Monday, December 3, 2012

Finding The #ArtofFashion While Shopping For Holiday Clothing With SearsStyle #Cbias

By Patricia

Over the last year or so, my life has changed a lot. One of those changes included losing over thirty pounds and being able to buy smaller clothing sizes. This change has made me pretty happy, as I'm sure it would most women who want to lose weight. But it also means many of my clothes no longer fit.

With the holidays now here, I found I had nothing pretty or festive to wear that fit me. I've always enjoyed shopping at Sears, and I decided it was time to buy a few new pieces of clothing for myself. I really needed something that I could wear to Christmas parties and holiday family gatherings.

I started looking online at the SearsStyle website and was happy to find a program called "Shop Your Way Rewards". I signed up online for my own Shop Your Way Rewards account, which was very simple to do. The program has lots of great benefits and ways to save money, and lets you earn valuable points.

I also created my very own Fashion Catalog with all the great things I found that I liked, and I could purchase them in the store. With so much great inspiration, and knowing Sears was having fabulous sales, off I went, ready to shop!!

All through the store I saw lots of pretty, holiday inspired clothes. I had never seen so many choices, and so many of the sales were for 40-50% off. I loved these already put together outfits for giving me greats ideas of my own.

I knew I wanted to buy a new pair of really nice black pants to be the foundation of my holiday look. I found lots of styles and prices to choose from, like the ones above. And they were all on sale!

Everywhere I turned, there really were sparkles! Since I knew I was buying black pants, I needed to pick out a couple of great tops or sweaters to go with them. So many of the clothes were appealing to me that I was having a hard time choosing things.

And I really appreciated how Sears great prices helped me stretch my clothing dollars. It's certainly not easy trying to be stylish on a budget.

Of course, when you are buying new clothes, you want new jewelry too, right? There were so many great sales here that I picked up a new silver bracelet to go with my new outfits. At 40% off, I couldn't resist.

After trying on lots and lots of clothes, I finally decided on this sparkly grey sweater and red blouse. I just love the sweater, and I can dress it up or down, depending on the pants and accessories I choose to wear with it. I picked the red blouse because it was festive looking and perfect for fun Christmas family gatherings that we like to share.

I got a paper receipt at the register, and also received this one that was emailed to me. I love the fact that this is one of the benefits of using the Shop Your Way Rewards program, never loosing a receipt again. I always seem to lose my receipts, so this is a feature I really appreciate.

I was also thrilled that my bill was only $67.18 for my black pants, sweater and blouse. I love saving money!!

Here I am in my new sweater, black pants, and silver bracelet. I love that this outfit is sparkly and festive, but still understated and classic. I think it is perfect for Holiday parties and dinner out on the town.

I love the red blouse for our family Christmas party, and other family and friends gatherings. I'm so happy I shopped at Sears for my new holiday fashions. Now it's time to have some fun!!

If you'd like to go see all the great new holiday fashions and sign up for your own Shop Your Way Rewards account, go visit SearsStyle. You can also see my entire shopping trip to Sears by visiting my Google+ Photo Album. You can also visit

 *I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and searsStyle #CBias #SocialFabric All opinions expressed in this post are my own.