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VIP Access to PINK Nation from Victoria's Secret


PINK Nation by Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret just launched "PINK Nation", an exclusive club where members receive free gifts, exclusive offers, special access and the inside scoop on everything PINK.

The website hasn't launched nationally, but Budget Babe readers can get VIP access by clicking this link: www.vspink.com/pinknation.

From now until March 31st, every one who joins PINK Nation will receive a FREE gift (no purchase required) and $10 off a $35 purchase. I just signed up myself, looks like there's a printable voucher for the free gift so if anyone goes to a store to redeem it, let us know what it is!

Guess Which Burnout Tee Costs Less

Burnout tees

Celebs like Rachel Bilson, Lindsay Lohan and Lauren Conrad love their burnout tees, a go-to basic that's hot for spring. I love a soft, comfy tee as much as the next girl, but I won't spend more than $20 to get one. (And usually, it's more like $10 on sale.) But some designer versions of the burn out tee trend can cost as much as $375 (I kid you not). Can you guess which of the tees above carries that hefty pricetag, and which tee costs less? Answer after the jump...

Today at Gilt: Notte by Marchessa, Abaete, Jane August Handbags




Today's sales at Gilt Groupe include Abaete, Notte by Marchesa, Vera Wang Lavender, Marc Bouwer Glamit! and Jane August handbags. Ongoing sales include Tory Burch, Philip Stein, and more.

If you are shopping for a prom dress, graduation dress, or something to wear to a spring wedding, head to this sale IMMEDIATELY!! There are dozens of stunning evening dresses in the $100-300 price range, which is not bad at all considering what you'll pay elsewhere for something atrocious (I'm thinking of eDressme's questionable and expensive selection). Recent sales started today, Wednesday 3/11 at 12 PM ET. Use this link to join the sales: http://www.gilt.com/invite/budgetbabe

First Look: Tracy Feith for Target

Tracy Feith for Target

Surfer-cum-designer Tracy Feith has designed the next Go International collection for Target, featuring vintage-inspired dresses, tops, skirts, jackets, bikinis and, yes, a romper. I like a lot of the elements in this collection, from the folksy embroidery, to the retro '60s prints, to the mod-throwback-vibe going on. Many of spring's top trends are covered in this collection, too, including ruffles, florals and summery whites. I've got my eye on that faux leather jacket (model Allie from The City wears it so well) and just about all of the dresses. What's your take?

UPDATE: The Tracy Feith for Target collection will launch on Target.com/go and at most Target stores nationwide on May 17, 2009 and will be available through June 20, 2009.

Keep reading to see all 17 looks.