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?).
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)
With just ten days until Easter, I thought it'd be fun to share the latest Easter decor by Threshold which I've spotted on recent Target runs. I didn't get a chance to photograph all the things, but I've linked them up below. It's all so good! The collection has a classic, vintage feel that looks collected over time.
Pick a few store-bought items to blend in with DIY elements...maybe tuck a white rabbit figurine into some fresh flowers or branches from your garden for a centerpiece, or just hang the egg wreath on your front door to welcome friends. Prices ranges from $5 to $25.
Earlier I shared my recent buys at Payless and Sole Society at the end of this post, and today I'll share my recent buys at JCPenney and Target. I've been methodically building my spring wishlist, so these are items I know I've wanted for many weeks, and now I'm pulling the trigger!
Reese Witherspoon looked so adorable in her Draper James Meadow Garden Rain Jacket, I thought it would be fun to round up some stylish rain coats that are budget-friendly, too! Because, sadly, Reese's exact jacket is $275 - and by all means, go ahead and splurge if you love the look! - but if that coat isn't in the cards, I've rounded up 9 jackets under $45 you'll love.
They're all solid colors but some boast fun printed linings. All they're all part of the spend $75, save $15 sale going on now at target.com!
Love the 12 tops you see above? Believe it or not, they're all from JCPenney! (And I mean that in the best way possible!) Yes, JCP is bringing their A-Game for spring, and I thought it would be fun to round up 12 of my favorite off-the-shoulder tops because, really, I couldn't narrow it down to just one or two.
From floral to chambray, ruffled to structured, you name it, they've got it all. Pair your off-the-shoulder top with white denim and tassel earrings (I ordered this pair) and you've got the "it" look of the season.
It gets better: All my picks are under $30!And you can save 25% with code 8FORYOU thru 3/26 during the Friends & Family Sale in store and online!
Most tops come in other colors and sizes (misses, plus and petite) so be sure to click through to see all your options. Which one is your favorite?