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The Look for Less: Kenneth Jay Lane Garden Party Ring

A dainty ladybug sits atop a cluster of glittering flowers in this whimsical Kenneth Jay Lane ring. Borrow this delightful designer piece for $12/week at Avelle (the new Bag, Borrow or Steal).

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Or, evoke the same childlike-wonder with this similar ring from Forever 21. It's $3.80.

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

And here's one more option: A more brightly colored ring, also from Forever 21 which features a pretty little bouquet of flowers. It's $4.80. Too cute.

Under $50: Black & White Tribal Prints

The tribal trend has been a huge hit this summer thanks in large part to Louis Vuitton, and while I've been loving it on other people (like this dress on Budget Chic), I haven't really figured out how to incorporate these bold, colorful prints into my own wardrobe. But lately I've noticed an emerging trend in graphic black and white tribal prints that are calling my name. The neutral color-combo is something I can wrap my head around and easily make my own by pairing an ikat-print pencil skirt with a bright yellow tank or tee, to name just one option. If you're feeling the tribal trend, here's a round-up of some pieces that won't break the bank.

Browse these and other tribal prints below...

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Forever 21 Boyfriend Blazer

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Forever 21 has finally stocked a new boyfriend blazer ($27.80), a layering piece which has become an absolute wardrobe essential. This trend is sure to carry through the fall because bf blazers are utterly practical and super stylish, adding structure to girly dresses or dressing up a basic top and jeans. This blazer won't last long (size small is already sold out) so if you're looking for a boyfriend blazer on the cheap, scoop it up before it's gone by clicking on the image above.

Ask BB: Genuine Leather Bomber Under $200

Real leather bomber jacket on the cheapDo you know where I can find a nice biker/bomber leather jacket without breaking the bank? I don't like the feel of faux leather and my dermatologist recommends I wear breathable materials. —Silvia

Fall may be weeks away, but I've already received two requests for affordable, real-leather bomber jackets, so when I saw this ASOS leather bomber jacket featured in a newsletter, I knew I had to share. If black isn't your color, get this jacket in tan for $92 or khaki for just $74. I love the curved seams and clean lines. Anyways, it's tough to find a real leather jacket under $200 that looks up-to-date yet timeless, so when you do find that rare gem, snag it fast.

Shop it: ASOS Premium Curved Seam Leather Bomber, $156.32,