Budget Friendly Spring Must Haves

Saturday was one of the most beautiful days in such a long time. The sun was shining, it was warm (!!), and my to-do list went completely out the window as a result. This happens when spring actually feels like it’s coming rather than just being a date on the calendar. What does a girl do to celebrate? Spend time outside in the sunshine and cap off the day with a trip to The Gap…where I decided I wanted everything.

I’m very mindful about what I purchase, and I feel like I’ve been paying even more attention this year. Rather than stocking up on everything, I look for pieces that are unique. Some are takes on things I already own and love (hello, button downs!), and some are new styles that I want to try (read: a high-low coral maxi skirt). You can never go wrong with basics, stripes, tortoiseshell, or monograms. So without further ado, my spring must-haves (and already owns) for a girl on a budget!

Carly-is-Inspired-Spring-Style-Must-Haves Carly-is-Inspired-Spring-Style-Must-Haves-21.Gingham Shirt – The Gap ($49.95) // 2. Striped Scarf – The Gap ($29.95) // 3. Hi-Low Hem Maxi Skirt – Kohl’s ($35.00) // 4. Striped Short – J. Crew Factory ($54.50)// 5. Espadrille Sandal – Nordstrom ($59.95) // 6. Tortoise Watch – Swell Caroline ($34.00) // 7. Scalloped Necklace – J. Crew Factory ($34.50)// 8. Monogrammed Tortoise Shell Sunglasses – Swell Caroline ($48.00) // 9. V-Neck Tee – The Gap ($19.95) // 10. Rain Coat – Old Navy ($44.94)// 11. V-Neck Cardigan – The Gap ($36.99) // 12. Jonathan Adler Women’s Classics – TOMS ($59.00)// 13. Monogrammed Duffel Bag – Marley Lilly ($94.99)

I purchased the gingham button down on Saturday, and the tortoise watch is at the top of my wish along with the anchor sandals (y’all know how I feel about anchors  – see here + here :). Plus, the duffel is the perfect bag for weekend trips in the spring and all year long. What’s at the top of your spring must have list? Fill me in!

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  1. Jeanette says

    Not to mention, The Gap had a promotion – 40% off your entire purchase. I’m surprised you didn’t walk out with one of everything!

  2. Chris: Jeanette's "BIG SISTER" says

    I’m ordering the shorts when I get to Jeanette’s size. Everything really cute and ready for warm weather. LOL


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