Budget Babes: PASTELS

April 10, 2015

Budget Babes Pastels Collage (1)
Happy Friday, the weekend is almost here (hallelujah). What do you have planned? I am not too sure, but I hope it is relaxing and not hectic that is for sure. Anyway, on to todays post topic: Budget Babes. Last summer I loved reading a series called Budget Babes (featured by Ada and Maria) on how to plan trendy summer related outfits for $75 or under with each week involving a theme. I was excited when Ada and Maria reached out to me to be a part in this with them for spring trends. So for the next 6 weeks on Fridays we will show you how we styled a trendy spring item and how we kept it under $75. Today’s spring trend is PASTELS.

I will be honest with you and say this is the same top I wore on Easter Sunday and for my last outfit post (here). These photos were actually taken after my easter outfit photo shoots however I just changed the pants, shoes and jewelry up a bit and added a hat. I liked the ease of dressing this top up and down on Sunday so I will reveal pictures of both looks at the end.
This shirt contains not only black dots but pastel purples, pinks and yellows. I then threw on these pink pastel pants to bring the colors of the shirt together. Looking at the photos I am a little sad that the pants turned out white, but believe me they are pink.


I revealed to you here that I am a fanatic for hats in the spring time so of course I had to throw in a hat with this outfit, and what person doesn’t enjoy flip flops?

Because this is a part of Budget Babes, and because I am committed to staying under $75 here I will break down the cost of the items I am wearing for you and where I bought them:

Pants-Mossimo brand, $5 at Plato’s Closet//Shirt- Liz Claiborne brand, $5 at JC Penny// Flip Flops: Union Bay Brand, $7 at Marshall’s//Hat- $8 at Wal-mart//Tassel Necklace- $3 at Wal-mart.

So the total paid for this whole outfit was $28. You can’t beat that for under $75.

Now take a look at how else I styled this shirt and check out Ada and Maria’s looks and how they styled pastels below:





I am loving how weekend casual Maria’s outfit is from the pastel pink ankle cropped pants, to pastel graphic tee. I love how the denim from the TOMS looking shoes on her feet to the un-buttoned chambray tie the look together. You can check out Maria’s outfit and outfit budget here.

I also love Ada’s pastel colors. The light pastel blues are just gorgeous with added complimentary blues in the necklace and shoes to add a pop. This outfit is also perfect for weekend casual. You can read up on Ada’s here.

How do you style Pastels in the spring time?

Join Ada, Maria and I next Friday as we show you how we style slip-on loafers for under $75.

Budget Babes Button (2)

Budget Babes Pastels Collage (1)
Outfit details: Shirt: JC Penny (same here)//Pants: Mossimo via Target old (similar)//Hat: Wal-mart (similar)//Necklace: Wal-mart (save,splurge)//Flip Flops: Union Bay via Marshalls (similar).

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Linking up with: What I wore Wednesday, Thursday Fashion Files, Mix It Up Fridays, Fashion Fun Friday

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  • Megan April 10, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I love your pretty top and white denim! White denim is my favorite for spring and summer!

  • Becky @ bybmg April 10, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Great look and such a great price! Happy Friday, friend!

  • Irene Papadopoulou April 10, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    love the pastels outfit! all of you are stunning!


  • Shannon April 10, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    You all look gorgeous! Loving your floral top!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Amy Ann April 10, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Loving pastels for spring! That shirt is so great! Fun collaboration.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  • Francesca April 10, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    I’m totally in love with these outfits *_*


    Francesca http://www.everydaycoffee.it/

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom April 10, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I really like this top with both white and black pants!

  • Debbie Stinedurf April 10, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Rachel~Those heels are fierce and you look adorable in a hat! Great budget scores too. 🙂

  • Dawn Lucy April 11, 2015 at 9:36 am

    All the ladies are lookin’ pretty in pastels! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday and have a fab weekend!
    Dawn Lucy

  • Jill April 11, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I love the print of your top and its such a pretty look with the white jeans! Can’t wait to see more of this collaboration!

    Doused In Pink

  • Grace April 11, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Very cute outfit for spring Rachel! I can’t believe the whole outfit is only $28! Great job for styling them! Can’t wait to see more!


  • Susan April 11, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I am loving pastels this spring! You all look lovely! Thanks for the links too! I love your top! Susan

  • Ada April 11, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks for joining Maria and I for this. Your outfit is my most favorite of all of our three. That hat is beautiful and I have told you that you look great in a hat. That top is so pretty and looks great both dressed up and more casual too.

    Have a great weekend!

  • Rachel April 12, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I absolutely adore wearing pastel colours. Well done on styling an outfit for $28, that is brilliant. The hat looks really good too. 🙂 xx

  • Kathleen April 12, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Love it! What a beautiful top.

  • Dressed2dNines April 12, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    I really love your floral top paired with the white pants and hat! Super cute!


  • NERISSA April 13, 2015 at 1:30 am

    beautiful necklace and hat….


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  • Maria G April 13, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Oh my goodness, I’m sorry I’m just getting around to commenting now! It’s been a whirlwind of a weekend for sure. But I love your outfit! It’s is so pretty and feminine and perfect for spring! And the price is right!!