Budget Meets Trendy

July 16, 2013

I can't get enough pink and chambray lately. It's funny thinking I never thought I'd be on the trend with those items and now I can't get over it. I recently snagged the infamous neon pink Target crossbody and have worn it daily since. Also, I found a skinny neon pink belt from Asos and it's the perfect thing to pair with my normal mundane and neutral looks. Honestly, it's just the right touch.

Okay, real talk time. I've become quite the luster over other blogs and their always perfect outfits and always expensive touches. It's a little irritating to me always seeing "that" bag I've been dying for only to click and link to a bag for $8,000. I mean, really? Even if that was in my budget, I don't think I could justify spending that amount of money on a material item. Some items shown above are things I can't justify spending the money on. I want to give you a few options at a great chambray top, wedges, tulle skirt, Clare Viver inspired clutch and necklace that won't cost you an arm and leg. Shall we?

S A V E :
Chambray // Target
Wedges // Windsor
Clutch // Target
Skirt // Therapy
Necklace // Etsy

S P L U R G E :
Chambray // Madewell
Wedges // DVF
Clutch // Clare Viver
Skirt // Free People
Necklace // J Crew

P.S. Come back Thursday for some more Chambray loooove!


  1. love that skirt!!! and i am on the hunt for a good clutch for this weekend, definitely planning on checking out target and tjmaxx!

  2. Oh THAT SKIRT! Even more reason I need to channel my inner ballerina !

  3. yes, love this! I am on a super small budget (living as student in the red) and am lucky if I can even get something at Target from time to time. It's so nice when I see bloggers wearing/sharing clothes that are affordable for the rest of us!

  4. I feel exactly the same way! I can't justify, or afford, spending that type of money on clothes! I love all of the pieces you found. I've been looking for a cross body bag too, I'll have to check Target.

  5. Target is awesome here lately! I have the same chambray shirt and I love it!

  6. I have lusted after those DVF wedges forever but can't justify the hefty price tag. Dillard's used to make an IDENTICAL knock off - but I didn't discover them until they were no longer available :(

  7. Love this! I always feel the same way about those blogs when you see what other bloggers are wearing and you go and look to see where the item is from it's so expensive! It always makes me sad/irritated. And this outfit is A M A Z I N G! I want it.

  8. I love Clare Vivier clutches!!! Aren't they the best? Definitely a splurge!


  9. I totally agree I love fashion blogs but I usually save and splurge on things every once in awhile, not on my entire outfit. :P
    So I love your choices that you've found & that they are so affordable! :)

  10. I love that skirt! and I love the save option for me! Thank you! Have a great week pretty!


  11. I'm dying for a leopard print Clare Vivier clutch and have yet to find a more affordable but still similar option- it's killing me!