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Deal du Jour: Metallic Moto Jacket

We love the metallic jacket trend because A, we love metallics and B, we love jackets. Tough formula to follow, right? Here's a metallic jacket that we picked up at Forever 21 - and it is fab. Looks much better in person. It's also soft and has an adorable collar and smooth cotton lining. When you wear it out at night, it doesn't look quite so flashy. Be prepared for people to make bad 80s jokes while you're wearing this (it's ok, they just wish they had one, too.)

Metallic Faux Leather Moto Jacket, $34.80 >>

>> Related post: Fall Fashion: Metallic Jackets

Abaete for Payless Holiday Collection

We checked out the Abaeté for Payless Holiday 07 Collection and it's actually not ugly. Not gorgeous, but not ugly. The description on reads, "Laura Poretzky’s limited edition Abaeté for Payless Vintage Holiday 07 Collection honors the glitz and glam of ’50s American film."

We think that any of these items could pass for "pricey" under the dim lights of a posh bar or swanky nightclub. And if you get caught in a nor'easter on your way home, you won't cry buckets over your ruined shoes. (Click the pics for details...)

Abaeté for Payless Kaye Pleated Boot, $48.00

Abaeté for Payless Camelia Watch, $22.00

Abaeté for Payless Rose Ruffle Pump, $35.00

Abaeté for Payless Chantal Cuff Watch, $22.00

Abaeté for Payless Bing Clutch, $25.00

Win Cool Stuff: Snake Charmer Bracelet

UPDATE: And the winner of our "Snake Charmer Contest" is......TERESA N.!! Congratulations Teresa, and a great big thank you to all 192 people who participated.

PLEASE NOTE: This contest has ended.

Time for another Budget Babe giveaway! Tell us your favorite metal - gold or silver - in the comment section below and one lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive this gorgeous Snake Charmer Bracelet (shown above) from Ashley's Big Secret!

Ashley's Big Secret is the place to shop for fabulous accessories. The "secret" is something we budget babes know a thing or two about - namely, you don't have to spend a fortune to look like a million bucks! Ashley's Big Secret carries all the jewelry you need to doll up for the holidays - classic pearl necklaces, super shiny cocktail rings, dazzling bangles and more - all at AMAZINGLY low prices. The owner, Ashley Quinto, also runs a fantastic blog where she recounts her fashion highs and lows - but mostly highs, cuz hey, this gal's got bling!

Be sure to use a valid email address and include info(at) in your address book so we can contact you if you're the winner. Comments must be posted by 11:59 p.m. on December 12 to be eligible to win. The winner will be announced on December 13.

P.S. Why wait? Shop Ashley's Big Secret right now and save: Enter "BudgetBabe" at checkout for 10% off your order. Ashley's Big Secret is currently running a 20% off all rings sale, with free shipping over $50, and if you sign up for their newsletter at the bottom of their home page, you'll get a coupon code for 15% off.

Special thanks to our girl Ashley for making this contest possible!

>> Visit Ashley's Big Secret.