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Lex What Wear: Be the first to shop at the new outlet mall – and support a good cause

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By Alex McLean
KyForward columnist

Last week, I told you about the July 31 grand opening of the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Now, I want to tell you how to be among the very first to shop there – and for a good cause.

The outlet mall, located at exit 28 on I-64 between Lexington and Louisville, is teaming up with the University of Louisville’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center for an opening night VIP preview on July 30. Participants will be able to get a jump on other shoppers, plus receive a free coupon book with more than $300 in savings at many of the 80-plus retailers. Cost is $50 per person – all of which goes to the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

Tickets are sold online only at ShoppingForaCure.org.

Retailers you’ll find at the outlet mall include: Coach, Brooks Brothers, Banana Republic, Michael Kors, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Lucky Brand Jeans … Ann Taylor Factory Store, Charlotte Russe, Columbia Sportswear, Fossil, J. Crew, North Face, Polo Ralph Lauren, Cole Haan … and so many more.

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In honor of California Chrome’s attempt to win the Triple Crown tomorrow, my friends at Fashion at the Races came up with three Chrome-inspired hats that I wanted to share – just for the fun of it. All three carry California Chrome’s purple and green. Be sure to visit Fashion at the Races’ website for all their unique offerings.

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Thanks to Chloe Daley of Refinery 29, I now have a go-to DIY project for summer! And get this: She creates the neon necklace below in only two minutes. So I’ve decided to share her tips and tricks for a summer statement necklace that you may want to at home. Click here to see Chloe do her thing. Thanks Refinery 29!

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And if that doesn’t help you get your DIY fix, revisit my “All that glitters is gold” post. Just click on the photo below for all the details.

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Alex McLean writes daily for LexWhatWear.com, a Lexington style-spotting blog she created for people who love to read about what’s hot … and sometimes what’s not … in fashion. She also shares lifestyle tips, creative ideas and stories about local fashionistas and others who inspire – live from New York City, where she now lives.

For more of Alex’s Lex What Wear columns, click here.

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