2012 Budget Fashion Blogger Contest

Think you know how to dress on a budget? These 8 fashion bloggers make it look incredibly easy (and chic)

Pleated Perfection

Name: Kimberly Smith

Blog: Penny Pincher Fashion

Why we love her: This girl may proudly call herself a penny pincher, but it sure doesn’t show. She easily balances the feminine with fashionable and manages to look runway-ready, regardless of the season.

Kimberly’s Outfit Inspiration: “I am obsessed with pleated skirts for spring/summer and this one is such a fun, girly color. A structured white top and a statement necklace give it some sophistication, while the leopard pumps add some sass. I can also dress this maxi down with a chambray shirt and flat sandals — versatility at its best!”

Price Breakdown:



• White Tee: $25 from Zara

• Pleated Maxi Skirt: $29 from Marshalls



• Leopard Pumps: $12.94 from Macy’s

• Necklace: $14.99 from Target

• Sonoma Hammered Bangles: $7.99 from Kohl’s

• Gold Bracelet: $9.99 from Target

Grand Total: $99.91

To vote for Kimberly Smith for the 2012 Beauty Riot Budget Fashion Blogger Award, please leave a note in the comment section with the words VOTE: Kimberly Smith.