Hey, guys! Caroline here. Welcome back.
As you probably know by now, it’s PINK season at Tanger! There are so many ways to get involved this year and take advantage of all the perks. For instance – I know by now you’ve heard about the Tanger PINK card. It’s $5 and you get 25% OFF one item from any store every day throughout October. Pretty incredible and the proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation which makes it that much sweeter.
I recently visited Tanger with my mom and thought I’d share this super cute and casual fall look I bought, and the savings I captured with my PINK card.
“One time I saw Cady Heron wearing army pants and flip flops, so I bought army pants and flip flops.” Lol, kidding. But you’ve got to love a good Mean Girls reference.
But really, several of my trendiest friends have variations of army green jackets so this year I decided to get my own and stop borrowing theirs. This one is from J.Crew Factory and I really think it’s perfect for Fall AND Winter. The best part – it was under $60 with my PINK card! Much better than the $100+ fall coats I’ve seen elsewhere recently… #nothankyou
Is it just me, or do you guys want to buy new jeans every season too? I feel like I always find the perfect pair and then by the time next year rolls around (or even by the next temperature swing) they’re out of style or don’t fit the same after the hundred washes I’ve put them through.
I’m really feeling a dark skinny this year and actually loved the contrast with the army green jacket when I tried them on together in the dressing room! Plus, they would be great with heels for a night out.
These jeans are also from J.Crew Factory so I had to choose which item to use my 25% OFF on. Obviously, I went for the jacket to get the best deal!
After scoring both a jacket and jeans at J.Crew Factory, I headed over to my next staple favorite, GAP Factory.
It’s like they knew I was coming or something and they laid out my fall needs right in front. I love when stores make it easy to shop for exactly what you’re looking for! Right there in front of me was a display of lightweight, colorful sweaters for my choosing. Being in the pink mindset, this color grabbed my attention right away (and so did the price tag at only $9.99, 71% OFF).
Then, I did something I’ve never done… I actually pulled out my new jacket, sat it next to it and thought, “Oh my gosh, this actually works.” I’ve never put green and pink together in my wardrobe, but I’m really feeling this look! I did a double take with my mom and actually got the Mom-Approved stamp too.
Feeling like a little fashionista (and proud I put something unique together my mom actually liked), I wanted to start accessorizing. I love these shopping epiphone moments that just get your adrenaline going and make you feel like you just had a refreshing pit stop at Inspiration Station.
When it comes to affordable accessories, there’s no better place than H&M. So off to the races we went!
H&M | Gold Cuff |$9.99
I pulled out my new jacket again (yes, I was that person) and was immediately drawn to gold to match the buttons, zippers and details. The more I studied this jacket, the more I fell in love. No buyer’s remorse here!
I knew this gold cuff was perfect and I could wear it with so many other things in my closet. It also made me appreciate my sweater that much more… How is it possible for a cuff and a sweater to be the same price?! Only at Tanger.
Yes… then I went back to J.Crew Factory. Those sweet ladies probably thought I was crazy, but I told them all about my journey since I last left them and how I was so proud I put together a new look I normally wouldn’t go for, and once again, pulled out all the items from my bags to show how I thought it worked together and they totally confirmed they loved it too!
PS – My mom is a trooper and I think really enjoyed seeing me excited over something so silly. It put a booming smile on my face.
Then those same sweet ladies showed me these tortoise sunglasses to really bring it home, or at least complement the confidence I was toting around. The tortoise shell pattern is also a little new for me, but what I can say? I was in a daring mood that day and I’m actually pretty excited to wear these with other things too. Since I had already been there once, I couldn’t use my card again, but that didn’t stop me from trying. 😉
Did I mention my mom is a trooper?!
So to bring it all home, here’s my Savings Summary with the 25% OFF deals I got using my Tanger PINK card.
|Brand||Tanger Outlets||Full Retail|
|J.Crew Factory Green Jacket||$56.75 (with 25% OFF from PINK Card)||$75.00|
|J.Crew Factory Jeans||$42.50||$85.00|
|J.Crew Factory Sunglasses||$19.99||$29.50|
|GAP Factory Pink Sweater||$9.99 (71% OFF)||$34.99|
|H&M Gold Cuff||$7.49 (with 25% OFF from PINK Card)||$9.99|
SAVINGS = $97.76
It’s this type of shopping experience (and savings) that makes Tanger so special! Hopefully you get a chance to hit the racks before October 31st to use your PINK card too and, please, tweet me with any special moments that happen to you @tangeroutlets!
Oh! Before I forget – You could win a $250 Shopping Spree right now just by posting a picture to Facebook or Instagram with #TangerPinkMovement! Simply post a photo of your pink inspirations or style finds (like my cute sweater) and you’re all set!