Monday, September 19, 2016

OVERSIZE CLUTCHES

InStyle listed Over-sized clutches as at trend to watch this fall:

           
            
"Who says clutches are just for formal occasions? These larger than life options can take you from day to night."


Studio 5 shopped our FabuLESS clutches and made some great finds.  Check out their Trend Tracker segment:


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Happy Shopping!

Friday, September 2, 2016


LABOR DAY KICKOFF
2016 FabuLESS Fall Fashion


Labor Day sales are the perfect place to find pieces to carry you through the months ahead.  Take a look at some trends we're tracking for you:


Chokers.  Can’t get enough of them!  From delicate ribbons and simple leather fabrics to more elaborate pieces for evening. Chokers are back in a big way. 



Sparkle.  It’s never too early to grab a little something sparkly for all the holiday parties and social functions ahead. The bonus of buying now?  More sizes available and less stress ahead.    


Shy about sparkle?  Add just a little with a fun sparkle shoe!

Velvet.  Velvet is soft and smooth and is also a must for Fall and Winter.  From shoes to bags, to dresses and pants.  If you see velvet, grab it while you can!



Velvet Dress - H&M



Suits are back and this time you get to wear them with sneaks!  Create a polished, cool girl look with matching pieces and a comfy but cute pair of tennies or flats.





FabuLESS Suit Styles to choose from at J Crew Factory.




Layer it on with longer layers.  Grab a soft knit maxi cardigan that you can layer now or look for a long leather coat or open tunic that will be a top trend for winter.  Longer and lean is the key.



Maurices lightweight ribbed Duster






More tips from our Fashion Segment this week on Studio 5:


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Feel FabuLESS at our Labor Day Sale this Fri- Mon, Sept 2- 5. 
Happy Shopping!



-Tess 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


THE BASICS OF BACK TO SCHOOL SAVINGS
Tips guaranteed to help you save big!

Heading Back to School brings enough to worry about, both for parents and students. While your kids are hoping for that certain teacher, classes with their friends, and just the right clothes, you are wondering about finding the best back-to-school deals, saving time and energy, and if you will have the stamina to make it to the finish line. Conveniently located on the border of Utah and Salt Lake counties, Outlets at Traverse Mountain has your sure-fire plan for a Back to School season with More Savings and less stress.


Start with the Basics No matter what their ages and grades, it’s safe to say all students need the basics: shoes, t-shirts, socks, jeans, etc. are at the top of this list. With American Eagle, Gap Outlet, Levis Outlet, H&M, Nike, Under Armour, Vans, Journeys, and a newly-opened ASICS store, Outlets at Traverse Mountain can fit everyone for less. Retailers typically offer two types of incentives, and knowing the ins and outs can help you save big with just a little bit of planning. Buy One Get One 50% off deals and Spend More/Save More are the most common, and are the best way to outfit everyone in one outing. Another trend is bounce back programs, in which you can earn Savings Cash for a later date.

Do Your Homework While online shopping usually leads to sizing problems and endless returns, a little bit of online research before hitting the stores can help you make the most of your shopping excursion. Back to School season brings some of the deepest discounts of the year, and OutletsatTraverseMountain.com is the best place to stay informed. Sales updates are posted daily and are a great tool to plan your shopping strategy. Use retailer websites to “window shop” and to make a wish list with your child. Then you can hit the stores with a savings plan in hand, while minimizing dressing room negotiations.

Be True to Your School Loyalty programs are common with back-to-school brands, and can provide more savings on top of already discounted Outlets at Traverse Mountain prices. Make your first stop our Customer Service desk in the Grand Lobby to get our Premier Discount Card, which provides extra savings throughout the center all year long. Most brands including American Eagle, Banana Republic Factory, Famous Footwear, Loft Outlet, and J. Crew have excellent shopper rewards programs. Tip - create a designated email address just for shopper rewards programs, and you will have them all in one place separate from your primary email.




Know Your Geography Outlets at Traverse Mountain includes many unique features which focus on creating an exceptional shopping experience. Our lodge-like Grand Lobby, Mothers Lounge and upscale public and family restrooms are just some of the amenities sure to make your day. You’ll find children’s brands Gymboree, The Children’s Place, and Osh Kosh B’Gosh all in “Children’s Row” for your shopping convenience. Note that teen favorites GAP Outlet, H&M, J Crew and Tommy Hilfiger all have a large children’s selection. Your teens will also love American Eagle, Converse, Loft Outlet, Quiksilver, Oakley, Pro Image, Maurices and Zumiez, to name a few.



Everybody Needs Recess When you need a breather, at Outlets at Traverse Mountain, we’ve got you covered. Our open-air architecture is the best place to find a bench, regroup, and to enjoy a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ice cream or caramel apple, an Auntie Anne’s Pretzel, or a ZOGO Frozen Yogurt or Dole Pineapple Whip. Or grab a quick and delicious lunch at Johnny Rockets or Best of State winning Bona Vita Italian Bistro. Head to the Grand Lobby for luxury seating, complimentary phone charging, or to check out and play our Larger than Life games for free. And remember, recess isn’t just for the young – when you come in under budget at Outlets at Traverse Mountain you can head to Coach Factory or Michael Kors for Amazing Savings on your own little reward.



Thursday, July 28, 2016

It's time for back-to-school shopping, one of my favorite times of the year! This year, like the past few years, we did all of our back-to-school clothes shopping at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain. The thing I love about the Outlets at Traverse Mountain is that there are so many stores all in one place with so many brands I love. I don't know about your kids but my kids are quite picky about what they wear. It may be because from the time they could respond to us, we have allowed them to choose what to wear. I remember as still babies, I would hold two shirts up in front of my kids and before they could talk, they would point to a shirt and I would put it on them. My daughter cared a lot more than my son but my son, a few years later, has gotten to the point as well, that if he doesn't choose the clothes from the store, more than likely he will never wear the clothes unless he picks them out to begin with. So it's just a rule that if I'm going shopping for clothes for the kids, they always come with me so they will wear the clothes that I buy. Every now and then it's a little overwhelming to me but most of the time, it is a great afternoon out shopping with the kids.
Our first stop was the Gap Factory. We go there often for many of our clothes shopping needs because I love their style and we always find some clearance and non-clearance items that we love. This shopping trip was no exception. We happened to go when there was a 50% off clearance sale plus almost everything else in the store was marked down so we took advantage and stocked up on some essentials for the school year like shoes, jackets, and lots of shirts. Keep in mind that my kids chose all of these clothes and they did an excellent job! I think they're adorable and I love knowing that they will wear them this year.
Next we headed to The Children's Place. We found some shorts there and a shirt. We frequently buy school uniforms there as well. They have rompers, pants, shirts, ties, headbands, skirts, and dresses for uniforms, everything that you would need for an outfit to comply with a private or charter school. We didn't buy any this shopping trip but are planning to go back as we get a little closer to school starting.
We continued on through the mall, stopping by Carter's, Gymboree Outlet, J. Crew Factory, and Nike Factory Store. Stopping by Johnny Rockets for a shake was also a good way to cool down and reward ourselves for all of the hard work and good deal finds during our shopping trip that we experienced.
Another thing I love about the Outlets at Traverse Mountain is their events. This August 6, 2016 from 3:00-5:30 pm, there will be a meet and greet with "Bree" from Disney XD's Lab Rats Elite Force. Some of your favorite Superhero characters will be on hand for photos and autographs and NOW 97.9's DJ Pete will be broadcasting live with prizes and giveaways from 2-4 pm. Find the Outlets at Traverse Mountains' Facebook page for chances to win a VIP Meet and Greet, as well as other opportunities at the Lobby of the Outlets at Traverse Mountain and on NOW 97.9. This event is all for charity. Donations for school supplies for the Nebo School District will be accepted. Basic supplies like pens, pencils, and binders are in high demand in the district. The Outlets at Traverse Mountain will also donate backpacks, clothes, and shoes. Donations from the public can be dropped off at the service kiosk at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain.

Monday, June 27, 2016

The Outlets at Traverse Mountain in Lehi, UT


Last week we were in Utah for Justin's brother's wedding. One thing that fascinates me about Salt Lake/Utah Valley is the amount of shopping it offers! In Eugene, there are like two and a half malls and they don't have the greatest stores... One mall we love to stop by when we are in Utah are the outlets at Traverse Mountain.


One fun little tidbit about me is that I'm actually kind of a cheapskate. I hate paying full price for anything. If I'm shopping around, I am always on the lookout for a discount. We love hitting up Traverse Mountain for many reasons - they have great stores (my favorites are American Eagle and J. Crew, Justin loves Justin loves Vans and Nike), there are restaurants at and near the mall, and of course - the great sales and prices at all the stores!


With the beautiful setting and great stores, it's a wonderful stop whether you're already living in the area or if you're visiting town! I stopped by American Eagle and got myself a pair of jeggings and this cute constellation tee. They had so many cute items - from jewelry to tops to dresses! I also found a pair of sandals that I purchased at the regular American Eagle store for HALF OFF at the outlet!! I wish I would have been patient! ;)




top and jeggings c/o Traverse Mountain


If you're in the area, be sure to stop by The Outlets at Traverse Mountain and get your shop on!

Monday, May 16, 2016

I am officially in my 30s. It's a little strange to say that. My birthday was just last week, and I turned 31 which put me over the edge from just being 30 to really being in my 30s. One of my favorite parts of my birthday is that I get birthday money to buy some new outfits for myself. outlets post It is always so hard for me when people ask what I want for my birthday. My standard answer to give them is that I always love pretty things. I have always been a girlie girl and love jewelry, makeup, clothes etc, and if it is pretty, I will probably love it. Two of my favorite places to go to get jewelry, especially statement necklaces, is JCrew and Loft at the Outlets at Traverse Mountain. They have some of the prettiest necklaces I have ever seen, and they always have an assortment of colors to go with any outfit. (PS, while you are at Loft, you need to check out the sweet deals they have going on right now. It was buy 1 get two free with their camis! I was so excited!) If you are wanting more trendy jewelry, I love shopping at Maurice's or H&M. They always have a huge selection! Necklace My husband let me have the night off on Wednesday, and I decided that I wanted to go shopping at the outlets. It was so nice to leisurely walk to the different stores kid free, getting fresh air, a little bit of exercise, and as a bonus, I watched a beautiful sunset light up the sky. It was exactly the recharge I needed, and I got some seriously cute things as well. I got the cami and necklace from Loft and the jacket from Maurices. traverse mountain Thanks for letting me stop by and chat with you today! I hope you'll come stop by my blog where you can find lots of crafts, recipes, and tutorials, or you can come find me on these social media outlets. Talk to you again soon!

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