Friday, July 18, 2014

Budget Babes: Gladiator Sandals

I'm teaming up with the sweet Ada of Elegance & Mommyhood to bring to you our budget-conscious trends for summer! The whole idea is to show you how you can try out all the in-fashion trends without breaking the bank to do so. Each of our pieces this week is $20 or under, with our total outfit price not exceeding $75.

Today's trend is gladiator sandals. You can get them more simple with a few straps that only come up to your ankle, or you can get crazy with a 'cage' that goes all the way up to your knee! I'll admit, I wasn't crazy about this trend when it first came out, but I love the sandals I found at Payless during their bogo sale! 

Gladiator Sandals (Payless): $14.55
Teal Dress (Target): $25 (?)
Earrings/Bracelet (Gift): $0

Total = $39.55

I love the coral color and that they're a more 'simplified' version of other styles you see out there. Since they have more going on than your traditional sandal, I kept things simple with a coral bracelet and earrings, and wore a complimentary teal dress. Perfect and simple for a warm summer day!

Apparently great minds think alike when it comes to styling our gladiator sandals with bright, summery dresses! I really love Ada's pink dress with the metallic sandals that play off the detailing in the straps of her dress. Super cute!

Now it's your turn to show us your budget gladiator sandals look! The link-up is below and will run through the 23rd at midnight CST, so you have plenty of time to link up all of this week's looks. 

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Maria: Bloglovin

Also, make sure you link back to both of our blogs on your post!


  1. Pretty summertime look! I would definitely go with the simpler take on gladiators too. I did try some of the tall caged ones on at Nordstroms and they were really fun to wear but I didn't see them being practical for my everyday life.

    Katie - See What Katie Wears

  2. I love the color of these sandals! I have this exact same dress but in black and it is seriously the most comfortable dress I have.

  3. You look gorgeous. Teal and Coral are your colors. Now that I saw your sandals up close, I love them even more.

    Stop by when you can to check out my post. It has been a pleasure doing this with you. You had such great outfits for such a lean budget.

    Enjoy the weekend! Ada. =)

  4. Those are such cute sandals! I really like the color and gold detail! I've loved seeing all your outfits this week! You are a savvy shopper!

  5. LOVE these gladiator sandals!! I don't have a pair but definitely want some now!