Last week was the end of the super-awesome Fashionista Giveaway Event, and I know you are all waiting to find out if you are the lucky winners!
If you stopped by the Blue Bird giveaway, the lovely winner is a Kansas City local!
I hope you aren’t burnt out on giveaways…….
Ross Dress for Less has finally come to the Kansas City area! Several local bloggers and I were invited to shop the store before the grand opening, and they even treated us to breakfast. Which, well……was at a cute little breakfast place aptly named The Big Biscuit. A Ross Dress for Less Representative, from San Francisco, said that the restaurant had been chosen for its’ mid-western feel (this comment was made before I’d seen the place for myself.) The food was good, the atmosphere friendly, but I’m still trying to decide if that was an insult or not, lol!
I’ve never shopped at a Ross store before – I will be the first to admit, when I travel to cities with great shopping, there’s a long list of stores (Zara is always at the top!) but Ross wasn’t one of them.
What can I say? I loved it. It’s like a cross between a Burlington Coat Factory (which could be either a compliment or an insult depending on how you feel about that store) and a TJ Maxx/Marshalls, with a side of thrifting (except everything is new at Ross.) The prices are better than TJ Maxx/Marshalls (sorry TJ Maxx – you know I still love you – but it’s true!) Merchandise is constantly changing, there might be an entire rack of the same coat, or a lone single one (that’s just your size!) Just like with any bargain or thrift store – buy it now, because it won’t be there when you come back (don’t walk away from it either – it might not be there a second later.) I found two great pairs of shoes, each under $40, a cute sweater ($8!!) this fabulous coat ($18!!) and an assortment of jewelry (all of this for under $25!)
|Meet some of the amazingly talented Kansas City bloggers! Suzanne was my +1 for the event – she is the sweetest person you will ever meet. Yes, I headed for the shoe department first (duh.)|
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