Navy + Culottes

Outfit Details:
Necklace: Ettika Choker {use coupon code 'affordablebyamanda' at checkout for 15% off!!}

Good Morning! In today's post I am attempting a trend that has popped up everywhere, and that is culotte pants. Now, I used to don these pants back in elementary school, but since then they have been upgrated for 2017. I loveee the pattern to the ones I have on, as they are a simple black and white print. Paired with an off-the-shoulder top, this outfit was perfect for my weekend adventures to pick out plants with my Mom and eat some brunch. 

I also need to mention my choker! It's from the brand Ettika and I am a brand ambassador for the company, and I fell in love with the choker I am wearing in these photos. It seriously has been my go-to piece of jewelry even when I am just casually getting groceries. Thank you to Ettika for working with me to give my readers and friends a coupon code "affordablebyamanda" for everyone to receive an additional 15% when they purchase anything! Yay for deals!

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Pink Stripe Dress With Bows


Sunglasses: Steven Madden
Bag: Kate Spade, old {similar HERE and HERE}

Dresses are my thing. They comprise over 80% of my closet, and as I type out this blog post I am staring at most of my frilly and floral favorites. Most of my dresses come from Forever 21, Marshall's, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom, Old Navy, and H&M. This dress I ordered from ASOS. Purchasing it was a scary endeavor! Ordering dresses online can be tricky...will it actually fit? Can I return it? These are some good questions to ask yourself before pressing check out. 

I did the hard work for ya when it comes to this perfect spring striped shift dress! It's sooo affordable, too. All the ones I listed in the widget are UNDER $50 because that's just how I roll. The cute little bows on this dress are what sold me. The dang cute bows...they get me every time! I'm wearing some new shades in this look, too. These STEVE MADDEN SUNNIES are just big enough to block out the rays and provide my face with plenty of protection! Andd you may be wondering about my lip color--it's new FROM L'OREAL--the Infallible Lip Paint in Spicy Blush. It's awesome! The formula is thick and creamy and the color seems to last for at least a few hours (after taking some photos today, I still have the lip product on and *glances in mirror* it looks GOOD to ME! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today's outfit. 

Sephora Beauty Insider/ VIB / VIB Rouge Sale Picks

If you frequently shop at Sephora, you probably have a Beauty Insider card that helps you rack up points to use toward different 100-500 point rewards. It is one of my favorite perks to the membership and right now the site is having its biannual SALE where you can receive 10-15% off your ENTIRE purchase! From now until April 24th.


I saw this kit and was shocked by how much it includes! For just $32 you will have decent sizes (not just samples!) of so many brands for sun care. I personally already love Supergoop!, Fresh, and Josie Maran, but I am looking forward to using Coola and the St. Tropez gradual self tanner. Unfortunately, I think this item is almost out of stock! 

These are items I already own, but if I needed to repurchase them I would do so during the sale!

sephora faves

Some of my favorite items to purchase from Sephora are their kits. These are a few new kits that have been released and are great products to consider buying during the sale. The Tarte Eyeshadow kits have tons of colors to choose from and will last you years with all these gorgeous shades! Benefit's Cheek Parade also includes five best-selling bronzers and blushes in a compact palette for $58. I really love my Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation (I wear the Porcelain shade) and it's definitely a great buy with 10-15% off the $39 price tag.

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Puff Sleeve Dress


I wish I felt as good as my hair looks in these photos right now, haha! However, I am down with a cold and my energy levels are at an all time low. Basically all I want to do is continue watching Famous In Love and eat another acai bowl to pass the time. 

Luckily I was able to shoot this cute new look before my nose turned red! I picked up this easy striped H&M dress for spring. I am into the puffy sleeves trend and this dress has just a touch of puffiness. The super dramatic sleeves I've seen on a few bloggers is something I don't think I could fully commit to! 

Have you seen my bag in my latest Instagram post yet?! I am raving about how I found such wonderful dupes for the expensive suede Chloe Faye bag. THIS ONE from Charming Charlie is seriously a steal at $25! I know I'll be using it as my favorite springtime bag for weeks to come. Consider investing in your own for these awesome low prices!
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Floral Romper + Chloe Faye Dupe

Bag: Chloe Faye Mini-Bag DUPE from ASOS + HERE at BooHoo for $18

Rompers are my easy way to cheat at looking cute without putting in a ton of effort! On especially lazy days when I just need to roll out of the house and want to look put together, I slip into A ROMPER. I love this floral romper for days like those. The overflowing top section creates a flattering shape to my body whenever I put this on, which is an added bonus! I also am trying out this BOW CHOKER for the first time in this look...let me know if you are also into the choker trend! 

Onto my number one FAVE part about this new BAG. Have you seen the super popular Chloe Faye bags!? Well do I have some more dupes to share with you! This one is from DSW for $30 | This one is from Boohoo for $18 | This one is from Nine West for just $12
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My New Bedroom Look

Choker: Ettika Choker "Cherished Charm" in Rose Quartz + Gold | Use my Discount Code "affordablebyamanda" at check out for an additional 15% off your purchase!! | Similar HERE

My Bedding + Similar Finds:


I am so beyond excited to be sharing my BEDROOM LOOK on the blog today! I have been on the look out for a new headboard and stumbled upon THIS ONE that is actually on sale right now for under $200! I love the soft neutral color it has and it looks very sophisticated. I picked out some new bedding to accompany my brand new bed, and found some amazing steals at TJ Maxx (I listed most of them above!). The purple, gray and blue color palette I created by choosing this bedding set works around pieces I already owned. SO many headboards can cost up to $700 but if you are patient and try looking at several different stores (and even online) you can find some great options. I also found several more picks HERE. Let me know if you LOVE the new look in the comments! Thanks so much for stopping by Affordable by Amanda!
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Palm Print Pants + Floppy Hat for $19

When we drove through parts of West Palm Beach, I realized how close we were to the beautiful gardens and suggested that we stop off to check them out. Little did I know how gorgeous the landscape would actually be! The gardens I am talking about are called The Society of The Four Arts located in Palm Beach. The greenery was breathtaking and it made the perfect place for shooting my outfit of the day, which includes my favorite floppy hat from Nordstrom Rack. I am breaking out the white for spring right now with this off-the-shoulder top and super festive palm print pants. My earrings are a purchase from my vacation and they are STILL ON SALE for $17.50. We wandered into a Japanese garden and there were tons of organic orchids blooming straight out of tree branches. A few other elements included a wishing well and a hidden door, by which I took one of the photos above. I'm so glad we stopped by the gardens for a quick visit because walking around the premise turned out to be a wonderful idea.
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Lilly Pulitzer Dress in West Palm Beach

Outfit Details:

If you don't wear Lilly Pulitzer to Palm Beach, did you even go?? ;) When my Mom and I took a trip down to West Palm Beach last weekend to visit my best friend and attend a trade show, I had to pack my new Lilly number. I scored this one on sale for $45 during the annual Lilly sale!! I'm not a fan of dresses that hug too close to the body so I appreciated this swing dress in particular when I was browsing the site. Luckily they had a few of these left in my size! I adore the mix of paisley blues and bright pops of pink. Now that summer is right around the corner, I can't wait to wear this once again to the beach in the upcoming months.
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