Recent Under $50 Favorite Buys + Sale Alerts

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I honestly love the feeling when you get a budget friendly piece that is stylish, good quality, and better than expected.  I have stayed away from all things Forever 21 of late just because I hate their shipping length so much.  I had actually forgotten what I ordered by the time the package showed up.  However, I had ordered well and wanted to share my picks with you.  I also finally got all my pieces from the Nordstrom sale and wanted to go over my under $50 picks with you from that.  You have less than a week until the sale is over and many pieces have been restocked which we will visit as well.  I also have a new brand introduction for y’all as well.  Let’s get right into this budget friendly recap.


A lot of you were asking about this off the shoulder floral dress from my post on Monday.  Well, it’s from Forever 21 and under $25.  I was impressed with the quality of the dress.  The material is not see through and the construction looks like easily a hundred dollar dress.  You can wear a strapless bra with it, as long as you occasionally have to pull it down in the back.  I love the button front detail and flirty sleeves.  I steamed it out and it stayed pretty wrinkle free all  night.  I ordered it in a small and it was true to size.  It’s also not ridiculously long either, so no need to hem.


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Floral off the shoulder dress under $25 find here ||| My favorite cross body purse c/o Hammit find here (the Lucas)

Sunnies Karen Walker find here ||| Espadrilles Marc Fisher Adalyn find here and here



Here is the rest of my latest online shopping haul from Forever 21.  These mesh zigzag leggings, I can’t even (similar here and fully stocked).  They look just like the Lululemon ones but for a fraction of the cost.  I insist you get them.  Less than $23 and the quality is on point.  They have great compression and I wore them to class the other day and they have a great dry wicking material.  I sized up to a medium and they fit great (I’m usually a 6 in Lulu for a reference point).

zigzag mesh leggings

I also picked up this denim skirt, it is 70’s perfection right?  I sized up to a 28 but even could have probably gone to a 29, so it does run small.  It looks like it could pass for a Madewell piece no problem.  I also got this shirt (size up) and it is going to be a perfect Fall staple.  With all the high waisted skinnies now, this top is a great piece for the Fall.  Add some long layering necklaces to it.  I also picked up these two crop tops here and here for high waisted skirts.  Finally, this tulip skirt looks just like a Helmut Lang piece but it’s hello $8 on sale now.  I ordered it in a medium, it does sit up high on the waist.  Fully stocked jump on that one.


Okay now for my under $50 picks from the Nordstrom sale.  This Lush top has been restocked and it’s a cult classic for a reason, it works for seriously everything.  This Free People open back sweater has been restocked in some smaller sizes and colors.  My favorite tote is still fully stocked in all colors.  This long basics tunic goes with everything and it does run large so size down.  The Zella crops are still in stock.  I adore this hat for the Fall.  The softest blanket scarf in what I think is a great pattern.  Did you pick up the Butter nail set yet?  I’m actually a little surprised this fab structured tote from Sole Society is still available!  This sweater dress is a dead ringer of the Joie one from last season but a much better price point.  I was pumped to see this Wayf off the shoulder top restocked in the black.  This utility vest was on every bloggers shopping list and I can see why.  I really love mixed media tops like this.


Finally.  This was on my Instagram the other day.  Isn’t this top from State of Grace so perfect for every day of our life?  It’s super soft and a great live in top of feel to it.  Also, you need this mug for all things Instagram and lay flats right?  I also love this water bottle.

State of Grace
Also, I know these are not under $50 but two major sale alerts that are fully stocked.  My favorite off the shoulder dress from Susana Monaco, it never goes on sale.  Well it has finally been marked down to 40% off!  Scoop it up before it sells out.  Also, this Mara Hoffman Fractals dress is on 40% off.  There is still plenty of Summer heat to wear both of these gems.  The Susana Monaco runs true to size, I’m a small in it.  The Mara Hoffman is that bodycon fit so I would recommend sizing up, I got it in a medium.


There you go!  A round up of my favorite under $50 shopping buys as of recent.  Actually the majority is really under $30, so there you go.  What have you picked up recently that was a major steal?  I hope everyone is having a fabulous week!  Also, blogging housekeeping.  I tried full width post on this one.  What do you guys think honestly?  I really like with fashion blogs lately the trend is to go full width so you can really appreciate all the details.  Tell me your thoughts!

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26 responses to “Recent Under $50 Favorite Buys + Sale Alerts”

  1. Darcy says:

    Under $25 for that dress? Win!!

  2. F21 really does have great workout wear – if I want to get something from there I usually scope it out online before and then head to the store with a plan because i’m impatient with their shipping! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  3. Pamela says:

    I almost bought that F21 dress online and now I’m sad I didn’t! I was worried it’d be WAY too long on me, which it probably would be, but it looks amazing on you! Love the off the shoulder detail. And I need that “Don’t want to adult today” top. Ha! Every. Day. <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. Pamela says:

    If you end up with a million comments from me… you know why! One last time: This dress looks amazing on you! I almost bought it but I was worried it’d be way too long on me, and it probably would have been :) Loving that “Don’t want to adult today” top too! Every. Day. Ha! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. Lindsay says:

    I have actually been loving Forever 21 lately, especially when last year I discovered their Contemporary line, which is more of a woman’s cut than juniors. That line I’m a small instead of junior medium or sometimes large, which I love (which is silly, I know), and they seem to be a way higher quality and construction. Love the layout and photos of this post!

  6. Amy Arnold says:

    So many great items in one post! I especially love that dress on you! The OTS, fit, and slits are so pretty.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  7. Holy Cow, best post ever! Love the width and all the steals. You have officially “ruined” my morning in a good way. Picking up what is left at F21. I have two of those Lush shirts and I love them! Loving that off the shoulder look on you! We are usually the same size, but I have never fit in a small at F21. I may take your word for it though!

  8. Shannon says:

    Dont you just love f21?! They always have so many cute and trendy items for so cheap! So in love with that maxi!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  9. I need that graphic tee – that’s me pretty much every day! And how gorgeous is that floral dress from F21?! You’d never know it was from there, but yes I couldn’t agree with you more on their shipping times.
    Green Fashionista

  10. Lindsay says:

    So many great finds!! I cannot get over that F21 dress it is gorgeous!!

  11. Nadine says:

    That F21 dress just looked fabulous on you and I loved the way it was cut in the front. I haven’ t ever been able to find anything in there but I get really impatient with all the younger girls that flood that store when I can make it in. I have certainly seen some accessories I wouldn’t mind trying. The N Sale is killing me! I want to buy everything but who knows what is going to fit me when I can wear them again lol. I am just going to save up for next summer and go nuts! You really found so many great finds for on the cheap.

  12. Karly says:

    So many good finds lately! That F21 dress does look way more expensive, looks gorgeous on you.

  13. love the photos and that dress is absolutely gorgeous on you!! x

  14. Owen Davis says:

    To be honest I hardly ever go in Forever 21 because it’s soooo freaking jam packed and overwhelming! I walk in and get immediate anxiety! But I do love their clothes, especially dresses, and frequently look online! Gorgeous pictures and love that maxi!

  15. Rachel says:

    I can not believe that the rose maxi is from Forever 21. So gorgeous!! I need those workout leggings, too. Such a great dael on that Suzanna Monaco dress, I have it too and I LOVE it.

  16. Just added so many more things to my Nordstrom cart – cannot stop shopping this sale!!

  17. Kristina says:

    I love that adulting tee- so fricking cute!!

    xo, Kristina

  18. Gina says:

    That dress is gorgeous! And I love the Monday mug/adulting tee combo!!! xoxox

  19. Those are all such great finds! I can only imagine what your closet looks like ♥

  20. I’m telling you, the Nsale was about the biggest let down I’ve ever had shopping-wise! What an annoying sale. If all your sizes run out by 3pm on the first day, stock up better! Anyway, F21 has some really cute things. That dress looks fab on you! I always forget how much I like that store, but I feel so dumb going in there with two kids, haha ;)

  21. Tiffany says:

    I can’t believe that dress if F21! I’m shocked! And those leggings and tee are right up my alley! I guess I need to check out F21 more often!

  22. Amy says:

    Love how you alert us to sales on the good stuff! Rock on!

  23. kristen says:

    oh my gosh, those leggings are from f21?! what the heck! that is awesome. i still can’t believe that dress is so cheap, it looks absolutely stunning on you. gorgeous!

  24. That shirt has me laughing! So many days I want to pull that one on! Such great picks for under $50!

  25. Abby says:

    This off shoulder floral maxi dress is the most gorgeous dress. Love it!!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  26. Elise says:

    Love so many things in this post!! The floral maxi is simply divine!
    xx, Elise

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