I had a blast this week with a bunch of fashion media friends at Coquitlam Centre. The task was in one hour to pull together an outfit for $150. It was pretty fun to watch the power changing and the creativity. Okay most of us might have gone a bit over budget, but success!

I think Kelsey Klassen (The Westender) was my favorite transformation. She found this black and white sunflower Guess jeans and black and white striped top paired with a light denim shirt on top.

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I scored a deal on a strapless maxi dress in bold stripes from Jacob, with a big hat and gold accessories. It didn’t go with the outfit but my shopping also included this funky, python print runners from H&M.

I don’t get out to this mall near enough, but now that it’s got a Target I think I need to make the trek more often!

P.S. Coquitlam Centre’s Best Dressed for Less Sales ends July 14.

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Shelley Mantei founded theitlists.com as part of the Glam.com network in 2006 (forever in fashion blog years!). The It Lists help busy women define their personal beauty, life and fashion style – vogue nirvana. It's a trend blog featuring the “it” bag, “it” girl, or “it” scoop! Shelley is also a public relations & social media consultant for life + style brands. She's a Vancouver import who now calls Toronto (Canada) home, but is always scooting somewhere to bring you jetsettera tales. Twitter: @shelleymantei

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