Frugal Fashionista Finds: Simply Fashion in the Spring Pt. 1 of 2

Shermika: Dress (c/o Simply Fashion), Bolero (JCPenney), Bag (Coach), Sandals (Off Broadway Shoes), Bracelet (Brighton). Tamika: Shirt, shorts & accessories (c/o Simply Fashion), Shoes (Belk), Bolero (Maurices).

As we told y’all a few posts ago there are a lot of hot trends this season. Other than cute spring colors and fab purses, florals have been on every fashionista’s radar–especially ours!! The one thing that we always tell people is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to 1. look trendy and 2. look cute while dressing trendy! When Simply Fashion approached a belle about doing a little spring challenge, Tamika and I jumped on it. For those of you that never heard of Simple Fashion, it’s a national clothing store that sells juniors, misses, plus, and super plus size affordable and cute threads. We were each sent $50 gift certificates with one request: spend it well! Y’all know that wasn’t a problem for a frugal loving belle that can make $50 stretch a long way. The challenge was on!!!

Contender #1

Let’s start with me first. Here’s what I got for $50 (5 items total):

2 Maxi dresses $14.99 each

1 Knee-length dress w/belt $17.99 (10% discount)

1 Necklace/earring set $4.99

With taxes, I came out at $53.19, which wasn’t too shabby at all. I tell people all the time that you can shop cheap without looking cheap. All 3 of my flowy dresses are very comfortable and the fabric is well made. I wore this beautiful floral dress to breakfast with the mom and sis, and later on that evening at an event.

This maxi dress will also be in my summer wardrobe!

Such a pretty floral print!

You should know by now that I am a heel addict. These have a small kitten heel, but are so easy breezy like my dress.

I adore this dress because the fabric is lightweight and has the number one trend this season: florals. I paired it with a black bolero, Coach Kristin bag that I absolutely love and some black Michael Shannon shoes. As for my accessories, I wore a Brighton bracelet and inexpensive fashion earrings (around $3). I was ready to rock the day out!

Contender #2

Alright, friends. It’s my turn now! Here’s what I bought (6 items total):

1 Pair of cuffed jean shorts (so comfy) $9.99

1 Short sleeve shirt $9.99

1 Necklace/earring set $4.99

1 Set of Bangles $4.99

1 Dress w/ belt $22.99

With taxes my purchase came to a total of around $56.00 and that’s only because I saw a cute necklace that wouldn’t stop calling me. I am a simple chick that loves to adorn my outfits with a fierce bag, some cute sunglasses or bangles, etc. So, when we shopped at Simply Fashion I knew that I would find something as their store was filled with not only trends, but as I like to call them “simple everyday clothes” that I could take to the next level. Here I am wearing everything from Simply Fashion except for the floral-print shoes and black bolero. Perfect for my quick trip to the mailbox, huh!

I am obsessed with dark jeans & love that these shorts are cuffed at the bottom. Isn’t that button too cute?!

Every belle needs a floral print shoe!

I am in love with this pink

short-sleeve shirt as the ruffles give it that feminine touch that I love in fashion. The material is lightweight, but not see-through. I didn’t wear a necklace because I didn’t want any attention taken away from my beautiful ruffles. This shirt will be joining me in the summer months without the bolero. The bangles give the look a youthful touch. For $4.99 this is a steal, right!? I love the different colors/textures and did I mention how fun bangles are always fun?

Okay friends, my dress cost $16.99 and Tamika’s outfit cost $25. As always, I’m a much better shopper :) (hehe). Check back soon for part 2 of this Simply Fashion post. Stretching $50 was fun and easy. The hard part was figuring out what to buy. So, what do you think of our Simply Fashion looks? Disclosure: We were provided with gift certificates to review Simply Fashion products. Our opinions are a belle’s own.