Frugal Fashion: 'Dancing With the Stars' co-host Brooke Burke's supermom style
Model, actress and television personality Brooke Burke is redefining what it means to be a supermom. That's right, the 5-foot-7 Sports Illustrated swimsuit model is a mom with a serious sense of style. Who says you can't have it all? Burke has her hair done, her abs toned, a good pair of heels on her feet and four gorgeous kids, but supermom is just one of the many career hats she's currently donning.
The 39-year-old is strapping on her dancing shoes and plenty of eye-popping, sparkly gowns as co-host of the hit ABC show "Dancing With the Stars," which started its 12th season this week. (She began her co-hosting gig in Season 10, after waltzing her way to a disco-ball trophy to win Season 7 with dancing partner Derek Hough.)
When she's not rooting for show contestants or performing her own shimmy, she's busy being the CEO of the blog ModernMom.com, promoting her new book "The Naked Mom: A Modern Mom's Fearless Revelations, Savvy Advice and Soulful Reflections," and overseeing the products on the shopping site BabooshBaby.com for new moms.
One of Burke's many supermom duties is killing it on the red carpet, including at "kid-friendly" events. When she took her children to the John Varvatos 8th Annual Stuart House benefit she made sure to wear something extra chic for an afternoon of decorating sneakers and frosting cookies. Burke chose an In+Add-Minus navy ruffle-trim top, white pleated mini skirt, snakeskin belt and matching reptile peep toe pumps.
Her navy blue tank with a subtle ruffle collar was pretty and functional. For a similar casual chic look, try the ruffled scoop-neck tank from Express for $24.90, Nic + Zoe "fresh folds" tank from Nordstrom for $35.90 or the Tinley Road satin trim tank from Piperlime.com for $16.99.
Tuck your tank into a white skirt for a look that's a tad nautical and perfect for spring. American Apparel has two great frugal options: The Silky shirred waist skirt for $35, or the Jersey pocket skirt for $30.
Burke gave her outfit a sexy twist with some reptilian accents. For some peep-toe heels with a bite, snag the Merona Mena pump -faux snake from Target for $24.99, Moda Spana Candie reptile pump from DSW.com for $49.95 or high-heel snakeskin special occasion pumps from Milano.com for $37.99.
You could stop shopping with the snakeskin pumps, but why not go full glamazon with a snakeskin belt? Like the heels, a snakeskin belt can transform you into a supermom with some serious style. Chico's has a super fab Opal snake belt with stone accent for $24.98, Asos makes a white leather snakeskin-look plate buckle belt for $18.83, and to add some color, New York and Company carries its skinny snakeskin pattern belt in blue, gold or black for $13.96.
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-- Jenn Harris
Photo: Television personality Brooke Burke attends John Varvatos' 8th Annual Stuart House Benefit at the John Vavatos Store in West Hollywood on March 13. Credit: Michael Buckner /Getty Images
Tank photo from left: Ruffled scoop-neck tank from Express (credit: Express.com); Nic + Zoe "fresh folds" tank from Nordstrom (credit: Nordstrom.com); Tinley Road satin trim tank (credit: Piperlime.com).
Skirt photo from left: Silky shirred waist skirt and jersey pocket skirt from American Apparel. Credit: AmericanApparel.com.
Shoes photo from left: Merona Mena pump (credit: Target.com); Moda Spana Candie pump (credit: DSW.com); high-heel snakeskin special occasion pumps (credit: Milano.com).
Belt photo from left: Opal snake belt from Chico's (credit: Chicos.com); Asos white snakeskin look plate buckle belt (credit: Asos.com); skinny snakeskin pattern belt in blue (credit: Newyorkandcompany.com).