MOMMA’S UNDER $100… cheap and chic


hmmmm… what can I find for under $100 that’s both cheap and chic?

One of the greatest feelings is finding looks you love that are both cheap and chic.  Everybody loves a deal and everybody loves to look good and these two things do not need to be mutually exclusive!  There are so many amazing retailers out there that are able to provide us with cheap and chic options for our wardrobes that will have everyone around you asking where you got that!  Let’s face it, we want to look smart and feel smart so getting great stylish pieces that update your look without breaking the bank is a no brainer.  So check out my favorite cheap and chic looks of the week that will have you ready for fall!

Asos dress

Asos dress $63

Nasty Gal cuff

Nasty Gal cuff $25

Asos shoes

Asos shoes $81

Zara clutch

Zara clutch $49.90

New Look sweater

New Look sweater $42

Nasty Gal trousers

Nasty Gal trousers $68

Rue Gembon ring

Rue Gembon ring $42

Topshop pumps

Topshop pumps $85

Forever 21 bag

Forever 21 bag $27.90

Zara top

Zara top $39.90

Vesper skirt

Vesper skirt $68.08

Jules Smith cuffs

Jules Smith cuffs $45

Steve Madden sandals

Steve Madden sandals $89.95

Forever 21 bag

Forever 21 bag $24.90

Topshop blouse

Topshop blouse $85

Blank Denim jeans

Blank Denim jeans $88

Jules Smith necklace

Jules Smith necklace $49

Forever 21 booties

Forever 21 booties $34.90

Big Buddha bag

Big Buddha bag $95

Topshop dress

Topshop dress $70

Rue Gembon ear jackets

Rue Gembon ear jackets $58

Nine West sandals

Nine West sandals $79.95

Nina clutch

Nina clutch $89


MOMMA NEEDS… slide sandals

While summer is winding down slide sandals are still hot hot hot.  While, I’ve never been a big fan of the Birkenstock look, it is, undoubtably a thing.  Fortunately, these slide sandals aren’t strictly for the inner hippies – there are many reinventions of these comfy shoes to satisfy those of us who prefer a more modern, slick approach to footwear.  All of that said, the truth is, these shoes are fantastic – they are perfect for being on your feet all day and now that they’re officially stylish they tick that box too!  Check out my favorite slide sandals and get them while they’re hot and wear them till it’s cold!

Pedro Garcia slides

Pedro Garcia slides $540

Ancient Greek sandals

Ancient Greek sandals $255

Birkenstock sandals

Birkenstock sandals $139.95

Kendall & Kylie slides

Kendall & Kylie slides $79.95

Isabel Marant slides

Isabel Marant slides $495

Loeffler Randall slides

Loeffler Randall slides $225

Tory Burch slides

Tory Burch slides $125

Forever 21 sandals

Forever 21 sandals $24.90

Alexander McQueen slides

Alexander McQueen slides $745

Helmut Lang slide sandals

Helmut Lang sandals $495

Kate Spade sandals

Kate Spade sandals $198

Splendid slides

Splendid slides $88

Gucci slides

Gucci slides $595

Loeffler Randall shearling slides

Loeffler Randall shearling slides $250

Joie sandals

Joie sandals $125

Adidas sandals

Adidas sandals $29.95

MOMMA LOVES… extraordinary bags


This Alexander McQueen will always be one of my favorite extraordinary bags!

I did my fantasy footwear earlier but now it’s all about the extraordinary bags that truly take accessories out of their preverbal boxes.  These are the completely out there, statement pieces that transform your basics into wows style moments.  These extraordinary bags hold your favorite lipstick (one of them even comes with lipstick) and all the bits and pieces your need but they are also a great talking point and fashionista favorite.  For those Sex and the City fans, one of my favorite Carrie style moments was when Big gave her the the Judith Leiber swan clutch – while seemingly bizarre it was so crazy that it worked in all the right ways.  So check out my favorite extraordinary bags and think about what’s missing from your wardrobe – it’s not always obvious…

Tom Ford lipstick clutch

Tom Ford lipstick clutch $3950

Charlotte Olympia clutch

Charlotte Olympia clutch $1195

ONE by Ashlyn'd clutch

ONE by Ashlyn’d clutch $375

Aldo clutch

Aldo clutch $63

Paula Cademartori bag

Paula Cademartori bag $1845

Lulu Guinness clutch

Lulu Guinness clutch $439

Kate Spade bag

Kate Spade bag $298

Nasty Gal bag

Nasty Gal bag $48

Olympia Le Tan clutch

Olympia Le Tan clutch $1880

MCM robot bag

MCM robot bag $1295

Rebecca Minkoff bag

Rebecca Minkoff bag $195

Aldo clutch

Aldo clutch $63

Anya Hindmarsh bag

Anya Hindmarsh bag $2550

Alexander McQueen clutch

Alexander McQueen clutch $1525

Kate Spade clutch

Kate Spade clutch $398

Nasty Gal clutch

Nasty Gal clutch $58

MOMMA LOVES… little black bags

The perfect little black bag is a

The perfect little black bag never goes out of style.

Your little black dress (and really everything in your wardrobe) could always use some little black bags to go with your look.  I’m a huge fan of using colorful accessories to pop your look,  but there is always, ALWAYS room in every wardrobe for the basics.  These black bags don’t necessarily need to be little – it’s just the idea of a simple accessory that goes everywhere and never goes out of style.  These are the accessories that will, time and time again, be your go-to.  These are the little bags that take you from the school run, to the office to date night without ever looking wrong.  They are classic accessories that may nod to a particular trend but the neutral color way keeps it from looking dated (and it also helps hide wear and tear).  So, check out my favorite little black bags to suit all your wardrobe needs with style and endurance.

Fendi peek a boo bag

Fendi peek a boo bag $3750

Anya Hindmarsh bag

Anya Hindmarsh bag $1450

Michael Michael Kors bag

Michael Michael Kors bag $300

Asos bag

Asks bag $99

Stella McCartney bag

Stella McCartney bag $2185

Vanessa Seward bag

Vanessa Seward bag $530

Kate Spade bag

Kate Spade bag $298

Forever 21 bag

Forever 21 bag $19.90

Chloe bag

Chloe bag $1850

3.1 Phillip Lim bag

3.1 Phillip Lim bag $850

Rebecca Minkoff bag

Rebecca Minkoff bag $295

Topshop bag

Topshop bag $70

Saint Laurent bag

Saint Laurent bag $2950

Alexander Wang bag

Alexander Wang bag $825

Tory Burch bag

Tory Burch bag $295

Nasty Gal bag

Nasty Gal bag $48


MOMMA LOVES… leopard print bags and shoes


Welcome to the jungle – leopard prints rule the accessory kingdom!

Popping your outfit with great leopard print bags and shoes is always a good idea.  Maybe not at the same time, but these accessories are the perfect addition to any wardrobe.  I always say to play up classic outfit with a more wild accessory and leopard print bags and shoes give you exactly this.  Think a simple pair of jeans and white t-shirt or little black dress the addition of a little animal print.  The look goes immediately from lifeless to spectacular by styling it with great leopard print bags and shoes.  I know a lot of people get anxious when it comes to incorporating prints into their look, which is why accessories are the perfect avenue to go – remember, keep the rest of the look simple and then wow them with the great animal patterns.  So, check out my favorite leopard print bags and shoes and pop your outfit with some wow factor.

Valentino bag

Valentino bag $3595

Stella McCartney bag

Stella McCartney bag $1200

Coach bag

Coach bag $375

Street Level bag

Street Level bag $54

Dolce & Gabbana bag

Dolce & Gabbana bag $1495

Time's Arrow bag

Time’s Arrow bag $417

Rebecca Minkoff bag

Rebecca Minkoff bag $265

Menbur clutch

Menbur clutch $58

Francesco Russo shoes

Francesco Russo shoes $1635

Christian Louboutin pumps

Christian Louboutin pumps $825

Diane von Furstenberg shoes

Diane von Furstenberg shoes $272

Asos boots

Asos boots $81

Valentino pumps

Valentino pumps $1445

Manolo Blahnik sandals

Manolo Blahnik sandals $745

Michael Michael Kors boots

Michael Michael Kors boots $275

Steve Madden pumps

Steve Madden pumps $109.95


MOMMA’S UNDER $100… great looks for less


Get the look for less – everything for under $100 baby!

Achieving great looks for less money isn’t just fun, it’s like a sport.  Knowing the trends you want to hit and avoiding the high priced items without sacrificing the aesthetic you’re looking for  We love fashion but that doesn’t always mean we can afford the pricey items so finding the same fabulous looks for less always makes me happy.  Noting like the surprised look on someone’s face when they compliment your look and you tell them it’s Forever 21.  Accessible fashion is the way forward – so take pride in your incredible style for under $100 because it looks great without giving you that guilty feeling.  So check out my favorite looks for less this week and have fun hunting for the style you crave at amazingly affordable prices.

Topshop dress

Topshop dress $75

Nasty Gal cuff earring

Nasty Gal cuff earring $90

Forever 21 shoes

Forever 21 shoes $29.90

Glint Linear clutch

Glint Linear clutch $58

Wilde Heart romper

Wilde Heart romper $77

Tai bracelet

Tai bracelet $70

Steve Madden sandals

Steve Madden sandals $69.95

Forever 21 bag

Forever 21 bag $22.90

Zara top

Zara top $49.90

Endless Rose pencil skirt

Endless Rose pencil skirt $69

Juliet & Company necklace

Juliet & Company necklace $64

Charles by Charles David pumps - great looks for less

Charles by Charles David pumps $98.95

Steve Madden bag

Steve Madden bag $78

Topshop top

Topshop top $50

Blank jeans

Blank jeans $88

Topshop blazer

Topshop blazer $95

Nordstrom earrings

Nordstrom earrings $24

Steve Madden booties

Steve Madden booties $99.95

Forever 21 bag

Forever 21 bag $27.90

Nasty Gal dress

Nasty Gal dress $58

Gorjana arm cuff - great looks for less

Gorjana arm cuff $70

Topshop sandals

Topshop sandals $80


From St. Xavier clutch

From St. Xavier clutch $98

MOMMA LOVES… flat booties (all year long)


Keep trucking in the perfect flat ankle boots for year round style!

I am all about some great flat booties – with skinny jeans or with a little sun dress the look is super chic, simple and comfortable.  One wouldn’t ordinarily consider boots for the summer time but these little ankle versions are great all year round!  These flat booties are always in style and therefor, a great investment.  Where them now, where them later – there aren’t a whole lot of shoes you can really say that about but these ones are a year round favorite.  The great thing about the right pair of flat booties is that they polish of your look with ease (they’re super easy to walk in) and style.  These are the perfect transitional footwear – they’re not only seasons but they also take you perfectly from a playdate at the park to brunch with friends to and evening out! So check out my favorite pairs of flat booties and wear them with your favorite sundresses to extend their life into fall and then keep on going…

Ann Demeulemeester boots

Ann Demeulemeester boots $1365

Rag & Bone boots

Rag & Bone boots $525

Frye boots

Frye boots $378

Sole Society bootie

Sole Society bootie $99.95

Chloe boots

Chloe boots $1345

Ash boots

Ash boots $460

Topshop boots

Topshop boots $150

Asos boots

Asos boots $76

Giuseppe Zanotti boots

Giuseppe Zanetti boots $1595

See by chloe boots

See by chloe boots $460

Joie boots

Joie boots $360

Minnetonka boots

Minnetonka boots $57.95

Jimmy Choo boots

Jimmy Choo boots $995

Toga booties

Toga booties $516

Michael Michael Kors boots

Michael Michael Kors boots $195

Forever 21 boots

Forever 21 boots $39.90

MOMMA LOVES… fabulous footwear

As the hottest new shoes for the next season are becoming available I have to do my fabulous footwear post which is a long time favorite of mine… The Carrie Bradshaw in me is completely drawn to the most fantastical, aspirational wild and crazy pieces that look more suitable to a museum than the street.  Thanks to innovative designers such as Sophia Webster and Charlotte Olympia we can sometimes take the dive and invest in these wearable works of art.  They’re fun, they’re whimsical and they’re what I call water cooler shoes.  True fabulous footwear never goes unnoticed, they make men, women and children stop and comment.  They can be crazy expensive and simply be aspirational but they’re too fun not to take about, so check out my favorite latest and greatest fabulous footwear for the upcoming season!

Giuseppe Zanotti sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti sandals $1735

Aquazzura sandals

Aquazzura sandals $895

Sophia Webster shoes

Sophia Webster shoes $550

Zara pumps

Zara pumps $119

Charlotte Olympia sandals

Charlotte Olympia sandals $1295

LAMB sandals

LAMB sandals $345

Jeffrey Campbell shoes

Jeffrey Campbell shoes $160

Express sandals

Express sandals $79.90

Dolce & Gabbana sandals

Dolce & Gabbana sandals $1395

Christian Louboutin pumps

Christian Louboutin pumps $795

Kate Spade cat pumps

Kate Spade cat pumps $350

Steve Madden sandals

Steve Madden sandals $129.95

Nicholas Kirkwood pumps

Nicholas Kirkwood pumps $1595

Sophia Webster shoes

Sophia Webster shoes $580

Alice & Olivia pumps

Alice & Olivia pumps $360

Topshop sandals

Topshop sandals $80

MOMMA WANTS… to watch out for watches


They’re very different but I love these watches! Talk about form and function!

I’m someone that’s always on time so I’ve always worn watches.  Years ago my husband (then boyfriend) gave me a rolex for Christmas which I absolutely love – its a men’s size so it has the practicality of time telling but feels like a pieces of jewelry.  This has always been my go-to but in recent years thanks to the iPhone and not wanting to scratch my baby with it I’ve worn it less and less… The the apple watches came out.  I am a sucker for all apple products so, of course I had to have it…  Yes it tells time, but I also love the fitness element, this watch was less about the fashion and all about the technology.  It also reignited my love for watches and for the first time I thought I should be posting about all the latest, greatest watches both for the fashion savvy and the tech lovers out there.  Check out my favorite watches and lets go back to using our phones for calls, texts and social media…


Rolex $3750

Apple I-watch

Apple I-watch $349

Kate Spade

Kate Spade $195

New Look

New Look $32


Hermes $3195


Shinola $525

Michael Kors

Michael Kors $395


Nixon $80


IWC $7110

Tory Burch

Tory Burch $895

Sara Designs

Sara Designs $372

New Balance sports watch

New Balance sports watch $34.99


Cartier $4995


Movado $595


Samsung smart watch

Samsung smart watch $299.99

La Mer collections

La Mer collections $84



MOMMA’S UNDER $100…. super stylish savings


Go on, take a look and see what’s under $100 this week…

One of my favorite things to search for are super stylish savings that give me best fashions for a great price.  It’s putting together entire outfits where everything piece is under $100.  This is a modern era and even style icons like Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama know the importance of mixing high and low – so there’s great clout in those stylish savings.  Fabulous pieces that carry the all important shock value of their incredibly low price tags.  Affordable fashion is the new new – stylish savings are on trend and sure to get all of your friends asking where you go that…  It’s true, you truly can have your cake and afford it too! Check out my favorite stylish savings of the week and enjoy being frugal, fashionable and fabulous.

Forever 21 dress

Forever 21 dress $44.90

Moon and Star earring and cuff set

Moon and Star earring and cuff set $20

Asos shoes

Asos shoes $73

Skinny Dip London bag

Skinny Dip London bag $65

Forever 21 top

Forever 21 top $17.90

Asos skirt

Asos skirt $46

Juliet & Co necklace

Juliet & Co necklace $77

Charles by Charles David pumps

Charles by Charles David pumps $98.95

Zara bag

Zara bag $59.99

Vila camisole

Vila camisole $51

Forever 21 shorts

Forever 21 shorts $32.90

Rebecca Minkoff cuff

Rebecca Minkoff cuff $98

Zara sandals

Zara sandals $19.99

Nasty Gal bag

Nasty Gal bag $68

Topshop playsuit

Topshop playsuit $90

Rue Gembon earrings

Rue Gembon earrings $42

Steve Madden sandals

Steve Madden sandals $79.95

Forever 21 bag

Forever 21 bag $22.90

Asos dress

Asos dress $57

Adia Kibur necklace

Adia Kibur necklace $47.50

Daisy Street shoes

Daisy Street shoes $51

Big Buddha bag

Big Buddha bag $65