Classic Neutrals + a roundup of dresses under $100

In case you're new here, there's something you should know about me and my philosophy of buying clothes and accessories. I love closet staples. I totally subscribe to the philosophy of investment pieces. And I believe that if you're going to spend money on bags or shoes, that if you spend your hard earned pennies on fewer but high-quality, neutral classics that will last you for-EV-er that you'll be happier with those choices! Today I'm sharing one of the BEST pairs of neutral heels in existence and a tote that is basically the definition of a classic.

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BUT FIRST. Would you believe this pretty little wrap dress is UNDER $100? I love that the ruffles make such a classic silhouette feel just a little bit flirtier and fun! This is the type of dress you can wear for a variety of occasions and it's the perfect choice! This dress is so popular that it has consistently been in and out of stock the past few weeks, so keep checking back if it's not available in your size. And speaking of sizing, it runs true to size!

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womens classic tote
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These classic strappy Nudistsong sandals are so subtle and so flattering they almost disappear into the outfit. They're also surprisingly fairly comfortable-especially compared to their evil stepsister, the Nudist-which ranks as one of the top 3 most uncomfortable shoes I have ever worn! But they ARE a beautiful shoe so the Nudistsong is the perfect compromise to achieve both beauty and bearable to wear for more than 5 minutes.

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These are magic at elongating your legs and making your feet look really pretty. Yes, it's a thing. It's kind of ridiculous that such a minimalist shoe can accomplish so much with just a few tiny straps! Stick with a neutral color and you can literally wear this shoe with anything you want!

The Nudistsong is absolutely an investment shoe. 100%. But they're also a really well made, gorgeous shoe that I've been wearing for YEARS! I can wear this shoe to NYFW or a totally fancy event or I can wear it to church without feeling too bougie! It's been on rotation in my wardrobe for a solid 3 years and I don't plan on quitting anytime soon. Literally anytime I need a shoe with a funky colored dress or an outfit where something else is already kind of loud or the focus, or I'm just not sure in general which shoe would work, this is always always my go-to over and over and over and it never fails me.

This shoe runs TTS and I have a pair in black too that gets just as much wear!

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I've had this Tory tote for quite a few years now and it still has zero noticeable wear and tear! It's one of those bags that just “works” with everything. It's super roomy and has pockets and compartments galore to keep your things organized! It's large enough to carry a laptop or tablet making it a great choice for an everyday bag.

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I'm obsessed with the ZIP across the top-a tough feature to find in a tote! There's nothing worse than spilling all the contents of your purse on the floor or your car or when you stow your bag under the seat in front of you on a flight!

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Wrap Dress
Nude Sandals
Nude Tote
Photos by Arielle Levy

I rounded up ALL the very cutest classic, neutral bags and shoes that I think are totally worth your pennies! Most of these are true investment pieces, but a couple of the bags are STEALS that I've been using for years too that earned a spot in my recommended classics, that have stayed in style for more than 3 years. BONUS, we also rounded up all the cutest UNDER $100 dresses currently on the internet.

Classic Bags & Shoes:

Cutest dresses under $100:

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls (and soon to be baby boy!) and run a blog and business with 8 total team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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