Budget Babes: Spring Floral Dresses

May 8, 2015

Welcome to another Budget Babes Friday where Ada, Maria and I style for under $75 (hence Budget Babes). Every Friday for the past few weeks we have been 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 trendy spring floral dresses. If you missed last Fridays black and white theme then you can check that out here. Before that we styled spring bags here, loafers the week before that here and the pastels theme here.

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I love how all of us choose to wear a statement necklace with our floral dresses and while Ada has a peplum like top and matching skirt, Maria and I choose to cover up with an added chambray or a belted cardigan. I just love the chic and springy looks of us all.
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IMG_1361IMG_1363I love a good dress in the spring and summer time and many of my dresses are actually of one solid color or contain floral patterns in some way and this dress was just one of those I have worn often and in many different ways see here for one way.

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I don’t get to wear this dress often as I feel the colors are very bright and bold but I felt like adding a chambray top down played the brightness a bit.  I decided to snap a few buttons in the middle of the chambray and tie off the bottom as well as roll up the long sleeves and snap these to the snaps at the quarter length part of the top.

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This is the first time I have styled this necklace I recently scored on clearance at Wal-mart. I am not a Wal-mart fan but I happened to get this for $3 I believe so I figured why not. However, do you ever get something because it is a good deal and then your mind goes blank on what to do with it? Buying this necklace was one of those instances so I am glad I thought to incorporate this into an outfit. I feel the necklace compliments the pink, and orange hues of the dress.

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I couldn’t forget to tie in my favorite colored shoes to compliment the blue in the dress to make a statement:

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Do you want to see if I stayed under $75 for this look? Then lets break down the items by brand and cost to see.

Floral Dress: c/o eShakti (from last spring) $ 0 (similar in colors)

Chambray top: Bought at TJ Maxx for $13 (very close to the same here).

Shoes: Bought at Plato’s Closet for $5 (similar, LOVE<š/a>)

Necklace: Wal-mart $3 on clearance (similar)

The total price of this outfit was: $21. There you have it, a lovely floral spring appropriate dress styled for under $75.

How do you style floral dresses for spring?

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Remember to stop by Adas and Maria’s blogs to see how they styled their floral dresses for spring and check out the budget on their outfits. Thanks for stopping in today.

Rachel

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Linking up with: Dawn, Thursday Fashion Files, Mix It Up Fridays, Rachel, Charming Friday

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  • Orbb May 8, 2015 at 7:09 am

    I love that dress on you & you accessorize so well 🙂

  • Ada May 8, 2015 at 8:05 am

    OK, I cannot believe such a gorgeous outfit is at such a low head-to-toe price. Bravo! It is one of your best outfits EVER and my favorite of yours from this series. Fantastic! I actually super love all of our dresses and our head-to-toe looks this week.

    Looking forward to all white. Thanks for the sweet words on this post, also. Mine will be up in a bit.

    Happy Mother’s Day Rachel!

  • Grace May 8, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Good morning Rachel! I LOVE how you added the denim to this floral dress! it is so chic and cute!
    I have been super busy because the blog format changes. I HOPE I can have more time after summer break starts. 😉

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com/

  • Megan May 8, 2015 at 9:40 am

    That floral dress is so pretty! I love how you paired a chambray shirt with it!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

  • Jill May 8, 2015 at 10:41 am

    I love the knotted chambray over your dress! You look fabulous! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • sera May 8, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Great post, very affordable items 🙂

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM
    (IG: @TheStardustBohemian)

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes May 8, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Y’all look super cute! I love the pretty florals! I cannot believe that you got that necklace for only $3 at Wal-Mart! You go girl!
    I usually wear my spring dresses with statement necklaces and wedges.

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

  • Neisa May 8, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Cute outfits! Maria’s is my personal favorite! But I just love purple so go figure. 🙂
    I’ll definitely have to check out your other finds.

  • Erica May 8, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Love love love that dress!! And it goes just perfectly with those pretty blue ballet flats. 🙂

    Erica
    http://www.pumpsandpushups.com

  • Kathleen May 8, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    So stunning! Love this pattern and your accessories.
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom May 8, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    That statement necklace and those blue shoes make the entire look for me. I have a floral dress, so this series is perfect as I want to get it back out of the closet and style it some different ways.

  • Susan May 8, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Eshakti is one of my favorite places to shop for dresses! I love this one! And I love the knotted chambray! I am using you for style inspiration if that is ok! Happy weekend and happy Mother’s Day! Be sure to stop by and link up with Charming Friday! Susan

  • Amy Ann May 8, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Love the print of that dress! Looks great on you. I love florals.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Dawn Lucy May 9, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Pretty girls & pretty florals! Thanks for being a part of Fun Fashion Friday & have a fab weekend!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

  • Jacqueline May 9, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Love the bright dress! It so pretty and perfect for spring!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

  • M May 9, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Lovely dress!

    Made in Mauve // Bloglovin

  • Tina Bradley May 10, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    You look beautiful! That dress is lovely and I adore you paired it with a chambray! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  • Corinne May 10, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    That dress is so pretty. It’s something I’d totally go for, I love the colours!

    Corinne x

  • Carly May 10, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Gorgeous dress and the chambray shirt makes the perfect cover-up!
    Dresses & Denim

  • IRENE May 11, 2015 at 6:41 am

    i think this is one of your best looks! stunning! love the colors!
    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  • ellesees.blogspot.com May 11, 2015 at 6:42 am

    i am loving the floral dresses on you ladies! adorable.

  • Becky @ bybmg May 11, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Neons are so in right now. Love your look!

  • Maria G May 11, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    This is such a great deal on your entire outfit! Your dress is gorgeous and the colors are so vibrant! I love it paired with the chambray!