Category: Trends on a Budget

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!

Love and Light



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.


6 Woven Bags That Are Perfect For Summer

Woven bags are THE trend this summer!  And who can fight that? They evoke everything that screams summer vacation and tropical get away!  I picked 6 awesome bags for you all woven, all fabulous, all budget friendly.

First of course is the adorable bag in my photo above and its from Target of all places!  The pom poms are my favorite touch and it just screams ready for drinks with umbrellas in them.  I am currently obsessed with this as my weekend bag.  Its sturdy, well made and lined with a great cotton with side pockets.  It looks like it was far more expensive than it actually was!


This next bag is adorably vintage inspired from Unique Vintage comes in at a fantastic price.  The vintage styling gives it such a unique, chic and classic look.  You could go to any beach club and fit right in all you need is a fabulous sundress.

This Amazon find is a similar style to a Cult Gaia Ark bag you see all over Pinterest.  You see a ton of Fashionistas carrying it and for a fraction of the price you really can’t beat it!  Its made of bamboo and is still sturdy, well constructed and perfect to be paired with any great summer outfit.Romwe is always on the cutting edge with adorable affordable, inexpensive, trendy clothes and accessories.  This adorable woven bag is no exception.  The metal detailing makes it really special and modern and the price is phenomenal (under $20!!).  Its a different and great twist on this summer trend.

Ahhhh the round woven bag, one of the other huge trends in woven bags this summer (the tote and the woven bamboo above being the other two giant ones) and this one is even on prime!  It has that great high end look without the high end price tag.  Its a great size and can be both cross body or hand held.  Its a great versatile summer bag.

Unique Vintage wins again with another beautiful and fun woven bag.  This is a great bag that can be worn two ways, it can be a full bag or can be folded in half as a clutch giving extra use for a fun night beachy bag.  I just really love the versatility of this bag and that you can get two looks from one bag, to me thats a giant win!!!


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What do you think of trends on a budget? I have tons that I am so excited to share with you!


5 Epic Summer Skirts for Under $25


Every summer at least in Florida is the epic battle of staying cool(ish) in the extreme heat while staying even remotely cute seems to be lost… a lot.  I scoured Amazon to bring you 5 adorable spring and summer ready skirts for a price everyone can afford









Lets start with this AMAZING tulle skirt, not sure what else needs to be said other than its under $25 and comes with that adorable sash.  Pair with a plain white t some gorgeous pearls and we have a winning outfit!


Skirt #2 is this super fun polka dot skirt, IT HAS POCKETS!!! Its a super lightweight material that breathes wonderfully and is just plain fun.  Its dressy enough for the office but can be casual with a tank and flip flops… Seriously LOVE this!  (And I got a ton of compliments)

Now this is a fun flirty and totally lined skirt available in 10 colors.  Its super full as you can see and the wide waist band is so incredibly flattering.  I got this in the pink color and the breezy nature of it is really going to make it a go to summer option and its under $20! SCORE!



Now this is a really fun casual skirt (that I highly recommend shorts under)  Its around $10 and is really fun for everyday, its far from office appropriate but it certainly is fun for running errands or going to a theme park.  Its a very sturdy skirt fabric with a bit of weight to it.  Great skirt that is a great bargain!


This is such a fun work appropriate skirt.  The lace takes this up another notch and makes it a really unique skirt.  Its very flattering and fitted.  The skirt is a great length to make your legs look longer with out sacrificing for our shorter friends ;).  The skirt feels luxurious and the stretch makes it really practical.  Ill be wearing this regularly at the office!


Trying all of the outfits out at the office, well minus the short skirt, was certainly a fun experiment and I got so many compliments.  Have fun saving a few bucks on Amazon with some great skirts.

Love and Light,


P.S. have a need for an outfit? Lemme know!  I’ll hunt you something amazing down!