The Budget Babe | Affordable Fashion & Style Blog

5 Under $50: Scalloped Details

From left: Two looks from the Spring 2009 Chloe runway; Actress Chloe Sevigny in Chloe scalloped shorts

There's something irresistible about scalloped edges, a whimsical petal-like detail that works on everything from shoes to shorts. Add some to your wardrobe with one of the following 5 scalloped fashion finds under $50!

5 Under $50: Designer-Inspired Sandals at Spiegel

Lately, I've noticed is stepping up its game with better product shots and brand-name offerings (Kelsi Dagger, anyone?) so that you don't even have to use your imagination to recognize the potential of many of the company's high-style, low-price offerings! Here are 5 designer-inspired sandals under $50 that recently caught my eye.

1. Crisscross Sandal, $39

Beauty Review: Alba Botanica Very Emollient Facial Sunblock

A quarter size glob of Alba's rich sunscreen will generously cover one's entire face.

Recently I received a complimentary sample of Alba Botanica Very Emollient Mineral Facial SPF 20 Sunblock (normally $9.95 for a 4 oz. tube). I've been applying it every day now for about a week and a half, prior to my hour-long afternoon walks with my dog in the hot sun, and here's how it went:

The Look for Less: Eric Michael Elena Espadrille Sandal


Eric Michael's "Elena" espadrille sandals are available in black, steel or gold for $99.50 at Youlookfab featured these chic shoes as a stylish yet comfortable shoe option for summer that will give you a little height, without the pain!


These Chaps "Dawna" espadrilles are a great look for less, on sale for just $23.99 at I bought these in red and they are really comfortable! Wore them for over 8 hours during a recent trip to NYC. The elastic straps keep your feet securely in place while the low wedge is just high enough to give you some height without making them tough to walk in. Certainly not the sexiest wedge in my closet but I think they look cute in a preppy sort of way paired with shorts or cargos and a simple tank or tee.