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Best buys under $100

12th March, 2021

Compiling this post every month always results in unearthing some great buys. I’ve always been a firm believer that a stylish look doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and I’ve always favoured a high-low mix when it comes to my wardrobe. I’ll work back affordable pieces with slightly pricier items, and firmly believe an expensive price tag doesn’t always equate to great style. I’ve found some fun fashion pieces for under $100 that will become a welcome addition to your outfit repertoire.

Simple jewellery that can be worn on a day to day basis is always an important part of any accessories collection, and these earrings definitely fit the brief. They’re versatile enough to be worn in several different ways while still elevating any outfit.

This jumpsuit is such a great casual look option. Plus it’s a great option to have on hand on those days when I just want a simple, unfussy outfit. Worn with sandals or sneakers, it’s an easy way to do off duty dressing.

A little Bottega-esque, this pouch with its puffed, quilted texture is right on trend. Use it to add a little injection of fun to look, plus it’s a great size to carry your daily essentials.

I’m a huge fan of layering necklaces, and this choker achieves the effect without having to fuss around trying to determine which necklace goes with this. Love the celestial theme too.

I am always on the hunt for the perfect white tee so this top caught my eye because it has a polished feel which means it can be worn in a casual way, but can still be paired back with slightly dressier looks.

Now that we’re heading into autumn/winter, a pair of great black pants is a must. I can see this being worn with a tee or a button down, layered with a jumper and coat, and making for such a stylish, yet cosy ensemble.

The colour and cut of this dress makes it such a great after dark look. The green hue is a fun alternative to the LBD, while the streamlined silhouette ensure it still looks elegant.

A denim shirt is one of those things that if you don’t have one yet, you won’t realise just how versatile it is. This Levi’s number is a great hue for doing a double denim pairing.

Black slides are such a great addition to any shoe wardrobe. I’ve always found them to be easy to pair with multiple looks, plus the simple and elegant style ensures it can be worn in myriad ways.

A dainty cuff makes a great layering piece, and this style would make a pretty addition to any jewellery stack. Or you could allow it to shine on its own and use it to add the perfect finishing touch to an outfit.

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Best buys under $100

12th February, 2021

I’m excited for this month’s best buys under $100 because there are some truly great pieces that are definitely worth adding to cart. I’ve rounded up some affordable wardrobe buys that are perfect for updating your current look, but also a few little accessories that will help you do everything from get organised to brighten up an outfit. So, prepare to welcome a few new additions into your closet.

This shirt dress has the kind of fashion forward design that looks expensive but in reality comes in at under $100. If you snap up the dress in the other colour way you’ll even score yourself an extra 30% off. So, bookmark this because you can wear it on a date, out with friends or just because.

Casual dresses that can be easily thrown on without too much styling involved are a lifesaver. This dress is the ideal comfy casual option for heading to the beach or just over the weekend chilling out. The colour is also super versatile making it a real bargain buy.

If you’re going to invest in beautiful clothes you have to be prepared to care for them. But it can also be tricky determining exactly what to use. Enter this set just in time for autumn/winter. It’s a cashmere/wool wash set that will make caring for winter woolies much easier.

I have spoken of my love of oversized denim jackets of late and this is one perfect example of it. The faded black wash, combined with the relaxed silhouette make it ideal for the popping over many an outfit.

Earrings are one of the best and easiest ways to transform the look and feel of an outfit. This gold pair is fun enough to make a statement but not so OTT that it can’t be worn with multiple looks.

Balloon sleeves? Tick. Ruched bodice? Tick. Beautiful print? Tick. This top ticks all the boxes and is the kind of thing that can I could see pairing as beautifully with a skirt or pants as it does with denim.

I’m all about practical but attractive storage and organisation options and this is cosmetic case is roomy enough to house most beauty products, but not so oversized that it can’t fit easily into most bathroom drawers.

With a slight nod to Bottega Veneta’s puffed shoe range, this is a stylish and sexy addition to any event wardrobe. I love the fact that it’s sleek and simple enough in design that it can play well with most looks easily.

Good, practical basics are the cornerstone of most wardrobes and this black bodysuit fits into that category. I love a bodysuit as it removes any wayward garments becoming untucked, plus it achieves a really clean line.

I’m all for practical and affordable sun protection and this bucket hat is just the thing that you can pop into your bag for everyday use. Also black is an easy one to work with as it can be paired back with multiple looks.

Hello, perfect white tee. Love this as a layering piece heading into winter, but it’s also ideal on its own tucked into shorts, a skirt or jeans. It’s another score in the great basics department.

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Best buys under $100

22nd January, 2021

While the height of sale time has come and gone, it doesn’t mean there aren’t any great buys to be found right now. It’s always fun to pulling together this edit because there are so many affordable finds to be found. In fact, this month I’ve rounded up various finds (including one super luxe beauty find) that will certainly brighten up your month.

Love the crossback feature of this dress. The simplicity of this style means it’s easily reworked in different looks with a quick change in accessories. All that and at under $100 too.

Le Specs are one of my fave sunglasses brands simply because they have such a great range at such a good price point. I’m really loving this style with its tortoiseshell frame and oval shape making it a classic piece to finish off any outfit.

Ah Byredo. They do such beautiful products, from candles to lotions. And if your hands are currently taking a beating from all the handwashing you’re doing, then definitely add this cream to cart. It’s a great scent and feels like such a special treat every time you use it.

A flattering kimono style dress at an affordable price. Love the crisp white colour and the ultra feminine silhouette. This would be great paired with flats or a dainty sandal.

You can’t tell here but this skirt has a delicate plisse finish which makes it worth it for that alone. Love the polka dot print, and the monochrome makes it super versatile.

This little playsuit is perfect for the beach or a casual outing. Just pair it with some slides and you’re set.

Who doesn’t love a pretty (and affordable) floral dress? There’s lots to love here: the sweetheart neckline, subtle puff sleeve and the simple and elegant print.

It’s all about Bottega Veneta right now and this is a close dupe to their quilted leather mules. This chocolate shade is such a great one to add depth to any dressy look, and it’s a versatile hue too.

Simple espadrille slides are a summer staple and this pair with its crossover straps is a fun addition to a beach look.

Red and pink is such a vibrant and fun colour combination, and when you throw a polka dot print in the mix you’ve got yourself a winner. This slip dress style is the kind of thing that’s made for a night of dinner and drinks.

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Best buys under $100

18th December, 2020

We’re inching ever so close to the holiday break and this means many of us may still be in the midst of snapping up Christmas presents, getting ready to head out of town on holiday or simply in serious prep mode for the big day next week. If you’re doing any of those things, then you may just be on the hunt to snap up a fashion gem or two, whether it’s to gift to family or friends, or simply to treat yourself with something for the summer ahead.

So, to make it easier I’ve rounded up some seriously great buys that all come in at under $100. From dresses to accessories, shoes and tops, I’ve covered it all below—and the best bit is, your credit card won’t be getting a serious workout.

Polka dot prints are a classic so they’re guaranteed to be a constant in your wardrobe, year after year. This sweet tea dress is the kind of style that can be dressed up or down, worn with heels or flats, and easily fits many different occasions.

Puff sleeves are everywhere and this top is a great way to dip your toe into the trend. The shirred bodice and the pink gingham work together to create a style that’s sweet without being saccharine.

Snap this up now! It’s such a great price for a Calvin Klein crop, and I love the rainbow trim which just adds to the fun, while the black keeps it versatile.

A black bodysuit is one of those things that once you have one, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it. This is a great staple to have as you can wear it with jeans, a skirt or shorts and top and you don’t have to fuss around with having to tuck yourself in every five seconds.

Cat eye sunglasses are one of my favourite styles and I have dozens of them in my collection. This Le Specs pair is subtle and elegant making it a great piece to have around all summer.

If you’ve added get fit to your new year’s resolution list, now might be the time to pick up some cute gym pieces. This sports bra is one that will see you through many a workout.

Square neck tops are definitely having a moment, and this dusty pink style with its keyhole feature is the kind of thing that can instantly update a look and give it an on-trend feel.

Espadrilles. They’re a summer staple year after year, and such a comfy alternative to heels. Also, you can bookmark them for the days when (hopefully in the not too distant future) you may just find yourself navigating cobblestoned streets during a European summer.

One of the building blocks of any wardrobe, now is a good a time as any to stock up on a white tank. The square neck is very now and oh-so flattering too.

These Arizona Love sandals have become Insta-famous, and now is your chance to snap them up for a reduced price. They’re also so ridiculously comfortable, you’ll wonder how you ever survive without them.

Thongs have quietly made a comeback when it comes to polished casual wear and this style is the ideal one to have — they’re polished and understated, making them easy to pair back with so many different looks.

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Best buys under $100

20th November, 2020

Who’s in the mood for a wardrobe update? With the festive season just around the corner, and summer almost upon us, you might be searching for a fashion fix. And whether you’re after a great dress to kick around in the sunshine all through the holidays, or the perfect pair of party shoes for Christmas drinks with the girls, I’ve rounded up some great buys. And the best bit is, they’re all under $100.

Snap up this dress immediately because it’s the kind of staple that will take you through summer. You can easily pop this on for a day out with flats or take it up a notch with heels. Either way it’s cool and comfy.

A crisp white summer dress is a summer staple and a classic style such as this will get plenty of wear over the coming months.

I’m a huge fan of shirt dresses because they look so effortless and sophisticated. The striped print is smart and polished, while the design is simple enough to transform it into so many different looks.

A comfy shoe that you can wear to different social gatherings is important and this style, with its sleek, streamlined design and fun metallic hue is perfect.

Denim shorts will take you through most days in summer so it’s important to have just the right pair. This style is a great cut and length, and would easily work back with a tee or button down, according to your style.

These classic espadrilles are a great way to achieve a resort wear vibe with a summer outfit. Pair it with a beautiful dress to have you feeling like you’re holidaying in the south of France.

A ribbed skirt like this can be dressed up or down (great for pregnancy, too) and will instantly make any outfit feel more elevated.

If you don’t yet have a pair of great tan slides in your wardrobe, rectify it immediately with this affordable pair. It’s a great style, and so versatile too.

Textural accessories are such a great way to change the vibe of an outfit. This raffia bag with its single bangle-style strap is the perfect accompaniment to many a look.

If you’re looking for ways to refresh old favourites in your closet, why not try adding a headband to your outfit? This style is elegant, but still a lot of fun.

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Best buys under $100

16th October, 2020

If you’re currently in the mood for a few new wardrobe updates then you’re just in time because there are so many great, affordable pieces out there right now that are just waiting for a new home. From dresses to accessories and shoes, I’ve rounded up some cheap and cheerful buys that look luxe, and will elevate any summer look.

Le Specs are such a fun affordable brand and they always do great on-trend eyewear. This pair has a classic yet modern feel that will see you through many a summer day.

Adding a textural element to an outfit is always a great way to add extra interest to a look. This pouch will carry all your essentials while adding a fun touch.

There’s always something appealing about anything personalised and these letter earrings are such a great way to accessorise and give an outfit your own unique touch.

This bracelet is such a sweet and understated way to finish off a look. It would also play well with other jewellery so it makes a great layering piece.

You can’t beat a crisp white dress worked back with a golden (faux) tan. This is perfect for summer, and can easily be dressed down with sandals or with heels for a slightly dressier look.

These mules are such an affordable way to bring an on-trend element to a look. It’s a great way to add a touch of luxe to your wardrobe at an affordable price.

A versatile piece with sophistication, this top can easily work back with everything from shorts to skirts, and a dream with all things denim.

A wrap skirt is such a flattering piece and this one, with its animal print, can add a fun element to any summer outfit.

Look no further for your ultimate summer dress. This frock with its bohemian, Byron-esque vibe will be on high rotation, and can take you from beach to bar with ease.

Shirring is such a on-trend feature of dresses right now and this printed number is an inexpensive way to dip your toe into the trend.

These pool slides are a great way to do beach footwear in a stylish way. It also comes in different shades so you can choose the perfect hue for your summer wardrobe.

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Best buys under $100

11th September, 2020

There’s SO much good stuff out there at the moment on the shopping front. It’s been fun scouring my fave stores for great, affordable buys and I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed. Plus, there are lots of great sales happening now too so it’s a double whammy on the bargain hunting front. If you’re in the mood for a fashion fix, here are a few amazing buys to snap up.

This is one of those versatile, just throw it on and you’re ready to go kind of dresses that’s hard to pass up. The colour’s also perfect for spring and I love the ribbed finish which gives it a nice textural element.

These comfy shoes are going to be everywhere this summer so you may as well snap up a pair now. White is also such a fresh colour that can easily be worked back with myriad looks.

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Who wants a Camilla and Marc skirt for a fraction of the price? If you’re nodding then snap up this sage-coloured beauty which is now heavily discounted on The Iconic.

Sleek black slides are going to be your go-to shoe in the warmer months and this style is so understated and cool. The square silhouette adds to its on-trend appeal.

You can never have too many sunglasses in my opinion and these are the right shade of tortoise shell to be worn back with so many different looks.

Not only is this a gorgeous colour, the camera bag silhouette is classic and ideal for those days when you’re on-the-go and need to remain hands-free.

Bookmark these shoes for many a summer outing. I love the simple style and also the low block heels which means it can be worn on a casual day out or with a slightly dressier look.

A classic tote bag is a wardrobe must. The best bit about this style is that it’s reversible too which means you get double the wear out of it.

Snap up this little black dress now! Love the puffed sleeves which are so on trend this season. Also, this is one of those magic dresses that can be turned into so many different looks with a few strategic additions.

I couldn’t go past these adorable ring holders. It’s such a cute way to keep jewellery in order.

The muscle shirt with padded shoulders is going to be a big trend you’ll want to consider adding this top to your wardrobe. The grey shade is also a tick in the versatility box.

The pretty silhouette of this top is what initially drew me to it. That sweetheart neckline is so perfect for working back with everything from jeans to shorts or a skirt.

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Best buys under $100

14th August, 2020

A quick whip around a few of my fave shopping haunts has unearthed so many great buys. I definitely think there’s plenty to add to cart this month, particularly pieces that will work well for spring next month. So if you’re in the mood for a fashion fix, here are a few that are worth checking out.

I fell in love with the old school packaging of these lip salves. They’re such a handy size and I think it’s always great to have a few of these on hand to have at home, in one’s bag and at work.

This jacket is lightweight and a great option to have when battling trans-seasonal weather. I like the tie around the waist which always gives a flattering fit.

A great print and a smart addition to any work or smart casual look. It’s also the kind of jacket that’s handy to have around when you’re faced with a last minute Zoom call and need to quickly look polished.

Simple minimalist slides are always a welcome option to any spring/summer wardrobe. I love that these are a metallic as they’re still easily mixed and matched but add a pop of colour to a look.

Add a touch of cuteness to any ensemble by accessorising with this headband. So great for making an outfit feel dressy and more put together.

Hats are a must, particularly during summer, so why not snap up this beauty just in time for the warmer weather to arrive. It’s such a classic style and can easily worn everywhere from the beach right through to brunch.

Statement earrings are a shortcut to livening up many a look and the jade hue gives it an elegant and vibrant feel.

A beautiful clutch that has a slightly more relaxed vibe is such a great thing to have in you closet. It’s perfect for day time events, but can also turn a casual ensemble into something a little more polished.

A crisp white dress is always a good idea. And this one is such a bargain it would be criminal not to snap it up!

One of my favourite hues to work with is varying shades of pink. This blush hued number is so great for pairing with jeans to add a feminine touch.

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Best buys under $100

10th July, 2020

There are so many great sales on right now which means there are plenty of bargains to be snapped up. The good thing about scoping out luxury sites such as Matches Fashion and Net-a-Porter during sale time is that there are some gorgeous luxe items that are a fraction of the price. Also, if you’re in the market for new basics or just something to brighten up your wardrobe then definitely shop around right now because there are plenty of cute options to be snapped up.

In trawling through some of my fave websites of late I’ve stumbled upon the below edit, with a mixture of chain stores buys to great accessories and some truly wearable pieces that are destined to be worn on high rotation.

Smythson produce ultra chic stationery and this notebook would make a welcome addition to any WFH desk situation.

These sunnies are on trend and at such a miniscule price tag, it makes sense to add it to your accessories collection now.

Keep your head toasty with this Alexander Wang beanie. The dove grey shade also makes it a versatile piece that can work with myriad looks.

I’ve found that statement accessories are one of the easiest ways to really elevate a look. These Rebecca de Ravenel earrings do just that.

White sneakers are a forever staple and with biz-leisure dressing now very much a thing, you can now wear them casually or (if your office dress code allows) at work.

One of the things I really valued during iso was having special pieces dotted around my home to brighten up my day. This Anya Hindmarsh candle is a great reminder that there’s always a rainbow around the corner.

Exercising outdoors just got more chic with this sleek C&M baseball cap. And even if you’re not planning on working out, it’s still a great addition to any casual look.

This cute top is so perfect for wearing with everything from jeans to shorts and skirts. Love anything that can be worn in so many different ways.

Another great pair of sunglasses destined for your future summer wardrobe. The slimline profile make this such a sharp way to finish off an outfit.

Loungewear options that are also stylish enough to be worn out and about get my tick of approval. These drawstring linen pants can be worn doing everything from the school run to grabbing a coffee.

I like the old school feel of this striped top from Country Road. A comfy addition to any WFH wardrobe or weekend outfit rotation.

I saw this top and thought of how many different ways it could be worn. When you have the right basics it can make getting dressed so much easier.

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Best Buys Under $100

24th January, 2020

What better way to spend the long weekend than treating yourself with a special fashion or beauty fix. And if there is seemingly an eternity between now and pay day then never fear because there’s plenty on offer that will satisfy almost every style and every budget. And the best bit? There’s a bumper edit to enjoy, all at varying price points, and you may still have change leftover for lunch!

I think it’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on some great summer dresses, including this casual LBD that will work dressed up or down. Meanwhile this one shoulder beauty is destined to steal the show at your next event. And if you’re looking to top up your off duty wardrobe then you’ve come to the right place. This tunic dress makes a comfy option for days destined for relaxation or catching up with friends while these slides and these sunglasses are an affordable way to elevate any look.

Ready to shop? Scroll down to check out the rest of the great bargain finds I’ve tracked down for you below…