$500 Shopping Spree for Spring

One of my sorority sisters left me a comment with an idea for a post about what I would buy if I had $500 for Spring and I loved it! Plus I am wearing a repeat outfit today so it gives me something to blog about : )

I tried to make all of my suggestions things you could get online. I’d love to use H&M but I know they don’t have one everywhere.

So here is what I would get for Spring if I had $500 burning a hole in my pocket

This colorblocked sweater from Old Navy is adorable. I ordered in a small. Great deal at $24.94

These white jeans are a little pricey at $164, but white jeans are a must have for Spring and I think good denim is worth it as it will get a ton of use. I love this Ava cut from Citizen’s of Humanity, you see mine in regular denim on me about 3 days a week. I think the leg on these is actually slimmer than it looks on the model, but maybe it is just my athletic calves.

Citizens of Humanity 'Ava' Straight Leg Stretch Jeans (Santorini White Wash)

I haven’t seen this dress in person, but I am definitely considering ordering it. You could dress it up with heels, or down with flat sandals and a cardi. A great deal at $40 from JCPenney

Bisou Bisou® High-Low Print Dress

I’ve always been a sucker for seersucker. Nothing better than a lightweight blazer to pull your look together for Spring and you can get this adorable one from F21 for $32.80. I would wear with jeans or navy pants, a white blouse, and red shoes.

And if you are lucky enough to be somewhere it is hot during the Spring, I would definitely pick up these hot pink shorts from Express for $49.90. I have a few pairs of these shorts and I find them to be the perfect length and a great fit. You could wear with just a t-shirt and flat sandals with a cute belt for day, and take them up a notch at night with a blouse, shrunken blazer and a hot pair of heels.

Here in the PNW, Spring sweaters are a must and this sweater will provide a little warmth while screaming Spring with a punch of yellow and fun stripes. $78 at Ann Taylor.

Multicolored Stripe Button 3/4 Sleeve Tunic

Of course a cute pair of wedges is a must for Spring and I tried these Target wedges on and they are adorable in person and very comfy. $24.99. I’m thinking these will be perfect to dress down my white or yellow pencil skirt.

Women's Merona® Eireen Wedge Sandal - Assorted.Opens in a new window

A flat jeweled sandal is a go to Spring item for me as well (if it gets warm enough here!). Just as comfy as flip flops but so much more chic. Another Target buy at $19.99

Womens Xhilaration® Tennie Jeweled Flat Sandal - Assorted Colors.Opens in a new window

I have few more favorite items than my red blazer, if you are looking for a great deal on one, try this one from Kmart for $29.99. Might want to pick the white up too! I have been very happy with previous blazer purchases from Kmart, though I have not seen this one in person.

It is still chilly here in the Spring so a great trench coat to cover up is essential. Loving this purple one at NY&Co for $63 (includes current 30% 0ff discount).

Ok, so I went over my budget by $27, but I probably would make use of some coupons on some of things things to get better deals so we’ll call it a wash : )

What is your Spring must have?

Thanks for the idea Carrie, this was fun! Anyone want to send me $500??

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Such a fun idea for a post! I love spending imaginary money 🙂

Amanda E.

Nice choices! Jessica Alba has the striped Ann Taylor sweater and looks so cute in it: http://www.stylebistro.com/Steal+Her+Style/articles/7TTS_xW0POE/Steal+Style+Jessica+Alba+Ann+Taylor+Sweater

All these bright happy colors are really making me crave spring! And it was 28 degrees this morning *cries* 🙁

Carrie (Auge) Trueba

Wow you are too fast Amy! Great choices! I have a feeling both pairs of Target shoes will be mine! Also I am loving the Express shorts! It is hard to find that balance between hoochie and old lady. 🙂


    Yes, those shorts are definitely a great length give them a shot. Thanks for the great blog idea!

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