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10 Things Under $50

We’re heading to Dallas this weekend and temperatures are supposed to get into the 80s on Friday, which means my go-to white shorts are coming with me. That feels especially weird because we’re still very much in the midst of winter coat season here in DC, but I’ll take advantage of some vitamin D and start thinking about warmer weather finds! While I’m still trying not to buy much, it’s still fun to window shop. And I know a lot of you are looking to fill gaps in your spring + summer wardrobes, so hopefully this helps a little bit! There’s nothing better than finding something under $50 that you’ll hopefully keep for seasons to come :)

Old Navy tote: I had a similar ON tote a few years ago and was really surprised with the quality given the price. It looked more expensive than it was, and this season’s version looks really similar (better, actually, haha). While I alternate between this, this, and this, I’d definitely buy another ON tote if I were in the market and wanted something nice without spending much. They’re currently doing 34.1% off your purchase for Pi Day but the discount only appears once you add items to your cart!

J.Crew Factory earrings: A good statement earring goes a long way, and I love both the simplicity and price on this pair! They’d be easily dressed up for a wedding or down for a casual dinner. Tortoise never, ever gets old!

Tuckernuck earrings: Can you tell statement earrings have been on my mind lately? After splurging on this pair, I picked up a couple more at the Tuckernuck Sample Sale a couple of weeks ago and really like wearing them when I want to add something interesting to what could be an otherwise overly simple ensemble. Like the Factory pair above, these would be great for weddings, too!

LOFT tank: The button details on this simple tank are so pretty…tops like that work under blazers for work and solo after hours are the best. I really only buy LOFT when it’s 40% off so wait for a deal…I’m sure there will be one, like, next week :)

L.L. Bean cotton pullover: I’ve have this cotton pullover but love the newly introduced hooded version…it’s extra cozy! The striped version is a few more bucks but is also so cute…a great piece to throw on for running errands on the weekends, or commuting to and from the gym.

ZARA sandals: I really wish I had more patience to shop at ZARA more frequently. Both the store and the website tend to overwhelm me, and it’s made more intimidating because I’d style most things really differently than they do on the models. The shoe section typically has some gems season after season, and this spring is no exception: these slides would be ideal for airline travel and would pair well most casual summery pieces. I’d wear them with white jeans and this top because my Jacks deserve a break sometimes!

Rhoback hat: This hat made an appearance over the holidays but I’ve been wearing mine more and really like the performance fabric and how simple the design is…thanks to the material, it’s NBD to wear a white hat! You guys know how much I love supporting small businesses so if you’re in the market for a new hat (they make them for the boys, too, and J loves his), look no further.


Old Navy gingham dress: $16 for this dress is a steal. Some of the reviews complain about it being too thin and I haven’t felt it myself, but sometimes having a borderline “too thin” dress–particularly when it’s a printed fabric–is refreshing during the summer months. I have several structured/heftier dresses that end up weighing me down when it’s 90+ degrees outside. I’m tempted to try this dress but the flutter sleeves usually don’t flatter my already broad shoulders, so am hoping they introduce something else that’s similar (being able to wear a normal bra is key!)

LOFT dress: I’m pretty selective with the florals I’ll wear (anyone else?) but was immediately drawn to this LOFT dress, that’s currently marked down. It’s so girly and feminine and requires no major accessorizing…especially key in the summer months!

Rattan bag: Can you believe this is $22 from Amazon? Talk about a budget-friendly way to to get on board with the rattan bag look that’s everywhere again (yay! I’m so glad these are “back”). The reviews are surprisingly positive, too.

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  1. katie wrote:

    I almost bought that gingham dress at Old Navy! It is SO cute. I also love that LOFT one!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    Published 3.20.18
    • Monica wrote:

      You should get the gingham one!!

      Published 3.21.18