Category: Trends on a Budget

My Serious Love of Polka Dots

So I have a real life obsession with polka dots and they are so incredibly popular this season!  Luckily there are tons of budget friendly options that won’t break the bank to keep you looking flirty, fun and in my favorite pattern.  I offer up three adorable polka dot

Women’s Polka Dot Sleeveless Cotton Shift Dress

I’m seriously obsessed with this polka dot dress which can be easily be dressed up or down, with sneakers or sandals this is just such a versatile and wearable option even into fall.   The tie waist is super flattering and when it gets chilly a cute sweater or jean jacket and you are good to go!

Off Shoulder Ruffle Trim Polka Dot Romper

This is just an amazing price for under $15 for this adorable romper that so easily styled in so many amazing ways.   A cute pair of sandals, an amazing hat and you have a fabulous outfit that can transition into the fall with the gorgeous sleeves on this!  The ruffle neckline is simply stunning and is a great balance to the ruffle sleeve. Just overall such a fun piece.


Self Belted Polka Dot Shell Top

My obsession with yellow continues, but this belted yellow top is just such an amazing top thats perfect for both work and running errands!  Its just so cute and the color and pattern are just so darn happy you can’t help but smile when you look at them.


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What is your favorite pattern for summer?

5 Cute Tropical Prints for Summer

Tropical prints and not in the Tommy Bahama threw up on you kind of way are super hot this summer there is no denying it!! Its a chic throw back to the vintage style of gorgeous tropical days of glamour that I am so in love with! It has a very 40s vibe about it that I simply can’t resist!  I have included my favorite 5 tropical looks that have me super excited about this trend this summer!

Leaf Print Pleated Cami Dress | Contrast Bow Straw Hat | Bow Detail Ankle Strap Sandals | Round Handle Straw Tote Handbag

This look and dress is nothing short of amazing, I feel like I’m ready to hop on a plane to an amazing tropical get away! The hat is nothing short of amazing and fabulous, the purse is to DIE FOR and the sandals are simple and adorable!  Over all I felt ready to go on a vacation and look super chic!


Pineapple Print Halter DressReef Women’s Cushion Breeze Sandal

Now this amazing number (ummm how cute are those pineapples?!?!?!) is well under $15 and an amazing going around town dress thats breezy and comfy for even the hottest days!  Feeling chilly? It would look amazing with a simple jean jacket for those summer evenings.

Allover Pineapple Print Button Up Cami Dress | Nubuck Single Band Slide Sandal

This look is crossing off 3 major trends this summer, tropical, button down dresses and simple slides.  It checks off so many adorable boxes in my book right now, all it needs is a cute hat!  For under $20 you can’t beat this dress.


Tropic Print Knot Halter Romper

I love the cute tie detail on this romper and all I would add is a cute pair of white sandals like these, a chic waist cinching and defining belt like this, to complete the look.

Button Up Knot Front Tropical Flounce Bardot Top

I love the semi crop of this top, its flirty and still conservative, all you need are my favorite white jeans (you can purchase them here) or my favorite butt flattering shorts (purchase here).  For under $10 I love the ruffle and just chic feeling of this top and you simply can’t go wrong!  HUGE WIN for me!


Fabulous Tropical Prints for ALL!

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The Fabulousness of Summer Plaid!

Plaid is the trend that just keeps sticking around and I am not upset its not going away (I am sad this top sold out almost instantly but don’t worry I’m linking some others for you!).  Its coming in all kinds of bright colors and varying sizes.  Its been a trend throughout winter and its been a fun trend to see popping up in summer this year.

Asymmetrical Ruffle Neck Plaid Blouse

I can’t get over how adorable this one shoulder lavender number is!  The price can’t be beat and its so perfect for summer either with adorable white jeans or distressed shorts (both a favorite go to of mine) and a great pair of slide sandals!

Plaid Cami Dress

I love the fun feel of this plaid in black and white.  Its a super playful and fun, I would add a colorful sweater or belt or a jean jacket for a nice casual look with some cute sandals.


Women’s Sleeveless Belted Checkered Blouse

I love anything that ties because of the cinching effect it has on my waist.  Its just so flattering on every figure giving the most fantastic hourglass shape to anyone.  I would pair this with an amazing pair of either boot cut or skinny distressed jeans.

Layered One Shoulder Asymmetric Gingham Peplum Top

Ummmmm I cannot put into words how obsessed I am with this top!  It ticks off every thing on my list of loves, it accentuates the waist perfectly, it has gorgeous ruffles and the pattern is really fun.  Just over all such a win!  AHHH!! LOVE IT!!


So there is my round up of affordable fun plaid options for summer!

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White Jeans are WHITE HOT

I know SHOCKING white jeans are hot for spring and summer, however it can’t be ignored how popular they are!  But finding flattering white pants can be a serious task!  These white jeans are from my FAVORITE brand WAX jeans and are affordable, make your butt look FAB and are just flattering over all.  Of course they get top billing in this post so yes here are the fab distressed WAX white skinny jeans

My next recommendation is for those of you in love with a great boot cut, these are by Lee and they are super flattering on those not fond of the fit of a skinny jean nor a fan of distressing.  These are the “grown up” white jeans that with a blazer could be EASILY dressed up and be worn to the office.  Bootcut, classic and ready for any occasion right here for you!


Last but not least is the non distressed version of my favorite WAX skinny jeans, the mid rise on these is so flattering to every shape and the butt on all of their pants are killer (mines really flat any more and it looks smack worthy) the simplicity of these is great for a blazer or a cute top to dress up or down for any occasion.