Kelly Rutherford, who you might know best as Lily van der Woodsen, the mother of Serena (Blake Lively) on Gossip Girl, always looks stylish and chic on the show and off. In real life, she's the mom of two young children and recently was one of our celeb mom video bloggers on Mommalogues.
You don't have to spend a fortune to get Kelly's look. Instead, choose your dress and accessories wisely.
Instead of a little black dress, how about a little white dress? A white cocktail dress is perfect for a spring or summer party. If you aren't going to wear the dress often, there's no need to spend a fortune. However, if it's going to be a staple in your wardrobe, go ahead and splurge.
Steal: Max and Cleo strapless front bow dress (6pm, $44)
Splurge: BCBGMAXAZRIA ruffled strapless dress (Neiman Marcus, $368)
For a more affordable option to expensive diamond and white gold/platinum jewelry, choose pieces that use cubic zirconia set in sterling silver, brass or other affordable (yet beautiful) metal.
Steal: Eliot Danori cubic zirconia earrings (Macy's, $50)
Splurge: Small "Oprah" style tear drop earrings (Ziamond, $495)
Rutherford's shoes feature a jeweled embellishment over the toe. These kinds of details can really make your look. If your mommy feet are too tired to spend the evening in sky-high heels, choose kitten heels instead.
Steal: Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk Tiffany sandals (Famous Footwear, $57)
Splurge: Miu Miu kitten-heel leather sandals (MyTheresa, $750)
The perfect evening bag is a silver metallic clutch. The one Rutherford is carrying offers a simple shape and lots of style. You can get a similar bag at a fraction of the price.
Steal: Nina Handbags Lani-L silver clutch (eBags, $68)
Splurge: Tory Burch Reva leather clutch (Bloomingdale's, $350)
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