Hi Belle, I am looking for glittery/shimmery/fancy-ish sandals/heels to wear at an Indian wedding (nothing too uncomfortable though so huge heels is a no-no), but definitely borderline flashy (must be classy!) open-toed sandals. Any recommendation or am I looking for too much in this ask? Cheers, Ruchi
Metallic heels are a favorite of mine for special occasions. You can wear them with almost anything, and they can be as simple or as lavish as you’re comfortable wearing.
I chose these simple, kitten-heels because they have just the right amount of sparkled for me and the heel isn’t high. If you want a higher heel, these J. Renee pumps are nearly identical and have 3 1/4-inch heel.
Prefer an easy open-toe, gold heel? These J. Renee slingbacks and these Nine West pumps ($40!) are both good choices. If you need a closed-toe shoe, these Loeffler Randall pumps are a screaming deal at under-$100.
Hi Belle! I’m on the hunt for a pair of black or gray, slightly distressed skinny jeans. I love the look of some designer pairs, but can’t justify spending over $200 on a pair of jeans. Do you have any suggestions closer to the $100 price point? Thanks so much! Meghan
There wasn’t much to choose from in the under-$100 price range. I found these Blank skinny jeans in a faded black wash. I also like these grey jeans from Express. But if you want a real bargain, these black, distressed H&M jeans are only $25. Want distressed blue jeans? J.Crew Factory makes a nice, under-$50 pair. I also like this pair from Kensie.
Hi Belle, With fall coming, can you suggest some knit moto jackets? I want something to wear with jeans or with a pencil skirt so it can’t have too many buckles or zippers. I’d also like to find something under-$100. Thanks! Sincerely, Rachel
I love this Tinley Road quilted moto jacket. This Sanctuary moto jacket is also a superb choice. This speckled moto jacket is also superb choice if you want a little color. But I think this Halogen moto jacket is my favorite. Plus-size? This Charter Club jacket is a nice option. Petite? This LOFT textured moto jacket is lovely.
Belle, Quick question: Do you have a source for cheap cardigans? I mean under $25 bucks cheap? I have toddlers, investing in nice things is just a stupid idea. Misa
H&M is always a good place to find use and abuse pieces. Their fine-knit cardigans come in solids and prints. I also like their long, melange cardigans. LOFT also has some nice choices. I like this slubbed waterfall cardigan. This Lou & Grey whisper cardigan is nice too. This long, striped cardigan is perfectly relaxed. Want a better selection? 6pm.com is a great place to start.