Friday, May 8, 2015

Budget Babes, Spring Trends 2015 - Floral Dresses.

Welcome to Friday and it is a very budget-friendly Friday. Today is the fifth week I pair up with RACHEL from Garay Treasures and MARIA from Not Fancy Just Life. This week we are styling a Spring Essential - a Floral Dress, (not necessarily a Spring Trend since Floral Dresses are always in). I insisted on leaving this trend this week since this is my Birthday week and all. I started the week in a Pretty Floral Dress and it is only fitting to end it with another Pretty Floral Dress. And just like my Dress from my Birthday on Monday, this is another gorgeous find from Lord and Taylor.
OK, this is by far my most favorite look of this series. Not only because it is a week when we style Dresses but because of how pretty, feminine and stylish all three of us look. Love this collage full of flowers and bright colors. Maria and Rachel's Dresses are both gorgeous and they each layered on top with a Cardigan and a Knotted Chambray, exactly. They also both chose Pretty, Colorful Statement Necklaces. And speaking of Birthdays (earlier on), I can see both of these Pretty and Feminine Outfits as great Birthday Outfits, too. I let my Dress speak for itself - no layering. Maria and I both have on Beige Peep-toes, though. You can see the details of Rachel's Outfit here and of Maria's Outfit here. The best part is that these 3 head to toe looks were under 75 bucks and I am glad to say I came quite a bit under budget.
I wore this beauty yesterday and yes it is warm enough here to go bare-legged, open-toed and with short sleeves or no sleeves (finally). It ended up being a Great Outfit for work and a little later for appetizers and some cold drinks on a patio. But this dress would be great to wear for a Mother's Day Brunch, Lunch or Dinner, also. I received many compliments on this Floral Peplum Satin Dress which is another great find from Lord and Taylor from last month. I bought it as an early gift from me to me. The original price was $89 but I got it for $19 which is a savings of 80%. My Beautiful, Glass-Beaded, Maroon Necklace was purchased at a street vendor in Italy years ago for 6 bucks but I see these necklaces retail from $40 to $70. I have seen identical or very similar ones at Macy's, Nordstrom and elsewhere for those prices. The Polka-Dotted, Beige, Peep-Toe little Wedges I purchased 3 Summers ago on sale for about $24 and they have been one of my best purchases ever. Last but not least I added a Glass/Crystal, Blue Beaded Bracelet which was $3 and an Orange Lipstick. The grand total for today is 52 bucks which is $23 below budget. Besides, it is such a feminine, elegant, pretty and colorful Spring Look that I loved. I hope you do as well. Linked below I found similar dresses to mine, also.
It is all about the little details:
My dress has Purple, Lime Green and Orange Flowers on a White Background. For a little pattern-mixing and some matching colors I added these Polka Dot Peep Toe Wedges which have white, orange and green dots. If you look closely in my Necklace, the smaller beads are a dark teal/blue color with maroon polka dots.
Blue Crystal, Beaded, 4-strand Bracelet w/ Large Crystal Ball hanging: Viggos (similar by Swarovski, best deal), (gorgeous option by Carolee, great deal), (similar cuff by Swarovski, love this).

Below is a recap of all the Budget Babes Friday Posts for Spring 2015's Trends, besides the one today. Thank you for reading and Happy Mother's Day Weekend. I hope all the mothers, especially you hard-working and stylish blogging mammas get to relax and celebrate this upcoming Sunday!

Week 1 - Pastels.
Week 3 - Spring Bags.
Week 4 - Black and White. 

P.S.  Also linking up with Allison, Amanda, Birdie, Cherie, Christina, Doranda, Jen,
And once again for the second week in a row, I am joining "Charming Friday" - fantastic, new linkup by my friends Susan and Jennie. Welcome by and join the fun, with them as well.




42 comments:

  1. Oh - the floral is so fun! It's so perfect for spring. :)

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  2. I love love love love those shoes with that dress! Perfect pattern mixing! Have a great weekend!

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  3. such a pretty dress. Glad the weather finally warmed up for you.

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  4. Your dress is so pretty and I love the peplum detail! Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  6. I've been obsessed with everything floral print lately and that dress is gorgeous on you! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles
    

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  7. Y'all look just lovely! Really think your dress is so very pretty and I cannot believe what a deal you got on it! The polka dot wedges are so fun with this. Have a wonderful weekend, Ada!

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  8. You all look so great in your floral! I love the detailing at the waist of your dress.Have a great weekend!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  9. Looking good in that floral! I am definitely obsessed with florals right now too! hehe

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  10. great find! Floral is def. a spring favorite.

    xx Falasha

    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

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  11. You have such a great figure and this floral outfit shows it. I really love peplum tops, just haven't found one that works for me yet. Those shoes are too cute and go great with the outfit.

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  12. Oh wow! this is my favorite so far too! I love the knotted chambray over the dress! I am trying that this weekend! Happy Friday ladies! Susan

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  13. Whoo I love your dress Ada :) great shoes too..

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  14. Totally into florals this season, too! Happy Mother's Day!

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  15. Such a pretty floral dress on you! Happy Mother's Day Ada! :)

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  16. Wow, that dress was def a steal! Budget shopping for the win.

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  17. I love Lord & Taylor very much too! I think they have the best deals compare with others. I LOVE this dress so much! peplum is so flattering for everybody and the floral print is just very pretty! I agree with you that all of you three are amazing for this post! I love those themes and will come back to read more! Have a great weekend Ada!

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com

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  18. Lovely dress to end the birthday week with a bang! You look stunning! Thanks for your sweet comment today. Have a great weekend!
    Rachelxo

    Garay Treasures

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  19. Love the pattern of the dress Ada, but even more that of those cute wedges. Great idea combining the two. And you are right of course, florals are always a thing.

    Have a nice weekend :)

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  20. I am loving this spring dress! Such a great floral print!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  21. what a pretty dress Ada and I love the shoes, Yea for almost summer weather

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  22. what a pretty dress Ada and I love the shoes, Yea for almost summer weather

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  23. That is a lovely floral dress - I like the peplum detail! :)

    Hope you had a great birthday week!

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  24. This dress is so pretty on you! Happy Mother's Day!!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  25. You are rocking that lovely floral dress! Those beads are fabulous, too! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  26. Beautiful dress and I love how you add a belt to accentuate the waistline!

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  27. All three of you look lovely, but I am loving your dress the most! The colors are so gorgeous on you. Hope you had a wonderful weekend Ada!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  28. This is such a pretty dress and what a deal you scored on it! I love it!

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  29. This is a really pretty dress on you and I can't believe how well the necklace matches it! Great look :)
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  30. I love pretty summer prints like this! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  31. Absolutely love this dress on you! It is such a great fit!

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  32. i love this floral dress and you look beautiful in it!

    cute & little

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  33. Stunning dress Ada. Thanks for linking up x

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  34. Beautiful dress on you! I love the yellow belt with it! And what an amazing deal you got it for!

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  35. This little floral dress is beautiful on its own but you make it even more beautiful. I mean, on such a great figure as yours it looks just stunning!

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  36. love that dress on you Ada and the way it focuses on the waist. real sexy and feminine! xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

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  37. What a beautiful dress Ada! Love it!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  38. Cute! everyone needs a good floral dress in their closet!
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  39. Floral dresses are the best! This one looks amazing on you. I love the belt you added!

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