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Win Cool Stuff: Gucci-Inspired Hobo from Mimi Boutique

And the winner is... #28 Nicole Michelle, who writes "I love the Emmie Satchel in Fuschia." Congratulations Nicole!!

Special thanks to Mimi Boutique for making this giveaway possible and a great big thank you to everyone who entered.

Win a Gucci-inspired hobo bag

Please note: This contest is now closed, check back Monday for the winner.

Having a case of the Mondays? Maybe this will cheer you up: Courtesy Mimi Boutique, a fabulous place to shop for affordable accessories, you could win the head-turning handbag you see above! Inspired by Gucci's Babouska Bag, Mimi Boutique's 'Myah Jacquard Hobo' features a combination of studs, fringe and faux-leather trim that make a stunning, boho-chic statement.

To enter, visit, then tell us which bag is your favorite in the comments.

Can't wait? Shop now and save 10% with coupon code budgetbabe. (Code expires on Saturday, April 4th.)

Good luck, lovelies!

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 12 noon ET on Saturday April 4 to be eligible to win. One lucky winner will be chosen at random, and will be announced on Monday April 6.

The Bubble Bib Necklace: Splurge or Save?

J.Crew at ShopStyle

While statement necklaces are a hot trend for spring, this gorgeous bubble necklace by J. Crew will definitely be a treasured piece for years to come. Should you choose to splurge, it's $150 at, and comes in either dusty blossom or soft graphite...

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

...but as much as I love J. Crew's flawless rendition, Forever 21 makes it all too easy to save by offering us this amazing polished stone bib necklace for just $13.80. The colors definitely give each necklace a totally different vibe, but I'm loving the brilliant blues—so right for spring.

What do you think, would you splurge or save on this trend?