Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Budget Babes: Summer Trends - The Statement Necklace.

If you stopped by my blog yesterday, you know that this week is all about Budget-Conscious Outfits for under 75 bucks, featuring Summer Trends. Today, the Sweet Maria of Not Fancy Just Life and I are showing you Statement Necklaces. Then we have Graphic Tees tomorrow for Wednesday, Midi Dresses/Skirts for Thursday and Gladiator Sandals for Friday. It is also the second day of the link-up (below) so join us. =)
My Statement Necklace is an Asymmetric Cluster Necklace in a rainbow of Colors and I simply love it. I discovered the most gorgeous little accessories boutique and the day I stepped in they were having a sale on their Necklaces, for $5, $10 and $15 each. This was purchased for $15.00 but I also purchased a few more. I have seen the same or very similar necklaces on EBay for 22 bucks, on Bauble Bar for close to $45 and such. But the most I'd spent for a Trendy Statement Necklace is 20 bucks. Luckily this one is thick and nicely-made. As if the Necklace wasn't enough, this Outfit has a lot going on but it works. I mixed Prints (Stripes, Butterflies and Polka Dots - oh my!); there are lots of Bows (Shoes, Belt, Top and Hair Tie); and quite a few Colors too (Fuchsia, Gray, Brown and Light Blue). Though I pulled my hair up, I decided against Earrings and just a couple of Little Bracelets, since my Necklace was plenty of a Statement already. The Shorts were $9.00, the Top was $6.00, the Bracelets were $25, the Shoes $15, the Belt $3.00 and the Hair Bow was 50 cents. That totals to $73.50. Keeping it close here but still under 75 bucks. What do you think of this Outfit full of Colors, Prints and Bows? Does the pattern-mixing work?
Maria is wearing a Gorgeous Coral and Silver Crystal Necklace, dressing up her Capri Pants. Just like me, Maria's Outfit today is a Casual one, but she looks great in a small budget.

The Spotlight Weekly this week with Elle and Jaqcueline is Chambray and my Cool Striped Shorts are Chambray.
...While the Trend Spin Link-up with Erin and Laura, today is all about Bows. And look at ALL the Bows I have in my Outfit. I love that the Cute Butterflies on my Pretty Top look like Bows, also. =)
White+Fuchsia Polka Dot+Butterfly-Print Top w/ Chiffon Shoulders/Sleeves & Bows on the back: A Local Department Store (New) (very similar w/ bows, butterflies & polka dots), (similar, coral butterfly print top), (sleeveless butterfly option, best deal), (similar bow-back striped tee, great deal, love this).
Light Blue & Light Heather Gray Striped Chambray Shorts: Old Navy (similar w/ stripes, love these), (similar plain chambray), (floral chambray, best deal, love these).
Coral-Orange, Patent Leather, Skinny Bow Belt: A Local Accessories Boutique (New) (very similar, great deal, love this).
Multi-Colored, Crystal Cluster, Statement Necklace: A Local Accessories Boutique (New) (similar, love this), (similar in green/teal, love this), (similar, colorful gorgeous option, great deal).
Yellow, Green, Orange & Clear, Glass-Beaded Stretchy Bracelet: Beadz & Bagz (similar, great deal, love this), (similar, w/charms, on sale, love this).
Gold Stretchy Chain Bangle: Express (similar by Kate Spade), (gorgeous option by Madewell, great deal).
Pink Bow Hair Tie w/ White Polka Dots: Random Street Vendor (New).
Brown+Nude, T-Strap, Bow Sandals w/ Silver Rhinestone Embellishments: A Local Shoe Boutique (New) (similar thong sandals, best deal), (similar adorable flip-flops), (similar w/ kitten heels, on sale, love these).

The link-up is open below 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. 

P.S. Linking up also with Alison, Anne, Laura, Lindsey, Niki, Saumya, Shanna, Whitney and Zaz.



  1. Cute top! What a great deal on that necklace!

  2. Thanks for hosting Ada, love the top too! Happy to be joining link up! Sabina @Oceanblue Style

  3. you hair tie is super cute. I plan on joining the link up tomorrow

  4. You both look so cute!! Love all your bows Ada-have a great day!! Thanks for hosting the link-up and for the invite:)
    Marta, xo

  5. fun styling. love statement necklaces. your shirt is so cute!


  6. Love those shorts! A statement necklace is always a good purchase in my opinion, especially if you get a great deal, because it can help you style and stretch more outfits. Just joined the link up. Thanks for hosting!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  7. Such a bright & fun pattern mix! Love all of your bow accessories!


  8. that pink butterfly shirt is so dang cute! I LOVE IT!


  9. This is a cute top! I usually don't wear earrings when I wear a statement necklace either.

  10. Love the pattern mixing in the outfit. Great price on the statement necklace as well. I normally don't pay more than $20 myself on those items and always see it as a SCORE when I get it for less!.

    Thrifting Diva

  11. I love statement necklaces! They are such a wardrobe staple!

  12. Great pattern mixing Ada, loving your top :)

    Thanks for inviting me over, ( my outfit is way under this amount, haha )

    Thanks so much for hosting :)

  13. Both of you look amazing! I'm loving your chambray shorts, they are so chic and look comfy!

    Rachel's Lookbook

  14. Nice pattern mixing going on here, Ada! Love that necklace but I can´t appreciate it much maybe because of the printed background. ;)


  15. Oh I love the bows, Ada! And everything under $75 is great by me!! xo

  16. Ooh - I love being inspired to dress well on a budget! Thanks for giving us some great, cost effective, options. :)

  17. Omgsh can't go wrong with a great statement necklace :) Love the fashion on a budget--every girl need that!


  18. I really love your top with that wonderful statement necklace! Now I want a pair of chambray shorts for my closet,too!

  19. You look cute...loved the necklace :)


    Bong's Belleza

  20. I love all the bows - especially the belt! Statement necklaces are my favorite. You look so pretty!

  21. That is a really cute top Ada!

  22. I love a good statement necklace! That peach one with the teal top is amazing!

  23. Okay those chambray shorts are to die for. I'm in love! And these statement necklaces are awesome! Awesome blog :)


  24. Hi Ada!

    I found you through the Random Wednesday linkup party! This is an adorable outfit and I love that statement necklace of course!! I've followed you on most of your social media accounts so hopefully I can see some more of your cute posts :)

    I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow along too :)


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