Bloggers Who Budget: One Piece, Two Ways

Dear Readers,

One of my (many) goals for 2014 is sticking to style on a budget, so I couldn’t be more excited that we’ll be featuring a Bloggers Who Budget post once a month for all of you! I’m so inspired by these amazing ladies, and I think you’ll be, too.

This month, we chose one piece under $75 to style two ways. My pick? One of spring’s biggest trends, the slouchy pant.
The silky material of this $25 Target pair is both comfortable and luxe. Paired with your favorite fitted blazer and a silk cami, this is a great way to play with trends at the office.

(Target Merona Pant, The Limited Blazer, Loft Top (similar), Stella & Dot Bracelets, kate spade new york Earrings, Prabal Gurung for Target Pumps)

That said, a pant this fun deserves a night out on the town. The bold geometric pattern is balanced by a soft dolman tee, while major statement earrings add a bit of sparkle. Winter calls for a patent pump, but I’ll definitely resort to a strappy sandal at the first sign of warm weather.

(Target Merona Pant, Loft Top (similar), kate spade new york Earrings (similar), Vintage Bracelet, Oasis Clutch, Fergalicious Pumps)

What’s the most versatile piece in your closet right now? Feel free to share your favorites below and make sure to check out these bloggers’ stylish picks:

Sharing My Sole | The Style Letters | Let It Be Beautiful | Here & Now | Pearls & Twirls | Stylin In St. Louis | Living In Color | The Pumpkin Spot


  • Anonymous

    I’m waiting for the sparkly jacket, Martha

    • Hahaha, well, tragic story–so many of the sequins fell off, I had to return it! I’ll always be on the lookout for another one, though. 🙂

      ~ M ~

  • These pants look seriously amazing on you! Going to Target tonight. Need to try on asap.


    • Thank you so much, Jaclyn! I am OBSESSED…and plan on ordering them in navy, too. 🙂

      Let me know what you think!

      ~ M ~

  • KP

    I adore your pants, what a fun print!

    xoxo, KP
    Eleventh & Sixteenth – Rebecca Minkoff GIVEAWAY

    • Thank you so much!

      ~ M ~

  • I’m going to Target asap to try these on too. Love ’em! p.s. the slouchy tee is awesome.
    The Pumpkin Spot

    • Becky, I can’t recommend these enough! Run–don’t walk–and report back immediately!

      ~ M ~

  • LOVE! I am obsessed with how you dressed up the slouchy pants with a blazer!
    Enter my current giveaway!

    • Thank you so much! I’m trying to get as much mileage as I can out of these pants, and a blazer dresses everything up. Not to mention the fact that it feels like I’m wearing pajama pants at work. 😉

      ~ M ~

  • i LOVE the pants, and you did a great job styling them 🙂

    xo brie

    • Thank you so much, Brie! I can’t recommend these enough–so comfortable and super cute! 🙂

      ~ M ~