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Awesomely inexpensive spring essentials!

I’ve been crazy busy lately but just wanted to share some of my latest and greatest budget fashion finds.

1. Vest-Ross ($7.99)
2. Gladiator sandals--Target ($19?)
3. sunglasses-Charlotte Russe ($5.99ish)
4. LEILA necklace $30ish-Hautelook sale)
5. Dress from Ross ($15?)
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6. Sexy Boyfriend shorts-Charlotte Russe ($20) & Liz Lange tank ($10)
7. Cardigan from Target($19)
8. Zac & Zoe Slingbacks-Payless ($27)
9. the "beer purse"--Target ($9.99)

3. My hair is curled and pinned because I was going to a photo session–this is not a new ‘do for me 😉

4. This is the perfect everyday necklace for me.  I’m a gold girl and I wanted something simple, unique, and casual enough to wear everyday.  Hautelook has killer deals!

5. This is a perfect day/business casual dress.  It goes a bit past my knees.  The necklace is XXI.

6. I am in LOVE with these shorts! They are long enough to get my mommy on AND protect my cheeks from the world (because I’d hate for something like THIS to happen).  I discovered the awesome tank when Target was all out of my favorite Hanes ones and I just happened to look at this Liz Lange maternity one.  I just love the fit and it is super long, perfect for skinny jeans and leggings (I am NOT preggo).  I’m also wearing the LEILA necklace in those pics.

8. These are perfect casual, everyday shoes.  I bought them today and wore them the rest of the day.  They look awesome with jeans and will look awesome with capris, bermuda shorts, skirts, and dresses.  I’m a tall girl so I don’t wear heels with anything shorter than knee-ish.  I want them in this color too but I’ll wait for a coupon 😉

9. A friend once came to a MNI at my house with one of these and she called it her “beer purse”  It is a cooler that looks like a purse and it holds 9 cans and will even fit a 2 liter wine bottle.  It is the perfect spring accessory and I’ve used it for picnics and when I go to my parent’s house, I take it with empty containers and my mom fills it up with her home cooking (SCORE!).

Have you started shopping for spring yet?  What have been your favorite finds?



Valerie Rowekamp

Valerie Rowekamp

Valerie Rowekamp desires to live a stylish, soulful, charmed life while inspiring you to do the same. She's exceptionally resourceful, creative, passionate, and has been known to bust a move in the aisle of the grocery store.
Valerie Rowekamp



9 Responses to Awesomely inexpensive spring essentials!

  1. Oh my goodness I desperatly need that cooler which I will forever refer to as my ‘beer purse’. haha

  2. I love and have got to get the ‘beer” purse!! We love a spring and summer evening picnic, and it would be perfect!

  3. Ok…

    1: I would have never thought, vest = cute, but that is!
    6: I love these shorts!!!
    9: I am SO getting a beer purse next time I’m at Target!!!

    I am in a post-partum funk and haven’t shopped for myself in months. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  4. I love the cooler!!! What a great idea. I also love the cute sleeveless vest with the white shirt..I have some jeans that show a little bit too much crack 🙂 and a sleeveless vest would work 🙂

  5. You are so welcome and I totally remember that funk. I actually was inspired by another blogger (Audrey McClelland of to start focusing on myself a little.

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