The Budget Babe | Affordable Fashion & Style Blog

Get Fashion Blogger Mara Ferreira's Spring Office Look for Less

M Love M fashion blogger look for less

While browsing my Pinterest feed recently, I spotted this beautiful spring look on fashion blogger Mara Ferreira, author of the always-inspirational M Loves M. It's so feminine and colorful yet still appropriate for many work environments thanks to the flats, blazer and structured satchel. The only downside is that Mara's Aquazurra "Christy" lace up flats alone cost $695, making this a tough look to achieve on a budget. You can shop her exact outfit items on her blog in this post. I did some searching and came up with the look for less that's $170.50 total, head to toe! Shop my girl-on-a-budget picks below:

Get the look for less:
Dress / Blazer / Shoes / Bag / Necklace

Housekeeping Note: I'm hosting my first Instagram loop giveaway along with 12 of my favorite bloggers! Follow me on Instagram for a chance to win a $400 Nordstrom giftcard - you could do some serious shopping with that! The winner will be announced March 27th. Good luck!

Image of Mara via M Loves M

Fitness Fashion: A Review of Reebok's Warm-Up Camo Watch

Reebok watch: A review

If you take a look in my gym bag, you’ll find a mess of tangled headphones, protein bars, water bottles, extra pairs of socks, a foam roller, and a great watch! Anyone involved in fitness or avid readers of fit blogs and magazines knows that intervals are one of the most efficient ways to work out—and those who are serious about their training know that a great fitness-oriented watch can make all the difference!

Spot the Real: Steve Madden 'Stecy' Ankle-Strap Heels, Plus BOGO Sale at Target

Can you guess which shoe costs more?

Wedding season is right around the corner, and if you're looking for one perfect pair of heels to wear for every occasion, the Steve Madden "Stecy" is your girl. She's sexy yet demure, stylish yet matches every dress or skirt in your closet. What's not to love? Even the price isn't that bad: $79.95 at (in blush, coral, or dusty gold). But the look for less offers all the qualities we love about this shoe for $40 less (and it comes in blush, floral or black). Either way it's a win-win! But see if you can guess which shoe costs more by clicking a link below first:


Deal alert: Buy 1 get 1 50% off clothing, shoes and accessories at Ends 3/28/15.

Sunday Funday Linkup: Notice-Me Gladiators, Naturally Longer Lashes, Zucchini Crust Pizza & A $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Sunday Funday Linkup Bloghop

It's Sunday and that means it's linkup party time! This week we're highlighting notice-me gladiator sandals, a natural remedy that supposedly lengthens lashes (worth a try!), a veggie-packed spring pizza recipe and much more. Please scroll down to the end of this post to add your "best of the week" links. Visit my co-hosts Bon Bon Rose Girls and Fab Fatale for more inspiration. And don't forget to enter our $100 Target giftcard giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below!