MOMMA LOVES… fab fashion under 100 dollars

Kids are expensive and yes, we have to make plenty of sacrifices…  Lucky for us, just because we don’t have as much disposable income doesn’t mean we have to skimp on personal style. There is just SO much amazing fashion under 100 dollars to keep us looking chic on a budget!  In fact, February 9th, another major high end meets the masses collaboration is making its debut – Peter Pilotto for Target…  Mark it on your calendar’s people – not since Isabel Marant for H&M have fashionistas been in such a tizzy to get their hands on something…  Peter Pilotto are a design duo based in the UK who are renowned for their incredible silhouettes and other worldly prints.  Ordinarily their designs start around $1k so this is pretty major, so stay tuned for some incredible fashion for under 100 dollars from their Target collection!  In the meantime, check out some of the other amazing clothes, accessories and jewelry that will make you look like a million dollars without breaking the bank!

fashion under 100 dollars

Bobi cashmere and terri jacket $96


Mango top $41.80

free people skirt

Free People skirt $88

forever 21 sandals

Forever 21 sandals $8.80


Vila trench coat $92.60


Asos top $22.22


Jones + Jones skirt $74.08


River Island shoes $92.60

juliet and company necklace

Juliet and Company necklace $80


Asos dress $37.04

fashion under 100 dollars

Asos bag $29.63

Free People strappy bra

Free People strappy bra $58

free people button down

Free People button down $88

Blank boyfriend jeans

Blank Denim boyfriend jeans $88

shoes cult sandals

Shoe Cult sandals $68


Oasis top $64.82


Asos skirt $70.37

Aldo bag

Aldo bag $55

Forever 21 sandal

Forever 21 sandal $32.80

Tai bracelet

Tai bracelet $50 (nice to stack a couple of these together)
tai bracelet in mint

Tai bracelet $50


Asos dress $64.82


Asos clutch $64.82

Zara sandals

Zara sandals $59.90

Helmut Lang tee

Helmut Lang tee $90


New Look necklace $27.76

Blank denim jeans

Blank Denim jeans $78


Oasis blazer $74.08


Asos shoes $74.08

and stay tuned for February 9th…  Peter Pilotto for Target… Get your print on!

peter pilotto for target

Peter Pilotto for Target coming Feb. 9th 2014

MOMMA KNOWS… gift guide for women – everything she wants under $100

Women are generally easier to shop for than men… simply because we ARE women, so we know what we like.  But I wanted to do a gift guide for women under $100, great gifts for your moms, sisters, friends and coworkers.  There is so much out there and gift buying can truly be overwhelming, so I wanted to break some top gift options down into categories: beauty, accessories, jewelry, home, tech, candles and misc.  There are great options for all the women on your list… perhaps even a few things you’ll want to keep for yourself…


stila lip gloss set

Still lip gloss set $28

bumble and bumble blow dry

Bumble and Bumble blow dry kit $12

metallic nail foil wraps

Nail Rock metallic nail foil wraps $12

sephora makeup brush set

Sephora makeup brushes kit $62

bliss body care set

Bliss body wash and moisturizer set $33


missoni knit scarf

Missoni scarf $99
*** I have a theory that everyone would love something from Missoni.


Marc by Marc Jacobs wallet $90

feed guatemala bag

Feed Guatemala bag $50
*** the proceeds from these bags go towards feeding 1 child for 1 year – comes in lots of beautiful designs!

N. Peal cashmere gloves

N. Peal cashmere gloves $57.75

leopard print zara scarf

Zara scarf $29.90

rebecca minkoff monogram pouch

Rebecca Minkoff monogram pouch $50

mukluks slippers

Muk Luks slippers $29.95

yarnz scarf

Yarnz scarf $60


elizabeth and james rings

Elizabeth and James double ring $95

dogeared skull earrings

Dogeared skull earrings $40

kevia cuff

Kevia cuff $95

kate spade initial pendant

Kate Spade initial pendant $58


diptyque candle

Diptyque Baies candle $60

tocca candle

Tocca Stella candle $38

spiced vanilla candle bendels

Henri Bendel spiced vanilla candle $30 (or 2 for $50)



cutting board purse

cutting board purse $48

Philips hue downlight lamp

Philips Hue downlighting $60
*** control lighting in the house from your iPhone with this technology

hamilton beach juicer

Hamliton Beach juicer $59

picture frame

Argento SC picture frame $28

vanity fair coffee table book

Vanity Fair 100 years coffee table book $33.39


diane von fursetenberg ipad case

Diane Von Fursterberg iPad case $74.70

marc by marc iphone case

Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone case $38

hmdc jam plus wireless speaker

HMDX jam plus wireless speaker $60

apple tv

Apple TV $99
*** now you can watch the shows and movies you want when he’s not around.

besties iphone cases

Besties Iphone cases (set of 2) $25


vino 2 go

AD N ART vino to go $14.95

polaroid instant camera

Polaroid instant camera $80

tempour all in one

Tempour all in one $39.95 – chills, filters, pours and stops.

designer handbag mugs

Designer handbag mugs $21

MOMMA LOVES… fashion under 100 dollars

Money can get super tight this time of year and the person we spend money on last is usually ourself… So, I wanted to do another one of my favorite fashion under 100 dollars.  Three outfits for six different occasions and every item in the look is under $100.  Just because you don’t want to spend a lot on style doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice it. I know, as a mom, I can’t spend on myself the way I once did.  I think more about what I choose to buy – how much wear I can get out of it and how flexible it is – so I thought I would style these looks together to show you what to buy and how to wear it…

From the Park to Brunch:

zara blouse under $100

Zara blouse $59.90

hm jeans under 100

H&M skinny jeans $19.95

Puffer under $100

Zara puffer jacket $99.90

hm boots under 100

H&M boots $69.95

forever 21 tote

Forever 21 tote $24.80

From desk to date:

hm jacket

H&M dinner jacket $34.95

top under $100

Asos top $45.37

zara trousers under 100

Zara printed pants $69.90

zara ankle boot under 100

Zara ankle boot $99.90

zara bag under 100

Zara bag $59.90

From dinner to party:


Asos camisole $21.78


New Look necklace $45.35

under $100

Asos sequin mini skirt $54.45


Asos blazer $81.67

zara clutch bag under $100

Zara clutch $79.90

wolford tights

Wolford matte opaque tights $55
*** these are the ultimate tights – I am obsessed and ask for them for xmas every year – they are pricey but, honestly, THE BEST!


Asos tights $14.52 (wanted to give another alternative for tights)

under $100

Asos platform shoes $99.82 (for the more daring shoe addicts)

zara sandal

Zara sandal $99.90 (still wild but a bit safer)

MOMMA NEEDS… Fab fashion under 100 dollars

Happy weekend before Thanksgiving!  Today I am grateful for all the amazing fashion under $100 that I get to share with you.  With all the gift giving we have ahead of us, budgeting what we spend on ourselves is more important than ever – but that doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style!  Here are just a few of the amazing finds I’ve seen this week…

dress under $100

Topshop dress $92

necklace under $100

H&M necklace $34.95

accessories under $100

Forever 21 scarf $9.80

jacket under $100

Zara jacket $89.90

fashion under $100

Zara top $69.90

jacket under $100

H&M jacket $69.95

tuxedo pant under $100

H&M tuxedo pants $59.95

fashion under $100

H&M skirt $49.95

fashion under $100

H&M blouse $39.95

dress under $100

TFNC dress $71.19

pants under $100

Asos peg pants $39.16

fashion under $100

Pull & Bear sweater $55.38

fashion under $100

H&M knit leggings $29.95

accessories under $100

Topshop metal cuff $25

lbd under $100

Zara dress $59.90

bag under $100

Zara bag $99.90

lbd under $100

Asos dress $74.75

shoes under $100

Zara shoes $49.90

accessories under $100

H&M belt $17.95

shoes under $100

River Island shoes $80.09

fashion under $100

Zara pencil skirt $49.90

dress under $100

H&M dress $59.95

necklace under $100

Asos coin necklace $44.50

River Island cross body bag

River Island bag $35.60

burgundy jeans topshop

Topshop jeans $76

MOMMA NEEDS… sparkly dresses for the holidays

Its holiday time ladies, so here it is, more party dresses for us!  I’m focusing this post specifically on sparkly, shiny metallic dresses for all of your party needs – just because your a momma doesn’t mean you can’t be dazzling.  Nothing transforms you as quickly as a sparkly frock, its amazing what a little shine can do.  It may sound crazy, but dressing up is good for the soul.  There are so few opportunities to do so and putting on a beautiful dress and doing your hair and makeup can truly breathe new life into you…  The chance to not just be a mom for an evening but to be the glamorous woman we forget we can be most of the year.  It seems so daunting, but try to enjoy it, and I’ll help out with some of my top dresses at every price point!  PS – stay tuned, I will be following this up with a post for holiday style options for our little ones in a bit..


Saint Laurent metallic dress

Saint Laurent dress $8490

donna karan sparkle dress net

Donna Karan dress $2495

herve Leger  dress sparkle

Herve Leger dress $1550

marc jacobs sparkle dress saks

Marc Jacobs dress $2100

UNDER $1000:

vivienne westood sparkle dress

Vivienne Westwood dress $765

haute hippie sparkle dress

Haute Hippie dress $795

UNDER $750:

issa metallic dress under

Issa dress $725

sue wong metallic dress

Sue Wong dress $508

alice and olivia sparkle

Alice and Olivia dress $596

UNDER $500:

Shoshanna metallic dress under 500 saks

Shoshanna dress $360

parker sparkle dress

Parker dress $374

ali ro metallic dress under saks 500

Ali Ro dress $308

bcbg metallic dress

BCBG dress $398

aidan mattox under $500

Aidan Mattox dress $365

UNDER $250

club monaco sparkle dress

Club Monaco dress $198.50

zara sparkle dress

Zara dress $119

topshop sparkle dress

Topshop dress $140

Sparke dress

MICHAEL by Michael Kors dress $175

UNDER $100:

metallic dress

Asos dress $88.99

nasty gal under $100

Nasty Gal dress $68

aqua dress under $100

Aqua dress $75.60

UNDER $50:

forever21 dress under $50

Forever 21 dress $22.80

bb dakota sparkle dress under $50

BB Dakota dress $46



As promised, and just in time for the start of holiday season, I wanted to bring you my top party dresses for under $100.  Lets face it, we buy these dresses because we want to look amazing during holiday time, but the truth is we only wear them a handful of times… So, I wanted to feature dresses that will make my fellow mommas feel like a million dollars, but won’t cost an arm and leg.  There were SO many amazing options it was hard to pick just a few, so this may be a reoccurring blog post… but for now,  here are my top picks!

little black dress under $100

Asos dress $49.83 available at (also available in red)

cocktail dress under $100

Elise Ryan dress $97.89 available at

cocktail dress under $100

Zara dress $79.90 available at

evening dress under $100

Asos dress $62.29 available at

lace dress under $100 bloomies

Kamilikulture dress $98 available at

party dress under $100

H&M dress $69.95 available at

little black dress under $100

Warehouse dress $99.67 available at

cocktail dress under $100

TFNC dress $80.09 available at

dress under $100 H&M

H&M dress $34.95 available at

cocktail dress under $100

Asos dress $71.19 available at

zara white dress under $100

Zara dress $49.90 available at

holiday dress under $100

Asos dress $56.95 available at

holiday dress under $100

Asos dress $67.63 available at

cocktail dress under $100

Zara dress $79.90 available at