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18 Dresses Under $100 (that you’ll love)

Being a part of the Ebates Savvy Living Community has been so much fun. The discussions over there have inspired me to do a post on chic summer dresses for under $100. What’s not to love about looking chic for less money?! To take it one step further, all these dresses can be found at regular mall stores, like Banana Republic, Macy’s, Kohls, Target and LOFT.

More LOFT…

This Crossover Belted dress above, from LOFT, goes for only $49.50 and is that punchy shade of orange that’s all the rage now.

Here’s a gorgeous maxi dress that could be worn for day, night or even a wedding: Bar III, $59 at Macy’s

Going to a summer wedding? Here’s a Painterly Floral Dress from White House|Black Market that festive, swingy and such a gorgeous color.

More J.Crew…

Need a dress for work or meetings? What I love about this J. Crew Jetty dress ($79) is that you can wear it beyond the office — it multi-tasks, just like you.

Because women need options, here ya go. More of everything!

Casual Day Dresses

Fun, Funky Printed Dresses:

Perfect for a Wedding

Great for the Office:

Can you believe all of these dresses are under $100? Which one strikes your fancy?


New twist: Printed Heel Wedges

Annebeth (StylingDutchman.blogspot) via Chictopia

Printed-heel wedges are just now coming into my radar as a funky twist on a much-loved shoe. The extra color and patterning on the heels keeps things playful and cheeky, making them a good foil for neutral outfits.

While I might just be waking up to these off-beat, printed wonders, it comes as no surprise to me that Annebeth of StylingDutchman.blogspot, styled herself in these adorable wedges last summer. She’s so incredibly creative and has a very stylish sense of what looks fresh right now. Go check out her blog now and then come back, because I have things to show you. I also featured Annebeth in past posts of Tribal Council and Loving: Modern Prairie. She’s got my number, because I love everything she does.

Get Yourself A Pair

These are the easiest pair of heels to reach for in your closet. Wedges are like the training-wheels of high heels, which can be a good place to start after a few days in flats. Wear them with flippy skirts, maxi dresses, wide-leg pants, crops or long shorts. Here are some favorites with lively, printed heels:

Theodora & Callum printed wedge

Lucky Brand Maris wedge

Faryl Robin two-tone wedge **

**Hey Denver/Boulder: You can find these Faryl Robin wedges locally in Boulder at Two Sole Sisters (or online at Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters).

And lastly, for the tribal-inspired, towering wedge of the day…

Asos Haze printed wedge

C’mon, those are some seriously bad-ass shoes for less than $100 and would look amazing with a pair of black crops.

Which ones would you wear?


Related Posts:

Tribal Council

Loving: Modern Prairie

Wedges: Step Right Up

Shop Locally:

Two Sole Sisters


1703 Pearl St.
Boulder, Colorado

Tribal Council

TurquoisePassion via Chictopia

There’s been a healthy injection of tribal prints in the stores and it’s a look you can work into pieces you already have. The bold graphics wake up your wardrobe basics and really spice up them up. You can easily tone them down by slipping on a cardigan or jacket on top or play them up and make the print the center of attention. Maybe it’s just me, but when I see a woman in a funky, colorful, graphic print, it makes me think she’s artistic, easy-going and probably knows where to find a great pair of dangling earrings. I also think, she’s got to have a sense of humor, because who could be serious in this joyous riot of color and pattern!

LissaKahayon via Chictopia.com

The look from TurquoisePassion from Austin, TX (above) is dead on for a cocktail party, date night or girls’ night out. If you wanted to take this look to work, just switch out the flowy skirt for a pencil skirt or slight a-line and you’re good to go. It also would be perfect with pants or crops. You could do so much with this one top — I love it!

The second look by LissaKahayon of Manila, Philippines takes a colorful tribal skirt (which she wore as a top last year and then shortened it) and works it as a great transitional piece. She’s showing hers with bare legs and a tank top, but I could easily see this with a pair of tights, lace-up ankle boots or knee-high boots as well when the weather is cold. Great for work and casual.

Lastly, I came across another winning look from Annebeth from Antwerp, Belgium. You might remember her from another posting earlier this year in May, when I did Loving: Modern Prairie. I swear I’m not stalking her, I just loved how she styled this tribal top and high-waisted pant and then I realized it was the same fantastic girl from before. Obviously, she had loads and loads of style. At first blush, this might look like a simple top and pant combo, but when you look more closely you can see that Annebeth layered her tribal print top with a smaller print scarf in red and then topped it off with a gold filigree necklace. This is exactly how to mix prints with one big print as the focus and then adding a smaller print to complement it. Usually, you’d find common ground between the prints with one of the colors, but I’m sure even that’s a guideline to break.

Annebeth via Chictopia.com

Close-up of Annebeth's print

Enjoy these tribal looks from these three style galleries via Chictopia.com today. I think you’ll like incorporating a tribal piece into your fall/winter wardrobe. I’ve already been happily sampling this look. A few months back, I stumbled upon an ikat print tank top at Urban Outfitters and being reasonably priced, I bought it without even trying it on (which I never do). In the two months I’ve had it, I’ve worn it probably six times already, both casually and dressed-up for dinner with friends. It’s one of those pieces that I’m so glad to have.

On the Hunt Locally:

Anthropologie – Kediri Tee

Or click on a picture to find online retail for these Tracy Reece, DVF or Asos tops:

Have a great day!