Last week, I was contacted by one of my FAVORITE outlet malls, Desert Hills Premium Outlets, to collaborate on a Valentines Day “Ravishing in Red” post. Let me tell you, this was one collaboration that I did not want to pass up. #1 I’ve loved this outlet mall since the day it opened & #2 It’s the perfect Frugal Fancy go-to place. If you LOVE name brands for LESS, Desert Hills Premium Outlets is the place to shop. Basically, It’s El Paseo or Rodeo Drive with DEALS!
The outlet mall sits in a little Desert Oasis called Cabazon California near Palm Springs. It is the PERFECT place for outdoor shopping especially during this time of year. The Palm Trees against the snowy San Jacinto Mountains may contradict one another, nevertheless, they make for a perfect backdrop.
So this past weekend I was given a goodie bag filled with coupons & a SIMON gift card to go on a Desert Hills Premium Outlets shopping spree! Every girls dream right? My task was to find “Ravishing in Red Items for less than $200”. With Valentines right around the corner, I was up for the challenge.
When it comes to shopping on a budget, it’s good to have a plan in mind. For me, this entailed writing down the stores I wanted to visit as well as the list of items I wanted to purchase. I also wanted to know which stores had the additional DEALS. Pssst, you can find them here!
My choice picks:
- Kate Spade for a Handbags
- Bebe for Clothing & Accessories
- Aldo for Shoes & Accessories
- Forever 21 for Clothes & Accessories
- Joes for Jeans + Accessories
- The Cosmetics Company Store for Makeup
– For a complete list of Desert Hills Premium Outlet Stores, click here –
– For current DEALS, click here –
My first stop was Bebe where I found a super cute Gray Logo Mirror Heart Sweater (in the photo below). Since my husband and I plan on having a simple Dinner + Movie Date, I figured something Casual would be perfect for Valentines. I loved the soft feel of the sweater and the small red printed hearts. I also found a super cute black velvet choker in the accessories section of the store. Here’s the best part:
Choker: Regular Store Price: $32 | Outlet Price: $6.00
Sweater: Regular Store Price: $69.00 | Outlet Price: $27.60
Total Spend: $47.40
My next stop was Kate Spade New York, one of my FAVORITE places to purchase a handbag. Their hallmark? Classic designs, playful sophistication, crisp colors & graphic prints.
For me, staple items are the way to go. For this reason, I was looking for something classic & black. I love finding items that go with EVERYTHING.
I found a Kate Spade Adelaide Crossbody in Black. To add a little Valentines flare I also found a Doily Heart Key Chain.
Adelaide Bag: Regular Store Price: $249.00 | Outlet Price: $84.66
Doily Heart Key Chain: Regular Store Price: $59.00 | Outlet Price: $16.05
Total Spend: $100.71
Aside from my SUPER find, Kate Spade had so many fun Valentines Inspired items & at 60% off. See below:
Since I splurged on a bag & was reaching my $200 budget, I decided to hit up Forever 21 to see what else I could find.
I stumbled upon some simple black pumps for $22.11
To wrap up my outfit, I wanted to find a Matte Red Lipstick. So I took a walk over to The Cosmetics Company Store where you can find lower prices on Top Brand Beauty Products like La Mer, Clinique, Mac & Bobbi Brown.
I found a gorgeous Bobbi Brown Red Lipstick called ‘Rouge a Levres’. Total Spend: $21.28
Bebe Sweater + Choker + Kate Spade Bag + Black Pumps & Bobbi Brown Lipstick |GRAND TOTAL: $191.50
& Since I was there, I decided to do a lil splurging of my own. I couldn’t leave without a visit to Aldo.
I found these ‘Ravishing in Red’ weapons ❤️
Total Spend: $41.98
GIVEAWAY!! One lucky person will be selected at random to win the Bobbi Brown ‘Rouge a Levres’ lipstick. Simply Comment below to win!
Wishing you all HUGS & SMOOCHES this Valentines!