The Budget Babe | Affordable Fashion & Style Blog

Get the Look for Less: Kristin Cavallari in Alexander Wang Check Mini Dress and Blazer

Kristin Cavallari Plaid Mini Dress Look for Less
Playing the matching game with your pieces can be a bit tricky and border the line of dressing like grandma (especially with plaid), but Kristin Cavallari shows us how it's done in this mini dress and blazer by Alexander Wang. Simplicity is key here, with minimal accessories and black high heel sandals. We threw in a clutch idea to hold your lipstick and other essentials as you dash off for date night! Style your hair in sexy curls with a side part for a classic 1940s look that will finish this fun and flirty, yet polished look.



Hurry: Free Holiday Beauty Box from Julep, Valued at $50!

Free Holiday Beauty Box from Julep! Just Pay Shipping
It's been a while since I've given myself a mani (#momlife) but this deal from Julep is making me very eager to change all that! Sign up for Julep today and you'll get three bottles of gorgeous holiday nail polish and one bonus item for FREE - a $50 value!

To get your freebie, click on over to Julep.com and enter code JINGLES to get your Welcome Box FREE. You pay just $2.99 shipping.

The catch? You'll be signed up for the monthly maven subscription at $24.99 a month should you choose to continue your subscription. But there's no obligation; simply cancel by the 24th of the month by calling 877-651-3292 to avoid any charges.

Shine on!

Capsule Wardrobe: Inspired by Sally Hansen's 'Boho Chic' Nail Polish Collection

Capsule Wardrobe
Welcome back to Fashion Capsule (and my favorite part of each week)! In this weekly segment, I will show you how to style three items under $50 for an entire week’s worth of outfits. This week’s outfits were all inspired by the new Sally Hansen “Boho Chic” Miracle Gel collection. The seven colors are perfect for a summer festival-inspired capsule wardrobe. I normally am very hesitant with trying bold nail polish colors. My prior belief was that nail polish and underwear should follow the same color scheme: stick with either nude or black. This collection, however, was the perfect group of colors to pull me out of this funk. Let’s get started!

Easy Ikat Nails Tutorial with Sally Hansen

Easy Ikat nail art tutorial

Ikat is one of my favorite prints for both fashion and home decor - I have an amazing pair of ikat print shorts as well as a chic ikat rug, and both always feels timeless yet on-trend. But surprisingly enough, I had never tried the ikat nail art trend - until now! Inspired by Sally Hansen's gorgeous polishes (get them at Target!), I created my own version of ikat nails that's bright, graphic and perfect for summer. Keep reading for the how-to!