Style: May ’10

Super Budget Edition: Nothing Over $35

Style: May '10

The little grey dress is cute as it is, but adding a belt makes it even cuter. I’d add a handmade fabric wristlet and huaraches for pattern and texture, plus a dainty necklace and a big flower ring for interest. And get this… the entire outfit is under $150! Nice.

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  • Marivic
    May 20, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I love it. Perfect for the summertime!

  • Laura
    May 20, 2010 at 11:42 am

    LOVE IT! The grey and orange go wonderfully together.

  • Danielle
    May 20, 2010 at 11:45 am

    very cute! I love when you post these!

  • Felicity Lingle
    May 20, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Really cute! I love the huaraches!!

  • micah
    May 20, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Love the gray & orange combo!

  • Leah
    May 20, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    My favorite kind of style…. Affordable!

  • Marianne
    May 20, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I love this! Perfect for the dreadfully hot Southern summers to come.

  • luuve
    May 20, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    super cute..the shoes remind me of my mother…in the 80s she had a few different colors of these..

  • lauren
    May 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    i want to buy this outfit…now. Love all of it. Do more of these under $35 things…love it.

  • Joy_UK
    May 20, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I was going to send you a message saying: “where’s the style of the month???” hahah I was missing it already!

    Ah and you should def do more of those. One a month is not enough!!! Love your style xxx

  • Lisa
    May 20, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    What about the bag? Would love to know where you found it!

  • Melissa
    May 20, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I love your blog! It’s one of the first blogs I check every time I open my google reader. Thank you so much for sharing all of your amazing ideas!

  • Beau
    May 20, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    wow! love the sandals in combination with the gray.

  • Andrea
    May 20, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    really cute outfit!

  • Heather
    May 20, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I love the budget version!! Thanks for sharing! It makes me want to go shopping… asap.

  • Tatyana
    May 20, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I always look forward to your style posts. Loving the budget version… That dress is very cute.
    BTY, THANK YOU for all the work you put into this blog.

  • Licia
    May 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I like the gray belt over the gray dress. Would not have thought of that on my own!

  • Melissa
    May 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Yes, what about the purse? That’s my favorite thing!

  • Christine
    May 20, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Love the colour combo and Snakebite Belt! I love how a belt can just pull an outfit together!!

  • Natalie
    May 20, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I think this is my favorite style edition yet! Love the colors, designs, and most of all ~ the PRICES! Thanks for creating this and sharing it with us! :)

  • Renee Nordholm
    May 20, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I love this outfit! Everything coordinates so well it just makes me want to jump in the screen and wear it!

  • Kait
    May 20, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    This is so great- I love the cheap-but-cute theme…thanks!

  • Jen
    May 20, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    As a style-challenged individual, I *love* these posts. So practically inspirational!

  • Traveling Mama
    May 20, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    This is gorgeous! You SO wouldn’t know this is $35 or less!!

  • Renee
    May 20, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    So, from someone who has never belted a dress unless there was an attached belt… Would you take the tie belt off of the dress in favor of the snakebite belt, or wear both at the same time? Forgive me, I am totally clueless, but I love the price of this ensemble, and thinking a belted dress would look very chic, especially at that price!

    • Making it Lovely
      May 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

      I’d wear the other belt instead of the fabric tie that the dress comes with.

  • Clearly Composed
    May 20, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    That rusty orange pops so wonderfully against the soft silver gray! Very chic look for not much cash…bravo!

  • Kat
    May 20, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Love the budget style post! Wow those shoes takeme back to my teenage years. Thanks Nicole!

  • Grace
    May 21, 2010 at 10:13 am

    This is my favorite one yet! Especially that it’s all under $35. I adore the belt. I may order it today.

  • molly
    May 21, 2010 at 10:45 am

    love it. I have the same old navy dress in black, and it’s super cute and comfortable, but runs a bit big so if anyone is considering it, buy a size down.

  • Nicole
    May 21, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Love it! You have a great eye for style. Keep them coming. I do have to say I love that it’s a budget post too! I love shopping at Target/H&M, it’s great for simple, casual wear and it’s great to see how you put things together.

  • Kristi
    May 21, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I just love that wristlet! And I’m not normally a fan of gold, but that necklace is really lovely.

  • Amy
    May 22, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Love! Those huaraches do bring me back to a certain era. Which is why I bought a pair from Frye (obviously a bit more pricey than the Target version) just a month ago and am in love. Now I have an outfit inspiration to go with the shoes!

  • CommaHappy
    May 22, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I love the bag and the necklace… very cool! But I’m sticking with my “just say no to huaraches” values. ;)

  • Kelly
    May 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks for posting these monthly style ideas… I love this feature and your MIY feature as well! And I’m so glad you got the striped sheets…

  • Kmart Design
    May 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Great color combo, and love that nothing is under $35! Dresses are my fav thing to wear in the summer, and our Apparel Designer, Kathy, says it’s all about the maxi dresses this summer too! :-)

  • Reesa
    May 25, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Love, love, love the outfit. I really may go out and buy at least the dress and the shoes and I’m really a very hesitant shopper! I love a big flower ring!

  • Sahnda
    September 15, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    You can now find the Grey Lotus Wristlet at my new shop, Thanks!