If you find yourself on Main Street in Santa Monica, you'll notice most boutiques and shops are pretty pricey. There are a few affordable places for us normal folk, though, and one of my favorite is a little shop called Baci.
@ 2724 Main St., Santa Monica
They always have a bunch of tops, dresses, and inexpensive jewelry. And they often have $20 sales. This summer they are not short on neon!
It's always worth stopping in at a new place even in an upscale area, because you never know what you might discover!