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AFFORDABLE DRESSES FOR WEDDINGS, SHOWERS, AND GRADUATIONS

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is ready for spring in this blue floral top and skirt from Walmart

It’s almost that time. I’m talking about the time of the year when we have graduations, baby showers, and spring weddings. These events are so much fun and each one calls for a pretty dress. I hate spending a lot of money on something I might only wear once, so these three affordable dresses will sure come in handy.

 

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a monochromatic striped dress and cardigan with an ivory handbag and neutral heels

Once spring and summer roll around, I start gravitating toward florals and brighter colors. I’ve already started wearing brighter lipstick, and a lot of the clothing I’ve recently ordered are bright colors.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is ready for spring in this pink and red floral dress and red trench coat from Walmart

Neutrals are always appropriate and never go out of style. Neutrals are classic and elegant, so if in doubt about what to wear, you can fall back on neutrals. I try to showcase affordable fashion on Mondays, and when I found these three outfits, I knew they would be great for this post.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is ready for spring in this blue floral top and skirt

Let’s start with this floral print long-sleeved top and skirt. This mixed print has a tiny ruffle that runs down the long sleeves that adds a feminine detail. I love the relaxed and elegant look of this top, and you will see me style it with some jeans soon.

This top and skirt would look great for a spring wedding or a baby shower, especially if it’s going to be a boy. I wasn’t sure what size I would wear so I ordered a medium and a large, the medium ended up being the size that fit.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is ready for spring in this blue floral top from Walmart

I wanted to add a pop of color to this outfit, so I put on my shocking pink lip stain, a pair of pink pumps, and carried my new beaded pink clutch.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is ready for spring in this blue floral top from Walmart and pink beaded clutch

This is such a cute beaded clutch with the bright green and yellow strapped and the bee detail in the center. The clutch will surely gather attention and it is large enough to carry your lip stain, your phone, and your keys. This is fun and cute, and perfect for when you want a pop of color.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is ready for spring in this blue floral top and skirt and pink heels

The tiered matching floral skirt has an elastic waistband in the back and it is a midi length. The skirt and top both feature navy and white print with pops of periwinkle throughout. Remember, Very Peri is the color of the year this for 2022, so this top and skirt will be right on trend.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is ready for spring in this blue floral top and skirt by Scoop

Here is the back view of the skirt. I’m wearing a size large, but it is actually too big for me through the waist. I should have ordered a medium instead.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a monochromatic striped dress and cardigan from Walmart with an ivory handbag and neutral heels

There are times when you don’t want to stand out, you just want to blend in. This beige and white striped sweater set is classic and elegant looking. The dress is a tank top style, a midi length, and features a split at the hemline. The cardigan topper, which can be worn open or closed, will also look great with ivory pants later this summer. You might see this look on the blog soon.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a monochromatic striped dress and cardigan from Walmart with an ivory handbag and neutral suede heels

I added a leather small handbag that I bought last fall. The handbag is no longer available on the website, but I’ll see if I can find something similar. The necklace is one that I’ve had for years, and I purchase it from TJ Maxx. My earrings are my favorite Kendra Scott large hoop earrings and I’m wearing a Maggie filigree bracelet and silver and gold.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens and her husband, Joe

Joe loved the look and I actually talked him into having a couple of photos with me. We haven’t had photos made together in a while, so I was thrilled that he agreed. I just now noticed, our outfits match. Lol!

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is ready for spring in this pink and red floral dress and a red trench coat from Walmart

You are sure to get noticed in the bright pink and red floral dress with the matching red trenchcoat. This is an outfit that looks extremely expensive but is actually very affordable.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is ready for spring in this pink and red floral dress from Walmart

I love the neckline of the dress, with the small ruffle at the top and the tie. However, I have a long torso, and the waistband of this dress hits me in the wrong spot. I am wearing a medium in the dress, and I wondered if the large might fit better, but I think it would be too big under the arms for me if that was the case. I love the sleeves and the tiny ruffle at the bottom but unfortunately, this dress is going to have to go back.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is ready for spring in this pink and red floral dress and floral beaded clutch

I’m carrying another beaded clutch in a floral pattern. It has a background of gold and then a red, pink, green, and blue floral pattern. Like the other clutch, this is big enough to carry all of your essentials.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is ready for spring in this pink and red floral dress and red trench coat by Scoop from Walmart

This belted trench is to die for. I love, love, love this trench. The lining of the trench matches the floral dress, and when worn together, the outfit looks extremely expensive. I wasn’t sure about a size, so I ordered a large to be on the safe side.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is ready for spring in this red trench coat from Walmart

However, the trench is too big for me, and I even have it tied in the back. This material is a lightweight silky material, not a heavy trenchcoat top material. I think it is very dressy and classy looking.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is ready for spring in this floral pink and red dress and red trench coat from Walmart

I added the red beaded heart earrings from Kendra Scott. I love the color of the Red Kyocera Opal, but they are also available in three other colors.

Joe and Tania 222-7

Update…my daughter is back in the lower forty-eight! I drove to Tennessee and picked her up at the Nashville Airport. We will spend a couple of days with my mom and dad. I’ll get to see my son and his family, my brother and his family, and my sister is also driving up. This is the first time that we all are getting together to celebrate Christmas.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens and husband, Joe are having fun

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30 Comments

  1. I just received the Pink/orange dress with matching coat. It is beautiful! I have 5 weddings this year and I will surely wear this to one of them! Thanks for all the beautiful outfits you post. I have bought many of them!

  2. Love love love these outfits on you! You and Joe look great and are a cute couple! Also love the affordability of these Walmart finds!

  3. You model the sweater set much better than the model!
    It look much more expensive than $35! Great inexpensive dress option!

  4. Thank you for choosing such affordable and cute dresses! You look fantastic and you are an inspiration to all of us, especially those of us over 50.

  5. All three of those are great choices!! I love the versatility of skirts and tops over dresses. You look great in all 3! Sweet picture of you and Joe😍

  6. You look FANTASTIC! You have given me the motivation I need to loose a few pounds and take better care of my self and my appearance. THANK YOU!

  7. The bright pink floral dress and trench coat are gorgeous! Great prices too!
    Have a great visit with your daughter…

  8. You two ae such a good-looking couple. I hope that you enjoy your time with your kids. Thanks for the link to Special Threads. The clothes are too young for my body type and age but great purses and purse
    straps!

  9. Liked them so much that I ordered all three. Unfortunately the top was sold out in my size so I bought in a larger size.

  10. Not sure if posted, our son is getting married on June 28th. The event is formal and will be held on our large apple orchard property we live in Ontario. I need help finding a dress for the event. Thanks

  11. I need help finding a dress for my son’s wedding which is to be very formal. Any suggestions? The wedding will be in Ontario on June 28th.I forgot to mention we live on a large apple orchard farm here/
    Not sure if you have had this type of request before.

  12. Beautiful outfits today! I believe the red/pink dress is supposed to be high waisted, as it fits all the models that way. If it fit at the normal waistline, I would sure order it. It’s so springy!

  13. The first thing I noticed was that you two matched….you’re so cute together! Loved the 3 outfits on you. Very stylish and amazing prices. Thank you for showing pieces/outfits in all price ranges. Enjoy your family get together and Merry Christmas 🎄