Want Affordable, Adorable Fashions? Welcome to Mud Pie.

I don’t know any woman who doesn’t want to look her best at all times — and especially when traveling. Whether it means covering her gray roots, maximizing her eyelashes, painting her nails or simply staying in shape, most women like to look pretty. And they always want to wear a smashing outfit.

Well, now, it’s easier than ever to do all of those things – and it won’t break the bank. Why? I’ve got one word for you – OK – make that two: Mud Pie. This Georgia-based company makes so many beautiful, adorable, and elegant clothing, accessories, and travel items that it really ought to be called Adorable Incorporated. If you’re like me, and you want to look like you stepped out of the pages of Vogue – but you hate paying high prices – Mud Pie is for you. It offers the champagne of fashions, at sparkling-cider prices. Check out Mud Pie when you want to travel in style. Their items are easy to wear, wash and pack, and appeal to a style-driven, value-conscious customer — isn’t that just about every woman? Retail prices range from $6 to $110.

Let’s start with the travel tote bags that can be personalized. Who doesn’t want a bag that screams “your name?” Mud Pie’s Monogram Shop lets you have your initials just where you want them. I ordered the $56.50 Chelsea Weekender, and I already wonder what I did without it. This terrific neutral tote features a sweet polka-dot interior with pockets, vegan leather accents (vegan!) including a tassel, and a big initial “D” on the front. It’s perfect for the Turks and Caicos or Cape Cod.

Have a tablet? I don’t have one yet, but I’m willing to go out and buy one, just so I can use Mud Pie’s tablet totes. Featuring a gold chain, and colorblocks in bone and black, or tan and tangerine, this is a classy carry-all that can be worn as a shoulder bag or cross-body bag. Mud Pie also carries $15 tablet sleeves that can be placed into your purse. And there are oceans of other colorful bags and totes that come in a rainbow of hues. For the perfect accent to your outfit, also consider the $28.50 stylish striped pom-pom totes that are over-the-top adorable.

To dress for success, Mud Pie offers a wealth of styles that are sure to attract compliments whether you wear yours on the street, at the shore, out to dinner, attending a shower, or while shopping and sightseeing. For example, try a dress in “Petals,” and match it with Laguna clutch purse with a big bow. Mud Pie, in fact, is famous for its “Beach to Bar” attire, making it the perfect choice when you’re traveling and want ladylike garments that do double-duty. This $22.50 dress, for example, is a smart style with a crochet neck, which will take you from, say, the beaches of Maui, to a cocktail at Duke’s, to dinner at the Hula Grill. As the author of a bestselling book about travel and beauty I know a great, gorgeous garment when I see it!

And here’s the bathing-suit cover up that I just spotted: It’s called the Dottie, due to its mesh polka-dot design with pom-pom edging. This darling design, a bestseller, for just $53, comes in four colors, and I’m thrilled with the white tunic that will go with every bathing suit in my closet. It features a V-neck and three-quarter sleeves (to make you look long and lean) and is as cute as they come. Who wouldn’t want to be a Dotted Swiss Miss?

Now here’s the pair of elegant short-shorts I’m going to live in: The Daisy. These bestselling cotton-eyelet beach shorts feature all-over daisy embroidery, elasticized waist and scalloped hem, with a contrasting color on the waist tie. I’m thrilled with the pink-and-coral, but they also come in three other variations, including a sunny yellow with white waist bow. Your cost? Just $28.50. With shorts all the rage right now – even for special occasions – you’ll want to add these to your collection. They’re much more fashionable than any pair of Daisy Dukes that Jessica Simpson would ever wear.

At the shore, if you want to feel hot, hot, hot, select the hot-pink-flamingo $34 Ella skirt made of cotton crochet, and featuring a lovely bow at the waist plus a scalloped hem. This short number is ideal over your bikini or one-piece, and will add a spring to your step. It’s also available in white and black. If you’re sailing anytime soon, these are cruisin’ for a usin’.

Sandals? Get your groove on with the starfish jelly flip flops, or the $15 flower jellied sandals that come in four colors. Each sandal is bloomin’ beautiful, with a dimensional floral accent, and metallic Mud Pie accent on the sole. Cute!

Lastly, Mud Pie also makes scarves and jewelry, such as bracelet cuffs in a wealth of styles. You’ll love the $22.50 tortoise-shell cuff featuring a bee, royal crown, or fleur-de-lis, to add oo-la-la to your limbs.

I would also be remiss if I didn’t mention all of the fashion-forward accessories that Mud Pie also makes for your home. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. Considering that I live in a “faux chateau,” I’m in love with this special French pillow, and of course, the $17 Eiffel Tower salt-and-pepper shakers.

For expert customer service, contact Mud Pie at (800) 998-1633 and make sure to request a catalog! There’s also free shipping on orders of $75 or more. Now get packing!

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