Wearing All Black + A Ross Dress For Less Giveaway!


So I’ve finally jumped on the all one color bandwagon (I know, I need to get with the times), so for this outfit, I decided to wear all black!  Or at least there’s some black in each of the items I am wearing. I recently visited a newly opened Ross Dress for Less store in my area (Kansas City) and was surprised to find some awesome items there. They have clothing for the whole family, shoes, purses, toys, home goods, and all for a really great price.  I picked up this cardigan that I’m wearing in this post and I’ve already worn it quite a few times since I’ve gotten it. It’s great over a lot of outfits that I wear and it’s super comfy too. I also picked up a little choo choo train toy for Austin while I was there too, his collection of choo choo trains is overtaking our floors, but as long as he is happy, we are happy.




I decided to wear this cardigan over my tank top that was inspired by The Wiegands’ husbands’ American Blogger documentary, it pretty much describes me. 🙂 And it took me forever and a day, but I finally found the perfect pair of leather black pants. I had gone through many many purchases and returns to land on this pair, HA! The bag was a birthday gift that I received from my brother/SIL and I just couldn’t be happier with it!  It’s just the perfect practical everyday bag that I’m not afraid to use around the toddler!




Outfit Details: Tank, Cardigan c/o Ross Dress for Less, Pants, Shoes, Necklace, Bag – Gift from brother’s family!

And to top it all off, Ross Dress for Less is offering one Sandy a la Mode reader a $25 gift card to their store as well!  And trust me, that money can go along way at that store where you can find something new for yourself and a loved one. All you need to do is enter in the Rafflecopter widget below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends on November 12 at 12:00AM CST.

Disclaimer: I was sent a $25 gift card from Ross Dress for Less to review their store.  All opinions expressed in this post are my own.


  1. Lindsay
    November 5, 2013 / 10:49 pm


  2. Callie
    November 5, 2013 / 11:16 pm

    Desperately searching for some fabulous fall boots! Love your blog! Crossing my fingers! xo

  3. Kim Pintar
    November 5, 2013 / 11:32 pm

    Love the shirt and pants…great look!

  4. Elis B.
    November 5, 2013 / 11:37 pm

    I like to buy winter shoes.

  5. November 5, 2013 / 11:38 pm

    I’m actually on the hunt for a nice black leather purse to add to my collection!

  6. grace
    November 5, 2013 / 11:55 pm

    such a good giveaway!

  7. November 6, 2013 / 12:23 am

    What am I NOT shopping for?? 🙂 I love the all black look. I would love to get some leather accented things and fun necklaces.

  8. November 6, 2013 / 5:07 am

    Very chic cardigan!! I could wear a cardigan and scarf every day in the winter! I would probably buy a nice pair of denim or a cardigan. I have been looking for an aztec print or one with leather accents. Thanks for the opportunity!! Have a blessed Wednesday! Susan

  9. Katie
    November 6, 2013 / 6:01 am

    I will shop for sweaters.

  10. Samantha Reynolds
    November 6, 2013 / 6:42 am

    I would love to find a pair of cute boots!

  11. Michelle C
    November 6, 2013 / 6:53 am

    I would like to add to my scarf collection. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  12. courtney b
    November 6, 2013 / 8:11 am

    new shoes and cute leggings like you have! love those!

  13. November 6, 2013 / 8:21 am

    This look is SO CHIC! I am loving those leather pants!

  14. November 6, 2013 / 8:22 am

    So, you’re perfect. And that bag goes down in history as one of the greatest gifts ever given.

  15. Olivia K
    November 6, 2013 / 8:41 am

    Boots and leggings, my everyday staples!

  16. November 6, 2013 / 8:42 am

    Love everything about this. Who makes the leather pants? I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair myself.

  17. Jessica
    November 6, 2013 / 8:47 am

    I need some new boots and sweaters!

  18. November 6, 2013 / 8:52 am

    All black is super chic! I love how you mixed the textures to add interest!

    The Tiny Heart

  19. nisha m
    November 6, 2013 / 9:09 am

    cardingans and jumpers

  20. Tara L.
    November 6, 2013 / 9:13 am

    Printed leggings and boots

  21. Wild Orchid
    November 6, 2013 / 9:16 am

    I will be shopping for some brown fall boots.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  22. Helen Whaley
    November 6, 2013 / 9:28 am

    This Winter I’m shopping for the perfect red purse! And possibly a bright scarf too.

  23. Elisabeth Bender
    November 6, 2013 / 9:35 am

    New sweaters!!!

  24. Josie
    November 6, 2013 / 9:46 am

    A new coat!

  25. November 6, 2013 / 9:48 am

    I’m in search of a new pair of cognac boots! My other ones have lasted my 2.5 years and now have huge holes in the soles!

  26. November 6, 2013 / 9:57 am

    I love your all black look! Those leather pants are amazing on you and the tank is PERFECT! I like Ross, but they are hit or miss for me here. I either find a ton of great stuff or nothing at all. And one beef that I definitely have with them are their shopping carts. I get it–they are there to prevent theft but seriously they are soooooo annoying!

  27. Heather
    November 6, 2013 / 10:02 am

    New to your blog and love it!!!

  28. November 6, 2013 / 10:04 am

    I am loving the leather looks this winter! I don’t think I could pull it of though. I really need some booties and boots this winter!

  29. Autum
    November 6, 2013 / 10:09 am

    Thick socks and some cardigans! Mostly I would love to shop for some boots though. 😉

  30. November 6, 2013 / 10:56 am

    Love your bag Sandy! And cute cardigan. 🙂

    xo – Sheila

  31. November 6, 2013 / 11:03 am

    Ahh you look amazing in those leather pants I’m still looking for the perfect pair for my wardrobe. Love the all black look and that bun is the perfect finishing touch! xx Kat

    Love and Ace

  32. annie
    November 6, 2013 / 11:18 am

    You are looking fabulous lady! LOVE those pants, and what a cute tee 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  33. Sarah Johnson
    November 6, 2013 / 11:44 am


  34. Sarah Grace
    November 6, 2013 / 11:45 am

    I would be shopping for new sweaters and some lovely brown boots.

  35. November 6, 2013 / 12:03 pm

    Ankle Booties 🙂

  36. November 6, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    Great giveaway! I would use this to look for (another) cardigan and sweater/s for the dog 🙂

  37. Katie
    November 6, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    I need some long sleeve shirts and boots.

  38. November 6, 2013 / 12:39 pm

    Definitely need a new pair of boots! Thanks so much sweet Sandy! xo

  39. Ilene
    November 6, 2013 / 12:40 pm

    Looking spicy in that outfit, pretty lady! 😉 I love those pants and your tank!

  40. November 6, 2013 / 12:56 pm

    I will shop for scarves and sweaters! 🙂

  41. Caitlin
    November 6, 2013 / 1:08 pm

    I love the handbag selection at Ross! That’s what I’m looking for!

  42. Bridget Heiple Reich
    November 6, 2013 / 1:40 pm

    I need a new pair of boots. 🙂

  43. Hope
    November 6, 2013 / 2:24 pm

    Sweaters and boots

  44. November 6, 2013 / 2:43 pm

    The one-color bandwagon is great! I love you styled it, also ive been dying for a pair of leather leggings/pants!

  45. Silvica
    November 6, 2013 / 4:43 pm

    I wouldn’t have thought to combine that pattern cardigan with the leather pants. Thanks for the idea!

  46. Melissa M
    November 6, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    New black knee high boots nd a sweater dress

  47. November 6, 2013 / 6:24 pm

    Love your outfit. Gorgeous and those leggings are fabulous!!!!!!!

    Dont’ forget to stop by tomorrow and link up to my weekly tres-chic fashion thursday link up.



  48. November 6, 2013 / 7:28 pm

    a nice coat for fall/winter! i don’t have any dressy ones.

  49. November 6, 2013 / 8:06 pm

    this top is amazing! absolutely adore. i am looking for pretty cardis and layering pieces

  50. Katie D.
    November 6, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    I just went to the Overland Park Ross for the first time last week! I was also pleasantly surprised — scored a red dress and some fantastic Michael Kors items 🙂

    I have my eye on some sweaters and faux leather leggings (LOVE yours, btw!)…

  51. Jenesse
    November 6, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    Maybe black leather boots!

  52. pam
    November 6, 2013 / 10:27 pm

    i’m looking for a leather jacket

  53. molly c
    November 6, 2013 / 10:27 pm

    sweaters and jeans! 🙂

  54. Susan Christy
    November 7, 2013 / 8:03 am

    I’m looking for the perfect brown boots.

  55. Lynn
    November 7, 2013 / 8:16 am

    I am looking for faux/ leather pants!! Thanks for the chance 🙂

  56. November 7, 2013 / 11:36 am

    You are looking good rocking the monochromatic look. I love your American Blogger top!

  57. Cynthia G
    November 7, 2013 / 8:15 pm


  58. Melaney R
    November 7, 2013 / 11:10 pm

    i need a new peacoat and some comfy sweaters!

  59. Marta K
    November 8, 2013 / 7:58 am

    Is this open to international followers?
    Thank you!

  60. Patti
    November 8, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    I need a navy blue blazer and some riding boots!

  61. Lynn
    November 9, 2013 / 7:49 am

    I actually went shopping at Ross yesterday. I looked for pants like yours and ended up finding some Rock & Republic jeans on clearance for $9.99!! Total score!

  62. Ani
    November 9, 2013 / 9:14 am

    I’d love to get some nice winter blazers.

  63. Stephanie Y
    November 9, 2013 / 3:11 pm

    One can never have too many boots for fall/winter! I am currently looking for a pair of short black boots with some nice hardware and straps/buckles!

  64. Alyssa
    November 9, 2013 / 4:11 pm

    I’ll be shopping for chunky sweaters and boots!

  65. Tessa W
    November 9, 2013 / 4:15 pm

    Lots of sweaters, as well as a pair of wine/ maroon pants!

  66. Ashley C
    November 9, 2013 / 6:34 pm

    I need to get some comfy cardigans!


  67. Claudia
    November 9, 2013 / 9:50 pm

    I would by shopping for a new pair of boots, scarves,gloves, and a sweater.

  68. Jennifer Reed
    November 10, 2013 / 3:02 am

    I would be shopping for a new pair of gloves for the fall/winter season from Ross Dress For Less.

  69. Luella Moss
    November 10, 2013 / 11:06 am

    I will be shopping for cardigans and winter tights this season!

  70. Amy
    November 10, 2013 / 4:36 pm

    Booties and flannel shirts!

  71. Tabathia B
    November 10, 2013 / 7:35 pm

    I want some turtle necks, sweaters and some leggings

  72. Debra Hamilton
    November 10, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    I will be shopping for a new sweater!

  73. November 10, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    I really need a new pair of booties and I am obsessed with your leather pants!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  74. Katherine Ryan
    November 11, 2013 / 2:19 am

    I’d love a flattering pair of skinny jeans to tuck into my boots. 🙂

  75. Jessica
    November 11, 2013 / 12:08 pm

    I will be shopping for fall dresses.

  76. Risti
    November 11, 2013 / 4:15 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I need some new shoes.

  77. November 11, 2013 / 5:18 pm

    Workout clothes!
    x Hilary

  78. Melissa L.
    November 11, 2013 / 6:56 pm

    I am searching for a great pair of boots! Thanks for the giveaway!

  79. connie b
    November 11, 2013 / 10:06 pm

    looking for a great bag for fall. Deep red or orange.

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