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Hello! I love your blog and I was wondering if you could give me some advice on rain boots. I'll be heading to college next year in Nashville, so there are some rainy winters in my future. I'm on a fairly tight budget and I'm having trouble finding boots that are that magic combination of decent quality and fairly inexpensive. Thanks for your help!

- Asked by bunkerbound

You asked this question at the right time because so many boots are on sale! (Hopefully they still have your size.) :) 

Chooka boots get good reviews and this pair (disguised as riding boots) is marked down to $60 (from $160). 

These Chinese Laundry rain boots are cute (camo!) and are $59.99. If you prefer basic black, get an extra 15% off this $59 pair with code SPRING. I kind of like these Chinese Laundry moto-style rain boots too ($45). 

On the off chance you have really small feet (size 5), this Sperry pair is $58 (from $78). 

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New Acacia Scarves

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We released six new prints today! Check them out here. Most are a silk/cotton blend and and top left and bottom right are crepe cotton. The gold palm print (top right) might be one of my all-time favorites. 

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Hi Jaclyn - I'm 29 weeks pregnant and my family is hosting my baby shower in a few weeks. Between all the baby prep (crib buying! choosing a color palette! registering!) I'm feeling overwhelmed and not completely in the mood to shop for a baby shower dress. I'm looking for something stylish, probably solid (yet spring appropriate!) colored (although I'd love to wear spring florals, everything I see tends to look like a muumuu), looks good with nude heels, and less than $100. Know of anything?

- Asked by livemylove

Yay! Let’s start with actual maternity dresses and then look for stretchy jersey dress styles that aren’t maternity but might work for you. (I couldn’t find anything for my baby shower so I ended up wearing a very forgiving jersey dress and it worked great.) 

I like this H&M MAMA chiffon dress ($35), especially in coral. 

ASOS has lots of good options. This midi length dress is on sale for about $30-$40. This pink wrap dress is one of my favorite options for you (it’s $52). I kind of love the super sexy fit on this dress ($37). This swing dress is pretty ($52). I LOVE the monochromatic floral print on this midi dress too ($52). If you want a softer look, this gray/peach lace dress is sweet, but a little over your budget at $103. This cobalt midi dress is simple and the bright color is fun ($33). Last, this pink/red floral dress is stunning and is just $84. 

Now for non-maternity ideas:

This T-Bags Los Angeles jersey maxi dress on Gilt is $99 (from $202) and has a high empire waist. 

This empire waist jersey dress from Boden ($58 from $78) comes in several different prints and might have enough stretch to work perfectly, especially if you size up. 

Maxi dresses are always a really safe option. If they don’t have a zipper, you’re probably good to go. This Rhyme Los Angeles dress has a great print ($98). This Tart dress ($101) is really stretchy with 5% Spandex. This LA Made cami dress is just $54 in a great peach/coral color. 

Swell has some good maxi dresses too (at affordable prices!). This pink one is forgiving, though it may be more casual than you’d like ($59.50). This Minkpink dress ($97) is a fun, bright print and the empire waistline is great. 

Revolve Clothing has tons of jersey items too, like this Bobi tank maxi dress ($62). I also love this stretchy, multi-wear dress from Kamalikulture ($96)—it is black though! I had to include one black dress. I couldn’t help it. :) 

(Speaking of black dresses, if you want to do something kind of AVANT-GARDE BABY SHOWER, this Narciso Rodriguez dress on RTR for $85 is so good.) 

Anyway, I hope one of these catches your eye! If nothing looks good to you, let me know and I’ll keep searching. I hated shopping for my baby shower dress so I feel you on this one. 

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I love this simple jersey shift dress from H&M and the price is even better: $12.95! 

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Swimsuit coverups can be stupid expensive, so try one of my favorite tricks: Buy a cheap dress from Forever 21 and use it as a coverup instead. They’re perfect for keeping the sun off your shoulders and going to/from the beach or pool. They’re not as sheer as most cover-ups, so you can throw on some sandals to grab a quick lunch or drink mid-day too. 

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I get questions every now and then from petite women about maxi dresses and this new one from ASOS’ petite line is just $37. The style is great for a shorter woman (it gives the illusion of really long torso/legs) and you may not need to hem it since it’s designed for women 5’3” and under. 

I get questions every now and then from petite women about maxi dresses and this new one from ASOS’ petite line is just $37. The style is great for a shorter woman (it gives the illusion of really long torso/legs) and you may not need to hem it since it’s designed for women 5’3” and under. 

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Two nice basic tee options from Nordstrom: Left is on sale for $25 (from $38) and is available in 3 colors. The right (tunic length!) is $28 and available in 7 colors. 

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I like the drawstring (STRETCHY) waistband/lounge pant trend. The LOFT Lou & Grey pair at left ($59.50) are a great length for wearing with sandals. The Aerie pair at right ($35, take 40% off with code GETHOPPY) look a little more loungey, but would be cute with a simple white tank and sandals for summer errand running. 

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I like the lighter wash on these Old Navy shorts ($25). It’s the last day to take 30% off at Old Navy on checkout (or 35% if you use a Gap/ON/Banana card). I have this same shorts style in a different wash and really like them. 
We got Iz a few things this weekend for spring/summer, including this peplum top ($14) and this button-front dress in green ($17). Really cute. 

I like the lighter wash on these Old Navy shorts ($25). It’s the last day to take 30% off at Old Navy on checkout (or 35% if you use a Gap/ON/Banana card). I have this same shorts style in a different wash and really like them. 

We got Iz a few things this weekend for spring/summer, including this peplum top ($14) and this button-front dress in green ($17). Really cute. 

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I love the mini wedge on these Franco Sarto gladiator sandals ($79). Take 25% off today with code FRIENDS. They’re also available in nude and pewter. 

I love the mini wedge on these Franco Sarto gladiator sandals ($79). Take 25% off today with code FRIENDS. They’re also available in nude and pewter

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