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Off the Rack: Modern Riviera and More Spring Fashions at Old Navy

Old Navy spring fashions
This weekend I stopped by Old Navy to check out the new spring fashions. If you're new to this blog, WELCOME! 'Off the Rack' is a series I started back in 2007 to showcase noteworthy budget fashions as they look in real life. By all means, browse oldnavy.com to see and shop all these pieces...lots of sales going on, including a Leap Year sale today only (save 29% with code LEAPYEAR). The vibe according to Old Navy is 'Modern Riviera' - a part-preppy, part-nautical collection inspired by the charm of little beach towns. For spring we're seeing relaxed trousers, boho blouses, crops (skinny, cuffed or wide leg), rompers and matching sets. This is the first season in a long time where I'm seeing new silhouettes that stand a chance of gaining wider acceptance. I left with two pairs of cropped relaxed fit mid-rise jeans, something I haven't worn in ages. Will I regret it? We'll see, but for now I'm loving it. Bring it on, spring. What styles are you ready to embrace when warm weather hits?

Shown above: Jeans, Sweatshirt (on clearance in stores)

Colorblock Chic: Miranda Kerr's Bright Maxi Skirt and Longline Coat Look for Less

Miranda Kerr Colorblock Look for Less
Step into spring brights and pastels with inspiration from Miranda Kerr! The model rocked the colorblock trend by pairing a neutral cropped sweater with a bright and flowy maxi skirt, a pale pink wool coat, white mules, a black leather bag, whimsical sunglasses and an understated single-threaded pearl necklace. I am absolutely obsessed with the color palette Miranda chose - so romantic and feminine with a bright pop, and the wool coat makes this outfit ready-to-wear right now. Read on to recreate this look with our fab finds starting at just $9.99...

Miranda Kerr Colorblock Look for Less


Miranda Kerr Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News

BB's Link Round-Up: New Spring Fashion Collabs to Know, Oscars Party Prep & More

Chelsea28 by Olivia Palermo, Happy by Pink Chicken, Sears Spring Fashion and more
From Olivia Palermo's new collaboration with Nordstrom to the prettiest pretzel bites, here are this week's 12 must-read links:

1. Head to Nordstrom to shop Chelsea28, the new apparel collection by Olivia Palermo. The stripe sweater, bustier top and strappy silk top are all under $100 and perfect for Spring!

2. Target.com is launching a fun new mommy-and-me collection called Happy by Pink Chicken.

3. Browse the new Sears spring fashion catalog. I'll be waiting for the sleeveless trench (shown above). Also worth a look: Sears has a new plus-size fashion line, Simply Emma. This lace top looks luxe.

4. Glitter Guide has a printable Oscars ballot and yummy chocolate-covered pretzel recipe. Chat with me @budgetbabe on Twitter tomorrow night as we judge watch the red carpet!

20 Under $20: Blush Pink

Blush Pink Fashion Finds Under $20 for Spring 2016 // TheBudgetBabe.com
Today I've rounded up 20 of my favorite finds under $20 in one of my favorite spring colors: Blush. Dubbed 'rose quartz' for 2016, this subtle shade of pink has me so excited for warm weather. I plan on incorporating blush hues into my wardrobe in simple, inexpensive ways...swapping out a neutral knit here and there, adding a pink lip, or a blush pink sneaker that I can live in all day. Mix your blush fashions with other soft shades like gray and white plus your essential denim for the most current look (love this inspiration outfit from Hello Fashion). What spring fashion trends are you looking forward to wearing this season?