I'd always wanted to try a stylish teething necklace for my kids but was put off by the high price, and I worried about the quality with lower priced versions (was the plastic safe? would the beads come off?).
When I think of spring fashion, I always envision delicate lace, ruffles and pastel shades. Here, Kate Bosworth adds a touch of edge to the ultra-feminine aesthetic by pairing an eyelet-detailed white button up with tight black denim, patent leather double-strapped mary jane flats, blocky sunglasses, drop earrings and a patch-emblazoned leather satchel.
I'm a huge fan of dark hues (especially black) so seeing this eased transition into April ensemble is perfect for me. Plus, the personalized trend has been literally everywhere this year — I've been lusting after Kate Spade's new line of stickers, straps and charms for customizing my bags, but this Mix No. 6 satchel I stumbled upon has the exact aesthetic, and rings up at only $29.94! Read on for all my look-for-less picks under $100...
Kate recommends this top from the Victoria Beckham x Target collab: "For me, this piece as a hit! Lightweight but substantial, classy, elegant, but different, too. Good fit everywhere and long enough to wear with medium-rise jeans. This is a piece worth stalking. How its under $30.00 is beyond me!"
Meanwhile Kara echoed a common sentiment among readers: "I was not impressed by the fabric quality. Everything was pretty much double knit polyester a la 1978 and grandma's cruise collection. If you aren't a size 6, everything is going to make you feel bigger as the drape is extreme."
Hey Budget Babes!! My name is Maddie Kelley and I am so excited to be joining the team as an intern. I am a Wellesley College student currently studying abroad in London. My personal style is simple with a hint of edgy. My fashion is very inspired by my travels and street wear. I'm looking forward to your feedback and I can't wait to share my writing with all of you!
When I get to a new city, I’m always scanning the crowds for what everyone is wearing. I can’t walk by a single person without noticing their shoes, their bag, their jeans...basically every element of their outfit in order to understand what sets the city’s fashion apart from others.
London style is actually quite unique, especially in Soho, the fashion hub of London. Filled with fashion students, designers, and shoppers, the fashion style there is casual but cool and effortless yet sophisticated.
Here are three major trends I've seen while living abroad in London, plus budget-friendly pieces to help you get the look:
Shown above: Charlotte Wiggins at the Topshop Unique show. (Photo Credit: Photoshot, PacificCoastNews)