Monday, July 14, 2014

Budget Babes: The Maxi

Happy Monday and welcome to our first day of Budget Babes week! I'm teaming up with the super 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.

Our first item this week is the Maxi! They are super comfy, pretty, and perfect for summer! Or like I always call them, dressy pajamas :) Here is my take on this trend:

Maxi Dress (shop-my-closet): $12
Nude Wedges (Payless): $5.05
Cardigan- seen below (Old Navy): $10 (?)
Earrings (Target-gift): $0

Total = $27.05 (I'd say that's a perfect way to start off the week!)

I wore this outfit to a wedding a few weeks ago. It was in a museum, so I wasn't sure about temperatures inside (which is why I wore a cardigan), but it ended up being pretty warm, so I wore this dress sans-cardigan for most of the evening.

Since the dress has a pretty bold print, I kept accessories simple and just wore my trusty Target earrings. They are honestly some of my favorites and I wear them quite often!

Also, different hair! I love the side-swept look, and this is becoming one of my go-to looks for 'special' occasions! (haha I think this is the 3rd wedding so far I've done this look for!) I just wish my hair would grow out faster so it would be a little longer. Oh well.

Here is Ada's maxi look! I think the pink is a perfect color for summer and I really love the print of her shirt as well as the pops of turquoise! I love how she incorporated other colors in her jewelry and shoes, because what better time to have colorful outfits than the warm months of summer? 

Now it's your turn to show us your budget maxi looks! 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. 

We would please ask that you follow both Ada and I on Bloglovin' so you can keep up with each of this week's trends.
Ada: Bloglovin
Maria: Bloglovin

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


  1. I am hoping I am the first to comment because I love to start our week with some compliments on my beautiful co-host. As soon as I saw that Maxi Dress when you E-Mailed me I was swooning over it. It truly is gorgeous: the colors, the print, the style. It fits you beautifully. You chose the perfect earrings (love them) and shoes as well as the perfect hair-do for this. I am so in love with this look. Starting the week with a bang - I tell you.

    Happy Monday Maria and let's have fun this week. Congratulations on our first link up. =)

    <3 Ada.

  2. Such a pretty maxi dress! Love the colors and the print!


  3. You look so lovely! Beautiful dress :) Glad I found your blog!

    1. Thank you Londyn! Glad you found me too :)

  4. Such a pretty maxi dress. Also you got it for a great price.

    1. Thanks Amy! Any maxi under $15 is an awesome deal in my book :)

  5. Love your maxi maria! It is such a beautiful pattern!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

  6. That is a beautiful and gorgeous dress! So many outfit ideas come to mind. Love it!

    Thrifting Diva

    1. Thank you Ayana! It was a lucky find for sure!