Sally Mae: Bold Style, Small Budget
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Sally Mae: Bold Style, Small Budget

One of the biggest questions that comes up for many people when reading fashion blogs is, how do they afford all this stuff? Although blogs are a great source of fashion and lifestyle inspiration, they don't always feature products that are appropriate for the average person's budget. Enter blogger Sally Mae. She started her website, The Budget Fashion Seeker, in 2011 after being inspired by other fashion bloggers online. She wanted to show how you could look great on a tight budget, and eventually expanded her blog to talk about budget travel, beauty, and lifestyle products as well. She's a vegetarian and often features her favorite foods on her Instagram in addition to her outfits. 

Sally Mae is originally from Manila, Philippines, but currently lives in Denver, Colorado. She works as a Java developer, and one of the best things about her blog and Instagram is that she provides totally relatable content that's easy to connect to. Her fashion choices are always chic, but they're easy to recreate yourself. She also shares tons of helpful product recommendations, with plenty of inspiration for shopaholics. Here are some of our favorite of Sally Mae's outfits that would look great on anyone. 

With this outfit, Sally Mae shows how you can use a statement coat to elevate a classic winter look. Her plaid trench coat is sophisticated, but the light blue in the pattern gives the look a nice pop of color. Her cream-colored sweater and jeans are comfy and chic for winter, and the color blocking actually can help you look taller and leaner. Knee high boots are a sophisticated way to finish off the outfit, and are a practical choice for the fall and winter. With this look, you'll stay warm and look chic wherever you go. 

Summer is coming, which means you'll need outfits that are going to look cute and keep you cool. Here, Sally Mae is ready for a weekend outside with a cute printed tank top and white shorts. White sneakers keep your feet comfy while walking around town and are totally on trend. Wearing white is also a great way to accentuate a summer tan! 

This sleek and simple shift dress is perfect for a date night or event. The teal color is bright and flattering, and a chain necklace is a great way to accentuate the strapless cut. A blue crossbody bag pairs nicely with the look and is the perfect place to store all of your essentials. You can't see Sally Mae's shoes here, but the outfit would look great with any heeled sandals. You could also add a light jacket if you're going to be in colder weather. 

Be sure to keep up with The Budget Fashion Seeker and follow Sally Mae on Instagram for plenty of budget fashion and lifestyle recommendations. 

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