We all want great style that doesn’t cost a fortunes so my under $100 blog is all about getting some that great look you crave for less. It’s easy to look super fashionable when you’re not on a budget – but most of us don’t have that luxury, which is why carefully choosing what to spend and finding great style deals is so important. A great look for less is about achieving that expensive feel without the expensive price tag, and there are SO many great, super cool, yet inexpensive lines out there that it’s not a hard as you might imagine. Check out some of my favorite finds for under $100 and get the look for less that will keep you looking fabulous without breaking the bank!
MOMMA WANTS… a great pair of trousers
The perfect pair of trousers transforms your look instantly to chic and sophisticated. Long and lean, polished yet relaxed they can be wide or slim line but the over look is effortless elegance. Of course the key to a great pair of trousers is the right tailoring – the cut and fit is what makes the look. You can pair them with a camp and blazer, a chunky knit or even pretty blouse or basic tee – its the pants that finish the look. Having a great pair of trousers in your wardrobe can transition you from desk to date in style and with incredible class. They are a must have addition to every wardrobe, whether you’re into the highest heels you can find or the perfect pair of sneakers, these are the pants that inject instant style to your look. Check out some of my favorite must have trousers that can add some wow to your wardrobe.
MOMMA LOVES… round toe shoes
I’m tall, so my feet are big, not huge a good 8.5 so I’ve always been a fan of great round toe shoes – they’re sophisticated and sexy but also make my feet look cute and petit. It’s the classic feel of the tried and true mary jane you’ve loved since you were a little girl but a bit more grown up. Round toe shoes is elegant and not clumsy, trendless yet fashionable – and basically alway wearable. Don’t get it twisted, I love a great point heel as well, but there’s something more subtle and gentle about these heels. Check out some of my favorite versions of little round toe shoes and update your look with some of the latest and greatest heels around.
MOMMA WANTS… jewel tone dresses (from the red carpet to my closet)
There was one overwhelmingly evident red carpet trend that emerged at the SAG awards – jewel tone dresses are THE must have! Forget red, blue, green and purple – I’m talking about ruby, sapphire, emerald and amethyst – these colors are rich and expensive and transform a red carpet (and your closet) in the most beautiful way. My favorite jewel tone dresses from the SAG red carpet included Sophia Vergara va va vooming it in ruby red, Julianna Margulies sparkling in sapphire Giambattista Valli, pregnant Keira Knightly glowing in Erdem amethyst, Claire Danes in Marc Jacobs and Julianne Moore in Givenchy shutting it down in emerald. Or course, it took me less than 5 seconds to realize I needed these jewelry box colors in my life, no I won’t be walking the red carpet any time soon – but as much as momma loves a little black dress, I think it’s time to expand the color palette. Little jewel tone dresses for the office, running around town or date night are exactly what my closet is craving. So, thank you red carpet season for reminding me that colors always make a gorgeous statement and that jewel tone dresses are now officially at the top of my wishlist!
MATERNITY MONDAY… fabulous pregnancy style
Maternity clothes don’t have to be awful, in fact a fabulous pregnancy style is the hot new new. If gorgeous celebs like Blake Lively and Kate Middleton (although she’s more of an icon) have taught us anything, it’s that great bump style is the most captivating. Achieving a fabulous pregnancy style doesn’t have to mean being uncomfortable and pouring yourself into outfits that you really shouldn’t – it simply means adapting your personal taste to your new physical frame. It mean embracing your new curves – not fighting them! So, check out some of my favorite fabulous pregnancy style and get your maternity groove on!
MOMMA KNOWS… lingerie for Valentines is a must!
Valentines Day is fast approaching and it’s time to get yourself some new lingerie. Very rarely do we spoil ourselves in this way – but this is more of a gift for him as well as for you. Now a days their is a big trend towards lingerie that’s meant to be seen. Once upon a time it was considered tacky for a bra strap to show – but there are so many gorgeous, sexy pieces that are meant to be seen popping out of low cut blouse… That’s right, lingerie doesn’t have to be purely functional or purely for the bedroom – it’s all about finding great pieces that do it all AND can even add a pop of something extra to your outfit (of course some pieces it might be best to save for private). It’s time to invest on some great new underpinnings that may quickly become some of your favorite wardrobe staples (and you’re significant other is NOT going to be mad at that). Check out some of my favorite lingerie and get ready for Valentines Day in sexy style!
MOMMA LOVES… the turtleneck
So, It’s the middle of January, and most stores are about to start receiving their spring shipments – but it’s still freaking cold out so a great turtleneck is still on the top of my must haves. Whether chunky or fine, rolled or funnel neck – it always looks chic while keeping me warm. A great turtleneck is your best shield against the frigid winter – it’s one of the so incredible pieces that never goes out of style because of its perfect blend of form and function. Whether body conscious and sexy or oversized and cool it’s the top of the season that you cannot be without!! Don’t get left in the cold (ha ha) make sure you’ve got a great turtleneck (or several) to get you through this year’s polar vortex!
MOMMA LOVES… an east west bag (forever)
I’m a girl that loves style and convenience – so I’m ALL about an east west bag. For those of you who might be unfamiliar it’s simply a bag that’s more of a horizontal style than a vertical (or north south) style. Easy to carry, super cute and the added bonus and main selling point (for me) so much easier to quickly and easily find things like keys, wallet, diapers, etc… The east west bag will always be popular and on point and I felt it was time to shine a light on it’s fabulousness (is that a word?). My Balenciaga city bags will always be some of my favorites and the style will never go, well, out of style. Chic, simple and sensible – a great east west bag is an absolute must have… So check out some of my favorite versions of this wardrobe staple.
MOMMA WANTS… pencil skirts (in every length)
I’ve been a mini skirt kind of girl for a million years but I have a new love for pencil skirts. Whether cropped above the knee, right below the knee – or the new popular (although harder to pull off) tea length, which is about mid calf, this look is incredibly chic! Perfect for the office or a night out – this look is super slick sophisticated, lady like yet modern. You could pair these pencil skirts with everything from a feminine blouse, a polished blazer or even a chunky knit – they’re so streamline on the bottom they leave you free to go in any direction on the top. Figure hugging, yet flattering – it’s all about choosing the length and fit that best suits your height and frame. If you’re a petit look for petit sizes or opt for a knee length version, and if you’re taller, pretty much any length goes. These pencil skirts embrace and support your curves whilst still being 100% elegant yet cool. You absolutely have to have one of these go-to skirt in your closet! Check out some of my favorite pencil skirts and figure out how you want to wear them!
MATERNITY MONDAY… pregnancy fashion for expectant moms!
Don’t be anxious about pregnancy fashion – just because you’re with child doesn’t have to mean finding yourself in a style rut. As it so happens, there are incredibly maternity clothes available that actually look just like your normal comfort with a bit of room in the middle for that adorable bump. Figuring out how to style the bump can feel overwhelming (along with everything else that comes with expecting) but there truly is some fabulous pregnancy fashion out there, and I’m here to point it out for you! Stay true to yourself while also making sure you’re comfortable (if you’re not comfortable both physically and stylistically – an outfit simply won’t get worn) and don’t ignore your personal aesthetic. Check out some of my favorite pregnancy fashion this week and get your maternal glow on!