Friday, May 1, 2015

Budget Babes, Spring Trends 2015 - Black and White.

TGIF EVERYONE. Happy May 1st! Happy first day of my favorite month and Happy Spring! I welcome you today on our 4th installment of the Budget Babes - Spring Edition as well as into a very creative first week of posts, collaborations and other fun things I have going on with several other bloggers, so be sure to stop back on Monday May 4th on my actual birth-date, because I promise you it will be a very fashionable post! For now, we are wearing one of this year's and this Spring's biggest trends: Black+White, keeping it under 75 bucks, of course!
RACHEL from Garay Treasures styled White Jeans with a Black Tee and an Open Black Cardigan, dressing it up with a Classic Black Tote and Open-Toe Heels, while MARIA from Not Fancy Just Life styled a White Maxi Skirt with a Black Tee, a Long Necklace and some Fun Spring Earrings. Make sure you stop by their blogs to see more of their great Spring Looks! I am the one that stands out because I am wearing a Mini Dress in a White and Black Grid Pattern with my B+W Espadrille Flats and some pops of color via my Handbag.
Don't you love my new Grid-Pattern or Windowpane Black+White Mini Dress? It is like a Little Shift. Last week for the Budget Babes Spring Trends I also wore a similar White Sheath. The one today is more on the mini side but I still think it could work for my job which isn't uptight at all, without the belt (which comes with it) and some dark tights, for Fall, early Spring or Winter. Of course topped with a Blazer or Cardigan. Anyway. the best part about this Dress is that it was courtesy of one of my favorite local boutiques, which means it cost $0. The Chanel-inspired Espadrille Flats I scored for 18 bucks and they look and feel very much like real leather. I didn't so much get them because of how they are inspired by Chanel but because of their perfect B+W Colorblocking and the perfect fit on me. I have tried many Espadrille Flats and a lot of them do not fit my skinny feet at all. Since the Dress has a Black, White and Gold Chain Belt that comes with it, I played off the Belt with my Gold Chain Necklace (c/o another boutique). Last but not least I carried my Green Teal Tote (which I have bought a few years ago for a great deal of 18 bucks), to which I tied my Floral Scarf (part of my top 10 picks - since this outfit was worn last week when it was still April). After editing the photos, I realized that my Bag with the Floral Scarf tied to it, looked a lot like several of the colorful totes from the Lilly Pulitzer line with Target, from this Spring. Score! The Floral Scarf was another free item from a boutique. So, if you add it all up it costs $36 which so far is my best deal for a head-to-toe look, during these $75 or under Budget Posts. On top of that, I think I look pretty good, sporting trends and still being very me. Do you own a Windowpane Dress or Skirt? How have you worn it? I found some Gorgeous similar Dresses to mine, linked below, most of which are under 75 bucks!
White+Black, Windowpane, Short-Sleeve Mini Dress/Shift (comes w/ the chain belt): c/o A Local Boutique (New) (similar, on sale), (shirtdress option by Charlotte Russe, best deal, love this), (classic, sleeveless sheath option by Anne Klein, love this), (black w/ white squares by Loft, great deal, love this).
White Silky Scarf w/ Large Hot Pink, Mint, Turquoise & Green Flowers (tied into a bow to the purse): c/o a Local Accessories Boutique (similar by Ralph Lauren, great deal, love this), (gorgeous option w/ a navy base, love this), (gorgeous option in black w/ red roses, best deal), (similar by Kate Spade, Splurge, love this).


P.S.  Also linking up with Allison, Amanda, Cherie, Christina, Claire, Good Random Fun, Doranda, 
And for the first time ever I am joining "Charming Friday" with my friends Susan and Jennie. Welcome by and join the fun, with them as well.
Also, the ladies behind the Create 28 Lovely Spring Looks, added an extra prompt for April's Challenge month which was Favorite New Trend. One of my Favorite Trends (which isn't new and I wouldn't even call it a trend) is a Black+White Look. I think it is perfect year-around actually, not just for Spring. Today's Outfit is perfect to link up with them, one last time.

Have a Great and Sunny First weekend of May! I will try to enjoy mine since Sunday is also my Birthday Eve!




26 comments:

  1. So cute!!! Loving the windowpane and how you belted it! I hope you have a great weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  2. J'adore this! So bold and yet so simple!

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  3. Your dress is THE CuTEST how nice of your local boutique to gift it to you. I need one just like it! Thanks for collaborating with me!
    Rachel xo

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  4. Cute! Love the grid print!
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  5. Yay for May and your favorite month! Love the print of your dress!

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  6. Yes to window pane patterns! I love this! And it looks fabulous belted. Gorgeous Ada! And thank you for linking up today! Happy birthday weekend! Susan

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  7. This might be one of my favorite outfits of yours! You know I love black and white but windowpane makes it even better! The flats you picked make it even better.

    Amy Ann
    Now blogging at my new site Straight A Style

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  8. I love look on you! That dress is so perfect! One of my favorite looks! You can never go wrong with black and white!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  9. This is such a cute and fun dress!! I love the windowpane pattern and the belt gives it a fun dynamic too! Have a great weekend Ada!

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  10. Loving the window pane dress with the sneakers. You are so trendy! Love it!

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  11. I have been wanting a window pane dress or blouse and haven't been able to find one. I LOVE yours! You could also buy one of those lace skirt extenders, too, to lengthen it for work. I really, really love those chanel inspired loafers, too. What a fun and trendy outfit, this is one of my faves of yours!

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  12. The checked dress is a really nice print, very mod style with that gold chain belt too :) I like the floral scarf as an accessory tied onto your bag.

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  13. awesome dress!
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  14. Seriously cute! I adore that dress-the windowpane print is so chic!

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  15. I love this outfit so much!! You look beautiful XO!! Thank you for sharing with #linkupwithlisa
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  16. I love this outfit, Ada! I love how you tied in the gold chain belt with your gold chain necklace - it looks amazing! I also love how well the shoes match the dress :) So Cute!

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  17. That dress is so adorable! Very chic, Ada (as always!)! T. http://tickledpinkwoman@blogspot.com

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  18. You look great, love everything!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  19. I love fashion with a challenge! Kudos to all of you and you look so good Ada in that dress! By the way, Happy Birthday, my dear! Many happy returns! Stay stylish!

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  20. Sp loving this window pane dress, Ada! Your loafers are just adorable and are so cute with this look! Thanks so much for linking up with our first Charming Friday link-up!

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  21. May is one of my favorites as well. Love your black and white, especially with the window-pane pattern. So fun how you paired the dress with your black sneakers.

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  22. I love this print Ada, great dress :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays...

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  23. I love your windowpane shirt! Thanks for coming over and linking up at the Style Files! Lauryncakes

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  24. Love that dress, you look lovely. Thanks for linking up to #fashionfriday

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  25. I missed this last week because I was in travel status and I am just catching up awesome dress and perfect styling. I can picture this in the various seasons. Happy Mom's Day, hope you get spoiled

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