Monday, July 14, 2014

Budget Babes: Summer Trends - The Maxi.

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to an entire week of Budget Posts. Monday through Friday I am pairing up with the Sweet Maria of Not Fancy Just Life for a week of Summer Trends where both of us will show head-to-toe looks for $75 or less. We titled these posts "Budget Babes". This week we will show you Midi Skirts or Dresses, Statement Necklaces, Gladiator Sandals, Graphic Tees and (starting off today) Maxi Skirts and Dresses. The best part is that we are having an open link-up every day this week so you are very welcome to join us. =) 
I don't have a lot of Maxi Skirts so I purchased a couple of easy-breezy Cotton ones this Summer. This Coral one was one of the two that I purchased and it costed $6.00. And yes it is brand-new. The idea behind this week's outfits is to keep the main item that we are featuring as a Summer trend 20 bucks or less. The Skirt is a Bright Coral Color but I wanted to play with more Colors so I went with Flower Orange Thong Sandals that costed 17 bucks, an Exotic-Print Wrap Tee which was about 14 bucks, a Pink+Red Statement Necklace + Matching Earrings which also costed 14 bucks and I finished off with a few Bracelets from my collection that cost $18.00 altogether. So, this Outfit's cost is a combined total of 69 bucks. Not too shabby right? Do you own a Maxi Skirt in a Bright Color? Show us.  =)
Maria is showing you a Maxi Dress and what a gorgeous one it is. I love the Print, Colors and Style of it and it was a steal of a price. Hard to believe that this Beautiful Outfit of hers was under 30 bucks. I particularly love her Cluster Long Earrings. Check out her Outfit here.

Twisted Neon Orange Plastic Bangle (part of a set): A Local Boutique (similar, braided, best deal, love this), (similar, on sale, love this).
Gold Stretchy Chain Bangle: Express (similar by Kate Spade), (gorgeous option by Madewell, great deal).
Bright Yellow, Stretchy, Triangle+Small Circle, Lucite Beaded Bracelet: American Fashion & Jewelry (gorgeous option, on sale, love this).
Black, Silk-Front, Short-Sleeve Tee in a Brown, Gold & Green Tiger Print: The Limited.
Bright Coral, Cotton-Stretch Maxi Skirt w/ Long Slit off the Right: Love Culture (New) (very similar, best deal), (similar hi-lo hem, great deal, love this), (gorgeous pleated option, love this).
Baby Pink Stone Flower Statement Necklace (w/ Red in the middle) and Matching Dangly Earrings: An Accessories Boutique in Tirana (New) (very similar gorgeous necklace, great deal), (similar necklace, best deal), (similar necklace, on sale), (very similar gorgeous earrings, great deal), (similar dangly earrings, best deal), (similar stud earrings).
Orange, Big Origami Flower, Thong Sandals: Purchased at a Shoe Boutique in Tirana (Made in Greece) (similar jelly sandals by Nine West, love these), (similar flip-flops, best deal), (another pretty option).

For the link-up click the InLinkz button below which is open starting today and runs through June 23rd at midnight Central Time, so you have plenty of time to link up one outfit or several this week, featuring any of this Summer's Trends. Please make sure that if you link up you include a link to both of our blogs in your post and follow us: 
Ada's Bloglovin and Maria's Bloglovin. Thank You. 


  1. This skirt looks light and comfortable for warm temperatures. You both look great. Love the idea of the budget posts.

  2. thanks so much for inviting me to your maxi link up! i do love a good maxi dress/skirt! you ladies are looking fabulous in yours! happy monday dear Ada, wishing you a wonderful week!XXX

  3. Love both of the looks. I specially like the color of your skirt :)

  4. Love this combo of the bright coral paired with the tiger print wrap top! Such a light and airy look! Looking forward to the rest of your budget series!


  5. Your maxi is so cute and perfect for summer! Here's to a great week! :)

  6. hey hun

    such a fab outfit! you look stunning!

    love your style!

    would you like to stay in touch?

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    Greetings from Greece

  7. Love the bright coral maxi skirt. What a vibrant color! And cute sandals! ~Cynthia

  8. Love the color and pattern with these looks. I'm a big fan of the maxi!! :)

  9. very cool sandals!

    Alena &

  10. You both look lovely!
    I'm definitely a maxi buyer hehe, I have it on light and dark color.


  11. awesome find on maxi skirt. I will be link up an outfit this week.

  12. Love marias maxi! awesome color combo!

  13. I love the bright colors! This is so perfect for summer! Maria's dress is so pretty!

  14. You girls look great! I'm also loving everything Maxi! Great looks!

  15. Every lady should have a couple of maxis in their closet! It's an awesome piece that can be worn so many ways as you have indicated below. Love, your looks in this one.

    Thrifting Diva

  16. Pretty color in the maxi! They are so perfect for summer!

  17. Looking great Ada, like always! Thanks for linking-up with Little Miss Monday! ;)

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  18. I'm so glad that maxi dresses and skirts don't seem like they are going away anytime soon. Such an easy and effortless summer look! Great find for such a good price - the color is great on you!
    Carylee |

  19. Pretty lady you are killing it! Both of the maxi dresses are darling. For some reason when I wear them though they make me look short which makes me super sad.

  20. Both of you are looking so pretty with your maxi skirts/dresses. I am a big an of wearing them in the summer. Thank you for letting me know about the link up.


  21. Great find, Ada! Love the color. I absolutely adore the maxi skirt/dresses! One of my favorite go-tos in the summer!

    Hope you had a great weekend love!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

  22. I love maxis! Maria's dress is so pretty and I love the color of yours too. Perfect for summer!

  23. Love the color fo the skirt and the sexy side slit too! This skirt would be perfect with prints on top(like what you did) and a solid color too a la color blocking. Great look, Ada! :)

    PS: We both have same bow flats but in different colors, right? Fashionable minds do really think alike. ;)

  24. Love both your ladies outfits!!!!!!! A maxi dress and skirt is a must for Summer.


  25. Great outfits on you both :) loving your flowery sandals...

    I will have to see what $75 in £'s is and see if i can join you :)

    Thanks for linking up to #CreativeMondays...

  26. lovely color and lovely outfit ada! <3

    rhea @


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