A ‘Chic’ Easter Basket – Spring at Kohl’s

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Gifting is one of my all-time favorite things.  I love to see people’s reactions when they receive the gift – and let’s face it, shopping for the gift(s) is also a ton of fun.  This year, I wanted to put together a ‘chic’ easter basket (canasta de Pascua, as we say in ‘Español’) and checked out my local Kohl’s store for ideas.  Kohl’s is a one-stop-shop place. Makeup, shoes, clothes, accessories, furniture, household items…I mean they have it all!!  And if you consider candy food, then they also have food to sell.  It’s rather amazing!

Their sales are also quite impressive.  Currently, a Kohl’s cash promo is in effect, wherein you get “cash back” for purchases you make in store which can be used at a later date.  I went shopping for easter outfits yesterday and got $20 in Kohl’s cash to use starting next week.  Score!

So, I went to the store and got to work! I knew I wanted to include a variety of things, so I visited all of the accessories departments and the makeup/fragrance department as well. They carry baskets, basket filler, plastic eggs, candy, and everything else you would need to fill your basket.  They also had adorable Star Wars-themed baskets for kids that they would love!!  If you follow me on Snapchat (ChicInAcademia) you saw some of these things.  Note: I went in the store yesterday, and all the baskets were 60% off!!  Check out what I decided on for my ‘Chic’ Easter Basket:

basket and grass


Easter Items

Easter basket

Basket items:  Lauren Conrad necklace, bracelets, and aviators; JLO CZ studs; Federic Fekkai Hair Fragrance; EOS hand lotion, Kleenex, and lip balm pack; two Essie nail polishes from their new Spring line; a polka dot jewelry roll; and a ceramic plate to place jewelry and other baubles on!  Also, the top I’m wearing is from the Lauren Conrad line. I’m obsessed with tops that with neck ties, and hello, can you pass up a good peter pan laced collar??  I think not.   This one was a winner!

This Sunday, I’ll also post an outfit photo with the dress I found for Easter (also from Kohl’s!).  A photo of the dress is currently Instagram.  It fit like a glove, has pockets, and was only $21!!  Can you say AH-mazing?!

Hubby didn’t get a chance to come into the store with me, but they also have lots of outfits for men.  I did manage to stop by the boy’s department and I got the boys some shorts for Sunday as well, so know that you can get your Easter baskets, Easter decor, and family outfits all taken care of at once! You’re welcome. 😉

Wishing all of you a Happy Easter (Feliz Pascua)!!  And to those of you who don’t observe the holiday…an excellent Sunday!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!




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Lunch at Lily Pullitzer This Saturday!!

THIS is one event you are not going to want to miss!  This Saturday, Lilly Pulitzer is hosting Lunch at Lilly – a shopping event with a DJ, sips and sweets…and last but not least, GIFTS!!  There will be several different gifts with purchase that Lilly will be offering that day, and that day only.  Take a look at the goodies you can score with your purchase:

Lunch at Lilly, Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

What’s even better is that you don’t have to wait until Saturday to shop.  Lilly is offering a pre-sale option wherein you can stop by the store between now and Saturday and buy your items and reserve your gifts.  By participating in the pre-sale event, you will be eligible to receive another gift!!  How exciting is that?!

This is the perfect opportunity to buy a dress for Easter, recruitment/sorority rush, a wedding, graduation, and/or resort wear for spring break (bathing suits, beach pants, cover-ups, etc.).  Here are a few things I have my eye on at the moment:Pink Lilly Dress, http://chicinacademia.comCharlene Knit Shift Dress

Wrap Dress, http://chicinacademia.comMeridian Printed Wrap Dress

Elsa Top, http://chicinacademia.comElsa Top – Treasure

Cork Envelope Clutch, http://chicinacademia.comCork Everglade Clutch

Thermal Mug, http://chicinacademia.comThermal Mug

If you can’t make it in the store this week, join me Saturday, March 21st, at 10am!  Shop with me for a bit and pick up some gifts with purchase!

If you want to buy in advance or the day of, but can’t make it in the store, feel free to contact Alli Wittbold or any of the sales associates at Lilly Pulitzer at the Summit to make sure you get the items you are coveting!  Hope to see you in the store on Saturday, but if I don’t, hope you enjoy the event and all the freebies you will get during Lunch at Lilly!!

Lilly Pulitzer at The Summit

225 Summit Blvd

Birmingham, AL 35243


Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!