Hi lovely ladies, hope your week so far has been a great one, and you’ll enjoy the three day weekend. I took my red, blue, and white outfit pics this morning, (sneak peak on theboxqueen instagram) and will post those this weekend. Today though, I want to share with you this week’s pretties under $100 which will now become a weekly series. ( thanks for the feedback, I am so happy to learn you like these series <3 )

Before I continue with this week’s finds, I want to update you a bit on what’s coming in July. As I mentioned before, I have been traveling on and off in June. My hubby is joining me in a week, and bringing me all my mail which I am SUPER excited about. ( seriously it was torture really hard to be apart from my beloved mail box ) You can expect to see my July Stitch Fix ( this time I kept the WHOLE box ), Golden Tote, Wantable, and get a peak into a couple really cool boutiques,& new subs. After adjusting to our summer life with kids home from school, and life on the go, mid- July will be a busy month here at theboxqueen full of new outfits, style tips, and reviews. Hope you’ll join me on the fun ride 🙂

This week I couldn’t resist the very on trend, and adorable pineapple prints I’ve found in my favorite stores, came across adorable rompers, floral shorts, a clutch &wedge. That gorgeous J.Crew swimsuit is on sale, and many more of these beauties, so if anything catches your eye I would act sooner than later. I already snatched up the swimsuit, and the colorful clutch. 🙂

Style Under $100
Style Under $100

Which of these pretties you like the most lovelies?

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My under $100 piece this week is the below lace V neck & back romper. I know I’ve already shared rompers with you as a part of my summer trend series, but when I was shopping for last week’s “Pretties” skirt at ZARA, I couldn’t resist this summer white as well. I’ve tried to find the romper on ZARA website but couldn’t. I am guessing it is a store exclusive piece. ( The above Forever21 romper is a pretty similar, and more economical I must add, alternative though)

Style Under $100
Style Under $100

After my initial post featuring a romper, I got a couple of e-mails asking me for tips. Here are some important key points I keep in mind every time I shop for a romper.

 My tips on finding the right romper for you: 

  • Length is key. You want your romper to be a couple inches below your bottom. There is nothing more uncomfortable than constantly pulling, and adjusting your clothes. Find the right length for your height. I sometimes move up to Small from XS, just to have more length in my rompers, and so far it has worked great. ( for reference I am 5 5′) I’ve used this trick for the above Zara piece as well.
  • The fit should be just right. Too loose and your romper looks like short pajamas you wear at home, too tight it feels like it came directly from juniors department ( which does work for some pieces if you are petite, but your intention probably isn’t to look like a teenager 🙂 ) When the romper is fitted but just a tad loose, I think it looks the best.
  • Go for a plain romper and dress it up with accessories. A plain romper like mine above is a blank canvas to play around with, and create your own style. You could go for elegant, feminine, edgy with a leather jacket, or boho with a fringed top over. It’s the easiest way to dip your toes in the romper waters.
  • If you are a romper maestro try prints, they look cute. If you feel comfortable with one pieces, try mixing it up with some prints such as florals, ikat print, chevron, or geometric prints. Keep everything else simple, and let the pattern talk.
  • Accessorize carefully. This is very much a personal preference. I prefer rompers with simple accessories, ( especially with prints statement necklaces can overwhelm ) preferably heels, ( unless it’s a beach cover-up ) and with clutches rather than big totes. I feel like rompers already have a reputation to look a bit too young. I like to use them more dressed up, and make them more elegant. Depending on your style, you could go for any look.
  • Rompers can transcend seasons. Tights, jackets, scarves, and boots can easily make rompers suitable for fall, and early spring. You can get a good use out of many styles of rompers in multiple seasons.
Style Under $100
Style Under $100

I just got a haircut. After five years of just “hair trims” and super long hair, this is a welcome change for me <3

Here is a close-up of lace detailing, shoulder embroidery, and V neck of my romper. I chose this particular one as I felt like the fabric, and shape of the romper is timeless, and not super trendy; but still current.

My statement earrings are from Baublebar. I love this online store, for its colorful, always fresh selection of great accessories. My particular earrings are sold out but you can find many other cute ones here.

Style Under $100
Style Under $100

The back of the romper is also embroidered, and is a pretty V-neck.

Style Under $100
Style Under $100

I chose a blue clutch to liven up the all white/neutral ensemble, Accessories of choice were statement earrings, and a vintage style pearl ring.

Style Under $100
Style Under $100

A closer look at my blue clutch, and Jewelmint vintage style pearl design ring.

Style Under $100
Style Under $100

Outfit Details: Romper: Zara | Earrings: BaubleBar, Ring: Jewelmint | Shoes: Guess Peep Toe Pumps  ( SAME ONE- ON SALE) | Clutch: From a boutique

I can’t wait to hear from you and see how you spend the 4th? Also if you have any other tips on how to wear rompers let me know and I’ll update my tips section with them!

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Hope you are having a wonderful day today. Happy 4th my dear ladies, and see you again this weekend. XOXO,

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  • Tban

    Just love that romper. All the detailing makes it look a very classy outfit. As you mentioned, rompers can be a little tricky. Finding the right one that fits your body and age is not an always easy. Having said that you are absolutely stunning in that romper.

    • Thx Tban 🙂 I thought I found a happy medium between age appropriate and trendy and I am so happy you agree. <3 Have a wonderful Tuesday dear, XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    So glad this will be a weekly series! I’m in love with #5. Have you seen the solid rompers that will be in July’s Golden Tote? Our 4th was very nice- although it poured here, so we improvised and had a cozy indoor bbq. 🙂

    • Cozy indoor barbecue sounds perfect for a rainy day. 🙂 I love bbq’s in any shape and form lol. The Pierside romper in July Goldentote looks perfect for a trip. Made me dream of lounging on a boat for some reason (must be that picture they took) Are you getting this month’s tote? Have a wonderful day lovely lady, XOXO, Elif

      • Cheryl

        I am getting the July tote- I chose the romper in black (thought it would be a cute option for date night) and the Aphrodite maxi in navy/white. Can’t wait to see what you picked!

        • Those are such great choices Cheryl, that maxi is gorgeous <3

  • Sonya K

    Cute romper. I’ve been wanting a romper so I will keep your tips in mind. I also love the shorts (#8) above they are super cute.

    Stopping by from the SITS Sharefest.

    • Welcome to theboxqueen Sonya! Those print shorts are too cute, I agree <3 Thx for saying hi. Have a wonderful week, XOXO, Elif

  • I like your pretties compilations that you make. In this one my most favourite bits are the two clutches – totally irresistible!
    I saw your new hair style on IG and it’s really good! It suits you so well. Rock it girl :))

    • Thx so much Lu, my new hair feels so fresh, needed the change. 🙂 Aren’t those clutches fab? Got the colorful one on top. Have an amazing day girlie <3 XOXO, Elif

  • Andrea Karwandy

    Love number 6 and 7! Time to find out if they ship to Canada!

    • The pineapples are way too cute, aren’t they? 🙂 You and I both love them. Have you had any chance with shipping to Canada? XOXO, Elif

  • Love your finds for under 100! The bathing suit is fabulous and so is the clutch! Great tips too, you look awesome in your romper!

    Rebecca
    http://www.winnipegstyle.ca

    • Hi Rebecca! Welcome to theboxqueen! 🙂 So happy to know you like this weeks favorites& the tips. I think that swimsuit is just fab! Thx for saying hi! XOXO, Elif

  • From one shoe addict to another – I love your style! The Pretties for under $100 is a fabulous post idea. I have my eye on both clutches (4 & 9).

    • Welcome to theboxqueen Tonya! Very happy to meet another shoe addict 🙂 Aren’t shoes just about one of the best things ever haha. Delighted to know you like the series, and yes the clutches are fab. I got the zigzag one- pure love. XOXO, Elif

  • Hi Elif I am so glad to find your blog via #SITSSharefest. Great tips. I have been looking for the perfect romper because I’m all about one piece outfits in the summer. So far everything has been too short for my taste. I would love to invite you to the #WhatWivesWearLinkUp. If you are interested we link up every Thursday at godlifehappywife.blogspot.com. I hope you can join us! ~Sherri

    • Welcome to theboxqueen Sherri 🙂 I am so glad you found the blog too. I know how tough it is with rompers, they can be uncomfortably short. I think it is crucial to find a proper length to make them look elegant. Thx for letting me know about the link-up, and I’ll also come say hi to you at your place. XOXO, Elif

  • Darcy

    SO cute! Seriously have an obsession with rompers!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

    • Me too, as long as they are a good fit I LOVE them to pieces. 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • Fashionguru

    I liked your romper a lot! I already checked out the ones in Forever 21 and loved them, too. I might stop by the store and try couple since It is hard to figure out the sizing for me for the rompers. I also could see your new hair cut. It looks gorgeous!

    • The lace made it a bit more chic and elegant. Let me know how your search goes at the stores. Thx for the hair comment my dear, I really love it too. XOXO, Elif

  • This is one of the most beautiful rompers I’ve seen. I love lace, its so romantic and feminine. I like the way the romper has little sleeves which is unusual.

    • The lace is what totally got to me. It totally changed the vibe of the romper ( along with the sleeveless I agree 🙂 Have a wonderful day Lorna, XOXO, Elif

  • Hi there stopping by from Manic Monday. I love your romper it’s totally cute and great styling tips. xo ~ Megan http://www.fashionistamomma.com

    • Welcome to theboxqueen Megan and so happy to know you like the tips. <3 XOXO, Elif

  • This romper is so adorable! I have been on the lookout for the perfect one! This one is fabulous! Love the lace! Just the right touch!

    xo, Kenya

    • Welcome to theboxqueen Kenya 🙂 I do recommend this romper for sure, the lace makes all the difference. 🙂 Have a great Wed. XOXO, Elif

  • There’s nothing more comfortable in the summer than a romper! Visiting from Style elixir.