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(Mostly Budget) Fashion Link Round-Up

My relaxing, computer-free cruise to Bermuda was a blast, and now I'm catching up on all the fashion news I missed. Here's what's been going on, in case you missed it, too:

  • Agyness Deyn topped Grazia Magazine's best dressed list for the second year running, followed by Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. [via UK PopSugar]

  • Thakoon will design the next diffusion line for Target (yay!), which will launch in December and be available in Target stores and online through January. [via New York Magazine]

  • Sit down for this one: Rumor has it Alexander McQueen is on tap to do a Target Go International collection! [via British Vogue]

Shop Barbara Brand Clothing Review

Shop Barbara

I was recently invited to review ShopBarbara brand clothing, the newly launched, self-named line from ShopBarbara, a contemporary women's fashion and lingerie store with four retail locations in Miami plus their online shop. Ever-eager to explore the latest cheap-n-chic fashion frontiers, I clicked on over to their site... and was instantly pleased with what I saw.

Right off the bat, I noticed a huge selection of maxi-dresses (I counted over 35 styles), all at reasonable prices (under $100). To gauge the quality in real life, I opted for a long, black tank dress ($48, above right). It looked feminine, elegant and effortless--something I figured I could wear for years, and could dress up or down.