Kohl’s Spring Fashion Picks and Giveaway

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I had to do some shopping this weekend, so I stopped by Kohl’s to see what was new for Spring. Kohl’s has become almost like a boutique shopping experience with fashion brands like Vera Wang, Derek Lam and Rock n’ Republic in the house. They’ve come a long way, and overall for the price, the quality is impressive.   The Simply Vera line by Vera Wang is full of great looking handbags and floral dresses.   The Spring line is full of color and great prints.   From the Derek Lam line, the maxi-dresses are nicely tailored and fully lined.  I was surprised by how good looking and comfortable the Lam striped drop waist dress and strip top both were.  The Rock n’ Republic line offers great jeans and I even found a blue tie-dye maxi dress with a crochet -knit back and surplus wrap bust.  If you’re looking for trends, Prom dresses and even stuff to entertain and home, Kohl’s has got it.   Read on to learn more and enter a special giveaway to go shopping.

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My Fashion Picks from Kohl’s

Some  of the items that I found on my shopping tour at Kohl’s were a pleasant surprise.  The Lauren Conrad (LC)  line is full of fun & flirty styles that are perfect for juniors and young girls.  I got my niece the green dress floral dress with ruffled skirt pictured above.  If you love green, which is the Pantone color for 2013, then have a look at all the LC spring/summer dresses.  The collection is full of green lace and green chiffon dresses.  If you’re looking for Prom, have a look at the Hailey Logan and Vera dresses and even the ELLE collection which has some great cocktail dresses.  Most Spring/Summer fashion trends you see in magazines can be found in the Kohl’s Elle collection for reasonable prices.  If you’re looking for a striking dress for a special occasion, check out the Simply Vera solid pieced dress.  This dress, with its elegant chiffon trim and pintucks looks like it walked right off the runway, except it’s priced at a mere $23.00 not $230.00.   If you’re ready to freshen up your wardrobe , or do a little Mother’s Day shopping, then it is definitely worth having a look around Kohl’s.

Now for the giveaway.  Kohl’s sent me some gift cards and I am going to share the wealth with my readers!  I am giving away two gift cards, each for $100.00.   All you need to do to enter is sign-up for our forthcoming newsletter, which will consolidate blog posts from The Recessionista.   You can receive more entries for following The Recessionista’s social communities and sharing the love via a comment of a follow.   That’s all there is to it.  The contest will run until 11:59 am  EST  Friday May 3rd. That way our winners can get their gift cards for Mother’s Day , Prom or other important shopping!   Simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.   If you have trouble with the widget, simply leave a comment with your email address. May the best Recessionista win!
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  1. Mary Happymommy

    April 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I’d like a Vera Wang tote bag.

  2. Elena

    April 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I would get Simply Vera Wang flats

  3. Nancy

    April 25, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    hadn’t followed you in awhile – glad I came back

  4. Nancy

    April 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    love the vera wang pieces – great sleepwear!

  5. rebecca shockley

    April 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Vera Wang is nice!

  6. Laneisha S.

    April 25, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    All of them are on my list!

  7. Anne the SpyGirl

    April 25, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    There is a Kohl’s conveniently located next to my Trader Joe’s in Westchester. To have $100 to spend on a shopping spree would be lovely. Prices are so great there — one could buy a lot of goodies!

  8. Cori

    April 25, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I have been dying to try on some of the Derek Lam’s stuff, but my cash flow has not allowed for it…hoping a gift card could be just what I need!

  9. Chele

    April 25, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I would love to win a $100 gift card! In the past, I’ve had good luck with the Daisy Fuentes line but this spring, I’d like to check out the Derek Lam collection.

  10. Jessie C.

    April 25, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Love LC Floral Ruffle Dress in Rosie black

  11. Nichol Perez

    April 25, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I love everything but I have to have Vera Wang tote bags. Love it!!

  12. Kelly D

    April 25, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    I like the dresses in the Derek Lam collection

  13. Jamie

    April 25, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    I always go to Kohl’s for the Food Network items in housewares.

  14. Marie

    April 25, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I like the Derek Lam spring jackets and some of the Simply Vera jackets.

  15. Tian A.

    April 26, 2013 at 12:03 am

    I like Vera Wang’s handbag collection.

  16. Cindy A.

    April 26, 2013 at 5:12 am

    I would love more Vera Wang ankle jeans! Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway.

  17. Audra Weathers

    April 26, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I like the LC Lauren Conrad Sandals that are on sale!

  18. Sheila Vives

    April 26, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I haven’t been to Kohl’s in so long I cannot give you an answer for what would be my pick list.

  19. Barbara Montag

    April 27, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Adidas for me – thank you,.

  20. Barbara Montag

    April 27, 2013 at 3:00 am

    You’re on my blogroll:

  21. Petunia

    April 27, 2013 at 3:06 am

    I am looking for some fun easy summer pieces. I’ll probably start by trying on some of the Jennifer Lopez Collection dresses 🙂

    • Petunia

      April 27, 2013 at 3:07 am

      i just saw a blue maxi from Derek Lam that I love!

  22. courtney b

    April 27, 2013 at 6:31 am

    can i use it for a keurig? 🙂

  23. Amy Orvin

    April 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Vera Wang would be nice.

  24. Laura Jacobson

    April 27, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Oh I love the Vera Wang!!!!

  25. Wanda McHenry

    April 28, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Vera Wang is one of my favorites!

  26. Hollie DiGregorio

    April 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I LOVE Kohls ! Great prices and great merchandise!! I’m would definitely get a head start on my kids spring/summer clothes. It’s been a LONG winter in the Northeast, winning this would put some warm sunshine in my life. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  27. Lynn

    April 28, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    I have had my eye on LC’s line for awhile… hope to find a kolhs to shop at.

  28. Janice Cooper

    April 29, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Derek Lam. In fact I was shopping at Kohls this weekend and liked his line of clothes for the spring/summer. Like the dresses and tops.

  29. Rebecca Luedemann

    April 29, 2013 at 3:56 am

    I would go straight to the Lauren Conrad or Jennifer Lopez collections to buy something fun and flirty for summer. I would love to have a gift card to treat myself for Mother’s Day!

  30. Amy @ So There

    April 29, 2013 at 3:56 am

    I love LC’s stuff!

  31. Mary Tran

    April 29, 2013 at 3:57 am

    Vera Wang!

  32. Rachelle of Mommy? I

    April 29, 2013 at 4:08 am

    Love Kohl’s! I am in dire need of new clothing since my weightloss, so I would pick something for me. 🙂

  33. Joanna L

    April 29, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Love Kohl’s

  34. Deb K

    April 29, 2013 at 5:48 am

    Vera Wang

  35. cynthia

    April 29, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Daisy Fuentes

  36. Norma

    April 29, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I want the green floral dress.

  37. Norma

    April 29, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I want the green floral dress. Also I love the Daisy Fuentes line.

  38. Andrea Darst

    April 29, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I love the J.Lo line, but I’ve been dying to shop the Derek Lam collection!

  39. Tamara R

    April 30, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    The Derek Lam Collection!! So exciting!

  40. ashley

    April 30, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    The LC line is my style!

  41. Judy S

    April 30, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    vera wang all the way.

  42. Cindy B

    April 30, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I have always been a fan of the Vera WAng line at Kohls. Quality items that are affordable!

  43. Courtnie Miller

    April 30, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Definitely a Vera Wang handbag!


    May 1, 2013 at 4:11 am

    I love the Vera Wang collection, my favorite item is Simply Vera Vera Wang Couture Stripe Coverlet

  45. Christina

    May 1, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Vera Wang! 🙂

  46. Leanna

    May 1, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I love all of the Simply Vera Wang collections, so I’d definitely use it for some of her pieces as well as some of the LC by Lauren Conrad dresses, which are so girly and fun. I’d also buy a few birthday presents for my friends whose birthday’s are coming up here soon!

  47. Bo

    May 1, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I love LC! But the Derek Lam items are tempting too 🙂

  48. ellen beck

    May 2, 2013 at 6:33 am

    I love the Vera Wang bags-so pretty!

  49. Amanda Sakovitz

    May 2, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Lauren Conrad

  50. Jennifer Marie

    May 3, 2013 at 11:41 am

    dress clothes for work-any brand!!

  51. Julie

    May 3, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Lauren Conrad thanks for the giveaway

  52. Robyn

    May 3, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I love everything Vera Wang!!

  53. Jennifer Dysart

    May 3, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    love vera wang—cute flats and bags and tops!

  54. Claudia

    May 3, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    email subscriber with email
    nclaudia 25 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  55. Claudia

    May 3, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I would pick something from vera wang.

  56. Thomas Murphy

    May 4, 2013 at 2:03 am

    I want to get my GF something from Lauren Conrad