Budget Babes: Loafers

April 17, 2015

Budget Babes Loafers

YAY! for Friday and another day to show you how Ada, Maria and I style for under $75 (hence Budget Babes). Every Friday for four more weeks we will be styling outfits with a theme that goes along with the trends of spring but we are going to show you how you don’t have to break the bank doing so. Today’s theme is styling slip-on loafers. If you missed last Fridays pastel themed then you can check it out here. *By the way my pastel look was featured on Dawns Fun Fashion Friday link-up, you can check it out here along with several other featured bloggers. Thanks Dawn.

I love how all three of us stayed casual with Ada using floral printed loafers that almost match her skirt to a tee and Maria using all black almost TOMS looking loafers to dress down a lovely dress. Check out their blogs here and here to see how they styled their loafers.

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I styled my outfit with red nautical boat loafers with a basic colorful striped tee and jeans with minimal jewelry as I wore this to a Birthday party bowling for my nephew and to run errands in.
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I got these loafers recently at Marshall’s and while I love them I believe they kill my feet without the proper socks to wear with them but they are just too darn cute. I actually got these loafers not because I loved them weeks before I bought them but I had this particular Budget Babe theme in mind and so I was glad when Ada and Maria decided to keep the theme of loafers.
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I kept the jewelry to a minimum but had to style my long turtle necklace to play on the colors of the shirt with the matching gem colors on the turtle and of course wear my new “buckle up” bracelet from My Arm Charms. This bracelet is very cute and while I have styled it very casually as of late I can’t wait to try dressing it up some soon. The bracelet buckles on the arm like that of a buckle on a pants belt. This was the first day wearing it and I may have made it a tad bit tight as the place it laid for awhile felt a tad bit sore at the end of the day but I barely notice(d) it. The yellows in the shirt and bracelet was too good to put together.

Now a price breakdown of this outfit for you.WARNING this one is definitely a kicker and well worth it.

Loafers- $24.99 at Marshalls (Nautica brand same here)
Shirt- Early birthday gift from my mom but Old Navy Brand $0 (similar here)
Pants- Clothing Exchange with friend but St. Johns Bay brand $0 (similar here)
Bracelet- c/o with My Arm Charms (same here)
Necklace- c/o with Mall of Style Jewelry (same here)

The total cost paid for this entire look was just $24.99 for the loafers. YEP! YEP! YEPPY! It doesn’t get better than that. You can even shop the same loafers below in the image or add them to your wishlist as boat shoes and loafers are the rave this spring and summer.

How do you style loafers? Come back next Friday to see what else we will be styling on a budget.
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Linking up with: Fun Fashion Friday, Mix It Up Friday, Thursday Fashion Files

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  • Becky @ bybmg April 17, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Such a great, simple look. I love that top!

  • Hoda April 17, 2015 at 9:39 am

    All of you ladies look so nice! Your top is particularly adorable 🙂

    <(') hoda | joojoo azad

  • Teresa April 17, 2015 at 10:50 am

    The color of your loafers is great. You could wear this outfit so many places.

  • Amy Ann April 17, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Bummer they hurt your feet! I love my slip on pair because they are so comfortable. It’s nice to have comfy and cute. I love your red! This is a fun collab!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  • Amy's Fashion Blog April 17, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    What a cute casual outfit. Also way to go with only spending 25 dollars on this outfit.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com

  • Dawn Lucy April 17, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Love those nautical loafers! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & have a great weekend!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

  • Ada April 18, 2015 at 7:09 am

    WOW your outfit is really budget-conscious. You did a great job once again. I love the tee, necklace and bracelet – all great pieces for Spring. And you know I need to find my red loafers that are so similar to yours!

    Have a great weekend, Rachel!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom April 18, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Those red loafers are so fun and I would totally be coming up with nautical outfits with them! You are such a great bargain shopper!!

  • Megan April 18, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I love loafers! Your red ones are so perfect with the striped top!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

  • Dressed2dNines April 18, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Cute shoes and I love the colors in your top!

    http://www.dressed2dnines.com

  • Claire April 18, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Love the red!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

  • cvetybaby April 19, 2015 at 5:34 am

    You look pretty amazing in these photos! These clothes are perfect styled and i really love this chic outfit!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

  • Jill April 20, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Love the striped top! Those red loafers are so cute! Too bad they aren’t comfy!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink