TRANSITION OUTFIT FOR SPRING THAT’S BUDGET FRIENDLY
I had a great long weekend with my parents in Tennessee. It was great visiting with my parents, son and grandchildren, and my Aunt Faye and Karen. Plus, my granddaughter spent the night with me and that is always a lot of fun. It was a jam-packed weekend that was over way too fast.
I also ate lots of junk such as chocolate chip cookies and Cheetos. UGH! I also paid for the lapse in my diet with a stomach ache and bloating. You would have sworn that I was six months pregnant if you looked at my stomach. Why do we do things to ourselves that we know are going to hurt us? After a long miserable morning, my stomach finally went back to normal, but I at least learned a lesson. It’s back to my diet today that I know is actually good for me.
Since I didn’t do my normal affordable clothing post on Monday, I’m doing it today. You can’t tell by looking at this outfit, but it is very budget-friendly. I love this outfit, and I think that it screams, SPRING! I immediately fell in love with the print and the colors of this smocked button front top, plus the style is great for a casual look.
The top is silky feeling, and I love that it swings out away from my stomach area. That feature hides any issues that I have in the belly area. There are a couple of other colors to choose from, including solids and another printed one I’m wearing a medium, and the top is the perfect size for me.
This top and coral open-front duster cardigan are one of my favorite looks this year. I’m obsessed with this coral color, and I would like to find a couple of other items in this same shade. It is such a beautiful color and will be great for spring and summer. The cardigan looks longer on me than the online model, I’m 5’6″ tall for reference. I’m wearing a medium, and I like the fit. I could have easily worn a small also since it is open front and also has a lot of stretch to it.
The released hem jeans give the look a relaxed and casual vibe. I wanted to wear my platform sneakers with this look, but they must be still in Grundy because I couldn’t find them anywhere in the house. The released hem is a form of distressed jeans, but there are no holes or tears. I thought this look might be a good option for those who aren’t fond of jeans with rips. But, once I went online to link them, they aren’t online. I’ll link to some others for you; these were Time and Tru, and they run TTS.
Since I could find my platform sneakers, I tried a couple of other shoes with this outfit, but I honestly wasn’t thrilled with either of them. Shoes are always my Achilles heel (pun intended) when it comes to fashion. I’ve never been a shoe person, and the ones that I own tend to all look alike. Lol! These white/ivory mules are old, so they are no longer online. I linked to some similar mules below.
These brown suede loafers looked too dark and too much like winter for this outfit, so they are a miss also. They are no longer in stock either, but here are some loafers that I think would look great for spring and summer.
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