It is often said that fashion and style should not be repeated. Trends and designs seem to go in and out of season as quickly as our kids chose favorite foods (last week peanut butter, this week toothpaste), but there are certain looks that remain timeless throughout any decade (hello, Jackie O!) Call us crazy, but our favorite Budget Buy Of the Month is an ode to new momma Jennifer Lopez, pre-preggers. Although J-to-the-Lo may be bonding with her twins at home as we speak (write), last â€œspring seasonâ€ she was rocking a breezy lemon dress that would make any mother feel (and look) like sunshine.
Try Candieâ€™sÂ® Solid Crochet Dress in Gold, from www.kohls.com, on sale for only $34. Typically, we budget mommy mavens may consider â€œonly $30â€ an obnoxious phrase (how many diapers could that buy?), but this dress is truly an outfit in of itself. Comfortable enough to eat a big meal, soft and relaxed through the bust-line to avoid nursing-pain pinches, and flowing enough to be highly forgiving. Try pairing with bangles and sturdy heels a la J.Lo, slipping on a soft cardigan and ballet flats, or even wearing over slim-fit jeans with tasteful accessories. Hello springtime!