Friday Fab: Girls Inc. Rocks and so do the Shops of Grand River

Don’t let this be you. Please.

Last week I took a teensy vacay to “get my life” but still managed to get in some connectivity offline.  It was a blast sharing tips on personal style with the young fashionistas who attended the 3rd Annual Girls Inc. Teen Conference last Saturday!  And special thanks to Belk for partnering with me to provide a $100 gift card to Tasia Wright!

One of the tidbits I shared with the ladies is, you don’t have to break the bank to look fabulous. One of the ways you can save money is to shop at outlet malls.  And I should know, because I recently enjoyed a lovely day of shopping at the The Outlet Shops of Grand River.  I spent a few hours networking with other Alabama bloggers and seeing all that the Shops had to offer, at stores including Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, GAP, LOFT, the Nike Factory Store and Banana Republic.  But my personal Shangri-La was the The Cosmetics Company Store, which had products from MAC, Clinique, and (be still my heart) Origins!

If you haven’t been, the outlet stores are a short drive away, and the layout is easy to navigate.  I found the representative at Guest Services to be quite helpful (yes, I got lost) and there is a thriving food court, as well as a covered play area for kids (where they can rock out while you rest your feet).

Want to check it out? Get your shop on with a $50 gift card! SCDD is giving one away to a lucky reader, and all you have to do is post “Send me to The Outlet Shops of Grand River!” in the comment section.  Gain up to two extra entries by sharing a link to this post via Facebook and/or Twitter (be sure to tag Alexis or @SameChicSouth so additional entries can be tracked). Use a valid email address, as that is how the winner will be contacted.  Winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 20. All decisions final.

Special thanks to Rachel @ Grasping for Objectivity and the ladies at KC Projects!

Want a chance to shop with Sara Evans?

Enter 104.7 WZZK and Shops of Grand River’s $1000 shopping spree giveaway by clicking HERE.  Then listen in: the winner will be announced on air on WZZK on October 1.

Do you want even more fashion fabulosity? Of course you do. So check out and the Shops of Grand River’s Fall Fashion Tailgate through November 14.  The grand prize: A $1000 shopping spree and 1 hour fashion consultation.

Image via The Outlet Shops of Grand River

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