Monday, July 14, 2014

Kohls Summer Travel Womens Fashion Perfect for BlogHer Conference & Family Vacation Trips


This is a sponsored post

Editor's Note: My daughter Sarah makes her debut as photographer for with this post. 

Summer is well under way. With it, not only comes warmer weather and holidays like the Fourth of July and other special occasions both casual and formal, but also family vacations. And -- if you're a lifestyle blogger like I am -- business trips and blogging conferences such as Blogger Bash in New York this week and BlogHer 2014 which I'm attending in San Jose, California July 24-26.
Apt 9 White Eyelet Jacket/Skirt, Sarah Elspas,

With all kinds of busy things going on right now in everyone's personal and professional lives, the biggest question whether for play or work events is what to wear. Kohl's Summer Collection has all the answers for the current season, offering an amazing array of tropically-inspired colorful, comfortable, functional and affordable casual and dressy clothes, shoes and accessories for women.

Less than $155 for this Kohl's summer wardrobe, Janis Brett Elspas,
As you can see from the evidence throughout this post of my shopping spree at the spacious Kohl's store at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach, California, I gravitate to the Apt. 9, Lauren Conrad, and Candies brands available there. The workmanship in these garments and accessories is truly unparalleled to similar stores at the same price point. The same can be said about the store's attentive service and sales associates who assisted me while I was shopping. A very helpful sales girl even walked me through how to order one of the dresses (that wasn't available in my size on the racks) from the in-store kiosk to have it shipped free directly to my home.

In fact, on that fruitful buying trip I picked up not one but two pretty, summery dresses that can be dressed up or down, depending on how they're accessorized, plus a stunning white eyelet jacket and matching pencil skirt and a sweet and fun summer statement necklace that adds a punch of color and goes with everything.

Kohl's is all about the details, Sarah Elspas,

These outfits I bought mix and match with one another and with other pieces already in my wardrobe, making them ideal for packing lightly for my upcoming trip to BlogHer which is just under two weeks away. They also go easily from day to night without forcing me -- after having meeting after meeting all day -- to waste valuable time by having to go back to the hotel for an entire costume change before cocktails, dinner and a night full of parties and other brand sponsored events.

Kohl's VP of Trend, Sofia Wacksman, shares key fashion trends for Summer 2014. "This summer we love all things tropical," she says. "From palm trees and famingos to pineapple motifs this trend is about having fun with print and color. Bright colored tops, printed or solid, in pink and greens look fresh paired back to white jeans."

Image provided by Kohls
Apt. 9 Crochet Gerbera Pink Fit N Flare Dress
Ready for any sunny day or starry summer night is this cute, lace-like crocheted interpretation of a tank dress in fuchsia, the color for this season. With scoop neck in front and back and an empire waist, this little number is completely lined. 96% Polyster/4% Spandex body with 97% Rayon/3% Spandex lining. Sale $30/Original $50

Apt. 9 Eyelet Jacket & Dress, Sarah Elspas,
Apt. 9 White Eyelet & Twill Moto Jacket 
Beautifully constructed, this asymmetrical unlined hipster jacket blends eyelet, twill and chrome tone front zipper and accent hardware seamlessly, figuratively. Gives the wearer the option to wear fully zipped for a conservative look, partially zipped for a different neckline or open for a casual style as I am wearing it in the above image. 100% Cotton. Sale $42/Original $84

Apt. 9 Eyelet Twill Moto Jacket zipped, Janis Brett Elspas,
Apt. 9 Eyelet Twill Moto Jacket part zipped, Janis Brett Elspas,
Apt. 9 White Eyelet & Twill Pencil Skirt
Matching the on trend Moto Jacket, is this nicely fitting white pencil skirt featuring eyelet panels in the center front and back that are flanked by twill. Tailored with a self faced waistband and side zipper and completely lined so no separate slip needs to be worn underneath to avoid that unwanted see-through look. 100% Cotton shell and lining. Sale $25/Original $50

Apt. 9 Eyelet Jacket & Pencil Skirt, Sarah Elspas,
Lauren Conrad Mint Floral Eyelet Dress 
Fully lined feminine racer top dress is gathered at the waist and sports a keyhole button closure on the back at neck. Cotton/Nylon shell with Polyester lining. Sale $47.99/Original $64

Lauren Conrad Dress, Sarah Elspas,
Candies Simulated Crystal Fuchsia Pink Flower Bib Necklace
This 18" goldtone necklace with 3" extender features dimensional flowers reminiscent of fully open roses, each studded with a large simulated crystal center. Comes in pink (as shown) as well as blue. Sale $16.80/Original $24

Candies Statement Necklace, Janis Brett Elspas,
The biggest surprise of all: the grand total cost for all these wonderful fashion finds was less than $155, with a savings of more than $120 according to my receipt. And that doesn't even include the $20 Kohl's Cash I earned for a future purchase as one of the benefits of being a Kohl's Rewards card holder.

Janis Brett Elspas,
It may be hot outside. But don't worry, you won't melt if you are wearing cool outfits from Kohl's similar to what you see in this post. If you're attending BlogHer 2014 in Northern California be on the lookout for me to see all the ways I'll be accessorizing these fabulous styles with other pieces from my own wardrobe.

Lauren Conrad Dress, Candies Necklace, Janis Brett Elspas,

Kohl's Savings Opportunities

  • Kohl’s Cash® – During Kohl’s Cash promotions, shoppers get $10 Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent in store or online that can be used toward future purchases in store or at Good on all brands and sale prices.
  • Night Owls and Early Birds – During special hours, Kohl's offers the lowest prices of the week on select items or categories.
  • Kohl’s Charge – Kohl's Charge customers receive a number of exclusive benefits. In addition to getting extra savings on their first purchase, shoppers also receive Pick-Your-Day shopping passes and special event discounts throughout the year.
  • Shoppers 60+ – Every Wednesday, Kohl’s senior citizen shoppers age 60+ will save an extra 15% on in-store purchases at Kohl’s stores nationwide.
About Kohl's 
Kohl's is a U.S. specialty department store with 1,160 store locations in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers national and exclusive brands at great savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store and online at Stay up to date on Kohl's deals and promotions on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

FTC Disclosure: I received a Kohl's giftcard to facilitate this review post. However, all opinions here are my own. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

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