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New Collab: Ashley Paige Swimsuits at Target

Ashley Paige Swimsuits Bikini Love for Target

Los Angeles-based swimwear designer Ashley Paige has designed a line of swimsuits for Target called Bikini Love. So far, there are 8 bikini styles to choose from at, some of which feature Paige's signature crochet style and seventies-inspired prints. Reader Janna, who tipped me off to this latest Target collaboration, saw the swimsuits in person and says they have a "St. Bart's inspired look." Sounds dreamy, although I can't say I'm in the market for a bikini at the moment. Do you have love for Bikini Love?

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Spring's 11 Best Jean Jackets From $19 to $90

A little while back, I outlined my Spring Essentials Checklist for 2009, and ever since, I've been busy tracking down each item, on a budget. Starting today, I'll be presenting my finds, beginning with the ever-essential denim jacket. Wear one with white pants and a tee, a patterned skirt and tank, a tunic and black leggings, or over your favorite dress. Here are 11 of the most versatile yet on-trend jean jackets that I've found, priced from just $19.99 to $89.99. For details, just click any image in the widget below. Enjoy!

The Look for Less: Orka Mesica Silk Macramé Bracelets

Orka Mesica at ShopStyle

These Orka Mesica silk macramé bracelets make a simple yet chic statement that's perfect for everyday wear. A triple strand featuring 14k gold beads and small charms costs $250 at Max & Chloe...

Urban Outfitters at ShopStyle

...or you could test the waters with these beaded bracelets from Urban Outfitters, which cost just $24 for two strands. I love this look and I'm wondering if I could make these on my own for even less. DIY, baby.

The Look for Less: Linea Pelle Pyramid Stud Belt

Linea Pelle at ShopStyle

This stylish belt by Linea Pelle is edgy yet classic enough for anyone to wear. Toss it over your favorite top or a cute dress to completely update and enhance your look. Although it's 50% off at, this belt still costs $100...

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

...Loving the belt, but not loving the price? Try this belt from Forever 21 instead. Available for just $8.80 in either brown or tan, Forever 21's version has the same raised buckle and pyramid studding that makes the original so unique, at a fraction of the price.