Being pregnant, I keep complaining to my husband that nothing fits me. My beloved skinny jeans are a tad bit tight around my waist and even my tees are too snug. What am I supposed to do, wear my bikini for 9 months? With that said, I'm giving myself a $50 budget this month to buy a few things that actually fit. The one and only store I know that my $50 will stretch is Forever 21... and I was right!

The first dress I went searching for was a little black dress, I don't have one and I'll need one now and after my baby is born. The Silky Self-Tie Back Dress for $12.00 is a great choice for summer because it's light weight and has a cute cut-out design in the back.


As for the next dress, I found inspiration from my style icon Princess Kate. Going through the style pages I have on her, I noticed Kate wears mostly blue but does own some red pieces too. That's why the Cutout Back Dress in wine for $11.50 is a great choice for someone who doesn't like red or doesn't want to just jump right into color. The wine color isn't too deep and isn't too bright and for under $12, how could you not want to jump on that offer?


For something more muted and for girls who like basic colors, the Racerback Woven Dress for $12.50 is a great find. I like this simple dress because you wear it dressed up with a moto jacket and heels or down play it with flip flops and a messy bun. Other colors available are aqua and black so you could buy more than one. Cute, baggy, and breathable, this chic dress features an elastic waistband with a sporty racerback design. It might be hard to find the right bra, but who says you have to wear one all the time? 

Even the most expensive dress of the bunch won't break your bank. The Casual Chambray Dress for $15.50 is a classic take for a summer dress. It's obviously just a shirt dress with a belt, but it's cute and for under $16,  you can wear this anywhere from Easter to a day at the zoo... not to mention you can play it up with chunky wedges or opt for a more casual look and slip into tan flip flops. I tend to be more on the preppy side and this brings out my "inner popped collar," but still makes me feel like an adult without spending a fortune. All pics are from Forever 21.com. 


Racquelle Nash-SnowTo read more, visit and join www.defining-style.com

Being pregnant, I keep complaining to my husband that nothing fits me. My beloved skinny jeans are a tad bit tight around my waist and even my tees are too snug. What am I supposed to do, wear my bikini for 9 months? With that said, I'm giving myself a $50 budget this month to buy a few things that actually fit. The one and only store I know that my $50 will stretch is Forever 21... and I was right!

The first dress I went searching for was a little black dress, I don't have one and I'll need one now and after my baby is born. The Silky Self-Tie Back Dress for $12.00 is a great choice for summer because it's light weight and has a cute cut-out design in the back.


As for the next dress, I found inspiration from my style icon Princess Kate. Going through the style pages I have on her, I noticed Kate wears mostly blue but does own some red pieces too. That's why the Cutout Back Dress in wine for $11.50 is a great choice for someone who doesn't like red or doesn't want to just jump right into color. The wine color isn't too deep and isn't too bright and for under $12, how could you not want to jump on that offer?


For something more muted and for girls who like basic colors, the Racerback Woven Dress for $12.50 is a great find. I like this simple dress because you wear it dressed up with a moto jacket and heels or down play it with flip flops and a messy bun. Other colors available are aqua and black so you could buy more than one. Cute, baggy, and breathable, this chic dress features an elastic waistband with a sporty racerback design. It might be hard to find the right bra, but who says you have to wear one all the time? 

Even the most expensive dress of the bunch won't break your bank. The Casual Chambray Dress for $15.50 is a classic take for a summer dress. It's obviously just a shirt dress with a belt, but it's cute and for under $16,  you can wear this anywhere from Easter to a day at the zoo... not to mention you can play it up with chunky wedges or opt for a more casual look and slip into tan flip flops. I tend to be more on the preppy side and this brings out my "inner popped collar," but still makes me feel like an adult without spending a fortune. All pics are from Forever 21.com. 


Racquelle Nash-SnowTo read more, visit and join www.defining-style.com