As the fall season is so clearly upon us, and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tanger Outlets and Foxwoods invited me to their "Sweater Weather" event. The first part of the day was a shopping contest, everyone had a gift card and one hour to purchase as many sweaters as they could without going over budget.
I brought Meg along as my 'teammate' and we hit the stores. Shopping under a ticking clock is no easy task, but I knew I'd rather make purchases that would be quality closet additions rather than grabbing 10 sweaters for $9.80 each at Forever 21. We also had Tanger Outlets 'Power of Pink' 25% off shopping passes for ourselves and to hand out to other shoppers for free (normally they cost $5 and the money goes to breast cancer research).
Taking advantage of every sale and offer we could, Meg and I each got two sweaters, I picked up a teal merino wool blend sweater at J.Crew Factory and a super cozy plaid coatigan at Ann Taylor Factory. Meg got at turquoise wrap sweater at Ann Taylor Factory and a cardigan at Charlotte Russe. Coming in exactly 11 cents under budget and heading back on time, we were feeling cautiously optimistic. Of course we didn't win, the winner had 11 sweaters from Old Navy. Though for the sake of my closet, I think I made the right choice in getting two sweaters I really love.
The second part of the event was at the Cedars Restaurant at Foxwoods and it was a drink mixing contest. With some sound guidance from our bartender Steve, I mixed up a few of my favorite spirits, Hendricks Gin, St. Germaine, and champaign along with lime juice and rimmed my glass with citric acid.
While I didn't get to taste everyone else's drinks, I'm sure it was a tough competition, so you can imagine my delight when I saw that I'd won!
After that Meg and I sat down for dinner at Cedars with Cait of Cait Plus Ate and her friend, and enjoyed some delicious food and great company.
Thanks to Foxwoods and Tanger Outlets for hosting this event, as always my views and opinions are my own.