavens Jenny!!!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Aww, thanks so much Rebecca!

  • Alyssa
    April 29, 2013

    This jacket was a GREAT buy. So cute on you, and perfect for the “in between” weather!

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks Alyssa! Yes, this coat is PERFECT for Spring. It’s really lightweight but protects from the wind and the slight chill in the air. 🙂

  • Ania
    April 29, 2013

    amazing blue outfit 🙂

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks Ania! 🙂

  • Alice
    April 29, 2013

    Amazing deal Jenny! I would not passed up such a great deal either.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks Alice! 🙂

  • Emily
    April 29, 2013

    Oh my gosh, the bag and the trench? gorgeous.

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Aww, thanks Emily!

  • Kendall
    April 29, 2013

    Love the coat Jenny – what a steal! Can’t wait for spring to really get here for us in TO 🙂
    xo K
    http://www.lilieslattesandlace.com

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks Kendall! I totally agree!

  • Kacie
    April 29, 2013

    Wow I can’t believe you got such a good deal on that jacket, I’ll have to remember that tip! I love how your purse matches your shoes, super cute!

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Ha ha, thanks Kacie! 🙂

  • Coco
    April 29, 2013

    I love your personal interpretation of the stripe trend. Very ladylike, and the bag… to die for!!
    Stop by whenever you like and share some love!
    xoxo
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    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks so much Coco!

  • Hannah
    April 29, 2013

    Love that jacket. So chic!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks Hannah!

  • Iva
    April 29, 2013

    I love it all!

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Aww, thanks Iva!

  • Star White
    April 29, 2013

    Wow, I love the combo of soft pink and baby blue! Never would have though of pairing those…need to try it!

    Blessings!
    Star
    http://www.beautyandbows.com/

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks Star! Can’t wait to see you wearing it! 🙂

  • Rachel
    April 29, 2013

    I love the look of extra-large stripes- it’s so different than the typical skinny shape!

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks so much Rachel!

  • Shira
    April 29, 2013

    ooh love when that happens and the price is lower! Loving the cobalt accessories with the fun stripes!

    http://sequinsandpolkadots.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks so much Shira!

  • joyshana
    April 29, 2013

    Am feeling this look, blue is your color, super chic look, love the coat
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    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Aww, thanks Joy!

  • cake and valley
    April 29, 2013

    love all the blues and your shopping tip! it never hurts to ask!

    happy monday.
    xo.
    cake & valley

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks so much ladies! 🙂

  • Becky Loose From The
    April 29, 2013

    Oh my gosh that is a steal on one gorgeous coat! I love how it is almost colorblock with such fat stripes!!

    <3becky
    http://www.loosefromthezoo.com

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks so much Becky!

  • shannon
    April 29, 2013

    I’m still drooling over your gorgeous Chanel bag! What a lovely outfit.
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    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Ha ha ha, thanks Shannon!

  • Meredith
    April 29, 2013

    That striped coat makes this casual outfit extra special Jenny! Love it!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Aww, thanks Meredith!

  • sheree@itsnotthatdee
    April 29, 2013

    awesome coat and that was an amazing price..”you don’t ask, you don’t get”
    Sheree xxx

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks Sheree! You are so right. . . that will be my new slogan! 🙂

  • ashleigh
    April 29, 2013

    Cobalt is clearly your color! And the coat turned out to be such an awesome steal! I had a similar experience at the Gap outlet with a blazer. It’s almost as good as free! (But not quite!)

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Ha ha ha, ALMOST free is right! Thanks Ashleigh!

  • Miranda
    April 29, 2013

    I love that coat! You got it for a total steal!

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks Miranda!

  • Annick
    April 29, 2013

    I love a surprise discount at the cash register! It’s a lovely jacket – I’m glad you were able to snag it at such a good price!

    Bold Subtlety

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks so much Annick! 🙂

  • Rachel
    April 29, 2013

    Such an amazing coat! You always look so CHIC!

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Aww, thanks Rachel!

  • Lauren
    April 29, 2013

    That jacket was practically a steal Jenny! Such an amazing find! I love it! I really want more stripes in my wardrobe now 😛 Looking beautiful, as per usual 😛 xo

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Ha ha ha, I agree! Thanks so much Lauren!

  • Jane
    April 29, 2013

    Love this look as always. Right down to the coordinated bag and shoes. LOVE IT!

    Thanks for linking up with #thewaywewear!

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Aww, thanks Jane! No problem!! 🙂

  • Inna
    April 29, 2013

    Yay youre featuring the gorgeous Chanel bag again! That jacket is gorg! So classic! And it was on sale?!?! Awesome find!!
    xx
    Inna
    Footprints in the City

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Ha ha, thanks Inna! 🙂 I do love this bag! 🙂

  • Kathleen
    April 29, 2013

    Beautiful jacket! It looks great with your blue pumps and matching purse. Love it!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks so much Kat! 🙂

  • amy
    April 29, 2013

    when you tire of that coat, please send it South to Ohio. What an amazing steal!
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    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Ha ha ha, will do! Thanks Amy!

  • Tara
    April 29, 2013

    Loving the bold stripes!

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks Tara!

  • Marie-Eve @aprettyne
    April 29, 2013

    Such a perfect look ! Every bit is perfect !

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Aww, thanks Marie-Eve!

  • Amy
    April 29, 2013

    LOVE this coat!! Such a fun piece! And your bag & shoes of course.
    xoAmy
    http://www.dreamingincashmere.com

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks so much Amy!

  • Andrea
    April 29, 2013

    amazing jacket!!

    xo Andrea
    http://www.sophisticatedsass.com

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks Andrea!

  • Amy Shaughnessy
    April 29, 2013

    I love the extra large stripes! Such an awesome coat!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

    • Jenny
      April 29, 2013

      Thanks Amy!

  • Kate
    April 29, 2013

    Wowza, $49?! That’s awesome! So good that you asked! The coat is gorgeous, and I am lovvvvving those jeans! They are the perfect shade and I love the distressing!

    • Jenny
      April 30, 2013

      Ha ha, thanks so much Kate! Welcome back from London! Looks like you had an amazing trip!

  • Jackie
    April 29, 2013

    Great coat!

    I too find that if price is holding me from making a purchase, I find double checking with a sales person can’t hurt. It’s always such a nice bonus when something is cheaper than expected.

    xoxo Jackie
    http://somethingaboutthatthing.blogspot.ca/

    • Jenny
      April 30, 2013

      Thanks Jackie! Yes, it’s such a nice surprise!

  • Danielle
    April 29, 2013

    Oh Wow! What a deal you got on that lovely jacket! You must have been SO happy!!! I will remember to always ask for a price check next time I am shopping : )

    Danielle

    • Jenny
      April 30, 2013

      I am definitely happy with this purchase! Thanks so much Danielle!

  • Annie
    April 30, 2013

    That jacket is SO cute and so chic at the same time…and so perfect for Spring!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

    • Jenny
      April 30, 2013

      Aww, thanks Annie!

  • The Fashionable ESQ
    April 30, 2013

    Super steal on that coat, jenny. It’s fabulous on you. Obviously 😉
    xx

    The Fashionable ESQ (Esquire)

    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny
      April 30, 2013

      Ha ha ha, thanks so much! You are too sweet! 🙂

  • Brenna
    April 30, 2013

    What a delight indeed! That coat is beautiful… What a score! Looks great on you:)

    XoXo Brenna

    http://Www.chicstreetstyle.me

    • Jenny
      April 30, 2013

      Thank you so very much Brenna!

  • Terry
    April 30, 2013

    Love, love, LOVE those shades of blue, Jenny! That purse, and those shoes. SWOON.

    I hope you’ll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I’ll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

    Terry

    http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

    • Jenny
      April 30, 2013

      Aww, Terry, you are the sweetest!!! Thank you!

  • Inez
    April 30, 2013

    Gorgeous, great colour combination too, xoxo.

    • Jenny
      May 1, 2013

      Thanks Inez!

  • Jessica
    April 30, 2013

    that is a shopping miracle!! Adore this jacket pretty lady!
    xx
    Here&Now

    • Jenny
      May 1, 2013

      Ha ha ha, thanks Jess!

  • Shana
    May 1, 2013

    That cobalt blue is such a gorgeous color. I want one in each color of the rainbow!

    • Jenny
      May 1, 2013

      Thanks so much Shana! 🙂

  • Renita
    May 18, 2013

    That coat is great. I am impressed by your “moxi” in asking about the price. Afterall, it’s an outlet store, no need to be worried about what they might think! I will always have this picture in my mind when I’m shopping now.

    • Jenny
      May 18, 2013

      Ha ha, thanks so much Renita! 🙂