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Some of my favorite pieces and that I also get the most compliments on are under $50. Proof that you don’t always need to spend a ton of money to look cute. People are always surprised to learn where some of my clothes are from, so today I thought I’d share some of my current favorites with you guys.

1. Floral Sweater with Retro Vibes ($15.90)

This top caught my eye right away with its retro feel. The cut is a little boxy which makes it awesome for a relaxed look. I wore it with my yellow skirt in this post but I also wore it with white linen pants last week and it was an easy but chic outfit. It also makes for a really cool layering piece for Fall. Think how cute this’ll look with a denim button down layered under. Best of all, it’s under $20.

2. Linen Blend Yellow Midi Skirt ($45)

This button-front mustard skirt is such a great staple and makes creating cute summer outfits super easy.  For reference I’m wearing size XS. It’s made out of a linen blend so it’s the best of both worlds – the look of linen without the scratchiness. Seriously, I wish I didn’t have this problem but I can’t deal with how itchy linen feels on my skin. I just can’t do it. So linen blends have been a major life saver for me this summer, especially with these heat waves we seem to be getting on both coasts. Linen is one of the best things you can wear in the heat so if you have issues with full-on linen, you definitely need to give linen blends a try!

3. Narrow Cat Eye Sunglasses ($12.99)When it comes to fashion trends this season, narrow cat eye sunglasses are right up there. I was pretty pleased with myself to find dupes of the Le Specs x Adam Selman white shades for only $13. Unfortunately the white color sold out super fast but they’re still available in black as well as in tortoiseshell and a translucent pink. I also found a white alternative under $25 – linked in the scroll bar at the bottom.

4. Yellow Sandals ($41)

These aren’t the same sandals I’m wearing. Mine are from last year but this cross-over strap pair is very similar and also comes in a million other colors. I’m partial to yellow clearly but also love the grey, navy and black. They’re currently on sale for $41 and are extremely walkable.

5. Rosebud/Red Pleated Midi Skirt ($29.99)

Possibly my favorite category of clothing, pleated midi skirts! I know I’m obsessed with florals but this is such a perfect little femme piece. Even if you don’t like dressing uber feminine this print is so worth it. You can easily toughen it up with a white tee and shrunken jacket, or for the heat, this white tank and white kicks. And, best of all, if you’re really not feeling the floral, it comes in a solid bright red as well! I’m surprised these two pieces aren’t sold out already to be honest. I would grab one tout suite before everyone else gets wise to these too.

Thanks for reading and happy shopping! xo