Budget Babes: Spring Bags

April 24, 2015

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YAY! for Friday and another day to show you how Ada, Maria and I style for under $75 (hence Budget Babes). Every Friday for three 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 spring handbags. If you missed last Fridays loafers themed then you can check it out here and the pastels theme here.

The three of us dressed pretty casually but are proud to show off any hint of spring from the colors worn, to the handbags on our arms (or hands). While Maria and Ada choose colorful pastel colored handbags I stuck to my favorite year round use Michael Kors handbag. While I do have a more appropriate mint colored bag for spring I just don’t care for the shape or strap of it so sorry in advance that my bag isn’t as “colorful” but at the same time I am not sorry as I am in love with this gem. Let’s see how I styled mine below and then I will fill you in on the price of everything and see if I came out wearing $75 or under.

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I wore this outfit this past weekend to our local kite festival, and then to our downtown market. It was a lovely day and what made it even more special was just spending it with my family. While the day was busy and we had one wthing after the next happen I think walking downtown was my favorite as the kids were very well behaved, the Earth Day festivities were going on, and even better the local co- organic store was giving children free organic apples. We can’t wait to go downtown and explore some more some weekend.
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Sorry for the lack of photos in this post. My hubby took a handful but it was hard to get photos in this courtyard downtown and watch children a few feet away so we did what we could and these were the only two I liked from what my hubby snapped, but you get the idea. Now on to the outfit details.

Handbag: Michael Kors Hamilton Bag- $0 a wedding gift from my cousin (her hubby bought it for me from the Michael Kors sample sale in New York back in 2010, for $50. But because it was a gift we will count it as that). (same in navy color).
Shirt: JC Penny- $1 (had one of those buy something for $10 or more, get $10 off coupons) (similar)
Shorts: Merona via Target- last spring- $6 (bought on clearance) (similar here)
Flip Flops: Via Marshalls- $8 (similar)
Both Bracelets were via a collaboration with My Arm Charms so $0 (same here and here).
Necklace: Wal-mart $3 (similar)

Overall the price of this outfit is $18. I believe you can’t get better than that. This has to be my cheapest outfit with this series as last weeks with the loafers was $25 and pastels was $45. We will have to see what next weeks will be as Maria, Ada and I style with black and whites for spring.

Thanks for joining in on this series today. Be sure to stop by Ada and Marias blogs to see how they styled their handbags and to see what the prices were on their outfits.

Rachel

Linking up with: Mix It Fridays, Fashion Fun Fridays, Thursday Fashion Files, What I Wore Wednesday

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  • IRENE April 24, 2015 at 6:56 am

    Love the simple casual style! looking pefect! this top is so nice!

    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  • Orbb April 24, 2015 at 7:13 am

    <3 love those bags <3

  • Megan April 24, 2015 at 9:28 am

    I love those shorts and that necklace! I wish it was warm enough for me to wear some!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

  • Jill April 24, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Your bag is fabulous! Love the color and chain detail! Such a cute, casual look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • Darcy April 24, 2015 at 10:16 am

    How awesome you got the bag at a sample sale! I used to have one and loved it!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

  • Katy Amezcua April 24, 2015 at 10:21 am

    sooo cute! Love those shorts and that bag! 🙂

    xo, Katy
    http://www.thestyleisland.com

  • Ada April 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Love how your pretty MK Bag dresses up your outfit and that kite event sounds like so much fun. Looking forward to next week, already. =)

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom April 24, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I love those JCP $10 off coupons!!! I always make it a point to use them. That MK bag is the bomb! Love it!

  • Rachel April 24, 2015 at 11:38 am

    You look so cute in this outfit! Have a great weekend.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

  • Shannon April 24, 2015 at 11:45 am

    All of you ladies look fabulous! Loving your shorts! The print is so cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Becky @ bybmg April 24, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I love your shorts! The $10 JCP coupons are always awesome! Great finds!

  • Chidiogo April 24, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    You look absolutely stunning!
    very simple but chic outfit.

    xo
    Chidiogo

  • Amy Ann April 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    You can’t beat a classic bag. Great outfit. I am impressed you remember the exact prices of everything.

    Amy Ann
    Now blogging at my new site Straight A Style

  • Maria G April 24, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I can’t believe your whole outfit is $18! That is a good deal for sure 🙂 Your outfit is super cute and perfect for a casual weekend of fun, family activities!

  • Dawn Lucy April 24, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    The budget babes are all looking adorable!

    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for linking up!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

  • Dressed2dNines April 25, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Cute short outfit! Love your handbag!

    http://www.dressed2dnines.com

  • Kathleen April 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Looking fantastic! You chose the perfect statement necklace!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  • Keri April 25, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Love everything about that outfit!!